“He led them back and the men fell in … all night long and throughout the dawn.” – Homer, “The Odyssey.”

While there have been many allusions to Greek culture and religion throughout the first four books, the most impressive thing about The Odyssey thus far has been how all of those aspects work together. I chose the indented passage because it highlights the start of the journey which is the main component of the work that is so noteworthy: the journey.

I think, in searching for a comparison worth writing about, we could look to Oedipus Rex, which we read earlier in the semester. I find it funny that i detested Oedipus Rex so much, but really have enjoyed The Odyssey up to this point. Their culture and dialect was very similar, both focusing heavily on Greek religion and society. Really the one main difference was the content of the plot, and as we know, that was a big thing for me in Oedipus Rex.

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