In Chapters 1, Ships and Men, Ulysses starts his journey home to Ithaca. In Chapter 2, The Ciconians, Ulysses attempts to attack the Ciconians, and is. Ulysses is a war hero from the Trojan War, a war that lasted a decade. We are reading the version of The Adventures of Ulysses written by Bernard Evslin. The leader of the Greek forces returning from Troy encounters the Cyclops, the beautiful sorceress Circe and more, as he tries to ward off the anger of the gods.

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Bernard Evslin was an author best known for his adaptations of Greek mythology. Jun 01, Kaylin rated it liked it. The last chapter cuts to the chase and evslkn it’s over.

He is unable to help Ulysses who has a foreboding dream of the monsters he will encounter on his voyage. Account Options Sign in.

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He lives with the enchantress for a long time before resuming his voyage upon which she tells him that he must first travel to Tartarus. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Hellenes dock in Libya and sleep. Before we started reading about Greek myths and legends, Advsntures knew nothing, not the slightest thing. They were enjoying the lotus flowers that were being given to them, but for some reason they made everyone drowsy and sleepy.

With determination he propped open his eyes and carried every man one by one to the ship. He is not going to leave the bags of wind available for anybody to touch or even know what they are. He breaks from the mast, but Perimedes and Eurylochus circumvent his attempt until the others help tie Ulysses back to the mast.


The Adventures of Ulysses – Section 10, The Sirens & Scylla and Charybdis Summary & Analysis

Poseidon convinces Aeolus, his son, to send a gale that drives the Hellenes around the Greek islands toward Libya in Africa. May 12, Giao Phan rated it really liked it Shelves: Contents Ships and Men. Ulysses is about to perish along with his crew in the creepy, dull, smelly, gloomy cave. Lists with This Book. With avventures seventy titles, which include both novel-length retellings and ulysees stories, Evslin is one of the most widely published authors of classical mythology in the world.

View all 3 comments. Section 4, The Cyclops’ Cave. Section 4, The Cyclops’ Cave. This retelling adventjres well written for young adults and the story moves along swiftly! Eurylochus convinces the men to slay the cattle. Ulysses is at his home, Ithaca.

It was the worst book I read this year, honestly. The Land of the Dead. Polyphemus entices the Hellenes to his cave with the scent of roasting goat in order to trap and eat them. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Without the determination of Ulysses they all would not still be alive. In Tartarus, Ulysses learns of the many misadventures that await him and specifically is warned against eating Hyperion’s sun-cattle.

My favorites were, and still are, Snow White and the Odyssey.

Ulysses shoots an arrow through twelve axe rings and reveals himself. I don’t care about what other people say, this book is really go We’re reading this book for English class right now. To ask other readers questions about The Adventures of Ulyssesplease sign up. While Penelope announces the contest to the suitors, Ulysses arms himself. When Poseidon sees Ulysses, he destroys the hero’s ship. Like the title says, the book focuses mainly on him.


Ulysses is a very brave men and I think that he deserves to go to The Elysian Fields when he dies because he is definitely a hero. Adventured disguised, Ulysses tells Penelope pleasing stories about Ulysses and convinces her to hold an archery contest to decide who her next husband will be.

I wish he had been more distraught at the death of his faithful dog who had waited 20 years for his return! That fighting is cool and dont mess with people with beards. Open Preview See a Problem? Evsli main characters are Ulysses the gods and Ulysses family.

Hyperion petitions Zeus for vengeance which is granted in the form of a sea storm which ends the lives of all of the Hellenes except Ulysses who floats on a raft.

The first 30 pages were okay, and then it just went downhill from there. Section 5, Keeper of the Winds. An edited retelling of Homer’s Odyssey in modern English.