How to use Odyssey in a sentence
I think I shall enjoy the "Odyssey" most of all.
In the Odyssey we already find the Crete.
In 182 2 he was sent to the Kreuzschule at Dresden, where he did so well that, four years later, he translated the first twelve books of the Odyssey for amusement.
We learn from Suetonius that, like Ennius after him, he obtained his living by teaching Greek and Latin; and it was probably as a school-book, rather than as a work of literary pretension, that his translation of the Odyssey into Latin Saturnian verse was executed.
The epic of Gudrun is not unworthy to stand beside the greater Nibelungenlied, and it has been aptly compared with it as the Odyssey to the Iliad.Advertisement
In the Odyssey it is said that the gods disclosed the impiety.
The philological analysis of Wolf and his successors had raised doubts as to the very existence of Homer, and at one time the main current of scholarly opinion had set strongly in the direction of the belief that the Iliad and the Odyssey were in reality but latter-day collections of divers recitals that had been handed down by word of mouth from one generation to another of bards through ages of illiteracy.
It seems, then, that if we imagine Homer as a singer in a royal house of the Homeric age, but with more freedom regarding the limits of his subject, and a more tranquil audience than is allowed him in the rapid movement of the Odyssey, we shall probably not be far from the truth.
This conclusion he then supports by the character attributed to the " Cyclic " poems (whose want of unity showed that the structure of the Iliad and Odyssey must be the work of a later time), by one or two indications of imperfect connexion, and by the doubts of ancient critics as to the genuineness of certain parts.
The Hubble is like Ulysses framed in a space Odyssey with an entire mythological universe to colonize.Advertisement
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The movie has been created from the many images taken by the THEMIS instrument on-board the Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Tonight he takes us on an entertaining northern odyssey, illustrated with some stunning photography.
He translated the Odyssey, wrote a wellknown manual of idiom, A Plea for the Queen's English (1863), and was the first editor of the Contemporary Review (1866-1870).
A theory has been proposed by Professor DSrpfeld that Leucas is the island described in the Odyssey under the name of Ithaca; in support of this theory he quotes the fact that the Homeric description of the island and its position, and also the identification of such sites as the palace of Odysseus, the harbour of Phorcys, the grotto of the Nymphs and the island Asteris,.Advertisement
In 1887 he published his translation of the Odyssey, which had many of the qualities and defects of his Aeneid, and is much more interesting as an experiment than valuable as a "Homeric echo."
A Baker's Odyssey offers a how-to video on how to make saffronbrod (bread).
The Artemis of the Odyssey " taking her pastime in the chase of boars and swift deer, while with her the wild wood-nymphs disport them, and high over them all she rears her brow, and is easily to be known where all are fair," is a perfectly rational mythic representation of a divine being.
Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his wife 's infidelities, Justin surprises himself by plunging headlong into a dangerous odyssey.
The ancient Greek poet Homer is the supposed author of The Odyssey, although very little is known about him.Advertisement
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Cate Blanchett began acting while she was attending the Methodist Ladies College in Melbourne, Australia, appearing in many productions including The Odyssey of Runyon Jones.
For a 12-night cruise, consider the Danube Odyssey from Vantage.
After this, I became obsessed with having my clothes custom made and embarked on a three-year odyssey trying to find quality fabrics and good tailors.
Inventor Ralph Baer won the "Legend Award" for his contribution to the video game industry; he created the first video game console machine - the Odyssey - in 1972.Advertisement
Pursuing this endeavor, the world was then introduced to the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972.
This advance led to the release of his game and several variations on the Odyssey system by Magnavox in 1972.
Added to the group were various newcomers, ignorant until now of the young girl's recent odyssey.
Not unfrequently free persons were kidnapped by pirates and sold in other regions, like Eumaeus in the Odyssey.
According to Sostratus, author of an elegiac poem called Teiresias, he was originally a girl, but had been changed into a boy by Apollo at the age of seven; after undergoing several more transformations from one sex to the other, she (for the final sex was feminine) was turned into a mouse and her lover Arachnus into a weasel (Eustathius on Odyssey, p. 1665).
