bow Penelope recognizes husband by his ability to bend Ulysses’ bow. [Gk. Lit.: Ulysses]
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In the meantime I will go to Ithaca, to put heart into Ulysses' son Telemachus; I will embolden him to call the Achaeans in assembly, and speak out to the suitors of his mother Penelope, who persist in eating up any number of his sheep and oxen; I will also conduct him to Sparta and to Pylos, to see if he can hear anything about the return of his dear father--for this will make people speak well of him.
So saying she bound on her glittering golden sandals, imperishable, with which she can fly like the wind over land or sea; she grasped the redoubtable bronze-shod spear, so stout and sturdy and strong, wherewith she quells the ranks of heroes who have displeased her, and down she darted from the topmost summits of Olympus, whereon forthwith she was in Ithaca, at the gateway of Ulysses' house, disguised as a visitor, Mentes, chief of the Taphians, and she held a bronze spear in her hand.
The dark and fearful sea of the subtle Ulysses' wanderings, agitated by the wrath of Olympian gods, harbouring on its isles the fury of strange monsters and the wiles of strange women; the highway of heroes and sages, of warriors, pirates, and saints; the workaday sea of Carthaginian merchants and the pleasure lake of the Roman Caesars, claims the veneration of every seaman as the historical home of that spirit of open defiance against the great waters of the earth which is the very soul of his calling.
Involuntarily the names of Naxos, Tenedos, and Carpathos, rise before the mind, and we seek vainly for Ulysses' vessel or the "clipper" of the Argonauts.
According to Vox, the latter could be introduced prior to his 2017 standalone movie through Ulysses' involvement in "Avengers 2.
I'm an avid reader and I have long been aware of Ulysses' lofty reputation.
Alfred Tennyson attributed Ulysses' determination to persevere up to the last, in "Ulysses," to his own resolute choice in favor of lire and survival upon the traumatic news of the death of friend, soul-mate, and intending future brother-in-law Arthur Hallam (1833).
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That a book universally considered unfilmable should already be on its second movie is testimony to Ulysses' powerful attraction and decidedly mixed luck.
Before Ulysses' tour, which takes it from Jupiter's neighborhood to far above the solar poles, most astronomers didn't think much dust from other stars could penetrate the solar system.
Stone Street, the oldest paved street in New York, is now home to Ulysses', Downtown's newest pub featuring the longest bar in the city.