Mape Odisejevih putovanja

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Čitajući o Odisejevim avanturama u Homerovom epu Odiseja čitalac pokušava da zamisli gde bi na mapi Mediterana mogle biti sve zemlje koje je grčki junak obišao. Istražujući, naišla sam na mapu uz koju su detaljno locirana i opisana sva mesta i događaji koji su dogodili tokom putovanja, od kojih izdvajam samo neka: ostrvo Kiklopa, Kirkina pretvaranja Odisejevih pratilaca u svinje, Sirene i njihovo zanosno pevanje, Scila i Haribda, sedmogodišnji ostanak na ostrvu nimfe Kalipso, upoznavanje Nausikaje, silazak u Had i povratak na Itaku. Takođe, mnoge od pomenutih epizoda predstavljene su u antičkoj umetnosti, ocrtane su na zidovima u Pompeji, kao i na vrčazima, predstavljene su na mozaicima i skulpturama.

Emil Vilson, prevodilac sa klasičnih jezika, u svom eseju The good rogue Odysseus, piše: 

It is not difficult to see why the Odyssey and its famously adaptable hero have spawned such a rich reception history. Other Homeric heroes (like Agamemnon the king, Achilles the warrior, Ajax the tough guy or Nestor the wise old counsellor) are far more strictly tied to a specific, and limited, set of times, places and social roles. Odysseus, by contrast, is multiple. He is a king like Agamemnon, an adviser like Nestor, a defensive fighter like Ajax and an aggressor, like Achilles. But he is far more than any of these roles. He is also a poet, a beggar, a lover, a husband, a father, a son, a pirate, a sailor, a giant-killer, a military strategist, a hunter, a spy, a politician, a fierce general, a carpenter, a shipwright, a liar, a thief, a polite guest in either a king’s hall or a pigsty, a victim of fortune and its master – to name but a few. Unlike either Achilles (shot in the heel) or Agamemnon (killed in the bath), or Ajax (suicide), he is a survivor. He is also a master-storyteller, or poet. The beginning of the Odyssey repeats words for “many” and its cognates four times in as many lines (“the man of many turns … had many wanderings … saw the cities of many different people … and suffered many things”, before he finally got back home). Odysseus goes to many places, knows many things, adapts to many situations, and has many tricks up his sleeve.

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