Examples have been found at Tiryns and Mycenae, and references are made to it in the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Among the other prominent buildings in Weimar are the Griines Schloss (18th century), containing a library of 200,000 volumes and a valuable collection of portraits, busts and literary and other curiosities; the old ducal dower-house (Wittumspalais); the museum, built in1863-1868in the Renaissance style with some old masters and Preller's famous mural paintings illustrating the Odyssey.
In the Odyssey, however, he appears mainly as the messenger of the gods, and the conductor of the dead to Hades.
In later accounts (and even in the Odyssey) Ares' character is somewhat toned down; thus, in the "Homeric" hymn to Ares, he is addressed as the assistant of Themis (Justice), the enemy of tyrants, and leader of the just.
Zenodotus produced before 274 the first scientific edition of the Iliad and Odyssey, an edition in which spurious lines were marked, at the beginning, with a short horizontal dash called an obelus (-).
The greatest philologist of antiquity was, however, his successor, Aristophanes of Byzantium (195), who reduced accentuation and punctuation to a definite system, and used a variety of critical symbols in his recension of the Iliad and Odyssey.
The opening pages of his commentaries on the Iliad and the Odyssey dwell with enthusiasm on the abiding influence of Homer on the literature of Greece.
Schulze's period of prominence in Berlin closely corresponded to that of Herbart at Konigsberg (1809-1833) and GÃ¶ttingen (1833-1841), who insisted that for boys of eight to twelve there was no better text-book than the Greek Odyssey, and this principle was brought into practice at Hanover by his distinguished pupil, Ahrens.
His wife was Charis, one of the Graces (in the Iliad) or Aphrodite (in the Odyssey).
The fact is that no amount of ingenuity can reconcile the descriptions given in the Odyssey with the actual topography of this island.
The stratagems and disguises by which with the help of a few faithful friends he slew the suitors are described at length in the Odyssey.
Berard, Les Phe'niciens et l'Odyssee (1902-1903), who regards the Odyssey as "the integration in a Greek voo-Tos (home-coming) of a Semitic periplus," in the form of a poem written 900-850 B.C. by an Ionic poet at the court of one of the Neleid kings of Miletus.
Both were afterwards worshipped as marine divinities, Ino as Leucothea, Melicertes as Palaemon (Odyssey 333).
Livius Andronicus, laid the foundation of a new Latin literature by his translation of the Odyssey, and that the Greek dramas were recast in a Latin mould.
The obsequies of Achilles, as described in the Odyssey, were also celebrated with details which are strikingly similar to those observed in tumuli both of the Bronze and Iron Ages.
Beowulf's own burial is minutely described in terms which have a strong resemblance to the parallel passages in the Iliad and Odyssey.
Hestia was closely connected with Zeus, the god of the family both in its external relation of hospitality and its internal unity round its own hearth; in the Odyssey a form of oath is by Zeus, the table and the hearth.
It is spoken of in the Iliad as the stormy abode of Selli who sleep on the ground and wash not their feet, and in the Odyssey an imaginary visit of Odysseus to the oracle is referred to.
Odysseus, warned by Circe, escaped the danger by stopping the ears of his crew with wax and binding himself to the mast until he was out of hearing (Odyssey xii.).
The New English Dictionary points out that the transferred use is due less to Homer's Odyssey than to Fenelon's Telemaque, in which Mentor is a somewhat prominent character.
Many of the works once attributed to him are lost; those which remain are the two great epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, thirty-three Hymns, a mock epic (the Battle of the Frogs and Mice), and some pieces of a few lines each (the so-called Epigrams).
The Odyssey gives us pictures of two great houses, and each has its singer.
It may be granted that the author of the Odyssey can hardly have been just such a singer as he himself describes.
Nor is it necessary to suppose that epic poetry, at the time to which the picture in the Odyssey belongs, was confined to the one type represented.
The subdivision of a poem like the Iliad or Odyssey among different and necessarily unequal performers must have been injurious to the effect.
