The Odyssey: Symbolism and Making Predictions, Part 5

Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.Then, throwinghis arms around this marvel of a fatherTelemachus began to weep. Salt tearsrose from the wells of longing in both men,and cries burst from both as keen and fluttering as those of the great taloned hawk, whose nestings farmers take before they flyThis excerpt is an example of which value important to ancient Greek society? family ties
Which is a common symbol of love and commitment? a wedding ring
Rachel is making predictions about The Odyssey as she reads this excerpt.So she described it, sitting in her chamberamong her maids—while her true lord was eating. Then she called in the forester and said:”Go to that man on my behalf, Eumaeus,and send him here, so I can greet and question him. Abroad in the great world, he may have heard rumors about Odysseus—may have known him!”Rachel makes the prediction that Penelope will discover the stranger’s true identity. Which detail best supports her prediction? he may have heard/ rumors about Odysseus
Which excerpt from The Odyssey best demonstrates the importance of perseverance in Greek society? “I learnedto keep my head in hardship—years of warand years at sea. Let this new trial come.”
Which Greek values are found in The Odyssey? Check all that apply. -loyalty-hospitality-self-control-family
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.Reaching the gate, Odysseus and the forester halted and stood outside, for harp notes came around them rippling on the air as Phemios picked out a song. Odysseus caught his companion’s arm and said:”My friend, here is the beautiful place—who could mistake it?”In this excerpt, the harp’s music is a symbol of Odysseus’s happiness upon returning home.
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.”Stranger,you are no longer what you were just now!Your cloak is new; even your skin! You areone of the gods who rule the sweep of heaven!Be kind to us, we’ll make you fair oblation and gifts of hammered gold. Have mercy on us!”Which is a symbol in this excerpt? the new cloak
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.Treated as rubbish now, he lay at lastupon a mass of dung before the gates—manure of mules and cows, piled there untilfieldhands could spread it on the king’s estate. Abandoned there, and half destroyed with flies,old Argus lay.What functions as a symbol in this excerpt? Argus
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.”My friend, here is the beautiful place—who could mistake it?Here is Odysseus’ hall: no hall like thisSee how one chamber grows out of another;see how the court is tight with wall and coping;no man at arms could break this gateway down!”This excerpt is an example of which value important to ancient Greek society? home
Which excerpt from The Odyssey demonstrate the importance of hospitality in Greek society? Here is a poor man come, a wanderer,driven by want to beg his bread, and everyonein hall gave bits, to cram his bag—onlyAntinous threw a stool, and banged his shoulder

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