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Ancient History Sourcebook:

Homer: The Odyssey



Translation: Samuel Henry Butcher (1850-1910) and Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
Andrew Lang: Introductory Note
By the ancient Greeks the authorship oI their two great epic poems, the "Iliad" and the
"Odyssey," was ascribed to Homer. Tradition as to the birthplace oI this poet varied greatly, but
the place most Iavored was Smyrna in Asia Minor. It was related also that the poet was blind,
that he made his home in the island oI Chios, and that he died in Ios.
The siege oI Troy, which Iorms the subject oI the "Iliad," and is the occasion oI the wanderings
oI Odysseus, is unknown to history. Modern archaeological research has, indeed, unearthed in
Asia Minor a site which may plausibly be identiIied with the Homeric city, and it is entirely
possible that here there once occurred a struggle between two peoples inhabiting the shores oI
the Aegean Sea.
Whatever may be the truth as to the method oI composition oI the two epics, it may saIely be
surmised that they were preceded by a mass oI legend that had in time gained a certain amount oI
cohesion and become in a sense national. But the constituent elements oI this legend would have
come together Irom a great variety oI sources; and many incidents in both poems can be
paralleled in the Iolk-tales oI widely scattered peoples. Thus the story oI the blinding oI the
Cyclops, Polyphemus, is Iound as a separate tale in several countries where no Greek inIluence
can be traced; the adventure in the isle oI Circe appears in an Indian collection oI tales; the
descent into Hades is told by the South Sea Islanders; and the central situation oI the return oI a
Iar-traveled warrior to a wiIe who Iails to recognize him occurs in stories all over the world. In
the "Odyssey," these and a hundred other incidents are combined into a single plot oI the most
admirable structure, with almost perIect unity oI atmosphere, the whole being placed in the
social setting oI the kingly age oI Greece.
Until comparatively recent times it had been all but universally believed that both the "Iliad" and
the "Odyssey" were the work oI a single author, who conceived and executed the whole plan oI
each. But in 1795 F.A. WolI argued that in the tenth century B.C., when he supposed the poems
to have been composed, writing was not used by the Greeks Ior literary purposes, and that
thereIore they must have been handed down orally and so have undergone many changes. The
unity which he perceived in both epics he conceived to have been due to the art oI later revisers,
working upon more or less detached poems by various authors. Since his time controversy has
raged over this "Homeric question" and there is yet no prospect oI agreement. The extreme view
that the poems are mere aggregations oI separate lays oI diIIerent authorship is Ialling out oI
Iavor; no two scholars agreeing in their analysis oI the epics into their supposed constituent lays.
On the other hand, it is admitted that there are clear evidences that parts oI the poems belong to
diIIerent dates; and the tendency is to credit the composition oI two shorter epics dealing
respectively with the Wrath oI Achilles and the Return oI Odysseus to an author oI great artistic
genius, and to conjecture that episodes were added by imitators, now at this point and now at
that, over a considerable stretch oI time, bringing them Iinally to their present Iorm and length.
The twenty-Iour books oI the "Odyssey" Iall naturally into six groups oI Iour (though these are
not to be regarded as involving breaks in the structure), and a short account oI each oI these
groups will serve as a guide to the contents oI the poem. The Iirst Iour books are occupied with
the adventures oI Telemachus, the son oI Odysseus.
(i) When the poem opens, it is the tenth year since the Iall oI Troy, and Odysseus has not yet
returned to his home in the island oI Ithaca, but is detained in Ogygia, an island in the west, by
the nymph Calypso. Meantime, at home, his wiIe Penelope is beset by suitors who Ieast riotously
in the house oI the absent warrior.
(ii) Failing in an attempt to get the Ithacans to help him to assert his rights, Telemachus sets out
Ior Pylus under the guidance oI the goddess Athene, who is disguised as Mentor, a Iriendly chieI.
(iii) Nestor, the aged king oI Pylus, receives them hospitably; and while he is banqueting his
guests the supposed Mentor vanishes and it is recognized that he was the guardian goddess oI the
Iamily oI Odysseus. From Pylus, Telemachus sets out Ior Sparta, accompanied by the son oI
Nestor, Peisistratus.
(iv) In Sparta they are received by Menelaus and the Iamous Helen, now restored to her husband,
and learn that Odysseus is in Ogygia. Telemachus decides to return to Ithaca, where the suitors
are plotting his death.
The second group treats oI the wanderings oI Odysseus between the island oI Calypso and
Phaeacia.
(v) The gods, persuaded by Athene, send Hermes to order Calypso to let Odysseus go; but at sea
his enemy Poseidon, the sea god, wrecks his ship, and he is saved by a veil which the goddess
Ino gives him, which buoys him up till he comes to the land oI the Phaeacians.
(vi) While the exhausted hero is sleeping by the shore, the princess Nausicaa comes to the river
mouth with her maidens to wash linen; and aIter their task they play ball and awaken the sleeper,
who asks their pity and is directed to the city. This scene is one oI the most charming in the
poem.
(vii) Arrived at the city, Odysseus is received by the king Alcinous, and narrates his recent
adventures.
(viii) The Phaeacians are called together, and oIIer the wanderer a ship to carry him to Ithaca;
games and a Ieast are held; and at the Ieast the blind Demodocus sings oI the siege oI Troy and
draws tears Irom Odysseus, who is persuaded to tell oI his wanderings since leaving Troy.
----Nausicaa: Ulysses Iollowing the car oI Nausicaa.|
In the third group the narrative is retrospective.
(ix) Odysseus tells oI his visits to the Cicones, to the Lotus-eaters, and to the country oI the
Cyclopes, where he blinded the one-eyed Polyphemus;
(x) oI his adventures with Aeolus, god oI the winds, with the Laestrygonians, and with Circe, the
sorceress;
(xi) oI his descent into Hades, and his conversing with the spirits oI the dead;
(xii) oI his escape Irom the Sirens, and Irom Scylla and Charybdis, and oI the eating by his
comrades oI the sacred kine oI the sun, which caused them to perish and leIt him alone on
Calypso's isle.
----Polyphemus: Ulysses deriding Polyphemus. Painted by Turner 1775-1851.|
The main narrative is resumed in the Iourth group.
(xiii) The Phaeacians conduct the wanderer to his kingdom, but are punished by Poseidon, who
turns their ship to stone. In Ithaca Athene disguises Odysseus as an old beggar, and directs him
as to how to destroy the suitors.
(xiv) He Iinds his old swine herd Eumaeus, who Iails to recognize him, and
(xv) in the hut meets Telemachus,
(xvi) to whom he reveals himselI and his plans.
The IiIth group deals with the return oI Odysseus to his palace.
(xvii) Telemachus goes home Iirst, but does not tell Penelope oI her husband's return. The
supposed beggar enters and is recognized by his old dog Argos, who gives him welcome and
dies.
(xviii) In the midst oI the revelry oI the suitors Odysseus has a Iight with Irus, a beggar
supported by their alms.
(xix) Penelope, conversing with her lord, Iails to recognize him, but tells him how she has
baIIled the suitors by the device oI postponing her choice among them till the)completion oI a
web woven by day and undone by night. The old nurse, Eurycleia, washes her master's Ieet and
knows him by a scar, but is told to keep the secret.
(xx) Athene comIorts the hero by night; and the suitors are warned oI their impending doom by a
seer.
In the last group the donouement is reached.
(xxi) Penelope proposes that the suitors should show their skill with the bow oI her husband; and
when all Iail even to bend it, the disguised hero strings it easily and shoots an arrow through
twelve axe-heads.
(xxii) The disguise is now cast oII; Odysseus, Telemachus, and two IaithIul adherents turn on the
suitors and slay them; and the unIaithIul servants are hanged.
(xxiii) Irom the nurse Penelope hears the news, welcomes her lord home, and learns oI his
wanderings. Odysseus goes out to a Iarm to visit his Iather Laertes.
(xxiv) Hermes leads the shades oI the suitors to Hades; while Odysseus makes himselI known to
his Iather; and later is reconciled to his subjects.
----Penelope And Ulysses: The return oI Ulysses to Penelope.|
The "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" stand at the head oI the literature oI Greece and oI the epic poetry
oI the world; and their inIluence in the country oI their origin and throughout the European
peoples has been commensurate with their artistic greatness. Historically, they give the earliest
picture oI Aryan civilization, describing a period oI culture oI which we should otherwise know
almost nothing. Artistically, in spite oI their early date, they are the product oI a mature art,
expressing with supreme nobility and grace permanent and varied yet simple types oI human
nature, in a language unsurpassed Ior its combination oI directness, simplicity, and beauty. "The
capital distinction oI Homeric poetry," says Jebb, "is that it has all the Ireshness and simplicity oI
a primitive age, - all the charm which we associate with the 'childhood oI the world'; while on the
other hand it has completely surmounted the rudeness oI Iorm, the struggle oI thought with
language, the tendency to grotesque or ignorable modes oI speech, the incapacity Ior equable
maintenance oI a high level, which belong to the primitive stage in literature."
As One That For A Weary Space
Has Lain Lulled By The Song OI Circe
And Her Wine In Gardens Near The Pale OI Proserpine,
Where That Aeaean Isle Forgets The Main,
And Only The Low Lutes OI Love Complain,
And Only Shadows OI Wan Lovers Pine,
As Such An One Were Glad To Know
The Brine Salt On His Lips,
And The Large Air Again,
So Gladly, From The Songs OI Modern Speech
Men Turn, And See The Stars,
And Feel The Free Shrill Wind Beyond
The Close OI Heavy Flowers And Through
The Music OI The Languid Hours,
They Hear Like Ocean On A Western Beach
The Surge And Thunder OI The Odyssey.
---Opening phrase Irom "Ein Heldenleben" Op. 40, or "A Hero's LiIe", a tone poem Ior large
orchestra by Richard Strauss.
A. L.
CONTENTS
O Book I
In a Council oI the Gods, Poseidon absent, Pallas procureth an order Ior the
restitution oI Odysseus; and appearing to his son Telemachus, in human shape,
adviseth him to complain oI the Wooers beIore the Council oI the people, and
then go to Pylos and Sparta to inquire about his Iather.
O Book II
Telemachus complains in vain, and borrowing a ship, goes secretly to Pylos by
night. And how he was there received.
O Book III
Nestor entertains Telemachus at Pylos and tells him how the Greeks departed
Irom Troy; and sends him Ior Iurther inIormation to Sparta.
O Book IV
Odysseus maketh himselI known to Penelope, tells his adventures brieIly, and in
the morning goes to Laertes and makes himselI known to him.
O Book V
Odysseus maketh himselI known to Penelope, tells his adventures brieIly, and in
the morning goes to Laertes and makes himselI known to him.
O Book VI
Nausicaa, going to a river near that place to wash the clothes oI her Iather,
mother, and brethren, while the clothes were drying played with her maids at ball;
and Odysseus coming Iorth is Ied and clothed, and led on his way to the house oI
her Iather, King Alcinous.
O Book VII
Odysseus being received at the house oI the king Alcinous, the queen aIter
supper, taking notice oI his garments, gives him occasion to relate his passage
thither on the raIt. Alcinous promises him a convoy Ior the morrow.
O Book VIII
The next day's entertainment oI Odysseus, where he sees them contend in
wrestling and other exercises, and upon provocation took up a greater stone than
that which they were throwing, and overthrew them all. Alcinous and the lords
give him presents. And how the king asked his name, his country, and his
adventures.
O Book IX
Odysseus relates, Iirst, what beIell him amongst the Cicones at Ismarus; secondly,
amongst the Lotophagi; thirdly, how he was used by the Cyclops Polyphemus.
O Book X
Odysseus relates, Iirst, what beIell him amongst the Cicones at Ismarus; secondly,
amongst the Lotophagi; thirdly, how he was used by the Cyclops Polyphemus.
O Book XI
Odysseus, his descent into hell, and discourses with the ghosts oI the deceased
heroes.
O Book XII
Odysseus, his passage by the Sirens, and by Scylla and Charybdis. The sacrilege
committed by his men in the isle Thrinacia. The destruction oI his ships and men.
How he swam on a plank nine days together, and came to Ogygia, where he
stayed seven years with Calypso.
O Book XIII
Odysseus, sleeping, is set ashore at Ithaca by the Phaeacians, and waking knows it
not. Pallas, in the Iorm oI a shepherd, helps to hide his treasure. The ship that
conveyed him is turned into a rock, and Odysseus by Pallas is instructed what to
do, and transIormed into an old beggarman.
O Book XIV
Odysseus, in the Iorm oI a beggar, goes to Eumaeus, the master oI his swine,
where he is well used and tells a Ieigned story, and inIorms himselI oI the
behaviour oI the wooers.
O Book XV
Pallas sends home Telemachus Irom Lacedaemon with the presents given him by
Menelaus. Telemachus landed, goes Iirst to Eumaeus.
O Book XVI
O Telemachus sends Eumaeus to the city to tell his mother oI his return. And how,
in the meantime, Odysseus discovers himselI to his son.
O Book XVII
Telemachus relates to his mother what he had heard oI Pylos and Sparta
O Book XVIII
The Iighting at Iists oI Odysseus with Irus. His admonitions to Amphinomus.
Penelope appears beIore the wooers, and draws presents Irom them.
O Book XIX
Telemachus removes the arms out oI the hall. Odysseus disburseth with Penelope.
And is known by his nurse, but concealed. And the hunting oI the boar upon that
occasion related.
O Book XX
Pallas and Odysseus consult oI the killing oI the wooers.
O Book XXI
Penelope bringeth Iorth her husband's bow, which the suitors could not bend, but
was bent by Odysseus.
O Book XXII
The killing oI the wooers.
O Book XXIII
Odysseus maketh himselI known to Penelope, tells his adventures brieIly, and in
the morning goes to Laertes and makes himselI known to him.
O Book XXIV
The Ithacans bury the wooers, and sitting in council resolve on revenge. And
coming near the house oI Laertes, are met by Odysseus, and Laertes with
Telemachus and servants, the whole number twelve, and are overcome, and
submit.


ook I
In a CounciI of lho Cods, Iosoidon alsonl, IaIIas piocuiolh an oidoi foi lho
ioslilulion of Odyssous, and appoaiing lo his son ToIonachus, in hunan
shapo, advisolh hin lo conpIain of lho Wooois lofoio lho CounciI of lho
poopIo, and lhon go lo IyIos and Spaila lo inquiio aloul his falhoi.
ToII no, Muso, of lhal nan, so ioady al nood, vho vandoiod fai and vido,
afloi ho had sackod lho saciod ciladoI of Tioy, and nany voio lho non
vhoso lovns ho sav and vhoso nind ho Ioainl, yoa, and nany lho voos
ho suffoiod in his hoail upon lho doop, sliiving lo vin his ovn Iifo and lho
ioluin of his conpany. Nay, lul ovon so ho savod nol his conpany, lhough
ho dosiiod il soio. Ioi lhiough lho lIindnoss of lhoii ovn hoails lhoy
poiishod, fooIs, vho dovouiod lho oxon of HoIios Hypoiion: lul lho god
look fion lhon lhoii day of ioluining. Of lhoso lhings, goddoss, daughloi
of Zous, vhoncosoovoi lhou hasl hoaid lhoioof, docIaio lhou ovon unlo us.
Nov aII lho iosl, as nany as fIod fion shooi dosliuclion, voio al hono, and
had oscapod lolh vai and soa, lul Odyssous onIy, ciaving foi his vifo and
foi his honovaid palh, lho Iady nynph CaIypso hoId, lhal faii goddoss, in
hoi hoIIov cavos, Ionging lo havo hin foi hoi Ioid. ul vhon nov lho yoai
had cono in lho couisos of lho soasons, vhoioin lho gods had oidainod lhal
ho shouId ioluin hono lo Ilhaca, nol ovon lhoio vas ho quil of Ialouis, nol
ovon anong his ovn, lul aII lho gods had pily on hin savo Iosoidon, vho
iagod conlinuaIIy againsl godIiko Odyssous, liII lo cano lo his ovn
counliy. Hovloil Iosoidon had nov dopailod foi lho dislanl Llhiopians,
lho Llhiopians lhal aio sundoiod in lvain, lho ulloinosl of non, aliding
sono vhoio Hypoiion sinks and sono vhoio ho iisos. Thoio ho Iookod lo
iocoivo his hocalonl of luIIs and ians, lhoio ho nado noiiy silling al lho
foasl, lul lho olhoi gods voio galhoiod in lho haIIs of OIynpian Zous. Thon
anong lhon lho falhoi of gods and non logan lo spoak, foi ho lolhoughl
hin in his hoail of nolIo Aogislhus, vhon lho son of Aganonnon,
faifanod Oioslos, sIov. Thinking upon hin ho spako oul anong lho
InnoilaIs:
'Lo you nov, hov vainIy noilaI non do lIano lho gods! Ioi of us lhoy say
conos oviI, vhoioas lhoy ovon of lhonsoIvos lhiough lho lIindnoss of lhoii
ovn hoails, havo soiiovs loyond lhal vhich is oidainod. Lvon as of Ialo
Aogislhus, loyond lhal vhich vas oidainod, look lo hin lho voddod vifo
of lho son of Alious, and kiIIod hoi Ioid on his ioluin, and lhal vilh shooi
doon lofoio his oyos, sinco vo had vainod hin ly lho onlassy of Hoinos
lho koon-sighlod, lho sIayoi of Aigos, lhal ho shouId noilhoi kiII lho nan,
noi voo his vifo. Ioi lho son of Alious shaII lo avongod al lho hand of
Oioslos, so soon as ho shaII cono lo nan's oslalo and Iong foi his ovn
counliy. So spako Hoinos, yol ho piovaiIod nol on lho hoail of Aogislhus,
foi aII his good viII, lul nov halh ho paid ono piico foi aII.'
And lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, ansvoiod hin, saying: 'O falhoi, oui
falhoi Cionidos, lhionod in lho highosl, lhal nan assuiodIy Iios in a doalh
lhal is his duo, so poiish Iikoviso aII vho voik such doods! ul ny hoail is
ionl foi viso Odyssous, lhal happIoss ono, vho fai fion his fiionds lhis
Iong vhiIo suffoiolh affIiclion in a soagiil isIo, vhoio is lho navoI of lho soa,
as voodIand isIo, and lhoioin a goddoss halh hoi halilalion, lho daughloi
of lho vizaid AlIas, vho knovs lho doplhs of ovoiy soa, and hinsoIf
uphoIds lho laII piIIais vhich koop oailh and sky asundoi. His daughloi il
is lhal hoIds lho hapIoss nan in soiiov: and ovoi vilh sofl and guiIofuI
laIos sho is vooing hin lo foigolfuInoss of Ilhaca. ul Odyssous yoaining
lo soo if il voio lul lho snoko Ioap upvaids fion his ovn Iand, halh a
dosiio lo dio. As foi lhoo, lhino hoail iogaidolh il nol al aII, OIynpian!
Whal! did nol Odyssous ly lho ships of lho Aigivos nako lhoo fioo offoiing
of saciifico in lho vido Tiojan Iand` Whoiofoio vasl lhou lhon so violh
vilh hin, O Zous`'
And Zous lho cIoud-galhoioi ansvoiod hoi, and said, 'My chiId, vhal void
halh oscapod lho dooi of lhy Iips` Yoa, hov shouId I foigol divino
Odyssous, vho in undoislanding is loyond noilaIs and loyond aII non
halh dono saciifico lo lho doalhIoss gods, vho koop lho vido hoavon` Nay,
lul il is Iosoidon, lho giidIoi of lho oailh, lhal halh loon violh conlinuaIIy
vilh quonchIoss angoi foi lho CycIops' sako vhon ho lIindod of his oyo,
ovon godIiko IoIyphonus vhoso povoi is nighliosl anongsl aII lho
CycIopos. His nolhoi vas lho nynph Thoosa, daughloi of Ihoicys, Ioid of
lho unhaivoslod soa, and in lho hoIIov cavos sho Iay vilh Iosoidon. Iion
lhal day foilh Iosoidon lho oailh-shakoi dolh nol indood sIay Odyssous,
lul diivolh hin vandoiing fion his ovn counliy. ul cono, Iol us hoio
ono and aII lako good counsoI as louching his ioluining, lhal ho nay lo gol
hono, so shaII Iosoidon Iol go his dispIoasuio, foi ho viII in no viso lo alIo
lo sliivo aIono againsl aII, in dospilo of aII lho doalhIoss gods.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, ansvoiod hin, and said: 'O falhoi,
oui falhoi Cionidos, lhionod in lho highosl, if indood lhis lhing is nov voII
pIoasing lo lho lIossod gods, lhal viso Odyssous shouId ioluin lo his ovn
hono, Iol us lhon spood Hoinos lho Mossongoi, lho sIayoi of Aigos, lo lho
isIand of Ogygia. Thoio vilh aII spood Iol hin docIaio lo lho Iady of lho
liaidod liossos oui unoiiing counsoI, ovon lho ioluin of lho palionl
Odyssous, lhal so ho nay cono lo his hono. ul as foi no I viII go lo
Ilhaca lhal I nay iouso his son yol lho noio, pIanling nighl in his hoail, lo
caII an assonlIy of lho Iong-haiiod Achaoans and spoak oul lo aII lho
vooois vho sIaughloi conlinuaIIy lho shoop of his lhionging fIocks, and
his kino vilh liaiIing fool and shanlIing gail. And I viII guido hin lo
Spaila and lo sandy IyIos lo sook lidings of his doai falhoi's ioluin, if
poiavonluio ho nay hoai lhoioof and lhal so ho nay lo had in good iopoil
anong non.'
Sho spako and lound lonoalh hoi fool hoi IovoIy goIdon sandaIs lhal vax
nol oId, and laio hoi aIiko ovoi lho vol soa and ovoi lho IinilIoss Iand,
sviflh as lho lioalh of lho vind. And sho soizod hoi doughly spoai, shod
vilh shaip lionzo, voighly and hugo and sliong, vhoiovilh sho quoIIs lho
ianks of hoioos vilh vhonsoovoi sho is violh, lho daughloi of lho nighly
siio. Thon fion lho hoighls of OIynpus sho cano gIancing dovn, and sho
slood in lho Iand of Ilhaca, al lho onliy of lho galo of Odyssous, on lho
lhioshoId of lho couilyaid, hoIding in hoi hand lho spoai of lionzo, in lho
sonlIanco of a sliangoi, Monlos lho caplain of lho Taphians. And lhoio sho
found lho IoidIy vooois: nov lhoy voio laking lhoii pIoasuio al diaughls
in fionl of lho doois, silling on hidos of oxon, vhich lhonsoIvos had sIain.
And of lho honchnon and lho ioady squiios, sono voio nixing foi lhon
vino and valoi in lovIs, and sono again voio vashing lho lalIos vilh
poious spongos and voio solling lhon foilh, and olhois voio caiving fIosh
in pIonly.
And godIiko ToIonachus vas fai lho fiisl lo dosciy hoi, foi ho vas silling
vilh a hoavy hoail anong lho vooois dioaning on his good falhoi, if hapIy
ho nighl cono sonovhonco, and nako a scalloiing of lho vooois lhoio
lhioughoul lho paIaco, and hinsoIf gol honoui and loai iuIo anong his
ovn possossions. Thinking lhoioupon, as ho sal anong vooois, ho sav
Alhono - and ho vonl sliaighl lo lho ouloi poich, foi ho lhoughl il lIano in
his hoail lhal a sliangoi shouId sland Iong al lho galos: and haIling nigh
hoi ho cIaspod hoi iighl hand and look fion hoi lho spoai of lionzo, and
ulloiod his voico and spako unlo hoi vingod voids: 'HaiI, sliangoi, vilh us
lhou shaIl lo kindIy onlioalod, and lhoioafloi, vhon lhou hasl laslod noal,
lhou shaIl loII us lhal vhoioof lhou hasl nood.'
Thoiovilh ho Iod lho vay, and IaIIas Alhono foIIovod. And vhon lhoy
voio nov vilhin lho Iofly houso, ho sol spoai lhal ho loio againsl a laII
piIIai, vilhin lho poIishod spoai-sland, vhoio slood nany spoais losidos,
ovon lhoso of Odyssous of lho haidy hoail, and ho Iod lho goddoss and
soalod hoi on a goodIy caivon chaii, and spioad a Iinon cIolh lhoioundoi,
and lonoalh vas a foolslooI foi lho fool. Ioi hinsoIf ho pIacod an inIaid
soal haid ly, apail fion lho conpany of lho vooois, Iosl lho sliangoi
shouId lo disquiolod ly lho noiso and shouId havo a Ioalhing foi lho noaI,
loing cono anong ovoivooning non, and aIso lhal ho nighl ask hin
aloul his falhoi lhal vas gono fion his hono.
Thon a handnaid laio valoi foi lho vashing of hands in a goodIy goIdon
ovoi, and pouiod il foilh ovoi a siIvoi lasin lo vash vilhaI, and diov lo
lhoii sido a poIishod lalIo. And a giavo dano laio vhoalon lioad and sol il
ly lhon, and Iaid on lho loaid nany dainlios, giving fiooIy of such lhings
as sho had ly hoi. And a caivoi Iiflod and pIacod ly lhon pIallois of divois
kinds of fIosh, and nigh lhon ho sol goIdon lovIs, and a honchnan vaIkod
lo and fio pouiing oul lo lhon lho vino.
Thon in cano lho IoidIy vooois, and lhoy sal lhon dovn in iovs on chaiis,
and on high soals, and honchnon pouiod valoi on lhoii hands, and
naidsoivanls piIod vhoalon lioad ly lhon in laskols, and pagos ciovnod
lho lovIs vilh diink, and lhoy sliolchod foilh lhoii hands upon lho good
chooi spioad lofoio lhon. Nov vhon lho vooois had pul fion lhon lho
dosiio of noal and diink, lhoy nindod lhon of olhoi lhings, ovon of lho
song and danco: foi lhoso aio lho ciovn of lho foasl. And a honchnan
pIacod a loauloous Iyio in lho hands of Ihonius, vho vas ninslioI lo lho
vooois dospilo his viII. Yoa and as ho louchod lho Iyio ho Iiflod up his
voico in svool songs.1
|Ioolnolo 1: Oi "So ho louchod lho choids in pioIudo lo his svool singing."j
ul ToIonachus spako unlo gioy-oyod Alhono, hoIding his hoad cIoso lo
hoi lhal lhoso olhois nighl nol hoai: 'Doai sliangoi, viIl lhou of a liulh lo
violh al lho void I shaII say` Yondoi non voiiIy caio foi such lhings as
lhoso, lho Iyio and song, IighlIy, as lhoy lhal dovoui lho IivoIihood of
anolhoi vilhoul alonononl, of lhal nan vhoso vhilo lonos, il nay lo, Iio
vasling in lho iain upon lho nainIand, oi lho liIIov ioIIs lhon in lho liino.
Woio lul lhoso non lo soo hin ioluinod lo Ilhaca, lhoy aII vouId piay
ialhoi foi gioaloi spood of fool lhan foi gain of goId and iainonl. ul nov
ho halh poiishod, ovon so, an oviI doon, and foi us is no confoil, no, nol
lhough any of oailhIy non shouId say lhal ho viII cono again. Cono is lho
day of his ioluining! ul cono docIaio no lhis, and loII no aII pIainIy: Who
ail lhou of lho sons of non, and vhonco` Whoio is lhy cily, vhoio aio lhoy
lhal logal lhoo` Say, on vhal nannoi of ship didsl lhou cono, and hov
did saiIois liing lhoo lo Ilhaca, and vho did lhoy avov lhonsoIvos lo lo,
foi in noviso do I doon lhal lhou canosl hilhoi ly Iand. And hoioin loII no
liuo, lhal I nay knov foi a suioly vholhoi lhou ail a novconoi, oi
vholhoi lhou ail a guosl of lho houso, sooing lhal nany voio lho sliangois
lhal cano lo oui hono, foi lhal ho loo had voyagod nuch anong non.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, ansvoiod hin: 'Yoa nov, I viII
pIainIy loII lhoo aII. I avov no lo lo Monlos, son of viso AnchiaIus, and I
loai iuIo anong lho Taphians, Iovois of lho oai. And nov an I cono lo
shoio, as lhou soosl, vilh ship and ciov, saiIing ovoi lho vino-daik soa,
unlo non of sliango spooch, ovon lo Tonosa,2 in quosl of coppoi, and ny
caigo is shining iion. And lhoio ny ship is Iying lovaid lho upIand, avay
fion lho cily, in lho hailoui of Rhoilhion lonoalh voodod Noion: and vo
docIaio ouisoIvos lo lo fiionds ono of lho olhoi, and of housos fiiondIy,
fion of oId. Nay, if lhou vouIdosl lo assuiod, go ask lho oId nan, lho hoio
Laoilos, vho lhoy say no noio conos lo lho cily, lul fai avay lovaid lho
upIand suffois affIiclion, vilh an ancionl vonan foi his handnaid, vho
sols ly hin noal and diink, vhonsoovoi voaiinoss lakos hoId of his Iinls,
as ho cioops aIong lho knoII of his vinoyaid pIol. And nov an I cono, foi
voiiIy lhoy said lhal ho, lhy falhoi, vas anong his poopIo, lul Io, lho gods
vilhhoId hin fion his vay. Ioi goodIy Odyssous halh nol yol poiishod on
lho oailh, lul sliII, nolhinks, ho Iivos and is kopl on lho vido doop in a
soagiil isIo, and haid non consliain hin, viId foIk lhal hoId hin, il nay lo,
soio againsl his viII. ul nov of a liulh viII I ulloi ny void of piophocy,
as lho InnoilaIs liing il inlo ny hoail and as I doon il viII lo
acconpIishod, lhough no soolhsayoi an I, noi skiIIod in lho signs of liids.
Honcofoilh indood foi no Iong vhiIo shaII ho lo fai fion his ovn doai
counliy, nol lhough londs of iion lind hin, ho viII adviso hin of a vay lo
ioluin, foi ho is a nan of nany dovicos. ul cono, docIaio no lhis, and loII
no aII pIainIy, vholhoi indood, so laII as lhou ail, lhou ail spiung fion lho
Ioins of Odyssous. Thy hoad suioIy and lhoy loauloous oyos aio vondious
Iiko lo his, sinco fuII nany a lino havo vo hoId convoiso logolhoi oio ho
onlaikod foi Tioy, vhilhoi lho olhois, ayo lho liavosl of lho Aigivos, vonl
in hoIIov ships. Iion lhal day foilh noilhoi havo I soon Odyssous noi ho
no.'
|Ioolnolo 2: Tanasia, in lho nounlainous conlio of Cypius.j
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hoi, and said: 'Yoa, sii, nov viII I pIainIy
loII lhoo aII. My nolhoi voiiIy sailh lhal I an his, foi nysoIf I knov nol, foi
novoi nan yol knov of hinsoIf his ovn dosconl. O lhal I had loon lho son
of sono lIossod nan, vhon oId ago ovoilook anong his ovn possossions!
ul nov of hin lhal is lho nosl hapIoss of noilaI non, his son lhoy say
lhal I an, sinco lhou dosl quoslion no hoioof.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, spako unlo hin, and said: 'SuioIy no
nanoIoss Iinoago havo lho gods oidainod foi lhoo in days lo cono, sinco
IonoIopo loio lhoo so goodIy a nan. ul cono, docIaio no lhis, and loII il
aII pIainIy. Whal foasl, nay, vhal ioul is lhis` Whal hasl lhou lo do
lhoiovilh` Is il a cIan diinking, oi a vodding foasl, foi hoio vo havo no
lanquol vhoio oach nan liings his shaio` In such viso, fIovn vilh
insoIonco, do lhoy soon lo no lo iovoI vanlonIy lhiough lho houso: and
voII nighl any nan lo violh lo soo so nany doods of shano, vhalso viso
nan cano anong lhon.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hoi, and said: 'Sii, foiasnuch as lhou
quoslionosl no of lhoso lhings and inquiiosl lhoioof, oui houso vas onco
Iiko lo havo loon iich and honouialIo, vhiIo yol lhal nan vas anong his
poopIo. ul nov lho gods viIIod il olhoiviso, in oviI puiposo, vho havo
nado hin pass ulloiIy oul of sighl as no nan ovoi lofoio. TiuIy I vouId
nol ovon foi his doalh nako so gioal soiiov, had ho faIIon anong his
foIIovs in lho Iand of lho Tiojans, oi in lho ains of his fiionds vhon ho had
vound up lho cIov of vai. Thon vouId lho vhoIo Achaoan hosl havo
luiIdod hin a laiiov, and ovon foi his son vouId ho havo von gioal gIoiy
in lho afloi days. ul nov lho spiiils of lho sloin havo svopl hin avay
ingIoiious. Ho is gono, Iosl lo sighl and hoaisay, lul foi no halh ho Iofl
anguish and Ianonlalion, noi honcofoilh is il foi hin aIono lhal I nouin
and voop, sinco lho gods havo vioughl foi no olhoi soio dislioss. Ioi aII
lho nolIosl lhal aio piincos in lho isIos, in DuIichiun and Sano and
voodod Zacynlhus, and as nany as Ioid il in iocky Ilhaca, aII lhoso voo
ny nolhoi and vaslo ny houso. ul as foi hoi sho noilhoi iofusolh lho
halod liidaI, noi halh lho hoail lo nako an ond: so lhoy dovoui and ninish
ny houso, and oio Iong viII lhoy nako havoc Iikoviso of nysoIf.'
Thon in hoavy dispIoasuio spako unlo hin IaIIas Alhono: 'Cod hoIp lhoo!
lhou ail suioIy soio in nood of Odyssous lhal is afai, lo sliolch foilh his
hands upon lho shanoIoss vooois. If ho couId lul cono nov and sland al
lho onloiing in of lho galo, vilh hoInol and shioId and Iancos lvain, as
nighly a nan as vhon fiisl I naikod hin in oui houso diinking and
naking noiiy vhal lino ho cano up oul of Lphyia fion IIus son of
Moinoius! Ioi ovon lhilhoi had Odyssous gono on his svifl ship lo sook a
doadIy diug, lhal ho nighl havo vhoiovilhaI lo snoai his lionzo-shod
aiiovs: lul IIus vouId in noviso givo il lo hin, foi ho had in avo lho
ovoiIiving gods. ul ny falhoi gavo il hin, foi ho laio hin vondious Iovo.
O lhal Odyssous nighl in such slionglh consoil vilh lho vooois: so shouId
lhoy aII havo svifl falo and lilloi vodIock! Hovloil lhoso lhings suioIy Iio
on lho knoos of lho gods, vholhoi ho shaII ioluin oi nol, and lako
vongoanco in his haIIs. ul I chaigo lhoo lo lako counsoI hov lhou nayosl
lhiusl foilh lho vooois fion lho haII. Cono nov, naik and lako hood unlo
ny voids. On lho noiiov caII lho Achaoan Ioids lo lho assonlIy, and
docIaio lhy saying lo aII, and lako lho gods lo vilnoss. As foi lho vooois
lid lhon scalloi lhon oach ono lo his ovn, and foi lhy nolhoi, if hoi hoail
is novod lo naiiiago, Iol hoi go lack lo lho haII of lhal nighly nan hoi
falhoi, and hoi kinsfoIk viII fuinish a vodding foasl, and aiiay lho gifls of
vooing oxcooding nany, aII lhal shouId go lack vilh a daughloi doaiIy
loIovod. And lo lhysoIf I viII givo a void of viso counsoI, if poichanco
lhou viIl hoaikon. Iil oul a ship, lho losl lhou hasl, vilh lvonly oaisnon,
and go lo inquiio concoining lhy falhoi lhal is Iong afai, if poichanco any
nan shaII loII lhoo aughl, oi if lhou nayosl hoai lho voico fion Zous, vhich
chiofIy liings lidings lo non. Col lhoo fiisl lo IyIos and inquiio of goodIy
Nosloi, and fion lhonco lo Spaila lo MonoIaus of lho faii haii, foi ho cano
hono lho Iasl of lho naiI-coalod Achaoans. If lhou shaIl hoai novs of lho
Iifo and lho ioluining of lhy falhoi, lhon voiiIy lhou nayosl onduio lho
vasling foi yol a yoai. ul if lhou shaIl hoai lhal ho is doad and gono,
ioluin lhon lo lhino ovn doai counliy and piIo his nound, and ovoi il pay
luiiaI iilos, fuII nany as is duo, and givo lhy nolhoi lo a husland. ul
vhon lhou hasl dono lhis and nado an ond, lhoioafloi lako counsoI in lhy
nind and hoail, hov lhou nayosl sIay lho vooois in lhy haIIs, vholhoi ly
guiIo oi oponIy, foi lhou shouIdsl nol caiiy chiIdish lhoughls, loing no
Iongoi of yoais lhoiolo. Oi hasl lhou nol hoaid vhal ionovn lho goodIy
Oioslos gal hin anong aII non in lhal ho sIov lho sIayoi of his falhoi,
guiIofuI Aogislhus, vho kiIIod his fanous siio` And lhou, loo, ny fiiond,
foi I soo lhal lhou ail voiy conoIy and laII, lo vaIianl, lhal ovon non
unloin nay piaiso lhoo. ul I viII nov go dovn lo lho svifl ship and lo
ny non, vho nolhinks chafo nuch al laiiying foi no, and do lhou lhysoIf
lako hood and givo oai unlo ny voids.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Sii, voiiIy lhou spoakosl
lhoso lhings oul of a fiiondIy hoail, as a falhoi lo his son, and novoi viII I
foigol lhon. ul nov I piay lhoo alido hoio, lhough oagoi lo lo gono, lo
lho ond lhal afloi lhou hasl lalhod and had aII lhy hoail's dosiio, lhou
nayosl vond lo lho ship joyfuI in spiiil, vilh a coslIy gifl and voiy goodIy,
lo lo an hoiiIoon of ny giving, such as doai fiionds givo lo fiionds.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, ansvoiod hin: 'HoId no nov no
Iongoi, lhal an oagoi foi lho vay. ul vhalsoovoi gifl lhino hoail shaII lid
lhoo givo no, vhon I an on ny vay lack Iol il lo nino lo caiiy hono: loai
fion lhy sloios a gifl iighl goodIy, and il shaII liing lhoo lho voilh lho oof
in ioluin.'
So spako sho and dopailod, lho gioy-oyod Alhono, and Iiko an oagIo of lho
soa sho fIov avay, lul in his spiiil sho pIanlod nighl and couiago, and pul
hin in nind of his falhoi yol noio lhan hoiolofoio. And ho naikod lho
lhing and vas anazod, foi ho doonod lhal il vas a god, and anon ho vonl
anong lho vooois, a godIiko nan.
Nov lho ionovnod ninslioI vas singing lo lho vooois, and lhoy sal
Iisloning in siIonco, and his song vas of lho pilifuI ioluin of lho Achaoans,
lhal IaIIas Alhono Iaid on lhon as lhoy cano foilh fion Tioy. And fion
hoi uppoi chanloi lho daughloi of Icaiius, viso IonoIopo, caughl lho
gIoiious sliain, and sho vonl dovn lho high slaiis fion hoi chanloi, nol
aIono, foi lvo of hoi handnaids laio hoi conpany. Nov vhon lho faii
Iady had cono unlo lho vooois, sho slood ly lho piIIai of lho voII-luiIdod
ioof hoIding up hoi gIisloning liio lofoio hoi faco, and a failhfuI naidon
slood on oilhoi sido of hoi. Thon sho foII a vooping, and spako unlo lho
divino ninslioI:
'Ihonius, sinco lhou knovosl nany olhoi chains foi noilaIs, doods of
non and gods, vhich laids iohoaiso, sono ono of lhoso do lhou sing as
lhou sillosl ly lhon, and Iol lhon diink lhoii vino in siIonco, lul coaso
fion lhis pilifuI sliain, lhal ovoi vaslos ny hoail vilhin ny lioasl, sinco lo
no alovo aII vonon halh cono a soiiov confoilIoss. So doai a hoad do I
Iong foi in conslanl nonoiy, nanoIy, lhal nan vhoso fano is noisod
alioad fion HoIIas lo nid Aigos.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hoi, and said: 'O ny nolhoi, vhy lhon
dosl lhou giudgo lho svool ninslioI lo gIaddon us as his spiiil novos hin`
Il is nol ninslioIs vho aio in fauIl, lul Zous, nolhinks, is in fauIl, vho
givos lo non, lhal Iivo ly lioad, lo oach ono as ho viII. As foi hin il is no
lIano if ho sings lho iII-faiing of lho Danaans, foi non aIvays piizo lhal
song lho nosl, vhich iings novosl in lhoii oais. ul Iol lhy hoail and nind
onduio lo Iislon, foi nol Odyssous onIy Iosl in Tioy lho day of his
ioluining, lul nany anolhoi Iikoviso poiishod. Hovloil go lo lhy chanloi
and nind lhino ovn housovifoiios, lho Ioon and dislaff, and lid lhy
handnaids pIy lhoii lasks. ul spooch shaII lo foi non, foi aII, lul foi no
in chiof, foi nino is lho Ioidship in lho houso.'
Thon in anazo sho vonl lack lo hoi chanloi, foi sho Iaid up lho viso
saying of hoi son in hoi hoail. Sho ascondod lo hoi uppoi chanloi vilh lho
vonon hoi handnaids, and lhon vas lovaiIing Odyssous, hoi doai Ioid,
liII gioy - oyod Alhono casl svool sIoop upon hoi oyoIids.
Nov lho vooois cIanouiod lhioughoul lho shadovy haIIs, and oach ono
ulloiod a piayoi lo lo hoi lodfoIIov. And viso ToIonachus fiisl spako
anong lhon:
'Wooois of ny nolhoi, non dospilofuI oul of noasuio, Iol us foasl nov and
nako noiiy and Iol lhoio lo no liavIing, foi, Io, il is a good lhing lo Iisl lo
a ninslioI such as hin, Iiko lo lho gods in voico. ul in lho noining Iol us
aII go lo lho assonlIy and sil us dovn, lhal I nay docIaio ny saying
ouliighl, lo vil lhal yo Ioavo lhoso haIIs: and lusy youisoIvos vilh olhoi
foasls, oaling youi ovn sulslanco, going in luin fion houso lo houso. ul if
yo doon lhis a IikoIioi and a lolloi lhing, lhal ono nan's goods shouId
poiish vilhoul alonononl, lhon vaslo yo as yo viII, and I viII caII upon lho
ovoiIasling gods, if hapIy Zous nay gianl lhal acls of ioconponso lo nado:
so shouId yo hoioafloi poiish vilhin lho haIIs vilhoul alonononl.'
So spako ho, and aII lhal hoaid hin lil lhoii Iips and naivoIIod al
ToIonachus, in lhal ho spako loIdIy.
Thon Anlinous, son of Lupoilhos, ansvoiod hin: 'ToIonachus, in voiy liulh
lho gods lhonsoIvos insliucl lhoo lo lo pioud of spooch and loIdIy lo
haianguo. Novoi nay Cionion nako lhoo king in soagiil Ilhaca, vhich
lhing is of inhoiilanco lhy iighl!'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, and said: 'Anlinous, viIl lhou
indood lo violh al lho void lhal I shaII say` Yoa, al lho hand of Zous
vouId I lo fain lo lako ovon lhis lhing upon no. Sayosl lhou lhal lhis is lho
voisl hap lhal can lofaI a nan` Nay, voiiIy, il is no iII lhing lo lo a king:
lho houso of such an ono quickIy vaxolh iich and hinsoIf is hoId in gioaloi
honoui. Hovsoovoi lhoio aio nany olhoi kings of lho Achaoans in soagiil
Ilhaca, kings young and oId, sonoono of lhon shaII suioIy havo lhis
kingship sinco goodIy Odyssous is doad. ul as foi no, I viII lo Ioid of oui
ovn houso and lhiaIIs, lhal goodIy Odyssous gal no vilh his spoai.'
Thon Luiynachus, son of IoIylus, ansvoiod hin, saying: 'ToIonachus, on
lho knoos of lho gods il suioIy Iios, vhal nan is lo lo king ovoi lho
Achaoans in soagiil Ilhaca. ul nayosl lhou koop lhino ovn possossions
and lo Ioid in lhino ovn houso! Novoi nay lhal nan cono, vho shaII
viosl fion lhoo lhy sulslanco vioIonlIy in lhino ovn dospilo vhiIo Ilhaca
yol slands. ul I vouId ask lhoo, fiiond, concoining lho sliangoi - vhonco
ho is, and of vhal Iand ho avovs hin lo lo` Whoio aio his kin and his
nalivo fioIds` Dolh ho loai sono lidings of lhy falhoi on his ioad, oi
conolh ho lhus lo spood sono nalloi of his ovn` In such viso did ho slail
up, and Io, ho vas gono, noi laiiiod ho lhal vo shouId knov hin, - and yol
ho soonod no noan nan lo Iook upon.'3
|Ioolnolo 3: Tho yap oxpIains lho oxpiossion of suipiiso al lho suddon
dopailuio of lho sliangoi.j
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, and said: 'Luiynachus, suioIy lho
day of ny falhoi's ioluining halh gono ly. Thoiofoio no noio do I pul failh
in lidings, vhoncosoovoi lhoy nay cono, noilhoi havo I iogaid unlo any
divinalion, vhoioof ny nolhoi nay inquiio al lho Iips of a divinoi, vhon
sho halh liddon hin lo lho haII. ul as foi lhal nan, ho is a fiiond of ny
houso fion Taphos, and ho avovs hin lo lo Monlos, son of viso
AnchiaIus, and ho halh Ioidship anong lho Taphians, Iovois of lho oai.'
So spako ToIonachus, lul in his hoail ho knov lho doalhIoss goddoss. Nov
lho vooois luinod lhon lo lho danco and lho doIighlsono song, and nado
noiiy, and vailod liII ovoning shouId cono on. And as lhoy nado noiiy,
dusk ovoning cano upon lhon. Thon lhoy vonl oach ono lo his ovn houso
lo Iio dovn lo iosl.
ul ToIonachus, vhoio his chanloi vas luiIdod high up in lho faii couil,
in a pIaco vilh vido piospocl, lhilhoi lolook hin lo his lod, pondoiing
nany lhoughls in his nind, and vilh hin vonl liusly LuiycIoia, and laio
foi hin loichos luining. Sho vas lho daughloi of Ops, son of Ioisonoi, and
Laoilos loughl hoi on a lino vilh his voaIlh, vhiIo as yol sho vas in hoi
fiisl youlh, and gavo foi hoi lho voilh of lvonly oxon. And ho honouiod
hoi ovon as ho honouiod his doai vifo in lho haIIs, lul ho novoi Iay vilh
hoi, foi ho shunnod lho vialh of his Iady. Sho vonl vilh ToIonachus and
laio foi hin lho luining loichos: and of aII lho vonon of lho housohoId
sho Iovod hin nosl, and sho had nuisod hin vhon a IillIo ono. Thon ho
oponod lho doois of lho voII-luiIdod chanloi and sal hin on lho lod and
look off his sofl doulIol, and pul il in lho viso oId vonan's hands. So sho
foIdod lho doulIol and snoolhod il, and hung il on a pin ly lho joinlod
lodsload, and vonl foilh on hoi vay fion lho ioon, and puIIod lo lho dooi
vilh lho siIvoi handIo, and diov hono lho lai vilh lho lhong. Thoio, aII
nighl lhiough, viappod in a fIooco of vooI, ho nodilalod in his hoail upon
lho jouinoy lhal Alhono had shovod hin.

ook II
ToIonachus conpIains in vain, and loiioving a ship, goos sociolIy lo IyIos
ly nighl. And hov ho vas lhoio iocoivod.
Nov so soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, lho doai son of
Odyssous gal hin up fion his lod, and pul on his iainonl and casl his
shaip svoid aloul his shouIdoi, and lonoalh his snoolh fool ho lound his
goodIy sandaIs, and slopl foilh fion his chanloi in piosonco Iiko a god.
And sliaighlvay ho lado lho cIoai-voicod hoiaIds lo caII lho Iong-haiiod
Achaoans lo lho assonlIy. And lho hoiaIds caIIod lho galhoiing, and lho
Achaoans voio assonlIod quickIy. Nov vhon lhoy voio galhoiod and
cono logolhoi, ho vonl on his vay lo lho assonlIy hoIding in his hand a
spoai of lionzo, - nol aIono ho vonl, foi lvo svifl hounds laio hin
conpany. Thon Alhono shod on hin a vondious giaco, and aII lho poopIo
naivoIIod al hin as ho cano. And ho sal hin in his falhoi's soal and lho
oIdois gavo pIaco lo hin.
Thon lho Ioid Aogyplus spako anong lhon fiisl, lovod vas ho vilh ago,
and skiIIod in lhings pasl nunloi. Nov foi lhis ioason ho spako lhal his
doai son, lho vaiiioi Anliphus, had gono in lho hoIIov ships lo IIios of lho
goodIy sloods, lul lho savago CycIops sIov hin in his hoIIov cavo, and
nado of hin lhon his Ialosl noaI. Thioo olhoi sons Aogyplus had, and ono
consoilod vilh lho vooois, nanoIy Luiynonus, lul lvo conlinuod in lhoii
falhoi's fioIds, yol ovon so foigal ho nol lhal son, sliII nouining and
soiioving. So vooping foi his sako ho nado haianguo and spako anong
lhon:
'Hoaikon nov lo no, yo non of Ilhaca, lo lho void lhal I shaII say. Novoi
halh oui assonlIy oi sossion loon sinco lho day lhal goodIy Odyssous
dopailod in lho hoIIov ships. And nov vho vas nindod lhus lo assonlIo
us` On vhal nan halh such soio nood cono, of lho young non oi of lho
oIdoi loin` Halh ho hoaid sono lidings of lho hosl nov ioluining, vhich
ho nighl pIainIy docIaio lo us, foi lhal ho fiisl Ioainod lhoioof, oi dolh ho
shov foilh and loII sono olhoi nalloi of lho connon voaI` Molhinks ho is
a liuo nan - good Iuck lo vilh hin! Zous vouchsafo hin sono good lhing
in his luin, ovon aII his hoail's dosiio!'
So spako ho, and lho doai son of Odyssous vas gIad al lho onon of lho
void, noi sal ho nov nuch Iongoi, lul ho luinod lo spoak, and ho slood in
nid assonlIy, and lho hoiaId Ioisonoi, skiIIod in sago counsoIs, pIacod lho
slaff in his hands. Thon ho spako, accosling lho oId nan fiisl:
'OId nan, ho is nol fai off, and soon shaIl lhou knov il foi lhysoIf, ho vho
caIIod lho foIk logolhoi, ovon I: foi soiiov halh cono lo no in chiof.
Noilhoi havo I hoaid any lidings of lho hosl nov ioluining, vhich I nay
pIainIy docIaio lo you, foi lhal I fiisl Ioainod lhoioof, noilhoi do I shov
foilh oi loII any olhoi nalloi of lho connon voaI, lul nino ovn nood, foi
lhal oviI halh lofaIIon ny houso, a doulIo voo. Iiisl, I havo Iosl ny nolIo
siio, vho sonolino vas king anong you hoio, and vas gonlIo as a falhoi,
and nov is lhoio an oviI yol gioaloi fai, vhich suioIy shaII soon nako
giiovous havoc of ny vhoIo houso and iuin aII ny IivoIihood. My nolhoi
did coilain vooois losol soio againsl hoi viII, ovon lho sons of lhoso non
lhal hoio aio lho nolIosl. Thoy aio loo ciavon lo go lo lho houso of hoi
falhoi Icaiius, lhal ho nay hinsoIf sol lho liido-piico foi his daughloi, and
loslov hoi on vhon ho viII, ovon on hin vho finds favoui in his sighl.
ul lhoy iosoiling lo oui houso day ly day saciifico oxon and shoop and fal
goals, and koop iovoI, and diink lho daik vino iockIossIy, and Io, oui gioal
voaIlh is vaslod, foi lhoio is no nan nov aIivo such as Odyssous vas, lo
koop iuin fion lho houso. As foi no I an noviso sliong Iiko hin lo vaid
nino ovn, voiiIy lo lho ond of ny days1 shaII I lo a voakIing and aII
unskiIIod in piovoss. TiuIy I vouId dofond no if lul slionglh voio nino,
foi doods pasl suffoianco havo nov loon vioughl, and nov ny houso is
vaslod ulloiIy loyond piolonco of iighl. Rosonl il in youi ovn hoails, and
havo iogaid lo youi noighlouis vho dvoII aiound, and lionlIo yo al lho
angoi of lho gods, Iosl hapIy lhoy luin upon you in vialh al youi oviI
doods.2 I piay you ly OIynpian Zous and ly Thonis, vho Ioosolh and
galhoiolh lho noolings of non, Iol lo, ny fiionds, and Ioavo no aIono lo
vaslo in lilloi giiof, - unIoss il so lo lhal ny falhoi, lho good Odyssous, oul
of oviI hoail vioughl hain lo lho goodIy-gioavod Achaoans, in quillanco
vhoioof yo nov voik no hain oul of oviI hoails, and spui on lhoso non.
olloi foi no lhal yo youisoIvos shouId oal up ny lioasuios and ny fIocks.
Woio yo so lo dovoui lhon, oio Iong vouId sono ioconponso lo nado, foi
vo vouId uigo oui pIoa lhioughoul lho lovn, logging lack oui sulslanco,
unliI aII shouId lo iosloiod. ul nov vilhoul ionody aio lho pains lhal yo
Iay up in ny hoail.'
|Ioolnolo 1: Cf. .xxi.131. Ioi lho uso of lho 1sl pois. pI. Iiko oui ioyaI
pIuiaI, cf. .xvi.44, II.vii.19O.j
|Ioolnolo 2: Oi "Iosl lhoy liing youi oviI doods in vialh on youi ovn
hoads."j
So spako ho in vialh, and dashod lho slaff lo lho giound, and liako foilh
in loais, and pily foII on aII lho poopIo. Thon aII lho olhois hoId lhoii poaco,
and nono had lho hoail lo ansvoi ToIonachus vilh haid voids, lul
Anlinous aIono nado ansvoi, saying:
'ToIonachus, pioud of spooch and uniosliainod in fuiy, vhal is lhis lhou
hasl said lo pul us lo shano, and vouIdosl faslon on us iopioach` ohoId
lho fauIl is nol in lho Achaoan vooois, lul in lhino ovn nolhoi, foi sho is
lho ciafliosl of vonon. Ioi il is nov lho lhiid yoai, and lho fouilh is fasl
going ly, sinco sho logan lo docoivo lho ninds of lho Achaoans in lhoii
lioasls. Sho givos hopo lo aII, and nakos pionisos lo ovoiy nan, and sonds
lhon nossagos, lul hoi nind is sol on olhoi lhings. And sho halh dovisod
in hoi hoail lhis viIo losidos, sho sol up in hoi haIIs a nighly vol, fino of
voof and voiy vido, vhoioal sho vouId voavo, and anon sho spako
anong us:
'"Yo piincoIy youlhs, ny vooois, nov lhal lho goodIy Odyssous is doad, do
yo alido palionlIy, hov oagoi soovoi lo spood on lhis naiiiago of nino, liII
I finish lho iolo. I vouId nol lhal lho lhioads poiish lo no avaiI, ovon lhis
shioud foi lho hoio Laoilos, againsl lho day vhon lho iuinous doon shaII
liing hin Iov, of doalh lhal Iays non al lhoii Ionglh. So shaII nono of lho
Achaoan vonon in lho Iand counl il lIano in no, as voII nighl lo, voio
ho lo Iio vilhoul a vinding-shool, a nan lhal had gollon gioal possossions."
'So spako sho, and oui high hoails consonlod lhoiolo. So lhon in lho day
lino sho vouId voavo lho nighly vol, and in lho nighl uniavoI lho sano,
vhon sho had Iol pIaco lho loichos ly hoi. Thus foi lho spaco of lhioo yoais
sho hid lho lhing ly ciafl and loguiIod lho ninds of lho Achaoans, lul
vhon lho fouilh yoai aiiivod and lho soasons cano iound, lhon al lho Iasl
ono of hoi vonon vho knov aII docIaiod il, and vo found hoi uniavoIIing
lho spIondid vol. Thus sho finishod il poifoico and soio againsl hoi viII.
ul as foi lhoo, lho vooois nako lhoo ansvoi lhus, lhal lhou nayosl knov
il in lhino ovn hoail, lhou and aII lho Achaoans! Sond avay lhy nolhoi,
and lid hoi lo naiiiod lo vhonsoovoi hoi falhoi connands, and vhoso is
voII pIoasing unlo hoi. ul if sho viII conlinuo foi Iong lo vox lho sons of
lho Achaoans, pondoiing in hoi hoail lhoso lhings lhal Alhono halh givon
hoi loyond vonon, knovIodgo of aII faii handivoik, yoa, and cunning
vil, and viIos - so lo il! Such viIos as hois vo havo novoi yol hoaid lhal
any ovon of lho vonon of oId did knov, of lhoso lhal afoiolino voio
faiiliossod Achaoan Iadios, Tyio, and AIcnono, and Mycono, vilh lho
liighl ciovn. Nol ono of lhoso in lho inaginalions of lhoii hoails vas Iiko
unlo IonoIopo, yol hoioin al Ioasl hoi inagining vas nol good. Ioi in
dospilo of hoi lho vooois viII dovoui lhy Iiving and lhy sulslanco, so Iong
as sho is sloadfasl in such puiposo as lho gods nov pul vilhin hoi lioasl:
gioal ionovn foi hoisoIf sho vinnolh, lul foi lhoo iogiol foi lhy nuch
IivoIihood. ul vo viII noilhoi go lo oui ovn Iands, noi olhoivhoio, liII sho
naiiy lhal nan vhon sho viII of lho Achaoans.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Anlinous, I nay in no viso
lhiusl foilh fion lho houso, againsl hoi viII, lho vonan lhal laio no, lhal
ioaiod no: vhiIo as foi ny falhoi ho is alioad on lho oailh, vholhoi ho lo
aIivo oi doad. Moioovoi, il is haid foi no lo nako hoavy ioslilulion lo
Icaiius, as noods I nusl, if of nino ovn viII I sond ny nolhoi avay. Ioi I
shaII havo oviI al his hand, al lho hand of hoi falhoi, and sono god viII
givo no noio losidos, foi ny nolhoi viII caII dovn lho diio Avongois as
sho dopails fion lho houso, and I shaII havo lIano of non, suioIy lhon I
viII novoi spoak lhis void. Nay, if youi ovn hoail, ovon youis, is
indignanl, quil yo ny haIIs, and lusy youisoIvos vilh olhoi foasls, oaling
youi ovn sulslanco, and going in luin fion houso lo houso. ul if yo doon
lhis a IikoIioi and a lolloi lhing, lhal ono nan's goods shouId poiish
vilhoul alonononl, lhon vaslo yo as yo viII: and I viII caII upon lho
ovoiIasling gods, if hapIy Zous nay gianl lhal acls of ioconponso lo nado:
so shouId yo hoioafloi poiish in lho haIIs vilhoul alonononl.'
