Cretan tale

A sampling of comments on Odyssey Rhapsody 14

2017.06.29 / updated 2018.10.09 | By Gregory Nagy Now that he has finally returned to his homeland of Ithaca, Odysseus must accomplish another kind of return: he must be restored to kingship. Such a restoration, however, must start from the bottom up. The goddess Athena, his ultimate benefactor but occasional antagonist, has made Odysseus seem to be ‘base’ on the outside, hiding his inner moral nobility. Only those who are… Read more