Telemachus, or, The island of Calypso
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Published by T.H. Lacy in London .
Written in English


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Other titlesTelemachus, The island of Calypso
Statementby Messrs. J.R. Planché and Charles Dance
Series[Lacy"s acting edition -- no. 760], English and American drama of the nineteenth century, Lacy"s acting edition -- no. 760
ContributionsDance, Charles, 1794-1863
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15156129M

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Get this from a library! Telemachus, or, The island of Calypso: a classical and mythological extravaganza. [J R Planché; Charles Dance]. Telemachus and Mentor in a Galley after Fleeing the Island of Calypso, from The Adventures of Telemachus, Book 8DateArtist:Bartolomeo PinelliItalian, These twelve drawings depict scenes from the French novel The Adventures of Telemachus (Les aventures de Télémaque) by François Fénelon. Telemachus describes the suitors' disgraceful behavior and begs Menelaus to tell him all he knows about Odysseus. The king tells Telemachus that the gods trapped him in still waters by the island Pharos . As the epic opens, Telemachus, about 21 years old, is on the brink of manhood, uncertain and insecure in his potential power, and in grave danger from the suitors who would prefer to see him dead. Telemachus initially asserts himself by calling an assembly of Ithaca's .

Book One: A Goddess Intervenes. In Ithaca, suitors are devouring Telemachus and Penelope’s home, and courting Penelope, thinking that they might have a chance to rule the kingdom. Odysseus cannot help his wife, Penelope, or his son, Telemachus because Odysseus is trapped on an island with a nymph. He also tells Telemachus that Proteus, the shape-shifting man of the sea, told him that Odysseus was still alive and was the captive of the sea nymph Calypso on the island of Ogygia.   King Menelaus, husband of Helen of Troy, reveals to Telemachus that his father is stranded on the island of Calypso and really wants to come home. At the same time, while Telemachus is gone, the suitors start plotting his assassination. All they want is to take over the beautiful kingdom of Ithaca. Telemachus is initially described as being a child in his mother's house, not yet having become a man. He is in despair about the state of affairs in his house, and does not yet think he can do.

Odysseus and his men face a series of trials sailing home; his men are killed. Book 9 7 years before present Odysseus's raft washes ashore on the island of Calypso, who holds him captive for 7 years.   The Gods decide that it’s time for Odysseus, who is being held captive by the nymph Calypso on the island of Ogygia, to come home. The Gods send Athena to Ithaca in disguise to speak . At a divine council on Mount Olympus, Athena pleads with her father, Zeus, to take pity on Odysseus and allow him to return home. She suggests that Zeus dispatch Hermes to liberate Odysseus from . Book 5 Summary: “From the Goddess to the Storm” In Book 5 Odysseus is trapped on Calypso’s island, but the Olympian gods intervene to ensure his escape.. The gods hold a council. Athena complains that Calypso is keeping Odysseus on her island, Ogygia, against his will while Penelope’s suitors are plotting to kill tells her to ensure Telemachus.