As half of Odysseus's men went into Circe's palace, they were greeted by Circes who prepared a meal for them.
After eating the meal Circes had prepared for them, Circes transforms half of Odysseus's men into pigs.
Eurylochus tells Odysseus what has happened to his group of men and begs him to sail away but Odysseus refuses.
"On thrones she [Circes] seated them, and lounging chairs, while she prepared a meal of cheese and barley and amber honey mixed with Pramnian wine" (p.387 lines 27-29)
On the way to Circe's palace, Odysseus encounters Hermes who gifts him a plant called a moly so that he would be unaffected by Circe's magic.
"Scarce had they drunk when she flew after them with her long stick and shut them in a pigsty—bodies, voices, heads, and bristles, all swinish now..." (p.387 lines 33-35)
Once there, Odysseus is given the drink that turned his men into pigs, but it does not affect him.
"Eurylochus tells Odysseus what has happened and begs him to sail away from Circe's island. Against this advice, however, Odysseus rushes to save his men from the enchantress" (p. 387 Authors note)
Odysseus and his crew travel to the land of the dead; where Circes had instructed them to go to listen to a prophecy from the dead prophet Tiresias
"On the way, he meets the god Hermes, who gives him a magical plant called moly to protect him from Circe's power." (p.387 Authors note)
"Circe gives Odysseus a magic drink, but it does not affect him and he threatens to kill her with his sword. Circe turns the pigs back into men but puts them all into a trance. They stay for one year, until Odysseus finally begs her to let them go home." (p. 387 Authors note)
"Odysseus and his crew set out for the land of the dead. They arrive and find the place to which Circes has directed them." (p.388 Authors note)