As commander of the Greek forces, Ulysses conquers Troy. And then he and his men embark upon a glorious journey home, unaware that they have angered. 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. As Ulysses & his brave men sail to Greece, they encounter deadly Sirens, the man-eating Cyclops & other nightmarish creatures.

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This section contains 1, words approx. Ulysses meets many people throughout his voyage and he also looses all his crew members!! Nov 12, Dayna Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: After this, they adventurea on an island ruled by Circe who turns the Hellenes into pigs. Ulysseus stabs out Polyphemus’ eye and him and his men escape out of the cave via under the bellies of giant sheep.

See all 3 questions about The Adventures of Ulysses…. Lists with This Book. User Review – Flag as inappropriate very good book i loved it.

Evslin did an amazing job! It was out of my hands, but i never want to read it again!!!!!

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Ulysses is at his home, Ithaca. Sep 09, Ellieana rated it did not like it. His bestseller “Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths” has been translated into ten different languages and has sold more than ten million copies worldwide. I hated this book.

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I vaguely recall reading The Odyssey in college. Jan 13, Dimitra rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was pleasantly surprised. Oct 16, j. He decides to tie himself to the pole and have his crew keep him there. I’m especially interested in reading about all the perils Ulysses had to face in order to go home to Ithaca After several years working as a playwright, screenwriter, and documentary producer, he began publishing novels and short stories in the late s.


Ulysses saved his many in various situations through the book. I wish he had been more distraught at the death of his faithful dog who had waited 20 years for his return! The Adventures of Ulysses from BookRags. Ulysseus and his men find themselves trapped in Polyphemus’ cave.

Evslin died in Kauai, Hawaii, at the age of seventy-seven.

I think mythology lovers of any age will enjoy this book. The Hellenes arrive adevntures Thrinacia and are stranded for thirty days because of a storm with little game to hunt. And I love it. Ulysses tricks Polyphemus into becoming intoxicated which allows Ulysses adventurrs to blind the Cyclops. Another thing that was cool about the book was that the story wasn’t cheesy, and not everyone lived happily ever after. My favorites were, and still are, Snow White and the Odyssey.

He promises to teach Telemachus everything his son needs to know because Ulysses is home now. I would say that after all Ulysses did the right choices throughout the book even though he shouldn’t have stabbed Polyphemus’ eye, because that was the reason that Ulysses was left wondering all these years at sea and if he hadn’t done it he would have been home a long time ago!

First, the Hellenes land on the island of the Ciconians in order to loot a small village along the coast. Polyphemus the cyclops is sleeping, but he closed the entrance to the cave. Oct 24, Riley rated it did not like it. Poseidon convinces Aeolus, his son, to send a gale that drives the Hellenes around the Greek islands toward Libya in Africa. Unfortunately, this is the island where the man-eating Cyclops live.


Aug 04, Meg McGregor rated it liked it.

The Adventures of Ulysses. Athene thwarts the suitors’ plot and changes herself into a swineherd to greet Telemachus and direct him to Eumaeus’ hut. Ulysses also cares for his son because he wants qdventures know Telemachus’s whereabouts, what he is doing and if anything has happened to him. The only way for him to do this is to think of an idea for him and the crew to be safe.

At dusk the next day, Ulysses, dressed as a beggar, arrives at the castle where the suitors abuse him. Section 5, Keeper of the Winds. 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.

View all 4 comments. Oct 06, He had a hold on them the whole time. Jan 18, Anna Pereira ulyzses it really liked it Recommends it for: Evslih it off with lousy editing type-o’s abound and this was a pretty lame read. Contents Ships and Men. It was also cool that bernaard book was based of the Odyssey that was made hundreds of years ago by a blind Greek poet.