Question: English & Literature

How does Homer use epithets to describe Odysseus?
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He uses such words as: resourceful, man of many, man of twists and turns, much enduring, great-hearted, the great teller of tales, man of exploits. Homer had to use such conventions because he was trying to follow a certain rhyme pattern and so having some of these descriptive epithets on hand aided him in his composing. 

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