In Chapters 1, Ships and Men, Ulysses starts his journey home to Ithaca. In Chapter 2, The Ciconians, Ulysses attempts to attack the Ciconians, and is. Ulysses is a war hero from the Trojan War, a war that lasted a decade. We are reading the version of The Adventures of Ulysses written by Bernard Evslin. 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.

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Poseidon convinces Aeolus, his son, to send a gale that drives the Hellenes around the Greek islands toward Libya in Africa. Next, the Hellenes encounter a wall of bronze which they circle until they are pulled through the gate of Aeolus’ fortress.

I hated this advfntures.

The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin

Hyperion petitions Zeus for vengeance which is granted in the form of a sea storm which ends the lives of all of the Ulyzses except Ulysses who floats on a raft. With Hermes’ help, Ulysses thwarts Circe’s spells and rescues his men. Ulysses tells Aeolus the story of his adventures in the Trojan War and since leaving Troy. Apr 11, Ellen rated it it was amazing.

As Ulysses fights against his bonds, his crew rows faster.

The Adventures of Ulysses

The Odyssey continues to be one of my favorite adventure stories! The Adventures of Ulysses from BookRags. An edited retelling of Homer’s Odyssey in modern English. After this, they land on an island ruled by Circe who turns the Hellenes into pigs. I enjoyed this book, and would evlin it to anyone with an interest of mythology, action, and clever trickery.

But then again, I am a mythology geek. Evslin did an amazing job! Two men against a hundred? Section 5, Keeper of the Winds. Including the story about Ulysses bow who nobody can pull accept him.


With over seventy titles, which include both novel-length retellings and short stories, Evslin is one of the most widely published authors of classical mythology in the world. View all 6 comments.

I recommend this book to fellow mythology geeks, and people who can read a lot of old words like “ye”. Giving this book one star is too much.

In “The Sirens,” Ulysses tells his men that they advenntures stop at Thrinacia for provisions, but first they must sail through the strait of the Sirens. Dec 13, Bubbles rated it did not like it. Tbh, I’ve never actually read the Iliad. Ulysses noticed this and when he is handed a flower he has to force it out of his own hand. The only way for him to do this is to think of an idea ulyssses him and the crew to be safe.

Ulysses is a very brave men and I think that he deserves to go to The Elysian Fields when he dies because he is definitely a hero. To get home to his family. Ulysses may be a hero, but he is not a god.

On this islet is two sister called the Sirens. Where can I buy this book? Aug 04, Evslih McGregor rated it liked it. Section 13, Ino’s Veil.

Bernard Evslina graduate of Rutgers University, was an award-winning screenwriter and producer of documentary films before turning to writing in the mids. The Adventures of Ulysses from BookRags. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. I think mythology lovers of any age will enjoy this book.

The Adventures of Ulysses – Section 10, The Sirens & Scylla and Charybdis Summary & Analysis

This is the worst book I’ve ever read. Although he did have some help from the gods at times, it is physically impossible for a mortal man, Ulysses in this case, to lift a giant rock by himself and throw it to crush some of his enemies. The dog was waiting for Ulysses for 20 years, and his, life just goes to waste. Keeper of the Winds. Common terms and phrases Achilles Aeolus Alcinous Antinous Athene awoke beach avventures beggar belly Bernard Evslin black ship blood Calypso castle cave Charybdis Ciconians Circe climbed courtyard crew advenhures Ulysses Cyclops dead deck dreams Eumaeus Eurylochus Eurymachus eyes father fell fight fire flowers ghosts giant girls goats goddess gods golden Greek gull hand happened harbor head heard helm hero horse howling huge husband island Ithaca keep kill king knew land looked Lotusland mast mighty Morpheus naiad Nausicaa eevslin night oars Ogygia Penelope Perimedes Phaeacia Polyphemus Poseidon raft ulysaes sail sailors Scylla ship shipwrecks shouted singing Sirens sleep sound spear stag stood stranger suitors swam swiftly sword tall Tartarus Teiresias Telemachus tell terrible things Thrinacia took trees Trojans Troy turned Ulysses saw voice voyage waiting warriors watched weaving wife wild ulyases wine wolves young Zeus.


I highly recommend it now for middle grade readers because it presents the story of Ulysses for younger readers in a compelling and highly readable way.

Ulysses is about to perish along with h Forceful. It was also cool that this book was based of the Odyssey that was made hundreds of years ago by a blind Greek poet.

Ulysses was sometimes a jerk, and he was very confident in himself. Ulysses also cares for his son because he wants to know Telemachus’s whereabouts, what he is doing and if anything has happened to him. The Hellenes dock in Libya and sleep. I don’t know if anyone I know will enjoy this book because I certainly didn’t.