Flashcards in 20 b history Deck (11):
what hero is the odyssey named after?
why did poseidon get angry at odysseus and his men?
they forgot to thank him for their victory over troy
what was the one-eyed monster called?
how did the greeks know the stories of odysseus and troy, in the days when they couldn't read or write?
they told them to their children and grandchildren
who first wrote down these stories?
the greek poet homer
how did odysseus get revenge on the cyclops?
he blinded him by putting his eye out
how did odysseus and his men get out of the cyclops' cave?
they held on to the cyclops' sheep when he let them out in the morning
why did odysseus tell the cyclops that his name was "noman"?
so that anyone who came to rescue the cyclops would think that no man was hurting him
after odysseus made fun of the cyclops, what did the cyclops do?
he asked poseidon to keep odysseus from reaching home
why do you think odysseus made fun of the cyclops? why didn't he just sail quietly away?
pride, foolishness, etc.
would it have been better if odysseus had simply left?