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In Book IX, what is ironic about serving the Cyclops the special wine?
The wine was being saved for Ulysses beautiful wife, not a giant monster.
It shows Polyphemus the same level of respect as any other host Ulysses has had during his journey.
It appeases his anger, but was meant to appease the anger of a god.
It shows off Ulysses wealth and power, which does not matter in this situation.
It was meant as a special gift for a host, but now it is being used to trick this host.