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When Odysseus and his men landed on the island, he took his "Best fighters and went ahead." (Homer 956)
Odysseus and his crew are trapped by the "man so huge, he seemed no man at all of those who eat good wheaten bread" (956) that was the cyclops.
We are from Troy, Achaeans, blown off course.
Strangers, who are you? And where from?
In part of his plan to escape the cave of the Cyclops, Odysseus cuts "a six foot section of this pole and... scraped it... and held this in the fire's heart and turned it." (960)
Odysseus brings the Cyclops "liquor to wash down scraps of men"(961) To put him at ease while his men prepare the stake.
Cyclops, try some wine.
Odysseus and his men attack the Cyclops with the stake. "Straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye."(962)
Odysseus taunts the Cyclops as he and his men run. The Cyclops then "stretched his hands out in his darkness toward the sky of stars, and prayed Poseidon."(966)
Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: Laertes' son, who's home's Ithaca!
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