House Ascendant : Odysseus & His Family in the Early 13th Century BC
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From Odysseus birth in 1286 BC to his fifteenth year of age, this coming-of-age biography is also a fictional protohistory about the early 13th century BC of western Greece. the setting is Ithaca Isle during the young sovereign years of father Laertes co-regency with the grandfather Arceisius. Odysseus' motherIt tells the story of his lifelong friendship with Mentor son-of-Alkimosa, a Highlander off the Pholoe Mountains of the northwest Peloponnesus. A lad just a year younger than Odysseus, Mentor at age thirteen became the ward of his father Laertes.
Growing up together, they remain close even as their career paths must diverge. Until that time, Odysseus achieves the fundamental talents of his father that shall enable his accession to co-regency with Laertes. By book's end he's become the Fleetmaster & sea Wanax of the western Cephallenes. Mentor learns writ and journalizing by syllabary while an understudy to Laertes. By that aptitude and proficiency he prepares to serve his ultimate sovereign, the maiden matriarch Helen daughter-of-Nemesis, most famous as Helen of Sparta and of troy.
The Royal Chronicles of Mentor begin in 1286 BCE with the recent marriage of Laertes & Anticleia in Phokis. Salutary of a long peace to come, it was, nonetheless, a wedlock performed within a loose armistice that ended the hostilities which the Highlanders called the Long War (of the Lowlanders) but which the Cephallenes of Western Greece dubbed the Isthmian War. It had begun as the Argive War, a civil war between the Sons of Pelops, Atreus & Thyestes. For them the early warfare was called the War of the Brothers Rivalry. It escalated into religious civil war (hagia statotia) whereby a vicious clash between the Old & Ancient Beliefs of traditional matriarchy and the New Beliefs by interloping patriarchs. For that reason we think the warfare is magnificently allegorical of what the Classical Greek Mythologists have dubbed The Telemachia, the fantasy War of the Olympians and the Titans.
The Long War lasted from 1301 to 1285 BCE as a full conquest of Kadmeis and martial occupation of the Isthmus of Ephyrea. The liberation of Kadmeis is when we begin to call its much reduced region Thebes. Atreus survived the war defeated for six years, then died. His brother Thyestes, triumphant, renamed imperial Argolis Great Argos, by taking the title of Great Wanax Regent. Thereby he repressed the succession of Agamemnon to his father Atreus, but also conserved the Dual Dynasty of the Pelopids and the Perseids. That had been the clear intention of his father Pelops as abetted by another regency, that of the Great Wanax Regent Eurystheus.
THE GENEALOGY OF THE ERECHTHEIDS BY ATTICA,
BY WHICH LINE OF DESCENT THE CEPHALIDS OF
WESTERN GREECE'S FUTURE AS CEPHALLENIA
House Ascendant : Odysseus & His Family in the 13th Century BC
The First Volume of the Royal Chronicles by Mentor Son of Alkimos the Highlander, by whom also our serialization of ongoping writing projects.
The revised title above stems from what has previously been previewed is a coming-of-age biography of Odysseus as a boy and young teenager. In parallel it's biography Mentor as well, for a dual framework Protohistory. In genre of historical fiction, a story about a greatest friendship in western literature, the two essential biographies are skeletal to the regional prehistory of Western Greece beginning with the co-regent reigns of the father Laertes, son of Arceisius, with that grandfather sired by the legendary Cephalos.
A first part tells us tales about Odysseus while under the care of his mother Anticleia; a second part relates his late childhood to his apprenticeship at naval command while subject to his brilliant father Laërtes. That takes us through his fifteenth birthday, when he accedes to the co-regent title of Fleetmaster and Sea Wanax (Apparent). A third part introduces us briefly to his loves-in-life.They begin just after his recuperation from a gashing wound by a boar, which he suffered while a guest of his grandfather Autolykos at Gulf Phokis. He heals, of course, to command the Near Fleets of the Ithacan League, during which period his consortship with Kassiope of Scheria by the House of Phaiax.
A fully drafted manuscript since 1990, it has been carefully rewritten to fit within the constraint of 450 pages. Extensive addenda address both the needs of advanced scholarly audiences for validations of the Translator, and also the tools that lay persons wholly unfamiliar with antiquity and epic can use for their rare quests back into these far earlier times. One such tool is provided by the link below, by which our offering of "a Power Spectrum" of the centuries BC involved in our stories. There is also an Index by which readers can recall or relearn the many perosnages of Early Greek Mythology.
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THE SYBIL TO LAERTES:
Of Islands, Laërtes, whom Matrons make Lord,
Bring becalmed lengthening...
Comfort your friends for havens welcome to you,
Yours are the light winds.....
Gather the flocks, fleece for spinners, the looms,
Lost spouse in the east ....
True daughter well wedded, marriage-daughter your strength,
Then off to the north.....
The time of the Bronze ended that of the Stone,
Long tale shall be made......
His tale and yours......
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