Odysseus as a different kind of hero from Achilleus: the trickster is not "character isolated by a deed," but someone who's character is elusive.  How can he be a hero in epic circumstances?  Homer and Shakespeare take on this problem respectively in Odysseus and Hamlet.  The Ουτιs / Odysseus pun -- as a trickster he is no man, the reverse of Achilleus.  His meeting with Aias in hell, and Aias's silence; Odysseus's meeting with his mother, who sends him home knowing what he knows about the dead, to his wife: the three phantom embraces, recollecting Achilleus's dream of the dead Patroklos.

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