That it was the mode of recitation contemplated by the author of the Iliad or Odyssey it is impossible to believe.
The further question, whether the Iliad and Odyssey were originally written, is much more difficult.
Arguments have been founded upon the descriptions of the blind singers in the Odyssey, with their songs inspired directly by the Muse; upon the appeals of the poet to the Muses, especially in such a place as the opening of the Catalogue; upon the Catalogue itself, which is a kind of historical document put into verse to help the memory; upon the shipowner in the Odyssey, who has " a good memory for his cargo," &c. It may be answered, however, that much of this is traditional, handed down from the time when all poetry was unwritten.
The result of these various considerations seems to be that the age which we may call the Homeric - the age which is brought before us in vivid outlines in the Iliad and Odyssey - lies beyond the earliest point to which history enables us to penetrate.
The use of that dialect (instead of Aeolic) by the Boeotian poet Hesiod, in a kind of poetry which was not of the Homeric type, tends to the conclusion that the literary ascendancy of the epic dialect was anterior to the Iliad and Odyssey, and independent of the influence exercised by these poems.
The later poets sought to complete the story of the Trojan war by supplying the parts which did not fall within the Iliad and Odyssey - the so-called ante-homerica and post-homerica.
Thus the successive episodes of the siege related at length in the Little Iliad, and ending with the story of the Wooden Horse, are nearly all taken from passages in the Odyssey.
Monro's Homer's Odyssey, books xiii.
These facts point to a familiarity with the Greek colonies in Asia which contrasts strongly with the silence of the Iliad and Odyssey.
Wolf had argued that if the cyclic writers had known the Iliad and Odyssey which we possess, they would have imitated the unity of structure which distinguishes these two poems. The result of Welcker's labours was to show that the Homeric poems had influenced both the form and the substance of epic poetry.
In this way there arose a conservative school who admitted more or less freely the absorption of pre-existing lays in the formation of the Iliad and Odyssey, and also the existence of considerable interpolations, but assigned the main work of formation to prehistoric times, and to the genius of a great poet.
The difficulty of adapting the long wanderings of Ulysses to a plan of this type is got over by the device - first met with in the Odyssey - of making the hero tell the story of his own adventures.
Kirchhoff of Berlin.2 According to Kirchhoff, the Odyssey as we have it is the result of additions made to an original nucleus.
The passages in the second half of the Odyssey which describe the appearance of Ulysses do not give two wellmarked representations of him.
Kirchhoff argues that the Artacia of the Argonautic story must have been taken from the real Artacia, and the Artacia of the Odyssey again from that of the Argonautic story.
Or it may be that the Artacia of the Odyssey suggested the name to the colonists of Cyzicus, whence it was adopted into the later versions of the Argonautic story.
It does not indeed follow that the Odyssey is free from interpolations.
But the unity of the Odyssey as a whole is apparently beyond the reach of the existing weapons of criticism.
For instance, the word 4 6/30s, which in Homer means " flight in battle " (not " fear "), occurs thirty-nine times in the Iliad, and only once in the Odyssey; but then there are no battles in the Odyssey.
On the other side, if words such as &aµcvOos, " a bath," XEpvc 1 G, " a basin for the hands," XEaxn, " a place to meet and talk," &c., are peculiar to the Odyssey, we have only to remember that the scene in the Iliad is hardly ever laid within any walls except those of a tent.
The Odyssey, on the contrary, is full of the magical and romantic - " speciosa miracula," as Horace called them.
Moreover, these marvels - which in their original form are doubtless as old as anything in the Iliad, since in fact they are part of the vast stock of popular tales (Mdrehen) diffused all over the world - are mixed up in the Odyssey with the heroes of the Trojan war.
The question then is - How long must the name of Ulysses have been familiar in the legend (Sage) of Troy before it made its way into the tales of giants and ogres (Mdrehen), where the poet of the Odyssey found it ?
Again, the Trojan legend has itself received some extension between the time of the Iliad and that of the Odyssey.
