The Odyssey

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The Odyssey

Book Ten: The Grace of the Witch (916-925)

1. Who lives on the island of Aeolus? ___________________________________________

2. What gifts does Aeolus give Odysseus? _______________________________________

3. What do Odysseus’ men do that curses their voyage even more? ___________________

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4. What happens in the land of the Laestrygones? _________________________________

5. Who lives in Aeaea? ______________________________________________________

6. In lines 1-11, what is unusual about Circe’s hall? Write the words and phrases that describe her home.

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7. If you were among the group in lines 23-26, whom would you follow – Polites or Eurylochus? Why?

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8. What happens to the men after they drink Circe’s magic potion, in lines 27-36?

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9. What does Eurylochus beg Odysseus to do? ___________________________________

10. What does Odysseus do? __________________________________________________

11. How does Odysseus protect him self from Circe? _______________________________

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12. Why does Circe free Odysseus’ men from her spell? _____________________________

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13. What epithets does Circe use in lines 108-110 to describe Odysseus?

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14. Lines 118-126 are an epic simile. What two things are being compared? How does this simile help you picture the scene that Odyseuss is describing.

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15. Of what do the men have to remind Odysseus? ________________________________

16. What does Circe tell Odysseus he must do to get home?

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Book Twelve: Sea Perils and Defeat (928-938)

1. Who lives in the underworld? _____________________________________________

2. Odysseus must talk to Tiresias, the blind prophet. Of what does he warn Odysseus?

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3. During this trip to the underworld, who does Odysseus see and speak to that is a surprise to him? ______________________________________

4. Circe warns Odysseus about the Sirens. How do the Sirens tempt the men?

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5. In lines 15-21, Circe suggests a way for Odysseus to hear the Sirens safely. What does she suggest?

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