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How long did Odysseus stay with the phaeacians?

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At his request, Circe changed Odysseus' men back to human. Odysseus became her lover and he stayed with the sorceress for one year.

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Just so, how long did Odysseus stay in Ismarus?

ten years

Secondly, how did the phaeacians help Odysseus? Expert Answers info For the purpose of Odysseus returning home, the Phaecians provided him a place to rest, and then clothing, food and a vessel in which he could sail. The one he had from Calypso was no longer able to carry him. In fact, the king and queen of Phaecia are the ones who make this available.

Similarly, you may ask, how long did Odysseus stay with Aeolus?

Staying with Aeolus They sailed for nine days, until they finally saw the shores of their home, Ithaca, on the tenth day. At this point, Odysseus was so exhausted from manning the ship that he fell into a deep sleep.

What happened to the phaeacians in the Odyssey?

On his way to the palace of Alcinous, the king of the Phaeacians, Odysseus is stopped by a young girl who is Athena in disguise. She offers to guide him to the king's house and shrouds him in a protective mist that keeps the Phaeacians, a kind but somewhat xenophobic people, from harassing him.

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