Book 9 of Odyssey

Book 9 of Odyssey
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Odysseus and his men encounter the cyclops, Polyphemus.

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  • "Why not take these cheeses, get them stowed, come back, throw open all the pens, and make a run for it?" (Homer 1114).
  • We won't take this food
  • Odysseus and his men land on the island of the Cyclops, Sicily.
  • "Cyclops, try some wine. Here's liquor to wash down your scraps of men," (Homer 1118).
  • "On the third day, Odysseus and his company of men set out to learn if the Cyclopes were friends or foes," (Homer 1113).
  • Odysseus and his men found a cave that belongs to a cyclopes. In the cave was plentiful amounts of food. They had a feast in the cave.
  • The cyclopes, Polyphemus, came back to his cave and traps Odysseus and his men in it. Polyphemus eats some of Odysseus's men. Odysseus gives the cyclopes wine and he passes out.
  • Odysseus and his men sharpen a massive stake. They then stab Polyphemus with the stake in his eye making him blind. 
  • Odysseus and his men escape by tying themselves to Polyphemus's sheep. He let the sheep out the next day and the men escaped. When the Cyclops found out, he threw rocks into the sea and called upon his dad, Poseidon to curse Odysseus.
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