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Chronology Odyssey

Chronology Odyssey

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1.Athena (who is Odysseus\u2019s protector)
2. Telemachus, Odysseus\u2019s son

3. Odysseus's enemy, the sea-godPoseidon
4. Athena (now disguised as Telemachus\u2019s friendMentor
5.Nestor, most venerable of the Greek warriors at Troy
6. Nestor is now at home inP ylos.
7. Menelaus\u2019 brotherAga memnon, king ofM ycen ae and leader of the Greeks at

Troy, murdered on his return home by his wifeCl yt e mnestra and her lover
Aegisthus.

8. Calypso is persuaded by the messenger godHermes to release Odysseus.
9. The men visited the lazyLotus-Ea ters
10. The men were captured by the Cyclops Polyphemus, escaping by blinding him

with a wooden stake.
11. They stayed withAeolus the master of the winds
12. He gave Odysseus a leather bag containing all the winds, a gift that should have

ensured a safe return home, had not the sailors foolishly opened the bag while
Odysseus slept
13. All the winds flew out and the resulting storm drove the ships back the way they

had come.
14. They re-embarked and encountered the cannibalLaestr ygones.
15. Odysseus\u2019s own ship was the only one to escape
16. He sailed on and visited the witch-goddessCirce, whose magic potions turned

most of his sailors into swine.
17. Hermes met with Odysseus and gave him a drug calledmol y, an antidote to

Circe\u2019s potion.
18. They stayed on Circe\u2019s island for a year.
19. They crossed theOcean and reached a harbor at the western edge of the world,

where Odysseus sacrificed to the dead and summoned the spirit of the old

prophetTir es ias to advise him.
20. They skirted the land of theSirens,
21. Approachingsailors were drawn to them by their enchantingsinging, causing

them to sail on the cliffs and drown
22.Odysseus escaped the Sirens by having all his sailors plug theirears with
beeswax and tie him to the mast.
23. They passed between the many-headed monsterSc yl la and the whirlpool
Charybdis.
24. They landed on the island ofThrinacia. There Odysseus\u2019 men \u2013 ignoring the
warnings of Tiresias and Circe \u2013 hunted down the sacred cattle of the sun god
Helios.
25. This sacrilege was punished by a shipwreck in which all but Odysseus himself
were drowned.
26. He was washed ashore on the island of Calypso, where she kept him as her
lover, and he had only now escaped.
27. thePhaeaci ans, who are skilled mariners, agree to help Odysseus on his way
home.

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