In Book 9 of HomerŐs Odyssey, the Greek hero Odysseus tells King Alcinous about some of his many adventures following the Trojan war.

 

1)        What role do the gods play in determining OdysseusŐs fate? 

 

  

 

2)        At line 105, Odysseus begins his description of the land of the Cyclops?  Is this a civilized place? Provide a detailed description of the customs and culture of this society.

 

3)        How does Odysseus escape the Cyclops? 

 

4)        Odysseus concludes at the end of this book that he is glad to have escaped death. But what price did he pay for his escape?