Odysseus Knowledge Of Epithets In Homer's Odyssey

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In Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”, Homer has successfully used his knowledge of epithets to paint a picture in the reader’s mind that visualizes Odysseus as a godly being. Throughout the story Odysseus has been constantly referred to as “wily” and “godlike”. Although through his actions Odysseus has exhibited more behaviors that are usually associated with the behavior of mortal men and not of the gods. Such as in the 5th book after he has landed on an unknown island, and after he has regained his consciousness, “He turned away from the river, sank into a bed of rushes, and kissed the good earth (5.468-469)””. With the words “bed of rushes” empathizing on the cruel nature of the land he has just entered. Although he still “kisses the good
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