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The Odyssey

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Losses at Ismarus

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After setting sail from Troy, Ulysses and his men first stop in Ismarus, the city of the Cicons. Ulysses loses many men here because

A

he overestimates their skill in battle against the Cicons.

B

the men forget about their homeland and decide to stay on Ismarus.

C

Neptune drowns many of the men during a storm.

D

some of the men become separated from the group and are trapped by the goddess who lives on the island.

E

the men did not obey Ulysses' orders to leave, but instead began drinking wine and slaughtering animals.