Apologoi

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An apologoi is a Greek term which means a story inside a story. It comes from the word apologos which means "story". A famous example of an apologoi is in books 9 to 12 of Homer's epic poem, the Odyssey. In that apologoi Odysseus tells the Phaeacians the story of his travels from Troy to Calypso's island Ogygia.[1]

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  1. Most, Glenn W. (1989). "The Structure and Function of Odysseus' Apologoi". Transactions of the American Philological Association (1974-2014), Vol. 119 (1989), pp. 15-30. Retrieved 20 October 2018 (subscription needed).