Saturday, January 24, 2009
January 24: Odysseus Silenced the Sirens (Vol. 22, pp. 165-173)
Today's selection from Homer's "Odyssey" deals with those sweetly singing voices that lured seafarers to their doom, and Odysseus' solution. He stopped up the crews ears with wax and had them tie him to the mast so they could navigate the ship past the enchanted rocks without running it aground.