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For thousand of centuries the womens image has been distorted but when did it begin The Odyssey written by Homer centers a Greek hero Odysseus and his fight to reach his kingdom in Ithaca after the Trojan War From cover to cover Odysseuss men encounter mortal and immortal women Throughout the book women are depicted differently based on the standards of mortal versus immortal women Ancient Greek women were valued purely for their physical beautyThe titles of mortal versus immortal women differ their individual introductions show that they are not thought of as equally significant in society When Odysseus calls to his wife after his venture home from the Trojan War he calls her strange woman Book 23 461 One instance where Penelope gave no immediate praise to her husband she is scolded with a cruel title Not only was she was she disrespected as an authority figure in Ithaca her loyalty to her husband was questioned by her lack of praise Later that night when Odysseus is telling Penelope the stories of his venture home he warns her dear woman sensible as you are I would advise you stillBook 23 467 Though dear woman is typically viewed as a term of endearment this implies that women are more delicate than men Although he states that he values her opinion in actuality he still feels that she needs to listen to him even further to his warning In other times goddesses and or enchantresses are introduced with more beautified titles such as the nymph with the lovely braids Book 10 234 This epithet uses language such as lovely implying that that she has angelic features which is valued in immortal or mortal women Circes the nymph with the lovely braids title differs greatly from the titles used by other mortals Other times they are referred to with a more sexual meaning Antiphates strapping daughter Book 10 233 Although this is an openly provocative title for
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