448-449) when odysseus sailed off to troy to take revenge for the infidelity of another woman she enters the epic scène majestically while descending the staircase from the women's quarters in the company of her two maids and she strongly represents the image of the chaste wife as she holds her veil in front of her face2. Achilles is pure brute strength, an invincible warrior odysseus is intelligent, a clever schemer to emphasize this point, odysseus is protected by athena, the goddess of wisdom, and herself a child of zeus and mentis (literally, thought) like gilgamesh, whose mind was enlarged by anu, enlil, and la, odysseus' brilliance is. Washed onto the shores of his island home, after 10 years' absence in a foreign war and 10 years of hard travel in foreign lands, odysseus, literature's most famous veteran, stares around him: “but now brilliant odysseus awoke from sleep in his own fatherland, and he did not know it,/having been long. At the end of the odyssey, odysseus finally journeys back from the fallen city of troy to ithaca, where he once reigned as king disguised, odysseus finds his kingdom infested with once-loyal suitors competing for odysseus' wife's, penelope, hand in marriage after skillfully shooting an arrow through.
After the trojan war, odysseus sets off on his journey back to ithaca he survives encounters with the lotus eaters and sirens only to face another challenge: the homecoming charlotte higgins on homer's epic poem, and what happens to soldiers when conflicts end. The poem of odysseus's epic journey was composed in about the 8th century bc, and its tale of a brilliant, exhausted veteran beset by dangers and yearning for home has been collecting admirers ever since it is tradition, when reviewing a translation, to set a passage alongside its predecessors in. In 1977, romare bearden (1911–1988), one of the most powerful and original artists of the 20th century, created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors ( miniature variations of his collages) based on homer's epic poem the odyssey rich in symbolism and allegorical content, bearden's “odysseus series” created an artistic.
The poem's cast of female characters — princesses, queens, slaves, goddesses — along with its vagueness on the technical details of sailing and war, led samuel butler to propose, in his brilliant if zany 1887 book the authoress of the odyssey, that the epic was written by a woman it's true all the women.
His method consists of an examination of greek epic poetry for the literary origin of the narrative plots and characters in mark there is no mention of odysseus or homer in mark, but macdonald argues that mark's tales about jesus are explicit imitations of homeric tales about odysseus, as well as imitations of tales about.  in this connection, we may note again that the reference in odyssey viii 78 to the quarreling achilles and odysseus as the best of the achaeans seems to be based on an epic tradition that contrasted the heroic worth of odysseus with that of achilles in terms of a contrast between mêtis and biê the contrast apparently.