by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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Excerpt from The Odyssey: The Sirens
- 8th Century BCE
In this excerpt from Homer’s The Odyssey, Ulysses must protect himself and his crew from the dangerous song of the Sirens.Pair “Excerpt from The Odyssey: The Sirens” with “The Lotos-Eaters” to provide students with another story from “The Odyssey.” How do the effects of the sirens compare to the effects of the lotos flowers? How do both attempt to derail the impacted characters from their original paths in life?