odysseus odysseus  /oʊ ˈdɪ si əs/


  • (n) (Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero; his return to Ithaca after the siege of Troy was described in the Odyssey


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    I turn into Odysseus on occasion. When inflation is driving up the cost of groceries, and the dollar doesn’t stretch as far as it used to, I pause with trepidation. The automatic sliding door at the local grocery store shuffles aside, and I encounter my very own island of the Sirens.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Staunton News Leader

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  1. Indeed, in January 2009, Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times literary critic, described the structure of Dreams as "a quest in which [Obama] cast himself as both a Telemachus in search of his father and an Odysseus in search of a home."
    on Apr 17, 2010 By: Michiko Kakutani Source: American Thinker

  2. As Pinsky writes, "It is an essential part of David's meaning that he is visible at so many stages of life. Not for David to die young like Achilles, nor to endure old age offstage and out of our sight like Odysseus, nor to go down as a grizzled...
    on Sep 22, 2005 By: Robert Pinsky Source: The Jewish Journal of greater L.A

  3. "Everything from being at sea for that whole year -- Odysseus being at sea -- to having the battle the Cyclops of trying to get to the other side of people trying to label me," Dickey said. "It's been a journey for sure."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: RA Dickey Source: FanHouse

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