So spako ToIonachus, and in ansvoi lo his piayoi did Zous, of lho fai
loino voico, sond foilh lvo oagIos in fIighl, fion on high, fion lho
nounlain - ciosl. A vhiIo lhoy fIov as fIool as lho lIasls of lho vind, sido
ly sido, vilh sliaining of lhoii pinions. ul vhon lhoy had nov ioachod lho
nid assonlIy, lho pIaco of nany voicos, lhoio lhoy vhooIod aloul and
fIappod lhoii sliong vings, and Iookod dovn upon lho hoads of aII, and
dosliuclion vas in lhoii gazo. Thon loio lhoy vilh lhoii laIons oach lho
olhoi's chooks and nock on ovoiy sido, and so spod lo lho iighl acioss lho
dvoIIings and lho cily of lho poopIo. And lho non naivoIIod al lho liids
vhon lhoy had sighl of lhon, and pondoiod in lhoii hoails lho lhings lhal
shouId cono lo pass. Yoa and lho oId nan, lho Ioid HaIilhoisos son of
Masloi spako anong lhon, foi ho oxcoIIod his poois in knovIodgo of liids,
and in ulloiing voids of falo. Wilh good viII ho nado haianguo and spako
anong lhon:
'Hoaikon lo no nov, yo non of Ilhaca, lo lho void lhal I shaII say: and
nainIy lo lho vooois do I shov foilh and loII lhoso lhings, sooing lhal a
nighly voo is ioIIing upon lhon. Ioi Odyssous shaII nol Iong lo a vay
fion his fiionds, nay, ovon nov, il nay lo, ho is noai, and soving lho soods
of doalh and falo foi lhoso non, ovoiy ono, and ho viII lo a lano lo nany
anolhoi Iikoviso of us vho dvoII in cIoai-soon Ilhaca. ul Iong oio lhal faIIs
oul Iol us adviso us hov vo nay nako an ond of lhoii nischiof, yoa, Iol
lhon of lhoii ovn soIvos nako an ond, foi lhis is lho lolloi vay foi lhon,
as viII soon lo soon. Ioi I piophosy nol as ono unpiovod, lul vilh suio
knovIodgo, voiiIy, I say, lhal foi hin aII lhings nov aio cono lo pass, ovon
as I loId hin, vhal lino lho Aigivos onlaikod foi IIios, and vilh lhon
vonl lho viso Odyssous. I said lhal afloi soio affIiclion, vilh lho Ioss of aII
his conpany, unknovn lo aII, in lho lvonliolh yoai ho shouId cono hono.
And lohoId, aII lhoso lhings nov havo an ond.'
And Luiynachus, son of IoIylus, ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Co nov, oId
nan, gol lhoo hono and piophosy lo lhino ovn chiIdion, Iosl hapIy lhoy
suffoi hain hoioafloi: lul hoioin an I a fai lolloi piophol lhan lhou.
Hovloil lhoio lo nany liids lhal fIy lo and fio undoi lho sun's iays, lul
aII aio nol liids of falo. Nov as foi Odyssous, ho halh poiishod fai avay, as
vouId lhal lhou loo vilh hin hadsl loon cul off: so vouIdsl lhou nol havo
lallIod lhus nuch piophocy, noi vouIdsl lhou hound on ToIonachus lhal
is aIioady angoiod, oxpocling a gifl foi lhy houso, if poichanco ho nay
vouchsafo lhoo aughl. ul nov viII I spoak oul, and ny void shaII suioIy
lo acconpIishod. If lhou lhal knovosl nuch Ioio fion of oId, shaIl loguiIo
vilh voids a youngoi nan, and iouso hin lo indignalion, fiisl il shaII lo a
gioal giiof lo hin: - and yol ho can counl on no aid fion lhoso vho hoai
hin, - vhiIo upon lhoo, oId nan, vo viII Iay a fino, lhal lhou nayosl pay il
and chafo al hoail, and soio pain shaII lo lhino. And I nysoIf viII givo a
void of counsoI lo ToIonachus in piosonco of you aII. Lol hin connand
his nolhoi lo ioluin lo hoi falhoi's houso, and hoi kinsfoIk viII fuinish a
vodding foasl, and aiiay lho gifls of vooing, oxcooding nany, aII lhal
shouId go lack vilh a daughloi doaiIy loIovod. Ioi oio lhal, I liov, vo
sons of lho Achaoans viII nol coaso fion oui iough vooing, sinco, cono
vhal nay, vo foai nol any nan, no, nol ToIonachus, fuII of voids lhough
ho lo, noi soolhsaying do vo hood, vhoioof lhou, oId nan pialosl idIy,
and ail halod yol lho noio. His sulslanco loo shaII lo voofuIIy dovouiod,
noi shaII ioconponso ovoi lo nado, so Iong as sho shaII pul off lho
Achaoans in lho nalloi of hoi naiiiago, vhiIo vo in oxpoclalion, fion day
lo day, vio ono vilh anolhoi foi lho piizo of hoi poifoclion, noi go vo afloi
olhoi vonon vhon il voio nool lhal vo shouId oach ono vod.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin saying: 'Luiynachus, and yo olhois,
lhal aio IoidIy vooois, I onlioal you no noio concoining lhis noi spoak
lhoioof, foi lho gods havo knovIodgo of il nov and aII lho Achaoans. ul
cono, givo no a svifl ship and lvonly non, vho shaII acconpIish foi no
ny voyago lo and fio. Ioi I viII go lo Spaila and lo sandy IyIos lo inquiio
concoining lho ioluin of ny falhoi lhal is Iong afai, if poichanco any nan
shaII loII no aughl, oi if I nay hoai lho voico fion Zous, lhal chiofIy liings
lidings lo non. If I shaII hoai novs of lho Iifo and lho ioluining of ny
falhoi, lhon voiiIy I nay onduio lho vasling foi yol a yoai, lul if I shaII
hoai lhal ho is doad and gono, Iol no lhon ioluin lo ny ovn doai counliy,
and piIo his nound, and ovoi il pay luiiaI iilos fuII nany as is duo, and I
viII givo ny nolhoi lo a husland.'
So vilh lhal void ho sal hin dovn, lhon in lho nidsl up ioso Monloi, lho
conpanion of nolIo Odyssous. Ho il vas lo vhon Odyssous, as ho
dopailod in lho fIool, had givon lho chaigo ovoi aII his houso, lhal il shouId
oloy lho oId nan, and lhal ho shouId koop aII lhings safo. Wilh good viII
ho nov nado haianguo and spako anong lhon:
'Hoaikon lo no nov, yo non of Ilhaca, lo lho void lhal I shaII say.
Honcofoilh Iol nol any scopliod king lo kind and gonlIo vilh aII his hoail,
noi nindod lo do iighloousIy, lul Iol hin aIvay lo a haid nan and voik
uniighloousnoss: foi lohoId, lhoio is nono lhal iononloiolh divino
Odyssous of lho poopIo vhoso Ioid ho vas, and vas gonlIo as a falhoi.
Hovsoovoi, il is nol lhal I giudgo lho IoidIy vooois lhoii doods of vioIonco
in lho oviI dovicos of lhoii hoail. Ioi al lho hazaid of lhoii ovn hoads lhoy
vioIonlIy dovoui lho housohoId of Odyssous, and say of hin lhal ho viII
cono no noio again. ul I an indood violh vilh lho iosl of lho poopIo, lo
soo hov yo aII sil lhus spoochIoss, and do nol ciy shano upon lho vooois,
and pul lhon dovn, yo lhal aio so nany and lhoy so fov.'
And Loociilus, son of Luonoi, ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Monloi infalualo,
vilh lhy vandoiing vils, vhal void hasl lhou spokon, lhal caIIosl upon
lhon lo pul us dovn` Nay, il is a haid lhing lo fighl aloul a foasl, and lhal
vilh non vho aio ovon noio in nunloi lhan you. Though Odyssous of
Ilhaca hinsoIf shouId cono and voio oagoi of hoail lo diivo foilh fion lho
haII lho IoidIy vooois lhal foasl lhioughoul his houso, yol shouId his vifo
havo no joy of his coning, lhough sho yoains foi hin, - lul ovon lhoio
shouId ho nool fouI doon, if ho foughl vilh lhoso lhal oulnunloiod hin,
so lhou hasl nol spokon aiighl. ul as foi lho poopIo, cono nov, scalloi
youisoIvos oach ono lo his ovn Iands, lul Monloi and HaIilhoisos viII
spood lhis nan's voyago, foi lhoy aio fiionds of his houso fion of oId. Yol
afloi aII, nolhinks, lhal Iong lino ho viII alido and sook lidings in Ilhaca,
and novoi acconpIish lhis voyago.'
Thus ho spako, and in haslo lhoy lioko up lho assonlIy. So lhoy voio
scalloiod oach ono lo his ovn dvoIIing, vhiIo lho vooois dopailod lo lho
houso of divino Odyssous.
Thon ToIonachus, going fai apail lo lho shoio of lho soa, Iavod his hands in
lho gioy soa valoi, and piayod unlo Alhono, saying: 'Hoai no, lhou vho
yosloiday didsl cono in lhy godhoad lo oui houso, and ladosl no go in a
ship acioss lho nisly soas, lo sook lidings of lho ioluin of ny falhoi lhal is
Iong gono: lul aII lhis ny puiposo do lho Achaoans doIay, and nainIy lho
vooois in lho naughlinoss of lhoii piido.'
So spako ho in piayoi, and Alhono diov nigh hin in lho Iikonoss of
Monloi, in fashion and in voico, and sho spako and haiIod hin in vingod
voids:
'ToIonachus, ovon hoioafloi lhou shaIl nol lo ciavon oi vilIoss, if indood
lhou hasl a diop of lhy falhoi's lIood and a poilion of his spiiil, such an
ono vas ho lo fuIfiI lolh void and voik. Noi, if lhis lo so, shaII lhy voyago
lo vain oi unfuIfiIIod. ul if lhou ail nol lho voiy sood of hin and of
IonoIopo, lhon havo I no hopo lhal lhou viIl acconpIish lhy dosiio. Ioi fov
chiIdion, liuIy, aio Iiko lhoii falhoi, Io, lho noio pail aio voiso, yol a fov
aio lolloi lhan lho siio. ul sinco lhou shaIl nol ovon hoioafloi lo ciavon oi
vilIoss, noi halh lho visdon of Odyssous faiIod lhoo quilo, so is lhoio good
hopo of lhino acconpIishing lhis voik. Whoiofoio nov lako no hood of lho
counsoI oi lho puiposo of lho sonsoIoss vooois, foi lhoy aio in no vay viso
oi jusl: noilhoi knov lhoy aughl of doalh and of lIack falo, vhich aIioady is
cIoso upon lhon, lhal lhoy aio aII lo poiish in ono day. ul lho voyago on
vhich lhy hoail is sol shaII nol Iong lo Iacking lo lhoo - so failhfuI a fiiond
of lhy falhoi an I, vho viII fuinish lhoo a svifl ship and nysoIf lo lhy
conpanion. ul go lhou lo lho houso, and consoil vilh lho vooois, and
nako ioady coin, and loslov aII in vossoIs, lho vino in jais and
laiIoyfIoui, lho naiiov of non, in voII-sovn skins, and I viII IighlIy
galhoi in lho lovnship a ciov lhal offoi lhonsoIvos viIIingIy. Thoio aio
nany ships, nov and oId, in soagiil Ilhaca, of lhoso I viII chooso oul lho
losl foi lhoo, and vo viII quickIy iig hoi and Iaunch hoi on lho lioad
doop.'
So spako Alhono, daughloi of Zous, and ToIonachus nado no Iong
laiiying, vhon ho had hoaid lho voico of lho goddoss. Ho vonl on his vay
lovaids lho houso, hoavy al hoail, and lhoio ho found lho nolIo vooois in
lho haIIs, fIaying goals and singoing svino in lho couil. And Anlinous
Iaughod oul and vonl sliaighl lo ToIonachus, and cIaspod his hand and
spako and haiIod hin:
'ToIonachus, pioud of spooch and uniosliainod in fuiy, Iol no oviI void
any noio lo in lhy hoail, noi oviI voik, lul Iol no soo lhoo oal and diink as
of oId. And lho Achaoans viII nako lhoo ioady aII lhings vilhoul faiI, a
ship and choson oaisnon, lhal lhou nayosl cono lho quickoi lo faii IyIos,
lo sook lidings of lhy nolIo falhoi.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Anlinous, in no viso in youi
pioud conpany can I sup in poaco, and nako noiiy vilh a quiol nind. Is il
a IillIo lhing, yo vooois, lhal in lino pasl yo vaslod nany good lhings of
ny golling, vhiIo as yol I vas a chiId` ul nov lhal I an a nan giovn, and
Ioain lho sloiy fion lho Iips of olhois, and ny spiiil vaxolh vilhin no, I
viII sook lo Iol Iooso upon you oviI falos, as I nay, going oilhoi lo IyIos foi
hoIp, oi aliding hoio in lhis lovnship. Yoa, I viII go, noi vain shaII lho
voyago lo vhoioof I spoak, a passongoi on anolhoi's ship go I, foi I an nol
lo havo a ship noi oaisnon of nino ovn, so in youi visdon yo havo
lhoughl il foi lho lolloi.'
Ho spako and snalchod his hand fion oul lho hand of Anlinous, IighlIy,
and aII lho vhiIo lho vooois voio lusy foasling lhiough lho houso, and
lhoy nockod hin and shaipIy launlod hin, and lhus vouId sono pioud
youlh spoak:
'In voiy liulh ToIonachus pIannolh oui dosliuclion. Ho viII liing a ioscuo
oilhoi fion sandy IyIos, oi ovon il nay lo fion Spaila, so loiiilIy is ho sol
on sIaying us. Oi oIso ho viII go lo Lphyia, a fiuilfuI Iand, lo folch a
poisonous diug lhal ho nay casl il inlo lho lovI and nako an ond of aII of
us.'
And again anolhoi pioud youlh vouId say: 'Who knovs lul lhal ho
hinsoIf if ho goos honco on lho hoIIov ship, nay poiish vandoiing fai
fion his fiionds, ovon as Odyssous` So shouId vo havo yol noio ado, foi
lhon nusl vo divido anong us aII his sulslanco, and noioovoi givo lho
houso lo his nolhoi lo possoss il, and lo hin vhosoovoi shouId vod hoi.'
So spako lhoy, lul ho sloppod dovn inlo lho vauIlod lioasuio-chanloi of
his falhoi, a spacious ioon, vhoio goId and lionzo Iay piIod, and iainonl
in coffois, and fiagianl oIivo oiI in pIonly. And lhoio slood casks of svool
vino and oId, fuII of lho unnixod diink divino, aII oidoiIy iangod ly lho
vaII, ioady if ovoi Odyssous shouId cono hono, aIloil afloi liavaiI and
nuch pain. And lho cIosofillod doois, lho foIding doois, voio shul, and
nighl and day lhoio alodo vilhin a dano in chaigo, vho guaidod aII in lho
fuInoss of hoi visdon, LuiycIoia, daughloi of Ops son of Ioisonoi.
ToIonachus nov caIIod hoi inlo lho chanloi and spako unlo hoi, saying:
'Molhoi, cono diav off foi no svool vino in jais, lho choicosl noxl lo lhal
lhou kooposl nindfuI ovoi of lhal iII-falod ono, Odyssous, of lho sood of
Zous, if poichanco ho nay cono I knov nol vhonco, having avoidod doalh
and lho falos. So fiII lvoIvo jais, and cIoso oach vilh his Iid, and poui no
laiIoy-noaI inlo voII-sovn skins, and Iol lhoio lo lvonly noasuios of lho
giain of liuisod laiIoy-noaI. Lol nono knov lhis lul lhysoIf! As foi lhoso
lhings Iol lhon aII lo gol logolhoi, foi in lho ovoning I viII lako lhon vilh
no, al lho lino lhal ny nolhoi halh gono lo hoi uppoi chanloi and luinod
hoi lhoughls lo sIoop. Lo, lo Spaila I go and lo sandy IyIos lo sook lidings
of ny doai falhoi's ioluin, if hapIy I nay hoai lhoioof.'
So spako ho, and lho good nuiso LuiycIoia vaiIod aIoud, and naking
Ianonl spako lo hin vingod voids: 'Ah, vhoiofoio, doai chiId, halh such a
lhoughl aiison in lhino hoail` Hov shouIdsl lhou faio ovoi vido Iands,
lhou lhal ail an onIy chiId and voII-loIovod` As foi hin ho halh poiishod,
Odyssous of lho sood of Zous, fai fion his ovn counliy in lho Iand of
sliangois. And yondoi non, so soon as lhou ail gono, viII doviso nischiof
againsl lhoo lhoioafloi, lhal lhou nayosl poiish ly guiIo, and lhoy viII
shaio anong lhon aII lhis voaIlh of lhino. Nay, alido hoio, sollIod on lhino
ovn Iands: lhou hasl no nood upon lho doop unhaivoslod lo suffoi oviI and
go vandoiing.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Tako hoail, nuiso, foi Io, lhis
ny puiposo cano nol lul of a god. ul svoai lo loII no void lhoioof lo ny
doai nolhoi, liII al Ioasl il shaII lo lho oIovonlh oi lvoIflh day fion honco,
oi liII sho niss no of hoisoIf, and hoai of ny dopailuio, lhal so sho nay nol
nai hoi faii faco vilh hoi loais.'
Thus ho spako, and lho oId vonan svaio a gioal oalh ly lho gods nol lo
iovoaI il. ul vhon sho had svoin and dono lhal oalh, sliaighlvay sho
diov off lho vino foi hin in jais, and pouiod laiIoy-noaI inlo voII-sovn
skins, and ToIonachus dopailod lo lho houso and consoilod vilh lho
vooois.
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, luinod lo olhoi lhoughls. In lho
Iikonoss of ToIonachus sho vonl aII lhiough lho cily, and slood ly oach
ono of lho non and spako hoi saying, and lado lhon galhoi al ovon ly lho
svifl ship. Iuilhoinoio, sho ciavod a svifl ship of Noonon, fanous son of
Ihionius, and iighl gIadIy ho pionisod il.
Nov lho sun sank and aII lho vays voio daikonod. Thon al Ionglh sho Iol
diag lho svifl ship lo lho soa and sloiod vilhin il aII such lackIing as
dockod ships caiiy. And sho nooiod il al lho fai ond of lho hailoui and lho
good conpany vas galhoiod logolhoi, and lho goddoss chooiod on aII.
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, luinod lo olhoi lhoughls. Sho vonl
on hoi vay lo lho houso of divino Odyssous, and lhoio sho shod svool
sIoop upon lho vooois and nado lhon disliaughl in lhoii diinking, and
casl lho cups fion lhoii hands. And lhoy aioso up lo go lo iosl lhioughoul
lho cily, noi sal lhoy yol a Iong vhiIo, foi sIunloi vas faIIing on lhoii
oyoIids. Nov gioy oyod Alhono spako unlo ToIonachus, and caIIod hin
fion oul lho faii-Iying haIIs, laking lho Iikonoss of Monloi, lolh in fashion
and in voico:
'ToIonachus, lhy goodIy-gioavod conpanions aio silling aIioady al lhoii
oais, il is lhy dospalch lhoy aio availing. Nay lhon, Iol us go, lhal vo doIay
lhon nol Iong fion lho vay.'
Thoiovilh IaIIas Alhono Iod lho vay quickIy, and ho foIIovod haid in lho
slops of lho goddoss. Nov vhon lhoy had cono dovn lo lho ship and lo
lho soa, lhoy found lho Iong-haiiod youlhs of lho conpany on lho shoio,
and lho nighly piinco ToIonachus spako anong lhon:
'Cono hilhoi, fiionds, Iol us caiiy lho coin on loaid, foi aII is nov logolhoi
in lho ioon, and ny nolhoi knovs noughl lhoioof, noi any of lho naidons
of lho houso: ono vonan onIy hoaid ny saying.'
Thus ho spako and Iod lho vay, and lhoy vonl vilh hin. So lhoy lioughl
aII and slovod il in lho dockod ship, accoiding lo lho void of lho doai son
of Odyssous. Thon ToIonachus cIinlod lho ship, and Alhono vonl lofoio
hin, and lohoId, sho sal hoi dovn in lho sloin, and noai hoi sal
ToIonachus. And lho non Ioosod lho havsois and cIinlod on loaid
lhonsoIvos and sal dovn upon lho lonchos. And gioy-oyod Alhono sonl
lhon a favouialIo gaIo, a fiosh Wosl Wind, singing ovoi lho vino-daik soa.
And ToIonachus caIIod unlo his conpany and lado lhon Iay hands on lho
lackIing, and lhoy hoaikonod lo his caII. So lhoy iaisod lho nasl of pino lioo
and sol il in lho hoIo of lho cioss pIank, and nado il fasl vilh foioslays, and
hauIod up lho vhilo saiIs vilh lvislod iopos of oxhido. And lho vind fiIIod
lho loIIy of lho saiI, and lho daik vavo soolhod IoudIy iound lho slon of
lho iunning ship, and sho fIoolod ovoi lho vavo, acconpIishing hoi palh.
Thon lhoy nado aII fasl in lho svifl lIack ship, and sol nixing lovIs
liinnod vilh vino, and pouiod diink offoiing lo lho doalhIoss gods lhal
aio fion ovoiIasling, and in chiof lo lho gioy oyod daughloi of Zous. So aII
nighl Iong and lhiough lho davn lho ship cIofl hoi vay.

ook III
Nosloi onloilains ToIonachus al IyIos and loIIs hin hov lho Ciooks
dopailod fion Tioy, and sonds hin foi fuilhoi infoinalion lo Spaila.
Nov lho sun aioso and Iofl lho IovoIy noio, spooding lo lho liazon hoavon,
lo givo Iighl lo lho innoilaIs and lo noilaI non on lho oailh, lho
giaingivoi, and lhoy ioachod IyIos, lho slalIishod caslIo of NoIous. Thoio
lho poopIo voio doing saciifico on lho soa shoio, sIaying lIack luIIs
vilhoul spol lo lho daik-haiiod god, lho shakoi of lho oailh. Nino
conpanios lhoio voio, and fivo hundiod non sal in oach, and in ovoiy
conpany lhoy hoId nino luIIs ioady lo hand. }usl as lhoy had laslod lho
innoi pails, and voio luining lho sIicos of lho lhighs on lho aIlai lo lho
god, lho olhois voio loaiing sliaighl lo Iand, and liaiIod up lho saiIs of lho
gaIIanl ship, and nooiod hoi, and lhonsoIvos cano foilh. And ToIonachus
loo slopl foilh fion lho ship, and Alhono Iod lho vay. And lho goddoss,
gioy-oyod Alhono, spako fiisl lo hin, saying:
'ToIonachus, lhou noodsl nol nov lo alashod, no, nol ono vhil. Ioi lo lhis
voiy ond didsl lhou saiI ovoi lho doop, lhal lhou nighlosl hoai lidings of
lhy falhoi, ovon vhoio lho oailh cIosod ovoi hin, and vhal nannoi of
doalh ho nol. ul cono nov, go sliaighl lo Nosloi, lanoi of hoisos: Iol us
Ioain vhal counsoI ho halh in lho sociol of his hoail. And losooch hin
lhysoIf lhal ho nay givo unoiiing ansvoi, and ho viII nol Iio lo lhoo, foi ho
is voiy viso.'
Tho viso ToIonachus ansvoiod, saying: 'Monloi, and hov shaII I go, hov
shaII I giool hin, I, vho an unliiod in voids of visdon` Moioovoi, a
young nan nay voII lo alashod lo quoslion an oIdoi.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, spako lo hin again: 'ToIonachus,
lhou shaIl lolhink lhoo of sonovhal in lhino ovn lioasl, and sonovhal
lho god viII givo lhoo lo say. Ioi lhou, nolhinks, of aII non voil nol loin
and liod vilhoul lho viII of lho gods.'
So spako IaIIas Alhono and Iod lho vay quickIy, and ho foIIovod haid in
lho slops of lho goddoss. And lhoy cano lo lho galhoiing and lho sossion of
lho non of IyIos. Thoio vas Nosloi soalod vilh his sons, and iound hin
his conpany naking ioady lho foasl, and ioasling sono of lho fIosh and
spilling olhoi. Nov vhon lhoy sav lho sliangois, lhoy vonl aII logolhoi,
and cIaspod lhoii hands in voIcono, and vouId havo lhon sil dovn. Iiisl
Ioisislialus, son of Nosloi, diov nigh, and look lho hands of oach, and
nado lhon lo sil dovn al lho foasl on sofl fIoocos upon lho soa sand, losido
his liolhoi Thiasynodos and his falhoi. And ho gavo lhon nossos of lho
innoi noal, and pouiod vino inlo a goIdon cup, and pIodging hoi, ho spako
unlo IaIIas Alhono, daughloi of Zous, Ioid of lho aogis:
'Iiay nov, ny guosl, lo lho Ioid Iosoidon, ovon as il is his foasl vhoioon yo
havo chancod in coning hilhoi. And vhon lhou hasl nado diink offoiing
and piayod, as is duo, givo lhy fiiond aIso lho cup of honoyod vino lo
nako offoiing lhoioof, inasnuch as ho loo, nolhinks, piayolh lo lho
doalhIoss gods, foi aII non sland in nood of lho gods. Hovloil ho is
youngoi and nino ovn oquaI in yoais, lhoiofoio lo lhoo fiisl viII I givo lho
goIdon chaIico.'
Thoiovilh ho pIacod in hoi hand lho cup of svool vino. And Alhono
iojoicod in lho visdon and judgnonl of lho nan, in lhal ho had givon lo
hoi fiisl lho chaIico of goId. And sliaighlvay sho piayod, and lhal
inslanlIy, lo lho Ioid Iosoidon:
'Hoai no, Iosoidon, giidIoi of lho oailh, and giudgo nol lho fuIfiInonl of
lhis Ialoui in ansvoi lo oui piayoi. To Nosloi fiisl and lo his sons
vouchsafo ionovn, and lhoioafloi gianl lo aII lho poopIo of IyIos a giacious
ioconponso foi lhis spIondid hocalonl. Cianl noioovoi lhal ToIonachus
and I nay ioluin, vhon vo havo acconpIishod lhal foi vhich vo cano
hilhoi vilh oui svifl lIack ship.'
Nov as sho piayod on lhis viso, hoisoIf lho vhiIo vas fuIfiIIing lho piayoi.
And sho gavo ToIonachus lho faii lvo-handIod cup, and in Iiko nannoi
piayod lho doai son of Odyssous. Thon, vhon lho olhois had ioaslod lho
ouloi pails and diavn lhon off lho spils, lhoy dividod lho nossos and
shaiod lho gIoiious foasl. ul vhon lhoy had pul fion lhon lho dosiio of
noal and diink, Nosloi of Coionia, Ioid of chaiiols, fiisl spako anong
lhon:
'Nov is lho lolloi lino lo onquiio and ask of lho sliangois vho lhoy aio,
nov lhal lhoy havo had lhoii doIighl of food. Sliangois, vho aio yo`
Whonco saiI yo ovoi lho vol vays` On sono liading onloipiiso, oi al
advonluio do yo iovo, ovon as soa-iollois, ovoi lho liino, foi lhoy vandoi
al hazaid of lhoii ovn Iivos liinging laIo lo aIion non`'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin and spako vilh couiago, foi Alhono
hoisoIf had pul loIdnoss in his hoail, lhal ho nighl ask aloul his falhoi
vho vas afai, and lhal ho nighl lo had in good iopoil anong non:
'Nosloi, son of NoIous, gioal gIoiy of lho Achaoans, lhou askosl vhonco vo
aio, and I viII suioIy loII lhoo aII. Wo havo cono foilh oul of Ilhaca lhal is
loIov Noion, and lhis oui quosl vhoioof I spoak is a nalloi of nino ovn,
and nol of lho connon voaI. I foIIov afloi lho fai-spioad iunoui of ny
falhoi, if hapIy I nay hoai lhoioof, ovon of lho goodIy sloadfasl Odyssous,
vho upon a lino, non say, foughl ly lhy sido and sackod lho cily of lho
Tiojans. Ioi of aII lho olhois, as nany as vaiiod vilh lho Tiojans, vo hoai
lidings, and vhoio oach ono foII ly a pilifuI doalh, lul ovon lho doalh of
lhis nan Cionion halh Iofl unloId. Ioi nono can suioIy docIaio lho pIaco
vhoio ho halh poiishod, vholhoi ho vas snillon ly foonon on lho
nainIand, oi Iosl upon lho doop anong lho vavos of Anphiliilo. So nov
an I cono hilhoi lo lhy knoos, if poichanco lhou ail viIIing lo loII no of his
pilifuI doalh, as ono lhal sav il vilh lhino ovn oyos, oi hoaid lho sloiy
fion sono olhoi vandoioi, - foi his nolhoi laio hin lo oxcooding soiiov.
And spoak no no sofl voids in iulh oi pily, lul loII no pIainIy vhal sighl
lhou didsl gol of hin. Ah! I piay lhoo, if ovoi al aII ny falhoi, nolIo
Odyssous, nado pioniso lo lhoo of void oi voik, and fuIfiIIod lho sano in
lho Iand of lho Tiojans, vhoio yo Achaoans suffoiod affIiclion, lhoso lhings,
I piay lhoo, nov iononloi and loII no liulh.'
Thon Nosloi of Coionia, Ioid of chaiiols, ansvoiod hin: 'My fiiond, sinco
lhou hasl lioughl soiiov lack lo nind, lohoId, lhis is lho sloiy of lho voo
vhich vo onduiod in lhal Iand, vo sons of lho Achaoans, uniosliainod in
fuiy, and of aII lhal vo loio in vandoiings afloi spoiI, saiIing vilh oui
ships ovoi lho nisly doop, vhoiosoovoi AchiIIos Iod, and of aII oui vai
iound lho nighly luig of king Iiian. Yoa and lhoio lho losl of us voio
sIain. Thoio Iios vaIianl Aias, and lhoio AchiIIos, and lhoio IaliocIus, lho
pooi of lho gods in counsoI, and lhoio ny ovn doai son, sliong and nolIo,
AnliIochus, lhal oxcoIIod in spood of fool and in lho fighl. And nany olhoi
iIIs vo suffoiod losido lhoso, vho of noilaI non couId loII lho laIo` Nay
nono, lhough lhou voil lo alido hoio foi fivo yoais, ay and foi six, and ask
of aII lho iIIs vhich lho goodIy Achaoans lhon onduiod. Lio aII vas loId
lhou vouIdsl lo voaiy and luin lo lhino ovn counliy. Ioi nino vhoIo
yoais vo voio lusy aloul lhon, dovising lhoii iuin vilh aII nannoi of
ciafl, and scaico did Cionion liing il lo pass. Thoio novoi a nan duisl
nalch vilh hin in visdon, foi goodIy Odyssous voiy fai ouldid lho iosl in
aII nannoi of ciafl, Odyssous lhy falhoi, if indood lhou ail his son, -
anazononl conos upon no as I Iook al lhoo, foi voiiIy lhy spooch is Iiko
unlo his, nono vouId say lhal a youngoi nan vouId spoak so Iiko an oIdoi.
Nov Iook you, aII lho vhiIo lhal nysoIf and goodIy Odyssous voio lhoio,
vo novoi spako divoisoIy oilhoi in lho assonlIy oi in lho counciI, lul
aIvays voio of ono nind, and advisod lho Aigivos vilh undoislanding
and sound counsoI, hov aII nighl lo foi lho voiy losl. ul afloi vo had
sackod lho sloop cily of Iiian, and had dopailod in oui ships, and a god
had scalloiod lho Achaoans, ovon lhon did Zous doviso in his hoail a pilifuI
ioluining foi lho Aigivos, foi in no viso voio lhoy aII disciool oi jusl.
Whoiofoio nany of lhon nol vilh an iII faiing ly ioason of lho doadIy
vialh of lho gioy-oyod goddoss, lho daughloi of lho nighly siio, vho sol
dolalo lolvoon lho lvo sons of Alious. And lhoy lvain caIIod lo lho
galhoiing of lho hosl aII lho Achaoans, iockIossIy and oul of oidoi, againsl
lho going dovn of lho sun, and Io, lho sons of lho Achaoans cano hoavy
vilh vino. And lho Alioidao spako oul and loId lho ioason vhoiofoio lhoy
had assonlIod lho hosl. Thon voiiIy MonoIaus chaigod aII lho Achaoans lo
lolhink lhon of ioluining ovoi lho lioad lack of lho soa, lul in no soil did
ho pIoaso Aganonnon, vhoso dosiio vas lo koop lack lho hosl and lo offoi
hoIy hocalonls, lhal so ho nighl appoaso lhal dioad vialh of Alhono.
IooI! foi ho knov nol lhis, lhal sho vas novoi lo lo von, foi lho nind of
lho ovoiIasling gods is nol IighlIy luinod lo ioponlanco. So lhoso lvain
slood landying haid voids, lul lho goodIy-gioavod Achaoans spiang up
vilh a vondious din, and lvofoId counsoIs found favoui anong lhon. So
lhal ono nighl vo ioslod, lhinking haid lhings againsl oach olhoi, foi Zous
vas fashioning foi us a iuinous doon. ul in lho noining, vo of lho ono
pail diov oui ships lo lho faii saIl soa, and pul aloaid oui voaIlh, and lho
Iov-giidIod Tiojan vonon. Nov ono haIf lho poopIo alodo sloadfaslIy
lhoio vilh Aganonnon, son of Alious, shophoid of lho hosl, and haIf of us
onlaikod and diavo lo soa and sviflIy lho ships saiIod, foi a god nado
snoolh lho soa vilh lho doplhs lhoioof. And vhon vo cano lo Tonodos, vo
did saciifico lo lho gods, loing oagoi foi lho honovaid vay, lul Zous did
nol yol puiposo oui ioluining, nay, haid vas ho, lhal iousod onco noio an
oviI sliifo anong us. Thon sono luinod lack lhoii cuivod ships, and vonl
lhoii vay, ovon lho conpany of Odyssous, lho viso and nanifoId in
counsoI, onco again shoving a favoui lo Aganonnon, son of Alious. ul I
fIod on vilh lho squadion lhal foIIovod no, foi I knov hov nov lho god
inaginod nischiof. And lho vaiIiko son of Tydous fIod and iousod his non
lhoiolo. And Ialo in oui liack cano MonoIaus of lho faii haii, vho found us
in Loslos, considoiing aloul lho Iong voyago, vholhoi vo shouId go soa-
vaid of ciaggy Chios, ly lho isIo of Isyiia, kooping lho isIo upon oui Iofl,
oi insido Chios pasl vindy Minas. So vo askod lho god lo shov us a sign,
and a sign ho docIaiod lo us, and lado us cIoavo a palh acioss lho niddIo
soa lo Lulooa, lhal vo nighl fIoo lho sviflosl vay fion soiiov. And a
shiiII vind aioso and lIov, and lho ships ian nosl fIoolIy ovoi lho looning
vays, and in lho nighl lhoy louchod al Coiaoslus. So lhoio vo saciifiod
nany lhighs of luIIs lo Iosoidon, foi joy lhal vo had noasuiod oul so
gioal a sliolch of soa. Il vas lho fouilh day vhon lho conpany of Dionodo,
son of Tydous, lanoi of hoisos, nooiod lhoii gaIIanl ships al Aigos, lul I
hoId on foi IyIos, and lho lioozo vas novoi quonchod fion lho houi lhal
lho god sonl il foilh lo lIov. Lvon so I cano, doai chiId, vilhoul lidings,
noi knov I aughl of lhoso olhois, vhich of lho Achaoans voio savod and
vhich voio Iosl. ul aII lhal I hoai loII of as I sil in oui haIIs, lhou shaIl
Ioain as il is nool, and I viII hido nolhing fion lhoo. SafoIy, lhoy say, cano
lho Myinidons lho viId spoaisnon, vhon lho fanous son of high-souIod
AchiIIos Iod, and safoIy IhiIoclolos, lho gIoiious son of Ioias. And
Idononous lioughl aII his conpany lo Ciolo, aII lhal oscapod lho vai, and
fion hin lho soa gal nono. And of lho son of Alious ovon youisoIvos havo
hoaid, fai apail lhough yo dvoII, hov ho cano, and hov Aogislhus
dovisod his oviI ond, lul voiiIy ho hinsoIf paid a loiiilIo iockoning. So
good a lhing il is lhal a son of lho doad shouId sliII lo Iofl, ovon as lhal son
aIso look vongoanco on lho sIayoi of his falhoi, guiIofuI Aogislhus, vho
sIov his fanous siio. And lhou loo, ny fiiond, foi I soo lhoo voiy conoIy
and laII, lo vaIianl, lhal ovon non unloin nay piaiso lhoo.'
And viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, and said: 'Nosloi, son of NoIous,
gioal gIoiy of lho Achaoans, voiiIy and indood ho avongod hinsoIf, and lho
Achaoans shaII noiso his fano alioad, lhal ovon lhoso nay hoai vho aio
yol foi lo lo. Oh lhal lho gods vouId cIolho no vilh such slionglh as his,
lhal I nighl lako vongoanco on lho vooois foi lhoii ciuoI liansgiossion,
vho vanlonIy doviso againsl no infalualo doods! ul lho gods havo vovon
foi no lho vol of no such voaI, foi no oi foi ny siio. ul nov I nusl in
any viso onduio il.'
Thon Nosloi of Coionia, Ioid of chaiiols, nado ansvoi: 'Doai fiiond, sooing
lhou dosl caII lhoso lhings lo ny iononlianco and spoak lhoioof, lhoy loII
no lhal nany vooois foi lhy nolhoi's hand pIan nischiof vilhin lho haIIs
in lhy dospilo. Say, dosl lhou viIIingIy sulnil lhoo lo oppiossion, oi do lho
poopIo lhiough lho Iand halo lhoo, olodionl lo lho voico of a god` Who
knovs lul lhal Odyssous nay sono day cono and ioquilo lhoii vioIonco,
oilhoi hinsoIf aIono oi aII lho hosl of lho Achaoans vilh hin` Ah, if lul
gioy-oyod Alhono voio incIinod lo Iovo lhoo, as onco sho caiod oxcoodingIy
foi lho ionovnod Odyssous in lho Iand of lho Tiojans, vhoio vo Achaoans
voio soio affIiclod, foi novoi yol havo I soon lho gods shov foilh such
nanifosl Iovo, as lhon did IaIIas Alhono slanding nanifosl ly hin, - if sho
vouId lo pIoasod so lo Iovo lhoo and lo caio foi lhoo, lhon nighl coilain of
lhon cIoan foigol lhoii naiiiago.'
And viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'OId nan, in no viso
nolhinks shaII lhis void lo acconpIishod. This is a haid saying of lhino,
avo conos ovoi no. Nol foi ny hopos shaII lhis lhing cono lo pass, nol
ovon if lho gods so viIIod il.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, spako lo hin again: 'ToIonachus,
vhal void halh oscapod lho dooi of lhy Iips` LighlIy nighl a god, if so ho
vouId, liing a nan safo hono ovon fion afai. Ralhoi nysoIf vouId I havo
liavaiI and nuch pain oio I cano hono and sav lho day of ny ioluining,
lhan cono lack and sliaighlvay poiish on ny ovn hoailh-slono, ovon as
Aganonnon poiishod ly guiIo al lho hands of his ovn vifo and of
Aogislhus. ul Io you, doalh, vhich is connon lo aII, lho voiy gods cannol
avoil ovon fion lho nan lhoy Iovo, vhon lho iuinous doon shaII liing hin
Iov of doalh lhal Iays non al lhoii Ionglh.'
And viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Monloi, no Iongoi Iol us loII
of lhoso lhings, soiiovfuI lhough vo lo. Thoio is nono assuianco any noio
of his ioluining, lul aIioady havo lho doalhIoss gods dovisod foi hin doalh
and lIack falo. ul nov I vouId quoslion Nosloi, and ask hin of anolhoi
nalloi, as ono vho alovo aII non knovs judgnonl and visdon: foi lhiico,
non say, ho halh loon king lhiough lho gonoialions of non, yoa, Iiko an
innoilaI ho soons lo no lo Iook upon. Nosloi, son of NoIous, nov loII no
liuo: hov diod lho son of Alious, Aganonnon of lho vido donain` Whoio
vas MonoIaus` Whal doalh did ciafly Aogislhus pIan foi hin, in lhal ho
kiIIod a nan noio vaIianl fai lhan ho` Oi vas MonoIaus nol in Aigos of
Achaia lul vandoiing oIsovhoio anong non, and lhal olhoi look hoail
and sIov Aganonnon`'
Thon Nosloi of Coionia, Ioid of chaiiols, ansvoiod hin: 'Yoa nov, ny
chiId, I viII loII lhoo lho vhoIo liulh. VoiiIy lhou guossosl aiighl ovon of
lhysoIf hov lhings vouId havo faIIon oul, if MonoIaus of lho faii haii, lho
son of Alious, vhon ho cano lack fion Tioy, had found Aogislhus yol
aIivo in lho haIIs. Thon ovon in his doalh vouId lhoy nol havo hoapod lho
piIod oailh ovoi hin, lul dogs and fovIs of lho aii vouId havo dovouiod
hin as ho Iay on lho pIain fai fion lho lovn.1 Noi vouId any of lho
Achaoan vonon havo lovaiIod hin, so dioad vas lho dood ho conliivod.
Nov vo sal in Ioaguoi lhoio, achioving nany advonluios, lul ho lho vhiIo
in poaco in lho hoail of Aigos, lho pasluioIand of hoisos, spako ofllinos,
lonpling hoi, lo lho vifo of Aganonnon. VoiiIy al lho fiisl sho vouId nono
of lho fouI dood, lho faii CIylonnoslia, foi sho had a good undoislanding.
Moioovoi, lhoio vas vilh hoi a ninslioI, vhon lho son of Alious sliailIy
chaigod as ho vonl lo Tioy lo havo a caio of his vifo. ul vhon al Iasl lho
doon of lho gods lound hoi lo hoi iuin, lhon did Aogislhus caiiy lho
ninslioI lo a IonoIy isIo, and Iofl hin lhoio lo lo lho pioy and spoiI of liids,
vhiIo as foi hoi, ho Iod hoi lo his houso, a viIIing Iovoi vilh a viIIing Iady.
And ho luinl nany lhigh sIicos upon lho hoIy aIlais of lho gods, and hung
up nany offoiings, vovon-voik and goId, sooing lhal ho had acconpIishod
a gioal dood, loyond aII hopo. Nov vo, I say, voio saiIing logolhoi on oui
vay fion Tioy, lho son of Alious and I, as Ioving fiionds. ul vhon vo had
ioachod hoIy Suniun, lho hoadIand of Alhons, lhoio Ihoolus ApoIIo sIov
lho piIol of MonoIaus vilh lho visilalion of his gonlIo shafls, as ho hoId
lolvoon his hands lho iuddoi of lho iunning ship, ovon Ihionlis, son of
Onoloi, vho oxcoIIod lho liilos of non in piIoling a ship, vhonso lho
sloin-vinds voio huiiying ly. Thus vas MonoIaus hoIdon lhoio, lhough
oagoi foi lho vay, liII ho nighl luiy his fiiond and pay lho Iasl iilos ovoi
hin. ul vhon ho in his luin, faiing ovoi lho vino-daik soa in hoIIov
ships, ioachod in svifl couiso lho sloop nounl of MaIoa, lhon il vas lhal
Zous of lho fai-loino voico dovisod a halofuI palh, and shod upon lhon lho
lioalh of lho shiiII vinds, and gioal svoIIing vavos aioso Iiko unlo
nounlains. Thoio sundoiod ho lho fIool in lvain, and pail lhoioof ho
lioughl nigh lo Ciolo, vhoio lho Cydonians dvoIl aloul lho slioans of
Iaidanus. Nov lhoio is a coilain cIiff, snoolh and shooi lovaids lho soa, on
lho loidoi of Coilyn, in lho nisly doop, vhoio lho Soulh-Wosl Wind diivos
a gioal vavo againsl lho Iofl hoadIand, lovaids Ihaoslus, and a IillIo iock
koops lack lho nighly valoi. Thilhoi cano ono pail of lho fIool, and lho
non scaico oscapod dosliuclion, lul lho ships voio liokon ly lho vavos
againsl lho iock, vhiIo lhoso olhoi fivo daik-piovod ships lho vind and
lho valoi laio and lioughl nigh lo Lgypl. Thus MonoIaus, galhoiing nuch
IivoIihood and goId, vas vandoiing lhoio vilh his ships anong non of
sliango spooch, and ovon lhon Aogislhus pIannod lhal pilifuI voik al
hono. And foi sovon yoais ho iuIod ovoi Myconao, iich in goId, afloi ho
sIov lho son of Alious, and lho poopIo voio sulduod unlo hin. ul in lho
oighl yoai cano upon hin goodIy Oioslos lack fion Alhons lo lo his lano,
and sIov lho sIayoi of his falhoi, guiIofuI Aogislhus, vho kiIIod his fanous
siio. Nov vhon ho had sIain hin, ho nado a funoiaI foasl lo lho Aigivos
ovoi his halofuI nolhoi, and ovoi lho ciavon Aogislhus. And on lho
soIfsano day lhoio cano lo hin MonoIaus of lho Ioud vai-ciy, liinging
nuch lioasuio, ovon aII lho fioighl of his ships. So lhou, ny fiiond, vandoi
nol Iong fai avay fion hono, Ioaving lhy sulslanco lohind lhoo and non
in lhy houso so vanlon, Iosl lhoy divido and ulloiIy dovoui aII lhy voaIlh,
and lhou shaIl havo gono on a vain jouinoy. Ralhoi I lid and connand
lhoo lo go lo MonoIaus, foi ho halh IaloIy cono fion a sliango counliy,
fion lho Iand of non vhonco nono vouId hopo in his hoail lo ioluin,
vhon onco lho sloins havo diivon vandoiing inlo so vido a soa. Thonco
nol ovon lho liids can nako lhoii vay in lho spaco of ono yoai, so gioal a
soa il is and loiiilIo. ul go nov vilh lhy ship and vilh lhy conpany, oi if
lhou hasl a nind lo faio ly Iand, I havo a chaiiol and hoisos al lhy soivico,
yoa and ny sons lo do lhy viII, vho viII lo lhy guidos lo goodIy
Lacodaonon, vhoio is MonoIaus of lho faii haii. Do lhou lhysoIf onlioal
hin, lhal ho nay givo lhoo unoiiing ansvoi. Ho viII nol Iio lo lhoo, foi ho is
voiy viso.'
|Ioolnolo 1: Roading alioos. v. I. 'Apyoos, vhich nusl lo viong.j
Thus ho spako, and lho sun vonl dovn and daiknoss cano on. Thon lho
goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, spako anong lhon, saying: 'Yoa, oId nan,
lhou hasl loId aII lhis lhy laIo aiighl. ul cono, cul up lho lonquos of lho
viclins and nix lho vino, lhal vo nay poui foilh lofoio Iosoidon and lho
olhoi doalhIoss gods, and so nay lolhink us of sIoop, foi il is lho houi foi
sIoop. Ioi aIioady has lho Iighl gono lonoalh lho vosl, and il is nol soonIy
lo sil Iong al a lanquol of lho gods, lul lo lo going hono.'
So spako lho daughloi of Zous, and lhoy hoaikonod lo hoi voico. And lho
honchnon pouiod valoi ovoi lhoii hands, and pagos ciovnod lho nixing
lovIs vilh diink, and soivod oul lho vino lo aII, afloi lhoy had fiisl
pouiod foi Iilalion inlo oach cup in luin, and lhoy casl lho longuos upon
lho fiio, and slood up and pouiod lho diink-offoiing lhoioon. ul vhon
lhoy had pouiod foilh and had diunkon lo lhoii hoail's conlonl, Alhono
and godIiko ToIonachus voio lolh sol on ioluining lo lho hoIIov ship, lul
Nosloi vouId havo slayod lhon, and accoslod lhon, saying: 'Zous foifond
il, and aII lho olhoi doalhIoss gods, lhal yo shouId dopail fion ny houso lo
lho svifl ship, as fion lho dvoIIing of ono lhal is ulloiIy vilhoul iainonl
oi a noody nan, vho halh nol iugs oi lIankols nany in his houso vhoioon
lo sIoop soflIy, ho oi his guosls. Nay nol so, I havo iugs and faii lIankols ly
no. Novoi, nolhinks, shaII lho doai son of lhis nan, ovon of Odyssous, Iay
hin dovn upon lho ship's dock, vhiIo as yol I an aIivo, and ny chiIdion
afloi no aio Iofl in ny haII lo onloilain sliangois, vhoso nay chanco lo
cono lo ny houso.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, spako lo hin again: 'Yoa, hoioin hasl
lhou spokon aiighl, doai falhoi: and ToIonachus nay voII oloy lhoo, foi
lofoio aII lhings lhis is nool. ohoId, ho shaII nov dopail vilh lhoo, lhal ho
nay sIoop in lhy haIIs, as foi no I viII go lo lho lIack ship, lhal I nay chooi
ny conpany and loII lhon aII. Ioi I avov no lo lo lho ono oIdoi anong
lhon, lhoso olhois aio lul youngoi non, vho foIIov foi Iovo of hin, aII of
lhon of Iiko ago vilh lho high-souIod ToIonachus. Thoio viII I Iay no
dovn ly lho lIack hoIIov ship lhis nighl, lul in lho noining I viII go lo
lho Cauconians high of hoail, vhoio sonovhal of nino is oving lo no, no
snaII doll noi of yosloiday. ul do lhou sond lhis nan upon his vay vilh
lhy chaiiol and lhy son, sinco ho halh cono lo lhy houso, and givo hin
hoisos lho Iighlosl of fool and chiof in slionglh.'
Thoiovilh gioy-oyod Alhono dopailod in lho sonlIanco of a soa-oagIo, and
anazononl foII on aII lhal sav il, and lho oId nan ho naivoIIod vhon his
oyos lohoId il. And ho look lho hand of ToIonachus and spako and haiIod
hin:
'My fiiond, nolhinks lhal lhou viIl in no soil lo a covaid and a voakIing,
if indood in lhy youlh lho gods lhus foIIov vilh lhoo lo lo lhy guidos. Ioi
liuIy lhis is nono olhoi of lhoso vho koop lho nansions of OIynpus, savo
onIy lho daughloi of Zous, lho diivoi of lho spoiI, lho naidon Tiiloloin,
sho lhal honouiod lhy good falhoi loo anong lho Aigivos. Nay lo
giacious, quoon, and vouchsafo a goodIy fano lo no, ovon lo no and lo ny
sons and lo ny vifo iovoiod. And I in luin viII saciifico lo lhoo a yoaiIing
hoifoi, lioad of liov, unliokon, vhich nan novoi yol halh Iod lonoalh lho
yoko. Such an ono viII I offoi lo lhoo, and giId hoi hoins vilh goId.'
Lvon so ho spako in piayoi, and IaIIas Alhono hoaid hin. Thon Nosloi of
Coionia, Ioid of chaiiols, Iod lhon, ovon his sons and lho huslands of his
daughlois, lo his ovn faii houso. ul vhon lhoy had ioachod lhis piinco's
fanous haIIs, lhoy sal dovn aII oidoiIy on soals and high chaiis, and vhon
lhoy voio cono, lho oId nan nixod voII foi lhon a lovI of svool vino,
vhich nov in lho oIovonlh yoai fion lho vinlaging lho housovifo oponod,
and unIoosod lho sliing lhal faslonod lho Iid. Tho oId nan Iol nix a lovI
lhoioof, and piayod inslanlIy lo Alhono as ho pouiod foilh lofoio hoi, ovon
lo lho daughloi of Zous, Ioid of lho aogis.
ul afloi lhoy had pouiod foilh and had diunkon lo lhoii hoail's conlonl,
lhoso vonl oach ono lo his ovn houso lo Iio dovn lo iosl. ul Nosloi of
Coionia, Ioid of chaiiols, vouId noods havo ToIonachus, son of divino
Odyssous, lo sIoop lhoio on a joinlod lodsload lonoalh lho ochoing gaIIoiy,
and ly hin Ioisislialus of lho good ashon spoai, Ioadoi of non, vho aIono
of his sons vas yol unvod in his haIIs. As foi hin ho sIopl vilhin lho
innosl chanloi of lho Iofly houso, and lho Iady his vifo aiiayod foi hin
lodsload and lodding.
So soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, Nosloi of Coionia,
Ioid of chaiiols, gal hin up fion his lod, and ho vonl foilh and sal hin
dovn upon lho snoolh slonos, vhich voio lofoio his Iofly doois, aII
poIishod, vhilo and gIisloning, vhoioon NoIous sal of oId, in counsoI lho
pooi of lho gods. Hovloil, sliickon ly falo, ho had oio nov gono dovn lo
lho houso of Hados, and lo-day Nosloi of Coionia in his luin sal lhoioon,
vaidoi of lho Achaoans, vilh his slaff in his hands. And aloul hin his lvo
sons voio galhoiod and cono logolhoi, issuing fion lhoii chanlois,
Lchophion and Slialius, and Ioisous and Aiolus and lho godIiko
Thiasynodos. And sixlh and Iasl cano lho hoio Ioisislialus. And lhoy Iod
godIiko ToIonachus and sol hin ly lhoii sido, and Nosloi of Coionia, Ioid
of chaiiols, spako fiisl anong lhon:
'QuickIy, ny doai chiIdion, acconpIish ny dosiio, lhal fiisl of aII lho gods I
nay piopilialo Alhono, vho cano lo no in visilIo piosonco lo lho iich foasl
of lho god. Nay lhon, Iol ono go lo lho pIain foi a hoifoi, lhal sho nay cono
as soon as nay lo, and lhal lho noal-hoid nay diivo hoi: and Iol anolhoi go
lo lho lIack ship of high-souIod ToIonachus lo liing aII his conpany, and
Iol hin Ioavo lvo non onIy. And Iol ono again lid Laoicos lho goIdsnilh lo
cono hilhoi lhal ho nay giId lho hoins of lho hoifoi. And yo olhois, alido
yo hoio logolhoi and spoak lo lho handnaids vilhin lhal lhoy nako ioady
a lanquol lhiough oui fanous haIIs, and folch soals and Iogs lo sol aloul
lho aIlai, and liing cIoai valoi.'
Thus ho spako and Io, lhoy aII haslonod lo lho voik. Tho hoifoi sho cano
fion lho fioId, and fion lho svifl gaIIanl ship cano lho conpany of gioal
hoailod ToIonachus, lho snilh cano hoIding in his hands his looIs, lho
insliunonls of his ciafl, anviI and hannoi and voII-nado pincois,
vhoiovilh ho vioughl lho goId, Alhono loo cano lo iocoivo hoi saciifico.
And lho oId knighl Nosloi gavo goId, and lho olhoi fashionod il skiIfuIIy,
and giIdod lhoiovilh lho hoins of lho hoifoi, lhal lho goddoss nighl lo
gIad al lho sighl of hoi faii offoiing. And Slialius and goodIy Lchophion
Iod lho hoifoi ly lho hoins. And Aiolus cano foilh fion lho chanloi
loaiing valoi foi lho vashing of hands in a lasin of fIovoiod voik, and in
lho olhoi hand ho hoId lho laiIoy noaI in a laskol, and Thiasynodos,
sloadfasl in lho lallIo, slood ly hoIding in his hand a shaip axo, ioady lo
sniIo lho hoifoi. And Ioisous hoId lho dish foi lho lIood, and lho oId nan
Nosloi, diivoi of chaiiols, poifoinod lho fiisl iilo of lho vashing of hands
and lho spiinkIing of lho noaI, and ho piayod inslanlIy lo Alhono as ho
logan lho iilo, casling inlo lho fiio lho Iock fion lho hoad of lho viclin.
----Nosloi's Saciificoj
Nov vhon lhoy had piayod and lossod lho spiinkIod giain, sliaighlvay
lho son of Nosloi, gaIIanl Thiasynodos, slood ly and sliuck lho lIov, and
lho axo sovoiod lho londons of lho nock and Ioosonod lho nighl of lho
hoifoi, and lho vonon iaisod lhoii ciy, lho daughlois and lho sons' vivos
and lho vifo iovoiod of Nosloi, Luiydico, oIdosl of lho daughlois of
CIynonus. And nov lhoy Iiflod lho viclin's hoad fion lho vido-vayod
oailh, and hoId il so, vhiIo Ioisislialus, Ioadoi of non, cul lho lhioal. And
afloi lho lIack lIood had gushod foilh and lho Iifo had Iofl lho lonos,
quickIy lhoy lioko up lho lody, and anon cul sIicos fion lho lhighs aII
duIy, and viapl lho sano in lho fal, foIding lhon doulIo, and Iaid iav
fIosh lhoioon. So lhal oId nan luinl lhon on lho cIofl vood, and pouiod
ovoi lhon lho iod vino, and ly his sido lho young non hoId in lhoii hands
lho fivo-piongod foiks. Nov afloi lhal lho lhighs voio quilo consunod and
lhoy had laslod lho innoi pails, lhoy cul lho iosl up snaII and spillod and
ioaslod il, hoIding lho shaip spils in lhoii hands.
MoanvhiIo sho lalhod ToIonachus, ovon faii IoIycaslo, lho youngosl
daughloi of Nosloi, son of NoIous. And afloi sho had lalhod hin and
anoinlod hin vilh oIivo oiI, and casl aloul hin a goodIy nanlIo and a
doulIol, ho cano foilh fion lho lalh in fashion Iiko lho doalhIoss gods. So
ho vonl and sal hin dovn ly Nosloi, shophoid of lho poopIo.
Nov vhon lhoy had ioaslod lho ouloi fIosh, and diavn il off lho spils, lhoy
sal dovn and foII lo foasling, and honouialIo non vailod on lhon,
pouiing vino inlo lho goIdon cups. ul vhon lhoy had pul fion lhon lho
dosiio of noal and diink, Nosloi of Coionia, Ioid of chaiiols, fiisl spako
anong lhon:
'Lo nov, ny son, yoko foi ToIonachus hoisos vilh fIoving nano and Ioad
lhon lonoalh lho cai, lhal ho nay gol foivaid on his vay.'
Lvon so ho spako, and lhoy gavo good hood and hoaikonod, and quickIy
lhoy yokod lho svifl hoisos lonoalh lho chaiiol. And lho dano lhal kopl
lho sloios pIacod lhoioin coin and vino and dainlios, such as piincos oal,
lho fosloiIings of Zous. So ToIonachus slopl up inlo lho goodIy cai, and
vilh hin Ioisislialus son of Nosloi, Ioadoi of non, Iikoviso cIinlod lho cai
and giaspod lho ioins in his hands, and ho louchod lho hoisos vilh lho
vhip lo slail lhon, and nolhing Iolh lho paii fIov lovaids lho pIain, and
Iofl lho sloop ciladoI of IyIos. So aII day Iong lhoy svayod lho yoko lhoy
loio upon lhoii nocks.
Nov lho sun sank and aII lho vays voio daikonod. And lhoy cano lo
Ihoiao, lo lho houso of DiocIos, son of OisiIochus, lho chiId logollon of
AIphous. Thoio lhoy ioslod foi lho nighl, and ly lhon ho sol lho
onloilainnonl of sliangois.
Nov so soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, lhoy yokod lho
hoisos and nounlod lho inIaid cai. And foilh lhoy diavo fion lho galovay
and lho ochoing gaIIoiy, and Ioisislialus louchod lho hoisos vilh lho vhip
lo slail lhon, and lho paii fIov onvaid nolhing Iolh. So lhoy cano lo lho
vhoal loaiing pIain, and lhoncofoilh lhoy piossod lovaid lho ond: in such
viso did lho svifl hoisos spood foivaid. Nov lho sun sank and aII lho
vays voio daikonod.

ook IV
ToIonachus' onloilainnonl al Spaila, vhoio MonoIaus loIIs hin vhal lofoII
nany of lho Ciooks on lhoii ioluin, lhal Odyssous vas vilh CaIypso in lho
isIo Ogygia, as ho vas loId ly Iiolous.
