Odysseus was held captive by calypso on an island called calypsos island and she loved him but he didn't love her back.
Circe helped Odysseus escape and she gave him a ship to go and tell his story.
Odysseus and his men where partying and drinking to celebrate them storming the island of ismarus and taking it over. while they were celebrating the fugitives warned the army that Odysseus and his men were coming
on the third day of sailing odysseus and his men drifted to the coastline of the lotus eaters who lived upon the lotus flower.
they eat their mid-day meal then Odysseus decided to send 2 of his men onto the island to check it out instead of sending his whole crew.
when he sent a couple of his men to go check out the people on the island he soon discovered that when the lotus eaters ate the lotus flower is would make them lose their will to go home so him and his men left immediately and he wouldn't let the men touch the flowers.