The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer

The Odyssey Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Sea
Odysseus's Bow
Argos
Food and Banqueting
Linens
Home
The Bed
Omens
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What’s Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: The Quest
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Events
Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
Book 4
Book 5
Book 6
Book 7
Book 8
Book 9
Book 10
Book 11
Book 12
Book 13
Book 14
Book 15
Book 16
Book 17
Book 18
Book 19
Book 20
Book 21
Book 22
Book 23
Book 24
Characters
Odysseus
Odysseus Timeline
Telemachos
Telemachos Timeline
Penelope
Penelope Timeline
Athene
Athene Timeline
Agelaos
Aigisthos
Aithon
Kassandra
Dolios
Eidothea
Eperitos
Eumaios
Eurylochos
Iphitos
Iphthime
Ktimene
Klytaimestra
Mykene
Nestor
The Taphians
Amphimedon
Amphinomos
Eurymachos
Ktesippos
Achilleus
Agamemnon
Antilochos
Little Aias
Neoptolemos
Orestes
Patroklos
Telamonian Aias
Alkinoƶs
Arete
Demodokos
Euryalos
Klytoneos
Laodamas
Nausikaa
Antiphates
The Cyclopes
Helen
The Kikonians
The Laistrygones
The Lotus Eaters
Menelaos
Polyphemos
Proteus
The Sirens
Skylla
Charybdis
Teiresias
Aiolos
Aphrodite
Ares
Circe
Helios
Hephaistos
Hermes
Kalypso
Poseidon
Melampous
Neleus
Peiraios
Peisistratos
Theoklymenos
Autolykos
Antikleia
Elpenor
Laertes
Aigyptios
Antiphos
Eupeithes
Halitherses
Iros
Mentes
Mentor
Noemon
Eurykleia
Maron
Melantho
Melanthios
Medon
Phemios
Philoitios
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Fate and Free Will
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Piety
Piety Quotes
Justice
Justice Quotes
Pride
Pride Quotes
Lies and Deceit
Lies and Deceit Quotes
Tradition and Custom
Tradition and Custom Quotes
Suffering
Suffering Quotes
Principles
Principles Quotes
Loyalty
Loyalty Quotes
Perseverance
Perseverance Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Hospitality
Hospitality Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
1184 BC: A Thrace Odyssey
1184 BC: A Thrace Odyssey Flashcards
1184 BC: A Thrace Odyssey True or False
I Thought You Just Went Out for Milk
I Thought You Just Went Out for Milk Flashcards
I Thought You Just Went Out for Milk True or False
Study Questions
Essay
Teaching The Odyssey
Current Events & Pop Culture
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Odyssey Jeopardy
Modern Soldiers Heal with the Odyssey
The Odyssey in Pictures
Holding Out for a Hero
The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Recreating the Odyssey
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Greek Gods
Shmoop Amongst Yourselves
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Terms
Photos