Homer’s The Odyssey: Book I (Allen Mandelbaum, translator) At the very beginning, what does the narrator ask for and from whom? (All proper epic poetry begins this way) Term to be defined in class: in medias res - ____________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ What do we learn about… Calypso – Poseidon – Where is the setting of our tale, beginning on page 4? What overall favor does Athena ask of Zeus? Where is she headed by p. 6 and WHY? Identify: Telemachus and his troublesome situation – Mentes – Penelope – Staring on p. 12, Athena gives specific advice to Telemachus. First, what should he do first tomorrow?__________________________________________________________ And then what____________________________________________________________ Identify (not just by family): Antinous – Eurymachus – Eurycleia – To be defined in class – Homeric Epithets:____________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ What is Odysseus’ epithet? Athena’s Dawn/Eos’s What other patterns keep repeating or seem important? What parts confused you or do you have ?’s about?