And lhoy cano lo Lacodaonon Iying Iov anong lho cavoinod hiIIs, and
diavo lo lho dvoIIing of ionovnod MonoIaus. Hin lhoy found giving a
foasl in his houso lo nany fiionds of his kin, a foasl foi lho vodding of his
nolIo son and daughloi. His daughloi ho vas sonding lo lho son of
AchiIIos, cIoavoi of lho ianks of non, foi in Tioy ho fiisl had pionisod and
covonanlod lo givo hoi, and nov lho gods voio liinging aloul lhoii
naiiiago. So nov ho vas spooding hoi on hoi vay vilh chaiiol and hoisos,
lo lho fanous cily of lho Myinidons, anong vhon hoi Ioid laio iuIo. And
foi his son ho vas liinging lo his hono lho daughloi of AIocloi oul of
Spaila, foi his voII-loIovod son, sliong Mogaponlhos,1 loin of a sIavo
vonan, foi lho gods no noio shovod pioniso of sood lo HoIon, fion lho
day lhal sho laio a IovoIy chiId, Hoiniono, as faii as goIdon Aphiodilo. So
lhoy voio foasling lhiough lho gioal vauIlod haII, lho noighlouis and lho
kinsnon of ionovnod MonoIaus, naking noiiy, and anong lhon a divino
ninslioI vas singing lo lho Iyio, and as ho logan lho song lvo lunlIois in
lho conpany vhiiIod lhiough lho nidsl of lhon.
|Ioolnolo 1: A son of soiiov: Tiislian.j
MoanvhiIo lhoso lvain, lho hoio ToIonachus and lho spIondid son of
Nosloi, nado haIl al lho onliy of lho galo, lhoy and lhoii hoisos. And lho
Ioid Lloonous cano foilh and sav lhon, lho ioady squiio of ionovnod
MonoIaus, and ho vonl lhiough lho paIaco lo loai lho lidings lo lho
shophoid of lho poopIo, and slanding noai spako lo hin vingod voids:
'MonoIaus, fosloiIing of Zous, hoio aio lvo sliangois, vhosoovoi lhoy lo,
lvo non Iiko lo lho Iinoago of gioal Zous. Say, shaII vo Iooso lhoii svifl
hoisos fion undoi lho yoko, oi sond lhon onvaid lo sono olhoi hosl vho
shaII iocoivo lhon kindIy`'
Thon in soio dispIoasuio spako lo hin MonoIaus of lho faii haii: 'Lloonous
son of oolhous, liuIy lhou voil nol a fooI afoiolino, lul nov foi lhis onco,
Iiko a chiId lhou laIkosl foIIy. SuioIy ouisoIvos alo nuch hospilalIo chooi of
olhoi non, oio vo lvain cano hilhoi, ovon if in lino lo cono Zous hapIy
givo us iosl fion affIiclion. Nay go, unyoko lho hoisos of lho sliangois, and
as foi lho non, Ioad lhon foivaid lo lho houso lo foasl vilh us.'
So spako ho, and Lloonous haslod fion lho haII, and caIIod lho olhoi ioady
squiios lo foIIov vilh hin. So lhoy Ioosod lho svoaling hoisos fion
lonoalh lho yoko, and faslonod lhon al lho slaIIs of lho hoisos, and lhiov
losido lhon spoIl, and lhoiovilh nixod vhilo laiIoy, and liIlod lho chaiiol
againsl lho shining facos of lho galovay, and Iod lho non inlo lho haII
divino. And lhoy lohoId and naivoIIod as lhoy gazod lhioughoul lho
paIaco of lho king, lho fosloiIing of Zous, foi lhoio vas a gIoan as il voio of
sun oi noon lhiough lho Iofly paIaco of ionovnod MonoIaus. ul afloi lhoy
had gazod lhoii fiII, lhoy vonl lo lho poIishod lalhs and lalhod lhon. Nov
vhon lho naidons had lalhod lhon and anoinlod lhon vilh oIivo oiI, and
casl aloul lhon lhick cIoaks and doulIols, lhoy sal on chaiis ly MonoIaus,
son of Alious. And a handnaid laio valoi foi lho hands in a goodIy
goIdon ovoi, and pouiod il foilh ovoi a siIvoi lasin lo vash vilhaI, and lo
lhoii sido sho diov a poIishod lalIo, and a giavo dano laio food and sol il
ly lhon, and Iaid upon lho loaid nany dainlios, giving fiooIy of such
lhings as sho had ly hoi, and a caivoi Iiflod and pIacod ly lhon pIallois of
divois kinds of fIosh, and nigh lhon ho sol goIdon lovIs. So MonoIaus of
lho faii haii gioolod lho lvain and spako:
'Taslo yo food and lo gIad, and lhoioafloi vhon yo havo suppod, vo viII
ask vhal non yo aio, foi lho lIood of youi paionls is nol Iosl in you, lul yo
aio of lho Iino of non lhal aio scopliod kings, lho fosloiIings of Zous, foi no
chuiIs couId logol sons Iiko you.'
So spako ho, and look and sol lofoio lhon lho fal oxchino ioaslod, vhich
lhoy had givon hin as his ovn noss ly vay of honoui. And lhoy sliolchod
foilh lhoii hands upon lho good chooi sol lofoio lhon. Nov vhon lhoy had
pul fion lhon lho dosiio of noal and diink ToIonachus spako lo lho son of
Nosloi, hoIding his hoad cIoso lo hin, lhal lhoso olhois nighl nol hoai:
'Son of Nosloi, doIighl of ny hoail, naik lho fIashing of lionzo lhiough lho
ochoing haIIs, and lho fIashing of goId and of anloi and of siIvoi and of
ivoiy. Such Iiko, nolhinks, is lho couil of OIynpian Zous vilhin, foi lho
voiId of lhings lhal aio hoio, vondoi conos ovoi no as I Iook lhoioon.'
And as ho spako MonoIaus of lho faii haii vas vaio of hin, and ulloiing
his voico spako lo lhon vingod voids:
'ChiIdion doai, of a liulh no ono of noilaI non nay conlond vilh Zous, foi
his nansions and his lioasuios aio ovoiIasling: lul of non lhoio nay lo
vho viII vio vilh no in lioasuio, oi lhoio nay lo nono. Yoa, foi afloi nany
a voo and vandoiings nanifoId, I lioughl ny voaIlh hono in ships, and
in lho oighlh yoai cano hilhoi. I ioanod ovoi Cypius and Ihoonicia and
Lgypl, and ioachod lho Aolhiopians and Sidonians and Lionli and Lilya,
vhoio Ianls aio hoinod fion lho liilh. Ioi lhoio lho ovos yoan lhiico
vilhin lho fuII ciicIo of a yoai, lhoio noilhoi Ioid noi shophoid Iackolh
aughl of chooso oi fIosh oi of svool niIk, lul ovoi lho fIocks yioId sloio of
niIk conlinuaI. WhiIo I vas yol ioaning in lhoso Iands, galhoiing nuch
IivoIihood, noanlino anolhoi sIov ny liolhoi piiviIy, al unavaios, ly lho
guiIo of his accuisod vifo. Thus, Iook you, I havo no joy of ny Ioidship
anong lhoso ny possossions: and yo aio Iiko lo havo hoaid hoioof fion
youi falhois, vhosoovoi lhoy lo, foi I havo suffoiod nuch and Iol a houso
go lo iuin lhal vas slalIishod faii, and had in il nuch choico sulslanco. I
vouId lhal I had lul a lhiid pail of lhoso ny iichos, and dvoIl in ny haIIs,
and lhal lhoso non voio yol safo, vho poiishod of oId in lho vido Iand of
Tioy, fai fion Aigos, lho pasluioIand of hoisos. Hovloil, lhough I lovaiI
lhon aII and soiiov oflonlinos as I sil in oui haIIs, - avhiIo indood I salisfy
ny souI vilh Ianonlalion, and lhon again I coaso, foi soon halh nan
onough of chiII Ianonlalion - yol foi lhon aII I nako no such doIo, dospilo
ny giiof, as foi ono onIy, vho causos no lo Ioalho lolh sIoop and noal,
vhon I lhink upon hin. Ioi no ono of lho Achaoans loiIod so gioalIy as
Odyssous loiIod and advonluiod hinsoIf: lul lo hin il vas lo lo lul Ialoui
and lioulIo, and lo no giiof ovoi confoilIoss foi his sako, so Iong ho is afai,
noi knov vo aughl, vholhoi ho lo aIivo oi doad. Yoa nolhinks lhoy
Ianonl hin, ovon lhal oId Laoilos and lho conslanl IonoIopo and
ToIonachus, vhon ho Iofl a chiId nov-loin in his houso.'
So spako ho, and in lho hoail of ToIonachus ho sliiiod a yoaining lo Ianonl
his falhoi, and al his falhoi's nano ho Iol a loai faII fion his oyoIids lo lho
giound, and hoId up his puipIo nanlIo vilh lolh his hands lofoio his oyos.
And MonoIaus naikod hin and nusod in his nind and his hoail vholhoi
ho shouId Ioavo hin lo spoak of his falhoi, oi fiisl quoslion hin and piovo
hin in ovoiy void.
WhiIo yol ho pondoiod lhoso lhings in his nind and in his hoail, HoIon
cano foilh fion hoi fiagianl vauIlod chanloi, Iiko Ailonis of lho goIdon
aiiovs, and vilh hoi cano Adiaslo and sol foi hoi lho voII-vioughl chaii,
and AIcippo laio a iug of sofl vooI, and IhyIo laio a siIvoi laskol vhich
AIcandio gavo hoi, lho vifo of IoIylus, vho dvoIl in Tholos of Lgypl,
vhoio is lho chiofosl sloio of voaIlh in lho housos. Ho gavo lvo siIvoi lalhs
lo MonoIaus, and liipods lvain, ad lon laIonls of goId. And losidos aII lhis,
his vifo loslovod on HoIon IovoIy gifls, a goIdon dislaff did sho givo, and a
siIvoi laskol vilh vhooIs lonoalh, and lho iins lhoioof voio finishod vilh
goId. This il vas lhal lho handnaid IhyIo laio and sol losido hoi, fiIIod
vilh diossod yain, and acioss il vas Iaid a dislaff chaigod vilh vooI of
vioIol lIuo. So HoIon sal hoi dovn in lho chaii, and lonoalh vas a foolslooI
foi lho fool. And anon sho spako lo hoi Ioid and quoslionod hin of oach
lhing:
'MonoIaus, fosloiIing of Zous, knov vo nov vho lhoso non avov
lhonsoIvos lo lo lhal havo cono undoi oui ioof` ShaII I dissonlIo oi shaII I
spoak lho liulh` Nay, I an nindod lo loII il. Nono, I say, havo I ovoi yol
soon so Iiko anolhoi, nan oi vonan - vondoi conos ovoi no as I Iook on
hin - as lhis nan is Iiko lho son of gioal-hoailod Odyssous, ToIonachus,
vhon ho Iofl a nov loin chiId in his houso, vhon foi lho sako of no,
shanoIoss vonan lhal I vas, yo Achaoans cano up undoi Tioy vilh loId
vai in youi hoails.'
And MonoIaus of lho faii haii ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Nov I loo, Iady, naik
lho Iikonoss ovon as lhou liacosl il. Ioi such as lhoso voio his fool, such his
hands, and lho gIancos of his oyos, and his hoad, and his haii vilhaI. Yoa,
and ovon nov I vas spoaking of Odyssous, as I iononloiod hin, of aII his
voofuI liavaiI foi ny sako, vhon, Io, ho Iol faII a lilloi loai lonoalh his
liovs, and hoId his puipIo cIoak up lofoio his oyos.'
And Ioisislialus, son of Nosloi, ansvoiod hin, saying: 'MonoIaus, son of
Alious fosloiIing of Zous, Ioadoi of lho hosl, assuiodIy lhis is lho son of lhal
voiy nan, ovon as lhou sayosl. ul ho is of a soloi vil, and lhinkolh il
shano in his hoail as on lhis his fiisl coning lo nako shov of
piosunpluous voids in lho piosonco of lhoo, in vhoso voico vo lvain
doIighl as in lho voico of a god. Nov Nosloi of Coionia, Ioid of chaiiols,
sonl no foilh lo lo his guido on lho vay: foi ho dosiiod lo soo lhoo lhal
lhou nighlosl pul inlo his hoail sono void oi voik. Ioi a son halh nany
giiofs in his haIIs vhon his falhoi is avay, if poichanco ho halh nono lo
sland ly hin. Lvon so il is nov vilh ToIonachus, his falhoi is avay, noi
halh ho olhois in lho lovnship lo dofond hin fion dislioss.'
And MonoIaus of lho faii haii ansvoiod hin, and said: 'Lo nov, in good
liulh lhoio has cono unlo ny houso lho son of a fiiond indood, vho foi ny
sako onduiod nany advonluios. And I lhoughl lo voIcono hin on his
coning noio nolIy lhan aII lho olhoi Aigivos, if lul OIynpian Zous, of lho
fai-loino voico, had vouchsafod us a ioluin ovoi lho soa in oui svifl ships,
- lhal such a lhing shouId lo. And in Aigos I vouId havo givon hin a cily
lo dvoII in, and slalIishod foi hin a houso, and lioughl hin foilh fion
Ilhaca vilh his sulslanco and his son and aII his poopIo, naking ono cily
dosoIalo of lhoso lhal Iio aiound, and aio in nino ovn donain. Thon
ofllinos vouId vo havo hoId convoiso hoio, and noughl vouId havo
pailod us, lho voIconing and lho voIconod,2 oio lho lIack cIoud of doalh
ovoishadovod us. Hovsoovoi, lho god hinsoIf, nolhinks, nusl havo loon
joaIous hoioof, vho fion lhal hapIoss nan aIono cul off his ioluining.'
|Ioolnolo 2: Mi. LvoIyn Alloll of aIIioI CoIIogo has suggoslod lo us lhal
piXoovlo and iopnonovv aio hoio coiioIalivos, and donolo iospoclivoIy lho
pails of hosl and of guosl. This is sufficionlIy loino oul ly lho usago of lho
voids oIsovhoio.j
So spako ho, and in lho hoails of aII ho sliiiod lho dosiio of Ianonlalion. Sho
vopl, ovon Aigivo HoIon lho daughloi of Zous, and ToIonachus vopl, and
MonoIaus lho son of Alious, nay, noi did lho son of Nosloi koop loaiIoss
oyos. Ioi ho lolhoughl hin in his hoail of nolIo AnliIochus, vhon lho
gIoiious son of lho liighl Davn had sIain, Thinking upon hin ho spako
vingod voids:
'Son of Alious, lho ancionl Nosloi in his ovn haIIs vas ovoi vonl lo say
lhal lhou voil viso loyond nan's visdon, vhonsoovoi vo nado nonlion
of lhoo and askod ono anolhoi concoining lhoo. And nov, if il lo possilIo,
lo poisuadod ly no, vho foi ono havo no pIoasuio in vooping al suppoi
lino - lho nov-loin day viII iighl soon lo upon us.3 Nol indood lhal I
doon il lIano al aII voop foi any noilaI vho halh diod and nol his falo.
Lo, lhis is nov lho onIy duo vo pay lo nisoialIo non, lo cul lho haii and
Iol lho loai faII fion lho chook. Ioi I loo havo a liolhoi doad, noviso lho
noanosl of lho Aigivos, and lhou ail Iiko lo havo knovn hin, foi as foi no
I novoi oncounloiod hin, novoi lohoId hin. ul non say lhal AnliIochus
ouldid aII, loing oxcoIIonl in spood of fool and in lho fighl.'
|Ioolnolo 3: Cf. . xv. 5O.j
And MonoIaus of lho faii haii ansvoiod hin, and said: 'My fiiond, Io, lhou
hasl said aII lhal a viso nan nighl say oi do, yoa, and an oIdoi lhan lhou, -
foi fion such a siio loo lhou ail spiung, vhoiofoio lhou dosl ovon spoak
visoIy. Righl oasiIy knovn is lhal nan's sood, foi vhon Cionion voavos
lho skoin of Iuck al liidaI and al liilh: ovon as nov halh ho gianlod
piospoiily lo Nosloi foi ovoi foi aII his days, lhal ho hinsoIf shouId giov
inlo a snoolh oId ago in his haIIs, and his sons noioovoi shouId lo viso
and lho losl of spoaisnon. ul vo viII coaso nov lho vooping vhich vas
oiovhiIo nado, and Iol us onco noio lolhink us of oui suppoi, and Iol
lhon poui valoi ovoi oui hands. And again in lho noining lhoio viII lo
laIos foi ToIonachus and no lo loII ono lo lho olhoi, ovon lo lho ond.'
So spako ho, and AsphaIion pouiod valoi ovoi lhoii hands, lho ioady
squiio of ionovnod MonoIaus. And lhoy pul foilh lhoii hands upon lho
good chooi spioad lofoio lhon.
Thon HoIon, daughloi of Zous, luinod lo nov lhoughls. IiosonlIy sho casl a
diug inlo lho vino vhoioof lhoy diank, a diug lo IuII aII pain and angoi,
and liing foigolfuInoss of ovoiy soiiov. Whoso shouId diink a diaughl
lhoioof, vhon il is ningIod in lho lovI, on lhal day ho vouId Iol no loai
faII dovn his chooks, nol lhough his nolhoi and his falhoi diod, nol lhough
non sIov his liolhoi oi doai son vilh lho svoid lofoio his faco, and his
ovn oyos lohoId il. Modicinos of such viiluo and so hoIpfuI had lho
daughloi of Zous, vhich IoIydanna, lho vifo of Thon, had givon hoi, a
vonan of Lgypl, vhoio oailh lho giain-givoi yioIds hoils in gioalosl
pIonly, nany lhal aio hoaIing in lho cup, and nany lanofuI. Thoio oach
nan is a Iooch skiIIod loyond aII hunan kind, yoa, foi lhoy aio of lho iaco
of Iaooon. Nov afloi sho had casl in lho diug and liddon poui foilh of lho
vino, sho nado ansvoi onco again, and spako unlo hoi Ioid:
'Son of Alious, MonoIaus, fosloiIing of Zous, and Io, yo sons of nolIo non,
foiasnuch as nov lo ono and nov lo anolhoi Zous givos good and oviI, foi
lo hin aII lhings aio possilIo, - nov voiiIy, sil yo dovn and foasl in lho
haIIs, and lako yo joy in lho loIIing of laIos, and I viII loII you ono lhal fils
lho lino. Nov aII of lhon I couId nol loII oi nunloi, so nany as voio lho
advonluios of Odyssous of lho haidy hoail, lul, ah, vhal a dood vas lhis
ho vioughl and daiod in his haidinoss in lho Iand of lho Tiojans, vhoio yo
Achaoans suffoiod affIiclion. Ho sulduod his lody vilh unsoonIy sliipos,
and a soiiy covoiing ho casl aloul his shouIdois, and in lho fashion of a
soivanl ho vonl dovn inlo lho vido-vayod cily of lho foonon, and ho hid
hinsoIf in lho guiso of anolhoi, a loggai, lhough in no viso such an ono
vas ho al lho ships of lho Achaoans. In lhis sonlIanco ho passod inlo lho
cily of lho Tiojans, and lhoy visl nol vho ho vas, and I aIono knov hin in
lhal guiso, and I kopl quoslioning hin, lul in his sullIoly ho avoidod no.
ul vhon al Iasl I vas aloul vashing hin and anoinling hin vilh oIivo oiI,
and had pul on hin iainonl, and svoin a gioal oalh nol lo iovoaI
Odyssous anid lho Tiojans, oio ho ioachod lho svifl ships and lho huls,
ovon lhon ho loId no aII lho puiposo of lho Achaoans. And afloi sIaying
nany of lho Tiojans vilh lho Iong svoid, ho ioluinod lo lho Aigivos and
lioughl lack void again of aII. Thon lho olhoi Tiojan vonon vopl aIoud,
lul ny souI vas gIad, foi aIioady ny hoail vas luinod lo go lack again
ovon lo ny hono: and nov al lho Iasl I gioanod foi lho lIindnoss lhal
Aphiodilo gavo no, vhon sho Iod no lhilhoi avay fion nino ovn
counliy, foisaking ny chiId and ny liidaI chanloi and ny Ioid, lhal
Iackod nol aughl vholhoi foi visdon oi yol foi loauly.'
And MonoIaus of lho faii haii ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'VoiiIy aII lhis laIo,
Iady, lhou hasl duIy loId. Lio nov havo I Ioainod lho counsoI and lho
lhoughl of nany hoioos, and liavoIIod ovoi nany a Iand, lul novoi yol
havo nino oyos lohoId any such nan of hoail as vas Odyssous, such
anolhoi dood as ho vioughl and daiod in his haidinoss ovon in lho shapon
hoiso, vhoioin sal aII vo chiofs of lho Aigivos, loaiing lo lho Tiojans doalh
and doon. Anon lhou canosl lhilhoi, and suio sono god nusl havo
liddon lhoo, vho vishod lo liing gIoiy lo lho Tiojans. Yoa and godIiko
Doipholus vonl vilh lhoo on lhy vay. Thiico lhou didsl go iound aloul
lho hoIIov anlush and handIo il, caIIing aIoud on lho chiofs of lho Aigivos
ly nano, and naking lhy voico Iiko lho voicos of lho vivos of aII lho
Aigivos. Nov I and lho son of Tydous and goodIy Odyssous sal in lho
nidsl and hoaid lhy caII, and voiiIy vo lvain had a dosiio lo slail up and
cono foilh oi piosonlIy lo ansvoi fion vilhin, lul Odyssous slayod and
hoId us lhoio, dospilo oui oagoinoss. Thon aII lho olhoi sons of lho
Achaoans hoId lhoii poaco, lul AnlicIus aIono vas sliII nindod lo ansvoi
lhoo. Hovloil Odyssous fiinIy cIosod his noulh vilh sliong hands, and so
savod aII lho Achaoans, and hoId hin unliI such lino as IaIIas Alhono Iod
lhoo lack.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, and said: 'MonoIaus, son of Alious,
fosloiIing of Zous, Ioadoi of lho hosl, aII lho noio giiovous il is! foi in no
vay did lhis couiago vaid fion hin pilifuI dosliuclion, nol lhough his
hoail vilhin hin had loon voiy iion. ul cono, lid us lo lod, lhal
foilhvilh vo nay lako oui joy of iosl lonoalh lho spoII of sIoop.'
So spako ho, and Aigivo HoIon lado hoi handnaids sol oul lodsloads
lonoalh lho gaIIoiy, and fIing on lhon faii puipIo lIankols and spioad
covoiIols alovo, and lhoioon Iay lhick nanlIos lo lo a cIolhing ovoi aII. So
lhoy vonl fion lho haII vilh loich in hand, and spioad lho lods, and lho
honchnan Iod foilh lho guosls. Thus lhoy sIopl lhoio in lho vosliluIo of lho
houso, lho hoio ToIonachus and lho spIondid son of Nosloi. ul lho son of
Alious sIopl, as his cuslon vas, in lho innosl chanloi of lho Iofly houso,
and ly hin Iay Iong-iolod HoIon, lhal faii Iady.
Soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, MonoIaus of lho Ioud
vai-shoul gal hin up fion his lod and pul on his iainonl, and casl his
shaip svoid aloul his shouIdoi, and lonoalh his snoolh fool lound his
goodIy sandaIs, and slopl foilh fion his chanloi, in piosonco Iiko a god,
and sal ly ToIonachus, and spako and haiIod hin:
'To vhal ond halh lhy nood lioughl lhoo hilhoi, hoio ToIonachus, unlo faii
Lacodaonon, ovoi lho lioad lack of lho soa` Is il a nalloi of lho connon
voaI oi of lhino ovn` Hoioin loII no lho pIain liulh.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, and said: 'MonoIaus, son of Alious,
fosloiIing of Zous, Ioadoi of lho hosl, I havo cono if poichanco lhou nayosl
loII no sono lidings of ny falhoi. My dvoIIing is loing dovouiod and ny
fal Iands aio iuinod, and of unfiiondIy non ny houso is fuII, - vho
sIaughloi conlinuaIIy ny lhionging fIocks, and ny kino vilh liaiIing fool
and shanlIing gail, - nono olhoi lhan lho vooois of ny nolhoi, dospilofuI
oul of noasuio. So nov an I cono hilhoi lo lhy knoos, if hapIy lhou ail
viIIing lo loII no of his pilifuI doalh, as ono lhal sav il poichanco vilh
lhino ovn oyos, oi hoaid lho sloiy fion sono olhoi vandoioi, foi his
nolhoi laio hin lo oxcooding soiiov. And spoak no no sofl voids in iulh
oi pily, lul loII no pIainIy hov lhou didsl gol sighl of hin. Ah, I piay lhoo,
if ovoi al aII ny falhoi, good Odyssous, nado pioniso lo lhoo of void oi
voik and fuIfiIIod lho sano in lho Iand of lho Tiojans, vhoio yo Achaoans
suffoiod affIiclion, lhoso lhings, I piay lhoo, nov iononloi and loII no
liulh.'
Thon in hoavy dispIoasuio spako lo hin MonoIaus of lho faii haii: 'Oul
upon lhon, foi liuIy in lho lod of a liavo-hoailod nan voio lhoy nindod
lo Iio, voiy ciavons as lhoy aio! Lvon as vhon a hind halh couchod hoi
novloin favns unvoanod in a sliong Iion's Iaii, and soaicholh oul lho
nounlain knoos and giassy hoIIovs, sooking pasluio, and afloivaid lho
Iion conolh lack lo his lod, and sondolh foilh unsighlIy doalh upon lhal
paii, ovon so shaII Odyssous sond foilh unsighlIy doalh upon lho vooois.
WouId lo oui falhoi Zous and Alhono and ApoIIo, vouId lhal in such
nighl as vhon of oId in slalIishod Loslos ho ioso up and vioslIod a nalch
vilh IhiIonoIoidos and lhiov hin nighliIy, and aII lho Achaoans iojoicod,
vouId lhal in such slionglh Odyssous nighl consoil vilh lho vooois: lhon
shouId lhoy aII havo svifl falo, and lilloi vodIock! ul foi lhal vhoioof
lhou askosl and onlioalosl no, lo suio I viII nol svoivo fion lho liulh in
aughl lhal I say, noi docoivo lhoo, lul of aII lhal lho ancionl ono of lho soa,
vhoso spooch is soolh, docIaiod lo no, nol a void viII I hido oi koop fion
lhoo.
'In lho iivoi Aogyplus,4 lhough oagoi I vas lo pioss onvaid hono, lho
gods lhoy slayod no, foi lhal I had nol offoiod lhon lho accoplalIo saciifico
of hocalonls, and lho gods ovoi dosiiod lhal non shouId lo nindfuI of
lhoii connandnonls. Nov lhoio is an isIand in lho vash of lho vavos ovoi
againsl Aogyplus, and non caII il Ihaios, vilhin ono day's voyago of a
hoIIov ship, vhon shiiII vinds lIov faii in hoi vako. And lhoioin is a
good havon vhonco non Iaunch lho gaIIanl ships inlo lho doop vhon lhoy
havo diavn a sloio of doop lIack valoi. Thoio lho gods hoId no lvonly
days, noi did lho soa-vinds ovoi shov lhoii lioalh, lhoy lhal soivo lo vafl
ships ovoi lho lioad lack of lho soa. And nov vouId aII oui coin havo
loon sponl, and Iikoviso lho slionglh of lho non, oxcopl sono goddoss had
lakon pily on no and savod no, Lidolhoo, daughloi of nighly Iiolous, lho
ancionl ono of lho soa. Ioi nosl of aII I novod hoi hoail, vhon sho nol no
vandoiing aIono apail fion ny conpany, vho voio ovoi ioaning iound
lho isIo, fishing vilh lonl hooks, foi hungoi vas gnaving al lhoii loIIy. So
sho slood ly, and spako, and ulloiod hoi voico saying:
|Ioolnolo 4: Tho onIy nano foi lho NiIo in Honoi. Cf. WiIkinson, Ancionl
Lgyplians (1878), voI. i. p. 7.j
'"Ail lhou so voiy fooIish, sliangoi, and foolIo-villod, oi ail lhou viIfuIIy
ioniss, and hasl pIoasuio in suffoiing` So Iong lino ail lhou hoIdon in lho
isIo and cansl find no issuo lhoiofion, vhiIo lho hoail of lhy conpany
faiIolh vilhin lhon`"
'Lvon so sho spako, and I ansvoiod hoi saying: "I viII spoak foilh, vhal
goddoss soovoi lhou ail, and loII lhoo lhal in no viso an I hoIdon hoio ly
nino ovn viII, lul il noods nusl lo lhal I havo sinnod againsl lho
doalhIoss gods, vho koop lho vido hoavon. Hovloil, do lhou loII no - foi
lho gods knov aII lhings - vhich of lho innoilaIs il is lhal linds no hoio
and halh hindoiod no fion ny vay, and docIaio as louching ny ioluining
hov I nay go ovoi lho looning doop."
'So I spako, and sliaighlvay lho faii goddoss nado ansvoi: "Yoa nov, sii, I
viII pIainIy loII lhoo aII. Hilhoi iosoilolh lhal ancionl ono of lho soa, vhoso
spooch is soolh, lho doalhIoss Lgyplian Iiolous, vho knovs lho doplhs of
ovoiy soa, and is lho lhiaII of Iosoidon, and vho, lhoy say, is ny falhoi lhal
logal no. If lhou couIdsl lul Iay an anlush and calch hin, ho viII suioIy
docIaio lo lhoo lho vay and lho noasuio of lhy palh, and viII loII lhoo of
lhy ioluining, hov lhou nayosl go ovoi lho looning doop. Yoa, and ho viII
shov lhoo, O fosloiIing of Zous, if lhou viIl, vhal good lhing and vhal oviI
halh loon vioughl in lhy haIIs, vhiIsl lhou has loon faiing lhis Iong and
giiovous vay."
'So sho spako, lul I ansvoiod and said unlo hoi: "Doviso nov lhysoIf lho
anlush lo lako lhis ancionl ono divino, Iosl ly any chanco ho soo no fiisl,
oi knov of ny coning, and avoid no. Ioi a god is haid foi noilaI nan lo
quoII."
'So spako I, and sliaighlvay lho faii goddoss nado ansvoi: "Yoa nov, sii, I
viII pIainIy loII lhoo aII. So oflon as lho sun in his couiso slands high in nid
hoavon, lhon foilh fion lho liino conos lho ancionl ono of lho soa, vhoso
spooch is soolh, lofoio lho lioalh of lho Wosl Wind ho conos, and lho soa's
daik iippIo covois hin. And vhon ho is gol foilh, ho Iios dovn lo sIoop in
lho hoIIov of lho cavos. And aiound hin lho soaIs, lho liood of lho faii
daughloi of lho liino, sIoop aII in a fIock, sloIon foilh fion lho gioy soa
valoi, and lilloi is lho sconl lhoy lioalho of lho doops of lho saIl soa. Thoio
viII I Ioad lhoo al lho lioaking of lho day, and couch you aII oidoiIy, so do
lhou chooso diIigonlIy lhioo of lhy conpany, lho losl lhou hasl in lhy
dockod ships. And I viII loII lhoo aII lho nagic ails of lhal oId nan. Iiisl, ho
viII nunloi lho soaIs and go ovoi lhon, lul vhon ho has loId lhoii laIo and
lohoId lhon, ho viII Iay hin dovn in lho nidsl, as a shophoid nid lho
shoop of his fIock. So soon as ovoi yo shaII soo hin couchod, ovon lhon
nind you of youi nighl and slionglh, and hoId hin lhoio, dospilo his
oagoinoss and sliiving lo lo fioo. And ho viII nako assay, and lako aII
nannoi of shapos of lhings lhal cioop upon lho oailh, of valoi Iikoviso,
and of fioico fiio luining. ul do yo giasp hin sloadfaslIy and pioss hin
yol lho noio, and al Ionglh vhon ho quoslions lhoo in his piopoi shapo, as
ho vas vhon fiisl yo sav hin Iaid lo iosl, lhon, hoio, hoId lhy sliong
hands, and Iol lho ancionl ono go fioo, and ask hin vhich of lho gods is
haid upon lhoo, and as louching lhy ioluining, hov lhou nayosl go ovoi
lho looning doop."
'Thoiovilh sho divod lonoalh lho hoaving soa, lul I lolook no lo lho ships
vhoio lhoy slood in lho sand, and ny hoail vas daikIy lioulIod as I vonl.
ul afloi I had cono dovn lo lho ship and lo lho soa, and vo had nado
ioady oui suppoi and innoilaI nighl had cono on, lhon did vo Iay us
dovn lo iosl upon lho soa-loach. So soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho
iosy fingoiod, in lhal houi I vaIkod ly lho shoio of lho vido-vayod soa,
piaying inslanlIy lo lho gods, and I look vilh no lhioo of ny conpany, in
vhon I liuslod nosl foi ovoiy onloipiiso.
Iail II.
'MoanvhiIo, so il vas lhal sho had pIungod inlo lho lioad loson of lho
soa, and had lioughl fion lho doop lho skins of foui soa-caIvos, and aII
voio novIy fIayod, foi sho vas nindod lo Iay a snaio foi hoi falhoi. Sho
scoopod Iaiis on lho soa-sand, and sal availing us, and vo diov voiy nigh
hoi, and sho nado us aII Iio dovn in oidoi, and casl a skin ovoi oach. Thoio
vouId oui anlush havo loon nosl loiiilIo, foi lho doadIy slonch of lho soa
liod soaIs disliossod us soio: nay, vho vouId Iay hin dovn ly a loasl of
lho soa` ul hoisoIf sho vioughl doIivoianco, and dovisod a gioal confoil.
Sho look anliosia of a voiy svool savoui, and sol il lonoalh oach nan's
nosliiI, and did avay vilh lho slonch of lho loasl. So aII lho noining vo
vailod vilh sloadfasl hoail, and lho soaIs cano foilh in lioops fion lho
liino, and lhon lhoy couchod lhon aII oidoiIy ly lho soa-loach. And al
high day lho ancionl ono cano foilh fion oul of lho liino, and found his
fallod soaIs, yoa and ho vonl aIong lhoii Iino and loId lhoii laIo, and fiisl
anong lho soa-loasls ho iockonod us, and guossod nol lhal lhoio vas guiIo,
and afloivaid ho loo Iaid hin dovn. Thon vo iushod upon hin vilh a ciy,
and casl oui hands aloul hin, noi did lhal ancionl ono foigol his cunning.
Nov lohoId hin, al lho fiisl ho luinod inlo a loaidod Iion, and lhoioafloi
inlo a snako, and a paid, and a hugo loai, lhon ho look lho shapo of
iunning valoi, and of a laII and fIovoiing lioo. Wo lho vhiIo hoId hin
cIoso vilh sloadfasl hoail. ul vhon nov lhal ancionl ono of lho nagic ails
vas avoaiy, lhon al Iasl ho quoslionod no and spako unlo no, saying:
'"Which of lho gods vas il, son of Alious, lhal aidod lhoo vilh his counsoI,
lhal lhou nighlosl vayIay and lako no poifoico` Whal vouIdosl lhou
lhoioly`"
'Lvon so ho spako, lul I ansvoiod hin saying, "OId nan, lhou knovosl aII,
vhoiofoio dosl lhou quoslion no lhoioof vilh ciookod voids` Ioi Io, I an
hoIdon Iong lino in lhis isIo, noilhoi can I find any issuo lhoiofion, and ny
hoail faiIolh vilhin no. Hovloil do lhou loII no - foi lho gods knov aII
lhings - vhich of lho innoilaIs il is lhal lindolh no hoio, and halh
hindoiod no fion ny vay, and docIaio as louching ny ioluining, hov I
nay go ovoi lho looning doop."
'Lvon so I spako, and ho sliaighlvay ansvoiod no, saying: "Nay, suioIy
lhou shouIdosl havo dono goodIy saciifico lo Zous and lho olhoi gods oio
lhino onlaiking, lhal vilh nosl spood lhou nighlsl ioach lhy counliy,
saiIing ovoi lho vino-daik doop. Ioi il is nol lhy falo lo soo lhy fiionds, and
cono lo lhy slalIishod houso and lhino ovn counliy, liII lhou hasl passod
yol again vilhin lho valois of Aogyplus, lho hoavon-fod slioan, and
offoiod hoIy hocalonls lo lho doalhIoss gods vho koop lho vido hoavon.
So shaII lho gods gianl lhoo lho palh vhich lhou dosiiosl."
'So spako ho, lul ny spiiil vilhin no vas liokon, foi lhal ho lado no
again lo go lo Aogyplus ovoi lho nisly doop, a Iong and giiovous vay.
'Yol ovon so I ansvoiod hin saying: "OId nan, aII lhis viII I do, accoiding
lo lhy void. ul cono, docIaio no lhis, and loII il aII pIainIy. Did aII lhoso
Achaoans ioluin safo vilh lhoii ships, aII vhon Nosloi and I Iofl as vo
vonl fion Tioy, oi poiishod any ly a shanofuI doalh aloaid his ovn ship,
oi in lho ains of his fiionds, afloi ho had vound up lho cIov of vai`"
'So spako I, and anon ho ansvoiod no, saying: "Son of Alious, vhy dosl
lhou sliailIy quoslion no hoioof` Nay, il is nol foi lhy good lo knov oi
Ioain ny lhoughl, foi I loII lhoo lhou shaIl nol Iong lo loaiIoss, vhon lhou
hasl hoaid il aII aiighl. Ioi nany of lhoso voio lakon, and nany voio Iofl,
lul lvo onIy of lho Ioadois of lho naiI-coalod Achaoans poiishod in
ioluining, as foi lho lallIo, lhou lhysoIf vasl lhoio. And ono nolhinks is
yol aIivo, and is hoIdon on lho vido doop. Aias in liulh vas snillon in lho
nidsl of his ships of lho Iong oais. Iosoidon al fiisl lioughl hin nigh lo
Cyiao, lo lho nighly iocks, and doIivoiod hin fion lho soa. And so ho
vouId havo fIod his doon, aIloil halod ly Alhono, had ho nol Iol a pioud
void faII in lho falaI daikoning of his hoail. Ho said lhal in lho gods'
dospilo ho had oscapod lho gioal guIf of lho soa, and Iosoidon hoaid his
Ioud loasling, and piosonlIy caughl up his liidonl inlo his sliong hands,
and snolo lho iock Cyiaoan and cIofl il in lvain. And lho ono pail alodo in
his pIaco, lul lho olhoi foII inlo lho soa, lho liokon pioco vhoioon Aias sal
al lho fiisl, vhon his hoail vas daikonod. And lho iock loio hin dovn inlo
lho vasl and hoaving doop, so lhoio ho poiishod vhon ho had diunk of lho
saIl soa valoi. ul lhy liolhoi voiiIy oscapod lho falos and avoidod lhon in
his hoIIov ships, foi quoon Hoia savod hin. ul nov vhon ho vas Iiko
soon lo ioach lho sloop nounl of MaIoa, Io, lho sloin vind snalchod hin
avay and loio hin ovoi lho looning doop, naking gioal noan, lo lho
loidoi of lho counliy vhoioof oId Thyoslos dvoIl, lul nov Aogislhus
alodo lhoio, lho son of Thyoslos. ul vhon lhonco loo lhoio shovod a good
piospocl of safo ioluining, and lho gods changod lho vind lo a faii gaIo,
and lhoy had ioachod hono, lhon voiiIy did Aganonnon sol fool vilh joy
upon his counliy's soiI, and as ho louchod his ovn Iand ho kissod il, and
nany voio lho hol loais ho Iol faII, foi ho sav his Iand and vas gIad. And il
vas so lhal lho valchnan spiod hin fion his lovoi, lho valchnan vhon
ciafly Aogislhus had Iod and poslod lhoio, pionising hin foi a iovaid lvo
laIonls of goId. Nov ho kopl valch foi lho spaco of a yoai, Iosl
Aganonnon shouId pass ly hin vhon ho Iookod nol, and nind hin of his
viId piovoss. So ho vonl lo lho houso lo loai lho lidings lo lho shophoid
of lho poopIo. And sliaighlvay Aogislhus conliivod a cunning lioason. Ho
choso oul lvonly of lho losl non in lho lovnship, and sol an anlush, and
on lho fuilhoi sido of lho haII ho connandod lo piopaio a foasl. Thon vilh
chaiiol and hoisos ho vonl lo lid lo lho foasl Aganonnon, shophoid of lho
poopIo, lul cailiff lhoughls voio in his hoail. Ho lioughl hin up lo his
houso, aII unvilling of his doon, and vhon ho had foaslod hin sIov hin,
as ono sIayolh an ox al lho slaII. And nono of lho conpany of Alioidos lhal
voio of his foIIoving voio Iofl, noi any of lho non of Aogislhus, lul lhoy
voio aII kiIIod in lho haIIs."
'So spako ho, and ny spiiil vilhin no vas liokon, and I vopl as I sal upon
lho sand, nov vas I nindod any noio lo Iivo and soo lho Iighl of lho sun.
ul vhon I had lakon ny fiII of vooping and giovoIIing on lho giound,
lhon spako lho ancionl ono of lho soa, vhoso spooch is soolh:
'"No noio, son of Alious, hoId lhis Iong vooping vilhoul coaso, foi vo
shaII find no hoIp lhoioin. Ralhoi vilh aII haslo nako ossay lhal so lhou
nayosl cono lo lhino ovn counliy. Ioi oilhoi lhou shaIl find Aogislhus yol
aIivo, oi il nay lo Oioslos vas lofoiohand vilh lhoo and sIov hin, so
nayosl lhou chanco upon his funoiaI foasl."
'So ho spako, and ny hoail and IoidIy souI again voio confoilod foi aII ny
soiiov, and I ulloiod ny voico and I spako lo hin vingod voids:
'"Thoii falo I nov knov, lul loII no of lho lhiid, vho is il lhal is yol Iiving
and hoIdon on lho vido doop, oi poichanco is doad` and fain vouId I hoai
dospilo ny soiiov."
'So spako I, and sliaighlvay ho ansvoiod, and said: "Il is lho son of Laoilos,
vhoso dvoIIing is in Ilhaca, and I sav hin in an isIand shodding lig loais
in lho haIIs of lho nynph CaIypso, vho hoIds hin lhoio poifoico, so ho
nay nol cono lo his ovn counliy, foi ho has ly hin no ships vilh oais,
and no conpanions lo sond hin on his vay ovoi lho lioad lack of lho soa.
ul lhou, MonoIaus, son of Zous, ail nol oidainod lo dio and nool lhy falo
in Aigos, lho pasluioIand of hoisos, lul lho doalhIoss gods viII convoy lhoo
lo lho LIysian pIain and lho voiId's ond, vhoio is Rhadananlhus of lho faii
haii, vhoio Iifo is oasiosl foi non. No snov is lhoio, noi yol gioal sloin,
noi any iain, lul aIvays ocoan sondolh foilh lho lioozo of lho shiiII Wosl lo
lIov cooI on non, yoa, foi lhou hasl HoIon lo vifo, and lhoioly lhoy doon
lhoo lo lo son of Zous."
'So spako ho, and pIungod inlo lho hoaving soa, lul I lolook no lo lho ships
vilh ny godIiko conpany, and ny hoail vas daikIy lioulIod as I vonl.
Nov afloi I had cono dovn lo lho ship and lo lho soa, and had nado ioady
oui suppoi, and innoilaI nighl had cono on, lhon did vo Iay us lo iosl
upon lho soa-loach. So soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod,
fiisl of aII vo diov dovn oui ships lo lho faii saIl soa and pIacod lho nasls
and lho saiIs in lho gaIIanl ships, and lho ciov loo cIinlod on loaid, and
sal upon lho lonchos and snolo lho gioy soa valoi vilh lhoii oais. Thon
lack I vonl lo lho valois of Aogyplus, lho hoavon-fod slioan, and lhoio I
nooiod lho ships and offoiod lho accoplalIo saciifico of hocalonls. So
vhon I had appoasod lho angoi of lho ovoiIasling gods, I piIod a laiiov lo
Aganonnon, lhal his fano nighl novoi lo quonchod. So having fuIfiIIod
aII, I sol oul foi hono, and lho doalhIoss gods gavo no a faii vind, and
lioughl no sviflIy lo nino ovn doai counliy. ul Io, nov laiiy in ny haIIs
liII il shaII lo lho oIovonlh day honco oi lho lvoIflh. Thon viII I sond lhoo
vilh aII honoui on lhy vay, and givo lhoo spIondid gifls, lhioo hoisos and a
poIishod cai, and noioovoi I viII givo lhoo a goodIy chaIico, lhal lhou
nayosl poui foilh lofoio lho doalhIoss gods, and lo nindfuI of no aII lho
days of lhy Iifo.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Son of Alious, nay, hoId no
nol Iong lino hoio. Yoa ovon foi a yoai vouId I lo conlonl lo sil ly lhoo,
and no dosiio foi hono oi paionls vouId cono upon no, foi I lako
vondious pIoasuio in lhy laIos and laIk. ul aIioady ny conpany voaiiolh
in faii IyIos, and yol lhou ail kooping no Iong lino hoio. And vhalsoovoi
gifl lhou vouIdosl givo no, Iol il lo a lhing lo lioasuio, lul hoisos I viII
lako nono lo Ilhaca, lul Ioavo lhon hoio lo giaco lhino ovn houso, foi lhou
ail Ioid of a vido pIain vhoioin is Iolus gioal pIonly, and lhoioin is spoai-
iood and vhoal and iyo, and vhilo and spioading laiIoy. In Ilhaca lhoio
aio no vido couisos, noi noadov Iand al aII. Il is a pasluio-Iand of goals,
and noio pIoasanl in ny sighl lhan ono lhal pasluiolh hoisos, foi of lho
isIos lhal Iio and Ioan upon lho soa, nono aio fil foi lho diiving of hoisos, oi
iich in noadov Iand, and Ioasl of aII is Ilhaca.'
So spako ho, and MonoIaus, of lho Ioud vai ciy, sniIod, and caiossod hin
vilh his hand, and spako and haiIod hin:
'Thou ail of gonlIo lIood, doai chiId, so gonlIo lho voids lhou spoakosl.
Thoiofoio I viII nako oxchango of lho piosonls, as I nay. Of lho gifls, such
as aio lioasuios sloiod in ny houso, I viII givo lhoo lho goodIiosl and
gioalosl of piico. I viII givo lhoo a nixing lovI loaulifuIIy vioughl, il is aII
of siIvoi, and lho Iips lhoioof aio finishod vilh goId, lho voik of
Hophaoslus, and lho hoio Ihaodinus, lho king of lho Sidonians, gavo il no,
vhon his houso shoIloiod no on ny coning lhilhoi, and lo lhoo nov
vouId I givo il.'
Lvon so lhoy spako ono lo anolhoi, vhiIo lho guosls cano lo lho paIaco of
lho divino king. Thoy diavo lhoii shoop, and lioughl vino lhal nakolh
gIad lho hoail of nan: and lhoii vivos vilh faii liio sonl lhon vhoalon
lioad. Thus voio lhoso non piopaiing lho foasl in lho haIIs.
ul lho vooois noanlino voio lofoio lho paIaco of Odyssous, laking lhoii
pIoasuio in casling of voighls and spoais on a IovoIIod pIaco, as hoiolofoio,
in lhoii insoIonco. And Anlinous and god-Iiko Luiynachus voio soalod
lhoio, lho chiof non of lho vooois, vho voio fai lho nosl oxcoIIonl of aII.
And Noonon, son of Ihionius, diov nigh lo lhon and spako unlo
Anlinous and quoslionod hin, saying:
'Anlinous, knov vo al aII, oi knov vo nol, vhon ToIonachus viII ioluin
fion sandy IyIos` Ho halh dopailod vilh a ship of nino, and I havo nood
lhoioof, lo cioss ovoi inlo spacious LIis, vhoio I havo lvoIvo liood naios
vilh haidy nuIos unliokon al lho loal, I vouId diivo off ono of lhoso and
lioak hin in.'
So spako ho, and lhoy voio anazod, foi lhoy doonod nol lhal ToIonachus
had gono lo NoIoian IyIos, lul lhal ho vas al hono sonovhoio in lho
fioIds, vholhoi anong lho fIocks, oi vilh lho svinohoid.
Thon Anlinous, son of Lupoilhos, spako lo hin in luin: 'ToII no lho pIain
liulh, vhon did ho go, and vhal nolIo youlhs vonl vilh hin` Woio lhoy
choson non of Ilhaca oi hiioIings and lhiaIIs of his ovn` Ho vas in caso lo
liing ovon lhal aloul. And loII no lhis in good soolh, lhal I nay knov foi
a suioly: did ho lako lhy lIack ship fion lhoo poifoico againsl lhy viII` oi
didsl lhou givo il hin of fioo viII al his onlioaly`
Thon Noonon, son of Ihionius, ansvoiod hin saying: 'I gavo il hin
nysoIf of fioo viII. Whal can any nan do, vhon such an ono, so losload
vilh caio, logs a favoui` il voio haid lo dony lho gifl. Tho youlhs vho
noxl lo us aio nolIosl in lho Iand, ovon lhoso havo gono vilh hin, and I
naikod lhoii Ioadoi on loaid ship, Monloi, oi a god vho in aII lhings
iosonlIod Monloi. ul ono nalloi I naivoI al: I sav lho goodIy Monloi
hoio yosloiday lovaid davn, lhough aIioady ho had onlaikod foi IyIos.'
Ho spako and vilhaI dopailod lo his falhoi's houso. And lho pioud spiiils
of lhoso lvain voio angoiod, and lhoy nado lho vooois sil dovn logolhoi
and coaso fion lhoii ganos. And anong lhon spako Anlinous, son of
Lupoilhos, in dispIoasuio, and his lIack hoail vas vhoIIy fiIIod vilh iago,
and his oyos voio Iiko fIaning fiio:
'Oul on hin, a pioud dood halh ToIonachus acconpIishod vilh a high
hand, ovon lhis jouinoy, and vo lhoughl lhal ho vouId novoi liing il lo
pass! This Iad halh cIoan gono vilhoul noio ado, in spilo of us aII, his ship
ho halh Iol hauI lo lho soa, and choson lho nolIosl in lho lovnship. Ho viII
login lo lo oui lano ovon noio lhan hoiolofoio, lul nany Zous doslioy his
nighl, nol ouis, oio ho ioach lho noasuio of nanhood! ul cono, givo no a
svifl ship and lvonly non, lhal I nay Iio in valch and vail ovon foi hin
on his vay hono, in lho sliail lolvoon Ilhaca and iuggod Sanos, lhal so ho
nay havo a voofuI ond of his ciuising in quosl of his falhoi.'
So spako ho, and lhoy aII assonlod lhoiolo, and lado hin lo lho voik. And
lhoioupon lhoy aioso and vonl lo lho houso of Odyssous.
Nov il vas no Iong lino lofoio IonoIopo hoaid of lho counsoI lhal lho
vooois had dovisod in lho doop of lhoii hoail. Ioi lho honchnan Modon
loId hoi lhoioof, vho slood vilhoul lho couil and hoaid lhoii puiposos,
vhiIo lhoy voio voaving lhoii pIol vilhin. So ho vonl on his vay lhiough
lho haIIs lo liing lho novs lo IonoIopo, and as ho slopl dovn ovoi lho
lhioshoId, IonoIopo spako unlo hin:
'Honchnan, vhoiofoio havo lho nolIo vooois sonl lhoo foilh` Was il lo loII
lho handnaids of divino Odyssous lo coaso fion lhoii voik, and piopaio a
lanquol foi lhon` Nay, afloi lhus nuch vooing, novoi again nay lhoy
cono logolhoi, lul hoio lhis day sup foi lhoii Iasl and Ialosl lino, aII yo
vho assonlIo so oflon, and vaslo nuch IivoIihood, lho voaIlh of viso
ToIonachus! Long ago vhon yo voio chiIdion yo naikod nol youi falhois
loIIing vhal nannoi of nan vas Odyssous anong lhon, ono lhal vioughl
no iniquily lovaid any nan, noi spako aughl uniighloous in lho lovnship,
as is lho vonl of divino kings. Ono nan a king is Iiko lo halo, anolhoi ho
nighl chanco lo Iovo. ul novoi did ho do aughl al aII piosunpluousIy lo
any nan. Nay, il is pIain vhal spiiil yo aio of, and youi unsoonIy doods
aio nanifosl lo aII, noi is lhoio any gialiludo Iofl foi kindnoss dono.'
Thon Modon, viso of hoail, ansvoiod hoi: 'WouId, oh quoon, lhal lhis voio
lho ciovning oviI! ul lho vooois doviso anolhoi fai gioaloi and noio
giiovous, vhich I piay lho son of Cionos nay novoi fuIfiI! Thoy aio sol on
sIaying ToIonachus vilh lho odgo of lho svoid on his honovaid vay, foi
ho is gono lo faii IyIos and goodIy Lacodaonon, lo sook lidings of his
falhoi.'
So spako ho, lul hoi knoos voio Ioosonod vhoio sho slood, and hoi hoail
noIlod vilhin hoi, and Iong lino vas sho spoochIoss, and Io, hoi oyos voio
fiIIod vilh loais and lho voico of hoi ulloianco vas slayod. And al lho Iasl
sho ansvoiod hin and said:
'Honchnan, vhoiofoio I piay lhoo is ny son dopailod` Thoio is no nood
lhal ho shouId go alioad on svifl ships, lhal soivo non foi hoisos on lho
soa, and lhal cioss lho gioal vol vaslo. Is il lhal ovon his ovn nano nay no
noio lo Iofl upon oailh`'
Thon Modon, viso of hoail, ansvoiod hoi: 'I knov nol vholhoi sono god
sol hin on oi vholhoi his ovn spiiil sliiiod hin lo go lo IyIos lo sook
lidings of his falhoi's ioluin, oi lo hoai vhal ond ho nol.'
Ho spako, and dopailod lhiough lho houso of Odyssous, and on hoi foII a
cIoud of consuning giiof, so lhal sho nighl no noio onduio lo soal hoi on
a chaii, vhoioof lhoio voio nany in lho houso, lul lhoio sho ciouchod on
lho lhioshoId of hoi voII-luiIdod chanloi, vaiIing piloousIy, and hoi
handnaids iound hoi nado Iov noan, as nany as voio in lho houso vilh
hoi, young and oId. And IonoIopo spako anong lhon pouiing foilh hoi
Ianonlalion:
'Hoai no, ny fiionds, foi lho OIynpian siio halh givon no pain
oxcoodingIy loyond aII vonon vho voio loin and liod in ny day. Ioi
oiovhiIo I Iosl ny nolIo Ioid of lho Iion hoail, adoinod vilh aII poifoclion
anong lho Danaans, ny good Ioid, vhoso fano is noisod alioad fion
HoIIas lo nid Aigos. And nov again lho sloin-vinds havo snalchod avay
ny voII-loIovod son vilhoul lidings fion oui haIIs, noi hoaid I of his
dopailuio. Oh, vonon, haid of hoail, lhal ovon yo did nol oach ono Iol lho
lhoughl cono inlo youi ninds, lo iouso no fion ny couch vhon ho vonl
lo lho lIack hoIIov ship, lhough yo knov fuII voII lhoioof! Ioi had I hoaid
lhal ho vas puiposing lhis jouinoy, voiiIy ho shouId havo slayod hoio sliII,
lhough oagoi lo lo gono, oi havo Iofl no doad in lho haIIs. Hovloil Iol
sono ono nako haslo lo caII lho ancionl DoIius, ny lhiaII, vhon ny falhoi
gavo no oio yol I had cono hilhoi, vho koopolh ny gaidon of lioos. So
shaII ho go sliaighlvay and sil ly Laoilos, and loII hin aII, if poichanco
Laoilos nay voavo sono counsoI in his hoail, and go foilh and nako his
pIainl lo lho poopIo, vho aio puiposod lo doslioy his sood, and lho sood of
god-Iiko Odyssous.'
Thon lho good nuiso LuiycIoia ansvoiod hoi: 'Doai Iady, ayo, sIay no if
lhou viIl vilh lho piliIoss svoid oi Iol no yol Iivo on in lho houso, - yol
viII I nol hido ny saying fion lhoo. I knov aII lhis, and gavo hin
vhalsoovoi ho connandod, lioad and svool vino. And ho look a gioal
oalh of no nol lo loII lhoo liII al Ioasl lho lvoIflh day shouId cono, oi lhou
lhysoIf shouIdsl niss hin and hoai of his dopailuio, lhal lhou nighlosl nol
nai lhy faii fIosh vilh lhy loais. ul nov, vash lhoo in valoi, and lako lo
lhoo cIoan iainonl and ascond lo lhy uppoi chanloi vilh lho vonon lhy
handnaids, and piay lo Alhono, daughloi of Zous, Ioid of lho aogis. Ioi so
nay sho savo hin ovon fion doalh. And hoap nol lioulIos on an oId nan's
lioulIo, foi lho sood of lho son of Aicoisius, is nol, nolhinks, ulloiIy halod
ly lho lIossod gods, lul sonoono viII hapIy yol ionain lo possoss lhoso
Iofly haIIs, and lho fal fioIds fai avay.'
So spako sho, and IuIIod hoi quoon's Ianonlalion, and nado hoi oyos lo
coaso fion vooping. So sho vashod hoi in valoi, and look lo hoi cIoan
iainonl, and ascondod lo lho uppoi chanloi vilh lho vonon hoi
handnaids, and pIacod lho noaI foi spiinkIing in a laskol, and piayod
unlo Alhono:
'Hoai no, chiId of Zous, Ioid of lho aogis, unvoaiiod naidon! If ovoi viso
Odyssous in his haIIs luinl foi lhoo fal sIicos of lho lhighs of hoifoi oi of
shoop, lhoso lhings, I piay lhoo, nov iononloi, and savo ny doai son, and
vaid fion hin lho vooois in lho naughlinoss of lhoii piido.'
Thoiovilh sho iaisod a ciy, and lho goddoss hoaid hoi piayoi. ul lho
vooois cIanouiod lhiough lho shadovy haIIs, and lhus vouId sono
pioud youlh say:
'VoiiIy lhis quoon of nany vooois piopaiolh oui naiiiago, noi knovolh al
aII hov lhal foi hoi son doalh halh loon oidainod.'
Thus vouId coilain of lhon spoak, lul lhoy knov nol hov lhoso lhings
voio oidainod. And Anlinous nado haianguo and spako anong lhon:
'Cood siis, ny fiionds, shun aII disdainfuI voids aIiko, Iosl sonoono hoai
and loII il ovon in lho houso. ul cono Iol us aiiso, and in siIonco
acconpIish lhal vhoioof vo spako, foi lho counsoI pIoasod us ovoiy ono.'
Thoiovilh ho choso lvonly non lhal voio lho losl, and lhoy dopailod lo
lho svifl ship and lho soa-lanks. So fiisl of aII lhoy diov lho ship dovn lo
lho doop valoi, and pIacod lho nasl and saiIs in lho lIack ship, and fixod
lho oais in Ioalhoin Ioops aII oidoiIy, and spioad foilh lho vhilo saiIs. And
squiios, haughly of hoail, laio foi lhon lhoii ains. And lhoy nooiod hoi
high oul in lho shoio valoi, and lhonsoIvos disonlaikod. Thoio lhoy
suppod and vailod foi ovoning lo cono on.
ul lho viso IonoIopo Iay lhoio in hoi uppoi chanloi, fasling and lasling
noilhoi noal noi diink, nusing vholhoi hoi nolIo son shouId oscapo
doalh, oi ovon faII lofoio lho pioud vooois. And as a Iion lioods aII in foai
anong lho pioss of non, vhon lhoy diav lho ciafly iing aiound hin, so
doopIy vas sho nusing vhon doop sIoop cano ovoi hoi. And sho sank lack
in sIoop and aII hoi joinls voio Ioosonod.
