By Fiona Foden
A humorous, touching tale approximately existence alterations, friendship and primary love. Josie has lived on her boat, Promise, her complete existence. She unearths it more straightforward to stroll on deck than she does to stroll on land. yet Promise has been condemned, and in flip, Josie is condemned to survive dry land. Then she meets Leon, a boy from her neighbourhood...
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12) lauds Achilles and Patroclus along with Theseus and Peirithous and Orestes and Pylades, and Dio Chrysostom (Or. 28) mentions the same three pairs as the only examples of true friendship in all history. Lucian (Toxaris 10, trans. Harmon 1936: 119) remarks on the Greek "poets, who have rehearsed in the most beautiful of epic lines and lyric verses the friendship [philia] of Achilles and Patroclus and the comradeship [ketaireia] of Theseus, Peirithous, and all the rest"; Plutarch (On Having Many Friends 93E) praises them; in the fourth century AD, Themistius (Or.
When Odysseus has succeeded in returning home to Ithaca, he relies on the support of his father, his son, and loyal slaves to rescue his estate from fellow-citizens who, in his absence, have been seeking marriage with his wife Penelope. Personal bonds among fellow-Ithacans exist, of course, but the poem stresses the importance of the family unit in safeguarding its own property, as well as Odysseus' implacable vengeance. No one from outside his estate helps Odysseus materially in reasserting control over his own domain, though he is described as having been 3 4 See Adkins 1972: 10-21; Quiller 1981; Rihll 1986; cf.
A Kiss, a Dare and a Boat Called Promise by Fiona Foden