Between the Iliad and these poets the Odyssey often occupies an intermediate position.
These differences bear out the inference that the Odyssey is of a later age.
The singer, too, who is so prominent a figure in the Odyssey can hardly be thought to be absent from the Iliad merely because the scene is laid in a camp.
The Odyssey is in this respect perceptibly below the level of the Iliad.
But between these lays and Homer we must place the cultivation of epic poetry as an art.2 The pre-Homeric lays doubtless furnished the elements of such a poetry - the alphabet, so to speak, of the art; but they must have been refined and transmuted before they formed poems like the Iliad and Odyssey.
It seems clear, however, that the hypothesis of epics such as the Iliad and Odyssey having been formed by putting together or even by working up shorter poems finds no support from analogy.
The commentaries of Barnes, Clarke and Ernesti are practically superseded; but Heyne's Iliad (Leipzig, 1802) and Nitzsch's commentary on the Odyssey (books i.-xii., Hanover, 1826-1840) are still useful.
In the Odyssey, where they are represented as bringing round the seasons in regular order, they are an abstraction rather than a concrete personification.
Besides this important monument, which is about twice as large as the Iliad and Odyssey put together, we only possess very scanty relics of the Zend language in medieval glosses and scattered quotations in Pahlavi books.
In the Iliad he is described as the prince of augurs and a brave warrior; in the Odyssey he is not mentioned at all.
She is not mentioned in the Iliad or the Odyssey, but in Hesiod (Theogony, 409) she is the daughter of the Titan Perses and Asterie, in a passage which may be a later interpolation by the Orphists (for other genealogies see Steuding in Roscher's Lexikon).
Although the Avesta is a work of but moderate compass (comparable, say, to the Iliad and Odyssey taken together), there nevertheless exists no single MS. which gives it in entirety.
The monster of the Odyssey has been " written up to date " after the Alexandrian manner and has become a gentle simpleton.
In the Odyssey, she is the wife of Hephaestus, her place being taken in the Iliad by Charis, the personification of grace and divine skill, possibly supplanted by Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.
The Odyssey and Iliad were then translated into prose, and the Arabian Nights, after undergoing an extraordinary change in Italian and modern Greek, appear in Rumanian literature at the middle of the 18th century under the name of Halima.
There is a fine prose translation of the Odyssey by Sweinbjorn Egillson, the lexicographer, both faithful and poetic in high degree.
The oldest sources as literary documents are the Homeric and Hesiodic poems. In the Iliad and Odyssey the gods and goddesses are beautiful, powerful and immortal anthropomorphic beings.
She holds no considerable place in the Iliad; in the Odyssey, Nausicaa is compared to her, as to the pure and lovely lady of maidenhood.
In the twentysecond book of the Odyssey she assumes the form of a swallow, and she can put on the shape of any man.
In the Odyssey he is naturally annoyed by the adultery of his wife, Aphrodite, with Ares.
He applied to the Nibelungenlied the method which Friedrich August Wolf had used to resolve the Iliad and Odyssey into their elements.
Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his wife's infidelities, Justin surprises himself by plunging headlong into a dangerous odyssey.
Guardian's Egypt Odyssey In Egypt - an American site for children linked to an archeological dig in Egypt.
But the strange odyssey of the royalties had one last, curious footnote.
Continuing their odyssey through the world of 70's funk, 80's disco and 21st century house beats.
And yet the reader is provided with a pointer in the rather fussy pun on ' odyssey ' .
It's about a young man's Odyssey, with football the landscape against which his journey unfolds.
That conversation began a recording Odyssey that was left incomplete when Sawtelle died at the age of 52 in 1999.
In Larry's Party Carol Shields presents an ironic Odyssey through the life of modern man, from the late seventies through to 1997.
Quite a little thriller for those of you who have read the Odyssey, for pleasure or scholarship.
This gives Odyssey putters a soft feel with a responsive face.
This new project is the latest part in Steve Reid's musical Odyssey.
