World Literature. Book 12 Challenge of Eurylokhos and the Cattle. Warm up Choose one of the following:. Option 1. Option 2. Is Odysseus responsible, or should he be held responsible, for the behavior of his men? Why or why not?.
Challenge of Eurylokhos and the Cattle
Is Odysseus responsible, or should he be held responsible, for the behavior of his men? Why or why not?
How does Odysseus compare to your idea of a hero? In what ways is he similar or different?
Ancient Greek Sculpture-4th century BCE
Ancient Greek Pottery-480-460 BCE
John William Waterhouse, Ulysses and the Sirens, 1891
While many modern artists depict the sirens as mermaids, Kirke described them as “harpies,” bird-like creatures (Book 12, line 64)
As you read, consider the following:
On the theme of temptation:
On the issue of Odysseus as a hero:
Odysseus, disguised again as a beggar, and Eumaeus, the swineherd, head in to town.
On the way, Odysseus is insulted by a goatherd.
Read page 317, lines 298-305. How does Odysseus respond? Is this a change in Odysseus or not? How so?
Odysseus’s old dog (page 319-320) So sad.
Odysseus arrives back at his hall finally.