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Odysseus is grimy, smelly, worn out... and without clothes. What stands between him and "au naturel" is a leafy branch.

The only person who can help him out? A young woman. And a princess no less.

What does Odysseus do now?

https://wendsofchange.substack.com/p/a-wash-day

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How hard would you work to get back home? Would you exhaust your body? Brave unknown dangers where death is near?
Would you turn down the offer of a lifetime?
The Odyssey now (finally) shifts its focus to Odysseus where we witness his unbreakable resolve to get home and the perils he faced along the way.
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Telemachus meets the one man on earth who may know whether his father is still alive or not. There's just one catch:

This man is also the reason why Odysseus went to war and Telemachus grew up without a father.

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What do you do when you confront the tyrant?

You speak the truth (and you better darn well know what the truth is precisely)

Find allies.

No longer abide by the status quo.

Telemachus learns this and more as he prepares for his quest to find more about his father.

https://wendsofchange.substack.com/p/telemachus-makes-preparations

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Odysseus is trapped on an island with a love sick goddess. 

Meanwhile, unscrupulous suitors harass his wife Penelope and bully his son Telemachus.

Telemachus has grown up without a father. He feels powerless to do anything about his situation.

What is the goddess Athena's answer to Telemachus' plight? 

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It's finally here: My final essay on the Iliad.

It's 9600 words, so you might have to read it in multiple sittings.

It contains a full summary of the Iliad and my final impressions.

How does revenge avenge affect a person and those around them? 

What does the Iliad say about war? 

What's with the behavior of the gods and the role of fate?

There are also brief profiles of the major characters in the Iliad and what we can learn from them.

Have a good day.

https://wendsofchange.substack.com/p/revenge-and-its-discontents
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The last person Achilles expected to see visits him... in his own tent!
The tension rises. What will Achilles do? Will he listen to this man's request? 
Or did this man make a grave mistake?
https://wendsofchange.substack.com/p/achilles-gets-a-visitor
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