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    53946
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    • Homer (translated by Samuel Butler)
    • Poet at Ancient Greece

    • 1.1: Book I
      THE GODS IN COUNCIL—MINERVA’S VISIT TO ITHACA—THE CHALLENGE FROM TELEMACHUS TO THE SUITORS.
    • 1.2: Book II
      ASSEMBLY OF THE PEOPLE OF ITHACA—SPEECHES OF TELEMACHUS AND OF THE SUITORS—TELEMACHUS MAKES HIS PREPARATIONS AND STARTS FOR PYLOS WITH MINERVA DISGUISED AS MENTOR.
    • 1.3: Book III
      TELEMACHUS VISITS NESTOR AT PYLOS.
    • 1.4: Book IV
      THE VISIT TO KING MENELAUS, WHO TELLS HIS STORY—MEANWHILE THE SUITORS IN ITHACA PLOT AGAINST TELEMACHUS.
    • 1.5: Book V
      CALYPSO—ULYSSES REACHES SCHERIA ON A RAFT.
    • 1.6: Book VI
      THE MEETING BETWEEN NAUSICAA AND ULYSSES.
    • 1.7: Book VII
      RECEPTION OF ULYSSES AT THE PALACE OF KING ALCINOUS.
    • 1.8: Book VIII
      BANQUET IN THE HOUSE OF ALCINOUS—THE GAMES.
    • 1.9: Book IX
      ULYSSES DECLARES HIMSELF AND BEGINS HIS STORY—-THE CICONS, LOTOPHAGI, AND CYCLOPES.
    • 1.10: Book X
      AEOLUS, THE LAESTRYGONES, CIRCE.
    • 1.11: Book XI
      THE VISIT TO THE DEAD
    • 1.12: Book XII
      THE SIRENS, SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS, THE CATTLE OF THE SUN.
    • 1.13: Book XIII
      ULYSSES LEAVES SCHERIA AND RETURNS TO ITHACA.
    • 1.14: Book XIV
      ULYSSES IN THE HUT WITH EUMAEUS.
    • 1.15: Book XV
      MINERVA SUMMONS TELEMACHUS FROM LACEDAEMON—HE MEETS WITH THEOCLYMENUS AT PYLOS AND BRINGS HIM TO ITHACA—ON LANDING HE GOES TO THE HUT OF EUMAEUS.
    • 1.16: Book XVI
      ULYSSES REVEALS HIMSELF TO TELEMACHUS.
    • 1.17: Book XVII
      TELEMACHUS AND HIS MOTHER MEET—ULYSSES AND EUMAEUS COME DOWN TO THE TOWN, AND ULYSSES IS INSULTED BY MELANTHIUS—HE IS RECOGNISED BY THE DOG ARGOS—HE IS INSULTED AND PRESENTLY STRUCK BY ANTINOUS WITH A STOOL—PENELOPE DESIRES THAT HE SHALL BE SENT TO HER.
    • 1.18: Book XVIII
      THE FIGHT WITH IRUS—ULYSSES WARNS AMPHINOMUS—PENELOPE GETS PRESENTS FROM THE SUITORS—THE BRAZIERS—ULYSSES REBUKES EURYMACHUS.
    • 1.19: Book XIX
      TELEMACHUS AND ULYSSES REMOVE THE ARMOUR—ULYSSES INTERVIEWS PENELOPE—EURYCLEA WASHES HIS FEET AND RECOGNISES THE SCAR ON HIS LEG—PENELOPE TELLS HER DREAM TO ULYSSES.
    • 1.20: Book XX
      ULYSSES CANNOT SLEEP—PENELOPE’S PRAYER TO DIANA—THE TWO SIGNS FROM HEAVEN—EUMAEUS AND PHILOETIUS ARRIVE—THE SUITORS DINE—CTESIPPUS THROWS AN OX’S FOOT AT ULYSSES—THEOCLYMENUS FORETELLS DISASTER AND LEAVES THE HOUSE.
    • 1.21: Book XXI
      THE TRIAL OF THE AXES, DURING WHICH ULYSSES REVEALS HIMSELF TO EUMAEUS AND PHILOETIUS
    • 1.22: Book XXII
      THE KILLING OF THE SUITORS—THE MAIDS WHO HAVE MISCONDUCTED THEMSELVES ARE MADE TO CLEANSE THE CLOISTERS AND ARE THEN HANGED.
    • 1.23: Book XXIII
      PENELOPE EVENTUALLY RECOGNISES HER HUSBAND—EARLY IN THE MORNING ULYSSES, TELEMACHUS, EUMAEUS, AND PHILOETIUS LEAVE THE TOWN.
    • 1.24: Book XXIV
      THE GHOSTS OF THE SUITORS IN HADES—ULYSSES AND HIS MEN GO TO THE HOUSE OF LAERTES—THE PEOPLE OF ITHACA COME OUT TO ATTACK ULYSSES, BUT MINERVA CONCLUDES A PEACE.

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