odysseus

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  • the land
  • keep eye on the ship
  • the cave
  • "Across the bay from the land of the Cyclopes is a lush, deserted island. Odysseus and his crew land on the island in a dense fog and spend day feasting on wine and wild goats and observing the mainland where the Cyclopes live. On the third day, Odysseus and his company of men set out to learn if the Cyclopes are friends or foes.
  • what brings you here?
  • "We beached there, and I told the crew ship to stand by and I keep watch over the ship; as for myself I took my twelve best fighters and went ahead"
  • fire and milk
  • "we climbed, then briskly to the cave, but Cyclops had gone afield, to pasture his fat sheep, so we looked round at everything inside: adding rack that sagged with cheeses, pens crowded with lambs and kids, each in its class"
  • try some wine
  • "strangers, he said, who are you? and where from? What brings you here by sea ways a fair traffic? Or are you wandering rogues, who cast your lives like dice, and ravage other folk by sea?"
  • "When the young Dawn with fingertips of rose lit up the world, the Cyclops built a fire and milked his handsome ewes, all in due order, putting the sucklings to the mothers."
  • "Cyclops, try some wine. Heres liquor to wash down your scrape of men. Taste it, and see the kind of drink we carried under our planks"
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