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Updated: 2/11/2021
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  • Odysseus and his men make it to the Cyclopes' island.
  • ‘Old shipmates, friends, /the rest of you stand by; I’ll make the crossing / in my own ship, with my own company." (Homer, 9, 71-73)
  • Odysseus enters Polyphemus' cave and eats his food out of Greek tradition.
  • "We lit a fire, burnt an offering, /and took some cheese to eat" (Homer, 9, 133-134)
  • Polyphemus comes back and devours some of Odysseus' men.
  • "he dismembered them and made his meal, /gaping and crunching like a mountain lion— /everything: innards, flesh, and marrow bones." (Homer, 9, 195-197)
  • Odysseus finds a stick and uses it to make a spear.
  • "I /chopped out a six foot section of this pole / and set it down before my men, who scraped it; / and when they had it smooth, I hewed again / to make a stake with pointed end." (Homer, 9, 230-234)
  • Polyphemus is offered some wine after eating Odysseus' men.
  • "Give me another, thank you kindly. Tell me, /how are you called?" (Homer, 9, 264-265)
  • "Cyclops, try some wine. /Here’s liquor to wash down your scraps of men."(Homer, 9, 255-256)
  • Odysseus responds to Polyphemus' question.
  • "My name is Nohbdy: mother, father, and friends, / everyone calls me Nohbdy."(Homer, 9, 273-274)