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The Story of the Odyssey

By Church, Alfred J., Rev.

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Title: The Story of the Odyssey  
Author: Church, Alfred J., Rev.
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Introduction: Three thousand years ago the world was still young. The western continent was a huge wilderness, and the greater part of Europe was inhabited by savage and wandering tribes. Only a few nations at the eastern end of the Mediterranean and in the neighboring parts of Asia had learned to dwell in cities, to use a written language, to make laws for themselves, and to live in a more orderly fashion. Of these nations the most brilliant was that of the Greeks, who were destined in war, in learning, in government, and in the arts, to play a great part in the world, and to be the real founders of our modern civilization. While they were still a rude people, they had noble ideals of beauty and bravery, of duty and justice. Even before they had a written language, their singers had made songs about their heroes and their great deeds; and later these songs, which fathers had taught to children, and these children to their children, were brought together into two long and wonderful poems, which have ever .

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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION THE ODYSSEY: I. THE COUNSEL OF ATHENE II. THE ASSEMBLY III. NESTOR'S TALE IV. IN SPARTA V. MENELAUS'S TALE VI. ULYSSES ON HIS RAFT VII. NAUSICAA VIII. ALCINOUS IX. THE PHAEACIANS X. THE CYCLOPS XI. AEOLUS; THE LAESTRYGONS; CIRCE XII. THE DWELLINGS OF THE DEAD XIII. THE SIRENS; SCYLLA; THE OXEN OF THE SUN XIV. ITHACA XV. EUMAEUS, THE SWINEHERD XVI. THE RETURN OF TELEMACHUS XVII. ULYSSES AND TELEMACHUS XVIII. ULYSSES IN HIS HOME XIX. ULYSSES IN HIS HOME (_continued_) XX. ULYSSES IS DISCOVERED BY HIS NURSE XXI. THE TRIAL OF THE BOW


 

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