By skjeo, Updated
Men I am cutting this wax for your ears!
Don't worry, men! This is to protect you.
Odysseus' men tied him up after they are deafened.
Odysseus prepares small beeswax bits for his crews (lines 707, 708)
This way, oh turn your bows, Achaea's glory, As all the world allows-
Odysseus laid wax on his crews' ears to protect them from Sirens. (lines 712, 713)
Release me, men! I demand to be released!
Odysseus had to be tied up and listen to the Sirens because Circe told him to listen to the Sirens. (lines 713, 714)
Since Odysseus' men kept rowing because they couldn't hear anything, they could escape safely.
Odysseus sailed into the Sirens and the Sirens began to sing. (lines 717-719)
Odysseus demanded to be released, but his men couldn't hear him because of the wax in their ears. (lines 747, 748)
Odysseus' men peeled the wax off from their ears then set him free. (lines 755, 756)
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