The Parisian Snow Puppet (laurel_blossom) wrote in odyssey_fans,
The Parisian Snow Puppet

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Number seven

The "Odyssey" online is here. :-)

SUMMARY: Athene guides Odysseus to the splendid palace of King Alcinous and Queen Arete.They welcome him kindly and listen while he explains his arrival on their shores and appearance at the palace. Moved by his tale, they promise to send him safely back to his home.

QUESTION: The King and Queen obviously believe Odysseus when he relates to them the tale of his arrival. And why shouldn't they? He is telling the truth. But this week, I want you to tell me why, if Odysseus told you the exact same tale, you might not believe him. Is the tale just too ludicrous? Does it sound like he's making it up as he goes along?

Something different for a change!

Have fun!

Also, welcome to all of our new members. Make yourselves at home!
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