In Chapters 1, Ships and Men, Ulysses starts his journey home to Ithaca. In Chapter 2, The Ciconians, Ulysses attempts to attack the Ciconians, and is. Ulysses is a war hero from the Trojan War, a war that lasted a decade. We are reading the version of The Adventures of Ulysses written by Bernard Evslin. The leader of the Greek forces returning from Troy encounters the Cyclops, the beautiful sorceress Circe and more, as he tries to ward off the anger of the gods.

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He decides to tie himself to the pole and have his crew keep him there.

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I would recommend this book to people between the ages of 10 and 15 because ylysses that are younger than 10 years old won’t understand the book because of the vocabulary and because it is very hard to understand all the things that are going on at the same time because it is very confusing. The last chapter cuts to the chase and then it’s over.

Adveentures this, they land on an island ruled by Circe who turns the Hellenes into pigs. The Land of the Dead. He had a hold on them the whole time.

These two quotes show that Ulysses can get them out of any type of trouble they get into because he can think of amazing plans. And because of that, not a lot of other people are. All of Ulysses’s men were either killed by foreign soldiers, a god or cyclops, a giant cannibal, a large monster, and nature’s trickery, or they went missing after the sun titan Hyperion’s wrath.

As a beggar, Ulysses goes to the home of Eumaeus, his swineherd, who agrees to feed the beggar. Sep 09, Ellieana rated it did not like it.


The whole love situation Ulysses found himself in was quite horrifying, considering his wife at home. The dog if waiting for Ulysses for 20 years, and his, life just goes to waste. Section 2, The Ciconians. The final thing I want to mention is that Ulysses has a caring heart for Penelope and Telemachus. He lives with the enchantress for a long time before resuming his voyage upon which she tells him that he must first travel to Tartarus.

He is unable to help Ulysses who has a foreboding dream of the monsters he will encounter on his voyage. Ulysss put every last prince to death and Ulysses goes to see his wife after 20 years at sea.

Ulysses survives and gets out of lots of trouble because he is fearless. Ulysses efslin not scared as they attacked he just put all his anger together and stabbed the cyclops. Greek myths are intriguing myths that draw you into a magical world full of adventure, danger and excitement.

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The Adventures of Ulysses – Section 10, The Sirens & Scylla and Charybdis Summary & Analysis

How Ulysses is able to defeat The Odyssey continues to be one of my favorite adventure adventurea Ulysses adventurse Polyphemus into becoming intoxicated which allows Ulysses time to blind the Cyclops.

Lists with This Book. Most of the adventures are covered and this is a wonderful introduction to the “real thing” since having some background will enhance the understanding of Homer’s original work.

It was also cool that this book was based of the Odyssey that was made hundreds of years ago by a blind Greek poet. Clinging to the bellies of Adventurfs goats, the Hellenes escape their imprisonment to Polyphemus’ chagrin. If there’s one good thing to come if having read this, it’s a better appreciation of the “original” translated version of The Odyssey that I read.

Although he did have some help from the gods at times, it is physically impossible for a mortal man, Ulysses in this case, to lift a giant rock by himself and throw it to crush some of his enemies. Had to read for school. The book The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin portrays Ulysses on his tough journey home to Ithaca confronting many dangers and somehow always escaping oc after time because of his intelligence.

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Ulysses awakes in Ogygia with Calypso, a daughter of the Titans, who teaches him to see the past and future in her fire though she forbids him ulyssws see his homeland. Section 15, The Return. I loved this book. It was like that for the whole story, a island, a new problem, and Ulysses always solved it. It was a short book, but it felt like the longest slump in the world.

The Adventures of Ulysses – Section 10, The Sirens & Scylla and Charybdis Summary & Analysis

This shows that Ulysses will do whatever it takes to save his crew and he will even put his own life at danger to save them. Ulysses makes the mistake of taunting Polyphemus by revealing his name, and Polyphemus prays to his father, Poseidon, to punish Ulysses with a long voyage.

These baubles attract a shoal of naiads incurring the anger of Poseidon due to his belief that the Hellenes are attempting to steal his naiads from him. Ulysses wishes his ears were blocked as he hears ilysses Sirens and fights his desire to go to them. I think mythology lovers of any age will enjoy this book.