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Barron's Booknotes-The Odyssey by Homer

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ILIUM

Troy.

IROS

"Official" beggar to Penelope's suitors.

ITHAKA

Island home of Odysseus.

KALYPSO

Nymph who detains Odysseus eight years at Ogygia island.

KHARYBDIS

Whirlpool.

KIKONES

People at Ismaros, raided by Odysseus.

KIRKE

Enchantress who can turn men into swine.

KLYTAIMNESTRA



Murderous wife of Agamemnon.

KTESIPPOS

One of Penelope's suitors; killed by the cowherd.

KYKLOPES

One-eyed son of Poseidon, blinded and tricked by Odysseus.

LAERTES

Father of Odysseus.

LAISTRYGONIANS

Hostile people who attack Odysseus and his men.

MEDON

The crier, spared during the slaughter.

MELANTHIOS

Disloyal goatherd to Odysseus.

MELANTHO

Brazen maidservant to Odysseus.

MENELAOS

Brother of Agamemnon, husband of Helen, host to Telemakhos.

MENTES

Old friend of Odysseus; one of Athena's disguises.

MENTOR

Old friend of Odysseus; adviser to Telemakhos; disguise of Athena.

MUSES

The nine goddesses who inspire the arts.

MYCENAE

Principal city of the Akhaians, home of Agamemnon.

NAUSIKAA

Phaiakian princess, daughter of Alkinoos; she rescues Odysseus.

NELEUS

Father of Nestor.

NESTOR

Elderly king of Pylos, chief adviser of the Greeks at Troy.

ODYSSEUS

Brilliant Greek warrior and hero of The Odyssey.

OGYGIA

Island home of Kalypso.

OIDIPOUS

King of Thebes who killed his father and married his mother.

OLYMPOS

Mountain home of the gods.

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