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Word: odyssey

Definition: long, eventful, adventurous journey


Sentences Containing 'odyssey'

"Balthasar's Odyssey" () is a 2000 novel by Amin Maalouf set in 17th century Europe and Levant (what is now the Middle East).
"Odyssey 5" was a short lived sci-fi series that featured the crew of a Space Shuttle as the last survivors of a disaster that destroyed Earth.
"Odyssey" focused on astronomy and featured a robot named Ulysses as its mascot.
"The Phoenix" gave it two stars out of four and said that it "lives up to the promise of its hilarious, zebra-centric-"2001: A Space Odyssey" cover art.
(Monday through Thursday) and Ryan (Friday), and is followed up with Adventures in Odyssey.
According to MacDonald, the Gospel of Mark is "a deliberate and conscious anti-epic, an inversion of the Greek 'Bible' of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, which in a sense updates and Judaizes the outdated heroic values presented by Homer, in the figure of a new hero."
American film producer Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance) hires respected Austrian director Fritz Lang (playing himself) to direct a film adaptation of Homer's "Odyssey".
As did his earlier stories "A Martian Odyssey" and "Parasite Planet", "The Mad Moon" emphasizes Weinbaum's alien ecologies.
As he calls each of these characters "brother", "cousin", "grandmother" and the like, he gradually constructs a sort of family and new understandings of life through this odyssey, no matter whether he actually meets his "true" father at the end of the story.
Baldanders was first conceived by shoemaker and writer Hans Sachs after reading the description of Proteus in The Odyssey.
Dreadstar's original adventure, the "Metamorphosis Odyssey", ran in the first nine issues of Marvel Comics' "Epic Illustrated" (Spring 1980-October 1981).
Harel is the subject of a biography in Hebrew by Yoram Kaniuk, "Exodus: The Odyssey of a Commander" (1999), which has been translated into many languages.
He argued that the "Acts of Andrew" is better understood in light of the "Odyssey".
He played some minor roles on the popular radio show, "Adventures in Odyssey".
He said it was similar to the acoustic songs on "Odyssey Number Five", the band's previous album.
His directorial television credits include "Miami Vice", "Night Heat", "The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Young Riders", "Counterstrike", ', ', ', ', "", "Queen of Swords", "First Wave", "Relic Hunter", "Romeo!", "Odyssey 5" and among other series.
His most notable work was for Seventh Door Fanzines, including the novella "Snare" in the "Odyssey" series (which he edited for a period) and 1994's "The Doctor Who Chronology", a detailed timeline of events in the "Doctor Who" universe.
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey were written in a kind of literary Ionic with some loan words from the other dialects.
In 1991, Kalmbach sold "Odyssey" to Cobblestone Publishing, a division of Carus Publishing, which has published the magazine since.
In December 2006, Stationary Odyssey released a free, downloadable EP that contained a remix by Kramer (Ween, Butthole Surfers).
In Greek mythology, more precisely in the epic tradition recounted in Homer's "Odyssey", Dolius was a slave of Penelope whom she had received from her father Icarius on occasion of her marriage to Odysseus.
In his "leisure" he had written what was practically a "Randglossen" to both the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey".
In one of MacDonald's first books, "Christianizing Homer: The Odyssey, Plato, and the Acts of Andrew," he posited the theory that the non-canonical "Acts of Andrew" was a Christian retelling of Homer's "Iliad".
In print, he has written two books on Robert F. Kennedy: "Robert F. Kennedy and the Death of American Idealism" and "In His Own Right: The Political Odyssey of Robert Kennedy."
It featured a track from Stationary Odyssey as well as Elf Power, Yoshimi P-we of The Boredoms (Saicobab), and Steel Pole Bath Tub.
It is used to charm males, much like the Sirens in "The Odyssey".
It was Homer's requiem; itself an Iliad and Odyssey in the air, singing its own wrath and wanderings.
Nick DiDia produced the album, as he had done on previous Powderfinger albums including "Odyssey Number Five".
Odyssey is a science magazine for children ages 9-14, created by Richard Berry, editor of "Astronomy".
Poquoson High also is known in the academic realm for its Odyssey of the Mind championship teams.
Poquoson High, like its feeder schools, has had a positive history with its Odyssey of the Mind.
Previous TV guest appearances include "Kevin Hill" (2004), "Odyssey 5" (2002), and "".
Records also indicate that Scottish palaces were adorned by rich tapestries, like those that depicted scenes from the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" set up for James IV at Holyrood.
Regarding the Morgantown mosque issue, Pakistani-American lawyer Asma Gull Hasan, author of "Why I Am a Muslim: An American Odyssey," expressed admiration for Nomani, while West Virginia University professor criticized her and questioned her motives.
Schmidt also operated a well known rock venue nightclub, the Odyssey Room, in Sunnyvale, California from 1969 to 1989 (see Odyssey Room Revisited) and a venue just outside of Reno, Nevada on Mt.
Stationary Odyssey is an alternative rock band from Evansville, Indiana, composed of Aaron Tanner and Brett Siler.
The "Odyssey" series later included novellas by Parkin's then-girlfriend Cassandra May and his later protégé Mark Clapham.
The book begins by examining the role that the Homeric Epics played in antiquity—namely that anybody who was considered educated at the time learned to read and write, and they did so by studying the Odyssey and Iliad.
The club folded in 1995 when their home at the former Kodak Sports Social Club, now Odyssey Health Racquet Club, was sold for development.
The film follows a night's odyssey as he trails his suspect and starts to gather small details about Aníbal identity.
The Kaukônes are not to be confused with the Cicones (also mentioned in the Iliad and the Odyssey) who were a Thracian tribe on the south coast of Thrace.
The Modern Antiquarian: A Pre-Millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain is a book written by Julian Cope, published in 1998.
The name comes from the Phaeacian princess Nausicaa of the "Odyssey", who assisted Odysseus.
The Nausicaa of the "Odyssey" was "renowned for her love of nature and music, her fervid imagination and disregard for material possessions", traits which Dani Cavallaro sees in Miyazaki's Nausicaä.
The school newspaper is called the "Odyssey" in reference to President Grant's first name - Ulysses - the main character in Homer's epic "The Odyssey."
The station also carries nationally syndicated programs, such as Point of View, Classic Christian Gold, Focus on the Family, Haven Today, Adventures in Odyssey, Music Through the Night and My Money Life.
Their first step in that field was to secure the rights to distribute the Magnavox Odyssey in Japan, which they did in 1975.
This ended the OPJHL's first odyssey in the Royal Bank Cup.
Together, the two men embark on a several day long odyssey through the North of Italy—by train and on foot—until they finally, in the midst of a snowbound forest, reach the Yugoslav border.
Tour at several venues, including the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, the O2 Arena in London, and in Athens and Sydney.

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