Odyssey Book 10 Analysis

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1. My favorite part of books nine through sixteen of the Odyssey was when Homer referenced other Greek myths. Odyssseus went to converse with the spirits in the Underworld and many of them were from other Greek myths. I have always enjoyed mythology, Greecian in particular, and reading references to characters like Hercules, Oedipus, Epicaste, Minos, Theseus and Cassandra made the book easier to connect to. Since I recognized quite a few of the characters from that scene it also was easier to follow. 2. An aspect of books nine through sixteen that I found confusing was Athene impersonating so many different people. She did it frequently to change Odysseus’s appearance from himself to an old beggar and back. The fact that the people she becomes
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