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yuˈlɪs iz; Brit. also ˈyu ləˌsizULYSSES

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ulyssesnoun

    (Roman mythology) Roman spelling for Odysseus


  1. Ulyssesnoun

    Latin name form of Odysseus

    Etymology: From Ulysses, a frequent error for Ulixes, influenced by the Ancient Greek Ὀδυσσεύς.


  1. Ulysses

    Ulysses is a novel by the Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach in February 1922, in Paris. Considered one of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking." Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem. Ulysses is approximately 265,000 words in length, uses a lexicon of 30,030 words, and is divided into eighteen episodes. Since publication, the book has attracted controversy and scrutiny, ranging from early obscenity trials to protracted textual "Joyce Wars." Ulysses' stream-of-consciousness technique, careful structuring, and experimental prose—full of puns, parodies, and allusions, as well as its rich characterisations and broad humour, made the book a highly regarded novel in the Modernist pantheon. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Ulysses first on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Joyce fans worldwide now celebrate 16 June as Bloomsday.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ulysses

    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 what he did before Troy than for what befell him in his ten years' wandering homeward after, as recorded by Homer in a separate poem called after him the "Odyssey" (q. v.), which relates his stay among the lotus-eaters (q. v.), his encounter with Polyphemus (q. v.), the enchantments of Circe (q. v.), the Sirens (q. v.), and Calypso (q. v.), and his shipwreck, &c. Tennyson represents him as impatient of the humdrum life of Ithaca on his return, and as longing to join his Trojan comrades in the Isles of the Blessed. See Penelope and Telemachus. Ulysses' Bow

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  1. Ulysses

    (Ulys′ses). A noted king of Ithaca, whose exploits in connection with the Trojan war, and his adventures on his return therefrom, are the subject of Homer’s Odyssey. His wife’s name was Penelope, and he was so much endeared to her that he feigned madness to get himself excused from going to the Trojan war; but this artifice was discovered, and he was compelled to go. He was of great help to the Grecians, and forced Achilles from his retreat, and obtained the charmed arrows of Hercules from Philoctetes, and used them against the Trojans. He enabled Paris to shoot one of them at the heel of Achilles, and so kill that charmed warrior. During his wanderings on his homeward voyage he was taken prisoner by the Cyclopes and escaped, after blinding Polyphemus, their chief. At Aeolia he obtained all the winds of heaven, and put them in a bag; but his companions, thinking that the bags contained treasure which they could rob him of when they got to Ithaca, cut the bags, and let out the winds, and the ships were immediately blown back to Aeolia. After Circe had turned his companions into swine on an island where he and they were shipwrecked, he compelled the goddess to restore them to their human shape again. As he passed the islands of the Sirens he escaped their allurements by stopping the ears of his companions with wax, and fastening himself to the mast of his ship. His wife Penelope was a pattern of constancy; for, though Ulysses was reported to be dead, she would not marry any one else, and had the satisfaction of finding her husband return after an absence of about twenty years. The Greek name of Ulysses is Odysseus.

    “To show what pious wisdom’s power can do, The poet sets Ulysses in our view.”

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  1. Ulysses

    Warrior, inventor, and traveler. Sprang into fame at the siege of Troy, where he invented the horse which recaptured Helen. Escaped from Polyphemus, a one-eyed giant, by sticking a burning telegraph pole in his eye. Later performed his greatest feat by evading the Sirens. Stayed away from home so much his wife forgot what he looked like. His dog, however, recalled the scent and prevented U. from sleeping in the barn. Press Agent: Homer. Recreation: Travel, wars. Address: Ithaca.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ULYSSES in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ULYSSES in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. William Tecumseh Sherman:

    Well, Ulysses Grant, we've had the devil's own day, haven't we ? yes, lick'em tomorrow, though.

  2. Steve Ortega:

    Beto Alert had stepped out of the room and I asked Ulysses,' How's it having your dad back ?' And Beto Alert says,' It's awesome, I love it,' beto Alert's at the age where spending time with your parents is still cool.

  3. Joachim Du Bellay, Sonnet de Regrets:

    Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family!

  4. Joachim du Bellay:

    Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family

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  • Ulysses Robertson
    That's interesting, especially when he longed to join his trojan comrades. I attended the School of Continuation at USC, during that time I was a Trojan, I traveled throughout; around the world as a matter of fact, (ventured), thanks to Uncle Sam and on my own. I love to have Ulysses as my name because it is unique. I noticed in the year 1949, there were only 507 babies named Ulysses. The novel Ulysses was written by James Joyce and published in 1922 by Sylvia Beach. I have a cousin named Sylvia; coincidental with my life over and over with the history, those are only a few. 
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pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
  • A. scarper
  • B. render
  • C. transpire
  • D. abhor

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