I call it a spiritual Odyssey, a kind of missionary voyage.
Together they present an African musical Odyssey where township rhythms rub shoulders with Afrobeat as hi-life riffs follow jazz solos.
Another - whom I will not name - has moved farther on, pursuing the strange Odyssey of his decadence.
My concern here is not with Walcott's personal Odyssey.
As featured on BBC TV Rick Stein's French Odyssey.
Odyssey complex - is part of a much wider campaign.
Titanic Park and the Odyssey project have been developed as well as some housing near to the Odyssey project have been developed as well as some housing near to the Odyssey project.
Odyssey production will be followed by a reception.
Odyssey spacecraft have found evidence of extensive water ice in Mars ' polar soil.
The Odyssey 2-ball putter helps to provide accurate alignment.
Hylen, De Tantalo (Upsala, 1896), who considers the story of the thirst of Tantalus in the underworld to be due to the Orphic interpolator in the Nhcvta of the Odyssey, and the Pandareus story to be an innovation of the Alexandrine poets.
By the 12th century the manufacture of papyrus had entirely ceased, as appears from a note by Eustathius in his commentary on the Odyssey, xxi.
They find that the documents are of composite origin, partly notes from Mary to Darnley, partly a diary of Mary's, and so on; all combined and edited by some one who played the part of the legendary editorial committee of Peisistratus (see Homer), which compiled the Iliad and Odyssey out of fragmentary lays !
Schulze's period of prominence in Berlin closely corresponded to that of Herbart at Konigsberg (1809-1833) and GÃƒ¶ttingen (1833-1841), who insisted that for boys of eight to twelve there was no better text-book than the Greek Odyssey, and this principle was brought into practice at Hanover by his distinguished pupil, Ahrens.
The Odyssey was invented by Ralph Baer and released in 1972.
The Magnavox Odyssey 2 was released in 1978, but it wasn't until 1980 when Atari ported Space Invaders to the Atari 2600 that the industry started to get back on its feet.
Magnavox releases the Odyssey, which can play 12 games, including a game called Ping-Pong.
In 1975, Magnavox gave them the rights to distribute the Odyssey in Japan.
Sky Odyssey is an action game where you can fly and customize a selection of planes.
There is only one level of difficulty in Sky Odyssey, but several modes of play.
In Sky Odyssey you also have to be concerned with weather.
Ralph Baer also invented the first commercial video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey, in 1972.
In 1966, Baer began development of the "Brown Box" which would later be known as the Magnavox Odyssey when it reached the public in 1972.
While ''Computer Space" was the first video game to be played for money, the Odyssey home console became more popular faster.
The site uses Odyssey for job applications.
If applicants are on a particular section too long, they are automatically logged out of Odyssey.
It features familiar characters from Focus on the Family's popular "Adventures in Odyssey" radio show.
Thus began a 20-year odyssey that ultimately culminated in the fact that John Black was not Roman Brady, but merely a pawn used to impersonate him, revealed when the real Roman finally returned.
China Odyssey Tours offers a 3 Nights & 4 Days Tour Program in Tibet.
China Odyssey Tours is the country's leading tour operator, with service provided for Hong Kong and Tibet.
Odyssey Collection - The odyssey collection includes such options as a stainless steel watchband and a diamond encrusted case.
When it comes to available features, reviewers often describe the Odyssey as unremarkable.
Consumers are generally pleased with the performance of the Odyssey's V6 engine, and larger families appreciate the available eight-passenger seating arrangement.
Most Honda Odyssey reviews usually state that it is one of the most popular minivans on the market today.
Autobytel featured some great consumer reviews for the Honda Odyssey.
Jacksonville, North Carolina - This reviewer gave the Odyssey five stars in all categories for the EX model.
A former Toyota Sienna owner, this review pointed out that while many feel the Odyssey is an expensive minivan, they start at around $25,500 and at 60,000 miles, still run strong.
Devon, Pennsylvania - After owning Toyota Sienna, this reviewer purchased the Honda Odyssey Touring edition.
