Notes on Odysseus’s Tale to the Phaeacians

In Book IX, the "great teller of tales" responds to Alcinous's request by first revealing his name as Odysseus (paralleling the tale of his venture with Polyphemus). He reminds the Phaeacians of his many troubles and woes after finally revealing his name, he recalls his story: Upon leaving Ilium, Odysseus and his men were carried … Continue reading Notes on Odysseus’s Tale to the Phaeacians