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Odyssey - Odyssey Master of many exploits(387 and"The...

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Odyssey Master of many exploits" (387), and "The master improviser" (395). These all have to do with how ingenious Odysseus is when he needs something. All he does is tell some outrageous stories and he can get out of any tough spot and even receive prizes for his story telling. In chapters nine trough twelve, all Odysseus does is tell stories to the Phaeacians. In fact he tells ten very outlandish and descriptive tales. The first was the journey to Ismarus (211-214). Odysseus "sacked the city, killed men, but as for the wives and plunder, that rich hall we dragged away from the place-" (212). His men then wanted to celebrate their "booty" so they stayed and that proved to be fatal to his men. Many of them died because they were very conceded, but Odysseus sat and watched in disgust of their big heads, because he knew that they should have left right away. Odysseus prove to be, in this story, very intelligent because he knew that the Cicones' would recover and reattack, and they did and his men had a great loss of life. Also because he sacked this city, for no reason, it shows him to be "a raider of cities" (472).
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