Odyssey

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.
Homer uses many epithets to describe Odysseus. Usually they are to rhyme with the story.