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A Poem by Homer : The Odyssey : Book Ten

    The Odyssey: Book 10 Thence we went on to the Aeoli island where lives Aeolus son of Hippotas, dear to the immortal gods. It is an island that floats (as it were) upon the sea, iron bound with …

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A Poem by Homer : The Odyssey : Book Nine

    The Odyssey : Book 9 And Ulysses answered, “King Alcinous, it is a good thing to hear a bard with such a divine voice as this man has. There is nothing better or more delightful than when a …

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A Poem by Homer : The Odyssey: Book Eight

    The Odyssey: Book 8 Now when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared, Alcinous and Ulysses both rose, and Alcinous led the way to the Phaecian place of assembly, which was near the ships. When they got there …

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A Poem by Homer : The Odyssey : Book Seven

    The Odyssey: Book 7 Thus, then, did Ulysses wait and pray; but the girl drove on to the town. When she reached her father’s house she drew up at the gateway, and her brothers- comely as the gods- …

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A Poem by Homer : The Odyssey : Book Six

The Odyssey: Book 6 So here Ulysses slept, overcome by sleep and toil; but Minerva went off to the country and city of the Phaecians- a people who used to live in the fair town of Hypereia, near the lawless …

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A Poem by Homer : The Odyssey : Book Five

The Odyssey : Book 5 And now, as Dawn rose from her couch beside Tithonus- harbinger of light alike to mortals and immortals- the gods met in council and with them, Jove the lord of thunder, who is their king. …

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A Poem by Homer : The Odyssey : Book Four

The Odyssey: Book 4 They reached the low lying city of Lacedaemon them where they drove straight to the of abode Menelaus [and found him in his own house, feasting with his many clansmen in honour of the wedding of …

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A Poem by Homer : The Odyssey : Book Three

The Odyssey: Book 3 But as the sun was rising from the fair sea into the firmament of heaven to shed Blight on mortals and immortals, they reached Pylos the city of Neleus. Now the people of Pylos were gathered …

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A Poem by Homer : The Odyssey : Book Two

The Odyssey: Book 2 Now when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared, Telemachus rose and dressed himself. He bound his sandals on to his comely feet, girded his sword about his shoulder, and left his room looking like an …

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A Poem by Homer : The Odyssey : Book One

The Odyssey : Book 1 Tell me, o muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy. Many cities did he visit, and many were the nations with whose manners …

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A Poem by Homer : The Iliad – Book Twenty Two

The Iliad: Book 22 Thus the Trojans in the city, scared like fawns, wiped the sweat from off them and drank to quench their thirst, leaning against the goodly battlements, while the Achaeans with their shields laid upon their shoulders …

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A Poem by Homer : The Iliad: Book Twenty One

The Iliad: Book 21 Now when they came to the ford of the full-flowing river Xanthus, begotten of immortal Jove, Achilles cut their forces in two: one half he chased over the plain towards the city by the same way …

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A Poem by Homer : The Iliad: Book Twenty

The Iliad: Book 20 Thus, then, did the Achaeans arm by their ships round you, O son of Peleus, who were hungering for battle; while the Trojans over against them armed upon the rise of the plain. Meanwhile Jove from …

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A Poem by Homer : The Iliad: Book Nineteen

The Iliad: Book 19 Now when Dawn in robe of saffron was hasting from the streams of Oceanus, to bring light to mortals and immortals, Thetis reached the ships with the armour that the god had given her. She found …

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A Poem by Homer : The Iliad: Book Eighteen

The Iliad: Book 18 Thus then did they fight as it were a flaming fire. Meanwhile the fleet runner Antilochus, who had been sent as messenger, reached Achilles, and found him sitting by his tall ships and boding that which …

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A Poem by Homer : The Iliad: Book seventeen

The Iliad: Book 17 Brave Menelaus son of Atreus now came to know that Patroclus had fallen, and made his way through the front ranks clad in full armour to bestride him. As a cow stands lowing over her first …

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