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In The Odyssey written by Homer and translated by Richard Lattimore several themes are made evident conceived by the nature of the time period and customs of the Greek people These molded and shaped the actual flow of events and outcomes of the poem Beliefs of this characteristic were represented by the sheer reverence towards the gods and the humanities the Greek society exhibited and are both deeply In the intricate and well-developed plot of The Odyssey Homer harmonized several subjects One of these was the quest of Telemachos titled Telemachy in correlation with the journey of his father In this he is developed from a childish passive and untested boy to a young man preparing to stand by his fathers side This is directly connected to the voyage of Odysseus in that they both lead to the same finale and are both stepping stones towards wisdom manhood and scholarship Through these voyages certain parallels are drawn concerning Odysseus and Telemachos the physical journeys the mental preparations they have produced and what their emotional status has resulted in These all partake a immense role in the way the story is set up stemming from the purpose of each characters journey their personal challenges and the difficulties that surround them The story commences when Odysseus a valiant hero of the Trojan war journeys back home Together with his courageous comrades and a several vessels he set sail for his homeland Ithaca Fated to wander for a full ten years Odysseuss ships were immediately blown to Thrace by a powerful storm The expedition had begun Upon this misfortune he and his men started a raid on the land of the Cicones However this only provided them with temporary success The Cicones had struck back and defeated a vast majority of Odysseuss crew This was their first of many disastrous experiences to come Storms then blew his
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