Book Nine

Cyclops

Quotes

-"Odysseus tells the Phaeacians the sorry tale of his wanderings. From Troy, the winds sweep him and his men to Ismarus, city of the Cicones."

-"Odysseus and his men then sail through the murky night to the land of the Cyclopes,"

-"....Polyphemus collapses with intoxication, Odysseus and a select group of his men drive the red-hot staff into his eye. "

Summary of Book 9

The travel to the Cyclops.

Odysseus and his men then sail through the murky night to the land of the Cyclopes. There they immediately come upon a cave full of sheep and crates of milk and cheese.The men advise Odysseus to snatch some of the food and hurry off, but, to his and his crew’s detriment, he decides to linger. The cave’s inhabitant soon returns—it is the Cyclops Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. When they enter the Cyclops traps them with no escape. They get him drunk until he passes out. Then Odysseus blinds him. The Cyclops then wakes up and they escape riding the bottom of the sheep.

Resources

Spark Notes, Google Images, and my BRAIN.