The Adventures of Ulysses Setting & Symbolism

Bernard Evslin
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Troy

Troy is the land where Paris is prince. This is where Ulysses' adventures begin during the Trojan War.

Ships

Ulysses sails from Troy with three ships. Unfortunately, the cargo area is small and requires frequent stops to provision the ships.

Trojan booty

The Hellenes leave Troy where much treasure from their victory. Storing this treasure on the ship causes less room for food and water. When the ships begin to sink after leaving the Ciconians, the Hellenes dump their treasure into the sea, drawing the attention of a shoal of naiads which results in Poseidon's anger.

Village of Ciconians

After leaving Troy, the Hellenes are attracted to a small village on an island they pass. They stop to raid this island and are assaulted by the Ciconians. In their hasty retreat, the Hellenes' ships are damaged.

Cythera

Cythera is the southernmost island of Greece which the Hellenes...

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