Ulysses (sirens)

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  • Ulysses — (sirens) In Odyssey xii. 39. 184, Homer relates how Ulysses has himself tied to the mast in order that he may hear the sirens song, yet not follow all other sailors who, having done so, are driven to follow the sound, shipwreck, and perish. The… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Ulysses pact — A Ulysses pact or Ulysses contract is a freely made decision that is designed and intended to bind oneself in the future. The term is used in medicine, especially in reference to advance directives (also known as living wills), where there is… …   Wikipedia

  • SIRENS —    in the Greek mythology a class of nymphs who were fabled to lure the passing sailor to his ruin by the fascination of their music; Ulysses, when he passed the beach where they were sitting, had his ears stuffed with wax and himself lashed to… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • ULYSSES —    (i. e. Greek Odysseus), chieftain of Ithaca, one of the Greek heroes in the Trojan War, in which he was with difficulty persuaded to join, but in which, however, he did good service both by his courage and his counsels; he is less famed for… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Sirens — three nymphs named Leucosia, Ligeia, and Parthenope; their seductive singing lured sailors to their death on rockbound coasts, when they failed to lure Odysseus (Ulysses) they flung themselves into the waves and perished …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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  • Gilbert schema for Ulysses — This schema for the novel Ulysses was produced by its author, James Joyce, in 1921 to help his friend, Stuart Gilbert, understand the fundamental structure of the book. Gilbert published it in 1930 in his book, James Joyce s Ulysses : A Study .… …   Wikipedia

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  • Odyssey — This article is about Homer s epic poem. For other uses, see Odyssey (disambiguation). Greek text of the Odyssey s opening passage The Odyssey (Ancient Greek: Ὀδύσσεια, Odysseia) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer.… …   Wikipedia

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