At a glance:
- Author: Euripides
- First Published: 421
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Satyr play
- Setting: Mount Aetna in Sicily
- Characters: Odysseus, The Cyclops, Silenus, Chorus of Satyrs, Companions of Odysseus
- Genres: Drama, Mythological literature, Adventure
- Subjects: Folkloric or magical people, Mythology or myths, Legends, Folklore, Greek or Roman times, Monsters, Greece or Greek people, Wine or wine making, Trojan War
- Locales: Europe, Italy, Mount Etna, Sicily, ancient
As he rakes the ground before the cave of his master, the Cyclops, old Silenus laments the day he was shipwrecked on the rock of Aetna and taken into captivity by the monstrous, one-eyed offspring of Poseidon, god of the sea. About Silenus gambols his children, the Chorus of Satyrs, who pray with their father to Bacchus for deliverance. Suddenly, Silenus spies a ship and the approach of a group of sailors who are clearly seeking supplies. Odysseus and his companions approach, introduce themselves as the conquerors of Troy, driven from their homeward journey by...
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