LIFE & LETTERS
Polyphemus, the Cyclops ... crew of Odysseus, he effectively creates the entire action of the epic by entreating his father Poseidon to frustrate all the Ithacan’s attempts to return home and to ensure that he finds trouble when he does arrive.
Classics and the Big Rock
But then Odysseus stops, because he realizes that if he kills the Cyclops, he and his men will all die ... Today I want to suggest that Odysseus in the cave of the Cyclops is a model or metaphor for so much of what we do in Classics, both in the classroom ...
Alice Oswald: how to read Homer
He only used it twice, both times in connection with Odysseus’ way of speaking: “One man might be plain-looking and yet god puts morphe on his ... Homer's where the heart is (Wesley Merritt) I treat these similes as reading-guides to the Odyssey. The ...
Perverting the Good
Three times in “The Odyssey” does our hero ... The second time is in Odysseus’s recollection of landing on the island of Polyphemos, the cyclops, who gives him and his men the worst possible xenia (he kills and eats six of them).
She Has No Head! – The Problem(s) With Man Of Steel
Sadly, Man of Steel is not among them ... his best opportunity to save Krypton and his people is to rebuild things the slow way, the hard way and to make his people a superior race on the planet…um, what downside? The fact that he’s unwilling to do ...