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Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca Adapted from the Third Book of the Primary Schools of Athens, Greece   By: (750? BC - 650? BC)

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[Frontispiece: ODYSSEUS AS A YOUTH AT HOME WITH HIS MOTHER]

ODYSSEUS THE HERO OF ITHACA

ADAPTED FROM THE THIRD BOOK OF THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF ATHENS, GREECE

BY

MARY E. BURT

Author of "Literary Landmarks," "Stories from Plato," "Story of the German Iliad," "The Child Life Reading Study"; Editor of "Little Nature Studies"; Teacher in the John A. Browning School, New York City

AND

ZENAÏDE A. RAGOZIN

Author of "The Story of Chaldea," "The Story of Assyria," "The Story of Media, Babylon, and Persia," "The Story of Vedic India"; Member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, of the American Oriental Society, of the Société Ethnologique of Paris, etc.

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS NEW YORK CHICAGO BOSTON

COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Printed in the United States of America

To THE TEACHER WHOSE INTEGRITY AND PEDAGOGICAL SPIRIT HAVE CREATED A SCHOOL WHEREIN THE IDEAL MAY PROVE ITSELF THE PRACTICAL AND THOSE ENTHUSIASTIC PUPILS WHO LOVE THE LOYALTY AND BRAVERY OF ODYSSEUS THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED

CONTENTS

PAGE INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

PART I AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LIFE OF THE HERO, ODYSSEUS

CHAPTER PAGE I. About Troy and the Journey of Paris to Greece . . . . . 3

II. The Flight of Helen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

III. The Greeks Sail for Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

IV. The Fall of Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

PART II THE RETURN OF ODYSSEUS TO HIS OWN COUNTRY

CHAPTER PAGE V. Odysseus on the Island of Calypso . . . . . . . . . . . 21

VI. Odysseus Constructs a Raft and Leaves the Island . . . 25

VII. Odysseus is Saved on the Island of Scheria . . . . . . 29

VIII. Nausicaä is Sent to the River by Athena . . . . . . . . 31

IX. Odysseus Arrives at the Palace of Alkinoös . . . . . . 38

X. Odysseus in the Halls of Alkinoös . . . . . . . . . . . 42

XI. The Banquet in Honor of Odysseus . . . . . . . . . . . 47

XII. Odysseus Relates His Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

XIII. The Lotus Eaters and the Cyclops . . . . . . . . . . . 57

XIV. The Cave of the Cyclops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

XV. The Blinding of the Cyclops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

XVI. Odysseus and His Companions Leave the Land of the Cyclops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

XVII. The Adventures of Odysseus on the Island of Æolus . . . 72

XVIII. Odysseus at the Home of Circè . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

XIX. Circè Instructs Odysseus Concerning His Descent to Hades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

XX. The Adventures of Odysseus in Hades . . . . . . . . . . 84

XXI. Odysseus Converses with His Mother and Agamemnon . . . 87

XXII. Conversation with Achilles and Other Heroes . . . . . . 90

XXIII. The Return of Odysseus to the Island of Circè . . . . . 94

XXIV. Odysseus Meets the Sirens, Skylla, and Charybdis . . . 98

XXV. Odysseus on the Island of Helios . . . . . . . . . . . 101

XXVI. The Departure of Odysseus from the Island of Scheria . 105

XXVII. Odysseus Arrives at Ithaca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

XXVIII. Odysseus Seeks the Swineherd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

PART III THE TRIUMPH OF ODYSSEUS

CHAPTER PAGE XXIX. Athena Advises Telemachos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

XXX. Telemachos Astonishes the Wooers . . . . . . . . . . . 128

XXXI. Penelope's Web . . . . . . . . . . ... Continue reading book >>




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