Who doesn’t love tales of a mythological creature and a heroic prince? In the Greek Dark Ages, a blind poet named Homer wrote fictional tales that have endured through history.
In this primary source analysis, Ulysses has just won a great victory and is heading home, but a storm blows him off course. Ulysses lands in the country of the Cyclops and proceeds on a deadly adventure. Remember that Homer’s stories contained a lesson to be learned. Ulysses & the Cyclops is no exception!
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