Being a lover of myth (Greek, Norse, Celtic, middle eastern and Indian,) I’ll take a look at this, probably while whiling away the winter months in Mallorca.
I remember decades ago reading a novel by Robert Graves, titled Homer’s Daughter. Graves was a classicist by education, a translator by trade and a poet and novelist for fun, he’s best known for I Claudius but he had a theory because of the importance of female character’s actions in The Odyssey that while The Iliad is a work by a male author or authors, The Odyssey it more likely to have been written by a woman or women. Graves speculates that the tue author was Nausicaa.
The theory can never be proved of course but it makes sense in both a symbolic and historical sense. Why, other than because he was besotted with some female, would Odysseus travel to Gozo (near Malta) which is thought to be the modern name of Calypso’s home, Ogygia, on his way home from Troy to Ithaca, it’s well out of the way from anywhere Troy might have been sited to Malta.

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