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Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca by Homer

Produced by Ron Swanson

[Frontispiece: ODYSSEUS AS A YOUTH AT HOME WITH HIS MOTHER]

ODYSSEUS THE HERO OF ITHACA

ADAPTED FROM THE THIRD BOOK OF THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF ATHENS, GREECE

BY

MARY E. BURT

_Author of "Literary Landmarks," "Stories from Plato," "Story of the German Iliad," "The Child-Life Reading Study"; Editor of "Little Nature Studies"; Teacher in the John A. Browning School, New York City_

AND

ZENAIDE A. RAGOZIN

_Author of "The Story of Chaldea," "The Story of Assyria," "The Story of Media, Babylon, and Persia," "The Story of Vedic India"; Member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, of the American Oriental Society, of the Societe Ethnologique of Paris, etc._

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS NEW YORK CHICAGO BOSTON

COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Printed in the United States of America

To THE TEACHER WHOSE INTEGRITY AND PEDAGOGICAL SPIRIT HAVE CREATED A SCHOOL WHEREIN THE IDEAL MAY PROVE ITSELF THE PRACTICAL AND THOSE ENTHUSIASTIC PUPILS WHO LOVE THE LOYALTY AND BRAVERY OF ODYSSEUS THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED

CONTENTS

PAGE INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

PART I AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LIFE OF THE HERO, ODYSSEUS

CHAPTER PAGE I. About Troy and the Journey of Paris to Greece . . . . . 3

II. The Flight of Helen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

III. The Greeks Sail for Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

IV. The Fall of Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

PART II THE RETURN OF ODYSSEUS TO HIS OWN COUNTRY

CHAPTER PAGE V. Odysseus on the Island of Calypso . . . . . . . . . . . 21

VI. Odysseus Constructs a Raft and Leaves the Island . . . 25


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