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Homer, Odyssey, 9.79-9.144


αὐτὰρ τοὺς ἄλλους κελόμην ἐρίηρας ἑταίρουςThen I ordered the rest of my trusty comrades to board the fast ships in a hurry, lest by chance anyone eat lotus and forget return home, then they went aboard at once and sat down at the oarlocks, and, seated in rows, beat the gray sea with their oars.
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ἔνθεν δὲ προτέρω πλέομεν ἀκαχήμενοι ἦτορ·“We sailed on from there with grief in our hearts. We reached the land of the haughty, lawless Cyclopes, who, trusting in the gods immortal, neither plow nor plant trees with their hands, but everything grows unplowed and unsown
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πυροὶ καὶ κριθαὶ ἠδʼ ἄμπελοι, αἵ τε φέρουσινwheat and barley, and vines that bear clusters of grapes for wine, and Zeus's rain makes them grow for them. They have neither advisory councils nor established laws, but they live on the peaks of high mountains, in hollow caves, and each one is the judge
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παίδων ἠδʼ ἀλόχων, οὐδʼ ἀλλήλων ἀλέγουσιν.of his wives and children, but they don't heed one another. “A rough island stretches outside the harbor, neither near nor far from the Cyclopes' land, a wooded one, on which there are countless wild goats, for the coming and going of men does not drive them away
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οὐδέ μιν εἰσοιχνεῦσι κυνηγέται, οἵ τε καθʼ ὕληνnor do hunters enter it, who in forests suffer sorrows as they haunt mountain peaks. So, filled with neither flocks nor fields, all its days unplowed and unsown instead, the island is without men but feeds bleating goats.
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οὐ γὰρ Κυκλώπεσσι νέες πάρα μιλτοπάρῃοιFor the Cyclopes have no vermilion-cheeked ships, nor are men among them shipwrights, who would have built well-benched ships that could fulfill each one's needs and take them to cities of mankind, much as men often cross the sea with ships to each other
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οἵ κέ σφιν καὶ νῆσον ἐυκτιμένην ἐκάμοντο.and who would have made the island well-settled for them. For the island isn't bad at all and would bear all things in season. For on it, by the gray sea's banks, there are meadows, watered, soft ones. Vines would be very hardy there. On it there's smooth land for plowing. They would always reap
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εἰς ὥρας ἀμῷεν, ἐπεὶ μάλα πῖαρ ὑπʼ οὖδας.a deep crop in season, since beneath the surface it is very fertile. The harbor in it is safe anchorage, so there's no need for moorings, neither to cast anchors nor secure stern cables, instead, those who bring a ship to shore can await the time when sailors' hearts urge them and breezes favorably blow.
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αὐτὰρ ἐπὶ κρατὸς λιμένος ῥέει ἀγλαὸν ὕδωρThen, at the harbor's head, splendid water flows, a spring from under a cave, around which poplars grow. We sailed down there, and some god guided us through the murky night, and there was no light to see, for a deep mist was around the ships, and the moon
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ἀλλά με κῦμα ῥόος τε περιγνάμπτοντα Μάλειανbut current, wave, and North Wind drove me back rounding Malea and pushed me off course past Cythera. “Nine days I was carried by baneful winds over the fishy sea, but on the tenth we landed in the land of the Lotus Eaters, who eat a flowery food.
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ἔνθα δʼ ἐπʼ ἠπείρου βῆμεν καὶ ἀφυσσάμεθʼ ὕδωρWe went ashore there and drew water, and my comrades soon took dinner beside our swift ships. Then after they partook of food and drink, I then sent comrades to go and find out who the men were who ate bread upon the earth.
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ἄνδρε δύω κρίνας, τρίτατον κήρυχʼ ἅμʼ ὀπάσσας.I chose two men, and sent a third with them as a herald, who went and soon mingled with the Lotus Eater men, and the Lotus Eaters did not intend destruction for our comrades, but gave them lotus to partake of. Whoever of them ate the honey-sweet fruit of the lotu
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οὐκέτʼ ἀπαγγεῖλαι πάλιν ἤθελεν οὐδὲ νέεσθαιno longer wished to report or come back, but wanted to stay there among the Lotus Eater men to feed on lotus and forget return home. I brought them by force, weeping, to the ships, then, dragged them in the hollow ships and tied them under the benches.
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Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Hebrew Bible, Numbers, 27.8 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

27.8. וְאֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל תְּדַבֵּר לֵאמֹר אִישׁ כִּי־יָמוּת וּבֵן אֵין לוֹ וְהַעֲבַרְתֶּם אֶת־נַחֲלָתוֹ לְבִתּוֹ׃ 27.8. And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying: If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter."
2. Homer, Iliad, 2.134-2.135 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2.134. /But allies there be out of many cities, men that wield the spear, who hinder me mightily, and for all that I am fain, suffer me not to sack the well-peopled citadel of Ilios. Already have nine years of great Zeus gone by 2.135. /and lo, our ships' timbers are rotted, and the tackling loosed; and our wives, I ween, and little children sit in our halls awaiting us; yet is our task wholly unaccomplished in furtherance whereof we came hither. Nay, come, even as I shall bid, let us all obey:
3. Homer, Odyssey, 1.5-1.9, 1.22, 1.74-1.75, 2.170-2.172, 5.43-5.261, 5.263-5.379, 7.259-7.260, 9.39-9.61, 9.64-9.75, 9.79-9.99, 9.101-9.104, 9.172-9.176, 9.250-9.414, 10.1-10.76, 10.80-10.574, 12.159, 12.165-12.200, 12.208-12.220, 12.233-12.419 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

