The Adventures of Ulysses - Section 1, Prologue & Ships and Men Summary & Analysis

Bernard Evslin
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Section 1, Prologue & Ships and Men Summary

"The Adventures of Ulysses" by Bernard Evslin is a modern interpretation of Homer's classic "The Odyssey." The story follows Ulysses' journey to Ithaca, his home, after his efforts in the Trojan War. While being plagued by the god of the sea, Poseidon, Ulysses and his crew falter through many adventures before Ulysses finally finds his way home. "The Adventures of Ulysses" allows the classic tale to be easily understood by readers of all skill levels.

In "Prologue," the background to the adventure begins many years earlier at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, who forget to invite Eris, Lady of Discord to the celebration. Eris decides to attend uninvited and brings with her an apple, which is to be awarded to the fairest of the Goddesses. Hera, Athene, and Aphrodite all desire the apple as the trophy of the...

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