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date: 03 December 2022

Demodocuslocked

Demodocuslocked

  • Ken Dowden

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Demodocus, in *Homer's Odyssey (8. 44–5, 62–4), a blind and respected first-class bard at *Alcinous (1)'s court—an image offered by Homer of his own role. He sings of the adultery of *Ares and *Aphrodite (8. 266–366), a comic pendant to the contrasts in Iliad 5, and sings of the (tragic) Trojan War so realistically that Odysseus weeps (8.

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  • Greek Literature
  • Greek Myth and Religion

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