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The Trojan army was slightly stronger than the Greek army They had the god Ares god of war supporting them against the Greeks At the same time the Trojans had godlike warriors such as Hector and Aeneas On the other hand the Greeks had Athena goddess of wisdom to support them against the Trojans Despite these facts the Greeks in the end won the Trojan War because of strategy Therefore it can be said that wisdom is superior to strength Though Polyphemus is stronger than Odysseus Odysseus escapes him through his shrewdness Odysseus tricks Polyphemus through temptation Odysseus exploits two of Polyphemuss senses Odysseus attempts to fascinate Polyphemuss sense of taste For example Odysseus allures Polyphemus with his wine by describing how it would be comfortable to drink with human flesh Then Odysseus tempts Polyphemuss sense of hearing Odysseus talks about his name Odysseus tells Polyphemus Cyclops try this wine- to top off the banquet of human flesh youve bolted down9388-3389 Shrewdnesss superiority over force is shown in his tempting Polyphemus to drink the wine because Odysseus is able to make Polyphemus change his desire from wanting to eat them immediately to drinking the wine Odysseus has immediately In addition to temptation Odysseus takes full advantage of Polyphemuss gullibility First Odysseus makes Polyphemus believe events that genuinely did not occur to Odysseus For example Odysseus falsely tells Polyphemus that his ship was in ruins because of Poseidon crushed it Odysseus is able to Odysseus is able to make Polyphemus believe the foolish things he says about himself For example Odysseus tells Polyphemus that his name is nobody Also Odysseus is able to foolishly make Polyphemus believe that bad things are actually blessed items For instance Odysseus tells Polyphemus about the greatness of wine although it can be harmful to Polyphemus yet despite the harms of wine Polyphemus believes Odysseus Odysseus tells Polyphemus Nobody-thats my name Nobody- so my mother and father call
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