The Goddess Intervenes Book One
The poet introduces Odysseus a succesful warrior who after conquering the city of Troy has wandered the seas for many years. now he wants only to return safely to his home and family
Calypso, The Sweet Nymph: Book Five
Odysseus has been held captive for many years by the goddess Calypso on her island. Zeus sends the god hermes to order her to release Odysseus she offers her advice and helps him build a reaft on which he can sail to Scheria, his next destination.
New Coasts and Poseidon's Son
Odysseus has met King Alcinous and begins tell him of his adventures since leaving Troy. He relates the tale of the Lorus Eaters and his encournter with the brutal Cyclops, a son of the sea-god Psieidon. Doysseus continues his tales in Books 10-12