-After leaving Troy.
-Odysseus and his crew sail to Ismarus.
-The home of the cicones.
-The cicones are allies with Troy.
-Odysseus and his crew raids and kills the cicones.
-The ciconian army retaliates.
-Kills seventy two of Odysseus's men.
-Odysseus sets sail again.
3. Lotus Eaters
-The crew lands near the land of the Lotus Eaters.
-Odysseus sends two men to see what the natives are like.
-The natives devour a certain kind of magic lotus.
-The lotus causes anyone who eats it to become influctuated with it.
-Will make anyone not want to return home.
-The scouts fall victim to the plant.
-Odysseus forcefully brings them back to the ship.
-The crew sets sail again.
-The next land holds a giant race of mem, the cyclops.
Odysseus and twelve men decide to investigate a particular cyclops and wait in the cyclop's cave, while the cyclops tends to his sheep.
The cyclops- Polythemus comes back.
-Eats some of the men and traps the rest in the cave.
-Odysseus blinds Polythemus.
The survivors reboard the ship and sail away.
5. King Aeolus
-Odysseus and his men land on the island of the King Aeolus.
-Stays there in his company for a month.
-Odysseus recieves two paring gifts;
A west wind- to blow the ship's sail toward Ithaca.
And a bag containing all the unfavourable winds.
-The crew sets sail to Ithaca.
-The voyagers stop brieftly on the island of the laestrygonians.
-The Laestrygonians are ferocious Cannibals.
-They began to violently throw boulders at the ships.
-All of the ships sink except for Odysseus and his ship.
-Forty five men and Odysseus are all who are left to face the journey ahead.
-The survivors sail to the island of Aeaea, the home of Circe.
-Eurylochus explores the island.
-Finds a beautiful lady.
-The men become swine and Eurylochus runs back to Odysseus to tell him what happened.
-Hermes comes to help Odysseus and his men.
-Hermes gives him a magical plant that prevents Circe's spells.
-Gives directions as well (to Circe)
-Odysseus defeats Circe and the men stay on the island for a year.
8. Land of the dead
-Finally Odysseus begs for Circe to let him and his men go.-She does so, but tells him; He must first meet Teresias who resides amoung the dead.
-Odysseus and his men bring an offering to Hades- a ram.
-They are accepted into the underworld.
-There Odysseus meets Teresias who gives him a prophecy.
-The prophecy states that Odysseus will come back to Ithaca and claim his vengeance on the suitors of his wife Penelope.
-Odysseus also sees his newly deceased mother and speaks of his family with her.
9. Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis
-Circe warns Odysseus of the dangers ahead in their journey.
-She warns him of the siren;Half women, half bird beings.
Who lure sailors in with their beautiful voices to their doom.
-Circe also tells Odysseus of the horrible beast Scylla.-Also about the furious whirlpool- Charydbis.
-Circe proclaims Scylla will take six men in her six jaws.-It is possible to circumvent.
-The men cover their ears with bees wax and Odysseus strapped to the mast to escape the Sirens' trap as they pass through.
-Six men are killed as Circe predicted.
-After sailing away from the danger.
-The men pass by the iusland of Thrinacie.
-Twice Odysseus has been warned to avoid Thrinacie.-The men foolishly plunder the sheep.
-This angers Hyperion and Hyperion threatens to make the sun stop shining.
-Zeus appeases Hyperion by sending a thunderbolt to sink Odysseus's ship.
-Only Odysseus survives.
-Odysseus drifts away and washes ashore on Ogygia.
-A beautiful nymph- Calypso finds Odysseus and falls in love with him.
-She keeps him captive on her island for seven years.
-Zeus finally sends Hermes to tell Calypso to release Odysseus.
-She reluctantly abides and sets Odysseus free.
12. Odysseus meets King Alcinous
-Odysseus drifts away from Ogygia.
-Lands on the island of King Alcinous.
-Alcinous begs Odysseus to tell him of his travels.
-Alcinous holds a banquet in his honour and Odysseus relates his story.-While Odysseus is asleep, he is put on a boat to sail to Ithaca.
13. Home coming.
-Odysseus finds himself at Ithaca, though he does not realize he is home.
-Athena appears and tells him he is indeed home.
-She disguises him as an old man so he can sneek into his house with the evil suitors being unaware of who he is.
-The suitors have grown impatient, so Penelope holds an archery contest with the winner receiving her hand in marriage.
-Odysseus as the old man wins the contest and reveals himself.
-He kills the suitors and embraces Penelope.