The Question and Answer section for The Odyssey is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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Odysseus' men were given direct orders to report back to their ships for departure. In opposition to these orders, they looted the town and robbed the people using violence when necessary.
Homer maintained the audience's attention by using poetic language and metrical phrases. Metaphors, similes, and repetitive language, in addition to the suspense within the text, all serve to grab the reader's (or audience's) attention and promote...