A rocky isle, but good for a boys training; shall not see on earth a place more dear, though I have been detained long by Calypso, loveliest among goddesses, who held me n her smooth caves, to be her hearts delight, as Circe of EAI, the enchantress, desired me, and detained me in her hall. But in my heart I never gave consent. Where shall a man find sweetness to surpass his own home and his parents? In far lands he shall not, though he find a house of gold. What of my sailing, then, from Troy? What of those years Of rough adventure, weathered under Zeus?
Who are the two goddesses Odysseus refers *At this point, Odysseus has been away from home for 18 years. Is a trait that most Epic heroes “being arrogant”/Bragging bout his war stories is common trait among epic heroes Odysseus is referring to the god Calypso. Who is a nymph in Greek mythology. Odysseus is also referring to Circe in the island Of EAI. Circe is the daughter of hello Soon after leaving Troy, Odysseus and his crew land near Samaras, the city of the Cones. The Cones are allies of the Trojan and therefore enemies of Odysseus. Aid the Cones, robbing and killing people, until the Canonic army kills 72 of Odysseus’ men and drives the rest out to sea. Delayed by a storm for two days, Odysseus and is remaining companions continue their journey. Might have made it safely home, that time, but as I came round Male the current took me out to sea, and from the north a fresh gale drove me on, past Cathedra. Nine days I drifted on the teeming sea before dangerous high winds. What kept Odysseus from making it home this time?
Poseidon is toying with Odysseus and is not letting him return home… Basically Odysseus is having troubles with the gods. Upon the tenth we came to the coastline Of the Lotus Eaters, who live upon that flower. We landed there to take on water. All ships’ companies mustered alongside for the midday meal. Where did Odysseus and his men land? Odysseus landed in a place inhabited by people who live off lotus. But when his crew members try the lotus they don’t want to return, and have to be dragged out of the land. Then I sent out n. Vow picked men and a runner to learn what race Of men that land sustained. What mission did these two men have? They were to scour the landscape and find out what species lived in the area. They fell in, soon enough, with Lotus Eaters, who showed no will to do us harm, only offering the sweet Lotus to our friends but those who ate this honeyed plant, the Lotus, never cared to report, nor to return: they longed to stay forever, browsing on that native bloom, forgetful of their homeland.