Homer's Odyssey

Homer's Odyssey

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"[...]friends and relatives of the Suitors, and possibly purchased adherents; nay, it contains some of the Suitors themselves, and here rises one of them to make a speech in reply. This is Antinous, who now makes the most elaborate defense of the case of the Suitors that is to be found in the poem. The speech is remarkable for throwing the whole blame upon Penelope-not a gallant proceeding in a lover; still it betrays great admiration for the woman on account of her devices and her cunning. She has thwarted and fooled the whole band of unwelcome wooers for three years and more by her wonderful web, which she wove by day and unraveled by night. And even now when she has been found out, she holds them[...]."
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  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 13.97mm | 426.37g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507703066
  • 9781507703069