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Odysseus

In Greek mythology, Odysseus is the king of Ithaca and one of the Greek commanders during the Trojan War. A trickster, Odysseus eventually came up with the ruse of the wooden horse by which Troy was captured. The story of his return home is the subject of Homer’s epic poem Odyssey.

Odysseus the foreigner

Odysseus the foreigner

With headlines again filled with stories of immigrant abuse and immigration in the United States, it is worth taking a look back at one of the most famous “foreigners” from the ancient world: Odysseus.

Written by Joshua R. Hall

The modern Odysseus

The modern Odysseus

Odysseus’ performs many ill-deeds on his twenty-year journey from Ithaca to Troy and back again. In the modern world, we are often enraptured by the details of his journey, but we can also be deeply ambivalent about the complicated man himself.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

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