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While Odysseus had himself tied to the mast and rationally relinquished his option to act, his sailors plugged their ears with wax and rationally relinquished their option to know.It’s Not Irrational to Party Like It’s 1999 - Issue 108: Change|Steven Pinker|November 17, 2021|Nautilus
Odysseus ordered his men to stuff their ears with beeswax as they rowed by.
When Odysseus journeyed back from Troy, his men tied him to the mast of his ship when the Sirens tempted him to leave it.
Is the Libyan assault meant to last 10 years, like Odysseus' journey?Why Is the Libya War Called Operation Odyssey Dawn?|Josh Dzieza|March 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps a quotation from Odysseus, shrewdest of European observers of Turkey, can give the answer.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
Here is a scene from it, the first after the Prologue, which would have been spoken by Odysseus.Helen Redeemed and Other Poems|Maurice Hewlett
There are other warriors taller by a head, and Odysseus was shorter than he by a head, so Agamemnon was a man of middle stature.
Why did he deserve the honor of taking his place beside Hercules and Achilles and Odysseus and the other great heroes?Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
The right thing must be done, Odysseus assures Achilles, "for I was born first, and know more things."
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[Roman name Ulysses]
A Greek hero in the Trojan War (see also Trojan War). Odysseus helped bring about the fall of Troy by conceiving the ruse of the Trojan horse. After Troy was ruined, Odysseus wandered for ten years trying to return home, having many adventures along the way. (See Circe, Cyclops, Penelope, Scylla and Charybdis, and Sirens.)