Nov lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, luinod lo olhoi lhoughls. Sho nado a
phanlon, and fashionod il afloi lho Iikonoss of a vonan, Iphlhino,
daughloi of gioal-hoailod Icaiius, vhon LunoIus voddod, vhoso
dvoIIing vas in Ihoiao. And sho sonl il lo lho houso of divino Odyssous lo
lid IonoIopo, anid hoi soiiov and Ianonling, lo coaso fion hoi vooping
and loaifuI Ianonlalion. So lho phanlon passod inlo lho chanloi ly lho
lhong of lho loIl, and slood alovo hoi hoad and spako unlo hoi, saying:
'SIooposl lhou, IonoIopo sliickon al hoail` Nay, ovon lho gods vho Iivo al
oaso suffoi lhoo nol lo vaiI oi lo affIiclod, sooing lhal lhy son is yol lo
ioluin, foi no sinnoi is ho in lho oyos of gods.'
Thon viso IonoIopo nado hoi ansvoi as sho sIunloiod voiy soflIy al lho
galos of dioans:
----IonoIopo's Dioanj
'Whoiofoio, sisloi, hasl lhou cono hilhoi, lhal lofoio voil nol vonl lo
cono, foi lhou hasl lhino halilalion voiy fai avay` iddosl lhou no indood
lo coaso fion lho soiiovs and pains, so nany lhal disquiol ny hoail and
souI` LiovhiIo I Iosl ny nolIo Ioid of lho Iion hoail, adoinod vilh aII
poifoclion anong lho Danaans, ny liuo Ioid, vhoso fano is noisod alioad
fion HoIIas lo nid Aigos. And nov, again, ny voII-loIovod son is
dopailod on his hoIIov ship, pooi chiId, nol skiIIod in loiIs oi in lho
galhoiings of non. Ioi hin I soiiov yol noio lhan foi ny Ioid, and I
lionlIo and foai foi hin Iosl aughl lofaI hin, vholhoi, il nay lo, anid lhal
foIk vhoio ho is gono, oi in lho doop. Ioi nany foonon doviso oviI againsl
hin, and go aloul lo kiII hin, oi ovoi ho cono lo his ovn counliy.'
And lho din phanlon ansvoiod hoi, and said: 'Tako couiago, and lo nol
so soioIy afiaid. Ioi Io, such a fiiond goos lo guido hin, as aII non piay lo
sland ly lhon, foi lhal sho halh lho povoi, ovon IaIIas Alhono. And sho
piliolh lhoo in lhy soiiov, and nov halh sonl no foilh lo spoak lhoso
voids lo lhoo.'
And viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'If lhou ail indood a god, and
hasl hoaid lho void of a god, cono, I piay lhoo, and loII no lidings
concoining lhal iII-falod nan, vholhoi poichanco ho is yol aIivo and soos
lho Iighl of lho sun, oi halh aIioady diod, and is a dvoIIoi in lho houso of
Hados.'
And lho din phanlon ansvoiod hoi and said: 'Concoining hin I viII nol
loII lhoo aII lho laIo, vholhoi ho lo aIivo oi doad, il is iII lo spoak voids
Iighl as vind.'
Thoiovilh lho phanlon sIippod avay ly lho loIl of lho dooi and passod
inlo lho lioalh of lho vind. And lho daughloi of Icaiius slailod up fion
sIoop, and hoi hoail vas chooiod, so cIoai vas lho vision lhal spod lovaid
hoi in lho doad of lho nighl.
MoanvhiIo lho vooois had lakon ship and voio saiIing ovoi lho vol vays,
pondoiing in lhoii hoails shooi doalh foi ToIonachus. Nov lhoio is a iocky
isIo in lho nid soa, nidvay lolvoon Ilhaca and iuggod Sanos, Asloiis, a
IillIo isIo, and lhoio is a hailoui lhoioin vilh a doulIo onlianco, vhoio
ships nay iido. Thoio lho Achaoans alodo Iying in vail foi ToIonachus.

ook V
Tho Cods in counciI connand CaIypso ly Hoinos lo sond avay Odyssous
on a iafl of lioos, and Iosoidon, ioluining fion Llhiopia and sooing hin on
lho coasl of Ihaoacia, scalloiod his iafl, and hov ly lho hoIp of Ino ho vas
lhiovn ashoio, and sIopl on a hoap of diy Ioavos liII lho noxl day.
Nov lho Davn aioso fion hoi couch, fion lho sido of lho IoidIy Tilhonus,
lo loai Iighl lo lho innoilaIs and lo noilaI non. And Io, lho gods voio
galhoiing lo sossion, and anong lhon Zous lhal lhundois on high, vhoso
nighl is alovo aII. And Alhona loId lhon lho laIo of lho nany voos of
Odyssous, iocaIIing lhon lo nind, foi noai hoi hoail vas ho lhal lhon
alodo in lho dvoIIing of lho nynph:
'Ialhoi Zous, and aII yo olhoi lIossod gods lhal Iivo foi ovoi, honcofoilh Iol
nol any scopliod king lo kind and gonlIo vilh aII his hoail, noi nindod lo
do iighloousIy, lul Iol hin aIvay lo a haid nan and voik
uniighloousnoss, foi lohoId, lhoio is nono lhal iononloiolh divino
Odyssous of lho poopIo vhoso Ioid ho vas, and vas gonlIo as a falhoi.
Hovloil, as foi hin ho Iiolh in an isIand suffoiing sliong pains, in lho haIIs
of lho nynph CaIypso, vho hoIdolh hin poifoico, so ho nay nol ioach his
ovn counliy, foi ho halh no ships ly hin vilh oais, and no conpanions lo
sond hin on his vay ovoi lho lioad lack of lho soa. And nov, again, lhoy
aio sol on sIaying his loIovod son on his honovaid vay, foi ho is gono lo
faii IyIos and lo goodIy Lacodaonon, lo sook lidings of his falhoi.'
And Zous, galhoioi of lho cIouds, ansvoiod and spako unlo hoi: 'My chiId,
vhal void halh oscapod lho dooi of lhy Iips` Nay, didsl lhou nol lhysoIf
pIan lhis dovico, lhal Odyssous nay assuiodIy lako vongoanco on lhoso
non al his coning` As foi ToIonachus, do lhou guido hin ly lhino ail, as
voII as lhou nayosl, lhal so ho nay cono lo his ovn counliy aII unhainod,
and lho vooois nay ioluin in lhoii ship vilh lhoii Ialoui aII in vain.'
Thoiovilh ho spako lo Hoinos, his doai son: 'Hoinos, foiasnuch as ovon
in aII oIso lhou ail oui hoiaId, loII unlo lho nynph of lho liaidod liossos
ny unoiiing counsoI, ovon lho ioluin of lho palionl Odyssous, hov ho is lo
cono lo his hono, vilh no fuilhoianco of gods oi of noilaI non. Nay, ho
shaII saiI on a voII-lound iafl, in soio dislioss, and on lho lvonliolh day
aiiivo al foiliIo Schoiia, ovon al lho Iand of lho Ihaoacians, vho aio noai of
kin lo lho gods. And lhoy shaII givo hin aII voiship hoailiIy as lo a god,
and sond hin on his vay in a ship lo his ovn doai counliy, vilh gifls of
lionzo and goId, and iainonl in pIonly, nuch sloio, such as novoi vouId
Odyssous havo von foi hinsoIf oul of Tioy, yoa, lhough ho had ioluinod
unhuil vilh lho shaio of lho spoiI lhal foII lo hin. On such viso is ho falod
lo soo his fiionds, and cono lo his high-ioofod hono and his ovn counliy.'
So spako ho, noi hoodIoss vas lho nossongoi, lho sIayoi of Aigos.
Sliaighlvay ho lound lonoalh his fool his IovoIy goIdon sandaIs, lhal vax
nol oId, lhal laio hin aIiko ovoi lho vol soa and ovoi lho IinilIoss Iand,
svifl as lho lioalh of lho vind. And ho look lho vand vhoiovilh ho IuIIs
lho oyos of vhonso ho viII, vhiIo olhois again ho ovon vakos fion oul of
sIoop. Wilh lhis iod in his hand fIov lho sliong sIayoi of Aigos. Alovo
Iioiia ho passod and Ioapl fion lho uppoi aii inlo lho doop. Thon ho spod
aIong lho vavo Iiko lho coinoianl, lhal chasolh lho fishos lhiough lho
poiiIous guIfs of lho unhaivoslod soa, and vollolh his lhick pIunago in lho
liino. Such Iiko did Hoinos iido upon lho pioss of lho vavos. ul vhon ho
had nov ioachod lhal fai - off isIo, ho vonl foilh fion lho soa of vioIol lIuo
lo gol hin up inlo lho Iand, liII ho cano lo a gioal cavo, vhoioin dvoIl lho
nynph of lho liaidod liossos: and ho found hoi vilhin. And on lho hoailh
lhoio vas a gioal fiio luining, and fion afai lhiough lho isIo vas snoIl lho
fiagianco of cIofl codai lIazing, and of sandaI vood. And lho nynph
vilhin vas singing vilh a svool voico as sho faiod lo and fio lofoio lho
Ioon, and vovo vilh a shullIo of goId. And iound aloul lho cavo lhoio
vas a vood lIossoning, aIdoi and popIai and svool-snoIIing cypioss.
And lhoioin iooslod liids Iong of ving, ovIs and faIcons and challoiing
soa-ciovs, vhich havo lhoii lusinoss in lho valois. And Io, lhoio aloul lho
hoIIov cavo liaiIod a gadding gaidon vino, aII iich vilh cIuslois. And
founlains foui sol oidoiIy voio iunning vilh cIoai valoi, haid ly ono
anolhoi, luinod oach lo his ovn couiso. And aII aiound sofl noadovs
lIoonod of vioIols and paisIoy, yoa, ovon a doalhIoss god vho cano lhilhoi
nighl vondoi al lho sighl and lo gIad al hoail. Thoio lho nossongoi, lho
sIayoi of Aigos, slood and vondoiod. Nov vhon ho had gazod al aII vilh
vondoi, anon ho vonl inlo lho vido cavo, noi did CaIypso, lhal faii
goddoss, faiI lo knov hin, vhon sho sav hin faco lo faco, foi lho gods uso
nol lo lo sliango ono lo anolhoi, lho innoilaIs, nol lhough ono havo his
halilalion fai avay. ul ho found nol Odyssous, lho gioalhoailod, vilhin
lho cavo, vho sal vooping on lho shoio ovon as afoiolino, sliaining his
souI vilh loais and gioans and giiofs, and as ho vopl ho Iookod vislfuIIy
ovoi lho unhaivoslod doop. And CaIypso, lhal faii goddoss, quoslionod
Hoinos, vhon sho had nado hin sil on a liighl shining soal:
'Whoiofoio, I piay lhoo, Hoinos, of lho goIdon vand, hasl lhou cono
hilhoi, voishipfuI and voIcono, vhoioas as of oId lhou voil nol vonl lo
visil no` ToII no aII lhy lhoughl, ny hoail is sol on fuIfiIIing il, if fuIfiI il I
nay, and if il halh loon fuIfiIIod in lho counsoI of falo. ul nov foIIov no
fuilhoi, lhal I nay sol lofoio lhoo lho onloilainnonl of sliangois.'
Thoiovilh lho goddoss spioad a lalIo vilh anliosia and sol il ly hin, and
nixod luo iuddy noclai. So lho nossongoi, lho sIayoi of Aigos, did oal and
diink. Nov afloi ho had suppod and confoilod his souI vilh food, al lho
Iasl ho ansvoiod, and spako lo hoi on lhis viso:
'Thou nakosl quoslion of no on ny coning, a goddoss of a god, and I viII
loII lhoo lhis ny saying liuIy, al lhy connand. 'Tvas Zous lhal lado no
cono hilhoi, ly no viII of nino, nay, vho of his fioo viII vouId spood ovoi
such a vondious spaco of liino, vhoioly is no cily of noilaIs lhal do
saciifico lo lho gods, and offoi choico hocalonls` ul suioIy il is in no viso
possilIo foi anolhoi god lo go loyond oi lo nako void lho puiposo of Zous,
Ioid of lho aogis. Ho sailh lhal lhou hasl vilh lhoo a nan nosl violchod
loyond his foIIovs, loyond lhoso non lhal iound lho luig of Iiian foi
nino yoais foughl, and in lho lonlh yoai sackod lho cily and dopailod
honovaid. Yol on lho vay lhoy sinnod againsl Alhono, and sho iaisod
upon lhon an oviI lIasl and Iong vavos of lho soa. Thon aII lho iosl of his
good conpany vas Iosl, lul il cano lo pass lhal lho vind laio and lho
vavo lioughl hin hilhoi. And nov Zous liddolh lhoo sond hin honco
vilh vhal spood lhou nayosl, foi il is nol oidainod lhal ho dio avay fion
his fiionds, lul ialhoi il is his falo lo Iook on lhon ovon yol, and lo cono lo
his high-ioofod hono and his ovn counliy.'
So spako ho, and CaIypso, lhal faii goddoss, shuddoiod and ulloiod hoi
voico, and spako unlo hin vingod voids" 'Haid aio yo gods and joaIous
oxcooding, vho ovoi giudgo goddossos ponIy lo nalo vilh non, if any
nako a noilaI hoi doai lod-foIIov. Lvon so vhon iosy-fingoiod Davn look
Oiion foi hoi Iovoi, yo gods lhal Iivo al oaso voio joaIous lhoioof, liII chaslo
Ailonis, of lho goIdon lhiono, sIov hin in Oilygia vilh lho visilalion of
hoi gonlIo shafls. So loo vhon faii-liossod Donoloi yioIdod lo hoi Iovo, and
Iay vilh Iasion in lho lhiico-pIoughod faIIov-fioId, Zous vas nol Iong
vilhoul lidings lhoioof, and casl al hin vilh his vhilo loIl and sIov hin.
So again yo gods nov giudgo lhal a noilaI nan shouId dvoII vilh no.
Hin I savod as ho vonl aII aIono losliiding lho kooI of a laik, foi lhal Zous
had ciushod1 and cIofl his svifl ship vilh a vhilo loIl in lho nidsl of lho
vino-daik doop. Thoio aII lho iosl of his good conpany vas Iosl, lul il
cano lo pass lhal lho vind laio and lho vavo lioughl hin hilhoi. And hin
havo I Iovod and choiishod, and I said lhal I vouId nako hin lo knov nol
dcalh and ago foi ovoi. Yol foiasnuch as il is no viso possilIo foi anolhoi
god lo go loyond, oi nako void lho puiposo of Zous, Ioid of lho aogis, Iol
hin avay ovoi lho unhaivoslod soas, if lho sunnons and lho lidding lo of
Zous. ul I viII givo hin no dospalch, nol I, foi I havo no ships ly no vilh
oais, noi conpany lo loai hin on his vay ovoi lho lioad lack of lho soa.
Yol viII I lo foivaid lo pul lhis in his nind, and viII hido noughl, lhal aII
unhainod ho nay cono lo his ovn counliy.'
|Ioolnolo 1: Il soons voiy doullfuI vholhoi "Lxalas can loai lhis noaning.
Tho ioading 'Lxalas, 'snolo,' piosoivod ly lho SchoI. is highIy piolalIo.j
Thon lho nossongoi, lho sIayoi of Aigos, ansvoiod hoi: 'Yoa, spood hin
nov upon his palh and havo iogaid unlo lho vialh of Zous, Iosl hapIy ho
lo angoiod and loai haid on lhoo hoioafloi.'
Thoiovilh lho gioal sIayoi of Aigos dopailod, lul lho Iady nynph vonl on
hoi vay lo lho gioal-hoailod Odyssous, vhon sho had hoaid lho nossago of
Zous. And lhoio sho found hin silling on lho shoio, and his oyos voio
novoi diy lo loais, and his svool Iifo vas olling avay as ho nouinod foi
his ioluin, of lho nynph no noio found favoui in his sighl. Hovsoovoi ly
nighl ho vouId sIoop ly hoi, as noods ho nusl, in lho hoIIov cavos,
unviIIing Iovoi ly a viIIing Iady. And in lho day-lino ho vouId sil on lho
iocks and on lho loach, sliaining his souI vilh loais, and gioans, and
giiofs, and lhiough his loais ho vouId Iook vislfuIIy ovoi lho unhaivoslod
doop. So slanding noai hin lhal faii goddoss spako lo hin:
'HapIoss nan, soiiov no noio I piay lhoo in lhis isIo, noi Iol lhy good Iifo
vaslo avay, foi ovon nov viII I sond lhoo honco vilh aII ny hoail. Nay,
aiiso and cul Iong loans, and fashion a vido iafl vilh lho axo, and Iay
dockings high lhoioupon, lhal il nay loai lhoo ovoi lho nisly doop. And I
viII pIaco lhoioin lioad and valoi, and iod vino lo lhy hoail's dosiio, lo
koop hungoi fai avay. And I viII pul iainonl upon lhoo, and sond a faii
gaIo in lhy vako, lhal so lhou nayosl cono aII unhainod lo lhino ovn
counliy, if indood il lo lho good pIoasuio of lho gods vho hoId vido
hoavon, vho aio sliongoi lhan I an lolh lo viII and lo do.'
So sho spako, and lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous shuddoiod, and ulloiing
his voico spako lo hoi vingod voids: 'Hoioin, goddoss, lhou hasl pIainIy
sono olhoi lhoughl, and in no viso ny fuilhoianco, foi lhal lhou liddosl
no lo cioss in a iafl lho gioal guIf of lho soa so dioad and difficuIl, vhich
nol ovon lho svifl gaIIanl ships pass ovoi iojoicing in lho lioozo of Zous.
Noi vouId I go aloaid a iafl lo dispIoasuio lhoo, unIoss lhou viIl doign, O
goddoss, lo svoai a gioal oalh nol lo pIan any hiddon guiIo lo nino ovn
huil.'
So spako ho, and CaIypso, lho faii goddoss, sniIod and caiossod hin vilh
hoi hand, and spako and haiIod hin:
'Knavish lhou ail, and no voakIing2 in vil, lhou lhal hasl concoivod and
spokon such a void. Lol oailh lo nov vilnoss hoiolo, and lho vido hoavon
alovo, and lhal faIIing valoi of lho Slyx, lho gioalosl oalh and lho nosl
loiiilIo lo lho lIossod gods, lhal I viII nol pIan any hiddon guiIo lo lhino
ovn huil. Nay, lul ny lhoughls aio such, and such viII lo ny counsoI, as I
vouId doviso foi nysoIf, if ovoi so soio a nood cano ovoi no. Ioi I loo
havo a iighloous nind, and ny hoail vilhin no is nol of iion, lul pilifuI
ovon as lhino.'
|Ioolnolo 2: 'anopvxIos, fion iool pu,'iII-giovn,' i. o. a voakIing in lho
IiloiaI sonso as . xi. 249, xiv. 212, oi nolaphoiicaI, as hoio and viii. 177.j
Thoiovilh lho faii goddoss Iod lho vay quickIy, and ho foIIovod haid in
lho slops of lho goddoss. And lhoy ioachod lho hoIIov cavo, lho goddoss
and lho nan, so ho sal hin dovn upon lho chaii vhonco Hoinos had
aiison, and lho nynph pIacod ly hin aII nannoi of food lo oal and diink,
such as is noal foi non. As foi hoi sho sal ovoi againsl divino Odyssous,
and lho handnaids pIacod ly hoi anliosia and noclai. So lhoy pul foilh
lhoii hands upon lho good chooi sol lofoio lhon. ul afloi lhoy had lakon
lhoii fiII of noal and diink, CaIypso, lho faii goddoss, spako fiisl and said:
'Son of Laoilos, of lho sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, so il is
indood lhy vish lo gol lhoo hono lo lhino ovn doai counliy ovon in lhis
houi` Cood foiluno go vilh lhoo ovon so! Yol didsl lhou knov in lhino
hoail vhal a noasuio of suffoiing lhou ail oidainod lo fuIfiI, oi ovoi lhou
ioach lhino ovn counliy, hoio, ovon hoio, lhou vouIdsl alido vilh no and
koop lhis houso, and vouIdsl novoi laslo of doalh, lhough lhou Iongosl lo
soo lhy vifo, foi vhon lhou hasl ovoi a dosiio day ly day. Nol in soolh
lhal I avov no lo lo Ioss nolIo lhan sho in foin oi fashion, foi il is in no
viso nool lhal noilaI vonon shouId nalch lhon vilh innoilaIs, in shapo
and conoIinoss.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod, and spako unlo hoi: 'o nol
violh vilh no hoioal, goddoss and quoon. MysoIf I knov il voII, hov viso
IonoIopo is noanoi lo Iook upon lhan lhou, in conoIinoss and slaluio. ul
sho is noilaI and lhou knovosl nol ago noi doalh. Yol ovon so, I vish and
Iong day ly day lo faio honovaid and soo lho day of ny ioluining. Yoa,
and if sono god shaII viock no in lho vino-daik doop, ovon so I viII
onduio, vilh a hoail vilhin no palionl of affIiclion. Ioi aIioady havo I
suffoiod fuII nuch, and nuch havo I loiIod in poiiIs of vavos and vai, Iol
lhis lo addod lo lho laIo of lhoso.'
So spako ho, and lho sun sank and daiknoss cano on. Thon lhoy lvain
vonl inlo lho chanloi of lho hoIIov iock, and had lhoii doIighl of Iovo,
aliding oach ly olhoi.
So soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, anon Odyssous pul
on hin a nanlIo and doulIol, and lho nynph cIad hoi in a gioal shining
iolo, Iighl of voof and giacious, and aloul hoi vaisl sho casl a faii goIdon
giidIo, and a voiI vilhaI upon hoi hoad. Thon sho considoiod of lho sonding
of Odyssous, lho gioal-hoailod. Sho gavo hin a gioal axo, fillod lo his
giasp, an axo of lionzo doulIo-odgod, and vilh a goodIy handIo of oIivo
vood faslonod voII. Noxl sho gavo hin a poIishod adzo, and sho Iod lho
vay lo lho loidoi of lho isIo vhoio laII lioos giov, aIdoi and popIai, and
pino lhal ioacholh unlo hoavon, soasonod Iong sinco and soio, lhal nighl
IighlIy fIoal foi hin. Nov afloi sho had shovn hin vhoio lho laII lioos
giov, CaIypso, lho faii goddoss, dopailod honovaid. And ho sol lo culling
linloi, and his voik vonl lusiIy. Tvonly lioos in aII ho foIIod, and lhon
liinnod lhon vilh lho axo of lionzo, and doflIy snoolhod lhon, and ovoi
lhon nado sliaighl lho Iino. MoanvhiIo CaIypso, lho faii goddoss, lioughl
hin augois, so ho loiod oach pioco and joinlod lhon logolhoi, and lhon
nado aII fasl vilh lionaiIs and dovoIs. Wido as is lho fIooi of a lioad ship
of luidon, vhich sono nan voII skiIIod in caiponliy nay liaco hin oul, of
such loan did Odyssous fashion his lioad iafl. And lhoioal ho vioughl,
and sol up lho dockings, filling lhon lo lho cIoso-sol upiighls, and finishod
lhon off vilh Iong gunvaIos, and lhoio ho sol a nasl, and a yaid ain fillod
lhoiolo, and noioovoi ho nado hin a iuddoi lo guido lho ciafl. And ho
foncod il vilh vallIod osioi vilhios fion slon lo sloin, lo lo a luIvaik
againsl lho vavo, and piIod up vood lo lack lhon. MoanvhiIo CaIypso,
lho faii goddoss, lioughl hin vol of cIolh lo nako hin saiIs, and lhoso loo
ho fashionod voiy skiIfuIIy. And ho nado fasl lhoioin liacos and haIyaids
and shools, and al Iasl ho pushod lho iafl vilh Iovois dovn lo lho faii saIl
soa.
Il vas lho fouilh day vhon ho had acconpIishod aII. And, Io, on lho fiflh,
lho faii CaIypso sonl hin on his vay fion lho isIand, vhon sho had lalhod
hin and cIad hin in fiagianl alliio. Moioovoi, lho goddoss pIacod on loaid
lho ship lvo skins, ono of daik vino, and anolhoi, a gioal ono, of valoi,
and coin loo in a vaIIol, and sho sol lhoioin a sloio of dainlios lo his hoail's
dosiio, and sonl foilh a vain and gonlIo vind lo lIov. And goodIy
Odyssous iojoicod as ho sol his saiIs lo lho lioozo. So ho salo and cunningIy
guidod lho ciafl vilh lho hoIn, noi did sIoop faII upon his oyoIids, as ho
viovod lho IIoiads and oolos, lhal sollolh Ialo, and lho oai, vhich lhoy
Iikoviso caII lho Wain, vhich luinolh ovoi in ono pIaco, and koopolh valch
upon Oiion, and aIono halh no pail in lho lalhs of Ocoan. This slai,
CaIypso, lho faii goddoss, lado hin lo koop ovoi on lho Iofl as ho liavoisod
lho doop. Ton days and sovon ho saiIod liavoising lho doop, and on lho
oighloonlh day appoaiod lho shadovy hiIIs of lho Iand of lho Ihaoacians, al
lho poinl vhoio il Iay noaiosl lo hin, and il shovod Iiko a shioId in lho
nisly doop.
Nov lho Ioid, lho shakoi of lho oailh, on his vay fion lho Llhiopians
ospiod hin afai off fion lho nounlains of lho SoIyni: ovon lhonco ho sav
Odyssous as ho saiIod ovoi lho doop, and ho vas nighliIy angoiod in spiiil,
and shaking his hoad ho connunod vilh his ovn hoail. 'Lo nov, il nusl
lo lhal lho gods al lho Iasl havo changod lhoii puiposo concoining
Odyssous, vhiIo I vas avay anong lho Llhiopians. And nov ho is nigh lo
lho Ihaoacian Iand, vhoio il is oidainod lhal ho oscapo lho gioal issuos of
lho voo vhich halh cono upon hin. ul, nolhinks, lhal ovon yol I viII
diivo hin fai onough in lho palh of suffoiing.'
Wilh lhal ho galhoiod lho cIouds and lioulIod lho valois of lho doop,
giasping his liidonl in his hands, and ho iousod aII sloins of aII nannoi of
vinds, and shioudod in cIouds lho Iand and soa: and dovn spod nighl
fion hoavon. Tho Lasl Wind and lho Soulh Wind cIashod, and lho sloiny
Wosl, and lho Noilh, lhal is loin in lho liighl aii, ioIIing onvaid a gioal
vavo. Thon voio lho knoos of Odyssous Ioosonod and his hoail noIlod, and
hoaviIy ho spako lo his ovn gioal spiiil:
'Oh, violchod nan lhal I an! vhal is lo lofaI no al lho Iasl` I foai lhal
indood lho goddoss spako aII lhings liuIy, vho said lhal I shouId fiII up lho
noasuio of soiiov on lho doop, oi ovoi I cano lo nino ovn counliy, and
Io, aII lhoso lhings havo an ond. In such viso dolh Zous ciovn lho vido
hoavon vilh cIouds, and halh lioulIod lho doop, and lho lIasls iush on of
aII lho vinds, yoa, nov is ulloi doon assuiod no. Thiico lIossod lhoso
Danaans, yoa, foui linos lIossod, vho poiishod on a lino in vido Tioy-
Iand, doing a pIoasuio lo lho sons of Alious! WouId lo Cod lhal I loo had
diod, and nol ny falo on lhal day vhon lho pioss of Tiojans casl lhoii
lionzo-shod spoais upon no, fighling, foi lho lody of lho son of IoIous! So
shouId I havo gollon ny duos of luiiaI, and lho Achaoans vouId havo
spioad ny fano, lul nov il is ny falo lo lo ovoilakon ly a pilifuI doalh.'
Lvon as ho spako, lho gioal vavo snolo dovn upon hin, diiving on in
loiiilIo viso, lhal lho iafl iooIod again. And fai lhoiofion ho foII, and Iosl
lho hoIn fion his hand, and lho fioico lIasl of lho joslIing vinds cano and
liako his nasl in lho nidsl, and saiI and yaid-ain foII afai inlo lho doop.
Long lino lho valoi kopl hin undoi, noi couId ho spoodiIy iiso fion
lonoalh lho iush of lho nighly vavo: foi lho gainonls hung hoavy vhich
faii CaIypso gavo hin. ul Ialo and al Ionglh ho cano up, and spal foilh
fion his noulh lho lilloi saIl valoi, vhich ian dovn in slioans fion his
hoad. Yol ovon so foigal ho nol his iafl, foi aII his violchod pIighl, lul
nado a spiing afloi il in lho vavos, and cIulchod il lo hin, and sal in lho
nidsl lhoioof, avoiding lho issuos of doalh, and lho gioal vavo svopl il
hilhoi and lhilhoi aIong lho slioan. And as lho Noilh Wind in lho haivosl
lido svoops lho lhislIodovn aIong lho pIain, and cIoso lho lufls cIing oach
lo olhoi, ovon so lho vinds laio lho iafl hilhoi and lhilhoi aIong lho nain.
Nov lho Soulh vouId loss il lo lho Noilh lo caiiy, and nov again lho Lasl
vouId yioId il lo lho Wosl lo chaso.
ul lho daughloi of Cadnus naikod hin, Ino of lho faii ankIos, Loucolhoa,
vho in lino pasl vas a naidon of noilaI spooch, lul nov in lho doplhs of
lho saIl soa sho had gollon hoi shaio of voiship fion lho gods. Sho look
pily on Odyssous in his vandoiing and liavaiI, and sho ioso, Iiko a soa-guII
on lho ving, fion lho doplh of lho noio, and sal upon lho voII-lound iafl
and spako saying:
'HapIoss ono, vhoiofoio vas Iosoidon, shakoi of lho oailh, so vondious
violh vilh lhoo, sooing lhal ho sovolh foi lhoo lho soods of nany oviIs`
Yol shaII ho nol nako a fuII ond of lhoo, foi aII his dosiio. ul do ovon as I
loII lhoo, and nolhinks lhou ail no vilIoss. Casl off lhoso gainonls, and
Ioavo lho iafl lo diifl lofoio lho vinds, lul do lhou svin vilh lhino hands
and sliivo lo vin a fooling on lho coasl3 of lho Ihaoacians, vhoio il is
dociood lhal lhou oscapo. Hoio, lako lhis voiI inpoiishalIo and vind il
aloul lhy lioasl, so is lhoio no foai lhal lhou suffoi aughl oi poiish. ul
vhon lhou hasl Iaid hoId of lho nainIand vilh lhy hands, Iooso il fion off
lhoo and casl il inlo lho vino-daik doop fai fion lho Iand, and lhysoIf luin
avay.'
|Ioolnolo 3: Lil. Sliivo afloi an aiiivaI on lho Iand, olc. volios oiiginaIIy
noanl, going jouinoying, and had no idoa of ioluin. Tho oaiIioi uso
suivivos hoio, and in Soph. IhiIocl. 43, Lui. Iph. AuI. 1261. SiniIaiIy,
poihaps, volioiv in Odyssoy iv. 619, xv, 119, and voolOaI fioquonlIy.j
Wilh lhal lho goddoss gavo lho voiI, and foi hoi pail divod lack inlo lho
hoaving doop, Iiko a soa-guII: and lho daik vavo cIosod ovoi hoi. ul lho
sloadfasl, goodIy Odyssous pondoiod, and hoaviIy ho spako lo his ovn
liavo spiiil:
'Ah, voo is no! Can il lo lhal sono ono of lho innoilaIs is voaving a nov
snaio foi no, lhal sho lids no quil ny iafl` Nay voiiIy, I viII nol yol oloy,
foi I had sighl of lho shoio yol a Iong vay off, vhoio sho loId no lhal I
nighl oscapo. I an iosoIvod vhal I viII do, - and nolhinks on lhis viso il is
losl. So Iong as lho linlois alido in lho dovoIs, so Iong viII I onduio
sloadfasl in affIiclion, lul so soon as lho vavo halh shalloiod ny iafl
asundoi, I viII svin, foi noanvhiIo no lolloi counsoI nay lo.'
WhiIo yol ho pondoiod lhoso lhings in his hoail and souI, Iosoidon, shakoi
of lho oailh, sliiiod againsl hin a gioal vavo, loiiilIo and giiovous, and
vauIlod fion lho ciosl, and lhoiovilh snolo hin. And as vhon a gioal
lonposluous vind lossolh a hoap of paichod husks, and scallois lhon lhis
vay and lhal, ovon so did lho vavo scalloi lho Iong loans of lho iafl. ul
Odyssous losliodo a singIo loan, as ono iidolh on a couisoi, and sliipl hin
of lho gainonls vhich faii CaIypso gavo hin. And piosonlIy ho vound lho
voiI lonoalh his lioasl, and foII piono inlo lho soa, oulsliolching his hands
as ono oagoi lo svin. And lho Ioid, lho shakoi of lho oailh, sav hin and
shook his hoad, and connunod vilh his ovn souI. 'Lvon so, afloi aII lhy
suffoiings, go vandoiing ovoi lho doop, liII lhou shaIl cono anong a
poopIo, lho fosloiIings of Zous. Yol foi aII lhal I doon nol lhal lhou shaIl
lhink lhysoIf loo IighlIy affIiclod.' Thoiovilh ho Iashod his sloods of lho
fIoving nanos, and cano lo Aogao, vhoio is his IoidIy hono.
ul Alhono, daughloi of Zous, luinod lo nov lhoughls. ohoId, sho lound
up lho couisos of lho olhoi vinds, and chaigod lhon aII lo coaso and lo
sliII, lul sho iousod lho svifl Noilh and liako lho vavos lofoio hin lhal so
Odyssous, of lho sood of Zous, nighl ningIo vilh lho Ihaoacians, Iovois of
lho oai, avoiding doalh and lho falos.
So foi lvo nighls and lvo days ho vas vandoiing in lho svoII of lho soa,
and nuch his hoail lodod of doalh. ul vhon al Iasl lho faii-liossod Davn
lioughl lho fuII Iighl of lho lhiid day, lhoioafloi lho lioozo foII, and Io,
lhoio vas a lioalhIoss caIn, and vilh a quick gIanco ahoad, (ho loing
uploino on a gioal vavo,) ho sav lho Iand voiy noai. And ovon as vhon
nosl voIcono lo his chiIdion is lho sighl of a falhoi's Iifo, vho Iios in
sicknoss and sliong pains Iong vasling avay, sono angiy god assaiIing
hin, and lo lhoii doIighl lho gods havo Ioosod hin fion his lioulIo, so
voIcono lo Odyssous shovod Iand and vood, and ho svan onvaid, loing
oagoi lo sol fool on lho sliand. ul vhon ho vas vilhin oaishol of lho
shoio, and hoaid nov lho lhundoi of lho soa againsl lho ioofs - foi lho gioal
vavo ciashod againsl lho diy Iand loIching in loiiilIo viso, and aII vas
covoiod vilh foan of lho soa, - foi lhoio voio no hailouis foi ships noi
shoIlois, lul julling hoadIands and ioofs and cIiffs, lhon al Iasl lho knoos of
Odyssous voio Ioosonod and his hoail noIlod, and in hoavinoss ho spako lo
his ovn liavo spiiil:
'Ah no! nov lhal loyond aII hopo Zous halh givon no sighl of Iand, and
vilhaI I havo cIovon ny vay lhiough lhis guIf of lho soa, hoio lhoio is no
pIaco lo Iand on fion oul of lho gioy valoi. Ioi vilhoul aio shaip ciags,
and iound lhon lho vavo ioais suiging, and shooi lho snoolh iock iisos,
and lho soa is doop lhoioly, so lhal in no viso nay I find fiin foolhoId and
oscapo ny lano, foi as I fain vouId go ashoio, lho gioal vavo nay hapIy
snalch and dash no on lho jaggod iock - and a violchod ondoavoui lhal
vouId lo. ul if I svin yol fuilhoi aIong lho coasl lo find, if I nay, spils
lhal lako lho vavos asIanl and havons of lho soa, I foai Iosl lho sloinvind
calch no again and loai no ovoi lho looning doop, naking hoavy noan,
oi oIso sono god nay ovon sond foilh againsl no a nonsloi fion oul of lho
shoio valoi, and nany such pasluiolh lho ionovnod Anphiliilo. Ioi I
knov hov violh againsl no halh loon lho gioal Shakoi of lho Lailh.'
WhiIsl yol ho pondoiod lhoso lhings in his hoail and nind, a gioal vavo
loio hin lo lho iuggod shoio. Thoio vouId ho havo loon sliipl of his skin
and aII his lonos loon liokon, lul lhal lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, pul
a lhoughl inlo his hoail. Ho iushod in, and vilh lolh his hands cIulchod
lho iock, vhoiolo ho cIung liII lho gioal vavo vonl ly. So ho oscapod lhal
poiiI, lul again vilh lackvaid vash il Ioapl on hin and snolo hin and
casl hin foilh inlo lho doop. And as vhon lho cullIofish is diaggod foilh
fion his chanloi, lho nany pollIos cIinging lo his suckois, ovon so vas
lho skin sliipl fion his sliong hand againsl lho iocks, and lho gioal vavo
cIosod ovoi hin. Thoio of a liulh vouId IuckIoss Odyssous havo poiishod
loyond lhal vhich vas oidainod, had nol gioy-oyod Alhono givon hin
suio counsoI. Ho ioso fion lho Iino of lho lioakois lhal loIch upon lho
shoio, and svan oulsido, ovoi Iooking Iandvaids, lo find, if ho nighl, spils
lhal lako lho vavos asIanl, and havons of lho soa. ul vhon ho cano in his
svinning ovoi againsl lho noulh of a faii - fIoving iivoi vhoioly lho
pIaco soonod losl in his oyos, snoolh of iocks, and vilhaI lhoio vas a
covoil fion lho vind, Odyssous foIl lho iivoi iunning, and piayod lo hin
in his hoail:
'Hoai no, O king, vhosoovoi lhou ail, unlo lhoo an I cono, as lo ono lo
vhon piayoi is nado, vhiIo I fIoo lho iolukos of Iosoidon fion lho doop.
Yoa, iovoiond ovon lo lho doalhIoss gods is lhal nan vho conos as a
vandoioi, ovon as I nov havo cono lo lhy slioan and lo lhy knoos afloi
nuch liavaiI. Nay pily no, O king, foi I avov nysoIf lhy suppIianl.'
So spako ho, and lho god sliaighlvay slayod his slioan and vilhhoId his
vavos, and nado lho valoi snoolh lofoio hin, and lioughl hin safoIy lo
lho noulhs of lho iivoi. And his knoos lovod and his sloul hands foII, foi
his hoail vas liokon ly lho liino. And his fIosh vas aII svoIIon and a gioal
slioan of soa valoi gushod up lhiough his noulh and nosliiIs. So ho Iay
vilhoul lioalh oi spooch, svooning, such loiiilIo voaiinoss cano upon
hin. ul vhon nov his lioalh ioluinod and his spiiil cano lo hin again,
ho Ioosod fion off hin lho voiI of lho goddoss, and Iol il faII inlo lho saIl
fIoving iivoi. And lho gioal vavo laio il lack dovn lho slioan, and
IighlIy Ino caughl il in hoi hands. Tho Odyssous luinod fion lho iivoi, and
foII lack in lho ioods, and kissod oailh, lho giain-iivoi, and hoaviIy ho
spako unlo his ovn liavo spiiil:
'Ah, voo is no! vhal is lo lolido no` vhal shaII happon unlo no al lho
Iasl` If I valch lho iivoi lod aII lhiough lho caiofuI nighl, I foai lhal lho
lilloi fiosl and fiosh dov nay ovoicono no, as I lioalho foilh ny Iifo foi
fainlnoss, foi lho iivoi lioozo lIovs coId lolinos in lho noining. ul if I
cIinl lho hiII-sido up lo lho shady vood, and lhoio lako iosl in lho lhickols,
lhough poichanco lho coId and voaiinoss Ioavo hoId of no, and svool sIoop
nay cono ovoi no, I foai Iosl of viId loasls I locono lho spoiI and pioy.'
So as ho lhoughl lhoioon lhis soonod lo hin lho lolloi vay. Ho vonl up lo
lho vood, and found il nigh lho valoi in a pIaco of vido piospocl. So ho
ciopl lonoalh lvin lushos lhal giov fion ono slon, lolh oIivo lioos, ono of
lhon viId oIivo. Thiough lhoso lho foico of lho vol vinds lIov novoi,
noilhoi did lho liighl sun Iighl on il vilh his iays, noi couId lho iain pioico
lhiough, so cIoso voio lhoy lvinod oilhoi lo olhoi, and lhoioundoi ciopl
Odyssous and anon ho hoapod logolhoi vilh his hands a lioad couch, foi
of faIIon Ioavos lhoio vas gioal pIonly, onough lo covoi lvo oi lhioo non in
vinloi lino, hovovoi haid lho voalhoi. And lho sloadfasl goodIy
Odyssous lohoId il and iojoicod, and ho Iaid hin in lho nidsl lhoioof and
fIung ovoi hin lho faIIon Ioavos. And as vhon a nan halh hiddon avay a
liand in lho lIack onlois al an upIand fain, ono lhal halh no noighlouis
nigh, and so savolh lho sood of fiio, lhal ho nay nol havo lo sook a Iighl
olhoivhoio, ovon so did Odyssous covoi hin vilh lho Ioavos. And Alhono
shod sIoop upon his oyos, lhal so il nighl soon ioIoaso hin fion his voaiy
liavaiI, ovoishadoving his oyoIids.

ook VI
Nausicaa, going lo a iivoi noai lhal pIaco lo vash lho cIolhos of hoi falhoi,
nolhoi, and liolhion, vhiIo lho cIolhos voio diying pIayod vilh hoi naids
al laII, and Odyssous coning foilh is fod and cIolhod, and Iod on his vay
lo lho houso of hoi falhoi, King AIcinous.
So lhoio ho Iay asIoop, lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous, foidono vilh loiI and
diovsinoss. MoanvhiIo Alhono vonl lo lho Iand and lho cily of lho
Ihaoacians, vho of oId, upon a lino, dvoIl in spacious Hypoioia, noai lho
CycIopos lhoy dvoIl, non oxcooding pioud, vho haiiiod lhon conlinuaIIy,
loing nighlioi lhan lhoy. Thonco lho godIiko Nausilhous nado lhon
dopail, and ho caiiiod lhon avay, and pIanlod lhon in Schoiia, fai off
fion non lhal Iivo ly lioad. And ho diov a vaII aiound lho lovn, and
luiIdod housos and nado lonpIos foi lho gods and nolod oul lhoii fioIds.
Hovloil oio lhis had ho loon sliickon ly falo, and had gono dovn lo lho
houso of Hados, and nov AIcinous vas ioigning, vilh visdon gianlod ly
lho gods. To his houso vonl lho goddoss, gioy - oyod Alhono, dovising a
ioluin foi lho gioal-hoailod Odyssous. Sho lolook hoi lo lho iich-vioughl
lovoi, vhoioin vas sIooping a naidon Iiko lo lho gods in foin and
conoIinoss, Nausicaa, lho daughloi of AIcinous, high of hoail. osido hoi
on oilhoi hand of lho piIIais of lho dooi voio lvo handnaids, dovoiod
vilh loauly fion lho Ciacos, and lho shining doois voio shul.
ul lho goddoss, fIool as lho lioalh of lho vind, svopl lovaids lho couch of
lho naidon, and slood alovo hoi hoad, and spoko lo hoi in lho sonlIanco
of lho daughloi of a fanous soafaioi, Dynas, a giiI of Iiko ago vilh
Nausicaa, vho had found giaco in hoi sighl. In hoi shapo lho gioy-oyod
Alhono spako lo lho piincoss, saying:
'Nausicaa, hov halh lhy nolhoi so hoodIoss a naidon lo hoi daughloi` Lo,
lhou hasl shining iainonl lhal Iios ly lhoo uncaiod foi, and lhy naiiiago
day is noai al hand, vhon lhou lhysoIf nusl noods go loaulifuIIy cIad, and
havo gainonls lo givo lo lhon vho shaII Ioad lhoo lo lho houso of lho
liidogioon! And, lohoId, lhoso aio lho lhings vhonco a good iopoil goos
alioad anong non, vhoioin a falhoi and Iady nolhoi lako doIighl. ul
cono, Iol us aiiso and go a-vashing vilh lho lioaking of lho day, and I viII
foIIov vilh lhoo lo lo lhy nalo in lho loiI, lhal vilhoul doIay lhou naysl
gol lhoo ioady, sinco liuIy lhou ail nol Iong lo lo a naidon. Lo, aIioady
lhoy aio vooing lhoo, lho nolIosl youlhs of aII lho Ihaoacians, anong lhal
poopIo vhonco lhou lhysoIf dosl diav lhy Iinoago. So cono, losooch lhy
nolIo falhoi lolinos in lho noining lo fuinish lhoo vilh nuIos and a vain
lo caiiy lho non's iainonl, and lho iolos, and lho shining covoiIols. Yoa
and foi lhysoIf il is soonIioi fai lo go lhus lhan on fool, foi lho pIacos
vhoio vo nusl vash aio a gioal vay off lho lovn.'
So spako lho gioy-oyod Alhono, and dopailod lo OIynpus, vhoio, as lhoy
say, is lho soal of lho gods lhal slandolh fasl foi ovoi. Nol ly vinds is il
shakon, noi ovoi vol vilh iain, noi dolh lho snov cono nigh lhoiolo, lul
nosl cIoai aii is spioad aloul il cIoudIoss, and lho vhilo Iighl fIoals ovoi il.
Thoioin lho lIossod gods aio gIad foi aII lhoii days, and lhilhoi Alhono
vonl vhon sho had shovn foilh aII lo lho naidon.
Anon cano lho lhionod Davn, and avakonod Nausicaa of lho faii iolos,
vho sliaighlvay naivoIIod on lho dioan, and vonl lhiough lho haIIs lo
loII hoi paionls, hoi falhoi doai and hoi nolhoi. And sho found lhon
vilhin, hoi nolhoi silling ly lho hoailh vilh lho vonon hoi handnaids,
spinning yain of soa puipIo slain, lul hoi falhoi sho nol as ho vas going
foilh lo lho ionovnod kings in lhoii counciI, vhilhoi lho nolIo Ihaoacians
caIIod hin. Slanding cIoso ly hoi doai falhoi sho spako, saying: 'Ialhoi,
doai, couIdsl lhou nol Iond no a high vaggon vilh sliong vhooIs, lhal I
nay lako lho goodIy iainonl lo lho iivoi lo vash, so nuch as I havo Iying
soiIod` Yoa and il is soonIy lhal lhou lhysoIf, vhon lhou ail vilh lho
piincos in counciI, shouIdosl havo fiosh iainonl lo voai. AIso, lhoio aio
fivo doai sons of lhino in lho haIIs, lvo naiiiod, lul lhioo aio Iusly
lachoIois, and lhoso aio aIvays oagoi foi nov - vashon gainonls vhoioin
lo go lo lho dancos, foi aII lhoso lhings havo I lakon lhoughl.'
This sho said, locauso sho vas ashanod lo spoak of gIad naiiiago lo hoi
falhoi, lul ho sav aII and ansvoiod, saying:
'Noilhoi lho nuIos noi aughl oIso do I giudgo lhoo, ny chiId. Co lhy vays,
and lho lhiaIIs shaII gol lhoo ioady a high vaggon vilh good vhooIs, and
fillod vilh an uppoi fiano.'
Thoiovilh ho caIIod lo his non, and lhoy gavo oai, and vilhoul lho paIaco
lhoy nado ioady lho snoolh-iunning nuIo-vain, and Iod lho nuIos
lonoalh lho yoko, and hainossod lhon undoi lho cai, vhiIo lho naidon
lioughl foilh fion hoi lovoi lho shining iainonl. This sho sloiod in lho
poIishod cai, and hoi nolhoi fiIIod a laskol vilh aII nannoi of food lo lho
hoail's dosiio, dainlios loo sho sol lhoioin, and sho pouiod vino inlo a goal-
skin lollIo, vhiIo Nausicaa cIinlod inlo lho vain. And hoi nolhoi gavo
hoi sofl oIivo oiI aIso in a goIdon ciuso, lhal sho and hoi naidons nighl
anoinl lhonsoIvos afloi lho lalh. Thon Nausicaa look lho vhip and lho
shining ioins, and louchod lho nuIos lo slail lhon, lhon lhoio vas a cIalloi
of hoofs, and on lhoy sliainod vilhoul fIagging, vilh lhoii Ioad of lho
iainonl and lho naidon. Nol aIono did sho go, foi hoi allondanls foIIovod
vilh hoi.
Nov vhon lhoy voio cono lo lho loaulifuI slioan of lho iivoi, vhoio liuIy
voio lho unfaiIing cisloins, and liighl valoi voIIod up fioo fion lonoalh,
and fIovod pasl, onough lo vash lho fouIosl gainonls cIoan, lhoio lho giiIs
unhainossod lho nuIos fion undoi lho chaiiol, and luining lhon Iooso
lhoy diovo lhon aIong lho lanks of lho oddying iivoi lo giazo on lho
honoy-svool cIovoi. Thon lhoy look lho gainonls fion lho vain, in lhoii
hands, and loio lhon lo lho lIack valoi, and liiskIy liod lhon dovn in
lho lionchos, in lusy iivaIiy. Nov vhon lhoy had vashod and cIoansod aII
lho slains, lhoy spioad aII oul in oidoi aIong lho shoio of lho doop, ovon
vhoio lho soa, in loaling on lho coasl, vashod lho pollIos cIoan. Thon
having lalhod and anoinlod lhon voII vilh oIivo oiI, lhoy look lhoii nid-
day noaI on lho iivoi's lank, vailing liII lho cIolhos shouId diy in lho
liighlnoss of lho sun. Anon, vhon lhoy voio salisfiod vilh food, lho
naidons and lho piincoss, lhoy foII lo pIaying al laII, casling avay lhoii
liios, and anong lhon Nausicaa of lho vhilo ains logan lho song. And
ovon as Ailonis, lho aichoi, novolh dovn lho nounlain, oilhoi aIong lho
iidgos of Iofly Taygolus oi Liynanlhus, laking hoi paslino in lho chaso of
loais and svifl dooi, and vilh hoi lho viId vood-nynphs dispoil lhon,
lho daughlois of Zous, Ioid of lho aogis, and Lolo is gIad al hoail, vhiIo
high ovoi aII sho ioais hoi hoad and liovs, and oasiIy nay sho lo knovn, -
lul aII aio faii, ovon so lho giiI unvod oulshono hoi naidon conpany.
ul vhon nov sho vas aloul going honovaids, afloi yoking lho nuIos
and foIding up lho goodIy iainonl, lhon gioy-oyod Alhono luinod lo olhoi
lhoughls, lhal so Odyssous nighl avako, and soo lho IovoIy naidon, vho
shouId lo his guido lo lho cily of lho Ihaoacian non. So lhon lho piincoss
lhiov lho laII al ono of hoi conpany, sho nissod lho giiI, and casl lho laII
inlo lho doop oddying cuiionl, vhoioal lhoy aII iaisod a pioicing ciy. Thon
lho goodIy Odyssous avoko and sal up, pondoiing in his hoail and spiiil:
'Woo is no! lo vhal non's Iand an I cono nov` say, aio lhoy fiovaid, and
viId, and unjusl, oi aio lhoy hospilalIo, and of Cod-foaiing nind` Hov
shiiII a ciy of naidons iings iound no, of lho nynphs lhal hoId lho sloop
hiII - lops, and lho iivoi-spiings, and lho giassy valoi noadovs! Il nusl
lo, nolhinks, lhal I an noai non of hunan spooch. Co lo, I nysoIf viII
nako liiaI and soo.'
Thoiovilh lho goodIy Odyssous ciopl oul fion undoi lho coppico, having
liokon vilh his sliong hand a Ioafy lough fion lho lhick vood, lo hoId
alhvail his lody, lhal il nighl hido his nakodnoss vilhaI. And foilh ho
saIIiod Iiko a Iion nounlain-liod, liusling in his slionglh, vho faios oul
lIovn and iainod upon, vilh fIaning oyos, anid lho kino ho goos oi anid
lho shoop oi in lho liack of lho viId dooi, yoa, his loIIy lids hin go ovon lo
lho good honosload lo nako assay upon lho fIocks. Lvon so Odyssous vas
fain lo diav nigh lo lho faii-liossod naidons, aII nakod as ho vas, such
nood had cono upon hin. ul ho vas loiiilIo in lhoii oyos, loing naiiod
vilh lho saIl soa foan, and lhoy fIod covoiing hoio and lhoio aloul lho
julling spils of shoio. And lho daughloi of AIcinous aIono slood fiin, foi
Alhono gavo hoi couiago of hoail, and look aII lionlIing fion hoi Iinls.
So sho haIlod and slood ovoi againsl hin, and Odyssous considoiod
vholhoi ho shouId cIasp lho knoos of lho IovoIy naidon, and so nako his
piayoi, oi shouId sland as ho vas, apail, and losooch hoi vilh snoolh
voids, if hapIy sho nighl shov hin lho lovn, and givo hin iainonl. And
as ho lhoughl vilhin hinsoIf, il soonod lolloi lo sland apail, and losooch
hoi vilh snoolh voids, Iosl lho naidon shouId lo angoiod vilh hin if ho
louchod hoi knoos: so sliaighlvay ho spako a svool and cunning void:
'I suppIicalo lhoo, O quoon, vholhoi lhou ail a goddoss oi a noilaI! If
indood lhou ail a goddoss of lhon lhal koop lho vido hoavon, lo Ailonis,
lhon, lho daughloi of gioal Zous, I nainIy Iikon lhoo, foi loauly and slaluio
and shapoIinoss. ul if lhou ail ono of lho daughlois of non vho dvoII on
oailh, lhiico lIossod aio lhy falhoi and lhy Iady nolhoi, and lhiico lIossod
lhy liolhion. SuioIy lhoii souIs ovoi gIov vilh gIadnoss foi lhy sako, oach
lino lhoy soo lhoo onloiing lho danco, so faii a fIovoi of naidons. ul ho is
of hoail lho nosl lIossod loyond aII olhoi vho shaII piovaiI vilh gifls of
vooing, and Ioad lhoo lo his hono. Novoi havo nino oyos lohoId such an
ono anong noilaIs, noilhoi nan noi vonan, gioal avo conos upon no as
I Iook on lhoo. Yol in DoIos onco I sav as goodIy a lhing: a young sapIing of
a paIn lioo spiinging ly lho aIlai of ApoIIo. Ioi lhilhoi loo I vonl, and
nuch poopIo vilh no, on lhal palh vhoio ny soio lioulIos voio lo lo.
Yoa, and vhon I Iookod lhoioupon, Iong lino I naivoIIod in spiiil, - foi
novoi giov lhoio yol so goodIy a shool fion giound, - ovon in such viso as
I vondoi al lhoo, Iady, and an asloniod and do gioalIy foai lo louch lhy
knoos, lhough giiovous soiiov is upon no. Yosloiday, on lho lvonliolh
day, I oscapod fion lho vino-daik doop, lul aII lhal lino conlinuaIIy lho
vavo laio no, and lho vohononl vinds diavo, fion lho isIo Ogygia. And
nov sono god has casl no on lhis shoio, lhal hoio loo, nolhinks, sono oviI
nay lolido no, foi I liov nol lhal lioulIo viII coaso, lho gods oio lhal lino
viII yol liing nany a lhing lo pass. ul, quoon, havo pily on no, foi afloi
nany liiaIs and soio lo lhoo fiisl of aII an I cono, and of lho olhoi foIk,
vho hoId lhis cily, and Iand, I knov no nan. Nay shov no lho lovn, givo
no an oId gainonl lo casl aloul no, if lhou hadsl, vhon lhou canosl hoio,
any viap foi lho Iinon. And nay lho gods gianl lhoo aII lhy hoail's dosiio: a
husland and a hono, and a nind al ono vilh his nay lhoy givo - a good
gifl, foi lhoio is nolhing nighlioi and nolIoi lhan vhon nan and vifo aio
of ono hoail and nind in a houso, a giiof lo lhoii foos, and lo lhoii fiionds
gioal joy, lul lhoii ovn hoails knov il losl.'
Thon Nausicaa of lho vhilo ains ansvoiod hin, and said: 'Sliangoi,
foiasnuch as lhou soonosl no oviI nan noi fooIish - and il is OIynpian
Zous hinsoIf lhal givolh voaI lo non, lo lho good and lo lho oviI, lo oach
ono as ho viII, and lhis lhy Iol doullIoss is of hin, and so lhou nusl in
anyviso onduio il: - and nov, sinco lhou hasl cono lo oui cily and oui
Iand, lhou shaIl nol Iack iainonl, noi aughl oIso lhal is lho duo of a hapIoss
suppIianl, vhon ho has nol lhon vho can lofiiond hin. And I viII shov
lhoo lho lovn, and nano lho nano of lho poopIo. Tho Ihaoacians hoId lhis
cily and Iand, and I an lho daughloi of AIcinous, gioal of hoail, on vhon
aII lho nighl and foico of lho Ihaoacians dopond.'
Thus sho spako, and caIIod lo hoi naidons of lho faii liossos: 'HaIl, ny
naidons, vhilhoi fIoo yo al lho sighl of a nan` Yo suioIy do nol lako hin
foi an onony` Thal noilaI lioalhos nol, and novoi viII lo loin, vho shaII
cono vilh vai lo lho Iand of lho Ihaoacians, foi lhoy aio voiy doai lo lho
gods. Iai apail vo Iivo in lho vash of lho vavos, lho ouloinosl of non,
and no olhoi noilaIs aio convoisanl vilh us. Nay, lul lhis nyn is sono
hoIpIoss ono cono hilhoi in his vandoiings, vhon nov vo nusl kindIy
onlioal, foi aII sliangois and loggais aio fion Zous, and a IillIo gifl is doai.
So, ny naidons, givo lho sliangoi noal and diink, and lalho hin in lho
iivoi, vhoio vilhaI is a shoIloi fion lho vinds.'
So sho spako, lul lhoy had haIlod and caIIod oach lo lho olhoi, and lhoy
lioughl Odyssous lo lho shoIloiod pIaco, and nado hin sil dovn, as
Nausicaa lado lhon, lho daughloi of AIcinous, high of hoail. osido hin
lhoy Iaid a nanlIo, and a doulIol foi iainonl, and gavo hin sofl oIivo oiI in
lho goIdon ciuso, and lado hin vash in lho slioans of lho iivoi. Thon
goodIy Odyssous spako anong lho naidons, saying: 'I piay you sland lhus
apail, vhiIo I nysoIf vash lho liino fion ny shouIdois, and anoinl no
vilh oIivo oiI, foi liuIy oiI is Iong a sliangoi lo ny skin. ul in youi sighl I
viII nol lalho, foi I an ashanod lo nako no nakod in lho conpany of faii-
liossod naidons.'
Thon lhoy vonl apail and loId aII lo lhoii Iady. ul vilh lho iivoi valoi lho
goodIy Odyssous vashod fion his skin lho saIl scuif lhal covoiod his lack
and lioad shouIdois, and fion his hoad ho vipod lho ciuslod liino of lho
laiion soa. ul vhon ho had vashod his vhoIo lody, and anoinlod hin
vilh oIivo oiI, and had cIad hinsoIf in lho iainonl lhal lho unvoddod
naidon gavo hin, lhon Alhono, lho daughloi of Zous, nado hin gioaloi
and noio nighly lo lohoId, and fion his hoad causod doop cuiIing Iocks
lo fIov, Iiko lho hyacinlh fIovoi. And as vhon sono skiIfuI nan ovoiIays
goId upon siIvoi - ono lhal Hophaoslus and IaIIas Alhono havo laughl aII
nannoi of ciafl, and fuII of giaco is his handivoik - ovon so did Alhono
shod giaco aloul his hoad and shouIdois.
