Odysseus and Hades
This is a very interesting page that directly relates to our analysis o the issue of immortality in the Odyssey.  The description of Odysseus’ encounters in the Underworld strengthens our arguments especially with the description of the meeting with Achilles.  In addition, Crystal Spivey in the section “Family and Friends” offers some very interesting comments in her final paragraph especially, where she analyzes the words of Agamemnon on women; something that is closely associated with our topic on women in the Greek society.  An excellent work overall.

Layers of Meaning in the Odyssey
The section on “Spiritual Growth” by Brian Lower is a very analytical and interestingly described issue of Odysseus’ growth of spirit throughout the Odyssey.  After reading our section on the ideal hero, you should read this work for two main reasons.  First, it offers an alternative view of the way Homer presents his hero; and secondly, it gives more insight to the spiritual aspect of the ideal hero in the ancient Greek world.  Moreover, the other three sections on Loyalty, Perseverance, and Hospitality should also be read, because they offer a very well argued viewpoint on the underlying issues in the Odyssey.  It is a page of very insightful and well implemented arguments and thoughts.

The Psychology of Penelope
This page relates closely to our analysis of Penelope.  The section “Penelope’s Personality Traits” by Joseph Heuring examines many of Penelope’s characteristics, and even discusses the comparison with Clytemnestra.  Penelope’s traits are further discussed in the section “Penelope’s cleverness” by Scott Bastin.  He analyzes closely Penelope’s ability to outwit others in the Odyssey.

Marriage in Ancient Greek Literature
This page further discusses the marriage of Odysseus and Penelope and goes into a lot of detail.  It elaborates on the unusual bond felt by these two characters in the Odyssey and provides certain information for the interpretation of their relationship.  Also, the rest of the section offer insight on the view on the marriage issue from other literary works that we have studied.

Violence and a Happy Ending
Although there was plenty of violence in the Odyssey, just as in the Illiad, the happy ending at the end of the Odyssey comes also with the reunion of the whole family from winning the war.  This strengthens our theory of transition in Greek society.  
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