Presentation on theme: "The Odyssey – BOOKS 10-17 (The Short Version). BOOK 10: l Odysseus and men go to Aeolus home l Greeted and hosted for a month l Aeolus gives Odysseus."— Presentation transcript:
The Odyssey – BOOKS (The Short Version)
BOOK 10: l Odysseus and men go to Aeolus home l Greeted and hosted for a month l Aeolus gives Odysseus a leather bag (Inside are winds that might blow the ship off course) l O sails for 10 days, and can see men on the shores of Ithaca (HOME!) l Os men think the bag has treasure in it, and they open it l The wind is released, and blows them back to Aeolus, who refuses to help them further.
BOOK 10 continued… l They ended up among giants who ate some of the crew and threw rocks at the ship. l The few survivors washed up on Circes island. Circe changed all the men (except O) into pigs. l Circe told O that in order to get home, he had to travel to the land of Death.
BOOK 11: l O goes to the land of the dead, where everyone is spirits. l Spirits cant talk unless they are re- animated with blood. l O slaughters a lamb to create blood so he can talk to the spirits. l He speaks with the spirits of his mother, a prophet, Achilles, and Tiresias, a blind prophet who gives warnings about Os journey
BOOK 12: l O and men meet the Sirens. l The crew had wax in ears, O was tied to the mast so he could hear, but not steer the ship l Choice: Charybdis or Scylla l Charybdis: a monster whirlpool that swallows everything near it 3x a day l Scylla: six-headed monster who will eat one Greek for each head (each head contains 3 rows of thick fangs)
BOOK 12 continued… l They choose Scylla l She eats 6 of Os men. l They make it past and go to the island of Helios (the sun god). l Eat the sacred red cattle: DESTROYED l Do not eat them: GET HOME SAFE l Os men eat some cattle. l Zeus sent a thunderbolt as punishment, and everyone died except O. He washed up on Calypsos island.
BOOK 13: l O finishes his tale to the king. l King promises him safe passage to Ithaca. (and he makes it) l On Ithaca, Athena transforms O into an old man with rags on (disguise) so he can gain info without being recognized. l O goes off to find his swineherd, Eumaeus.
BOOK 14: l Eumaeus does not recognize O, but obeys Zeuss commandment to be kind to guests, and feeds O meat, bread, & wine. l That night, O sleeps in the warm bed next to the fire. l Eumaeus sleeps outside in the rain with his pigs.
BOOK 15: l Eumaeus and O sit around while E tells O his life story. l His nursemaid as a child kidnapped him, and then sold him for money to Os father. l Os mother raised him as a member of the family. l Meanwhile, Athena summons Telemachus to speak with him about the suitors.
BOOK 16: l Athena tells Telemachus to dodge the suitors, and go to Eumaeus house. l Tele meets O (dressed as a beggar), and then sends Eumaeus away.When Eumaeus is gone, Athena changes O into his normal appearance. l O and Tele reunite, and they plot to take out the suitors. They decide they might need help from Zeus and Athena.
BOOK 17: l O (dressed as a beggar), Eumaeus, and Tele are walking towards Os castle. l O sees his old dog at the gate, and the dog recognizes him. l Athena says that O should beg for food from the suitors that are outside the gates.
BOOK 17 continued… l One suitor, Antinous, beats him and throws a footstool at him. l The other suitors are nervous because sometimes the gods masquerade as mortals to test their righteousness. l O and Tele decide to postpone revenge on Antinous until later.