As commander of the Greek forces, Ulysses conquers Troy. And then he and his men embark upon a glorious journey home, unaware that they have angered. The leader of the Greek forces returning from Troy encounters the Cyclops, the beautiful sorceress Circe and more, as he tries to ward off the anger of the gods. As Ulysses & his brave men sail to Greece, they encounter deadly Sirens, the man-eating Cyclops & other nightmarish creatures.

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This section contains 1, words approx. The god is greatly pleased and grants Ulysses a bag of winds in order to help him return to Ithaca. Like the title says, the book focuses adevntures on him. Better than Cliff Notes! View all 5 comments. My favorites were, and still are, Snow White and the Odyssey.

It was a short book, but it felt like the longest slump in the world. Just as the Hellenes near Ithaca, Poseidon rouses the greed of several sailors who, thinking the bag holds a treasure, cut open the bag of winds which returns them to the Island of the Winds.

With Hermes’ help, Ulysses thwarts Circe’s spells and rescues his men. Section 2, The Ciconians. I enjoyed this book, and would recommend adevntures to anyone with an interest of mythology, action, and clever trickery. Ulysses meets many people throughout his voyage and he also looses all his crew members!!

View the Study Pack. At dusk the next day, Ulysses, dressed as a beggar, arrives at the castle where the suitors abuse him. Ulysses is not scared as they attacked he just put all his anger together and stabbed the cyclops. I guess Evslin’s Heroes and Monsters is his best work. I can’t even recall how many times I’ve watched the amazing movie of Odyssey with Armand Assante and Isabella Rosellini!!!


From inside the book. What is your favorite part of The Adventures of Ulysses? Selected pages Title Page. I have always enjoyed reading about Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes.

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Nov 21, Igor rated it really liked it. Greek myths are intriguing myths that draw you into a magical world full of adventure, danger and excitement. Follow Us on Facebook. Ulysses tells Aeolus the story of his adventures in the Trojan War and since leaving Troy.

Jan 13, Dimitra rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Adventures of Ulysses. Ulysses also cares for his son because he wants to know Telemachus’s whereabouts, what he is doing and if anything has happened benrard him. The book is about the journey home for Ulysseus and his men.

Ulysses also wanted to help fight of the suitors.

The Adventures of Ulysses

I really liked this book because the adventures were really cool and it tell’s the story really straight forward. Section 8, The Land of the Dead. Polyphemus the cyclops is sleeping, but he closed the entrance to the cave. Another thing that was cool about the book was that the story wasn’t cheesy, and not everyone lived happily ever after.

I don’t care about what other people say, this book is really good and if you’re a person who loves reading about thrilling odysseys and dangers lurking in every page, I recommend this book. Clinging to the bellies of Polyphemus’ goats, the Hellenes escape their imprisonment to Polyphemus’ chagrin. I absolutely love this book. His bestseller “Heroes, Ulyssds and Monsters of the Greek Myths” has been translated into ten different languages and has sold more than ten million copies worldwide.

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Most of the adventures are covered and this is a ulyssed introduction to the “real thing” since having some background will enhance the understanding of Homer’s original work. Good book for people who want an easier side of the Odyssey.

He wrote more than 30 books which re-told the great Greek myths and legends. Ulysses outsmarts his enemies because he is very intelligent. Evslin did an amazing job! Hyperion petitions Zeus bernadr vengeance which is granted in the form of a sea storm which ends the lives of all of the Hellenes except Ulysses who floats on a raft.

Students can learn how to help bernaed other in different situations than Ulysses faced. Because my son is a fan of the Riordan books, I hope he adventurez like the Adventures of Ulysses and see the parallels. I would highly recommend this book. The first 30 pages were okay, and then it just went downhill from there. However, it wasn’t my favorite myth I’ve read. I gave it one star because it was boring.

I would recommend this book to people between the ages of 10 and 15 because people that are younger than 10 years old won’t understand the book because of the vocabulary and because it is very hard to understand all the things that are going on at the same time because it is very confusing. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying The Adventures of Ulysses.

After several years working as a playwright, screenwriter, and documentary producer, he began publishing novels and short stories in the late thee.