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Ὀδυσσεύς, Ὀδυσεύς , gen. Ὀδυσσῆος, Ὀδυσῆος, Ὀδυσεῦς, Od. 24.398; dat. Ὀδυσῆι, Ὀδυσεῖ, acc. Ὀδυσσῆα, Ὀδυσσέα, Ὀδυσῆ, Od. 19.136: Odysseus (Ulysses, Ulixes), son of Laertes and Ctimene, resident in the island of Ithaca and king of the Cephallenians, who inhabited Ithaca, Same, Zacynthus, Aegilops, Crocyleia, and a strip of the opposite mainland. Odysseus is the hero of the Odyssey, but figures very prominently in the Iliad also. He inherited his craft from his maternal grandfather Autolycus, see Od. 19.394 ff. Homer indicates the origin of Odysseus' name in Od. 19.406 ff., and plays upon the name also in Od. 1.62.
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