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Listen my lords You have fastened on the house in the long absence of its master as the scene of your perpetual feasts and you could offer no better pretext for you conduct than you wish to win my hand in marriage That being the prize come forward now my gallant lords for I challenge you to try your skill on the great bow of King Odysseus And whichever man among you proves the handiest at stringing the bow and shoots an arrow through every one of the twelve axes with that man I will go bidding goodbye to this house which welcomed me as a bride this lovely house so full of all good things this home that even in my dreams I never shall forget Question how did the quest of Achilles affect women consider penelope elec tra chrysothemis hecuba helen lysistrata Answer Achilles was not a wonderful blessing for women Electra and Chrysothemis were the sisters of Iphigenia Iphigenia was promised as the bride of Achilles so she would go to Aulis where she was sacrificed to Artemis Helens husband Paris killed Achilles by shooting him in the heel with an arrow Hecubas daughter Polyxena was scrificed on the grave of Achilles to satisfy his ghost This sacrifice was one of the sacrileges that delayed Odysseus return to Penepole Lysistrata was encouraged by the disgusting example of Achilles to stop the war Question What are the strength and weakness of Penelope in Odyssey and of that time period Answer Her great strength was her constancy Her husband had left her well provided for She was beautiful and talented as well Her main weakness was that she cried a lot while her husband was gone Question Why was Penelope an exceptional Greek womenThanks Answer Penelope waited for her husband to return from the war even 20 years This is in spite of the fact that she had plenty of money and could have
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