The Timeline of the Odyssey

This is a timeline for the Odyssey, remember this occurred after the Trojan War.

1189 BC-01-01 21:49:59


Phaiakians found Odysseus washed ashore of their seafaring land and once they realize who he is give him gifts and help return him home to Ithaca.

1189 BC-02-03 21:49:59


Eumaeus is the first mortal that Odysseus comes across on his return home, he initially tricks him into believing he is someone else until he proves himself.

1189 BC-02-05 21:49:59


Telemachos is Odysseus' son who went on a trip away from his mother to try to find news of his father and his whereabouts.

1189 BC-02-07 21:49:59

The suitors

While gone Odysseus' wife and son and to fight of suitors trying to marry Penelope, after returning home Odysseus fought them off for good.

1197 BC-01-01 21:49:59


Calypso kept Odysseus hostage for seven years in her palace. She lured him in with her singing and whilst there they slept together. He wants to leave and eventually the gods order his release, despite her anger she provides him with bread, wine, and the materials to make a small raft.

1198 BC-01-01 03:30:47

Travel to Underworld

Odysseus and his men receive warnings from some of the ghosts while in the underworld and he also discovers that his mother has died when he sees her ghost there.

1198 BC-03-01 03:30:47


A pair of two beautiful women that lure Odysseus and his men with their beautiful song and attempt to wreck their ship.

1198 BC-06-01 03:30:47

Scylla and Charybdis

Scylla and Charybdis are two sea creature Odysseus had to struggle with on his journey home to Ithaca. One was a whirlpool the other a multi-headed dragon like creature.

1198 BC-08-01 03:30:47


Helios punishes Odysseus and his men for eating his cattle by holding his breathe so the wind no longer blows and they cannot proceed home.

1198 BC-10-01 03:30:47


The men run into the Charybdis sea monster again, the whirlpool.

1199 BC-01-01 03:30:47


Odysseus and his men end up on Circe's island and it takes them a year to escape, in which time she turns the men into pigs.

1200 BC-01-01 00:00:00


Odysseus first met the Kikonians.

1200 BC-01-01 00:00:00

The End of the Trojan War

Odysseus spent ten years fighting in the Trojan war (detailed in the Iliad) . The Odyssey is the story of his journey home

1200 BC-01-01 00:00:00

Leave Troy

After ten years at war they finally can leave Troy.

1200 BC-01-01 00:00:00

Lesson information

Presentation: The Timeline of the Odyssey By: Morgan Hester Grade: 9 Content Area: Language Arts Standard: Being able to analyze complex characters and track and analyze their development throughout a text.

1200 BC-03-01 00:00:00

Lotus Eaters

The men got stranded on an island and met natives that ate Lotus and found themselves high and unable o remember what they were supposed to be doing. Odysseus drug the men back to the boat to get them home.

1200 BC-05-01 00:00:00


Polyphemus was a Cyclops that Odysseus and his men met, Odysseus knew that the Cyclops was going to try to eat them. Odysseus got the Cyclops drunk and was able to stab his eye and kill him so the men could escape.

1200 BC-07-29 03:30:47


Aeolus meets Odysseus and gives him a tightly closed bag of winds so that he and his men can open the bag and use it to return home to Ithaca.

1200 BC-09-29 03:30:47


The Lestrygonians were a tribe of cannibals that ate many of Odysseus' men and also destroyed eleven of the twelve ships.

The Timeline of the Odyssey

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