The most resourceful and smart hero of greek and roman mythology is undoubtedly odysseus (also called ulysses) legends of odysseus: the odyssey odysseus had finished up with some wars that were happening far from home and the odyssey tells the story of the many adventures he encountered on his return to his loving and devoted wife, penelope. The warrior king odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of ithaca to fight in the trojan war after winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return and, see full summary . A characteristic of homer's style is the use of epithets, as in rosy-fingered dawn or swift-footed achillesepithets are used because of the constraints of the dactylic hexameter (ie, it is convenient to have a stockpile of metrically fitting phrases to add to a name) and because of the oral transmission of the poems they are mnemonic aids to the singer and the audience alike. Posses truth, compassion, loyalty, and devotion to family and gods i believe odysseus was an epic hero because he was a male, he was extremely inteligent, resourceful, and strong he did perform a dangerous feat against tremendous odds because he returned home to ithaca after 10 years of tortue by poseidon and others. Best answer: he built a boat out of trees at circe's crib at the cyclops, he used a stick to blind the cyclops at his last island, he used leaves as bedding.
The formulaic adjectives - resourceful odysseus, wise penelope, thoughtful telemachus evr frequently omits these altogether or turns them into adverbs or clauses - 'telemachus replied thoughtfully' or 'telemachus showed his judgement when he replied. What wayne josephson has done in continuing his readable classics is extract the story, brushed off the filigree and keeps the momentum flowing as in the variation of the same opening: tell me, muse, about that resourceful hero odysseus, who was forced to wander far and wide after he destroyed the famous city of troy. Epithets for familiar objects these stimulate the imagination, as poetry should, and assist visual recognition as well as providing colour and detail nb similes have the same effect and there are more of these in the 'iliad' than in the 'odyssey.
Odysseus is a prominent figure in the story about his journey home after the trojan war, the odyssey however, he is merely a supporting character in the iliad by homer when we do see him, he is. The odyssey tells of odysseus's 10-year struggle to return from the trojan war to his home in ithaca a manly warrior at troy (he was among those who hid in the famous trojan horse), odysseus is cunning and resourceful, but also loaded with his share of pride and human failings. (ix350-400) homer praises odysseus for his cunning many times, often calling him resourceful odysseus odysseus's wits are put to the test again on circe's island, where he again.  `but the other cliff, thou wilt note, odysseus, is lower—they are close to each other thou couldst even shoot an arrow across—and on it is a great fig tree with rich foliage, but beneath this divine charybdis sucks down the black water.
Odysseus is brave because he repeatedly faces mythological creatures with resolve he never backs down from a challenge, and he always keeps a level head in dangerous situations odysseus faces the cyclops polyphemus, travels to the underworld, overcomes the temptation of the sirens, outmaneuvers the monsters scylla and charybdis, and leaves. Rationalism and heroic reverence in homer's odyssey darrell dobbs the resourceful odysseus proves to be very much the typical hero at troy, employing. This story recounts the long, adventure-packed sea journey undertaken by odysseus, a resourceful hero of the trojan war, in his effort to return to his home and family, and reassume his authority as king of ithaca. Auburn (short w/pix via map) tell me, muse, the story of that resourceful man who was driven to wander far and wide after he had sacked the holy citadel of troy virtual detailed w/pix in this introductory paragraph homer calls for the muse of poetry to help him in reciting properly the story of brave odysseus.
Resourceful odysseus is on facebook join facebook to connect with resourceful odysseus and others you may know facebook gives people the power to share. Homer describes him as resourceful later he reveals himself to his host and receives lots of presents as a result he presents himself as a liar during his tales of adventure, as when he lies to the cyclops about his name and his business. Athena, goddess of wisdom and intelligent warfare, has a long-standing friendly interest in the resourceful and crafty odysseus, which she also extends to his son and wise penelope she intervenes on many occasions, usually taking the form of various friends, relatives and acquaintances of the three. The gods pitied odysseus, all except poseidon, who kept up his anger against godlike odysseus and did not relent until he reached his native land 1 what do the words god like and resourceful reveal about odysseus.
Ithaca re-tells homer's famous poem, the odyssey, from the point of view of odysseus' resourceful and troubled son, describing odysseus's extraordinary voyage from troy to the gates of hell, and telemachus's own journey from boyhood to the desperate struggle that wins back his home and his father. Odysseus lovingly reunites with penelope, his knowledge of their bed that he built the proof that overcomes her skepticism that he is an impostor outside of town, odysseus visits his ailing father, laertes, but an army of the suitors' relatives quickly finds them. Firstly, odysseus is an ideal hero in both the physical and the spiritual sense in the physical sense he is a great hero, because he overcomes all these extreme dangers he comes out alive after wondering for ten years and facing the most extremely dangerous creatures and people. The warrior king odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of ithaca to fight in the trojan war after winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return and, with all his wits, odysseus must overcome deadly monsters, powerful forces of nature, seductive enchantresses and even journey into the bowels of the underworld itself.
It chronicles not battles, the stuff of achilles' brief life, but a long journey through [m]any cities and many pains, the kind of test worthy of a resourceful hero like odysseus. Odysseus shows his intelligence several times throughout homer's epic poems, such as when he helped the greeks sneak into trojans camp via the trojan horse.
To escape, the resourceful odysseus would blind polyphemus whilst he slept, and then by tying his crew and himself beneath polyphemus' sheep, they managed to escape, hence the painting odysseus in the cave of polyphemus shows greeks beneath the sheep. Athena to odysseus: son of laertes, of the race of zeus, resourceful odysseus, hold it/right there (xxiv 542-543) such diction works particularly nicely for the so-called epithets, the descriptive terms that are, as it were, nailed to the names of homer's people, telling how their world defines them. Of these difficulties were a cannibalistic cyclops, huge whirlpools, determined suitors, along with many hardships odysseus fought constantly to return to his homeland of ithaca, but to accomplish this odysseus had to be clever, resourceful, and have great leadership qualities. Hippias believes that homer can be taken at face value, and he also thinks that achilles may be believed when he says he hates liars, whereas odysseus' resourceful (πολύτροπος) behavior stems from his ability to lie well (365b) socrates argues that achilles is a cunning liar who throws people off the scent of his own deceptions and.