The Odyssey

The Odyssey Book 9

How many of Odysseus' men were killed during the raid of the Cicones?

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But as the sun fell, at the time when oxen are unyoked, the Cicones succeeded in routing the Acheans, and six of my well-armoured comrades died from each ship, but the rest of us cheated death and evil fate.’

According to the text, Odysseus commanded twelve ships.

Nine goats were given to each of the twelve ships in my command, and there were ten left for me.


The Odyssey/ Book Nine