Name That List, #43

What is this a list of? The answer is below in extended.

  • Adventurous
  • Clever
  • Crafty
  • Cunning
  • Deep
  • Full of resources
  • Ingenious
  • Many-sided
  • Much-versed
  • Of many a turn
  • Of many fortunes
  • Of many wiles
  • Of twists and turns
  • Of wide-ranging spirit
  • Prudent
  • Restless
  • Sagacious
  • Shifty
  • Skilled in all ways of contending
  • Various-minded
  • Versatile
  • Wary and wise


A few of the 60+ English translations of the Ancient Greek word 'polytropos,' the fifth word of the 12,110-line epic poem the "Odyssey," and the first description of its protagonist, Odysseus.

From: "The First Woman to Translate the 'Odyssey' Into English," an article by Wyatt Mason about the British classicist Emily Wilson. The New York Times, Nov 2, 2017.

In Ms. Wilson's translation of the word 'polytropos,' Odysseus is 'complicated.'

(Thanks to Jenny Beatty for contributing this!)
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Nov 07, 2017
     Category: Name That List

I was going to say words that have been used to describe both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Posted by crc on 11/07/17 at 08:35 AM
There once lived a man named Oedipus Rex
You may have heard about his odd complex
His name appears in Freud's Index,
'cause he loved his mother!
Posted by KDP on 11/07/17 at 09:09 AM
I thought these were terms used by the talking heads to describe politicians.
Posted by Jeff on 11/08/17 at 02:02 PM
Left out: "never at a loss."
Posted by Dr. Fian on 11/08/17 at 02:14 PM
Since I am anonymous on this forum, and my modesty would prevent it otherwise, this is how people talk about me when my back is turned. Although not shifty.
Posted by BMN on 11/09/17 at 09:46 PM
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