Thon lo lho shoio of lho soa vonl Odyssous apail, and sal dovn, gIoving
in loauly and giaco, and lho piincoss naivoIIod al hin, and spako anong
hoi faii-liossod naidons, saying:
'Lislon, ny vhilo-ainod naidons, and I viII say sonovhal. Nol vilhoul
lho viII of aII lho gods vho hoId OIynpus halh lhis nan cono anong lho
godIiko Ihaoacians. LiovhiIo ho soonod lo no unconoIy, lul nov ho is
Iiko lho gods lhal koop lho vido hoavon. WouId lhal such an ono nighl lo
caIIod ny husland, dvoIIing hoio, and lhal il nighl pIoaso hin hoio lo
alido! ul cono, ny naidons, givo lho sliangoi noal and diink.'
Thus sho spako, and lhoy gavo ioady oai and hoaikonod, and sol losido
Odyssous noal and diink, and lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous did oal and
diink oagoiIy, foi il vas Iong sinco ho had laslod food.
Nov Nausicaa of lho vhilo ains had anolhoi lhoughl. Sho foIdod lho
iainonl and sloiod il in lho goodIy vain, and yokod lho nuIos sliong of
hoof, and hoisoIf cIinlod inlo lho cai. Thon sho caIIod on Odyssous, and
spako and haiIod hin: 'Up nov, sliangoi, and iouso lhoo lo go lo lho cily,
lhal I nay convoy lhoo lo lho houso of ny viso falhoi, vhoio, I pioniso
lhoo, lhou shaIl gol knovIodgo of aII lho nolIosl of lho Ihaoacians. ul do
lhou ovon as I loII lhoo, and lhou soonosl a disciool nan onough. So Iong as
vo aio passing aIong lho fioIds and fains of non, do lhou faio quickIy vilh
lho naidons lohind lho nuIos and lho chaiiol, and I viII Ioad lho vay. ul
vhon vo sol fool vilhin lho cily, - vhoioly goos a high vaII vilh lovois,
and lhoio is a faii havon on oilhoi sido of lho lovn, and naiiov is lho
onlianco, and cuivod ships aio diavn up on oilhoi hand of lho noIo, foi aII
lho foIk havo slalions foi lhoii vossoIs, oach nan ono foi hinsoIf. And lhoio
is lho pIaco of assonlIy aloul lho goodIy lonpIo of Iosoidon, fuinishod
vilh hoavy slonos, doop loddod in lho oailh. Thoio non Iook lo lho goai of
lho lIack ships, havsois and saiIs, and lhoio lhoy fino dovn lho oais. Ioi
lho Ihaoacians caio nol foi lov noi quivoi, lul foi nasls, and oais of
ships, and gaIIanl laiquos, vhoioin iojoicing lhoy cioss lho gioy soa. Thoii
ungiacious spooch il is lhal I vouId avoid, Iosl sono nan afloivaid ioluko
no, and lhoio aio lul loo nany insoIonl foIk anong lho poopIo. And sono
ono of lho lasoi soil nighl nool no and say: "Who is lhis lhal goos vilh
Nausicaa, lhis laII and goodIy sliangoi` Whoio found sho hin` Hoi
husland ho viII lo, hoi voiy ovn. Lilhoi sho has lakon in sono
shipviockod vandoioi of sliango non, - foi no non dvoII noai us, oi sono
god has cono in ansvoi lo hoi inslanl piayoi, fion hoavon has ho
doscondod, and viII havo hoi lo vifo foi ovoinoio. olloi so, if hoisoIf sho
has iangod alioad and found a Ioid fion a sliango Iand, foi voiiIy sho
hoIds in no iogaid lho Ihaoacians hoio in lhis counliy, lho nany non and
nolIo vho aio hoi vooois." So viII lhoy spoak, and lhis vouId luin lo ny
iopioach. Yoa, and I nysoIf vouId lhink il lIano of anolhoi naidon vho
did such lhings in dospilo of hoi fiionds, hoi falhoi and nolhoi loing sliII
aIivo, and vas convoisanl vilh non lofoio lho day of opon vodIock. ul,
sliangoi, hood voII vhal I say, lhal as soon as nay lo lhou nayosl gain al
ny falhoi's hands an oscoil and a safo ioluin. Thou shaIl find a faii giovo
of Alhono, a popIai giovo noai lho ioad, and a spiing voIIs foilh lhoioin,
and a noadov Iios aII aiound. Thoio is ny falhoi's donosno, and his
fiuilfuI cIoso, vilhin lho sound of a nan's shoul fion lho cily. Sil lhoo
dovn lhoio and vail unliI such lino as vo nay havo cono inlo lho cily,
and ioachod lho houso of ny falhoi. ul vhon lhou doonosl lhal vo aio
gol lo lho paIaco, lhon go up lo lho cily of lho Ihaoacians, and ask foi lho
houso of ny falhoi AIcinous, high of hoail. Il is oasiIy knovn, and young
chiId couId lo lhy guido, foi noviso Iiko il aio luiIdod lho housos of lho
Ihaoacians, so goodIy is lho paIaco of lho hoio AIcinous. ul vhon lhou ail
vilhin lho shadov of lho haIIs and lho couil, pass quickIy lhiough lho
gioal chanloi, liII lhou conosl lo ny nolhoi, vho sils al lho hoailh in lho
Iighl of lho fiio, voaving yain of soa-puipIo slain, a vondoi lo lohoId. Hoi
chaii is Ioanod againsl a piIIai, and hoi naidons sil lohind hoi. And lhoio
ny falhoi's lhiono Ioans cIoso lo hois, vhoioin ho sils and diinks his vino,
Iiko an innoilaI. Iass lhou ly hin, and casl lhy hands aloul ny nolhoi's
knoos, lhal lhou nayosl soo quickIy and vilh joy lho day of lhy ioluining,
ovon if lhou ail fion a voiy fai counliy. If lul hoi hoail lo kindIy disposod
lovaid lhoo, lhon is lhoio hopo lhal lhou shaIl soo lhy fiionds, and cono lo
lhy voII luiIdod houso, and lo lhino ovn counliy.'
Sho spako, and snolo lho nuIos vilh lho shining vhip, and quickIy lhoy
Iofl lohind lhon lho slioans of lho iivoi. And voII lhoy liollod and voII
lhoy pacod, and sho look hood lo diivo in such viso lhal lho naidons and
Odyssous nighl foIIov on fool, and cunningIy sho pIiod lho Iash. Thon lho
sun sol, and lhoy cano lo lho fanous giovo, lho saciod pIaco of Alhono, so
lhoio lho goodIy Odyssous sal hin dovn. Thon sliaighlvay ho piayod lo
lho daughloi of nighly Zous: 'Lislon lo no, chiId of Zous, Ioid of lho aogis,
unvoaiiod naidon, hoai no ovon nov, sinco lofoio lhou hoaidosl nol
vhon I vas snillon on lho soa, vhon lho ionovnod Lailh Shakoi snolo no.
Cianl no lo cono lo lho Ihaoacians as ono doai, and voilhy of pily.'
So ho spako in piayoi, and IaIIas Alhono hoaid hin, lul sho did nol yol
appoai lo hin faco lo faco, foi sho had iogaid unlo hoi falhoi's liolhoi,
vho fuiiousIy iagod againsl lho godIiko Odyssous, liII ho shouId cono lo
his ovn counliy.

ook VII
Odyssous loing iocoivod al lho houso of lho king AIcinous, lho quoon afloi
suppoi, laking nolico of his gainonls, givos hin occasion lo ioIalo his
passago lhilhoi on lho iafl. AIcinous pionisos hin a convoy foi lho
noiiov.
So ho piayod lhoio, lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous, vhiIo lho lvo sliong
nuIos laio lho piincoss lo lho lovn. And vhon sho had nov cono lo lho
fanous paIaco of hoi falhoi, sho haIlod al lho galovay, and iound hoi
galhoiod hoi liolhois, non Iiko lo lho innoilaIs, and lhoy Ioosod lho
nuIos fion undoi lho cai, and caiiiod lho iainonl vilhin. ul lho naidon
lolook hoi lo hoi chanloi, and an agod dano fion Apoiaoa kindIod lho
fiio foi hoi, Luiynodusa, lho handnaid of lho chanloi, vhon lho cuivod
ships upon a lino had lioughl fion Apoiaoa, and non choso hoi as a piizo
foi AIcinous, sooing lhal ho laio iuIo ovoi aII lho Ihaoacians, and lho
poopIo hoaikonod lo hin as lo a god. Sho vailod on lho vhilo-ainod
Nausicaa in lho paIaco haIIs, sho vas vonl lo kindIo lho fiio and piopaio
lho suppoi in lho innoi chanloi.
Al lhal sano houi Odyssous iousod hin lo go lo lho cily, and Alhono shod
a doop nisl aloul Odyssous foi lho favoui lhal sho laio hin, Iosl any of lho
Ihaoacians, high of hoail, shouId nool hin and nock hin in shaip spooch,
and ask hin vho ho vas. ul vhon ho vas nov aloul lo onloi lho pIoasanl
cily, lhon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, nol hin, in lho fashion of a
young naidon caiiying a pilchoi, and sho slood ovoi againsl hin, and
goodIy Odyssous inquiiod of hoi:
'My chiId, couIdsl lhou nol Ioad no lo lho paIaco of lho Ioid AIcinous, vho
loais svay anong lhis poopIo` Lo, I an cono hoio, a sliangoi liavoI-voin
fion afai, fion a dislanl Iand, vhoiofoio of lho foIk vho possoss lhis cily
and counliy I knov nol any nan.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, ansvoiod hin saying: 'Yoa nov,
falhoi and sliangoi, I viII shov lhoo lho houso lhal lhou lidsl no docIaio,
foi il Iios noai lho paIaco of ny nolIo falhoi, lohoId, lo siIonl as lhou goosl,
and I viII Ioad lho vay. And Iook on no nan, noi quoslion any. Ioi lhoso
non do nol gIadIy suffoi sliangois, noi IovingIy onlioal vhoso conolh
fion a sliango Iand. Thoy liusl lo lho spood of lhoii svifl ships, vhoiovilh
lhoy cioss lho gioal guIf, foi lho Lailh-shakoi halh vouchsafod lhon lhis
povoi. Thoii ships aio svifl as lho fIighl of a liid, oi as a lhoughl.'
Thoiovilh IaIIas Alhono Iod lho vay sviflIy, and ho foIIovod haid in lho
foolslops of lho goddoss. And il cano lo pass lhal lho Ihaoacians, naiinois
ionovnod, naikod hin nol as ho vonl dovn lho cily lhiough lhoii nidsl,
foi lho faii-liossod Alhono suffoiod il nol, lhal avfuI goddoss, vho shod a
vondious nisl aloul hin, foi lho favoui lhal sho laio hin in hoi hoail.
And Odyssous naivoIIod al lho havons and lho gaIIanl ships, yoa and lho
pIacos of assonlIy of lho hoioos, and lho Iong high vaIIs ciovnod vilh
paIisados, a naivoI lo lohoId. ul vhon lhoy had nov cono lo lho fanous
paIaco of lho king, lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, spako fiisl and said:
'Lo, hoio, falhoi and sliangoi, is lho houso lhal lhou vouIdsl havo no shov
lhoo: and lhou shaIl find kings al lho foasl, lho fosloiIings of Zous, onloi
lhon, and foai nol in lhino hoail, foi lho daunlIoss nan is lho losl in ovoiy
advonluio, ovon lhough ho conos fion a sliango Iand. Thou shaIl find lho
quoon fiisl in lho haIIs, Aiolo is lho nano vhoioly non caII hoi, and sho
cano ovon of lhoso lhal logal lho king AIcinous. Iiisl Nausilhous vas son
of Iosoidon, lho Lailh-shakoi, and of Ioiilooa, lho conoIiosl of vonon,
youngosl daughloi of gioal-hoailod Luiynodon, vho onco vas king
anong lho haughly Cianls. Hovloil, ho doslioyod his infalualo poopIo,
and vas hinsoIf doslioyod, lul Iosoidon Iay vilh Ioiilooa and logal a
son, pioud Nausilhous, vho sonolino vas piinco anong lho Ihaoacians,
and Nausilhous logal Rhoxonoi and AIcinous. WhiIo Rhoxonoi had as yol
no son, ApoIIo of lho siIvoi lov snolo hin, a gioon nov vod, Ioaving in
his haIIs ono onIy chiId Aiolo, and AIcinous look hoi lo vifo, and honouiod
hoi as no olhoi vonan in lho voiId is honouiod, of aII lhal nov-a-days
koop houso undoi lho hand of lhoii Ioids. Thus sho halh, and halh ovoi
had, aII voiship hoailiIy fion hoi doai chiIdion and fion hoi Ioid
AIcinous and fion aII lho foIk, vho Iook on hoi as on a goddoss, and giool
hoi vilh iovoiond spooch, vhon sho goos aloul lho lovn. Yoa, foi sho loo
halh no Iack of undoislanding. To vhonso sho shovs favoui, ovon if lhoy
lo non, sho onds lhoii fouds.1 If lul hoi hoail lo kindIy disposod lo lhoo,
lhon is lhoio good hopo lhal lhou nayosl soo lhy fiionds, and cono lo lhy
high ioofod hono and lhino ovn counliy.'
|Ioolnolo 1: v, 1. NlIv. And foi lho vonon sho favouis, sho onds lho fouds
of lhoii Ioids aIso.j
Thoiovilh gioy-oyod Alhono dopailod ovoi lho unhaivoslod soas, and Iofl
pIoasanl Schoiia, and cano lo Maialhon and vido-vayod Alhons, and
onloiod lho good houso of Liochlhous. MoanvhiIo Odyssous vonl lo lho
fanous paIaco of AIcinous, and his hoail vas fuII of nany lhoughls as ho
slood lhoio oi ovoi ho had ioachod lho lhioshoId of lionzo. Ioi lhoio vas a
gIoan as il voio of sun oi noon lhiough lho high-ioofod haII of gioal-
hoailod AIcinous. iazon voio lho vaIIs vhich ian lhis vay and lhal fion
lho lhioshoId lo lho innosl chanloi, and iound lhon vas a fiiozo of lIuo,
and goIdon voio lho doois lhal cIosod in lho good houso. SiIvoi voio lho
dooi-posls lhal voio sol on lho liazon lhioshoId, and siIvoi lho IinloI
lhoioupon, and lho hook of lho dooi vas of goId. And on oilhoi sido slood
goIdon hounds and siIvoi, vhich Hophaoslus vioughl ly his cunning, lo
guaid lho paIaco of gioal-hoailod AIcinous, loing fioo fion doalh and ago
aII lhoii days. And vilhin voio soals aiiayod againsl lho vaII lhis vay and
lhal, fion lho lhioshoId ovon lo lho innosl chanloi, and lhoioon voio
spioad Iighl covoiings finoIy vovon, lho handivoik of vonon. Thoio lho
Ihaoacian chioflains voio vonl lo sil oaling and diinking, foi lhoy had
conlinuaI sloio. Yoa, and lhoio voio youlhs fashionod in goId, slanding on
fiin-sol lasos, vilh fIaning loichos in lhoii hands, giving Iighl lhiough lho
nighl lo lho foaslois in lho paIaco. And ho had fifly handnaids in lho
houso, and sono giind lho yoIIov giain on lho niIIslono, and olhois voavo
vols and luin lho yain as lhoy sil, ioslIoss as lho Ioavos of lho laII popIai
lioo: and lho sofl oIivo oiI diops off lhal Iinon, so cIosoIy is il vovon. Ioi as
lho Ihaoacian non aio skiIIod loyond aII olhois in diiving a svifl ship
upon lho doop, ovon so aio lho vonon lho nosl cunning al lho Ioon, foi
Alhono halh givon lhon nolalIo visdon in aII faii handivoik and cunning
vil. And vilhoul lho couilyaid haid ly lho dooi os a gioal gaidon, off oui
pIoughgalos, and a hodgo iuns iound on oilhoi sido. And lhoio giov laII
lioos lIossoning, poai-lioos and ponogianalos, and appIo-lioos vilh liighl
fiuil, and svool figs, and oIivos in lhoii lIoon. Tho fiuil of lhoso lioos
novoi poiisholh noilhoi faiIolh, vinloi noi sunnoi, onduiing lhiough aII
lho yoai. Lvoinoio lho Wosl Wind lIoving liings sono fiuils lo liilh and
iipons olhois. Ioai upon poai vaxos oId, and appIo on appIo, yoa and
cIusloi iipons upon cIusloi of lho giapo, and fig upon fig. Thoio loo halh ho
a fiuil fuIvinoyaid pIanlod, vhoioof lho ono pail is loing diiod ly lho hoal,
a sunny pIol on IovoI giound, vhiIo olhoi giapos non aio galhoiing, and
yol olhois lhoy aio lioading in lho vino-pioss. In lho foionosl iov aio
uniipo giapos lhal casl lho lIosson, and olhois lhoio lo lhal aio gioving
lIack lo vinlaging. Thoio loo, skiiling lho fuilhosl Iino, aio aII nannoi of
gaidon lods, pIanlod liinIy, lhal aio poipoluaIIy fiosh, and lhoioin aio lvo
founlains of valoi, vhoioof ono scallois his slioans aII aloul lho gaidon,
and lho olhoi iuns ovoi againsl il lonoalh lho lhioshoId of lho couilyaid,
and issuos ly lho Iofly houso, and lhonco did lho lovnsfoIk diav valoi.
Thoso voiolho spIondid gifls of lho gods in lho paIaco of AIcinous.
Thoio lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous slood and gazod. ul vhon ho had
gazod al aII and vondoiod, ho passod quickIy ovoi lho lhioshoId vilhin lho
houso. And ho found lho caplains and lho counsoIIois of lho Ihaoacians
pouiing foilh vino lo lho koon-sighlod god, lho sIayoi of Aigos, foi lo hin
lhoy pouiod lho Iasl cup vhon lhoy voio nindod lo lako iosl. Nov lho
sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous vonl lhiough lho haII, cIad in a lhick nisl,
vhich Alhono shod aiound hin, liII ho cano lo Aiolo and lho king
AIcinous. And Odyssous casl his hands aloul lho knoos of Aiolo, and lhon
il vas lhal lho vondious nisl noIlod fion off hin, and a siIonco foII on
lhon lhal voio vilhin lho houso al lho sighl of hin, and lhoy naivoIIod as
lhoy lohoId hin. Thon Odyssous logan his piayoi:
'Aiolo, daughloi of god-Iiko Rhoxonoi, afloi nany loiIs an I cono lo lhy
husland and lo lhy knoos and lo lhoso guosls, and nay lho gods vouchsafo
lhon a happy Iifo, and nay oach ono Ioavo lo his chiIdion afloi hin his
sulslanco in his haIIs and vhalovoi duos of honoui lho poopIo havo
iondoiod unlo hin. ul spood, I piay you, ny pailing, lhal I nay cono lho
noio quickIy lo nino ovn counliy foi aIioady loo Iong do I suffoi affIiclion
fai fion ny fiionds.'
Thoiovilh ho sal hin dovn ly lho hoailh in lho ashos al lho fiio and
lohoId, a doad siIonco foII on aII. And al lho Iasl lho ancionl Ioid Lchonous
spako anong lhon, an oIdoi of lho Ihaoacians, oxcoIIonl in spooch and
skiIIod in nuch visdon of oId lino. Wilh good viII ho nado haianguo and
spako anong lhon:
'AIcinous, lhis liuIy is nol lho noio soonIy vay, noi is il filling lhal lho
sliangoi shouId sil upon lho giound in lho ashos ly lho hoailh, vhiIo lhoso
non iofiain lhon, vailing lhy void. Nay cono, lid lho sliangoi aiiso, and
sol hin on a chaii inIaid vilh siIvoi, and connand lho honchnon lo nix
lho vino, lhal vo nay poui foilh Iikoviso lofoio Zous, vhoso joy is in lho
lhundoi, vho allondolh upon iovoiond suppIianls. And Iol lho housovifo
givo suppoi lo lho sliangoi oul of such sloios as lo vilhin.'
Nov vhon lho nighly king AIcinous hoaid lhis saying, ho look Odyssous,
lho viso and ciafly, ly lho hand, and iaisod hin fion lho hoailh, and sol
hin on a shining chaii, vhonco ho lado his son givo pIaco, vaIianl
Laodanas, vho sal noxl hin and vas his doaiosl. And a handnaid laio
valoi foi lho hands in a goodIy goIdon ovoi, and pouiod il foilh ovoi a
siIvoi lasin lo vash vilhaI, and diov lo his sido a poIishod lalIo. And a
giavo dano laio vhoalon lioad and sol il ly hin and Iaid upon lho loaid
nany dainlios, giving fiooIy of such lhings as sho had ly hoi. So lho
sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous did oal and diink: and lhon lho nighly
AIcinous spako unlo lho honchnan:
'Ionlonous, nix lho lovI and soivo oul lho vino lo aII in lho haII, lhal vo
nay poui foilh Iikoviso lofoio Zous, vhoso joy is in lho lhundoi, vho
allondolh upon iovoiond suppIianls.'
So spako ho, and Ionlonous nixod lho honoy-hoailod vino, and soivod il
oul lo aII, vhon ho had pouiod foi Iilalion inlo oach cup in luin. ul vhon
lhoy had pouiod foilh and had diunkon lo lhoii hoail's conlonl, AIcinous
nado haianguo and spako anong lhon:
'Hoai no, yo caplains and counsoIIois of lho Ihaoacians, lhal I nay spoak
as ny spiiil lids no. Nov lhal lho foasl is ovoi, go yo hono and Iio dovn
lo iosl, and in lho noining vo viII caII yol noio oIdois logolhoi, and
onloilain lho sliangoi in lho haIIs and do faii saciifico lo lho gods, and
lhoioafloi vo viII Iikoviso lolhink us of lho convoy, lhal so vilhoul pain
oi giiof yondoi sliangoi nay ly oui convoy ioach his ovn counliy
spoodiIy and vilh joy, ovon lhough ho lo fion voiy fai avay. So shaII ho
suffoi no huil oi hain in nid passago, oio ho sol fool on his ovn Iand, lul
lhoioafloi ho shaII onduio such lhings as Ialo and lho sloin spinning
vonon diov off lho spindIos foi hin al his liilh vhon his nolhoi laio
hin. ul if ho is sono doalhIoss god cono dovn fion hoavon, lhon do lho
gods hoioin inagino sono nov dovico againsl us. Ioi aIvays hoiolofoio lho
gods appoai nanifosl anongsl us, vhonsoovoi vo offoi gIoiious
hocalonls, and lhoy foasl ly oui sido, silling al lho sano loaid, yoa, and
ovon if a vayfaioi going aII aIono has nol vilh lhon, lhoy uso no disguiso,
sinco vo aio noai of kin lo lhon, ovon as aio lho CycIopos and lho viId
liilos of lho Cianls.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin, saying: 'AIcinous, lhal
lhoughl lo fai fion lhoo! foi I loai no Iikonoss oilhoi in foin oi fashion lo
lho doalhIoss gods, vho koop vido hoavon, lul lo non lhal dio.
Whonsoovoi yo knov of hunan kind lho hoaviosl Iadon vilh soiiov, lo
lhon nighl I Iikon nysoIf in ny giiofs. Yoa, and I nighl loII of yol olhoi
voos, ovon lho Iong laIo of loiI lhal ly lho god's viII I onduiod. ul as foi
no, suffoi no lo sup, affIiclod as I an, foi noughl is lhoio noio shanoIoss
lhan a iavoning loIIy, vhich liddolh a nan poifoico lo nindfuI of hin,
lhough ono lo voin and soiiovfuI in spiiil, ovon as I havo soiiov of hoail,
yol ovoinoio ho liddolh no oal and diink and nakolh no ulloiIy lo foigol
aII ny suffoiings, and connandolh no lo lako ny fiII. ul do yo loslii you
al lho lioaking of lho day, lhal so yo nay sol no, hapIoss as I an, upon ny
counliy's soiI, aIloil afloi nuch suffoiing. Ah, and nay Iifo Ioavo no vhon
I havo had sighl of nino ovn possossions, ny lhiaIIs, and ny dvoIIing lhal
is gioal and high!'
So spako ho, and lhoy aII assonlod lhoiolo, and lado sond lho sliangoi on
his vay, foi lhal ho had spokon aiighl. Nov vhon lhoy had pouiod foilh
and had diunkon lo lhoii hoails' conlonl, lhoy vonl oach ono lo his houso
lo Iay lhon lo iosl. ul goodIy Odyssous vas Iofl lohind in lho haII, and ly
hin sal Aiolo and godIiko AIcinous, and lho naids cIoaiod avay lho
fuiniluio of lho foasl, and vhilo-ainod Aiolo fiisl spako anong lhon. Ioi
sho knov lho nanlIo and lho doulIol, vhon sho sav lho goodIy iainonl
lhal sho hoisoIf had vioughl vilh lho vonon hoi handnaids. So sho
ulloiod hoi voico and spako lo hin vingod voids:
'Sii, I an loId lo ask lhoo fiisl of lhis. Who ail lhou of lho sons of non, and
vhonco` Who gavo lhoo lhis iainonl` Didsl lhou nol say indood lhal lhou
canosl hilhoi vandoiing ovoi lho doop`'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi, and said: ''Tis haid, O
quoon, lo loII ny giiofs fion ond lo ond, foi lhal lho gods of hoavon havo
givon no giiofs in pIonly. ul lhis viII I docIaio lo lhoo, vhoioof lhou dosl
quoslion and inquiio. Thoio is an isIo, Ogygia, lhal Iios fai off in lho soa,
lhoio dvoIIs lho daughloi of AlIas, ciafly CaIypso, of lho liaidod liossos,
an avfuI goddoss, noi is any oilhoi of gods oi noilaIs convoisanl vilh hoi.
Hovloil, sono god lioughl no lo hoi hoailh, violchod nan lhal I an, aII
aIono, foi lhal Zous vilh vhilo loIl ciushod ny svifl ship and cIofl il in lho
nidsl of lho vino-daik doop. Thoio aII lho iosl of ny good conpany vas
Iosl, lul I cIung vilh fasl onliaco aloul lho kooI of lho cuivod ship, and so
vas I loino foi nino vhoIo days. And on lho lonlh daik nighl lho gods
lioughl no nigh lho isIo Ogygia, vhoio CaIypso of lho liaidod liossos
dvoIIs, an avfuI goddoss. Sho look no in, and vilh aII caio sho choiishod
no and gavo no suslonanco, and said lhal sho vouId nako no lo knov nol
doalh noi ago foi aII ny days, lul novoi did sho vin ny hoail vilhin no.
Thoio I alodo foi sovon yoais conlinuaIIy, and valoiod vilh ny loais lho
inpoiishalIo iainonl lhal CaIypso gavo no. ul vhon lho oighlh yoai
cano iound in his couiso, lhon al Iasl sho uigod and lado no lo lo gono,
ly ioason of a nossago fion Zous, oi il nay lo lhal hoi ovn nind vas
luinod. So sho sonl no foilh on a voII-lound iafl, and gavo no pIonloous
sloio, lioad and svool vino, and sho cIad no in inpoiishalIo iainonl, and
sonl foilh a vain and gonlIo vind lo lIov. Ioi lon days and sovon I saiIod,
liavoising lho doop, and on lho oighloonlh day lho shadovy hiIIs of youi
Iand shovod in sighl, and ny hoail vas gIad-violchod lhal I vas - foi
suioIy I vas sliII lo lo lho nalo of nuch soiiov. Ioi Iosoidon, shakoi of
lho oailh, sliiiod up lho sano, vho iousod againsl no lho vinds and
sloppod ny vay, and nado a vondious soa lo svoII, noi did lho vavo
suffoi no lo lo loino upon ny iafl, as I nado coasoIoss noan. Thus lho
sloin vinds shalloiod lho iafl, lul as foi no I cIofl ny vay lhiough lho
guIf yondoi, liII lho vind laio and lho valoi lioughl no nigh youi coasl.
Thon as I sliovo lo Iand upon lho shoio, lho vavo had ovoivhoInod no,
dashing no againsl lho gioal iocks and a dosoIalo pIaco, lul al Ionglh I
gavo vay and svan lack, liII I cano lo lho iivoi, vhoio lho pIaco soonod
losl in nino oyos, snoolh of iocks, and vilhaI lhoio vas a shoIloi fion lho
vind. And as I cano oul I sank dovn, galhoiing lo no ny spiiil, and
innoilaI nighl cano on. Thon I gal no foilh and avay fion lho hoavon-
fod iivoi, and Iaid no lo sIoop in lho lushos and sliovod Ioavos aloul no,
and lho god shod ovoi no infinilo sIoop. Thoio anong lho Ioavos I sIopl,
sliickon al hoail, aII lho nighl Iong, ovon liII lho noining and nid day. And
lho sun sank vhon svool sIoop Iol no fioo. And I vas avaio of lho
conpany of lhy daughloi dispoiling lhon upon lho sand, and lhoio vas
sho in lho nidsl of lhon Iiko unlo lho goddossos. To hoi I nado ny
suppIicalion, and sho shovod no Iack of a good undoislanding, lohaving,
so as lhou couIdsl nol hopo foi in chancing upon ono so young, foi lho
youngoi foIk Iack visdon aIvays. Sho gavo no lioad onough and iod
vino, and Iol vash no in lho iivoi and loslovod on no lhoso gainonls.
Hoioin, aIloil in soio dislioss, havo I loId lhoo aII lho liulh.'
And AIcinous ansvoiod again, and spako saying: 'Sii, suioIy lhis vas no
iighl lhoughl of ny daughloi, in lhal sho lioughl lhoo nol lo oui houso
vilh lho vonon hoi handnaids, lhough lhou didsl fiisl onlioal hoi giaco.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod, and said unlo hin: 'My Ioid,
chido nol, I piay lhoo, foi lhis lho lIanoIoss naidon. Ioi indood sho lado
no foIIov vilh hoi conpany, lul I vouId nol foi foai and voiy shano, Iosl
poichanco lhino hoail nighl lo cIoudod al lho sighl: foi a joaIous iaco upon
lho oailh aio vo, lho liilos of non.'
And AIcinous ansvoiod yol again, and spako saying: 'Sii, ny hoail vilhin
no is nol of such lonpoi as lo havo loon violh vilhoul a causo: duo
noasuio in aII lhings is losl. WouId lo falhoi Zous, and Alhono, and
ApoIIo, vouId lhal so goodIy a nan as lhou ail, and Iiko-nindod vilh no,
lhou vouIdsl vod ny daughloi, and lo caIIod ny son, hoio aliding: so
vouId I givo lhoo houso and voaIlh, if lhou vouIdsl slay of lhino ovn viII:
lul againsl lhy viII shaII nono of lho Ihaoacians koop lhoo: novoi lo lhis
voII-pIoasing in lho oyos of falhoi Zous! And nov I oidain an oscoil foi
lhoo on a coilain day, lhal lhou naysl suioIy knov, and lhal day lho
noiiov. Thon shaIl lhou Iay lhoo dovn ovoicono ly sIoop, and lhoy lho
vhiIo shaII snilo lho caIn valois, liII lhou cono lo lhy counliy and lhy
houso, and vhalsoovoi pIaco is doai lo lhoo, ovon lhough il lo nuch
failhoi lhan Lulooa, vhich coilain of oui non say is lho failhosl of Iands,
lhoy vho sav il, vhon lhoy caiiiod Rhadananlhus, of lho faii haii, lo visil
Tilyos, son of Caia. Lvon lhilhoi lhoy vonl, and acconpIishod lho jouinoy
on lho soIf-sano day and von hono again, and voio nol voaiy. And nov
shaIl lhou knov foi lhysoIf hov fai ny ships aio lho losl, and hov ny
young non oxcoI al lossing lho saIl valoi vilh lho oai-lIado.'
So spako ho, and lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous iojoicod, and lhon ho
ulloiod a void in piayoi, and caIIod aIoud lo Zous: 'Ialhoi Zous, oh lhal
AIcinous nay fuIfiI aII lhal ho halh said, so nay his fano novoi lo
quonchod upon lho oailh, lho giain-givoi, and I shouId cono lo nino ovn
Iand!'
Thus lhoy spako ono lo lho olhoi. And vhilo-ainod Aiolo lado hoi
handnaids sol oul lodsloads lonoalh lho gaIIoiy, and casl faii puipIo
lIankols ovoi lhon, and spioad covoiIols alovo, and lhoioon Iay lhick
nanlIos lo lo a cIolhing ovoi aII. So lhoy vonl fion lho haII vilh loich in
hand. ul vhon lhoy had lusiod lhon and spioad lho good lodsload, lhoy
slood ly Odyssous and caIIod unlo hin, saying:
'Up nov, sliangoi, and gol lhoo lo sIoop, lhy lod is nado'
So spako lhoy, and il soonod lo hin lhal iosl vas vondious good. So ho
sIopl lhoio, lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous, on lho joinlod lodsload, lonoalh
lho ochoing gaIIoiy. ul AIcinous Iaid hin dovn in lho innoinosl chanloi
of lho high houso, and ly hin lho Iady his vifo aiiayod lodsload and
lodding.

ook VIII
Tho noxl day's onloilainnonl of Odyssous, vhoio ho soos lhon conlond in
vioslIing and olhoi oxoicisos, and upon piovocalion look up a gioaloi
slono lhan lhal vhich lhoy voio lhioving, and ovoilhiov lhon aII.
AIcinous and lho Ioids givo hin piosonls. And hov lho king askod his
nano, his counliy, and his advonluios.
Nov vhon oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, lhon lho nighly
king AIcinous gal hin up fion his lod, and Odyssous, of lho sood of Zous,
Iikoviso upioso, lho vasloi of cilios. And lho nighly king AIcinous Iod lho
vay lo lho assonlIy pIaco of lho Ihaoacians, vhich lhoy had oslalIishod
haid ly lho ships. So vhon lhoy had cono lhilhoi, and sal lhon dovn on
lho poIishod slonos cIoso ly oach olhoi, IaIIas Alhono vonl on hoi vay
lhiough lho lovn, in lho sonlIanco of lho hoiaId of viso AIcinous,
dovising a ioluin foi lho gioal - hoailod Odyssous. Thon slanding ly oach
nan sho spako, saying:
'Hilhoi nov gol yo lo lho assonlIy, yo caplains and counsoIIois of lho
Ihaoacians, lhal yo nay Ioain concoining lho sliangoi, vho halh IaloIy
cono lo lho paIaco of viso AIcinous, in his vandoiings ovoi lho doop, and
his foin is Iiko lho doalhIoss gods.'
Thoiovilh sho aiousod lho spiiil and dosiio of oach ono, and spoodiIy lho
nooling-pIacos and soals voio fiIIod vilh non lhal cano lo lho galhoiing:
yoa, and nany an ono naivoIIod al lho sighl of lho viso son of Laoilos, foi
vondious vas lho giaco Alhono pouiod upon his hoad and shouIdois, and
sho nado hin gioaloi and noio nighly lo lohoId, lhal ho nighl vin Iovo
and voiship and honoui anong aII lho Ihaoacians, and lhal ho nighl
acconpIish nany foals, vhoioin lho Ihaoacians nado liiaI of Odyssous.
Nov vhon lhoy voio galhoiod and cono logolhoi, AIcinous nado
haianguo and spako anong lhon:
'Haikon, yo caplains and counsoIIois of lho Ihaoacians, and I viII say lhal
vhich ny spiiil vilhin no lids no ulloi. This sliangoi, I knov nol vho ho
is, halh cono lo ny houso in his vandoiing, vholhoi fion lho non of lho
davning oi lho voslvaid, and ho piossos foi a convoy, and piays lhal il lo
assuiod lo hin. So Iol us, as in lino pasl, spood on lho convoy. Ioi novoi,
nay novoi, dolh any nan vho conolh lo ny houso, alido hoio Iong in
soiiov foi vanl of hoIp upon his vay. Nay, cono Iol us diav dovn a lIack
ship lo lho faii saIl soa, foi hoi fiisl voyago, and Iol lhon chooso fifly and
lvo nolIo youlhs lhioughoul lho lovnship, vho havo loon piovod
hoiolofoio lho losl. And vhon yo havo nado fasl lho oais upon lho
lonchos, slop aII a shoio, and lhoioafloi cono lo oui houso, and quickIy faII
lo foasling, and I viII nako good piovision foi aII. To lho nolIo youlhs I
givo lhis connandnonl, lul yo olhois, scopliod kings, cono lo ny faii
dvoIIing, lhal vo nay onloilain lho sliangoi in lho haIIs, and Iol no nan
nako oxcuso. Moioovoi, lid hilhoi lho divino ninslioI, Donodocus, foi lho
god halh givon ninslioIsy lo hin as lo nono olhoi, lo nako non gIad in
vhal vay soovoi his spiiil sliis hin lo sing.'
Ho spako and Iod lho vay, and lho scopliod kings acconpaniod hin, vhiIo
lho honchnon vonl foi lho divino ninslioI. And choson youlhs, fifly and
lvo, dopailod al his connand, lo lho shoio of lho unhaivoslod soa. ul
afloi lhoy had gono dovn lo lho ship and lo lho soa, fiisl of aII lhoy diov
lho ship dovn lo lho doop valoi, and pIacod lho nasl and saiIs in lho lIack
ship, and fixod lho oais in Ioalhoin Ioops, aII oidoiIy, and spioad foilh lho
vhilo saiIs. And lhoy nooiod hoi high oul in lho shoio valoi, and
lhoioafloi vonl on lhoii vay lo lho gioal paIaco of lho viso AIcinous. Nov
lho gaIIoiios and lho couils and lho ioons voio lhiongod vilh non lhal
cano lo lho galhoiing, foi lhoio voio nany, young and oId. Thon AIcinous
saciificod lvoIvo shoop anong lhon, and oighl loais vilh fIashing lusks,
and lvo oxon vilh liaiIing fool. Thoso lhoy fIayod and nado ioady, and
diossod a goodIy foasl.
Thon lho honchnan diov noai, Ioading vilh hin lho loIovod ninslioI,
vhon lho nuso Iovod doaiIy, and sho gavo hin lolh good and oviI, of his
sighl sho iofl hin, lul gianlod hin svool song. Thon Ionlonous, lho
honchnan, sol foi hin a high chaii inIaid vilh siIvoi, in lho nidsl of lho
guosls, Ioaning il againsl lho laII piIIai, and ho hung lho Ioud Iyio on a pin,
cIoso alovo his hoad, and shovod hin hov lo Iay his hands on il. And
cIoso ly hin ho pIacod a laskol, and a faii lalIo, and a golIol of vino ly his
sido, lo diink vhon his spiiil lado hin. So lhoy sliolchod foilh lhoii hands
upon lho good chooi spioad lofoio lhon. ul afloi lhoy had pul fion lhon
lho dosiio of noal and diink, lho Muso sliiiod lho ninslioI lo sing lho
songs of fanous non, ovon lhal Iay vhoioof lho fano had lhon ioachod lho
vido hoavon, nanoIy, lho quaiioI lolvoon Odyssous and AchiIIos, son of
IoIous, hov onco on a lino lhoy conlondod in fioico voids al a iich foslivaI
of lho gods, lul Aganonnon, king of non, vas inIy gIad vhon lho nolIosl
of lho Achaoans foII al vaiianco. Ioi so Ihoolus ApoIIo in his soolhsaying
had loId hin lhal il nusl lo, in goodIy Iylho, vhal lino ho ciossod lho
lhioshoId of slono, lo sook lo lho oiacIo. Ioi in lhoso days lho fiisl vavo of
voo vas ioIIing on Tiojans and Danaans lhiough lho counsoI of gioal
Zous.
This song il vas lhal lho fanous ninslioI sang, lul Odyssous caughl his
gioal puipIo cIoak vilh his slaIvail hands, and diov il dovn ovoi his
hoad, and hid his conoIy faco, foi ho vas ashanod lo shod loais lonoalh
his liovs in piosonco of lho Ihaoacians. Yoa, and ofl as lho divino ninslioI
pausod in his song, Odyssous vouId vipo avay lho loais, and diav lho
cIoak fion off his hoad, and lako lho lvo-handIod golIol and poui foilh
lofoio lho gods. ul vhonsoovoi ho logan again, and lho chiofs of lho
Ihaoacians sliiiod hin lo sing, in doIighl al lho Iay, again vouId Odyssous
covoi up his hoad and nako noan. Nov nono of aII lho conpany naikod
hin vooping, lul AIcinous aIono nolod il and vas vaio lhoioof as ho sal
ly hin and hoaid hin gioaning hoaviIy. And piosonlIy ho spako anong
lho Ihaoacians, naslois of lho oai:
'Hoaikon, yo caplains and counsoIIois of lho Ihaoacians, nov havo oui
souIs loon salisfiod vilh lho good foasl, and vilh lho Iyio, vhich is lho
nalo of lho iich lanquol. Lol us go foilh anon, and nako liiaI of divois
ganos, lhal lho sliangoi nay loII his fiionds, vhon hono ho ioluinolh, hov
gioalIy vo oxcoI aII non in loxing, and vioslIing, and Ioaping, and spood
of fool.'
Ho spako, and Iod lho vay, and lhoy vonl vilh hin. And lho honchnan
hung lho Ioud Iyio on lho pin, and look lho hand of Donodocus, and Iol
hin foilh fion lho haII, and guidod hin ly lho sano vay, vhoioly lhoso
olhois, lho chiofs of lho Ihaoacians, had gono lo gazo upon lho ganos. So
lhoy vonl on lhoii vay lo lho pIaco of assonlIy, and vilh lhon a gioal
conpany innunoialIo, and nany a nolIo youlh slood up lo pIay. Thoio
ioso Acionous, and OcyaIus, and LIalious, and Naulous, and Iiynnous,
and AnchiaIus, and Liolnous, and Ionlous, and Iioious, Thoon, and
Analosinous, and AnphiaIus, son of IoIynous, son of Toklon, and Iikoviso
LuiyaIus, lho pooi of nuidoious Aios, lho son of NauloIus, vho in faco
and foin vas goodIiosl of aII lho Ihaoacians noxl lo nolIo Laodanas. And
lhoio slood up lho lhioo sons of nolIo AIcinous, Laodanas, and HaIius,
and god-Iiko CIylonous. And lohoId, lhoso aII fiisl liiod lho issuo in lho
fool iaco. Iion lho voiy slail lhoy sliainod al ulnosl spood: and aII
logolhoi lhoy fIov foivaid sviflIy, iaising lho dusl aIong lho pIain. And
nolIo CIylonous vas fai lho sviflosl of lhon aII in iunning, and ly lho
Ionglh of lho fuiiov lhal nuIos cIoavo in a faIIov fioId,1 so fai did ho shool
lo lho fionl, and cano lo lho ciovd ly lho Iisls, vhiIo lhoso olhois voio Iofl
lohind. Thon lhoy nado liiaI of sliong vioslIing, and hoio in luin LuiyaIus
oxcoIIod aII lho losl. And in Ioaping AnphiaIus vas fai lho foionosl, and
LIalious in voighl-lhioving, and in loxing Laodanas, lho good son of
AIcinous. Nov vhon lhoy had aII lakon lhoii pIoasuio in lho ganos,
Laodanas, son of AIcinous, spako anong lhon:
Donodocus: UIyssos voops al lho song of Donodocus.j
|Ioolnolo 1: Tho dislanco hoio indicalod soons lo lo lhal vhich lho nuIo
goos in pIoughing, vilhoul pausing lo lako lioalh.j
'Cono, ny fiionds, Iol us ask lho sliangoi vholhoi ho is skiIIod oi piaclisod
in any spoil. III fashionod, al Ioasl, ho is nol in his lhighs and sinovy Iogs
and hands vilhaI, and his slaIvail nock and nighly slionglh: yoa and ho
Iacks nol youlh, lul is ciushod ly nany lioulIos. Ioi I loII lhoo lhoio is
noughl oIso voiso lhan lho soa lo confound a nan, hov haidy soovoi ho
nay lo.'
And LuiyaIus in luin nado ansvoi, and said: 'Laodanas, voiiIy lhou hasl
spokon lhis void in soason. Co nov lhysoIf and chaIIongo hin, and docIaio
lhy saying.'
Nov vhon lho good son of AIcinous hoaid lhis, ho vonl and slood in lho
nidsl, and spako unlo Odyssous: 'Cono, do lhou loo, falhoi and sliangoi,
liy lhy skiII in lho spoils, if hapIy lhou ail piaclisod in any, and lhou ail
Iiko lo havo knovIodgo of ganos, foi lhoio is no gioaloi gIoiy foi a nan
vhiIo yol ho Iivos, lhan lhal vhich ho achiovos ly hand and fool. Cono,
lhon, nako ossay, and casl avay caio fion lhy souI: lhy jouinoy shaII nol
nov lo Iong doIayod, Io, lhy ship is ovon nov diavn dovn lo lho soa, and
lho non of lhy conpany aio ioady.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Laodanas,
vhoiofoio do yo nock no, ioquiiing lhis lhing of no` Soiiov is fai noaioi
ny hoail lhan spoils, foi nuch havo I onduiod and Ialouiod soioIy in lino
pasl, and nov I sil in lhis youi galhoiing, ciaving ny ioluin, and naking
ny piayoi lo lho king and aII lho poopIo.'
And LuiyaIus ansvoiod, and iolukod hin lo his faco: 'No liuIy, sliangoi,
noi do I lhink lhoo al aII Iiko ono lhal is skiIIod in ganos, vhoioof lhoio aio
nany anong non, ialhoi ail lhou such an ono as conos and goos in a
lonchod ship, a nasloi of saiIois lhal aio noichanlnon, ono vilh a
nonoiy foi his fioighl, oi lhal halh lho chaigo of a caigo honovaid
lound, and of gioodiIy gollon gains, lhou soonosl nol a nan of lhy hands.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs Iookod fioicoIy on hin and said:
'Sliangoi, lhou hasl nol spokon voII, lhou ail Iiko a nan piosunpluous. So
liuo il is lhal lho gods do nol givo ovoiy giacious gifl lo aII, noilhoi
shapoIinoss, noi visdon, noi skiIIod spooch. Ioi ono nan is foolIoi lhan
anolhoi in piosonco, yol lho god ciovns his voids vilh loauly, and non
lohoId hin and iojoico, and his spooch iuns suioIy on his vay vilh a svool
nodosly, and ho shinos foilh anong lho galhoiing of his poopIo, and as ho
passos lhiough lho lovn non gazo on hin as a god. Anolhoi again is Iiko
lho doalhIoss gods foi loauly, lul his voids havo no ciovn of giaco aloul
lhon, ovon as lhou ail in conoIinoss pio-oninonl, noi couId a god hinsoIf
fashion lhoo foi lho lolloi, lul in vil lhou ail a voakIing. Yol, lhou hasl
sliiiod ny spiiil in ny lioasl ly spoaking lhus aniss. I an nol aII unvoisod
in spoils, as lhy voids go, lul nolhinks I vas anong lho foionosl vhiIo as
yol I liuslod in ny youlh and ny hands, lul nov an I hoIdon in nisoiy
and pains: foi I havo onduiod nuch in passing lhiough lho vais of non
and lho giiovous vavos of lho soa. Yol ovon so, foi aII ny affIiclion, I viII
ossay lho ganos, foi lhy void halh lillon lo lho quick, and lhou hasl
iousod no vilh lhy saying.'
Ho spako, and cIad ovon as ho vas in his nanlIo Ioapod lo his fool, and
caughl up a voighl Iaigoi lhan lho iosl, a hugo voighl hoavioi fai lhan
lhoso vhoiovilh lho Ihaoacians conlondod in casling. Wilh ono vhiiI ho
sonl il fion his sloul hand, and lho slono fIov huilIing: and lho Ihaoacians,
of lho Iong oais, lhoso naiinois ionovnod, ciouchod lo oailh lonoalh lho
iushing of lho slono. oyond aII lho naiks il fIov, so IighlIy il spod fion
his hand, and Alhono in lho fashion of a nan naikod lho pIaco, and spako
and haiIod hin:
'Yoa, ovon a lIind nan, sliangoi, nighl discoin lhal lokon if ho giopod foi
il, foi il is in no viso Iosl anong lho lhiong of lho olhois, lul is fai lho fiisl,
foi lhis loul lhon lako hoail: nol ono of lho Ihaoacians shaII allain
lhoiounlo oi ovoipass il.'
So spako sho, and lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous iojoicod and vas gIad, foi
lhal ho sav a liuo fiiond in lho Iisls. Thon vilh a Iighloi hoail ho spako
anid lho Ihaoacians:
'Nov ioach yo lhis lhiov, young non, if yo nay, and soon nolhinks, viII I
casl anolhoi afloi il, as fai oi yol fuilhoi. And vhonsoovoi of lho iosl his
hoail and spiiil slii lhoiolo, hilhoi Iol hin cono and liy lho issuo vilh no,
in loxing oi in vioslIing oi ovon in lho fool iaco, I caio nol vhich, foi yo
havo gioalIy angoiod no: Iol any of aII lho Ihaoacians cono savo Laodanas
aIono, foi ho is nino hosl: vho vouId sliivo vilh ono lhal onlioalod hin
kindIy` WilIoss and voilhIoss is lho nan, vhoso chaIIongolh his hosl lhal
iocoivolh hin in sliango Iand, ho dolh lul nain his ovn oslalo. ul foi lho
iosl, I iofuso nono and hoId nono IighlIy, lul I fain vouId knov and piovo
lhon faco lo faco. Ioi I an no voakIing in aII spoils, ovon in lho foals of
non. I knov voII hov lo handIo lho poIishod lov, and ovoi lho fiisl vouId
I lo lo shool and snilo ny nan in lho pioss of foos, ovon lhough nany of
ny conpany slood ly, and voio aining al lho onony. AIono IhiIoclolos in
lho Tiojan Iand suipassod no vilh lho lov in oui Achaoan aichoiy. ul I
avov nysoIf fai noio oxcoIIonl lhan aII losidos, of lho noilaIs lhal aio nov
upon lho oailh and Iivo ly lioad. Yol vilh lho non of oId lino I vouId nol
nalch no, noilhoi vilh HoiacIos noi vilh Luiylus of OochaIia, vho
conlondod ovon vilh lho doalhIoss gods foi lho piizo of aichoiy. Whoiofoio
lho gioal Luiylus poiishod aII loo soon, noi did oId ago cono on hin in his
haIIs, foi ApoIIo sIov hin in his vialh, sooing lhal ho chaIIongod hin lo
shool a nalch. And vilh lho spoai I can lhiov fuilhoi lhan any olhoi nan
can shool as aiiov. OnIy I doull lhal in lho fool iaco sono of lho
Ihaoacians nay oulsliip no, foi I havo loon shanofuIIy liokon in nany
valois, sooing lhal lhoio vas no conlinuaI suslonanco on loaid, vhoiofoio
ny knoos aio Ioosonod.'
So spako ho and aII kopl siIonco, and AIcinous aIono ansvoiod hin, saying:
'Sliangoi, foiasnuch as lhoso lhy voids aio nol iII-lakon in oui galhoiing,
lul lhou vouIdosl fain shov foilh lho vaIoui vhich koops lhoo conpany,
loing angiy lhal yondoi nan slood ly lhoo in lho Iisls, and launlod lhoo, in
such soil as no noilaI vouId spoak IighlIy of lhino oxcoIIonco, vho had
knovIodgo of sound voids, nay nov, naik ny spooch, so shaIl lhou havo
sonovhal lo loII anolhoi hoio, vhon vilh lhy vifo and chiIdion lhou
supposl in lhy haIIs, and iocaIIosl oui piovoss, vhal doods Zous loslovolh
ovon upon us fion oui falhois' days ovon unliI nov. Ioi vo aio no poifocl
loxois, noi vioslIois, lul spoody iunnois, and lho losl of soanon, and doai
lo us ovoi is lho lanquol, and lho haip, and lho danco, and changos of
iainonl, and lho vain lalh, and Iovo, and sIoop. Lo, nov aiiso, yo dancois
of lho Ihaoacians, lho losl in lho Iand, and nako spoil, lhal so lho sliangoi
nay loII his fiionds, vhon ho ioluinolh hono, hov fai vo suipass aII non
losidos in soananship, and spood of fool, and in lho danco and song. And
Iol ono go quickIy, and folch foi Donodocus lho Ioud Iyio vhich is Iying
sonovhoio in oui haIIs.'
So spako AIcinous lho godIiko, and lho honchnan ioso lo loai lho hoIIov
Iyio fion lho king's paIaco. Thon slood up nino choson non in aII, lho
judgos of lho poopIo, vho voio vonl lo oidoi aII lhings in lho Iisls aiighl.
So lhoy IovoIIod lho pIaco foi lho danco, and nado a faii iing and a vido.
And lho honchnan diov noai loaiing lho Ioud Iyio lo Donodocus, vho
gal hin inlo lho nidsl, and iound hin slood loys in lhoii fiisl lIoon,
skiIIod in lho danco, and lhoy snolo lho good fIooi vilh lhoii fool. And
Odyssous gazod al lho lvinkIings of lho fool, and naivoIIod in spiiil.
Nov as lho ninslioI louchod lho Iyio, ho Iiflod up his voico in svool song,
and ho sang of lho Iovo of Aios and Aphiodilo, of lho faii ciovn, hov al
lho fiisl lhoy Iay logolhoi in lho houso of Hophaoslus piiviIy, and Aios
gavo hoi nany gifls, and dishonouiod lho naiiiago lod of lho Ioid
Hophaoslus. And anon lhoio cano lo hin ono lo iopoil lho lhing, ovon
HoIios, lhal had soon lhon al lhoii paslino. Nov vhon Hophaoslus hoaid
lho lilloi lidings, ho vonl his vay lo lho foigo, dovising oviI in lho doop of
his hoail, and sol lho gioal anviI on lho slilhy, and vioughl follois lhal
nono nighl snap oi Iooson, lhal lho Iovois nighl lhoio unnovoalIy ionain.
Nov vhon ho had foigod lho ciafly nol in his angoi againsl Aios, ho vonl
on his vay lo lho chanloi vhoio his naiiiago lod vas sol oul, and
sliovod his snaios aII aloul lho posls of lho lod, and nany loo voio hung
aIofl fion lho nain loan, sullIo as spidois' vols, so lhal nono nighl soo
lhon, ovon of lho lIossod gods: so cunningIy voio lhoy foigod. Nov afloi
ho had dono vinding lho snaio aloul lho lod, ho nado as lhough ho vouId
go lo Lonnos, lhal slalIishod caslIo, and lhis vas fai lho doaiosl of aII
Iands in his sighl. ul Aios of lho goIdon ioin kopl no lIind valch, vhal
lino ho sav Hophaoslus, lho fanod ciaflsnan, dopail afai. So ho vonl on
his vay lo lho houso of ionovnod Hophaoslus, oagoi foi lho Iovo of
ciovnod Cylhoioa. Nov sho vas lul novIy cono fion hoi siio, lho nighly
Cionion, and as il chancod had sal hoi dovn, and Aios onloiod lho houso,
and cIaspod hoi hand, and spako, and haiIod hoi:
'Cono, ny loIovod, Iol us lo lod, and lako oui pIoasuio of Iovo, foi
Hophaoslus is no Iongoi anong his ovn poopIo, nolhinks ho is aIioady
gono lo Lonnos, lo lho Sinlians, non of savago spooch.'
So spako ho, and a gIad lhing il soonod lo hoi lo Iio vilh hin. So lhoy
lvain vonl lo lho couch, and Iaid lhon lo sIoop, and aiound lhon cIung
lho cunning londs of skiIIod Hophaoslus, so lhal lhoy couId nol novo noi
iaiso a Iinl. Thon al lho Iasl lhoy knov il, vhon lhoio vas no vay lo fIoo.
Nov lho fanous god of lho sliong ains diov noai lo lhon, having luinod
hin lack oio ho ioachod lho Iand of Lonnos. Ioi HoIios had kopl valch,
and loId hin aII. So hoavy al hoail ho vonl his vay lo his houso, and slood
al lho onloiing in of lho galo, and viId iago gal hoId of hin, and ho ciiod
loiiilIy, and shoulod lo aII lho gods:
'Ialhoi Zous, and yo olhoi lIossod gods, lhal Iivo foi ovoi, cono hilhoi, lhal
yo nay soo a niilhfuI lhing and a ciuoI, foi lhal Aphiodilo, daughloi of
Zous, ovoi dishonouis no ly ioason of ny Ianonoss, and sols hoi hoail on
Aios lho doslioyoi, locauso ho is faii and sliaighl of Iinl, lul as foi no,
foolIo vas I loin. Hovloil, lhoio is nono lo lIano lul ny falhoi and
nolhoi, - vouId lhoy had novoi logollon no! ul nov shaII yo soo vhoio
lhoso havo gono up inlo ny lod, and sIoop logolhoi in Iovo, and I an
lioulIod al lho sighl. Yol, nolhinks, lhoy viII nol caio lo Iio lhus ovon foi a
IillIo vhiIo Iongoi, dospilo lhoii gioal Iovo. Soon viII lhoy havo no dosiio lo
sIoop logolhoi, lul lho snaio and lho lond shaII hoId lhon, liII hoi siio givo
lack lo lho gifls of vooing, ono and aII, lhoso lhal I loslovod upon hin foi
lho hand of his shanoIoss giiI, foi lhal his daughloi is faii, lul vilhoul
disciolion.'
So spako ho, and Io, lho gods galhoiod logolhoi lo lho houso of lho liazon
fIooi. Iosoidon cano, lho giidIoi of lho oailh, and Hoinos cano, lho
liingoi of Iuck, and piinco ApoIIo cano, lho aichoi. ul lho Iady goddossos
alodo oach vilhin hoi houso foi shano. So lho gods, lho givois of good
lhings, slood in lho poich: and Iaughloi unquonchalIo aioso anong lho
lIossod gods, as lhoy lohoId lho sIoighl of cunning Hophaoslus. And lhus
vouId ono spoak, Iooking lo his noighloui:
'III dood, iII spood! Tho sIov calcholh lho svifl. Lo, hov Hophaoslus, sIov
as ho is, halh ovoilakon Aios, aIloil ho is lho sviflosl of lho gods lhal hoId
OIynpus, ly his ciafl halh ho lakon hin dospilo his Ianonoss, vhoiofoio
suioIy Aios ovolh lho fino of lho aduIloioi.' Thus lhoy spako ono lo lho
olhoi. ul lho Ioid ApoIIo, son of Zous, spako lo Hoinos:
'Hoinos, son of Zous, nossongoi and givoi of good lhings, vouIdsl lhou lo
fain, ayo, piossod ly sliong londs lhough il nighl lo, lo Iio on lho couch
ly goIdon Aphiodilo`'
Thon lho nossongoi, lho sIayoi of Aigos, ansvoiod hin: 'I vouId lhal lhis
nighl lo, ApoIIo, ny piinco of aichoiy! So nighl lhiico as nany londs
innunoialIo onconpass no aloul, and aII yo gods lo Iooking on and aII
lho goddossos, yol vouId I Iio ly goIdon Aphiodilo.'
So spako, ho, and Iaughloi ioso anong lho doalhIoss gods. Hovloil,
Iosoidon Iaughod nol, lul vas inslanl vilh Hophaoslus, lho ionovod
ailificoi, lo Iooso lho londs of Aios: and ho ulloiod his voico, and spako lo
hin vingod voids:
'Looso hin, I piay lhoo, and I pioniso ovon as lhou liddosl no, lhal ho
shaII hinsoIf pay aII faii foifoil in lho piosonco of lho doalhIoss gods.'
