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Aristoi
noblemen the aristocracy, the best
reciprocity
trade or barter
xenia
hospitality
arete
what motivates a greek hero or member of the aristoi
aidos
sense of duty
hubris
excessive pride
dike
sense of justice
Antinous (anitnoos)
one of penelope's leading suitors (an arrongant and mean young noble from ithaca)
Argos
odysseus's old dog
Eumaeus
a swineherd, one of odysseys's loyal servants
Laertes
odysseus's old father who lives in the country
Penelope
odysseus's faithful wife
Philoeteus
a cowherd, one of odysseus's loyal servants
helen
the beautiful wirfe of king Menelaus. Her elopement with Paris , a prince of troy started the trojan war
Menelaus
brother of agamemmnon, husband of Helen, and King of Lacedaemon also known as Sparta
Nestro
the wise king of pylos, and hero of the trojan war
Aeaea
home of circe, the withgoddess
Alcinous
the king of Phaeacia, the father of Nausicaa
Calypso
a beautiful goddess nymph who lives on Ogygia. She keeps odysseus for 7 years
Charybdis
a female monstor who sucks in water 3 times a day to form a deadly whilrpool
Circe
the witch-goddess who turns odysseus's men into swine
Cyclops
one of the cyclopes, a race of brutish one eyed giants
Erebus
the land of the dead
Nausicaa
the beautiful young daughter of King Alcinous and Queen Arete of Phaeacia
Ogygia
Calypso's island
Phaeacia
an island kingdom ruled by King Alcinous. they people that live here are ship builders and traders