4. Plato, Symposium, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

214b. or sing over the cup? Are we going to drink just like any thirsty folk?
5. Vergil, Aeneis, 3.645-3.648 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3.645. Then gifts he bade be brought of heavy gold 3.646. and graven ivory, which to our ships 3.647. he bade us bear; each bark was Ioaded full 3.648. with messy silver and Dodona 's pride
6. Lucan, Pharsalia, 9.599-9.601, 9.603-9.604, 9.700-9.899 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

7. Lucian, The Hall, 3, 1 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1. As Alexander stood gazing at the transparent loveliness of the Cydnus, the thought of a plunge into those generous depths, of the delicious shock of ice cold waters amid summer heat, was too much for him; and could he have foreseen the illness that was to result from it, I believe he would have had his bath just the same. With such an example before him, can anyone whose pursuits are literary miss a chance of airing his eloquence amid the glories of this spacious hall, wherein gold sheds all its lustre, whose walls are decked with the flowers of art, whose light is as the light of the sun? Shall he who might cause this roof to ring with applause, and contribute his humble share to the splendours of the place,–shall such a one content himself with examining and admiring its beauties without a word, and so depart, like one that is dumb, or silent from envy?
8. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.26.8-2.26.9 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.26.8. There is other evidence that the god was born in Epidaurus for I find that the most famous sanctuaries of Asclepius had their origin from Epidaurus . In the first place, the Athenians, who say that they gave a share of their mystic rites to Asclepius, call this day of the festival Epidauria, and they allege that their worship of Asclepius dates from then. Again, when Archias, son of Aristaechmus, was healed in Epidauria after spraining himself while hunting about Pindasus, he brought the cult to Pergamus . 2.26.9. From the one at Pergamus has been built in our own day the sanctuary of Asclepius by the sea at Smyrna . Further, at Balagrae of the Cyreneans there is an Asclepius called Healer, who like the others came from Epidaurus . From the one at Cyrene was founded the sanctuary of Asclepius at Lebene, in Crete . There is this difference between the Cyreneans and the Epidaurians, that whereas the former sacrifice goats, it is against the custom of the Epidaurians to do so.


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abraham, in odyssey Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
abraham, odysseus Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
abraham, tobiah Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
achaemenides Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
adventure Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
aeneas Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
alcibiades Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
alcinous Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
archias Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
argonauts Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
aristaechmus Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
aristides Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
asclepieum Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
asclepius, cult of Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
asclepius, sons of Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
asclepius Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
calypso Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
carthage Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
cato the younger, as anti-odyssean Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 189, 190
colchis Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
curse Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
cyclops Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
death, by drowning Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
dido Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
dioscuri Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
encomium Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
endogamy Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
epidaurus Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
eryximachus Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
family, in tobit Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
fish Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
gabael Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
gods Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
hero Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
homer, model / anti-model for lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 189, 190
homer, odysseus, love and adventures Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, aea Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, aeolus Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, alcinous Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, carybdis Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, cicones Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, circe Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, cyclops, cyclopes Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, ino-leucothea Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, ithaca Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, laestrygonians Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, lotus-eaters Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, ogygia Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, phaeacians Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, polyphemus Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, poseidon Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, scheria Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, scylla Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
homer, odyssey, sirens Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
hubris' Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 35
hymn Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
incubation, incubation building Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
inheritance, moral and religious Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
intermediaries, divine, azariah, dispatched to rages Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
ithaca Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
jonah, odysseus Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
jonah, paul (apostle) Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
jonah, tobiah Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
journey, in odyssey Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
lotophagi Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
machaon Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
malea, cape Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
marriage, arranged in heaven Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
marriage, endogamic Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
nostos, as master-trope explored by lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 189, 190
nostos, νόστος, return home, tobiah Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
odysseus, and suffering Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 35
odysseus, in the cave of polyphemos Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 35
odysseus Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87; Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 189, 190; Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
odyssey Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 35
ogygia Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
penelope Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 190
pergamum Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
phaeacians Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
phaiakians Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 35
philanthropia Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
plato Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
podalirius Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
polyphemos Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 35
polyphemus Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
poseidon Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87; Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 35
rages Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
scheria Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
scylla and charybdis Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
seneca Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 189
storm Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
time, synchronism Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
time Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
trojan war Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
trojans Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
troy Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87; Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 35; Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
twists, turns, in odyssey Toloni, The Story of Tobit: A Comparative Literary Analysis (2022) 49
ulysses Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
wandering Farrell, Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity (2021) 87
water Trapp et al., In Praise of Asclepius: Selected Prose Hymns (2016) 58
zeus, as judge Legaspi, Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition (2018) 35