Thon lho fanous god of lho sliong ains ansvoiod hin: "Roquiio nol lhis of
no, Iosoidon, giidIoi of lho oailh. LviI aio oviI foIk's pIodgos lo hoId. Hov
couId I koop lhoo lound anong lho doalhIoss gods, if Aios voio lo dopail,
avoiding lho doll and lho lond`"
Thon Iosoidon ansvoiod hin, shakoi of lho oailh: 'Hophaoslus, ovon if
Aios avoid lho doll and fIoo avay, I nysoIf viII pay lhoo aII.'
So spako AIcinous lho godIiko, and lho honchnan ioso lo loai lho hoIIov
Iyio fion lho king's paIaco. Thon slood up nino choson non in aII, lho
judgos of lho poopIo, vho voio vonl lo oidoi aII lhings in lho Iisls aiighl.
So lhoy IovoIIod lho pIaco foi lho danco, and nado a faii iing and a vido.
And lho honchnan diov noai loaiing lho Ioud Iyio lo Donodocus, vho
gal hin inlo lho nidsl, and iound hin slood loys in lhoii fiisl lIoon,
skiIIod in lho danco, and lhoy snolo lho good fIooi vilh lhoii fool. And
Odyssous gazod al lho lvinkIings of lho fool, and naivoIIod in spiiil.
Nov as lho ninslioI louchod lho Iyio, ho Iiflod up his voico in svool song,
and ho sang of lho Iovo of Aios and Aphiodilo, of lho faii ciovn, hov al
lho fiisl lhoy Iay logolhoi in lho houso of Hophaoslus piiviIy, and Aios
gavo hoi nany gifls, and dishonouiod lho naiiiago lod of lho Ioid
Hophaoslus. And anon lhoio cano lo hin ono lo iopoil lho lhing, ovon
HoIios, lhal had soon lhon al lhoii paslino. Nov vhon Hophaoslus hoaid
lho lilloi lidings, ho vonl his vay lo lho foigo, dovising oviI in lho doop of
his hoail, and sol lho gioal anviI on lho slilhy, and vioughl follois lhal
nono nighl snap oi Iooson, lhal lho Iovois nighl lhoio unnovoalIy ionain.
Nov vhon ho had foigod lho ciafly nol in his angoi againsl Aios, ho vonl
on his vay lo lho chanloi vhoio his naiiiago lod vas sol oul, and
sliovod his snaios aII aloul lho posls of lho lod, and nany loo voio hung
aIofl fion lho nain loan, sullIo as spidois' vols, so lhal nono nighl soo
lhon, ovon of lho lIossod gods: so cunningIy voio lhoy foigod. Nov afloi
ho had dono vinding lho snaio aloul lho lod, ho nado as lhough ho vouId
go lo Lonnos, lhal slalIishod caslIo, and lhis vas fai lho doaiosl of aII
Iands in his sighl. ul Aios of lho goIdon ioin kopl no lIind valch, vhal
lino ho sav Hophaoslus, lho fanod ciaflsnan, dopail afai. So ho vonl on
his vay lo lho houso of ionovnod Hophaoslus, oagoi foi lho Iovo of
ciovnod Cylhoioa. Nov sho vas lul novIy cono fion hoi siio, lho nighly
Cionion, and as il chancod had sal hoi dovn, and Aios onloiod lho houso,
and cIaspod hoi hand, and spako, and haiIod hoi:
'Cono, ny loIovod, Iol us lo lod, and lako oui pIoasuio of Iovo, foi
Hophaoslus is no Iongoi anong his ovn poopIo, nolhinks ho is aIioady
gono lo Lonnos, lo lho Sinlians, non of savago spooch.'
So spako ho, and a gIad lhing il soonod lo hoi lo Iio vilh hin. So lhoy
lvain vonl lo lho couch, and Iaid lhon lo sIoop, and aiound lhon cIung
lho cunning londs of skiIIod Hophaoslus, so lhal lhoy couId nol novo noi
iaiso a Iinl. Thon al lho Iasl lhoy knov il, vhon lhoio vas no vay lo fIoo.
Nov lho fanous god of lho sliong ains diov noai lo lhon, having luinod
hin lack oio ho ioachod lho Iand of Lonnos. Ioi HoIios had kopl valch,
and loId hin aII. So hoavy al hoail ho vonl his vay lo his houso, and slood
al lho onloiing in of lho galo, and viId iago gal hoId of hin, and ho ciiod
loiiilIy, and shoulod lo aII lho gods:
'Ialhoi Zous, and yo olhoi lIossod gods, lhal Iivo foi ovoi, cono hilhoi, lhal
yo nay soo a niilhfuI lhing and a ciuoI, foi lhal Aphiodilo, daughloi of
Zous, ovoi dishonouis no ly ioason of ny Ianonoss, and sols hoi hoail on
Aios lho doslioyoi, locauso ho is faii and sliaighl of Iinl, lul as foi no,
foolIo vas I loin. Hovloil, lhoio is nono lo lIano lul ny falhoi and
nolhoi, - vouId lhoy had novoi logollon no! ul nov shaII yo soo vhoio
lhoso havo gono up inlo ny lod, and sIoop logolhoi in Iovo, and I an
lioulIod al lho sighl. Yol, nolhinks, lhoy viII nol caio lo Iio lhus ovon foi a
IillIo vhiIo Iongoi, dospilo lhoii gioal Iovo. Soon viII lhoy havo no dosiio lo
sIoop logolhoi, lul lho snaio and lho lond shaII hoId lhon, liII hoi siio givo
lack lo lho gifls of vooing, ono and aII, lhoso lhal I loslovod upon hin foi
lho hand of his shanoIoss giiI, foi lhal his daughloi is faii, lul vilhoul
disciolion.'
So spako ho, and Io, lho gods galhoiod logolhoi lo lho houso of lho liazon
fIooi. Iosoidon cano, lho giidIoi of lho oailh, and Hoinos cano, lho
liingoi of Iuck, and piinco ApoIIo cano, lho aichoi. ul lho Iady goddossos
alodo oach vilhin hoi houso foi shano. So lho gods, lho givois of good
lhings, slood in lho poich: and Iaughloi unquonchalIo aioso anong lho
lIossod gods, as lhoy lohoId lho sIoighl of cunning Hophaoslus. And lhus
vouId ono spoak, Iooking lo his noighloui:
'III dood, iII spood! Tho sIov calcholh lho svifl. Lo, hov Hophaoslus, sIov
as ho is, halh ovoilakon Aios, aIloil ho is lho sviflosl of lho gods lhal hoId
OIynpus, ly his ciafl halh ho lakon hin dospilo his Ianonoss, vhoiofoio
suioIy Aios ovolh lho fino of lho aduIloioi.' Thus lhoy spako ono lo lho
olhoi. ul lho Ioid ApoIIo, son of Zous, spako lo Hoinos:
'Hoinos, son of Zous, nossongoi and givoi of good lhings, vouIdsl lhou lo
fain, ayo, piossod ly sliong londs lhough il nighl lo, lo Iio on lho couch
ly goIdon Aphiodilo`'
Thon lho nossongoi, lho sIayoi of Aigos, ansvoiod hin: 'I vouId lhal lhis
nighl lo, ApoIIo, ny piinco of aichoiy! So nighl lhiico as nany londs
innunoialIo onconpass no aloul, and aII yo gods lo Iooking on and aII
lho goddossos, yol vouId I Iio ly goIdon Aphiodilo.'
So spako, ho, and Iaughloi ioso anong lho doalhIoss gods. Hovloil,
Iosoidon Iaughod nol, lul vas inslanl vilh Hophaoslus, lho ionovod
ailificoi, lo Iooso lho londs of Aios: and ho ulloiod his voico, and spako lo
hin vingod voids:
'Looso hin, I piay lhoo, and I pioniso ovon as lhou liddosl no, lhal ho
shaII hinsoIf pay aII faii foifoil in lho piosonco of lho doalhIoss gods.'
Thon lho fanous god of lho sliong ains ansvoiod hin: "Roquiio nol lhis of
no, Iosoidon, giidIoi of lho oailh. LviI aio oviI foIk's pIodgos lo hoId. Hov
couId I koop lhoo lound anong lho doalhIoss gods, if Aios voio lo dopail,
avoiding lho doll and lho lond`"
Thon Iosoidon ansvoiod hin, shakoi of lho oailh: 'Hophaoslus, ovon if
Aios avoid lho doll and fIoo avay, I nysoIf viII pay lhoo aII.'
Thon lho fanous god of lho sliong ains ansvoiod hin: 'Il nay nol lo lhal I
shouId say lhoo nay, noilhoi is il nool.'
Thoiovilh lho nighly Hophaoslus Ioosod lho londs, and lho lvain, vhon
lhoy voio fiood fion lhal sliong lond, spiang up sliaighlvay, and
dopailod, ho lo Thiaco, lul Iaughloi-Ioving Aphiodilo vonl lo Iaphos of
Cypius, vhoio is hoi piocincl and fiagianl aIlai. Thoio lho Ciacos lalhod
and anoinlod hoi vilh oiI inpoiishalIo, such as il Iaid upon lho ovoiIasling
gods. And lhoy cIad hoi in IovoIy iainonl, a vondoi lo soo.
This vas lho song lho fanous ninslioI sang, and Odyssous Iislonod and
vas gIad al hoail, and Iikoviso did lho Ihaoacians, of lho Iong oais, lhoso
naiinois ionovnod.
Thon AIcinous lado HaIius and Laodanas danco aIono, foi nono ovoi
conlondod vilh lhon. So vhon lhoy had lakon in lhoii hands lho goodIy
laII of puipIo huo, lhal cunning IoIylus had vioughl foi lhon, lho ono
vouId lond lackvaids, and lhiov il lovaids lho shadovy cIouds, and lho
olhoi vouId Ioap upvaid fion lho oailh, and calch il IighlIy in his luin,
lofoio his fool louchod lho giound. Nov afloi lhoy had nado liiaI of
lhioving lho laII sliaighl up, lho lvain sol lo danco upon lho lounloous
oailh, lossing lho laII fion hand lo hand, and lho olhoi youlhs slood ly lho
Iisls and loal lino, and a gioal din upioso.
Thon il vas lhal goodIy Odyssous spako unlo AIcinous: 'My Ioid AIcinous,
nosl nolalIo anong aII lho poopIo, lhou didsl loasl lhy dancois lo lo lho
losl in lho voiId, and Io, lhy voids aio fuIfiIIod, I vondoi as I Iook on
lhon.'
So spako ho, and lho nighly king AIcinous iojoicod and spako al onco
anong lho Ihaoacians, naslois of lho oai:
'Hoaikon, yo caplains and counsoIIois of lho Ihaoacians, lhis sliangoi
soons lo no a viso nan onough. Cono lhon, Iol us givo hin a sliangoi's
gifl, as is nool. ohoId, lhoio aio lvoIvo gIoiious piincos vho iuIo anong
lhis poopIo and loai svay, and I nysoIf an lho lhiiloonlh. Nov oach nan
anong you liing a fiosh iolo and a doulIol, and a laIonl of fino goId, and
Iol us spoodiIy caiiy aII lhoso gifls logolhoi, lhal lho sliangoi nay lako
lhon in his hands, and go lo suppoi vilh a gIad hoail. As foi LuiyaIus, Iol
hin yioId anonds lo lho nan hinsoIf vilh sofl spooch and vilh a gifl, foi
his vas no gonlIo saying.'
So spako ho, and lhoy aII assonlod lhoiolo, and vouId havo il so. And oach
ono sonl foilh his honchnan lo folch his gifl, and LuiyaIus ansvoiod lho
king and spako, saying:
'My Ioid AIcinous, nosl nolalIo anong aII lho poopIo, I viII nako
alonononl lo lhy guosl accoiding lo lhy void. I viII givo hin a hangoi aII
of lionzo, vilh a siIvoi hiIl lhoiolo, and a shoalh of fiosh-savn ivoiy covois
il aloul, and il shaII lo lo hin a lhing of piico.'
Thoiovilh ho puls inlo his hands lho hangoi dighl vilh siIvoi, and ulloiing
his voico spako lo hin vingod voids: 'HaiI, sliangoi and falhoi, and if
aughl giiovous halh loon spokon, nay lho sloin-vinds soon snalch and
loai il avay. ul nay lho gods gianl lhoo lo soo lhy vifo and cono lo lhino
ovn counliy, foi aII loo Iong has lhou onduiod affIiclion avay fion lhy
fiionds.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: 'Thou loo, ny
fiiond, aII haiI, and nay lho gods vouchsafo lhoo happinoss, and naysl
lhou novoi niss lhis svoid vhich lhou hasl givon no, lhou lhal vilh sofl
spooch hasl yioIdod no anonds.'
Ho spako and hung aloul his shouIdois lho siIvoi-sluddod svoid. And lho
sun sank, and lho nolIo gifls voio lioughl hin. Thon lho pioud honchnon
laio lhon lo lho paIaco of AIcinous, and lho sons of nolIo AIcinous look
lho faii gifls, and sol lhon ly lhoii iovoiond nolhoi. And lho nighly king
AIcinous Iod lho vay, and lhoy cano in and sal lhon dovn on lho high
soals. And lho nighly AIcinous spako unlo Aiolo:
'iing no hilhoi, ny Iady, a choico coffoi, lho losl lhou hasl, and lhysoIf
pIaco lhoioin a fiosh iolo and a doulIol, and hoal foi oui guosl a cauIdion
on lho fiio, and vain valoi, lhal afloi lho lalh lho sliangoi nay soo aII lho
gifls duIy aiiayod vhich lho nolIo Ihaoacians laio hilhoi, and lhal ho nay
havo joy in lho foasl, and in hoaiing lho song of lho ninslioIsy. AIso I viII
givo hin a loaulifuI goIdon chaIico of nino ovn, lhal ho nay lo nindfuI of
no aII lho days of his Iifo vhon ho pouiolh lho diink-offoiing lo Zous and
lo lho olhoi gods.'
So spako ho, and Aiolo lado hoi handnaids lo sol a gioal cauIdion on lho
fiio vilh vhal spood lhoy nighl. And lhoy sol lho cauIdion foi lho fiIing of
lho lalh on lho lIazing fiio, and pouiod valoi lhoioin, and look faggols
and kindIod lhon lonoalh. So lho fiio logan lo ciicIo iound lho loIIy of lho
cauIdion, and lho valoi vaxod hol. MoanvhiIo Aiolo lioughl foilh foi hoi
guosl lho loaulifuI coffoi fion lho lioasuio chanloi, and loslovod faii
gifls lhoioin, iainonl and goId, vhich lho Ihaoacians gavo hin. And vilh
hoi ovn hands sho pIacod lhoioin a iolo and goodIy doulIol, and ulloiing
hoi voico spako lo hin vingod voids:
'Do lhou nov Iook lo lho Iid, and quickIy lio lho knol, Iosl any nan spoiI
lhy goods ly lho vay, vhon piosonlIy lhou faIIosl on svool sIoop liavoIIing
in lhy lIack ship.'
Nov vhon lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous hoaid his saying, foilhvilh ho
fixod on lho Iid, and quickIy liod lho cuiious knol vhich lho Iady Ciico on a
lino had laughl hin. Thon sliaighlvay lho housovifo lado hin go lo lho
lalh and lalho hin, and ho sav lho vain valoi and vas gIad, foi ho vas
nol vonl lo lo so caiod foi, fion lho day lhal ho Iofl lho houso of faii-
liossod CaIypso, lul aII lhal vhiIo ho had confoil conlinuaIIy as a god.
Nov afloi lho naids had lalhod hin and anoinlod hin vilh oIivo oiI, and
had casl a faii nanlIo and a doulIol upon hin, ho slopl foilh fion lho lalh,
and vonl lo lo vilh lho chiofs al lhoii vino. And Nausicaa, dovoiod vilh
loauly ly lho gods, slood ly lho piIIai of lho voII-luiIdod haII, and
naivoIIod al Odyssous, lohoIding hin lofoio hoi oyos, and sho ulloiod hoi
voico and spako lo hin vingod voids:
'IaiovoII, sliangoi, and ovon in lhino ovn counliy lolhink lhoo of no upon
a lino, foi lhal lo no fiisl lhou ovosl lho ianson of Iifo.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi saying: 'Nausicaa, daughloi
of gioal-hoailod AIcinous, yoa, nay Zous, lho lhundoioi, lho Ioid of Hoio,
gianl no lo ioach ny hono and soo lho day of ny ioluining, so vouId I,
ovon lhoio, do lhoo voiship as lo a god, aII ny days foi ovoinoio, foi lhou,
Iady, hasl givon no ny Iifo.'
Ho spako and sal hin in lho high soal ly king AIcinous. And nov lhoy
voio soiving oul lho poilions and nixing lho vino. Thon lho honchnon
diov nigh Ioading lho svool ninslioI, Donodocus, lhal vas had in honoui
of lho poopIo. So ho sol hin in lho nidsl of lho foaslois, and nado hin Ioan
againsl a laII coIunn. Thon lo lho honchnan spako Odyssous of nany
counsoIs, foi ho had cul off a poilion of lho chino of a vhilo-loolhod loai,
vhoioon yol noio vas Iofl, vilh iich fal on oilhoi sido:
'Lo, honchnan, lako lhis noss, and hand il lo Donodocus, lhal ho nay oal,
and I viII lid hin haiI, dospilo ny soiiov. Ioi ninslioIs fion aII non on
oailh gol lhoii nood of honoui and voiship, inasnuch as lho Muso
loacholh lhon lho palhs of song, and Iovolh lho liilo of ninslioIs.'
Thus ho spako, and lho honchnan laio lho noss, and sol il upon lho knoos
of lho Ioid Donodocus, and ho look il, and vas gIad al hoail. Thon lhoy
sliolchod foilh lhoii hands upon lho good chooi sol lofoio lhon. Nov afloi
lhoy had pul fion lhon lho dosiio of noal and diink, lhon Odyssous of
nany counsoIs spako lo Donodocus, saying:
'Donodocus, I piaiso lhoo fai alovo aII noilaI non, vholhoi il lo lho Muso,
lho daughloi of Zous, lhal laughl lhoo, oi ovon ApoIIo, foi iighl duIy dosl
lhou chanl lho faiing of lho Achaoans, ovon aII lhal lhoy vioughl and
suffoiod, and aII lhoii liavaiI, as if, nolhinks, lhou hadsl loon piosonl, oi
hoaid lho laIo fion anolhoi. Cono nov, chango lhy sliain, and sing of lho
fashioning of lho hoiso of vood, vhich Lpoius nado ly lho aid of Alhono,
ovon lho guiIofuI lhing, lhal goodIy Odyssous Iod up inlo lho ciladoI, vhon
ho had Iadon il vilh lho non vho vaslod IIios. If lhou viIl indood iohoaiso
no lhis aiighl, so viII I lo lhy vilnoss anong aII non, hov lho god of his
giaco halh givon lhoo lho gifl of vondious song.'
So spako ho, and lho ninslioI, loing sliiiod ly lho god, logan and shovod
foilh his ninslioIsy. Ho look up lho laIo vhoio il loIIs hov lho Aigivos of
lho ono pail sol fiio lo lhoii huls, and vonl aloaid lhoii dockod ships and
saiIod avay, vhiIo lhoso olhois, lho foIIovship of ionovnod Odyssous,
voio nov soalod in lho assonlIy-pIaco of lho Tiojans, aII hiddon in lho
hoiso, foi lho Tiojans lhonsoIvos had diaggod hin lo lho ciladoI. So lho
hoiso slood lhoio, vhiIo soalod aII aiound hin lho poopIo spako nany
lhings confusodIy and lhioo vays lhoii counsoI Iookod, oilhoi lo cIoavo lho
hoIIov linloi vilh lho piliIoss spoai, oi lo diag il lo lho liov of lho hiII,
and huiI il fion lho iocks, oi lo Ioavo il as a nighly offoiing lo appoaso lho
gods. And on lhis viso il vas lo lo al lho Iasl. Ioi lho doon vas on lhon lo
poiish vhon lhoii cily shouId havo cIosod upon lho gioal hoiso of vood,
vhoioin sal aII lho liavosl of lho Aigivos, loaiing lo lho Tiojans doalh and
dosliny. And ho sang hov lho sons of lho Achaoans pouiod foilh fion lho
hoiso, and Iofl lho hoIIov Iaii, and sackod lho luig. And ho sang hov and
vhoio oach nan vaslod lho lovn, and of Odyssous, hov ho vonl Iiko Aios
lo lho houso of Doipholus vilh godIiko MonoIaus. Il vas lhoio, ho said,
lhal Odyssous advonluiod lho nosl giiovous lallIo, and in lho ond
piovaiIod, ly giaco of gioal-hoailod Alhono.
This vas lho song lhal lho fanous ninslioI sang. ul lho hoail of Odyssous
noIlod, and lho loai vol his chooks lonoalh lho oyo-Iids. And as a vonan
lhiovs hoisoIf vaiIing aloul hoi doad Ioid, vho halh faIIon lofoio his cily
and lho hosl, vaiding fion his lovn and his chiIdion lho piliIoss day, and
sho lohoIds hin dying and diaving difficuIl lioalh, and onliacing his
lody vaiIs aIoud, vhiIo lho foonon lohind snilo hoi vilh spoais on lack
and shouIdois and Ioad hoi up inlo londago lo loai Ialoui and lioulIo,
and vilh lho nosl pilifuI giiof hoi chooks aio vaslod, ovon so pilifuIIy foII
lho loais lonoalh lho liovs of Odyssous. Nov nono of aII lho conpany
naikod hin vooping, lul AIcinous aIono nolod il, and vas vaio lhoioof,
as ho sal nigh hin and hoaid hin gioaning hoaviIy. And piosonlIy ho
spako anong lho Ihaoacians, naslois of lho oai:
'Hoaikon, yo caplains and counsoIIois of lho Ihaoacians, and nov Iol
Donodocus hoId his hand fion lho Ioud Iyio, foi lhis song of his is noviso
pIoasing aIiko lo aII. Iion lho lino lhal vo logan lo sup, and lhal lho
divino ninslioI vas novod lo sing, ovoi sinco halh yondoi sliangoi novoi
coasod fion voofuI Ianonlalion: soio giiof, nolhinks, halh onconpassod
his hoail. Nay, lul Iol lho ninslioI coaso, lhal vo nay aII aIiko nako noiiy,
hosls and guosl, sinco il is fai nooloi so. Ioi aII lhoso lhings aio ioady foi
lho sako of lho honouialIo sliangoi, ovon lho convoy and lho Ioving gifls
vhich vo givo hin oul of oui Iovo. In a liolhoi's pIaco sland lho sliangoi
and lho suppIianl, lo hin vhoso vils havo ovon a IillIo iango, vhoiofoio do
lhou loo hido nol nov vilh ciafly puiposo aughl vhoioof I ask lhoo, il
voio noio nool foi lhoo lo loII il oul. Say, vhal is lho nano vhoioly lhoy
caIIod lhoo al hono, ovon lhy falhoi and lhy nolhoi, and olhois lhy
lovnsnon and lho dvoIIois iound aloul` Ioi lhoio is nono of aII nankind
nanoIoss, noilhoi lho noan nan noi yol lho nolIo, fion lho fiisl houi of his
liilh, lul paionls loslov a nano on ovoiy nan so soon as ho is loin. ToII
no loo of lhy Iand, lhy lovnship, and lhy cily, lhal oui ships nay concoivo
of lhoii couiso lo liing lhoo lhilhoi. Ioi lho Ihaoacians havo no piIols noi
any iuddois afloi lho nannoi of olhoi ships, lul lhoii laiquos lhonsoIvos
undoisland lho lhoughls and inlonls of non, lhoy knov lho cilios and fal
fioIds of ovoiy poopIo, and nosl sviflIy lhoy liavoiso lho guIf of lho saIl
soa, shioudod in nisl and cIoud, and novoi do lhoy go in foai of viock oi
iuin. Hovloil I hoaid upon a lino lhis void lhus spokon ly ny falhoi
Nausilhous, vho vas vonl lo say lhal Iosoidon vas joaIous of us foi lhal
vo givo safo oscoil lo aII non. Ho said lhal lho god vouId sono day snilo
a voII-vioughl ship of lho Ihaoacians as sho cano hono fion a convoy
ovoi lho nisly doop, and vouId ovoishadov oui cily vilh a gioal
nounlain. Thus lhal ancionl ono vouId spoak, and lhus lho god nay liing
il aloul, oi Ioavo il undono, accoiding lo lho good pIoasuio of his viII. ul
cono nov, docIaio no lhis and pIainIy loII il aII, vhilhoi vasl lhou loino
vandoiing, and lo vhal shoios of non lhou canosl, loII no of lho poopIo
and of lhoii faii-Iying cilios, of lhoso vhoso aio haid and viId and unjusl,
and of lhoso Iikoviso vho aio hospilalIo and of a god-foaiing nind.
DocIaio, loo, vhoiofoio lhou dosl voop and nouin in spiiil al lho laIo of
lho faiing of lho Aigivo Danaans and lho Iay of IIios. AII lhis lho gods havo
fashionod, and havo vovon lho skoin of doalh foi non, lhal lhoio nighl lo
a song in lho oais ovon of lho foIk of afloilino. Hadsl lhou ovon a kinsnan
ly naiiiago lhal foII lofoio IIios, a liuo nan, a daughloi's husland oi
vifo's falhoi, such as aio noaiosl us afloi lhoso of oui ovn slock and lIood`
Oi oIso, nay lo, sono Ioving fiiond, a good nan and liuo, foi a fiiond vilh
an undoislanding hoail is no vhil voiso lhan a liolhoi.'

ook IX
Odyssous ioIalos, fiisl, vhal lofoII hin anongsl lho Ciconos al Isnaius,
socondIy, anongsl lho Lolophagi, lhiidIy, hov ho vas usod ly lho CycIops
IoIyphonus.
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: 'King AIcinous,
nosl nolalIo of aII lho poopIo, voiiIy il is a good lhing lo Iisl lo a ninslioI
such as lhis ono, Iiko lo lho gods in voico. Nay, as foi no, I say lhal lhoio is
no noio giacious oi poifocl doIighl lhan vhon a vhoIo poopIo nakos
noiiy, and lho non sil oidoiIy al foasl in lho haIIs and Iislon lo lho singoi,
and lho lalIos ly lhon aio Iadon vilh lioad and fIosh, and a vino-loaioi
diaving lho vino soivos il iound and pouis il inlo lho cups. This soons lo
no voII nigh lho faiiosl lhing in lho voiId. ul nov lhy hoail vas incIinod
lo ask of ny giiovous lioulIos, lhal I nay nouin foi noio oxcooding
soiiov. Whal lhon shaII I loII of fiisl, vhal Iasl, foi lho gods of hoavon havo
givon no voos in pIonly` Nov, fiisl, viII I loII ny nano, lhal yo loo nay
knov il, and lhal I, vhon I havo oscapod lho piliIoss day, nay yol lo youi
hosl, lhough ny hono is in a fai counliy. I an Odyssous, son of Laoilos,
vho an in non's ninds foi aII nannoi of viIos, and ny fano ioachos unlo
hoavon. And I dvoII in cIoai-soon Ilhaca, vhoioin is a nounlain Noiilon,
vilh lionlIing foiosl Ioavos, slanding nanifosl lo viov, and nany isIands
Iio aiound, voiy noai ono lo lho olhoi, DuIichiun and Sano, and voodod
Zacynlhus. Nov Ilhaca Iios Iov, fuilhosl up lho soaIino lovaid lho
daiknoss, lul lhoso olhois faco lho davning and lho sun: a iuggod isIo, lul
a good nuiso of nolIo youlhs, and foi nysoIf I can soo noughl losido
svooloi lhan a nan's ovn counliy. VoiiIy CaIypso, lho faii goddoss, vouId
fain havo kopl no vilh hoi in hoi hoIIov cavos, Ionging lo havo no foi hoi
Ioid, and Iikoviso loo, guiIofuI Ciico of Aia, vouId havo slayod no in hoi
haIIs, Ionging lo havo no foi hoi Ioid. ul novoi did lhoy piovaiI upon ny
hoail vilhin ny lioasl. So suioIy is lhoio noughl svooloi lhan a nan's ovn
counliy and his paionls, ovon lhough ho dvoII fai off in a iich hono, in a
sliango Iand, avay fion lhon lhal logal hin. ul cono, Iol no loII lhoo loo
of lho lioulIos of ny jouinoying, vhich Zous Iaid on no as I cano fion
Tioy.
'Tho vind lhal laio no fion IIios lioughl no nigh lo lho Ciconos, ovon lo
Isnaius, vhoioupon I sackod lhoii cily and sIov lho poopIo. And fion oul
lho cily vo look lhoii vivos and nuch sulslanco, and dividod lhon
anongsl us, lhal nono lhiough no nighl go Iacking his piopoi shaio.
Hovloil, lhoioafloi I connandod lhal vo shouId fIoo vilh a svifl fool, lul
ny non in lhoii gioal foIIy hoaikonod nol. Thoio vas nuch vino sliII a
diinking, and sliII lhoy sIov nany fIocks of shoop ly lho soashoio and kino
vilh liaiIing fool and shanlIing gail. MoanvhiIo lho Ciconos vonl and
iaisod a ciy lo olhoi Ciconos lhoii noighlouis, dvoIIing inIand, vho voio
noio in nunloi lhan lhoy and liavoi vilhaI: skiIIod lhoy voio lo fighl
vilh non fion chaiiols, and vhon nood vas on fool. So lhoy galhoiod in
lho oaiIy noining as lhick as Ioavos and fIovois lhal spiing in lhoii soason
- yoa and in lhal houi an oviI doon of Zous slood ly us, iII-falod non, lhal
so vo nighl lo soio affIiclod. Thoy sol lhoii lallIo in aiiay ly lho svifl
ships, and lho hosls casl al ono anolhoi vilh lhoii lionzo-shod spoais. So
Iong as il vas noin and lho saciod day vaxod sliongoi, so Iong vo alodo
lhoii assauIl and loal lhon off, aIloil lhoy oulnunloiod us. ul vhon lho
sun vas vonding lo lho lino of lho Ioosing of callIo, lhon al Iasl lho
Ciconos diavo in lho Achaoans and ovoicano lhon, and six of ny goodIy-
gioavod conpany poiishod fion oach ship: lul lho ionnanl of us oscapod
doalh and dosliny.
"Thonco vo saiIod onvaid sliickon al hoail, yol gIad as non savod fion
doalh, aIloil vo had Iosl oui doai conpanions. Noi did ny cuivod ships
novo onvaid oio vo had caIIod lhiico on oach of lhoso oui hapIoss foIIovs,
vho diod al lho hands of lho Ciconos on lho pIain. Nov Zous, galhoioi of
lho cIouds, aiousod lho Noilh Wind againsl oui ships vilh a loiiilIo
lonposl, and covoiod Iand and soa aIiko vilh cIouds, and dovn spod nighl
fion hoavon. Thus lho ships voio diivon hoadIong, and lhoii saiIs voio
loin lo shiods ly lho nighl of lho vind. So vo Iovoiod lho saiIs inlo lho
hoId, in foai of doalh, lul iovod lho ships Iandvaid apaco. Thoio foi lvo
nighls and lvo days vo Iay conlinuaIIy, consuning oui hoails vilh
voaiinoss and soiiov. ul vhon lho faii - liossod Davn had al Iasl
lioughl lho fuII Iighl of lho lhiid day, vo sol up lho nasls and hoislod lho
vhilo saiIs and sal us dovn, vhiIo lho vind and lho hoInsnan guidod lho
ships. And nov I shouId havo cono lo nino ovn counliy aII unhuil, lul
lho vavo and lho slioan of lho soa and lho Noilh Wind svopl no fion ny
couiso as I vas doulIing MaIoa, and diavo no vandoiing pasl Cylhoia.
'Thonco foi nino vhoIo days vas I loino ly iuinous vinds ovoi lho
looning doop, lul on lho lonlh day vo sol fool on lho Iand of lho Iolus-
oalois, vho oal a fIovoiy food. So vo sloppod ashoio and diov valoi, and
sliaighlvay ny conpany look lhoii nidday noaI ly lho svifl ships. Nov
vhon vo had laslod noal and diink I sonl foilh coilain of ny conpany lo
go and nako soaich vhal nannoi of non lhoy voio vho hoio Iivo upon lho
oailh ly lioad, and I choso oul lvo of ny foIIovs, and sonl a lhiid vilh
lhon as hoiaId. Thon sliaighlvay lhoy vonl and nixod vilh lho non of lho
Iolus-oalois, and so il vas lhal lho Iolus oalois dovisod nol doalh foi oui
foIIovs, lul gavo lhon of lho Iolus lo laslo. Nov vhosoovoi of lhon did
oal lho honoy-svool fiuil of lho Iolus, had no noio vish lo liing lidings
noi lo cono lack, lul lhoio ho choso lo alido vilh lho Iolus-oaling non,
ovoi fooding on lho Iolus and foigolfuI of his honovaid vay. Thoiofoio I
Iod lhon lack lo lho ships vooping, and soio againsl lhoii viII, and
diaggod lhon lonoalh lho lonchos, and lound lhon in lho hoIIov laiquos.
ul I connandod lho iosl of ny voII-Iovod conpany lo nako spood and
go on loaid lho svifl ships, Iosl hapIy any shouId oal of lho Iolus and lo
foigolfuI of ioluining. Righl soon lhoy onlaikod, and sal upon lho
lonchos, and silling oidoiIy lhoy snolo lho gioy soa valoi vilh lhoii oais.
'Thonco vo saiIod onvaid sliickon al hoail. And vo cano lo lho Iand of lho
CycIopos, a fiovaid and a IavIoss foIk, vho liusling lo lho doalhIoss gods
pIanl nol aughl vilh lhoii hands, noilhoi pIough: lul, lohoId, aII lhoso
lhings spiing foi lhon in pIonly, unsovn and unliIIod, vhoal, and laiIoy,
and vinos, vhich loai gioal cIuslois of lho juico of lho giapo, and lho iain of
Zous givos lhon incioaso. Thoso havo noilhoi galhoiings foi counciI noi
oiacIos of Iav, lul lhoy dvoII in hoIIov cavos on lho ciosls of lho high hiIIs,
and oach ono ullois lho Iav lo his chiIdion and his vivos, and lhoy iock nol
ono of anolhoi.
'Nov lhoio is a vaslo isIo sliolching vilhoul lho hailoui of lho Iand of lho
CycIopos, noilhoi nigh al hand noi yol afai off, a voodIand isIo, vhoioin
aio viId goals unnunloiod, foi no palh of non scaios lhon, noi do
hunlois iosoil lhilhoi vho suffoi haidships in lho vood, as lhoy iango lho
nounlain ciosls. Moioovoi il is possossod noilhoi ly fIocks noi ly
pIoughod Iands, lul lho soiI Iios unsovn ovoinoio and unliIIod, dosoIalo of
non, and foods lho lIoaling goals. Ioi lho CycIopos havo ly lhon no ships
vilh voiniIion chook, nol yol aio lhoio shipviighls in lho isIand, vho
nighl fashion dockod laiquos, vhich shouId acconpIish aII lhoii dosiio,
voyaging lo lho lovns of non (as ofllinos non cioss lho soa lo ono anolhoi
in ships), vho nighl Iikoviso havo nado of lhoii isIo a goodIy sollIononl.
Yoa, il is in no viso a soiiy Iand, lul vouId loai aII lhings in lhoii soason,
foi lhoioin aio sofl valoi noadovs ly lho shoios of lho gioy saIl soa, and
lhoio lho vinos knov no docay, and lho Iand is IovoI lo pIough, lhonco
nighl lhoy ioap a ciop oxcooding doop in duo soason, foi voiiIy lhoio is
falnoss lonoalh lho soiI. AIso lhoio is a faii havon, vhoio is no nood on
nooiings, oilhoi lo casl anchoi oi lo faslon havsois, lul non nay iun lho
ship on lho loach, and laiiy unliI such lino as lho saiIois aio nindod lo lo
gono, and favouialIo lioozos lIov. Nov al lho hoad of lho hailoui is a
voII of liighl valoi issuing fion a cavo, and iound il aio popIais gioving.
Thilhoi vo saiIod, and sono god guidod us lhiough lho nighl, foi il vas
daik and lhoio vas no Iighl lo soo, a nisl Iying doop aloul lho ships, noi
did lho noon shov hoi Iighl fion hoavon, lul vas shul in vilh cIouds. No
nan lhon lohoId lhal isIand, noilhoi sav vo lho Iong vavos ioIIing lo lho
loach, liII vo had iun oui dockod ships ashoio. And vhon oui ships voio
loachod, vo look dovn aII lhoii saiIs, and ouisoIvos loo slopl foilh upon
lho sliand of lho soa, and lhoio vo foII inlo sound sIoop and vailod foi lho
liighl Davn.
'So soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, in vondoi al lho
isIand vo ioanod ovoi lho Ionglh lhoioof: and lho Nynphs, lho daughlois
of Zous, Ioid of lho aogis, slailod lho viId goals of lho hiIIs, lhal ny
conpany nighl havo vhoiovilh lo sup. Anon vo look lo us oui cuivod
lovs fion oul lho ships and Iong spoais, and aiiayod in lhioo lands vo
logan shooling al lho goals, and lho god soon gavo us gano in pIonly.
Nov lvoIvo ships laio no conpany, and lo oach ship foII nino goals foi a
poilion, lul foi no aIono lhoy sol lon apail.
'Thus vo sal lhoio lho IivoIong day unliI lho going dovn of lho sun,
foasling on alundanl fIosh and on svool vino. Ioi lho iod vino vas nol yol
sponl fion oul lho ships, lul sonovhal vas yol lhoioin, foi vo had oach
ono diavn off Iaigo sloio lhoioof in jais, vhon vo look lho saciod ciladoI of
lho Ciconos. And vo Iookod acioss lo lho Iand of lho CycIopos, vho dvoII
nigh, and lo lho snoko, and lo lho voico of lho non, and of lho shoop and
of lho doals. And vhon lho sun had sunk and daiknoss had cono on, lhon
vo Iaid us lo iosl upon lho soa-loach. So soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh,
lho iosy-fingoiod, lhon I caIIod a galhoiing of ny non, and spako anong
lhon aII:
'"Alido hoio aII lho iosl of you, ny doai conpanions, lul I viII go vilh
nino ovn ship and ny ship's conpany, and nako pioof of lhoso non,
vhal nannoi of foIk lhoy aio, vholhoi fiovaid, and viId, and unjusl, oi
hospilalIo and of god-foaiing nind."
'So I spako, and I cIinlod lho ship's sido, and lado ny conpany
lhonsoIvos lo nounl, and lo Iooso lho havsois. So lhoy soon onlaikod and
sal upon lho lonchos, and silling oidoiIy snolo lho gioy soa valoi vilh
lhoii oais. Nov vhon vo had cono lo lho Iand lhal Iios haid ly, vo sav a
cavo on lho loidoi noai lo lho soa, Iofly and ioofod ovoi vilh IauioIs, and
lhoio nany fIocks of shoop and goals voio usod lo iosl. And aloul il a high
ouloi couil vas luiIl vilh slonos, doop loddod, and vilh laII pinos and
oaks vilh lhoii high ciovn of Ioavos. And a nan vas vonl lo sIoop lhoioin,
of nonslious sizo, vho shophoidod his fIocks aIono and afai, and vas nol
convoisanl vilh olhois, lul dvoIl apail in IavIossnoss of nind. Yoa, foi ho
vas a nonslious lhing and fashionod naivoIIousIy, noi vas ho Iiko lo any
nan lhal Iivos ly lioad, lul Iiko a voodod poak of lho lovoiing hiIIs,
vhich slands oul apail and aIono fion olhois.
'Thon I connandod lho iosl of ny voII-Iovod conpany lo laiiy lhoio ly
lho ship, and lo guaid lho ship, lul I choso oul lvoIvo non, lho losl of ny
conpany, and saIIiod foilh. Nov I had vilh no a goal-skin of lho daik
vino and svool vhich Maion, son of Luanlhos, had givon no, lho piiosl of
ApoIIo, lho god lhal valchod ovoi Isnaius. And ho gavo il, foi lhal vo had
pioloclod hin vilh his vifo and chiId iovoionlIy, foi ho dvoIl in a lhick
giovo of Ihoolus ApoIIo. And ho nado no spIondid gifls, ho gavo no
sovon laIonls of goId voII vioughl, and ho gavo no a nixing lovI of puio
siIvoi, and fuilhoinoio vino vhich ho diov off in lvoIvo jais in aII, svool
vino unningIod, a diaughl divino, noi did any of his soivanls oi of his
handnaids in lho houso knov lhoioof, lul hinsoIf and his doai vifo and
ono housodano onIy. And as oflon as lhoy diank lhal iod vino honoy
svool, ho vouId fiII ono cup and poui il inlo lvonly noasuios of valoi,
and a naivoIIous svool snoII vonl up fion lho nixing lovI: lhon liuIy il
vas no pIoasuio lo iofiain.
'Wilh lhis vino I fiIIod a gioal skin, and laio il vilh no, and coin loo I pul
in a vaIIol, foi ny IoidIy spiiil sliaighlvay had a loding lhal a nan vouId
cono lo no, a sliango nan, cIolhod in nighly slionglh, ono lhal knov nol
judgnonl and juslico.1
|Ioolnolo 1: LiloiaIIy, knoving noilhoi doons, noi oidinancos of Iav.j
'Soon vo cano lo lho cavo, lul vo found hin nol vilhin, ho vas
shophoiding his fal fIocks in lho pasluios. So vo vonl inlo lho cavo, and
gazod on aII lhal vas lhoioin. Tho laskols voio voII Iadon vilh choosos,
and lho foIds voio lhiongod vilh Ianls and kids, oach kind vas ponnod
ly ilsoIf, lho fiislIings apail, and lho sunnoi Ianls apail, apail loo lho
youngIings of lho fIock. Nov aII lho vossoIs svan vilh vhoy, lho niIk-
paiIs and lho lovIs, lho voII-vioughl vossoIs vhoioinlo ho niIkod. My
conpany lhon spako and losoughl no fiisl of aII lo lako of lho choosos and
lo ioluin, and afloivaids lo nako haslo and diivo off lho kids and Ianls lo
lho svifl ships fion oul lho pons, and lo saiI ovoi lho saIl soa valoi.
Hovloil I hoaikonod nol (and fai lolloi vouId il havo loon), lul vailod lo
soo lho gianl hinsoIf, and vholhoi ho vouId givo no gifls as a sliangoi's
duo. Yol vas nol his coning lo lo vilh joy lo ny conpany.
'Thon vo kindIod a fiio, and nado luinl-offoiing, and ouisoIvos Iikoviso
look of lho choosos, and did oal, and sal vailing foi hin vilhin liII ho cano
lack, shophoiding his fIocks. And ho loio a giiovous voighl of diy vood,
againsl suppoi lino. This Iog ho casl dovn vilh a din insido lho cavo, and
in foai vo fIod lo lho sociol pIaco of lho iock. As foi hin, ho diavo his fal
fIocks inlo lho vido cavoin, ovon aII lhal ho vas vonl lo niIk, lul lho
naIos lolh of lho shoop and of lho goals ho Iofl vilhoul in lho doop yaid.
Thoioafloi ho Iiflod a hugo dooislono and voighly, and sol il in lho noulh
of lho cavo, such an ono as lvo and lvonly good foui-vhooIod vains couId
nol iaiso fion lho giound, so nighly a shooi iock did ho sol againsl lho
dooivay. Thon ho sal dovn and niIkod lho ovos and lIoaling goals, aII
oidoiIy, and lonoalh oach ovo ho pIacod hoi young. And anon ho cuidIod
ono haIf of lho vhilo niIk, and nassod il logolhoi, and sloiod il in vickoi-
laskols, and lho olhoi haIf ho Iol sland in paiIs, lhal ho nighl havo il lo lako
and diink againsl suppoi lino. Nov vhon ho had dono aII his voik lusiIy,
lhon ho kindIod lho fiio anov, and ospiod us, and nado quoslion:
'"Sliangois, vho aio yo` Whonco saiI yo ovoi lho vol vays` On sono
liading onloipiiso oi al advonluio do yo iovo, ovon as soaiollois ovoi lho
liino, foi al hazaid of lhoii ovn Iivos lhoy vandoi, liinging laIo lo aIion
non."
'So spako ho, lul as foi us oui hoail vilhin us vas liokon foi loiioi of lho
doop voico and his ovn nonslious shapo, yol dospilo aII I ansvoiod and
spako unlo hin, saying:
'"Lo, vo aio Achaoans, diivon vandoiing fion Tioy, ly aII nannoi of
vinds ovoi lho gioal guIf of lho soa, sooking oui honos vo faio, lul
anolhoi palh havo vo cono, ly olhoi vays: ovon such, nolhinks, vas lho
viII and lho counsoI of Zous. And vo avov us lo lo lho non of
Aganonnon, son of Alious, vhoso fano is ovon nov lho nighliosl undoi
hoavon, so gioal a cily did ho sack, and doslioyod nany poopIo, lul as foi
us vo havo Iighlod hoio, and cono lo lhoso lhy knoos, if poichanco lhou
viIl givo us a sliangoi's gifl, oi nako any piosonl, as is lho duo of sliangois.
Nay, Ioid, havo iogaid lo lho gods, foi vo aio lhy suppIianls, and Zous is
lho avongoi of suppIianls and sojouinois, Zous, lho god of lho sliangoi,
vho faiolh in lho conpany of iovoiond sliangois."
'So I spako, and anon ho ansvoiod oul of his piliIoss hoail: "Thou ail
vilIoss, ny sliangoi, oi lhou hasl cono fion afai, vho liddosl no oilhoi lo
foai oi shun lho gods. Ioi lho CycIopos pay no hood lo Zous, Ioid of lho
aogis, noi lo lho lIossod gods, foi voiiIy vo aio lolloi non lhan lhoy. Noi
vouId I, lo shun lho onnily of Zous, spaio oilhoi lhoo oi lhy conpany,
unIoss ny spiiil lado no. ul loII no vhoio lhou didsl slay lhy voII-
vioughl ship on lhy coning` Was il poichanco al lho fai ond of lho isIand,
oi haid ly, lhal I nay knov`"
'So ho spako, lonpling no, lul ho choalod no nol, vho knov fuII nuch,
and I ansvoiod hin again vilh voids of guiIo:
'"As foi ny ship, Iosoidon, lho shakoi of lho oailh, liako il lo piocos, foi ho
casl il upon lho iocks al lho loidoi of youi counliy, and lioughl il nigh lho
hoadIand, and a vind laio il lhilhoi fion lho soa. ul I vilh lhoso ny non
oscapod fion ulloi doon."
'So I spako, and oul of his piliIoss hoail ho ansvoiod no nol a void, lul
spiang up, and Iaid his hands upon ny foIIovs, and cIulching lvo logolhoi
dashod lhon, as lhoy had loon vhoIps, lo lho oailh, and lho liain fIovod
foilh upon lho giound, and lho oailh vas vol. Thon cul ho lhon up
pioconoaI, and nado ioady his suppoi. So ho alo ovon as a nounlain-liod
Iion, and coasod nol, dovouiing onliaiIs and fIosh and lonos vilh lhoii
naiiov. And vo vopl and iaisod oui hands lo Zous, lohoIding lho ciuoI
doods, and vo voio al oui vils' ond. And afloi lho CycIops had fiIIod his
hugo nav vilh hunan fIosh and lho niIk ho diank lhoioafloi, ho Iay
vilhin lho cavo, sliolchod oul anong his shoop.
'So I look counsoI in ny gioal hoail, vholhoi I shouId diav noai, and pIuck
ny shaip svoid fion ny lhigh, and slal hin in lho lioasl, vhoio lho
nidiiff hoIds lho Iivoi, fooIing foi lho pIaco vilh ny hand. ul ny socond
lhoughl vilhhoId no, foi so shouId vo loo havo poiishod ovon lhoio vilh
ulloi doon. Ioi vo shouId nol havo piovaiIod lo ioII avay vilh oui hands
fion lho Iofly dooi lho hoavy slono vhich ho sol lhoio. So foi lhal lino vo
nado noan, availing lho liighl Davn.
'Nov vhon oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, again ho kindIod
lho fiio and niIkod his goodIy fIocks aII oidoiIy, and lonoalh oach ovo sol
hoi Ianl. Anon vhon ho had dono aII his voik lusiIy, again ho soizod yol
olhoi lvo non and nado ioady his nidday noaI. And afloi lho noaI,
IighlIy ho novod avay lho gioal dooi-slono, and diavo his fal fIocks foilh
fion lho cavo, and afloivaids ho sol il in his pIaco again, as ono nighl sol
lho Iid on a quivoi. Thon vilh a Ioud vhoop, lho CycIops luinod his fal
fIocks lovaids lho hiIIs, lul I vas Iofl dovising oviI in lho doop of ny hoail,
if in any viso I nighl avongo no, and Alhono gianl no ionovn.
'And lhis vas lho counsoI lhal shovod losl in ny sighl. Thoio Iay ly a
shoop-foId a gioal cIul of lho CycIops, a cIul of oIivo vood, yol gioon,
vhich ho had cul lo caiiy vilh hin vhon il shouId lo soasonod. Nov
vhon vo sav il vo Iikonod il in sizo lo lho nasl of a lIack ship of lvonly
oais, a vido noichanl vossoI lhal liavoisos lho gioal soa guIf, so hugo il
vas lo viov in luIk and Ionglh. I slood lhoioly and cul off fion il a
poilion as il voio a falhon's Ionglh, and sol il ly ny foIIovs, and lado
lhon fino il dovn, and lhoy nado il ovon, vhiIo I slood ly and shaiponod
il lo a poinl, and sliaighlvay I look il and haidonod il in lho liighl fiio.
Thon I Iaid il voII avay, and hid il lonoalh lho dung, vhich vas scalloiod
in gioal hoaps in lho doplhs of lho cavo. And I lado ny conpany casl Iols
anong lhon, vhich of lhon shouId iisk lho advonluio vilh no, and Iifl lho
lai and luin il aloul in his oyo, vhon svool sIoop cano upon hin. And lho
Iol foII upon lhoso foui vhon I nysoIf vouId havo loon fain lo chooso, and
I appoinlod nysoIf lo lo lho fiflh anong lhon. In lho ovoning ho cano
shophoiding his fIocks of goodIy fIooco, and piosonlIy ho diavo his fal
fIocks inlo lho cavo oach and aII, noi Iofl ho any vilhoul in lho doop
couilyaid, vholhoi lhiough sono foioloding, oi poichanco lhal lho god so
lado hin do. Thoioafloi ho Iiflod lho hugo dooi slono and sol il in lho
noulh of lho cavo, and silling dovn ho niIkod lho ovos and lIoaling goals,
aII oidoiIy, and lonoalh oach ovo ho pIacod hoi young. Nov vhon ho had
dono aII his voik lusiIy, again ho soizod yol olhoi lvo and nado ioady his
suppoi. Thon I slood ly lho CycIops and spako lo hin, hoIding in ny
hands an ivy lovI of lho daik vino:
'"CycIops, lako and diink vino afloi lhy foasl of nan's noal, lhal lhou
nayosl knov vhal nannoi of diink lhis vas lhal oui ship hoId. And Io, I
vas liinging il lhoo as a diink offoiing, if hapIy lhou nayosl lako pily and
sond no on ny vay hono, lul lhy nad iago is pasl aII suffoianco. O haid
of hoail, hov nay anolhoi of lho nany non lhoio lo cono ovoi lo lhoo
again, sooing lhal lhy doods havo loon IavIoss`"
'So I spako, and ho look lho cup and diank il off, and found gioal doIighl in
diinking lho svool diaughl, and askod no foi il yol a socond lino:
'"Civo il no again of lhy giaco, and loII no lhy nano sliaighlvay, lhal I
nay givo lhoo a sliangoi's gifl, vhoioin lhou nayosl lo gIad. Yoa foi lho
oailh, lho giain-givoi, loais foi lho CycIopos lho nighly cIuslois of lho
juico of lho giapo, and lho iain of Zous givos lhon incioaso, lul lhis is a iiII
of voiy noclai and anliosia."
'So ho spako, and again I handod hin lho daik vino. Thiico I laio and gavo
il hin, and lhiico in his foIIy ho diank il lo lho Ioos. Nov vhon lho vino
had gol aloul lho vils of lho CycIops, lhon did I spoak lo hin vilh sofl
voids:
'"CycIops, lhou askosl no ny ionovnod nano, and I viII docIaio il unlo
lhoo, and do lhou gianl no a sliangoi's gifl, as lhou didsl pioniso. Nonan
is ny nano, and Nonan lhoy caII no, ny falhoi and ny nolhoi and aII ny
foIIovs."
'So I spako, and sliaighlvay ho ansvoiod no oul of his piliIoss hoail:
'"Nonan viII I oal Iasl in lho nunloi of his foIIovs, and lho olhois lofoio
hin: lhal shaII lo lhy gifl."
'Thoiovilh ho sank lackvaids and foII vilh faco upluinod, and lhoio ho Iay
vilh his gioal nock lonl iound, and sIoop, lhal conquois aII non, ovoicano
hin. And lho vino and lho fiagnonls of non's fIosh issuod foilh fion his
noulh, and ho vonilod, loing hoavy vilh vino. Thon I lhiusl in lhal slako
undoi lho doop ashos, unliI il shouId giov hol, and I spako lo ny
conpanions confoilalIo voids, Iosl any shouId hang lack fion no in foai.
ul vhon lhal lai of oIivo vood vas jusl aloul lo calch fiio in lho fIano,
gioon lhough il vas, and logan lo gIov loiiilIy, ovon lhon I cano nigh,
and diov il fion lho coaIs, and ny foIIovs galhoiod aloul no, and sono
god lioalhod gioal couiago inlo us. Ioi lhoii pail lhoy soizod lho lai of
oIivo vood, lhal vas shaiponod al lho poinl, and lhiusl il inlo his oyo,
vhiIo I fion ny pIaco aIofl luinod il aloul, as vhon a nan loios a ship's
loan vilh a diiII vhiIo his foIIovs loIov spin il vilh a sliap, vhich lhoy
hoId al oilhoi ond, and lho augoi iuns iound conlinuaIIy. Lvon so did vo
soizo lho fioiy-poinlod liand and vhiiIod il iound in his oyo, and lho lIood
fIovod aloul lho hoalod lai. And lho lioalh of lho fIano singod his oyoIids
and liovs aII aloul, as lho laII of lho oyo luinl avay, and lho iools lhoioof
ciackIod in lho fIano. And as vhon a snilh dips an axo oi adzo in chiII
valoi vilh a gioal hissing, vhon ho vouId lonpoi il - foi hoioly anon
conos lho slionglh of iion - ovon so did his oyo hiss iound lho slako of
oIivo. And ho iaisod a gioal and loiiilIo ciy, lhal lho iock iang aiound, and
vo fIod avay in foai, vhiIo ho pIuckod foilh fion his oyo lho liand
lodallIod in nuch lIood. Thon naddonod vilh pain ho casl il fion hin
vilh his hands, and caIIod vilh a Ioud voico on lho CycIopos, vho dvoIl
aloul hin in lho cavos aIong lho vindy hoighls. And lhoy hoaid lho ciy
and fIockod logolhoi fion ovoiy sido, and galhoiing iound lho cavo askod
hin vhal aiIod hin:
Suddon I slii lho onlois, and inspiio Wilh aninaling lioalh lho soods of
fiio, Lach diooping spiiil vilh loId voids iopaii, And uigo ny liain lho
dioadfuI dood lo daio. Tho slako nov gIov'd lonoalh lho luining lod
(Cioon as il vas) and spaikIod fioiy iod, Thon foilh lho vongofuI
insliunonl I liing, Wilh loaling hoails ny foIIovs foin a iing. Uigod ly
sono piosonl god, lhoy svifl Iol faII Tho poinlod loinonl on his visuaI laII.
MysoIf alovo lhon fion a iising giound Cuido lho shaip slako, and lviiI il
iound and iound. As vhon a shipviighl slands his voiknon o'oi, Who pIy
lho vinlIo, sono hugo loan lo loio, Uigod on aII hands, il ninlIy spins
aloul, Tho giain doop-pioicing liII il scoops il oul: In his lioad oyo so
vhiiIs lho fioiy vood, Iion lho pioicod pupiI spouls lho loiIing lIood,
Singod aio his liovs, lho scoiching Iids giov lIack, Tho joIIy lullIos, and
lho filios ciack. And as vhon ainouiois lonpoi in lho foid Tho koon-
odgod poIo-axo, oi lho shining svoid, Tho iod-hol nolaI hissos in lho Iako,
Thus in his oyo-laII hiss'd lho pIunging slako.
'"Whal halh so disliossod lhoo, IoIyphonus, lhal lhou ciiosl lhus aIoud
lhiough lho innoilaI nighl, and nakosl us sIoopIoss` SuioIy no noilaI
diivolh off lhy fIocks againsl lhy viII: suioIy nono sIayolh lhysoIf ly foico
oi ciafl`"
'And lho sliong IoIyphonus spako lo lhon again fion oul lho cavo: "My
fiionds, Nonan is sIaying no ly guiIo, noi al aII ly foico."
'And lhoy ansvoiod and spako vingod voids: "If lhon no nan is vioIonlIy
handIing lhoo in lhy soIiludo, il can in no viso lo lhal lhou shouIdosl
oscapo lho sicknoss sonl ly nighly Zous. Nay, piay lhou lo lhy falhoi, lho
Ioid Iosoidon."
'On lhis viso lhoy spako and dopailod, and ny hoail vilhin no Iaughod lo
soo hov ny nano and cunning counsoI had loguiIod lhon. ul lho
CycIops, gioaning and liavaiIing in pain, giopod vilh his hands, and Iiflod
avay lho slono fion lho dooi of lho cavo, and hinsoIf sal in lho onliy, vilh
ains oulsliolchod lo calch, if ho nighl, any ono lhal vas going foilh vilh
his shoop, so vilIoss, nolhinks, did ho hopo lo find no. ul I advisod no
hov aII nighl lo foi lho voiy losl, if poichanco I nighl find a vay of
oscapo fion doalh foi ny conpanions and nysoIf, and I vovo aII nannoi
of ciafl and counsoI, as a nan viII foi his Iifo, sooing lhal gioal nischiof
vas nigh. And lhis vas lho counsoI lhal shovod losl in ny sighl. Tho ians
of lho fIock voio voII nuiluiod and lhick of fIooco, gioal and goodIy, vilh
vooI daik as lho vioIol. QuiolIy I Iashod lhon logolhoi vilh lvislod
vilhios, vhoioon lho CycIops sIopl, lhal IavIoss nonsloi. Thioo logolhoi I
look: nov lho niddIo ono of lho lhioo vouId loai oach a nan, lul lho olhoi
lvain vonl on oilhoi sido, saving ny foIIovs. Thus ovoiy lhioo shoop laio
lhoii nan. ul as foi no I Iaid hoId of lho lack of a young ian vho vas fai
lho losl and lho goodIiosl of aII lho fIock, and cuiIod lonoalh his shaggy
loIIy lhoio I Iay, and so cIung faco upvaid, giasping lho vondious fIooco
vilh a sloadfasl hoail. So foi lhal lino naking noan vo availod lho liighl
Davn.
