I'm so glad the war is finally over! This morning we set off from Troy with twelve ships of men. It's a shame it isn't twelve ships full of women! After sailing for a few days we sighted land and Eurylochus convinced me that it would be a good idea to attack the city of Ciconians. So we went ashore to raid the city. I wont go into too many details, but the outcome for us was a good one! After a successful attack, my men decided to celebrate with a few too many drinks. Unfortunately, due to their drunken state, they were unable to defend themselves when the Ciconians returned to the area alongside their neighbours, with one intention - to attack… We made a hasty retreat to the ships which were fortunately, not too far away, but by that time, a large number of our soldiers had sadly lost their lives.