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What is the main force of the Cicones?
Because while Odysseus’ men were partying, fugitives went inland, running to call to arms the main force of Cicones. This was an army, trained to fighting on horseback or, where the ground required, on foot.
What did the Cicones do to Odysseus men?
These people who were the Cicones in the Odyssey were not to be trifled with. They had come to the Trojans’ aid during the war and were known to be fierce and capable warriors. They soon routed Odysseus’ men, taking back the slaves and killing six crew members from each of the ships before they could escape.
What did Odysseus order the man at the tiller?
You at the tiller, listen, and take in all that I say—the rudders are your duty; keep her out of the combers and the smoke; steer for that headland; watch the drift, or we fetch up in the smother, and you drown us. ‘ how many men did the Scylla eat? ****when they got to ——–, what did Odysseus tell his “shipmates”?
WHO warns Odysseus of the siren’s call and defeat them?
Circe warns Odysseus to avoid the song of the sirens because it will seduce him. What is the danger associated with the sirens? The sweet sound of the sirens’ voices will lure Odysseus and his men in and kill them. You just studied 12 terms!
Why does Eurylochus obey Odysseus?
The answer is that Eurylochus was attempting to convince the rest of Odysseus’ men to slaughter and eat the sacred cattle of Helios, the sun-god. Circe had warned Odysseus that his ships would be destroyed if he and his men ate Helios’ cattle. Consequently, Odysseus made his men swear to leave the cattle alone.
Who are the Laestrygonians in the Odyssey?
Laestrygones, also spelled Laestrygonians or Lestrygonians, fictional race of cannibalistic giants described in Book 10 of Homer’s Odyssey. When Odysseus and his men land on the island native to the Laestrygones, the giants pelt Odysseus’s ships with boulders, sinking all but Odysseus’s own ship.
Who does Odysseus talk to in the underworld?
When his men finally persuade him to continue the voyage homeward, Odysseus asks Circe for the way back to Ithaca. She replies he must sail to Hades, the realm of the dead, to speak with the spirit of Tiresias, a blind prophet who will tell him how to get home.
Why did the Cicones defeat Odysseus?
why were odysseus and his men defeated by the cicones? He lost so many men and that made attacking ismarus a bad idea. odysseus commanded his man to return to their ships and flee. they disobeyed resulting in casualties.