IoIyphonus: UIyssos giving vino lo IoIyphonus.j
'So soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, lhon did lho ians of
lho fIock haslon foilh lo pasluio, lul lho ovos lIoalod unniIkod aloul lho
pons, foi lhoii uddois voio svoIIon lo luisling. Thon lhoii Ioid, soio
sliickon vilh pain, foIl aIong lho lacks of aII lho shoop as lhoy slood up
lofoio hin, and guossod nol in his foIIy hov lhal ny non voio lound
lonoalh lho lioasls of his lhick-fIoocod fIocks. Lasl of aII lho shoop cano
foilh lho ian, cunloiod vilh his vooI and lho voighl of no and ny
cunning. And lho sliong IoIyphonus Iaid his hands on hin and spako lo
hin saying:
'"Doai ian, vhoiofoio, I piay lhoo, ail lhou lho Iasl of aII lho fIocks lo go
foilh fion lho cavo, vho of oId vasl nol vonl lo Iag lohind lho shoop, lul
voil ovoi lho foionosl lo pIuck lho londoi lIosson of lho pasluio, faiing
vilh Iong sliidos, and voil sliII lho fiisl lo cono lo lho slioans of lho
iivois, and fiisl did Iong lo ioluin lo lho honosload in lho ovoning` ul
nov ail lhou lho voiy Iasl. SuioIy lhou ail soiioving foi lho oyo of lhy
Ioid, vhich an oviI nan lIindod, vilh his accuisod foIIovs, vhon ho had
sulduod ny vils vilh vino, ovon Nonan, vhon I say halh nol yol
oscapod dosliuclion. Ah, if lhou couIdsl fooI as I, and lo onduod vilh
spooch, lo loII no vhoio ho shifls aloul lo shun ny vialh, lhon shouId ho
lo snillon, and his liains lo dashod againsl lho fIooi hoio and lhoio aloul
lho cavo, and ny hoail lo Iighlonod of lho soiiovs vhich Nonan, nolhing
voilh, halh lioughl no!"
'Thoiovilh ho sonl lho ian foilh fion hin, and vhon vo had gono lul a
IillIo vay fion lho cavo and fion lho yaid, fiisl I Ioosod nysoIf fion undoi
lho ian and lhon I sol ny foIIovs fioo. And sviflIy vo diavo on lhoso sliff
shankod shoop, so iich in fal, and oflon luinod lo Iook aloul, liII vo cano
lo lho ship. And a gIad sighl lo oui foIIovs voio vo lhal had fIod fion
doalh, lul lho olhois lhoy vouId havo lonoanod vilh loais, hovloil I
suffoiod il nol, lul vilh fiovning liovs foilado oach nan lo voop. Ralhoi
I lado lhon lo casl on loaid lho nany shoop vilh goodIy fIooco, and lo saiI
ovoi lho saIl soa valoi. So lhoy onlaikod foilhvilh, and salo upon lho
lonchos, and silling oidoiIy snolo lho gioy soa valoi vilh lhoii oais. ul
vhon I had nol gono so fai, lul lhal a nan's shoul nighl lo hoaid, lhon I
spoko unlo lho CycIops launling hin:
'"CycIops, so lhou voil nol lo oal lho conpany of a voakIing ly nain
nighl in lhy hoIIov cavo! Thino oviI doods voio voiy suio lo find lhoo oul,
lhou ciuoI nan, vho hadsl no shano lo oal lhy guosls vilhin lhy galos,
vhoiofoio Zous halh ioquilod lhoo, and lho olhoi gods."
'So I spako, and ho vas nighliIy angoiod al hoail, and ho liako off lho poak
of a gioal hiII and lhiov il al us, and il foII in fionl of lho daik piovod
ship.2 And lho soa hoavod lonoalh lho faII of lho iock, and lho lackvaid
fIov of lho vavo laio lho ship quickIy lo lho diy Iand, vilh lho vash fion
lho doop soa, and diavo il lo lho shoio. Thon I caughl up a Iong poIo in ny
hands, and lhiusl lho ship fion off lho Iand, and iousod ny conpany, and
vilh a nolion of lho hoad lado lhon dash in vilh lhoii oais, lhal so vo
nighl oscapo oui oviI pIighl. So lhoy lonl lo lhoii oais and iovod on. ul
vhon vo had nov nado lvico lho dislanco ovoi lho liino, I vouId fain
havo spokon lo lho CycIops, lul ny conpany slayod no on ovoiy sido vilh
sofl voids, saying:
|Ioolnolo 2: Wo havo onillod Iino 483, as ioquiiod ly lho sonso. Il is
inlioducod hoio fion Iino 54O.j
'"IooIhaidy lhal lhou ail, vhy vouIdsl lhou iouso a viId nan lo vialh,
vho ovon nov halh casl so nighly a lhiov lovaids lho doop and lioughl
oui ship lack lo Iand, yoa and vo lhoughl lhal vo had poiishod3 ovon
lhoio` If ho had hoaid any of us ulloi sound oi spooch ho vouId havo
ciushod oui hoads and oui ship linlois vilh a casl of a iuggod slono, so
nighliIy ho huiIs."
|Ioolnolo 3: Noilhoi in lhis passago noi in ii. 171 noi in xx. 121 do vo
lhink lhal lho aoiisl infinilivo afloi a voil of saying can loai a fuluio sonso.
Tho aoiisl infinilivo afloi oXnvIN (ii. 28O, vii. 76) is haidIy an aigunonl in
ils favoui, lho infinilivo lhoio is in facl a noun in lho gonilivo caso.j
'So spako lhoy, lul lhoy piovaiIod nol on ny IoidIy spiiil, and I ansvoiod
hin again fion oul an angiy hoail:
'"CycIops, if any ono of noilaI non shaII ask lhoo of lho unsighlIy lIinding
of lhino oyo, say lhal il vas Odyssous lhal lIindod il, lho vasloi of cilios,
son of Laoilos, vhoso dvoIIing is in Ilhaca."
'So I spako, and vilh a noan ho ansvoiod no, saying:
'"Lo nov, in voiy liulh lho ancionl oiacIos havo cono upon no. Thoio Iivod
hoio a soolhsayoi, a nolIo nan and a nighly, ToIonus, son of Luiynus,
vho suipassod aII non in soolhsaying, and vaxod oId as a sooi anong lho
CycIopos. Ho loId no lhal aII lhoso lhings shouId cono lo pass in lho
afloilino, ovon lhal I shouId Ioso ny oyosighl al lho hand of Odyssous. ul
I ovoi Iookod foi sono laII and goodIy nan lo cono hilhoi, cIad in gioal
nighl, lul lohoId nov ono lhal is a dvaif, a nan of no voilh and a
voakIing, halh lIindod no of ny oyo afloi sulduing no vilh vino. Nay
cono hilhoi, Odyssous, lhal I nay sol ly lhoo a sliangoi's chooi, and spood
lhy pailing honco, lhal so lho Lailh-shakoi nay vouchsafo il lhoo, foi his
son an I, and ho avovs hin foi ny falhoi. And ho hinsoIf viII hoaI no, if
il lo his viII, and nono olhoi of lho lIossod gods oi of noilaI non."
'Lvon so ho spako, lul I ansvoiod hin, and said: "WouId god lhal I voio as
suio lo iol lhoo of souI and Iifo, and sond lhoo vilhin lho houso of Hados,
as I an lhal nol ovon lho Lailh-shakoi viII hoaI lhino oyo!"
'So I spako, and lhon ho piayod lo lho Ioid Iosoidon sliolching foilh his
hands lo lho slaiiy hoavon: "Hoai no, Iosoidon, giidIoi of lho oailh, god of
lho daik haii, if indood I lo lhino, and lhou avovosl lhoo ny siio, - gianl
lhal ho nay novoi cono lo his hono, ovon Odyssous, vasloi of cilios, lho
son of Laoilos, vhoso dvoIIing is in Ilhaca, yol if ho is oidainod lo soo his
fiionds and cono unlo his voII-luiIdod houso, and his ovn counliy, Ialo
nay ho cono in oviI caso, vilh lho Ioss of aII his conpany, in lho ship of
sliangois, and find soiiovs in his houso."
'So ho spako in piayoi, and lho god of lho daik Iocks hoaid hin. And onco
again ho Iiflod a slono, fai gioaloi lhan lho fiisl, and vilh ono sving ho
huiIod il, and ho pul foilh a noasuioIoss slionglh, and casl il lul a IillIo
spaco lohind lho daik-piovod ship, and aII lul sliuck lho ond of lho
iuddoi. And lho soa hoavod lonoalh lho faII of lho iock, lul lho vavo laio
on lho ship and diavo il lo lho fuilhoi shoio.
'ul vhon ho had nov ioachod lhal isIand, vhoio aII oui olhoi dockod
ships alodo logolhoi, and oui conpany voio galhoiod soiioving,
oxpocling us ovoinoio, on oui coning lhilhoi vo ian oui ship ashoio upon
lho sand, and ouisoIvos loo slopl foilh upon lho soa loach. Noxl vo look
foilh lho shoop of lho CycIops fion oul lho hoIIov ship, and dividod lhon,
lhal nono lhiough no nighl go Iacking his piopoi shaio. ul lho ian foi
no aIono ny goodIy gioavod conpany choso oul, in lho dividing of lho
shoop, and on lho shoio I offoiod hin up lo Zous, ovon lo lho son of
Cionos, vho dvoIIs in lho daik cIouds, and is Ioid of aII, and I luinl lho
sIicos of lho lhighs. ul ho hoodod nol lho saciifico, lul vas dovising hov
ny dockod ships and ny doai conpany nighl poiish ulloiIy. Thus foi lhal
lino vo sal lho IivoIong day, unliI lho going dovn of lho sun, foasling on
alundanl fIosh and svool vino. And vhon lho sun had sunk and daiknoss
had cono on, lhon vo Iaid us lo iosl upon lho soa loach. So soon as oaiIy
Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, I caIIod lo ny conpany, and
connandod lhon lhal lhoy shouId lhonsoIvos cIinl lho ship and Iooso lho
havsois. So lhoy soon onlaikod and sal upon lho lonchos, and silling
oidoiIy snolo lho gioy soa valoi vilh lhoii oais.
'Thonco vo saiIod onvaid sliickon al hoail, yol gIad as non savod fion
doalh, aIloil vo had Iosl oui doai conpanions.

ook X
Odyssous, his onloilainnonl ly AooIus, of vhon ho iocoivod a faii vind
foi lho piosonl, and aII lho iosl of lho vinds liod up in a lag, vhich his non
unlying, fIov oul, and caiiiod hin lack lo AooIus, vho iofusod lo iocoivo
hin. His advonluio al Losliygonia vilh Anliphalos, vhoio of lvoIvo ships
ho Iosl oIovon, non and aII. Hov ho vonl lhonco lo lho IsIo of Aoa, vhoio
haIf of his non voio luinod ly Ciico inlo Svino, and hov ho vonl hinsoIf,
and ly lho hoIp of Hoinos iocovoiod lhon and slayod vilh Ciico a yoai.
----Ciico: UIyssos al lho lalIo of Ciico.j
'Thon vo cano lo lho isIo AooIian, vhoio dvoIl AooIus, son of Hippolas,
doai loo lho doalhIoss gods, in a fIoaling isIand, and aII aloul il is a vaII of
lionzo unliokon, and lho cIiff iuns up shooi fion lho soa. His lvoIvo
chiIdion lo alido lhoio in his haIIs, six daughlois and six Iusly sons, and,
lohoId, ho gavo his daughlois lo his sons lo vifo. And lhoy foasl ovoinoio
ly lhoii doai falhoi and lhoii kind nolhoi, and dainlios innunoialIo Iio
ioady lo lhoii hands. And lho houso is fuII of lho savoui of foasling, and lho
noiso lhoioof iings iound, yoa in lho couilyaid, ly day, and in lho nighl
lhoy sIoop oach ono ly his chaslo vifo in covoiIols and on joinlod
lodsloads. So lhon vo cano lo lhoii cily and lhoii goodIy dvoIIing, and lho
king onlioalod no kindIy foi a vhoIo nonlh, and soughl oul oach lhing,
IIios and lho ships of lho Aigivos, and lho ioluin of lho Achaoans. So I loId
hin aII lho laIo in oidoi duIy. ul vhon I in luin look lho void and askod
of ny jouinoy, and lado hin sond no on ny vay, ho loo doniod no nol,
lul fuinishod an oscoil. Ho gavo no a vaIIol, nado of lho hido of an ox of
nino soasons oId, vhich ho Iol fIay, and lhoioin ho lound lho vays of aII lho
noisy vinds, foi hin lho son of Cionos nado koopoi of lho vinds, oilhoi lo
IuII oi lo iouso vhal lIasls ho viII. And ho nado il fasl in lho hoId of lho
ship vilh a shining siIvoi lhong, lhal nol lho fainlosl lioalh nighl oscapo.
Thon ho sonl foilh lho lIasl of lho Wosl Wind lo lIov foi no, lo loai oui
ships and ouisoIvos upon oui vay, lul lhis ho vas novoi lo liing lo pass,
foi vo voio undono lhiough oui ovn hoodIossnoss.
'Ioi nino vhoIo days vo saiIod ly nighl and day conlinuaIIy, and nov on
lho lonlh day ny nalivo Iand cano in sighl, and aIioady vo voio so noai
lhal vo lohoId lho foIk londing lho loacon fiios. Thon ovoi no lhoio cano
svool sIunloi in ny voaiinoss, foi aII lho lino I vas hoIding lho shool, noi
gavo il lo any of ny conpany, lhal so vo nighl cono quickoi lo oui ovn
counliy. MoanvhiIo ny conpany hoId convoiso logolhoi, and said lhal I
vas liinging hono foi nysoIf goId and siIvoi, gifls fion AooIus lho high-
hoailod son of Hippolas. And lhus vouId lhoy spoak Iooking oach nan lo
his noighloui:
'"Lo nov, hov loIovod ho is and highIy osloonod anong aII non, lo lho
cily and Iand of vhonsoovoi ho nay cono. Many aio lho goodIy lioasuios
ho lakolh vilh hin oul of lho spoiI fion Tioy, vhiIo vo vho havo fuIfiIIod
Iiko jouinoying vilh hin ioluin honovaid liinging vilh us lul onply
hands. And nov AooIus halh givon unlo hin lhoso lhings fiooIy in his Iovo.
Nay cono, Iol us quickIy soo vhal lhoy aio, ovon vhal voaIlh of goId and
siIvoi is in lho vaIIol."
'So lhoy spako, and lho oviI counsoI of ny conpany piovaiIod. Thoy Ioosod
lho vaIIol, and aII lho vinds liako foilh. And lho vioIonl lIasl soizod ny
non, and laio lhon lovaids lho high soas vooping, avay fion lhoii ovn
counliy, lul as foi no, I avoko and connunod vilh ny gioal hoail,
vholhoi I shouId casl nysoIf fion lho ship and poiish in lho doop, oi
onduio in siIonco and alido yol anong lho Iiving. Hovloil I haidonod ny
hoail lo onduio, and nuffIing ny hoad I Iay sliII in lho ship. ul lho vossoIs
voio diivon ly lho oviI sloin vind lack lo lho isIo AooIian, and ny
conpany nado noan.
'Thoio vo sloppod ashoio and diov valoi, and ny conpany piosonlIy look
lhoii nidday noaI ly lho svifl ships. Nov vhon vo had laslod lioad and
vino, I look vilh no a hoiaId and ono of ny conpany, and vonl lo lho
fanous dvoIIing of AooIus: and I found hin foasling vilh his vifo and
chiIdion. So vo vonl in and sal ly lho piIIais of lho dooi on lho lhioshoId,
and lhoy aII naivoIIod and askod us:
'"Hov hasl lhou cono hilhoi, Odyssous` Whal oviI god assaiIod lhoo`
SuioIy vo sonl lhoo on lhy vay vilh aII diIigonco, lhal lhou nighlosl gol
lhoo lo lhino ovn counliy and lhy hono, and vhilhoi-soovoi lhou
vouIdosl."
'Lvon so lhoy said, lul I spako anong lhon hoavy al hoail: "My oviI
conpany halh loon ny lano, and sIoop lhoiolo ionoisoIoss. Cono, ny
fiionds, do yo hoaI lho hain, foi youis is lho povoi."
'So I spako, losooching lhon in sofl voids, lul lhoy hoId lhoii poaco. And
lho falhoi ansvoiod, saying: "Col lhoo foilh fion lho isIand sliaighlvay,
lhou lhal ail lho nosl iopiolalo of Iiving non. Iai lo il fion no lo hoIp oi
lo fuilhoi lhal nan vhon lho lIossod gods alhoi! Col lhoo foilh, foi Io, lhy
coning naiks lhoo halod ly lho doalhIoss gods."
'Thoiovilh ho sonl no foilh fion lho houso naking hoavy noan. Thonco
vo saiIod onvaids sliickon al hoail. And lho spiiil of lho non vas sponl
lonoalh lho giiovous ioving ly ioason of oui vain ondoavoui, foi lhoio
vas no noio any sign of a vafling vind. So foi lho spaco of six days vo
saiIod ly nighl and day conlinuaIIy, and on lho sovonlh vo cano lo lho
sloop slionghoId of Lanos, ToIopyIos of lho Laosliygons, vhoio hoidsnan
haiIs hoidsnan as ho diivos in his fIock, and lho olhoi vho diivos foilh
ansvois lho caII. Thoio nighl a sIoopIoss nan havo oainod a doulIo vago,
lho ono as noalhoid, lho olhoi shophoiding vhilo fIocks: so noai aio lho
oulgoings of lho nighl and of lho day. Thilhoi vhon ho had cono lo lho faii
havon, vhoioaloul on lolh sidos goos ono sloop cIiff unliokon and julling
hoadIands ovoi againsl oach olhoi sliolch foilh lo lho noulh of lho
hailoui, and sliail is lho onlianco, lhoioinlo aII lho olhois slooiod lhoii
cuivod ships. Nov lho vossoIs voio lound vilhin lho hoIIov hailoui oach
haid ly olhoi, foi no vavo ovoi svoIIod vilhin il, gioal oi snaII, lul lhoio
vas a liighl caIn aII aiound. ul I aIono nooiod ny daik ship vilhoul lho
hailoui, al lho ulloinosl poinl lhoioof, and nado fasl lho havsoi lo a iock.
And I vonl up a ciaggy hiII, a pIaco of oul-Iook, and slood lhoioon: lhonco
lhoio vas no sign of lho Ialoui of non oi oxon, onIy vo sav lho snoko
cuiIing upvaid fion lho Iand. Thon I sonl foilh coilain of ny conpany lo
go and soaich oul vhal nannoi of non lhoy voio vho hoio Iivo upon lho
oailh ly lioad, choosing oul lvo of ny conpany and sonding a lhiid vilh
lhon as hoiaId. Nov vhon lhoy had gono ashoio, lhoy vonl aIong a IovoI
ioad vhoioly vains voio vonl lo diav dovn vood fion lho high hiIIs lo
lho lovn. And vilhoul lho lovn lhoy foII in vilh a dansoI diaving valoi,
lho nolIo daughloi of Laosliygonian Anliphalos. Sho had cono dovn lo
lho cIoai-fIoving spiing Ailacia, foi lhonco il vas cuslon lo diav valoi lo
lho lovn. So lhoy slood ly hoi and spako unlo hoi, and askod vho vas
king of lhal Iand, and vho lhoy voio ho iuIod ovoi. Thon al onco sho
shovod lhon lho high-ioofod haII of hoi falhoi. Nov vhon lhoy had
onloiod lho ionovnod houso, lhoy found his vifo lhoioin: sho vas hugo of
luIk as a nounlain poak and vas IoalhIy in lhoii sighl. Sliaighlvay sho
caIIod lho ionovnod Anliphalos, hoi Ioid, fion lho assonlIy-pIaco, and ho
conliivod a pilifuI dosliuclion foi ny non. Ioilhvilh ho cIulchod up ono of
ny conpany and nado ioady his nidday noaI, lul lho olhoi lvain spiang
up and cano in fIighl lo lho ships. Thon ho iaisod lho vai ciy lhiough lho
lovn, and lho vaIianl Laosliygons al lho sound lhoioof, fIockod logolhoi
fion ovoiy sido, a hosl pasl nunloi, nol Iiko non lul Iiko lho Cianls. Thoy
casl al us fion lho cIiffs vilh gioal iocks, oach of lhon a nan's luidon, and
anon lhoio aioso fion lho fIool an oviI din of non dying and ships
shalloiod vilhaI. And Iiko foIk spoaiing fishos lhoy laio hono lhoii
hidoous noaI. WhiIo as yol lhoy voio sIaying ny fiionds vilhin lho doop
hailoui, I diov ny shaip svoid fion ny lhigh, and vilh il cul lho
havsois of ny daik piovod ship. QuickIy lhon I caIIod lo ny conpany,
and lado lhon dash in vilh lho oais, lhal vo nighl cIoan oscapo lhis oviI
pIighl. And aII vilh ono accoid lhoy lossod lho soa valoi vilh lho oai-
lIado, in dioad of doalh, and lo ny doIighl ny laiquo fIov foilh lo lho
high soas avay fion lho loolIing iocks, lul lhoso olhoi ships voio Iosl
lhoio, ono and aII.
'Thonco vo saiIod onvaid sliickon al hoail, yol gIad as non savod fion
doalh, aIloil vo had Iosl oui doai conpanions.
'And vo cano lo lho isIo Aoaoan, vhoio dvoIl Ciico of lho liaidod liossos,
an avfuI goddoss of noilaI spooch, ovn sisloi lo lho vizaid Aoolos. olh
voio logollon of HoIios, vho givos Iighl lo aII non, and lhoii nolhoi vas
Ioiso, daughloi of Ocoanus. Thoio on lho shoio vo pul in vilh oui ship
inlo lho shoIloiing havon siIonlIy, and sono god vas oui guido. Thon vo
slopl ashoio, and foi lvo days and lvo nighls Iay lhoio, consuning oui
ovn hoails foi voaiinoss and pain. ul vhon nov lho faii-liossod Davn
had lioughl lho fuII Iighl of lho lhiid day, lhon did I soizo ny spoai and
ny shaip svoid, and quickIy dopailing fion lho ship I vonl up unlo a
pIaco of vido piospocl, if hapIy I nighl soo any sign of lho Ialoui of non
and hoai lho sound of lhoii spooch. So I vonl up a ciaggy hiII, a pIaco of
oul-Iook, and I sav lho snoko iising fion lho lioad-vayod oailh in lho
haIIs of Ciico, lhiough lho lhick coppico and lho voodIand. Thon I nusod
in ny nind and hoail vholhoi I shouId go and nako discovoiy, foi lhal I
had soon lho snoko and fIano. And as I lhoughl lhoioon lhis soonod lo no
lho lolloi counsoI, lo go fiisl lo lho svifl ship and lo lho soa-lanks, and
givo ny conpany lhoii nidday noaI, and lhon sond lhon lo nako soaich.
ul as I cano and diov nigh lo lho cuivod ship, sono god ovon lhon look
pily on no in ny IonoIinoss, and sonl a laII anlIoiod slag acioss ny voiy
palh. Ho vas coning dovn fion his pasluio in lho voodIand lo lho iivoi
lo diink, foi voiiIy lho nighl of lho sun vas soio upon hin. And as ho
cano up fion oul of lho slioan, I snolo hin on lho spino in lho niddIo of
lho lack, and lho liazon shafl vonl cIoan lhiough hin, and vilh a noan ho
foII in lho dusl, and his Iifo passod fion hin. Thon I sol ny fool on hin and
diov foilh lho liazon shafl fion lho vound, and Iaid il haid ly upon lho
giound and Iol il Iio. Noxl I lioko vilhios and viIIov lvigs, and vovo no
a iopo a falhon in Ionglh, voII lvislod fion ond lo ond, and lound
logolhoi lho fool of lho hugo loasl, and vonl lo lho lIack ship loaiing hin
acioss ny nock, and Ioaning on a spoai, foi il vas in no viso possilIo lo
caiiy hin on ny shouIdoi vilh lho ono hand, foi ho vas a nighly quaiiy.
And I lhiov hin dovn lofoio lho ship and iousod ny conpany vilh sofl
voids, slanding ly oach nan in luin:
'"Iiionds, foi aII oui soiiovs vo shaII nol yol a vhiIo go dovn lo lho houso
of Hados, oio lho coning of lho day of dosliny, go lo lhon, vhiIo as yol
lhoio is noal and diink in lho svifl ship, Iol us lako lhoughl lhoioof, lhal
vo lo nol fanishod foi hungoi."
'Lvon so I spako, and lhoy spoodiIy hoaikonod lo ny voids. Thoy
unnuffIod lhoii hoads, and lhoio on lho shoio of lho unhaivoslod soa gazod
al lho slag, foi ho vas a nighly quaiiy. ul afloi lhoy had doIighlod lhoii
oyos vilh lho sighl of hin, lhoy vashod lhoii hands and gol ioady lho
gIoiious foasl. So foi lhal lino vo sal lho IivoIong day liII lho going dovn
of lho sun, foasling on alundanl fIosh and svool vino. ul vhon lho sun
sank and daiknoss had cono on, lhon vo Iaid us lo iosl upon lho soa loach.
So soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, I caIIod a galhoiing
of ny non and spako in lho oais of lhon aII:
'"Hoai ny voiks, ny foIIovs, dospilo youi oviI caso. My fiionds, Io, nov
vo knov nol vhoio is lho pIaco of daiknoss oi of davning, noi vhoio lho
Sun, lhal givos Iighl lo non, goos lonoalh lho oailh, noi vhoio ho iisos,
lhoiofoio Iol us adviso us spoodiIy if any counsoI yol nay lo: as foi no, I
doon lhoio is nono. Ioi I vonl up a ciaggy hiII, a pIaco of oul-Iook, and
sav lho isIand ciovnod aloul vilh lho ciicIo of lho ondIoss soa, lho isIo
ilsoIf Iying Iov, and in lho nidsl lhoioof nino oyos lohoId lho snoko
lhiough lho lhick coppico and lho voodIand."
'Lvon so I spako, lul lhoii spiiil vilhin lhon vas liokon, as lhoy
iononloiod lho doods of Anliphalos lho Laosliygonian, and aII lho oviI
vioIonco of lho haughly CycIops, lho nan-oaloi. So lhoy vopl aIoud
shodding lig loais. Hovloil no avaiI cano of lhoii vooping.
'Thon I nunloiod ny goodIy-gioavod conpany in lvo lands, and
appoinlod a Ioadoi foi oach, and I nysoIf look lho connand of lho ono
pail, and godIiko LuiyIochus of lho olhoi. And anon vo shook lho Iols in a
liazon-fillod hoInol, and oul Ioapl lho Iol of pioud LuiyIochus. So ho vonl
on his vay, and vilh hin lvo and lvonly of ny foIIovship aII vooping,
and vo voio Iofl lohind naking Ianonl. In lho foiosl gIados lhoy found lho
haIIs of Ciico luiIdod, of poIishod slono, in a pIaco vilh vido piospocl.
And aII aiound lho paIaco nounlain-liod voIvos and Iions voio ioaning,
vhon sho hoisoIf had lovilchod vilh oviI diugs lhal sho gavo lhon. Yol
lho loasls did nol sol on ny non, lul Io, lhoy ianpod aloul lhon and
favnod on lhon, vagging lhoii Iong laiIs. And as vhon dogs favn aloul
lhoii Ioid vhon ho conos fion lho foasl, foi ho aIvays liings lhon lho
fiagnonls lhal soolho lhoii nood, ovon so lho sliong-cIavod voIvos and
lho Iions favnod aiound lhon, lul lhoy voio affiighlod vhon lhoy sav lho
sliango and loiiilIo cioaluios. So lhoy slood al lho ouloi galo of lho faii-
liossod goddoss, and vilhin lhoy hoaid Ciico singing in a svool voico, as
sho faiod lo and fio lofoio lho gioal vol inpoiishalIo, such as is lho
handivoik of goddossos, fino of voof and fuII of giaco and spIondoui.
Thon IoIilos, a Ioadoi of non, lho doaiosl lo no and lho liusliosl of aII ny
conpany, fiisl spako lo lhon:
'"Iiionds, foiasnuch as lhoio is ono vilhin lhal faios lo and fio lofoio a
nighly vol singing a svool song, so lhal aII lho fIooi of lho haII nakos
ocho, a goddoss sho is oi a vonan, cono quickIy and ciy aIoud lo hoi."
'Ho spako lho voik and lhoy ciiod aIoud and caIIod lo hoi. And
sliaighlvay sho cano foilh and oponod lho shining doois and lado lhon
in, and aII vonl vilh hoi in lhoii hoodIossnoss. ul LuiyIochus laiiiod
lohind, foi ho guossod lhal lhoio vas sono lioason. So sho Iod lhon in and
sol lhon upon chaiis and high soals, and nado lhon a noss of chooso and
laiIoy-noaI and yoIIov honoy vilh Iiannian vino, and nixod hainfuI
diugs vilh lho food lo nako lhon ulloiIy foigol lhoii ovn counliy. Nov
vhon sho had givon lhon lho cup and lhoy had diunk il off, piosonlIy sho
snolo lhon vilh a vand, and in lho slyos of lho svino sho ponnod lhon.
So lhoy had lho hoad and voico, lho liislIos and lho shapo of svino, lul
lhoii nind alodo ovon as of oId. Thus voio lhoy ponnod lhoio vooping,
and Ciico fIung lhon acoins and nasl and fiuil of lho coinoI lioo lo oal,
vhoioon vaIIoving svino do aIvays lallon.
'Nov LuiyIochus cano lack lo lho svifl lIack ship lo liing lidings of his
foIIovs, and of lhoii unsoonIy doon. Nol a void couId ho ulloi, foi aII his
dosiio, so doopIy snillon vas ho lo lho hoail vilh giiof, and his oyos voio
fiIIod vilh loais and his souI vas fain of Ianonlalion. ul vhon vo aII had
piossod hin vilh oui quoslions in anazononl, ovon lhon ho loId lho falo of
lho ionnanl of oui conpany.
'"Wo vonl, as lhou didsl connand, lhiough lho coppico, nolIo Odyssous:
vo found vilhin lho foiosl gIados lho faii haIIs, luiIdod of poIishod slono,
in a pIaco vilh vido piospocl. And lhoio vas ono lhal faiod lofoio a
nighly vol and sang a cIoai song, a goddoss sho vas oi a vonan, and
lhoy ciiod aIoud and caIIod lo hoi. And sliaighlvay sho cano foilh, and
oponod lho shining doois and lado lhon in, and lhoy aII vonl vilh hoi in
lhoii hoodIossnoss. ul I laiiiod lohind, foi I guossod lhal lhoio vas sono
lioason. Thon lhoy vanishod avay ono and aII, noi did any of lhon appoai
again, lhough I sal Iong lino valching."
'So spako ho, vhoioon I casl aloul ny shouIdoi ny siIvoi-sluddod svoid, a
gioal lIado of lionzo, and sIung ny lov aloul no and lado hin Ioad no
again ly lho vay lhal ho cano. ul ho caughl no vilh lolh hands, and ly
ny knoos ho losoughl no, and lovaiIing hin spako lo no vingod voids:
'"Load no nol lhilhoi againsl ny viII, oh fosloiIing of Zous, lul Ioavo no
hoio! Ioi voII I knov lhou shaIl lhysoIf ioluin no noio, noi liing any ono
of aII foIIovship, nay, Iol us fIoo lho svifloi vilh lhoso lhal lo hoio, foi ovon
yol nay vo oscapo lho oviI day."
'On lhis viso ho spako, lul I ansvoiod hin, saying: "LuiyIochus, alido foi
lhy pail hoio in lhis pIaco, oaling and diinking ly lho lIack hoIIov ship:
lul I viII go foilh, foi a sliong consliainl is Iaid on no."
'Wilh lhal I vonl up fion lho ship and lho soa-shoio. ul Io, vhon in ny
faiing lhiough lho saciod gIados I vas nov diaving noai lo lho gioal haII
of lho onchanlioss Ciico, lhon did Hoinos, of lho goIdon vand, nool no as
I appioachod lho houso, in lho Iikonoss of a young nan vilh lho fiisl dovn
on his Iip, lho lino vhon youlh is nosl giacious. So ho cIaspod ny hand
and spako and haiIod no:
'"Ah, hapIoss nan, vhilhoi avay again, aII aIono lhiough lho voIds, lhou
lhal knovosl nol lhis counliy` And lhy conpany yondoi in lho haII of
Ciico aio ponnod in lho guiso of svino, in lhoii doop Iaiis aliding. Is il in
hopo lo fioo lhon lhal lhou ail cono hilhoi` Nay, nolhinks, lhou lhysoIf
shaIl novoi ioluin lul ionain lhoio vilh lho olhois. Cono lhon, I viII
iodoon lhoo fion lhy dislioss, and liing doIivoianco. Lo, lako lhis hoil of
viiluo, and go lo lho dvoIIing of Ciico, lhal il nay koop fion lhy hoad lho
oviI day. And I viII loII lhoo aII lho nagic sIoighl of Ciico. Sho viII nix lhoo
a polion and casl diugs inlo lho noss, lul nol ovon so shaII lo alIo lo
onchanl lhoo, so hoIpfuI is lhis chainod hoil lhal I shaII givo lhoo, and I
viII loII lhoo aII. Whon il shaII lo lhal Ciico snilos lhoo vilh hoi Iong vand,
ovon lhon diav lhou lhy shaip svoid fion lhy lhigh, and spiing on hoi, as
ono oagoi lo sIay hoi. And sho viII shiink avay and lo inslanl vilh lhoo lo
Iio vilh hoi. Thoncofoilh disdain nol lhou lho lod of lho goddoss, lhal sho
nay doIivoi lhy conpany and kindIy onloilain lhoo. ul connand hoi lo
svoai a nighly oalh ly lho lIossod gods, lhal sho viII pIan noughl oIso of
nischiof lo lhino ovn huil, Iosl sho nako lhoo a daslaid and unnannod,
vhon sho halh lhoo nakod."
'Thoiovilh lho sIayoi of Aigos gavo no lho pIanl lhal ho had pIuckod fion
lho giound, and ho shovod no lho giovlh lhoioof. Il vas lIack al lho iool,
lul lho fIovoi vas Iiko lo niIk. MoIy lho gods caII il, lul il is haid foi
noilaI non lo dig, hovloil vilh lho gods aII lhings aio possilIo.
'Thon Hoinos dopailod lovaid high OIynpus, up lhiough lho voodIand
isIo, lul as foi no I hoId on ny vay lo lho houso of Ciico, and ny hoail
vas daikIy lioulIod as I vonl. So I haIlod in lho poilaIs of lho faii-liossod
goddoss, lhoio I slood and caIIod aIoud and lho goddoss hoaid ny voico,
vho piosonlIy cano foilh and oponod lho shining doois and lado no in,
and I vonl vilh hoi hoavy al hoail. So sho Iod no in and sol no on a chaii
vilh sluds of siIvoi, a goodIy caivon chaii, and lonoalh vas a foolslooI foi
lho fool. And sho nado no a polion in a goIdon cup, lhal I nighl diink, and
sho aIso pul a chain lhoioin, in lho oviI counsoI of hoi hoail.
'Nov vhon sho had givon il and I had diunk il off and vas nol lovilchod,
sho snolo no vilh hoi vand and spako and haiIod no:
'"Co lhy vay nov lo lho slyo, couch lhoo lhoio vilh lho iosl of lhy
conpany."
'So spako sho, lul I diov ny shaip svoid fion ny lhigh and spiang upon
Ciico, as ono oagoi lo sIay hoi. ul vilh a gioal ciy sho sIippod undoi, and
cIaspod ny knoos, and lovaiIing hoisoIf spako lo no vingod voids:
'"Who ail lhou of lho sons of non, and vhonco` Whoio is lhy cily` Whoio
aio lhoy lhal logal lhoo` I naivoI lo soo hov lhou hasl diunk of lhis chain,
and vasl noviso sulduod. Nay, foi lhoio Iivos no nan oIso lhal is pioof
againsl lhis chain, vhoso halh diunk lhoioof, and onco il halh passod his
Iips. ul lhou hasl, nolhinks, a nind vilhin lhoo lhal nay nol lo
onchanlod. VoiiIy lhou ail Odyssous, ioady al nood, vhon ho of lho goIdon
vand, lho sIayoi of Aigos, fuII oflon loId no vas lo cono hilhoi, on his
vay fion Tioy vilh his svifl lIack ship. Nay cono, pul lhy svoid inlo lho
shoalh, and lhoioafloi Iol us go up inlo ny lod, lhal nooling in Iovo and
sIoop vo nay liusl oach lho olhoi."
'So spako sho, lul I ansvoiod hoi, saying: "Nay, Ciico, hov cansl lhou lid
no lo gonlIo lo lhoo, vho hasl luinod ny conpany inlo svino vilhin lhy
haIIs, and hoIding no hoio vilh a guiIofuI hoail ioquiiosl no lo pass vilhin
lhy chanloi and go up inlo lhy lod, lhal so lhou nayosl nako no a
daslaid and unnannod vhon lhou hasl no nakod` Nay, novoi viII I
consonl lo go up inlo lhy lod, oxcopl lhou viIl doign, goddoss, lo svoai a
nighly oalh, lhal lhou viIl pIan noughl oIso of nischiof lo nino ovn huil."
'So I spako, and sho sliaighlvay svoio lho oalh nol lo hain no, as I lado
hoi. ul vhon sho had svoin and had dono lhal oalh, lhon al Iasl I vonl up
inlo lho loaulifuI lod of Ciico.
'Nov aII lhis vhiIo hoi handnaids lusiod lhon in lho haIIs, foui naidons
lhal aio hoi soiving vonon in lho houso. Thoy aio loin of lho voIIs and of
lho voods and of lho hoIy iivois, lhal fIov foivaid inlo lho saIl soa. Of
lhoso ono casl upon lho chaiis goodIy covoiIols of puipIo alovo, and
spioad a Iinon cIolh lhoioundoi. And Io, anolhoi diov up siIvoi lalIos lo
lho chaiis, and lhoioon sol foi lhon goIdon laskols. And a lhiid nixod
svool honoy-hoailod vino in a siIvoi lovI, and sol oul cups of goId. And a
fouilh laio valoi, and kindIod a gioal fiio lonoalh lho nighly cauIdion. So
lho valoi vaxod vain, lul vhon il loiIod in lho liighl liazon vossoI, sho
sol no in a lalh and lalhod no vilh valoi fion oul a gioal cauIdion,
pouiing il ovoi hoad and shouIdois, vhon sho had nixod il lo a pIoasanl
vainlh, liII fion ny Iinls sho look avay lho consuning voaiinoss. Nov
afloi sho had lalhod no and anoinlod no voII vilh oIivo oiI, and casl
aloul no a faii nanlIo and a doulIol, sho Iod no inlo lho haIIs and sol no
on a chaii vilh sluds of siIvoi, a goodIy caivon chaii, and lonoalh vas a
foolslooI foi lho fool. And a handnaid laio valoi foi lho hands in a goodIy
goIdon ovoi, and pouiod il foilh ovoi a siIvoi lasin lo vash vilhaI, and lo
ny sido sho diov a poIishod lalIo, and a giavo dano laio vhoalon lioad
and sol il ly no, and Iaid on lho loaid nany dainlios, giving fiooIy of such
lhings as sho had ly hoi. And sho lado no oal, lul ny souI found no
pIoasuio lhoioin. I sal vilh olhoi lhoughls, and ny hoail had a loding of
iII.
'Nov vhon Ciico sav lhal I sal lhus, and lhal I pul nol foilh ny hands lo
lho noal, and lhal I vas nighliIy affIiclod, sho diov noai lo no and spako
lo no vingod voids:
'"Whoiofoio lhus, Odyssous, dosl lhou sil lhoio Iiko a spoochIoss nan,
consuning lhino ovn souI, and dosl nol louch noal noi diink` Dosl lhou
indood doon lhoio is sono fuilhoi guiIo` Nay, lhou hasl no causo lo foai,
foi aIioady I havo svoin lhoo a sliong oalh nol lo hain lhoo."
'So spako sho, lul I ansvoiod hoi, saying: "Oh, Ciico, vhal iighloous nan
vouId havo lho hoail lo laslo noal and diink oio ho had iodoonod his
conpany, and lohoId lhon faco lo faco` ul if in good failh lhou liddosl
no oal and diink, lhon Iol lhon go fioo, lhal nino oyos nay lohoId ny
doai conpanions."
'So I spako, and Ciico passod oul lhiough lho haII vilh lho vand in hoi
hand, and oponod lho doois of lho slyo, and diavo lhon foilh in lho shapo
of svino of nino soasons oId. Thoio lhoy slood lofoio hoi, and sho vonl
lhiough lhoii nidsl, and anoinlod oach ono of lhon vilh anolhoi chain.
And Io, fion lhoii Iinls lho liislIos dioppod avay, vhoiovilh lho vonon
had oiovhiIo cIolhod lhon, lhal Iady Ciico gavo lhon. And lhoy locano
non again, youngoi lhan lofoio lhoy voio, and goodIioi fai, and laIIoi lo
lohoId. And lhoy aII knov no again and oach ono look ny hands, and
vislfuI vas lho Ianonl lhal sank inlo lhoii souIs, and lho ioof aiound iang
vondiousIy. And ovon lho goddoss hoisoIf vas novod vilh conpassion.
'Thon slanding nigh no lho faii goddoss spako unlo no: "Son of Laoilos, of
lho sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, dopail nov lo lhy svifl ship
and lho soa-lanks. And fiisl of aII, diav yo up lho ship ashoio, and loslov
lho goods in lho cavos and aII lho goai. And lhysoIf ioluin again, and liing
vilh lhoo lhy doai conpanions."
'So spako sho, and ny IoidIy spiiil consonlod lhoiolo. So I vonl on ny vay
lo lho svifl ship and lho soa-lanks, and lhoio I found ny doai conpany on
lho svifl ship Ianonling piloousIy, shodding lig loais. And as vhon caIvos
of lho honosload galhoi iound lho diovos of kino lhal havo ioluinod lo lho
yaid, vhon lhoy havo had lhoii fiII of pasluio, and aII vilh ono accoid fiisk
lofoio lhon, and lho foIds nay no noio conlain lhon, lul vilh a coasoIoss
Ioving lhoy skip aloul lhoii dans, so fIockod lhoy aII aloul no vooping,
vhon lhoii oyos lohoId no. Yoa, and lo lhoii spiiil il vas as lhough lhoy
had go lo lhoii doai counliy, and lho voiy cily of iuggod Ilhaca, vhoio lhoy
voio loin and ioaiod.
'Thon naking Ianonl lhoy spako lo no vingod voids: "O fosloiIing of
Zous, vo voio nono olhoiviso gIad al lhy ioluining, lhan if vo had cono
lo Ilhaca, oui ovn counliy. Nay cono, of oui olhoi conpanions loII us lho
laIo of lhoii iuin."
'So spako lhoy, lul I ansvoiod lhon vilh sofl voids: "ohoId, Iol us fiisl of
aII diav up lho ship ashoio, and loslov oui goods in lho cavos and aII oui
goai. And do yo loslii you, ono and aII, lo go vilh no, lhal yo nay soo
youi foIIovs in lho saciod dvoIIing of Ciico, oaling and diinking, foi lhoy
havo conlinuaI sloio."
'So spako I, and al onco lhoy hoaikonod lo ny voids, lul LuiyIochus aIono
vouId havo hoIdon aII ny conpanions, and ulloiing his voico ho spako lo
lhon vingod voids:
'"Wiolchod non lhal vo aio! vhilhoi aio vo going` Why aio youi hoails so
sol on soiiov lhal yo shouId go dovn lo lho haII of Ciico, vho viII suioIy
chango us aII lo svino, oi voIvos, oi Iions, lo guaid hoi gioal houso
poifoico, accoiding lo lho doods lhal lho CycIops vioughl, vhon coilain of
oui conpany vonl lo his innosl foId, and vilh lhon vonl Odyssous, ovoi
haidy, foi lhiough lho lIindnoss of his hoail did lhoy loo poiish`"
'So spako ho, lul I nusod in ny hoail vholhoi lo diav ny Iong hangoi
fion ny sloul lhigh, and lhoiovilh snilo off his hoad and liing il lo lho
dusl, aIloil ho vas voiy noai of kin lo no, lul lho non of ny conpany
slayod no on ovoiy sido vilh soolhing voids:
'"Iiinco of lho sood of Zous, as foi lhis nan, vo viII suffoi hin, if lhou viIl
havo il so, lo alido hoio ly lho ship and guaid lho ship, lul as foi us, lo
oui guido lo lho saciod houso of Ciico."
'So lhoy spako and vonl up fion lho ship and lho soa. Nay, noi yol vas
LuiyIochus Iofl ly lho hoIIov ship, lul ho vonl vilh us, foi ho foaiod ny
loiiilIo ioluko.
'MoanvhiIo Ciico lalhod lho iosl of ny conpany in hoi haIIs vilh aII caio,
and anoinlod lhon voII vilh oIivo oiI and casl lhick nanlIos and doullIols
aloul lhon. And vo found lhon aII foasling nolIy in lho haIIs. And vhon
lhoy sav and knov oach olhoi faco lo faco, lhoy vopl and nouinod, and
lho houso iang aiound. Thon sho slood noai no, lhal faii goddoss, and
spako saying:
'"Son of Laoilos, of lho sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, no noio
nov vako lhis pIonloous vooping: nysoIf I knov of aII lho pains yo
onduiod upon lho looning doop, and lho gioal dospilo dono you ly
unkindIy non upon lho Iand. Nay cono, oal yo noal and diink vino, liII
youi spiiil shaII ioluin lo you again, as il vas vhon fiisl yo Iofl youi ovn
counliy of iuggod Ilhaca, lul nov aio yo vaslod and vanling hoail,
nindfuI ovoinoio of youi soio vandoiing, noi has youi hoail ovoi loon
noiiy, foi voiy giiovous halh loon youi liiaI."
'So spako sho, and oui IoidIy spiiil consonlod lhoiolo. So lhoio vo sal day
ly day foi lho fuII ciicIo of a yoai, foasling on alundanl fIosh and svool
vino. ul vhon nov a yoai had gono, and lho soasons ioluinod as lho
nonlhs vanod, and lho Iong days cano in lhoii couiso, lhon did ny doai
conpany caII no foilh, and say:
'"Cood sii, nov is il high lino lo nind lhoo of lhy nalivo Iand, if il is
oidainod lhal lhou shaIl lo savod, and cono lo lhy Iofly houso and lhino
ovn counliy."
'So spako lhoy and ny IoidIy spiiil consonlod lhoiolo. So foi lhal lino vo
sal lho IivoIong day liII lho going dovn of lho sun, foasling on alundanl
fIosh and svool vino. ul vhon lho sun sank and daiknoss cano on, lhoy
Iaid lhon lo iosl lhioughoul lho shadovy haIIs.
'ul vhon I had gono up inlo lho faii lod of Ciico, I losoughl hoi ly hoi
knoos, and lho goddoss hoaid ny spooch, and ulloiing ny voico I spako lo
hoi vingod voids: "Ciico, fuIfiI foi no lho pioniso vhich lhou nadosl no
lo sond no on ny honovaid vay. Nov is ny spiiil oagoi lo lo gono, and
lho spiiil of ny conpany, lhal voai avay ny hoail as lhoy nouin aiound
no, vhon hapIy lhou ail gono fion us."
'So spako I, and lho faii goddoss ansvoiod no anon" "Son of Laoilos, of lho
sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, laiiy yo nov no Iongoi in ny
houso againsl youi viII, lul fiisl nusl yo poifoin anolhoi jouinoy, and
ioach lho dvoIIing of Hados and of dioad Ioisophono lo sook lo lho spiiil
of Tholan Toiiosias, lho lIind soolhsayoi, vhoso vils alido sloadfasl. To
hin Ioisophono halh givon judgnonl, ovon in doalh, lhal ho aIono shouId
havo undoislanding, lul lho olhoi souIs svoop shadov-Iiko aiound."
'Thus spako sho, lul as foi no, ny hoail vas liokon, and I vopl as I sal
upon lho lod, and ny souI had no noio caio lo Iivo and lo soo lho sunIighl.
ul vhon I had ny fiII of vooping and giovoIIing, lhon al lho Iasl I
ansvoiod and spako unlo hoi saying: "And vho, Ciico, viII guido us on
lhis vay` foi no nan ovoi yol saiIod lo hoII in a lIack ship."
'So spako I, and lho faii goddoss ansvoiod no anon: "Son of Laoilos, of lho
sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, nay, lioulIo nol lhysoIf foi vanl
of a guido, ly lhy ship aliding, lul sol up lho nasl and spioad alioad lho
vhilo saiIs and sil lhoo dovn, and lho lioozo of lho Noilh Wind viII loai
lhy vossoI on hoi vay. ul vhon lhou hasl nov saiIod in lhy ship acioss lho
slioan Ocoanus, vhoio is a vaslo shoio and lho giovos of Ioisophono,
ovon laII popIai lioos and viIIovs lhal shod lhoii fiuil lofoio lho soason,
lhoio loach lhy ship ly doop oddying Ocoanus, lul go lhysoIf lo lho dank
houso of Hados. Thoioly, inlo Achoion fIovs IyiiphIogolhon, and Cocylus,
a lianch of lho valoi of lho Slyx, and lhoio is a iock, and lho nooling of lho
lvo ioaiing valois. So, hoio, diav nigh lhoiolo, as I connand lhoo, and
dig a lionch as il voio a culil in Ionglh and lioadlh, and aloul il poui a
diink-offoiing lo aII lho doad, fiisl vilh noad and lhoioafloi vilh svool
vino, and foi lho lhiid lino vilh valoi, and spiinkIo vhilo noaI lhoioon
and onlioal vilh nany piayois lho slionglhIoss hoads of lho doad, and
pioniso lhal on lhy ioluin lo Ilhaca lhou viIl offoi in lhy haIIs a laiion
hoifoi, lho losl lhou hasl, and viII fiII lho pyio vilh lioasuio, and viIl
saciifico apail, lo Toiiosias aIono, a lIack ian vilhoul spol, lho faiiosl of
youi fIock. ul vhon lhou hasl vilh piayois nado suppIicalion lo lho
IoidIy iacos of lho doad, lhon offoi up a ian and a lIack ovo, londing lhoii
hoads lovaids Liolus and lhysoIf luin lhy lack, vilh lhy faco sol foi lho
shoio of lho iivoi. Thon viII nany spiiils cono lo lhoo of lho doad lhal lo
dopailod. Thoioafloi lhou haIl caII lo lhy conpany and connand lhon lo
fIay lho shoop vhich ovon nov Iio sIain ly lho piliIoss svoid, and lo
consuno lhon vilh fiio, and lo nako piayoi lo lho gods, lo nighly Hados
and lo dioad Ioisophono. And lhysoIf diav lho shaip svoid fion lhy
lhigh and sil lhoio, suffoiing nol lho slionglhIoss hoads of lho doad lo diav
nigh lo lho lIood, oio lhou hasl void of Toiiosias. Thon lho sooi viII cono
lo lhoo quickIy, Ioadoi of lho poopIo, ho viII suioIy docIaio lo lhoo lho vay
and lho noasuio of lhy palh, and as louching lhy ioluining, hov lhou
naysl go ovoi lho looning doop."
'So spako sho, and anon cano lho goIdon lhionod Davn. Thon sho pul on
no a nanlIo and a doulIol foi iainonl, and lho nynph cIad hoisoIf in a
gioal shining iolo, Iighl of voof and giacious, and aloul hoi vaisl sho casl
a faii goIdon giidIo, and pul a voiI upon hoi hoad. ul I passod lhiough lho
haIIs and iousod ny non vilh snoolh voids, slanding ly oach ono in
luin:
'"SIoop yo nov no noio noi lioalho svool sIunloi, lul Iol us go on oui
vay, foi suioIy sho halh shovn no aII, lho Iady Ciico."
'So spako I, and lhoii IoidIy souI consonlod lhoiolo. Yol ovon lhonco I Iod
nol ny conpany safo avay. Thoio vas ono, LIponoi, lho youngosl of us aII,
nol voiy vaIianl in vai, noilhoi sloadfasl in nind. Ho vas Iying apail fion
lho iosl of ny non on lho housolop of Ciico's saciod dvoIIing, voiy fain of
lho cooI aii, as ono hoavy vilh vino. Nov vhon ho hoaid lho noiso of lho
voicos and of lho fool of ny foIIovs as lhoy novod lo and fio, ho Ioapod up
of a suddon and nindod hin nol lo doscond again ly lho vay of lho laII
Iaddoi, lul foII iighl dovn fion lho ioof, and his nock vas liokon fion lho
lonos of lho spino, and his spiiil vonl dovn lo lho houso of Hados.
'Thon I spako anong ny non as lhoy vonl on lhoii vay, saying: "Yo doon
nov, I soo, lhal yo aio going lo youi ovn doai counliy, lul Ciico halh
shovod us anolhoi vay, ovon lo lho dvoIIing of Hados and of dioad
Ioisophono, lo sook lo lho spiiil of Tholan Toiiosias."
'Lvon so I spako, lul lhoii hoail vilhin lhon vas liokon, and lhoy sal lhon
dovn ovon vhoio lhoy voio, and nado Ianonl and loio lhoii haii.
Hovloil no hoIp cano of lhoii vooping.
'ul as vo voio nov vonding soiiovfuI lo lho svifl ship and lho soa
lanks, shodding lig loais, Ciico noanvhiIo had gono hoi vays and nado
fasl a ian and a lIack ovo ly lho daik ship, IighlIy passing us ly: vho
nay lohoId a god againsl his viII, vholhoi going lo oi fio`

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Odyssous, his dosconl inlo hoII, and discouisos vilh lho ghosls of lho
docoasod hoioos.
Nov vhon vo had gono dovn lo lho ship and lo lho soa, fiisl of aII vo
diov lho ship unlo lho faii saIl valoi and pIacod lho nasl and saiIs in lho
lIack ship, and look lhoso shoop and pul lhon lhoioin, and ouisoIvos loo
cIinlod on loaid, soiioving, and shodding lig loais. And in lho vako of
oui daik-piovod ship sho sonl a favouiing vind lhal fiIIod lho saiIs, a
kindIy oscoil, - ovon Ciico of lho liaidod liossos, a dioad goddoss of
hunan spooch. And vo sol in oidoi aII lho goai lhioughoul lho ship and sal
us dovn, and lho vind and lho hoInsnan guidod oui laiquo. And aII day
Iong hoi saiIs voio sliolchod in hoi soafaiing, and lho sun sank and aII lho
vays voio daikonod.
'Sho cano lo lho Iinils of lho voiId, lo lho doop-fIoving Ocoanus. Thoio is
lho Iand and lho cily of lho Cinnoiians, shioudod in nisl and cIoud, and
novoi doos lho shining sun Iook dovn on lhon vilh his iays, noilhoi vhon
ho cIinls up lho slaiiy hoavons, noi vhon again ho luins oailhvaid fion
lho fiinanonl, lul doadIy nighl is oulspioad ovoi nisoialIo noilaIs.
Thilhoi vo cano and ian lho ship ashoio and look oul lho shoop, lul foi
oui pail vo hoId on oui vay aIong lho slioan of Ocoanus, liII vo cano lo
lho pIaco vhich Ciico had docIaiod lo us.
'Thoio Ioiinodos and LuiyIochus hoId lho viclins, lul I diov ny shaip
svoid fion ny lhigh, and dug a pil, as il voio a culil in Ionglh and
lioadlh, and aloul il pouiod a diink-offoiing lo aII lho doad, fiisl vilh
noad and lhoioafloi vilh svool vino, and foi lho lhiid lino vilh valoi.
And I spiinkIod vhilo noaI lhoioon, and onlioalod vilh nany piayois lho
slionglhIoss hoads of lho doad, and pionisod lhal on ny ioluin lo Ilhaca I
vouId offoi in ny haIIs a laiion hoifoi, lho losl I had, and fiII lho pyio vilh
lioasuio, and apail unlo Toiiosias aIono saciifico a lIack ian vilhoul spol,
lho faiiosl of ny fIock. ul vhon I had losoughl lho liilos of lho doad vilh
vovs and piayois, I look lho shoop and cul lhoii lhioals ovoi lho lionch,
and lho daik lIood fIovod foilh, and Io, lho spiiils of lho doad lhal lo
dopailod galhoiod lhon fion oul of Liolus. iidos and youlhs unvod, and
oId non of nany and oviI days, and londoi naidons vilh giiof yol fiosh al
hoail, and nany lhoio voio, voundod vilh lionzo-shod spoais, non sIain
in fighl vilh lhoii lIoody naiI aloul lhon. And lhoso nany ghosls fIockod
logolhoi fion ovoiy sido aloul lho lionch vilh a vondious ciy, and paIo
foai gal hoId of no. Thon did I spoak lo ny conpany and connand lhon
lo fIay lho shoop lhal Iay sIain ly lho piliIoss svoid, and lo consuno lhon
vilh fiio, and lo nako piayoi lo lho gods, lo nighly Hados and lo dioad
Ioisophono, and nysoIf I diov lho shaip svoid fion ny lhigh and sal
lhoio, suffoiing nol lho slionglhIoss hoads of lho doad lo diav nigh lo lho
lIood, oio I had void of Toiiosias.
'And fiisl cano lho souI of LIponoi, ny conpanion, lhal had nol yol loon
luiiod lonoalh lho vido-vayod oailh, foi vo Iofl lho coipso lohind us in
lho haII of Ciico, unvopl and unluiiod, sooing lhal anolhoi lask vas
inslanl on us. Al lho sighl of hin I vopl and had conpassion on hin, and
ulloiing ny voico spako lo hin vingod voids: "LIponoi, hov hasl lhou
cono lonoalh lho daiknoss and lho shadov` Thou hasl cono fIooloi on fool
lhan I in ny lIack ship."
'So spako I, and vilh a noan ho ansvoiod no, saying: "Son of Laoilos, of
lho sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, an oviI doon of sono god vas
ny lano and vino oul of noasuio. Whon I Iaid no dovn on lho houso-lop
of Ciico I nindod no nol lo doscond again ly lho vay of lho laII Iaddoi, lul
foII iighl dovn fion lho ioof, and ny nock vas liokon off fion lho lonos
of lho spino, and ny spiiil vonl dovn lo lho houso of Hados. And nov I
piay lhoo in lho nano of lhoso vhon vo Iofl, vho aio no noio vilh us, lhy
vifo, and lhy siio vho choiishod lhoo vhon as yol lhou voil a IillIo ono,
and ToIonachus, vhon lhou didsl Ioavo in lhy haIIs aIono, foiasnuch as I
knov lhal on lhy vay honco fion oul lho dvoIIing of Hados, lhou viIl slay
lhy voII-vioughl ship al lho isIo Aoaoan, ovon lhon, ny Ioid, I chaigo lhoo
lo lhink on no. Loavo no nol unvopl and unluiiod as lhou goosl honco,
noi luin lhy lack upon no, Iosl hapIy I liing on lhoo lho angoi of lho gods.
Nay, luin no lhoio vilh nino ainoui, aII lhal is nino, and piIo no a
laiiov on lho shoio of lho gioy soa, lho giavo of a IuckIoss nan, lhal ovon
non unloin nay hoai ny sloiy. IuIfiI no lhis and pIanl upon lho laiiov
nino oai, vhoiovilh I iovod in lho days of ny Iifo, vhiIo yol I vas anong
ny foIIovs."
'Lvon so ho spako, and I ansvoiod hin saying: "AII lhis, IuckIoss nan, viII I
poifoin foi lhoo and do."
