odyssey advanced key terms

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kleos
glory won through great deeds, the legacy/ account of yourself which wil live on after your death, every hero strides for it.
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dolos
craft, strategmn and cunning
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nostos
greek word for return/journey home
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polytropos
or polytropic is variously translated as the man of many ways, many turns or many parts. he is also polytlas much suffering and enduring.
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aidos
lack of shame or restraint, this is implied in the homeric word aidos. this word could be used to describe the suitors bad behaviour and have perished because of their greed and wickedness
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metis
meaning winning/resourcefulness one of homers epithets for odysseus
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panhellenic
the dialect that homers epics were written in, the dialect encompasses all of greece.Homer didnt simply fall back on his native tongue but rather suited his poems to the dialect that would best compliment his ideas.
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gyne
meaning wife or lady
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protragonist
the main character in the story/leading character
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medias
in the middle of things, so at the start of the odyssey the epic has already started half way through the plot.
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echephron
prudent
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pathos
sympathetic
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xenia
hospitality
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craft, strategmn and cunning

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dolos

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greek word for return/journey home

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or polytropic is variously translated as the man of many ways, many turns or many parts. he is also polytlas much suffering and enduring.

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Card 5

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lack of shame or restraint, this is implied in the homeric word aidos. this word could be used to describe the suitors bad behaviour and have perished because of their greed and wickedness

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