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?
When every thing was ready, Odysseus embarked, and the sailors slipped the cables and took their seats at the oars.
Moreover, every one thought or said that King Odysseus must be dead.
Two passages mention Λοκροί in connection with the other Aias; three mention Ἰθάκη or Κεφαλλῆνες in connection with Odysseus.
Last of all, Odysseus begged leave to try, and was laughed to scorn.
Presently Odysseus, too, entered in the guise of a forlorn old beggar, and sat down near the door.
But when Odysseus speaks falsely he is voluntarily and intentionally false.
Last in the train came the big ram, with Odysseus clinging underneath.
king of Ithaca, from Greek Odysseus (Latin Ulysses), of unknown origin, perhaps related to odyssasthai "to be grieved at, be angry at."
A Greek hero in the 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.)