Experts who reviewed the Odyssey were concerned with performance, styling, quality, features, and safety.
Yahoo Autos gave the Odyssey an 8.4 out of a possible ten for every model of the Odyssey.
Honda is proud of the Odyssey and its five-star NHTSA crash-test and safety ratings.
Kelley Blue Book also garnished the Odyssey with the best minivan resale value for 2009.
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Test-drive all the Odyssey models to see which one best meets your family's needs.
If a used Odyssey is your choice, visit CarFax and for $29.95 you can get a vehicle history report that includes previous owner information, warranty repair work completed, and accident history.
All in all, Honda Odyssey reviews are favorable.
It has been twenty-five years since Chrysler's Lee Iacocca introduced the minivan to families everywhere and since then, the Honda Odyssey remains at or near the top of the list in each review it receives.
While the Honda Odyssey minivan is one of the most popular on the market today, it realized a loss in sales of three percent.
For example, if you say you want to replace your trade-in with a Honda Odyssey, CarQuotes will give your information to a Honda dealer who subscribes to their service.
The inside of the Odyssey, while designed abroad, was made with American families in mind.
The base trim level for the Honda Odyssey seats seven people, but the EX, EX-L, and Touring options all seat eight.
Some researchers believe it is not as agile as the Honda Odyssey, though.
This improved the Toyota minivan sales, but it was still behind the Chrysler and behind the Honda Odyssey, which was even more like the Chrysler.
Those interested in reinsurance can still inquire about a policy not only from Swiss RE, but also from Munich Re, Odyssey Re, and dozens of other companies based in the United States or abroad.
The first 25 seconds of Follow (the first movement of the Odyssey) sounds good and will remind of you many Incubus songs.
A Space Odyssey contributes to this sense of letdown.
Though deeply missed, the Prometheus design contributed to future vessels including the Daedalus, the Odyssey, the Korolev, the Apollo and the George Hammond.
There is no doubt that Leucas fits the Homeric descriptions much better than Ithaca; but, on the other hand, many scholars maintain that it is a mistake to treat the imaginary descriptions of a poet as if they were portions of a guide-book, or to look, in the author of the Odyssey, for a close familiarity with the geography of the Ionian islands.
Like the Odyssey, Gudrun is an epic of the sea, a story of adventure; it does not turn solely round the conflict of human passions; nor is it built up round one all-absorbing, all-dominating idea like the Nibelungenlied.
Although mentioned in Hesiod and the Odyssey, he is rather a post-Homeric hero.
The same may be said of his translation of the Odyssey, which was still used as a school-book in the days of Horace, and the religious hymn which he was called upon to compose in 207 had no high literary pretensions.
His reception and entertainment of Odysseus, who when cast by a storm on the shore of the island was relieved by the king's daughter, Nausicaa, is described in the Odyssey (vi.-xiii.).
The Iliad and the Odyssey are as familiar to him as Shakespeare to the educated Englishman.
Two critical editions of the Iliad and Odyssey were produced by his successor, Aristarchus, who was librarian until 1 4 6 B.C. and was the founder of scientific scholarship. His distinguished pupil, Dionysius Thrax (born c. 166 B.C.), drew up a Greek grammar which continued in use for more than thirteen centuries.
He divided the Homeric poems into books (with capitals for the Iliad, and small letters for the Odyssey), and possibly was the author of the calculation of the days of the Iliad in the Tabula Iliaca.
The "Iliad" tells of almost nothing but war, and one sometimes wearies of the clash of spears and the din of battle; but the "Odyssey" tells of nobler courage--the courage of a soul sore tried, but steadfast to the end.
Why all the cities of Greece dispute the honour of being his birthplace is because the Iliad and the Odyssey are not the work of one, but of many popular poets, and a true creation of the Greek people which is in every city of Greece.
Aratus carried out a recension of the Odyssey, and Berossus composed a Babylonian history in Greek; under Antiochus III.
It was Homer's requiem; itself an Iliad and Odyssey in the air, singing its own wrath and wanderings.