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What do you think of Eurylochus?
In Greek mythology, Eurylochus (/jəˈrɪləkəs/; Ancient Greek: Εὐρύλοχος Eurúlokhos) appears in Homer’s Odyssey as second-in-command of Odysseus’ ship during the return to Ithaca after the Trojan War. He is portrayed as an unpleasant, cowardly individual who undermines Odysseus and stirs up trouble.
What kind of person is Eurylochus?
Eurylochos is one of Odysseus’ companions. He’s a cautious man, refusing to enter Circe’s hall even when accompanied by armed men—until he’s not cautious at all, like when he convinces everyone to stay on the island of Helios’ cattle, and then eat those cattle despite repeated and explicit warnings against it.
Why is Eurylochus suspicious of Circe?
When Odysseus demands that Eurylochus return to Circe’s home to save the crew with him, he refuses to go and petitions Odysseus to leave the island. Eurylochus reasons that there is no saving the transformed crew members and believes that they will certainly die if they return to her home.
What value do you think Eurylochus is appealing to in his argument?
What value do you think Eurylochus is appealing to in his argument? Eurylochus is valuing his pride and the other man’s pride. He doesn’t think it is amazing to die starving to death than it would be to die from the gods so he would rather die and go down in history than die a worthless death.
How does Odysseus respond to Eurylochus?
They petition Odysseus to allow Eurylochus to remain behind and guard the ship, but Eurylochus follows along out of fear that Odysseus will sharply reprimand him. Overall, Odysseus reacts to Eurylochus’s “mutinous outburst” by controlling his temper and refraining from killing him.
How does Eurylochus justify killing the cattle?
17. How does Eurylochus justify killing the cattle? He convinces the men that it would be better to die at sea than die of starvation on an island with so much readily available food. He tells them that if they make sacrifices to the gods, the gods will spare them for having touched the sacred cattle.
Why did Odysseus save his men from Lotus Eaters?
When Odysseus and his men eat the lotus plant, it makes them forget their longing for home. All they want to do is eat the lotus plant and stay there. This is bad because Odysseus wants to get home to his wife and son.
How does Eurylochus justify killing a cow to eat?
One day Odysseus fell asleep, and Eurylochus convinced the men to eat the Cattle of the Sun: it’s better to die at sea from the wrath of the gods, he said, than to die of hunger. Odysseus is furious and disappointed when he wakes up and finds that his crew has killed the cattle of the sun god.
Who is Eurylochus in the myth of the world?
He was also a relative of Odysseus through marriage. He is portrayed as an unpleasant cowardly individual who undermines Odysseus and stirs up trouble. When the ship stopped on Aeaea, home of Circe the sorcress, Eurylochus and Odysseus draw lots to lead a group of twenty two men to explore the island. Eurylochus is chosen.
What do you think Eurylochus is appealing to in his argument?
What value do you think Eurylochus is appealing to in his argument? Survival instinct because he has to do what he can to survive and that is too unfortunately kill the animals Describe Antinous’ treatment of Odysseus Makes fun of him, refuses to give food, and throws a stool at him Why does Odysseus provoke Antinous to behave badly?
What did Eurylochus do to Odysseus and his crew?
Although Circe, after making a truce with Odysseus, later instructed Odysseus not to touch the cattle on the island of the sun god Helios, Eurylochus convinced the hungry and mutinous crew to kill and eat some of them. As a punishment Odysseus’ ship was destroyed and all of his crew, including Eurylochus, were killed in a storm sent by Zeus.
What did Eurylochus do in the bag of winds?
Eurylochus is a trouble-making individual in Odysseus’ crew on his return home. His exploits include: Convincing the crew to open the bag of winds, thinking that there is treasure inside it. Avoiding Circe’s spell through his suspicion, and successfully warning Odysseus and the rest of the crew.