Nonrestrictive Clauses I Have Loved, Homeric Edition

Libia, Cirene (sito archeologico), Tempio di Zeus

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Odysseus,

the man of twists and turns

long deprived

tried and true

full of tactics

that seasoned veteran cursed for so long tossed, tormented so

man of exploits

born for exploits

the great teller of tales

who excels all men in wisdom, excels in offerings, too

known to the world for every kind of craft

raider of cities

Penelope,

wary and reserved

the matchless queen of cunning

worn with pain and sobbing

Zeus,

the thunder king whose power rules the world

who marshals the thunderheads

who loves the lightning, champion of suppliants

Athena,

the one with the lovely braids

bright-eyed Pallas

the daughter of Zeus, with flashing, sea-gray eyes

daughter of Zeus whose shield is storm and thunder

…Postscript

Calypso, the bewitching nymph

Atlas, wicked Titan who sounds the deep in all its depths

Mentes, lord of the Taphian men who love their oars

Red-haired Menelaus, of all the bronze-armored Achaens the last man back

Achilles, breaker of armies

Aegyptius, stooped with age, who knew the world by heart

Poseidon, god of the sea-blue mane who shakes the earth

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