LLT 121 CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY: The Return Voyages
Copyright  2001, Joseph J. Hughes
Last reviewed: 13 August 2001	

I.   Other Returns
     A.	Safe Returns
        1. Nestor
        2. Neoptolemus (Pyrrhus) goes over land
        3. Menelaus
           a. blown off course to ancient Egypt
           b. eventually makes it back home
     B.	Unsafe Returns
        1. Ajax the lesser
           a. violates Cassandra
           b. swamped at sea
           c. dies of hubris
        2. Agamemnon
           a. comes home in triumph
           b. killed by Clytemnestra and Aegisthus
           c. avenged by Orestes
     C. The wandering returns
        1. Idomeneus
           a. forced to leave Crete
           b. wandered around the Mediterranean
           c. finally wound up in Italy
           d. founded a few cities
           e. worshiped as a god after his death
        2. Diomedes
           a. not welcomed at home
           b. wandered around the Mediterranean
           c. finally wound up in Italy
           d. founded a few cities
           e. worshiped as a god after his death
        3. Philoctetes
           a. not welcomed at home
           b. wandered around the Mediterranean
           c. finally wound up in Italy
           d. founded a few cities
           e. worshiped as a god after his death
	      
II.  The Return of Odysseus
     A.	Background
        1. Odysseus wants to get home
        2. Penelope needs to kick out suitors
        3. Telemachus needs to grow up
     B.	The Wanderings of Odysseus
        1. Cicones
        2. Lotus Eaters
        3. Polyphemus
        4. Aeolus
        5. Laestrygonians
        6. Circe
        7. Underworld
        8. Sirens
        9. Scylla and Charybdis
       10. Cattle of Helios
       11. Calypso
       12. the Phaeacians
     C.	The loving couple reconciled
        1. Odysseus lurks in disguise
        2. Penelope weaves her plots

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