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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ULYSSES

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
Biographical and Historical Note.
For sketch of Homer see page 246. The story of Ulysses is told in Homer's Odyssey. The poem receives its name from the Greek name of the hero, Odysseus, who is better known to us by his Latin name, Ulysses.
Questions for Testing Silent Reading : I 1 How did the number of ships and men which Ulysses had when he came to Troy compare with those he had when he left? 2. How many men did he lose in his adventure with the Ciconians? 3. What would have happened if a south wind instead of a north wind had blown, after they sailed around the southern point of Greece? 4. Tell about the adventure with the Lotus-eaters. 5. Where did Ulysses and his men go next? 6. Who was Polyphemus? 7. Tell the story of Ulysses's dealings with the Cyclops. 8. How many men were lost in this adventure? 9. What was the plan of escape Ulysses carried out? 10. What was the prayer of Polyphemus to Poseidon?
II. i. What did the king of the winds do to help Ulysses? 2. How near to Ithaca did the west wind carry Ulysses? 3. What happened while Ulysses slept? 4. Why was Aeolus not wifling to help Ulysses a, second time? 5. How did it happen that Ulysses's ship was saved when all the others were destroyed by the Laestrygonians? 6. Where did they next sail? 7. Who went exploring? 8. What did Eurylochus report when he fled back to the ship? 9. How did Hermes help Ulysses? 10. How long did the men stay with Circe? 11. What new adventure did Circe declare to Ulysses?
III. 1. What warning regarding the oxen of the Sun did Tiresias give Ulysses? 2. Why was it well for Ulysses that he returned to Circe? 3. How did Ulysses prepare to resist the attraction of the Sirens? 4. How did Ulysses and his men pass between Scylla and Charybdis? 5. Why did Ulysses land at the island where the oxen of the Sun fed, when both Tiresias and Circe had warned him? 6. What wrong did the men do, and how were they punished? 7. How was Ulysses saved? 8. Where did he land? 9. How long did he stay with Calypso? 10. What did Zeus promise Athena? 11. What happened in Ithaca?
IV. l. Why do we not find Ulysses in the beautiful cave listening to the lovely song of Calypso? 2. What was the message of Hermes to Calypso? 3. How did Calypso help Ulysses? 4. How long did he sail and how Dear was he to Phaeacia? 5. What did Poseidon do? 6. How did Ulysses finally reach the mouth of the river?
V. 1. Why did Nausicaa decide on this particular day to wash the clothes? 2. What reason for washing the clothes did Nausicaa give her father? 3. How did Nausieaa and her maidens go to the river? 4. What did the girls do after the clothing was washed? 5. Why was Nausicaa not afraid of the stranger? 6. Describe the home of Alcinous. 7. How was Ulysses received? 8. How was he entertained on the following day? 9. When did Ulysses tell his name? 10. What did Ulysses tell the Phaeacians? 11. How did Ulysses express his appreciation of their kindness to him?
VI. 1. Describe the arrival of Ulysses in Ithaca. 2. What did Ulysses do when he recognized his own country? 3. How and why did Athena change him? 4. How did Ulysses test Eumaeus? 5. What acts of Eumaeus must have impressed Ulysses favorably? 6. Who helped Telemachus to return safely? 7. How did Ulysses caution Telemachus?
VII. 1. How did Penelope greet the returning Telemachus? 2. What information did he give her? 3. What was the gaatherd's treatment of Ulysses? 4. Tell about the dog, Argus. 5. How did Antinous treat Ulysses? 6. What did Ulysses and Telemachus do after the suitors had departed? 7. What was the story of the mantle and the tunic which Ulysses told Penelope? 8. How did Enrycleia recognize Ulysses? 9. What was Penelope's dream? 10. What did Ulysses say concerning the trial of the bow?
VIII. 1. How did the suitors regard the kindness of Telemachus toward the beggar? 2. What did Penelope invite the suitors to do? 3. Who was the first to try the bow, and who were the last? 4. How did Ulysses make himself known to Eumaeus and the herdsman? 5. How did Eurymachus feel when he found that he could not bend the bow? 6. What explanation did Antinous give? 7. Why did Telemachus speak as he did to his mother? 8. What help did the faithful servants give? 9. How did Ulysses handle the bow and with what success?
IX. 1. At what mark did Ulysses take aim? 2. What surprised the suitors when they tried to defend themselves? 3. How did Ulysses make himself known to the suitors? 4. How did Eurymachus try to excuse himself? 5. Whom did Ulysses spare? 6. How did Penelope receive Eurycleia's news of the return of Ulysses? 7. Why was Penelope so slow in being convinced that the beggar was Ulysses? 8. Where did Ulysses find his father, Laertes? 9. What signs did Ulysses show him to prove that he was his son? 10. What was the prayer of Laertes?

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