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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The Adventures of Ulysses Summary & Study Guide

He wrote more than 30 books which re-told the great Greek myths and legends. I would highly recommend this book. User Review – Flag as inappropriate This is the story of the ship ride comming back from troy. Oct 16, j. I decided to give it a try, just because I was out of books to read. Cox rated it it was amazing. I recommend this book to fellow mythology geeks, and people who can read a lot of old words like “ye”.

Unfortunately, this is the island where the man-eating Cyclops live. The whole book repeats itself until the last chapter. They get off the bellies of the rams and make a run for the ship.

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.

Where can I buy this book? My teacher gave us the option to read it at school, since we are studying Greek Mythology. High interest-easy reading for junior and senior high school students National Council of Teachers of English.

They were enjoying the lotus flowers that were being given to them, but for some reason they made adcentures drowsy and sleepy. It was the worst book I read this year, honestly.


He promises to teach Telemachus everything his son needs to know because Ulysses is home now. I don’t care about what other people say, this book is really good and if you’re a advetures who loves reading about thrilling odysseys and dangers lurking in every page, I ebslin this book.

Selected adventres Title Page. Feb 15, Theresa rated it it was ok. The cyclops has already eaten one of his men. Common terms and phrases Achilles Aeolus Alcinous Antinous Athene awoke beach beautiful beggar belly Bernard Evslin black ship blood Calypso castle cave Charybdis Ciconians Circe climbed courtyard crew cried Ulyssee Cyclops dead deck dreams Eumaeus Eurylochus Eurymachus eyes father fell fight fire flowers ghosts giant girls goats goddess gods golden Greek gull hand happened harbor head heard helm hero horse howling huge husband island Ithaca keep kill king knew land looked Lotusland mast mighty Morpheus naiad Nausicaa never night oars Ogygia Penelope Perimedes Phaeacia Polyphemus Poseidon raft rock sail sailors Scylla ship shipwrecks shouted singing Sirens sleep sound spear stag stood stranger suitors swam swiftly sword tall Tartarus Teiresias Telemachus tell terrible things Uylsses took trees Trojans Troy turned Ulysses saw voice voyage waiting warriors watched weaving wife wild wind wine wolves young Zeus.

The Cattle of the Sun. Ulysses may be a hero, but he is not a This may not be the worst book I’ve ever read, but it defiantly on the list. This is the worst book I’ve ever read. Lists with This Book.

Ulysses cannot restrain himself from revealing his identity to his son and planning his attack on Penelope’s suitors. I hated this book.

Clinging to the bellies of Polyphemus’ goats, the Hellenes escape their imprisonment to Polyphemus’ chagrin. Jun 01, Indie rated it liked it.


The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin

After this, they land on an island ruled by Circe who turns the Hellenes into pigs. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I read it cause I had to for school, I wouldn’t recommend it unless you want to learn about adevntures few greek gods. View a FREE sample. I especially liked a part in the book where Ulysseus and his men find themselves on the island of Polyphemus.

Jan 13, Dimitra rated it it was amazing Shelves: While Penelope announces the contest to the suitors, Ulysses arms himself. After, all the princes attack Ulysses but Ulysses is too good with the bow and Telemachus is fighting with his sword. Ulysses shoots an arrow through twelve axe rings and reveals himself. This section contains 1, words approx. Refresh and try again.

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

Although he did have some help from the gods at times, it is physically impossible for a mortal man, Ulysses in this case, to lift a giant rock by himself and throw it to crush some of his enemies.

This section contains words approx. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I think that this book is very interesting and it was very fun to read it!

Open Preview See a Problem? But after reading a couple of books Section 13, Ino’s Veil. Athene thwarts the suitors’ plot and changes herself into a swineherd to greet Telemachus and direct him to Eumaeus’ hut. An edited retelling of Homer’s Odyssey in modern English. Dec 25, K.

How Ulysses is able to defeat the suitors has always been the highlight of the story for me!