Odysseus

================================================== Odyssius The legend of Odysseus is the subject of Homer's Odyssey. He was Agamemnon's intermediary and was in command of twelve ships on the voyage to Troy. He was well known for both the wisdom of his council and the courage with which he fought throughout the war. Finally, it was his idea to construct the wooden horse which successfully fooled the Trojans. He commanded the unit inside the horse and was said to have been the first one out of the horse. He then reportedly saved Helen from her husband Menelaus.

Germane to Socrates' situation is the belief that Zeus had acknowledged Odysseus as the wisest of men just as the oracle of Apollo had said to Socrates generations later.

Picture: Odysseus presenting armor to Ajax's son
The Vatican Exhibit