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The Odyssey

The Odyssey


by Homer

The Odyssey: 1184 BC: A Thrace Odyssey True or False

1. At the beginning of the story, why has Odysseus not come home from the war? -> Because he is being held captive
2. Who tells Telemachos to go out in search of his father? -> King Nestor
3. What are Penelope's suitors planning to do? -> Kill Telemachos
4. Why does Kalypso release Odysseus? -> Because she humanely practices Catch and Release
5. What did Odysseus tell Polyphemos his name was? -> Death