The Odyssey

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The Wandering Rocks

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When Circe describes the Wandering Rocks, she tells Ulysses that

"The only vessel that ever sailed and got through, was the famous Argo on her way from the house of Aetes, and she too would have gone against these great rocks, only that Juno piloted her past them for the love she bore to Jason."

Select ALL the true statements regarding this quote.

A

The quote uses source material from a story well-known to an ancient Greek audience.

B

The quote develops an original aside for the author to develop later.

C

The story emphasizes how impossible it is for man alone to cross through the Wandering Rocks.

D

The story reveals that Ulysses is doomed because Juno is not on his side.

E

The quote builds on the theme of the importance of the gods' intervention for great human feats.