But as I sent them on toward Scylla, Itold them nothing, as they could do nothing.They would have dropped their oars again, in panic,to roll for cover under the decking. Circe’sbidding against arms ha

But as I sent them on toward Scylla, I

told them nothing, as they could do nothing.

They would have dropped their oars again, in panic,

to roll for cover under the decking. Circe’s

bidding against arms had slipped my mind,

so I tied on my cuirass and took up

two heavy spears, then made my way along

to the foredeck – thinking to see her first from there,

the monster of the grey rock, harboring

torment for my friends.

–The Odyssey,

Homer

Which theme statement is supported by the passage?

Odysseus decides to keep secrets from his men.

Strong leaders communicate information to their followers.

Fear is a powerful motivator.

Leaders must make difficult choices.