Posts Tagged by Odyssey Rhapsody 19
|July 24, 2017||By Gregory Nagy listed under Homer commentary|
2017.07.24 | By Gregory Nagy
Rhapsody 19 is best known for a scene where Odysseus is recognized by his old nurse Eurykleia. She notices a tell-tale scar on his leg—the result of a wound that marks the moment in his youth when he was gored in a boar hunt. This scar can be seen as a sēma or ‘sign’ of the hero’s identity.