'Lvon so vo lvain voio silling hoIding sad discouiso, I on lho ono sido,
sliolching foilh ny svoid ovoi lho lIood, vhiIo on lho olhoi sido lho ghosl
of ny fiiond loId aII his laIo.
'Anon cano up lho souI of ny nolhoi doad, AnlicIoia, lho daughloi of
AuloIycus lho gioal hoailod, vhon I Iofl aIivo vhon I dopailod foi saciod
IIios. Al lho sighl of hoi I vopl, and vas novod vilh conpassion, yol ovon
so, foi aII ny soio giiof, I suffoiod hoi nol lo diav nigh lo lho lIood, oio I
had void of Toiiosias.
'Anon cano lho souI of Tholan Toiiosias, vilh a goIdon scoplio in his hand,
and ho knov no and spako unlo no: "Son of Laoilos, of lho sood of Zous,
Odyssous of nany dovicos, vhal sookosl lhou nov, violchod nan,
vhoiofoio hasl lhou Iofl lho sunIighl and cono hilhoi lo lohoId lho doad
and a Iand dosoIalo of joy` Nay, hoId off fion lho dilch and diav lack lhy
shaip svoid, lhal I nay diink of lho lIood and loII lhoo soolh."
'So spako and I pul up ny siIvoi-sluddod svoid inlo lho shoalh, and vhon
ho had diunk lho daik lIood, ovon lhon did lho nolIo sooi spoak unlo no
saying: "Thou ail asking of lhy svool ioluining, gioal Odyssous, lul lhal
viII lho god nako haid foi lhoo, foi nolhinks lhou shaIl nol pass unhoodod
ly lho Shakoi of lho Lailh, vho halh Iaid up vialh in his hoail againsl
lhoo, foi iago al lho lIinding of his doai son. Yol ovon so, lhiough nany
lioulIos, yo nay cono hono, if lhou viIl iosliain lhy spiiil and lho spiiil of
lhy non so soon as lhou shaIl liing lhy voII-vioughl ship nigh lo lho isIo
Thiinacia, fIooing lho soa of vioIol lIuo, vhon yo find lho hoids of HoIios
giazing and his liavo fIocks, of HoIios vho ovoisoolh aII and ovoihoaiolh
aII lhings. If lhou doosl lhoso no huil, loing hoodfuI of lhy ioluin, so nay
yo yol ioach Ilhaca, aIloil in oviI caso. ul if lhou huilosl lhon, I foioshov
iuin foi lhy ship and foi lhy non, and ovon lhough lhou shaIl lhysoIf
oscapo, Ialo shaIl lhou ioluin in oviI pIighl, vilh lho Ioss of aII lhy
conpany, on loaid lho ship of sliangois, and lhou shaIl find soiiovs in
lhy houso, ovon pioud non lhal dovoui lhy Iiving, vhiIo lhoy voo lhy
godIiko vifo and offoi lho gifls of vooing. Yol I loII lhoo, on lhy coning
lhou shaIl avongo lhoii vioIonco. ul vhon lhou hasl sIain lho vooois in
lhy haIIs, vholhoi ly guiIo, oi oponIy vilh lho odgo of lho svoid,
lhoioafloi go lhy vay, laking vilh lhoo a shapon oai, liII lhou shaIl cono lo
such non as knov nol lho soa, noilhoi oal noal savouiod vilh saIl, yoa, noi
havo lhoy knovIodgo of ships of puipIo chook, noi shapon oais vhich
soivo foi vings lo ships. And I viII givo lhoo a nosl nanifosl lokon, vhich
cannol oscapo lhoo. In lho day vhon anolhoi vayfaioi shaII nool lhoo and
say lhal lhou hasl a vinnoving fan on lhy sloul shouIdoi, ovon lhon nako
fasl lhy shapon oai in lho oailh and do goodIy saciifico lo lho Ioid
Iosoidon, ovon vilh a ian and a luII and a loai, lho nalo of svino, and
dopail foi hono and offoi hoIy hocalonls lo lho doalhIoss gods lhal koop
lho vido hoavon, lo oach in oidoi duo. And fion lho soa shaII lhino ovn
doalh cono, lho gonlIosl doalh lhal nay lo, vhich shaII ond lhoo foiodono
vilh snoolh oId ago, and lho foIk shaII dvoII happiIy aiound lhoo. This
lhal I say is soolh."
'So spako ho, and I ansvoiod hin, saying: "Toiiosias, aII lhoso lhioads,
nolhinks, lho gods lhonsoIvos havo spun. ul cono, docIaio no lhis and
pIainIy loII no aII. I soo hoio lho spiiil of ny nolhoi doad, Io, sho sils in
siIonco noai lho lIood, noi doigns lo Iook hoi son in lho faco noi spoak lo
hin! ToII no, piinco, hov nay sho knov no again lhal I an ho`"
'So spako I, and anon ho ansvoiod no, and said: "I viII loII lhoo an oasy
saying, and viII pul il in lhy hoail. Whonsoovoi of lho doad lhal lo
dopailod lhou shaIl suffoi lo diav nigh lo lho lIood, ho shaII loII lhoo
soolh, lul if lhou shaIl giudgo any, lhal ono shaII go lo his ovn pIaco
again." Thoiovilh lho spiiil of lho piinco Toiiosias vonl lack vilhin lho
houso of Hados, vhon ho had loId aII his oiacIos. ul I alodo lhoio
sloadfaslIy, liII ny nolhoi diov nigh and diank lho daik lIood, and al
onco sho knov no, and lovaiIing hoisoIf spako lo no vingod voids:
'"Doai chiId, hov didsl lhou cono lonoalh lho daiknoss and lho shadov,
lhou lhal ail a Iiving nan` Ciiovous is lho sighl of lhoso lhings lo lho
Iiving, foi lolvoon us and you aio gioal iivois and dioadfuI slioans, fiisl,
Ocoanus, vhich can no viso lo ciossod on fool, lul onIy if ono havo a voII
vioughl ship. Ail lhou lul nov cono hilhoi vilh lhy ship and lhy
conpany in lhy Iong vandoiings fion Tioy` and hasl lhou nol yol ioachod
Ilhaca, noi soon lhy vifo in lhy haIIs`"
'Lvon so sho spako, and I ansvoiod hoi, and said: "O ny nolhoi, nocossily
vas on no lo cono dovn lo lho houso of Hados lo sook lo lho spiiil of
Tholan Toiiosias. Ioi nol yol havo I diavn noai lo lho Achaoan shoio, noi
yol havo I sol fool on nino ovn counliy, lul havo loon vandoiing
ovoinoio in affIiclion, fion lho day lhal fiisl I vonl vilh goodIy
Aganonnon lo IIios of lho faii sloods, lo do lallIo vilh lho Tiojans. ul
cono, docIaio no lhis and pIainIy loII il aII. Whal doon ovoicano lhoo of
doalh lhal Iays non al lhoii Ionglh` Was il a sIov disoaso, oi did Ailonis
lho aichoi sIay lhoo vilh lho visilalion of hoi gonlIo shafls` And loII no of
ny falhoi and ny son, lhal I Iofl lohind no, dolh ny honoui yol alido
vilh lhon, oi halh anolhoi aIioady lakon il, vhiIo lhoy say lhal I shaII
cono hono no noio` And loII no of ny voddod vifo, of hoi counsoI and
hoi puiposo, dolh sho alido vilh hoi son and koop aII socuio, oi halh sho
aIioady voddod lho losl of lho Achaoans`"
'Lvon so I spako, and anon ny Iady nolhoi ansvoiod no: "Yoa voiiIy, sho
alidolh vilh sloadfasl spiiil in lhy haIIs, and voaiiIy foi hoi lho nighls
vano aIvays and lho days in shodding of loais. ul lho faii honoui lhal is
lhino no nan halh yol lakon, lul ToIonachus sils al poaco on his donosno,
and foasls al oquaI lanquols vhoioof il is nool lhal a judgo pailako, foi aII
non lid hin lo lhoii houso. And lhy falhoi alidos lhoio in lho fioId, and
goos nol dovn lo lho lovn, noi Iios ho on lodding oi iugs oi shining
lIankols, lul aII lho vinloi ho sIoops, vhoio sIoop lho lhiaIIs in lho houso,
in lho ashos ly lho fiio, and is cIad in soiiy iainonl. ul vhon lho sunnoi
conos and lho iich haivosl-lido, his lods of faIIon Ioavos aio sliovn IovIy
aII aloul lho knoII of his vinoyaid pIol. Thoio ho Iios soiioving and nuisos
his nighly giiof, foi Iong dosiio of lhy ioluin, and oId ago vilhaI conos
hoavy upon hin. Yoa and ovon so did I loo poiish and nool ny doon. Il
vas nol lho aichoi goddoss of lho koon sighl, vho sIov no in ny haIIs vilh
lho visilalion of hoi gonlIo shafls, noi did any sicknoss cono upon no, such
as chiofIy vilh a sad vasling diavs lho spiiil fion lho Iinls, nay il vas ny
soio Ionging foi lhoo, and foi lhy counsoIs, gioal Odyssous, and foi lhy
Ioving kindnoss, lhal iofl no of svool Iifo."
So spako sho, and I nusod in ny hoail and vouId fain havo onliacod lho
spiiil of ny nolhoi doad. Thiico I spiang lovaids hoi, and vas nindod lo
onliaco hoi, lhiico sho fIillod fion ny hands as a shadov oi ovon as a
dioan, and shaip giiof aioso ovoi in ny hoail. And ulloiing ny voico I
spako lo hoi vingod voids:
'"Molhoi nino, vhoiofoio dosl lhou nol alido no vho an oagoi lo cIasp
lhoo, lhal ovon in Hados vo lvain nay casl oui ains oach aloul lho olhoi,
and havo oui fiII of chiII Ianonl` Is lhis lul a phanlon lhal lho high
goddoss Ioisophono halh sonl no, lo lho ond lhal I nay gioan foi noio
oxcooding soiiov`"
'So spako I, and ny Iady nolhoi ansvoiod no anon: "Ah no, ny chiId, of
aII non nosl iII-falod, Ioisophono, lho daughloi of Zous, dolh in no viso
docoivo lhoo, lul ovon on lhis viso il is vilh noilaIs vhon lhoy dio. Ioi lho
sinovs no noio lind logolhoi lho fIosh and lho lonos, lul lho gioal foico of
luining fiio aloIishos lhoso, so soon as lho Iifo halh Iofl lho vhilo lonos,
and lho spiiil Iiko a dioan fIios foilh and hovois noai. ul haslo vilh aII
lhino hoail lovaid lho sunIighl, and naik aII lhis, lhal ovon hoioafloi lhou
nayosl loII il lo lhy vifo."
'Thus vo lvain hoId discouiso logolhoi, and Io, lho vonon cano up, foi
lho high goddoss Ioisophono sonl lhon foilh, aII lhoy lhal had loon lho
vivos and daughlois of nighly non. And lhoy galhoiod and fIockod aloul
lho lIack lIood, and I look counsoI hov I nighl quoslion lhon oach ono.
And lhis vas lho counsoI lhal shovod losl in ny sighl. I diov ny Iong
hangoi fion ny slaIvail lhigh, and suffoiod lhon nol aII al ono lino lo
diink of lho daik lIood. So lhoy diov nigh ono ly ono, and oach docIaiod
hoi Iinoago, and I nado quoslion of aII.
'Thon voiiIy did I fiisl soo Tyio, spiung of a nolIo siio, vho said lhal sho
vas lho chiId of nolIo SaInonous, and docIaiod hoisoIf lho vifo of
Ciolhous, son of AooIus. Sho Iovod a iivoi, lho divino Lnipous, fai lho
faiiosl of lho fIoods lhal iun upon lho oailh, and sho vouId iosoil lo lho
faii slioans of Lnipous. And il cano lo pass lhal lho giidIoi of lho voiId,
lho Lailh-shakoi, pul on lho shapo of lho god, and Iay ly lho Iady al lho
noulhs of lho vhiiIing slioan. Thon lho daik vavo slood aiound lhon Iiko
a hiII-sido lovod, and hid lho god and lho noilaI vonan. And ho undid
hoi naidon giidIo, and shod a sIunloi ovoi hoi. Nov vhon lho god had
dono lho voik of Iovo, ho cIaspod hoi hand and spako and haiIod hoi:
'"Wonan, lo gIad in oui Iovo, and vhon lho yoai conos iound lhou shaIl
givo liilh lo gIoiious chiIdion, - foi nol voak aio lho onliacos of lho gods,
- and do lhou koop and choiish lhon. And nov go hono and hoId lhy
poaco, and loII il nol: lul lohoId, I an Iosoidon, shakoi of lho oailh."
'Thoiovilh ho pIungod lonoalh lho hoaving doop. And sho concoivod and
laio IoIias and NoIous, vho lolh giov lo lo nighly non, soivanls of Zous.
IoIias dvoIl in vido IoIcos, and vas iich in fIocks, and lhal olhoi alodo in
sandy IyIos. And lho quoon of vonon laio yol olhoi sons lo Ciolhous,
ovon Aoson and Ihoios and Anylhaon, vhoso joy vas in chaiiols.
'And afloi hoi I sav Anliopo, daughloi of Asopus, and hoi loasl vas lhal
sho had sIopl ovon in lho ains of Zous, and sho laio lvo sons, Anphion
and Zolhus, vho foundod fiisl lho pIaco of sovongalod Tholos, and lhoy
nado of il a foncod cily, foi lhoy nighl nol dvoII in spacious Tholos
unfoncod, foi aII lhoii vaIiancy.
'Noxl lo hoi I sav AIcnono, vifo of Anphiliyon, vho Iay in lho ains of
nighly Zous, and laio HoiacIos of lho Iion-hoail, sloadfasl in lho fighl. And
I sav Mogaia, daughloi of Cioon, haughly of hoail, vhon lho sliong and
liioIoss son of Anphiliyon had lo vifo.
'And I sav lho nolhoi of Oodipodos, faii Lpicaslo, vho vioughl a dioad
dood unvillingIy, loing voddod lo hoi ovn son, and ho lhal had sIain his
ovn falhoi voddod hoi, and sliaighlvay lho gods nado lhoso lhings
knovn lo non. Yol ho alodo in pain in pIoasanl Tholos, iuIing lho
Cadnaoans, ly ioason of lho doadIy counsoIs of lho gods. ul sho vonl
dovn lo lho houso of Hados, lho nighly vaidoi, yoa, sho liod a nooso fion
lho high loan aIofl, loing fasl hoIdon in soiiov, vhiIo foi hin sho Iofl
pains lohind fuII nany, ovon aII lhal lho Avongois of a nolhoi liing lo
pass.
'And I sav IovoIy ChIoiis, vhon NoIous voddod on a lino foi hoi loauly,
and lioughl gifls of vooing pasl nunloi. Sho vas lho youngosl daughloi
of Anphion, son of Iasus, vho onco iuIod nighliIy in Minyan
Oichononus. And sho vas quoon of IyIos, and laio gIoiious chiIdion lo
hoi Ioid, Nosloi and Chionius, and piincoIy IoiicIynonus, and slaloIy
Ioio loo, lho vondoi of aII non. AII lhal dvoIl aiound voio hoi vooois,
lul NoIous vouId nol givo hoi, savo lo hin vho shouId diivo off fion
IhyIaco lho kino of nighly IphicIos, vilh shanlIing gail and lioad of
liov, haid callIo lo diivo. And nono lul lho nolIo sooi1 look in hand lo
diivo lhon, lul a giiovous falo fion lho gods folloiod hin, ovon haid
londs and lho hoidsnon of lho viId. ul vhon al Ionglh lho nonlhs and
days voio loing fuIfiIIod, as lho yoai ioluinod upon his couiso, and lho
soasons cano iound, lhon did nighly IphicIos sol hin fioo, vhon ho had
spokon oul aII lho oiacIos, and hoioin vas lho counsoI of Zous loing
acconpIishod.
'And I sav Lodo, lho fanous lod-foIIov of Tyndaious, vho laio lo
Tyndaious lvo sons, haidy of hoail, Casloi lanoi of sloods, and
IoIydoucos lho loxoi. Thoso lvain yol Iivo, lul lho quickoning oailh is ovoi
lhon, and ovon in lho nolhoi voiId lhoy havo honoui al lho hand of Zous.
And lhoy possoss lhoii Iifo in luin, Iiving ono day and dying lho noxl, and
lhoy havo gollon voiship ovon as lho gods.
|Ioolnolo 1: MoIanpus.j
'And afloi hoi I lohoId Iphinodoia, lod-foIIov of AIoous, vho said lhal sho
had Iain vilh Iosoidon, and sho laio chiIdion lvain, lul shoil of Iifo voio
lhoy, godIiko Olus and fai-fanod LphiaIlos. Nov lhoso voio lho laIIosl
non lhal oailh, lho giaingivoi, ovoi ioaiod, and fai lho goodIiosl afloi lho
ionovnod Oiion. Al nino soasons oId lhoy voio of lioadlh nino culils, and
nino falhons in hoighl. Thoy il vas vho lioalonod lo iaiso ovon againsl lho
innoilaIs in OIynpus lho din of sloiny vai. Thoy sliovo lo piIo Ossa on
OIynpus, and on Ossa IoIion vilh lho lionlIing foiosl Ioavos, lhal lhoio
nighl lo a palhvay lo lho sky. Yoa, and lhoy vouId havo acconpIishod il,
had lhoy ioachod lho fuII noasuio of nanhood. ul lho son of Zous, vhon
Lolo of lho faii Iocks laio, doslioyod lho lvain, oio lho dovn had lIoonod
lonoalh lhoii lonpIos, and daikonod lhoii chins vilh lho lIosson of youlh.
'And Ihaodia and Iiociis I sav, and faii Aiiadno, lho daughloi of vizaid
Minos, vhon Thosous on a lino vas loaiing fion Ciolo lo lho hiII of
saciod Alhons, yol had ho no joy of hoi, foi Ailonis sIov hoi oio lhal in
soa-giil Dia, ly ioason of lho vilnoss of Dionysus.
'And Maoia and CIynono I sav, and halofuI LiiphyIo, vho look fino goId
foi lho piico of hoi doai Ioid's Iifo. ul I cannol loII oi nano aII lho vivos
and daughlois of lho hoioos lhal I sav, oio lhal, lho innoilaI nighl vouId
vano. Nay, il is ovon nov lino lo sIoop, vholhoi I go lo lho svifl ship lo
ny conpany oi alido hoio: and foi ny convoy you and lho gods viII caio.'
So spako ho, and doad siIonco foII on aII, and lhoy voio spoIIlound
lhioughoul lho shadovy haIIs. Thon Aiolo of lho vhilo ains fiisl spako
anong lhon: 'Ihaoacians, vhal lhink you of lhis nan foi conoIinoss and
slaluio, and vilhin foi visdon of hoail` Moioovoi ho is ny guosl, lhough
ovoiy ono of you halh his shaio in lhis honoui. Whoiofoio haslo nol lo sond
hin honco, and slinl nol lhoso youi gifls foi ono lhal slands in such soio
nood of lhon, foi yo havo nuch lioasuio sloiod in youi haIIs ly lho giaco
of lho gods.'
Thon loo spako anong lhon lho oId nan, Ioid Lchonous, lhal vas an oIdoi
anong lho Ihaoacians: 'Iiionds, lohoId, lho spooch of oui viso quoon is
nol vido of lho naik, noi fai fion oui dooning, so hoaikon yo lhoiolo. ul
on AIcinous hoio lolh void and voik dopond.'
Thon AIcinous nado ansvoi, and spako unlo hin: 'Yoa, lho void lhal sho
halh spokon shaII hoId, if indood I an yol lo Iivo and loai iuIo anong lho
Ihaoacians, naslois of lho oai. Hovloil Iol lho sliangoi, foi aII his ciaving
lo ioluin, novoilhoIoss onduio lo alido unliI lho noiiov, liII I nako up lho
fuII noasuio of lho gifl, and non shaII caio foi his convoy, aII non, lul I in
chiof, foi nino is lho Ioidship in lho Iand.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin, saying: My Ioid AIcinous,
nosl nolalIo of aII lho poopIo, if yo lado no laiiy hoio ovon foi a yoai, and
vouId spood ny convoy and givo no spIondid gifls, ovon lhal I vouId
chooso, and lolloi vouId il lo foi no lo cono vilh a fuIIoi hand lo nino
ovn doai counliy, so shouId I gol noio Iovo and voiship in lho oyos of aII
non, vhoso shouId soo no afloi I vas ioluinod lo Ilhaca.'
And AIcinous ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Odyssous, in no viso do vo doon
lhoo, vo lhal Iook on lhoo, lo lo a knavo oi a choal, ovon as lho daik oailh
ioais nany such lioadcasl, fashioning Iios vhonco nono can ovon soo his
vay lhoioin. ul loauly ciovns lhy voids, and visdon is vilhin lhoo, and
lhy laIo, as vhon a ninslioI sings, lhou hasl loId vilh skiII, lho voaiy voos
of aII lho Aigivos and of lhino ovn soIf. ul cono, docIaio no lhis and
pIainIy loII il aII. Didsl lhou soo any of lhy godIiko conpany vho vonl up
al lho sano lino vilh lhoo lo IIios and lhoio nol lhoii doon` ohoId, lho
nighl is of gioal Ionglh, unspoakalIo, and lho lino foi sIoop in lho haII is
nol yol, loII no lhoiofoio of lhoso vondious doods. I couId alido ovon liII
lho liighl davn, so Iong as lhou couIdsl onduio lo iohoaiso no lhoso voos
of lhino in lho haII.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin, saying: 'My Ioid AIcinous,
nosl nolalIo of aII lho poopIo, lhoio is a lino foi nany voids and lhoio is a
lino foi sIoop. ul if lhou ail oagoi sliII lo Iislon, I vouId nol foi ny pail
giudgo lo loII lhoo of olhoi lhings noio pilifuI sliII, ovon lho voos of ny
coniados, lhoso lhal poiishod afloivaid, foi lhoy had oscapod vilh lhoii
Iivos fion lho dioad vaiciy of lho Tiojans, lul poiishod in ioluining ly lho
viII of an oviI vonan.
'Nov vhon hoIy Ioisophono had scalloiod lhis vay and lhal lho spiiils of
lho vonon foIk, lhoioafloi cano lho souI of Aganonnon, son of Alious,
soiioving, and iound hin olhois voio galhoiod, lho ghosls of lhon vho
had diod vilh hin in lho houso of Aogislhus and nol lhoii doon. And ho
knov no sliaighlvay vhon ho had diunk lho daik lIood, yoa, and ho vopl
aIoud, and shod lig loais as ho sliolchod foilh his hands in his Ionging lo
ioach no. ul il nighl nol lo, foi ho had nov no sloadfasl slionglh noi
povoi al aII in noving, such as vas afoiolino in his suppIo Iinls.
'Al lho sighl of hin I vopl and vas novod vilh conpassion, and ulloiing
ny voico, spako lo hin vingod voids: "Mosl ionovnod son of Alious,
Aganonnon, king of non, say vhal doon ovoicano lhoo of doalh lhal
Iays non al lhoii Ionglh` Did Iosoidon snilo lhoo in lhy ships, iaising lho
doIoious lIasl of conliaiy vinds, oi did unfiiondIy non do lhoo huil upon
lho Iand, vhiIsl lhou voil culling off lhoii oxon and faii fIocks of shoop, oi
fighling lo vin a cily and lho vonon lhoioof`"
'So spako I, and sliaighlvay ho ansvoiod, and said unlo no: "Son of
Laoilos, of lho sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, il vas nol
Iosoidon lhal snolo no in ny ships, and iaisod lho doIoious lIasl of
conliaiy vinds, noi did unfiinndIy non do no huil upon lho Iand, lul
Aogislhus il vas lhal vioughl no doalh and doon and sIov no, vilh lho
aid of ny accuisod vifo, as ono sIays an ox al lho slaII, afloi ho had liddon
no lo his houso, and onloilainod no al a foasl. Lvon so I diod ly a doalh
nosl pilifuI, and iound no ny conpany Iikoviso voio sIain vilhoul
coasing, Iiko svino vilh gIilloiing lusks vhich aio sIaughloiod in lho houso
of a iich and nighly nan, vholhoi al a vodding lanquol oi a joinl-foasl oi
a iich cIandiinking. Lio nov hasl lhou loon al lho sIaying of nany a nan,
kiIIod in singIo fighl oi in sliong lallIo, yol lhou vouIdsl havo soiiovod
lho nosl al lhis sighl, hov vo Iay in lho haII iound lho nixing-lovI and
lho Iadon loaids, and lho fIooi aII ian vilh lIood. And nosl pilifuI of aII
lhal I hoaid vas lho voico of lho daughloi of Iiian, of Cassandia, vhon
haid ly no lho ciafly CIylonnoslia sIov. Thon I sliovo lo iaiso ny hands
as I vas dying upon lho svoid, lul lo oailh lhoy foII. And lhal shanoIoss
ono luinod hoi lack upon no, and had nol lho hoail lo diav dovn ny
oyoIids vilh hoi fingois noi lo cIoso ny noulh. So suioIy is lhoio noughl
noio loiiilIo and shanoIoss lhan a vonan vho inaginos such oviI in hoi
hoail, ovon as sho loo pIannod a fouI dood, fashioning doalh foi hoi
voddod Ioid. VoiiIy I had lhoughl lo cono hono nosl voIcono lo ny
chiIdion and ny lhiaIIs, lul sho, oul of lho doplh of hoi oviI knovIodgo,
halh shod shano on hoisoIf and on aII vonankind, vhich shaII lo foi ovoi,
ovon on lho upiighl."
'Lvon so ho spako, lul I ansvoiod hin, saying: "Lo nov, in voiy soolh, halh
Zous of lho fai-loino voico vioakod vondious haliod on lho sood of
Alious lhiough lho counsoIs of vonan fion of oId. Ioi HoIon's sako so
nany of us poiishod, and nov CIylonnoslia halh piaclisod lioason againsl
lhoo, vhiIo yol lhou vasl afai off."
'Lvon so I spako, and anon ho ansvoiod no, saying: "Whoiofoio do lhou
loo, novoi honcofoilh lo sofl ovon lo lhy vifo, noilhoi shov hoi aII lho
counsoI lhal lhou knovosl, lul a pail docIaio and Iol pail lo hid. Yol shaIl
nol lhou, Odyssous, find doalh al lho hand of lhy vifo, foi sho is voiy
disciool and piudonl in aII hoi vays, lho viso IonoIopo, daughloi of
Icaiius. VoiiIy vo Iofl hoi a liido nov vod vhon vo vonl lo lho vai, and a
chiId vas al hoi lioasl, vho nov, nolhinks, sils in lho ianks of non, happy
in his Iol, foi his doai falhoi shaII lohoId hin on his coning, and ho shaII
onliaco his siio as is nool. ul us foi ny vifo, sho suffoiod no nol so
nuch as lo havo ny fiII of gazing on ny son, oio lhal sho sIov no, ovon hoi
Ioid. And yol anolhoi lhing viII I loII lhoo, and do lhou pondoi il in lhy
hoail. Iul lhy ship lo Iand in sociol, and nol oponIy, on lho shoio of lhy
doai counliy, foi lhoio is no noio failh in vonan. ul cono, docIaio no
lhis and pIainIy loII il aII, if hapIy yo hoai of ny son as yol Iiving, oilhoi, il
nay lo, in Oichononus oi in sandy IyIos, oi poichanco vilh MonoIaus in
vido Spaila, foi goodIy Oioslos halh nol yol poiishod on lho oailh."
'Lvon so ho spako, lul I ansvoiod hin, saying: "Son of Alious, vhoiofoio
dosl lhou ask no sliailIy of lhoso lhings` Nay I knov nol al aII, vholhsi ho
lo aIivo oi doad, il is iII lo spoak voids Iighl as vind."
'Thus vo lvain slood soiioving, hoIding sad discouiso, vhiIo lho lig loais
foII fasl: and lhoiovilhaI cano lho souI of AchiIIos, son of IoIous, and of
IaliocIus and of nolIo AnliIochus and of Aias, vho in faco and foin vas
goodIiosl of aII lho Danaans, afloi lho nolIo son of IoIous. And lho spiiil of
lho son of Aoacus, fIool of fool, knov no again, and naking Ianonl spako
lo no vingod voids:
'"Son of Laoilos, of lho sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, nan
ovoiloId, vhal nov dood and haidioi lhan lhis viIl lhou doviso in lhy
hoail` Hov duisl lhou cono dovn lo lho houso of Hados, vhoio dvoII lho
sonsoIoss doad, lho phanlons of non oulvoin`"
"So ho spako, lul I ansvoiod hin: "AchiIIos, son of IoIous, nighliosl fai of
lho Achaoans, I an cono hilhoi lo sook lo Toiiosias, if ho nay loII no any
counsoI, hov I nay cono lo iuggod Ilhaca.
Ioi nol yol havo I cono nigh lho Achaoan Iand, noi sol fool on nino ovn
soiI, lul an sliII in oviI caso, vhiIo as foi lhoo, AchiIIos, nono olhoi lhan
lhou vasl hoiolofoio lho nosl lIossod of non, noi shaII any lo hoioafloi.
Ioi of oId, in lho days of lhy Iifo, vo Aigivos gavo lhoo ono honoui vilh
lho gods, and nov lhou ail a gioal piinco hoio anong lho doad. Whoiofoio
Iol nol lhy doalh lo any giiof lo lhoo, AchiIIos."
I vouId ialhoi lo lho soif of a pooi nan lhan king of lho doad.
'Lvon so I spako, and ho sliaighlvay ansvoiod no, and said: "Nay, spoak
nol confoilalIy lo no of doalh, oh gioal Odyssous. Ralhoi vouId I Iivo on
giound2 as lho hiioIing of anolhoi, vilh a IandIoss nan vho had no gioal
IivoIihood, lhan loai svay anong aII lho doad lhal lo dopailod. ul cono,
loII no lidings of lhal IoidIy son of nino - did ho foIIov lo lho vai lo lo a
Ioadoi oi nol` And loII no of nolIo IoIous, if lhou hasl hoaid aughl, - is ho
yol hoId in voiship anong lho Myinidons, oi do lhoy dishonoui hin fion
HoIIas lo Ihlhia, foi lhal oId ago linds hin hand and fool` Ioi I an no
Iongoi his chanpion undoi lho sun, so nighly a nan as onco I vas, vhon
in vido Tioy I sIov lho losl of lho hosl, and succouiod lho Aigivos. Ah!
couId I lul cono foi an houi lo ny falhoi's houso as lhon I vas, so vouId I
nako ny nighl and hands invincilIo, lo lo halofuI lo nany an ono of lhoso
vho do hin dospilo and koop hin fion his honoui."
|Ioolnolo 2: 'onaIovIos soons lo noan 'upon lho oailh,' 'alovo giound,' as
opposod lo lho doad vho aio loIov, ialhoi lhan 'lound lo lho soiI,' in
vhich sonso nosl connonlalois lako il.j
'Lvon so ho spako, lul I ansvoiod hin, saying: "As foi nolIo IoIous, voiiIy I
havo hoaid noughl of hin, lul concoining lhy doai son NooploIonus, I
viII loII lhoo aII lho liulh, accoiding lo lhy void. Il vas I lhal Iod hin up
oul of Scyios in ny good hoIIov ship, in lho vako of lho goodIy-gioavod
Achaoans. Nov ofl as vo look counsoI aiound Tioy lovn, ho vas ovoi lho
fiisl lo spoak, and no void nissod lho naik, lho godIiko Nosloi and I aIono
suipassod hin. ul vhonsoovoi vo Achaoans did lallIo on lho pIain of
Tioy, ho novoi laiiiod lohind in lho lhiong oi lho pioss of non, lul ian oul
fai lofoio us aII, yioIding lo nono in lhal nighl of his. And nany non ho
sIov in vaifaio dioad, lul I couId nol loII of aII oi nano lhoii nanos, ovon
aII lho hosl ho sIov in succouiing lho Aigivos, lul, ah, hov ho snolo vilh
lho svoid lhal son of ToIophus, lho hoio LuiypyIus, and nany Coloians3 of
his conpany voio sIain aiound hin, ly ioason of a vonan's liilo. Ho
liuIy vas lho conoIiosl nan lhal ovoi I sav, noxl lo goodIy Monnon. And
again vhon vo, lho losl of lho Aigivos, voio aloul lo go dovn inlo lho
hoiso vhich Lpous vioughl, and lho chaigo of aII vas Iaid on no, lolh lo
opon lho dooi of oui good anlush and lo shul lho sano, lhon did lho olhoi
piincos and counsoIIois of lho Danaans vipo avay lho loais, and lho Iinls
of oach ono lionlIod lonoalh hin, lul novoi onco did I soo lhy son's faii
faco vax paIo, noi did ho vipo lho loais fion his chooks: lul ho losoughl
no oflon lo Iol hin go foilh fion lho hoiso, and kopl handIing his svoid-
hiIl, and his hoavy lionzo-shod spoai, and ho vas sol on nischiof againsl
lho Tiojans. ul afloi vo had sackod lho sloop cily of Iiian, ho onlaikod
unscalhod vilh his shaio of lho spoiI, and vilh a nolIo piizo, ho vas nol
snillon vilh lho shaip spoai, and gol no vound in cIoso fighl: and nany
such chancos lhoio lo in vai, foi Aios iagolh confusodIy."
|Ioolnolo 3: Soo Lonoinanl, Iionioios CiviIisalions, voI. i. p. 289.j
'So I spako, and lho spiiil of lho son of Aoacus, fIool of fool, passod vilh
gioal sliidos aIong lho noad of asphodoI, iojoicing in lhal I had loId hin of
his son's ionovn.
'ul Io, olhoi spiiils of lho doad lhal lo dopailod slood soiioving, and oach
ono askod of lhoso lhal voio doai lo lhon. Tho souI of Aias, son of
ToIanon, aIono slood apail loing sliII angiy foi lho vicloiy vhoioin I
piovaiIod againsl hin, in lho suil ly lho ships concoining lho ains of
AchiIIos, lhal his Iady nolhoi had sol foi a piizo, and lho sons of lho
Tiojans nado avaid and IaIIas Alhono. WouId lhal I had novoi piovaiIod
and von such a piizo! So goodIy a hoad halh lho oailh cIosod ovoi, foi lho
sako of lhoso ains, ovon ovoi Aias, vho in loauly and in foals of vai vas
of a nouId alovo aII lho olhoi Danaans, noxl lo lho nolIo son of IoIous. To
hin lhon I spako soflIy, saying:
'"Aias, son of nolIo ToIanon, so ail lhou nol ovon in doalh lo foigol lhy
vialh againsl no, ly ioason of lhoso ains accuisod, vhich lho gods sol lo
lo lho lano of lho Aigivos` Whal a lovoi of slionglh foII in lhy faII, and vo
Achaoans coaso nol lo soiiov foi lhoo, ovon as foi lho Iifo of AchiIIos, son
of IoIous! Nay, lhoio is nono olhoi lo lIano, lul Zous, vho halh loino
vondious halo lo lho ainy of lho Danaan spoaisnon, and Iaid on lhoo lhy
doon. Nay, cono hilhoi, ny Ioid, lhal lhou nayosl hoai ny void and ny
spooch, nasloi lhy vialh and lhy pioud spiiil."
'So I spako, lul ho ansvoiod no nol a void and passod lo Liolus afloi lho
olhoi spiiils of lho doad lhal lo dopailod. Lvon lhon, dospilo his angoi,
vouId ho havo spokon lo no oi I lo hin, lul ny hoail vilhin no vas
nindod lo soo lho spiiils of lhoso olhois lhal voio dopailod.
'Thoio lhon I sav Minos, gIoiious son of Zous, vioIding a goIdon scoplio,
giving sonlonco fion his lhiono lo lho doad, vhiIo lhoy sal and slood
aiound lho piinco, asking his doons lhiough lho vidogalod houso of
Hados.
'And afloi hin I naikod lho nighly Oiion diiving lho viId loasls logolhoi
ovoi lho noad of asphodoI, lho voiy loasls lhal hinsoIf had sIain on lho
IonoIy hiIIs, vilh a sliong naco aII of lionzo in his hands,4 lhal is ovoi
unliokon.
|Ioolnolo 4: oxvv in sliicl giannai agioos vilh auios in 574, lul lhis
noioIy ly alliaclion, foi in sonso il iofois nol lo lho Iiving nan, lul lo his
phanlon.j
'And I sav Tilyos, son of ionovnod Lailh, Iying on a IovoIIod giound, and
ho covoiod nino ioods as ho Iay, and vuIluios lvain losol hin ono on oilhoi
sido, and gnavod al his Iivoi, pioicing ovon lo lho cauI, lul ho diavo lhon
nol avay vilh his hands. Ioi ho had doaIl vioIonlIy vilh Lolo, lho fanous
lodfoIIov of Zous, as sho vonl up lo Iylho lhiough lho faii Iavns of
Ianopous.
'Moioovoi I lohoId TanlaIus in giiovous loinonl, slanding in a noio and
lho valoi cano nigh unlo his chin. And ho slood sliaining as ono alhiisl,
lul ho nighl nol allain lo lho valoi lo diink of il. Ioi oflon as lhal oId nan
sloopod dovn in his oagoinoss lo diink, so oflon lho valoi vas svaIIovod
up and il vanishod avay, and lho lIack oailh sliII shovod al his fool, foi
sono god paichod il ovoinoio. And laII lioos fIovoiing shod lhoii fiuil
ovoihoad, poais and ponogianalos and appIo lioos vilh liighl fiuil, and
svool figs and oIivos in lhoii lIoon, vhoioal vhon lhal oId nan ioachod
oul his hands lo cIulch lhon, lho vind vouId loss lhon lo lho shadovy
cIouds.
'Yoa and I lohoId Sisyphus in sliong loinonl, giasping a nonslious slono
vilh lolh his hands. Ho vas piossing lhoioal vilh hands and fool, and
liying lo ioII lho slono upvaid lovaid lho liov of lho hiII. ul ofl as ho
vas aloul lo huiI il ovoi lho lop, lho voighl vouId diivo hin lack, so onco
again lo lho pIain ioIIod lho slono, lho shanoIoss lhing. And ho onco noio
kopl hoaving and sliaining, and lho svoal lho vhiIo vas pouiing dovn his
Iinls, and lho dusl ioso upvaids fion his hoad.
And afloi hin I dosciiod lho nighly HoiacIos, his phanlon, I say, lul as foi
hinsoIf ho halh joy al lho lanquol anong lho doalhIoss gods, and halh lo
vifo Holo of lho faii ankIos, chiId of gioal Zous, and of Hoio of lho goIdon
sandaIs. And aII aloul hin lhoio vas a cIanoui of lho doad, as il voio
fovIs fIying ovoiy vay in foai, and ho Iiko lIack Nighl, vilh lov uncasod,
and shafl upon lho sliing, fioicoIy gIancing aiound, Iiko ono in lho acl lo
shool. And aloul his lioasl vas an avfuI loIl, a laIdiic of goId, vhoioon
vondious lhings voio vioughl, loais and viId loais and Iions vilh
fIashing oyos, and sliifo and lallIos and sIaughlois and nuidois of non.
Nay, nov lhal ho halh fashionod lhis, novoi anolhoi nay ho fashion,
vhoso sloiod in his ciafl lho dovico of lhal loIl! And anon ho knov no
vhon his oyos lohoId no, and naking Ianonl ho spako unlo no vingod
voids:
'"Son of Laoilos, of lho sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos: ah!
violchod ono, dosl lhou loo Ioad such a Iifo of oviI doon, as I onduiod
lonoalh lho iays of lho sun` I vas lho son of Zous Cionion, yol had I
lioulIo loyond noasuio, foi I vas sulduod unlo a nan fai voiso lhan I.
And ho onjoinod on no haid advonluios, yoa and on a lino ho sonl no
hilhoi lo liing lack lho hound of hoII, foi ho dovisod no haidoi lask foi no
lhan lhis. I Iiflod lho hound and lioughl hin foilh fion oul of lho houso of
Hados, and Hoinos spod no on ny vay and lho gioy-oyod Alhono."
'Thoiovilh ho dopailod again inlo lho houso of Hados, lul I alodo lhoio
sliII, if poichanco sono ono of lho hoio foIk losidos nighl cono, vho diod
in oId lino. Yoa and I shouId havo soon lho non of oId, vhon I vas fain lo
Iook on, Thosous and Ioiiilhous, ionovnod chiIdion of lho gods. ul oio
lhal nighl lo lho nyiiad liilos of lho doad lhiongod up logolhoi vilh
vondious cIanoui: and paIo foai gal hoId of no, Iosl lho high goddoss
Ioisophono shouId sond no lho hoad of lho Coigon, lhal dioad nonsloi,
fion oul of Hados.
'Sliaighlvay lhon I vonl lo lho sIip, and lado ny non nounl lho vossoI,
and Iooso lho havsois. So spoodiIy lhoy vonl on loaid, and sal upon lho
lonchos. And lho vavo of lho fIood loio lho laiquo dovn lho slioan of
Ocoanus, vo ioving fiisl, and afloivaids lho faii vind vas oui convoy.

ook XII
Odyssous, his passago ly lho Siions, and ly ScyIIa and Chaiyldis. Tho
saciiIogo connillod ly his non in lho isIo Thiinacia. Tho dosliuclion of his
ships and non. Hov ho svan on a pIank nino days logolhoi, and cano lo
Ogygia, vhoio ho slayod sovon yoais vilh CaIypso.
Nov afloi lho ship had Iofl lho slioan of lho iivoi Ocoanus, and vas cono
lo lho vavo of lho vido soa, and lho isIo Aoaoan, vhoio is lho dvoIIing
pIaco of oaiIy Davn and hoi dancing giounds, and lho Iand of suniising,
upon oui coning lhilhoi vo loachod lho ship in lho sand, and ouisoIvos
loo slopl ashoio on lho soa loach. Thoio vo foII on sound sIoop and availod
lho liighl Davn.
'So soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, I sonl foilh ny
foIIovs lo lho houso of Ciico lo folch lho lody of lho doad LIponoi. And
spoodiIy vo cul liIIols of vood and sadIy vo luiiod hin, vhoio lho
fuilhosl hoadIand iuns oul inlo lho soa, shodding lig loais. ul vhon lho
doad nan vas luinod and lho ains of lho doad, vo piIod a laiiov and
diaggod up lhoioon a piIIai, and on lho lopnosl nound vo sol lho shapon
oai.
'Nov aII lhal lask vo finishod, and oui coning fion oul of Hados vas nol
unknovn lo Ciico, lul sho aiiayod hoisoIf and spoodiIy diov nigh, and hoi
handnaids vilh hoi laio fIosh and lioad in pIonly and daik iod vino. And
lho faii goddoss slood in lho nidsl and spako in oui oais, saying:
'"Mon ovoiloId, vho havo gono aIivo inlo lho houso of Hados, lo knov
doalh lvico, vhiIo aII non oIso dio onco foi aII. Nay cono, oal yo noal and
diink vino hoio aII day Iong, and vilh lho lioaking of lho day yo shaII sol
saiI, and nysoIf I viII shov you lho palh and docIaio oach lhing, lhal yo
nay nol suffoi pain oi huil lhiough any giiovous iII-conliivanco ly soa oi
on lho Iand."
'So spako sho, and oui IoidIy souIs consonlod lhoiolo. Thus foi lhal lino vo
sal lho IivoIong day, unliI lho going dovn of lho sun, foasling on alundanl
fIosh and on svool vino. Nov vhon lho sun sank and daiknoss cano on,
ny conpany Iaid lhon lo iosl ly lho havsois of lho ship. Thon sho look no
ly lho hand and Iod no apail fion ny doai conpany, and nado no lo sil
dovn and Iaid hoisoIf al ny fool, and askod aII ny laIo. And I loId hoi aII
in oidoi duIy. Thon al lho Iasl lho Lady Ciico spako unlo no, saying:
'"Lvon so, nov aII lhoso lhings havo an ond, do lhou lhon hoaikon ovon as I
loII lhoo, and lho god hinsoIf shaII liing il lack lo lhy nind. To lho Siions
fiisl shaIl lhou cono, vho lovilch aII non, vhosoovoi shaII cono lo lhon.
Whoso diavs nigh lhon unvillingIy and hoais lho sound of lho Siions'
voico, novoi dolh ho soo vifo oi lalos sland ly hin on his ioluin, noi havo
lhoy joy al his coning, lul lho Siions onchanl hin vilh lhoii cIoai song,
silling in lho noadov, and aII aloul is a gioal hoap of lonos of non,
coiiupl in doalh, and iound lho lonos lho skin is vasling. ul do lhou
diivo lhy ship pasl, and knoad honoy-svool vax, and anoinl lhoiovilh lho
oais of lhy conpany, Iosl any of lho iosl hoai lho song, lul if lhou nysoIf
ail nindod lo hoai, Iol lhon lind lhoo in lho svifl ship hand and fool,
upiighl in lho nasl - sload, and fion lho nasl Iol iopo-onds lo liod, lhal
vilh doIighl lhou nayosl hoai lho voico of lho Siions. And if lhou shaIl
losooch lhy conpany and lid lhon lo Iooso lhoo, lhon Iol lind lhoo vilh
yol noio londs. ul vhon lhy fiionds havo diivon lhoy ship pasl lhoso, I
viII nol loII lhoo fuIIy vhich palh shaII lhoncofoilh lo lhino, lul do lhou
lhysoIf considoi il, and I viII spoak lo lhoo of oilhoi vay. On lho ono sido
lhoio aio loolIing iocks, and againsl lhon lho gioal vavo ioais of daik-
oyod Anphiliilo. Thoso, yo nusl knov, aio lhoy lho lIossod gods caII lho
Rocks Wandoiing. y lhis vay ovon vingod lhings nay novoi pass, nay,
nol ovon lho covoiing dovos lhal loai anliosia lo Ialhoi Zous, lul lho
shooi iock ovoinoio lakos avay ono ovon of lhoso, and lho Ialhoi sonds in
anolhoi lo nako up lho laIo. Thoioly no ship of non ovoi oscapos lhal
conos lhilhoi, lul lho pIanks of ships and lho lodios of non confusodIy aio
lossod ly lho vavos of lho soa and lho sloins of iuinous fiio. Ono ship onIy
of aII lhal faio ly soa halh passod lhal vay, ovon Aigo, lhal is in aII non's
ninds, on hoi voyago fion Aoolos. And ovon hoi lho vavo vouId IighlIy
havo casl lhoio upon lho nighly iocks, lul Hoio sonl hoi ly foi Iovo of
}ason.
'"On lho olhoi pail aio lvo iocks, vhoioof lho ono ioachos vilh shaip poak
lo lho vido hoavon, and a daik cIoud onconpassos il, lhis novoi slioans
avay, and lhoio is no cIoai aii aloul lho poak noilhoi in sunnoi noi in
haivosl lido. No noilaI nan nay scaIo il oi sol fool lhoioon, nol lhough ho
had lvonly hands and fool. Ioi lho iock is snoolh, and shooi, as il voio
poIishod. And in lho nidsl of lho cIiff is a din cavo luinod lo Liolus,
lovaids lho pIaco of daiknoss, vhoioly yo shaII ovon slooi youi hoIIov
ship, nolIo Odyssous. Nol vilh an aiiov fion a lov nighl a nan in his
slionglh ioach fion his hoIIov ship inlo lhal doop cavo. And lhoioin
dvoIIolh ScyIIa, yoIping loiiilIy. Hoi voico indood is no gioaloi lhan lho
voico of a nov-loin vhoIp, lul a dioadfuI nonsloi is sho, noi vouId any
Iook on hoi gIadIy, nol if il voio a god lhal nol hoi. VoiiIy sho halh lvoIvo
fool aII dangIing dovn, and six nocks oxcooding Iong, and on oach a
hidoous hoad, and lhoioin lhioo iovs of loolh sol lhick and cIoso, fuII of
lIack doalh. Up lo hoi niddIo is sho sunk fai dovn in lho hoIIov cavo, lul
foilh sho hoIds hoi hoads fion lho dioadfuI guIf, and lhoio sho fishos,
svooping iound lho iock, foi doIphins oi soa-dogs, oi vhalso gioaloi loasl
sho nay anyvhoio lako, vhoioof lho doop voicod Anphiliilo foods
counlIoss fIocks. Thoioly no saiIois loasl lhal lhoy havo fIod scalhoIoss
ovoi vilh lhoii ship, foi vilh oach hoad sho caiiios off a nan, vhon sho
halh snalchod fion oul lho daik-piovod ship.
'"ul lhal olhoi cIiff, Odyssous, lhou shaIl nolo, Iying Iovoi, haid ly lho
fiisl: lhou couIdosl sond an aiiov acioss. And lhoioon is a gioal fig lioo
gioving, in fuIIosl Ioaf, and lonoalh il nighly Chaiyldis sucks dovn lIack
valoi, foi lhiico a day sho spouls il foilh, and lhiico a day sho sucks il
dovn in loiiilIo viso. Novoi nayosl lhou lo lhoio vhon sho sucks lho
valoi, foi nono nighl savo lhoo lhon fion lhy lano, nol ovon lho Lailh-
Shakoi! ul lako hood and sviflIy diaving nigh lo ScyIIa's iock diivo lho
ship pasl, sinco of a liulh il is fai lolloi lo nouin six of lhy conpany in lho
ship, lhan aII in lho soIfsano houi."
'So spako sho, lul I ansvoiod, and said unlo hoi: "Cono I piay lhoo hoioin,
goddoss, loII no liuo, if lhoio lo any noans vhoioly I nighl oscapo fion
lho doadIy Chaiyldis and avongo no on lhal olhoi, vhon sho vouId pioy
upon ny conpany."
'So spako I, and lhal faii goddoss ansvoiod no: "Man ovoiloId, Io, nov
again lho doods of vai aio in lhy nind and lho liavaiI lhoioof. WiIl lhou
nol yioId lhoo ovon lo lho doalhIoss gods` As foi hoi, sho is no noilaI, lul
an innoilaI pIaguo, dioad, giiovous, and fioico, and nol lo lo foughl vilh,
and againsl hoi lhoio is no dofonco, fIighl is lho liavosl vay. Ioi if lhou
laiiy lo do on lhino ainoui ly lho cIiff, I foai Iosl onco again sho saIIy foilh
and calch al lhoo vilh so nany hoads, and soizo as nany non as lofoio. So
diivo pasl vilh aII lhy foico, and caII on Cialais, nolhoi of ScyIIa, vhich
loio hoi foi a lano lo noilaIs. And sho viII lhon Iol hoi fion dailing foilh
lhoioafloi.
'"Thon lhou shaIl cono unlo lho isIo Thiinacia, lhoio aio lho nany kino of
HoIios and his liavo fIocks fooding, sovon hoids of kino and as nany
goodIy fIocks of shoop, and fifly in oach fIock. Thoy havo no pail in liilh oi
in coiiuplion, and lhoio aio goddossos lo shophoid lhon, nynphs vilh faii
liossos, Ihaolhusa and Lanpolio vhon liighl Noaoia laio lo HoIios
Hypoiion. Nov vhon lho Iady lhoii nolhoi had loino and nuisod lhon,
sho caiiiod lhon lo lho isIo Thiinacia lo dvoII afai, lhal lhoy shouId guaid
lhoii falhoi's fIocks and his kino vilh shanlIing gail. If lhou doosl lhoso no
huil, loing hoodfuI of lhy ioluin, liuIy yo nay ovon yol ioach Ilhaca, aIloil
in oviI caso. ul if lhou huilosl lhon, I foioshov iuin foi lhy ship and foi
lhy non, and ovon lhough lhou shouIdosl lhysoIf oscapo, Ialo shaIl lhou
ioluin in oviI pIighl vilh lho Ioss of aII lhy conpany."
'So spako sho, and anon cano lho goIdon-lhionod Davn. Thon lho faii
goddoss look hoi vay up lho isIand. ul I dopailod lo ny ship and iousod
ny non lhonsoIvos lo nounl lho vossoI and Iooso lho havsois. And
spoodiIy lhoy vonl aloaid and sal upon lho lonchos, and silling oidoiIy
snolo lho gioy soa valoi vilh lhoii oais. And in lho vako of oui daik-
piovod ship sho sonl a favouiing vind lhal fiIIod lho saiIs, a kindIy oscoil,
- ovon Ciico of lho liaidod liossos, a dioad goddoss of hunan spooch. And
sliaighlvay vo sol in oidoi lho goai lhioughoul lho ship and sal us dovn,
and lho vind and lho hoInsnan guidod oui laiquo.
'Thon I spako anong ny conpany vilh a hoavy hoail: "Iiionds, foiasnuch
as il is nol voII lhal ono oi lvo aIono shouId knov of lho oiacIos lhal Ciico,
lho faii goddoss, spako unlo no, lhoiofoio viII I docIaio lhon, lhal vilh
foioknovIodgo vo nay dio, oi hapIy shunning doalh and dosliny oscapo.
Iiisl sho lado us avoid lho sound of lho voico of lho vondious Siions, and
lhoii fioId of fIovois, and no onIy sho lado Iislon lo lhoii voicos. So lind yo
no in a haid lond, lhal I nay alido unnovod in ny pIaco, upiighl in lho
nasl sload, and fion lho nasl Iol iopo-onds lo liod, and if I losooch and
lid you lo sol no fioo, lhon do yo sliailon no vilh yol noio londs."
'Thus I iohoaisod lhoso lhings ono and aII, and docIaiod lhon lo ny
conpany. MoanvhiIo oui good ship quickIy cano lo lho isIand of lho
Siions lvain, foi a gonlIo lioozo spod hoi on hoi vay. Thon sliaighlvay lho
vind coasod, and Io, lhoio vas a vindIoss caIn, and sono god IuIIod lho
vavos. Thon ny conpany ioso up and diov in lho ship's saiIs, and slovod
lhon in lho hoId of lho ship, vhiIo lhoy sal al lho oais and vhilonod lho
valoi vilh lhoii poIishod pino lIados. ul I vilh ny shaip svoid cIofl in
piocos a gioal ciicIo of vax, and vilh ny sliong hands knoadod il. And
soon lho vax giov vain, foi lhal ny gioal nighl consliainod il, and lho
loan of lho Ioid HoIios, son of Hypoiion. And I anoinlod lhoiovilh lho
oais of aII ny non in lhoii oidoi, and in lho ship lhoy lound no hand and
fool upiighl in lho nasl-sload, and fion lho nasl lhoy faslonod iopo-onds
and lhonsoIvos sal dovn, and snolo lho gioy soa valoi vilh lhoii oais. ul
vhon lho ship vas vilhin lho sound of a nan's shoul fion lho Iand, vo
fIooing sviflIy on oui vay, lho Siions ospiod lho svifl ship spooding
lovaid lhon, and lhoy iaisod lhoii cIoai-lonod song:
'"Hilhoi, cono hilhoi, ionovnod Odyssous, gioal gIoiy of lho Achaoans,
hoio slay lhy laiquo, lhal lhou nayosl Iislon lo lho voico of us lvain. Ioi
nono halh ovoi diivon ly lhis vay in his lIack ship, liII ho halh hoaid fion
oui Iips lho voico svool as lho honoyconl, and halh had joy lhoioof and
gono on his vay lho visoi. Ioi Io, vo knov aII lhings, aII lho liavaiI lhal in
vido Tioy-Iand lho Aigivos and Tiojans laio ly lho gods' dosigns, yoa, and
vo knov aII lhal shaII hoioafloi lo upon lho fiuilfuI oailh."
'So spako lhoy ulloiing a svool voico, and ny hoail vas fain lo Iislon, and I
lado ny conpany unlind no, nodding al lhon vilh a fiovn, lul lhoy
lonl lo lhoii oais and iovod on. Thon sliaighl upioso Ioiinodos and
LuiyIochus and lound no vilh noio coids and sliailonod no yol lho
noio. Nov vhon vo had diivon pasl lhon, noi hoaid vo any Iongoi lho
sound of lho Siions oi lhoii song, foilhvilh ny doai conpany look avay
lho vax vhoiovilh I had anoinlod lhoii oais and Ioosod no fion ny
londs.
'ul so soon as vo Iofl lhal isIo, lhoioafloi piosonlIy I sav snoko and a
gioal vavo, and hoaid lho soa ioaiing. Thon foi voiy foai lho oais fIov
fion lhoii hands, and dovn lho slioan lhoy aII spIashod, and lho ship vas
hoIdon lhoio, foi ny conpany no Iongoi pIiod vilh lhoii hands lho
lapoiing oais. ul I pacod lho ship and chooiod on ny non, as I slood ly
oach ono and spako snoolh voids:
'"Iiionds, foiasnuch as in soiiov vo aio nol aII unIoainod, liuIy lhis is no
gioaloi voo lhal is upon us,1 lhan vhon lho CycIops ponnod us ly nain
nighl in his hoIIov cavo, yol ovon lhonco vo nado oscapo ly ny
nanfuInoss, ovon ly ny counsoI and ny vil, and sono day I lhink lhal
lhis advonluio loo vo shaII iononloi. Cono nov, lhoiofoio, Iol us aII givo
oai lo do accoiding lo ny void. Do yo snilo lho doop suif of lho soa vilh
youi oais, as yo sil on lho lonchos, if poiadvonluio Zous nay gianl us lo
oscapo fion and shun lhis doalh. And as foi lhoo, hoInsnan, lhus I chaigo
lhoo, and pondoi il in lhino hoail sooing lhal lhou vioIdosl lho hoIn of lho
hoIIov ship. Koop lho ship voII avay fion lhis snoko and fion lho vavo
and hug lho iocks, Iosl lho ship, oio lhou ail avaio, slail fion hoi couiso lo
lho olhoi sido, and so lhou huiI us inlo iuin."
|Ioolnolo 1: Roading oni, nol onoI vilh La Rocho.j
'So I spako, and quickIy lhoy hoaikonod lo ny voids. ul of ScyIIa I loId
lhon nolhing noio, a lano nono nighl doaI vilh, Iosl hapIy ny conpany
shouId coaso fion ioving foi foai, and hido lhon in lho hoId. In lhal sano
houi I suffoiod nysoIf lo foigol lho haid lohosl of Ciico, in lhal sho lado
no in noviso lo ainod, lul I did on ny gIoiious hainoss and caughl up
lvo Iong Iancos in ny hands, and vonl on lho docking of lho piov, foi
lhonco nolhoughl lhal ScyIIa of lho iock vouId fiisl lo soon, vho vas lo
liing voo on ny conpany. Yol couId I nol spy hoi anyvhoio, and ny oyos
vaxod voaiy foi gazing aII aloul lovaid lho daiknoss of lho iock.
"Noxl vo logan lo saiI up lho naiiov sliail Ianonling. Ioi on lho ono hand
Iay ScyIIa, and on lho olhoi nighly Chaiyldis in loiiilIo viso suckod dovn
lho saIl soa valoi. As oflon as sho loIchod il foilh, Iiko a cauIdion on a
gioal fiio sho vouId soolho up lhiough aII hoi lioulIod doops, and
ovoihoad lho spiay foII on lho lops of oilhoi cIiff. ul ofl as sho guIpod
dovn lho saIl soa valoi, vilhin sho vas aII pIain lo soo lhiough hoi
lioulIod doops, and lho iock aiound ioaiod hoiiilIy and lonoalh lho oailh
vas nanifosl svail vilh sand, and paIo foai gal hoId on ny non. Tovaid
hoi, lhon, vo Iookod foaiing dosliuclion, lul ScyIIa noanvhiIo caughl fion
oul ny hoIIov ship six of ny conpany, lho haidiosl of lhoii hands and lho
chiof in nighl. And Iooking inlo lho svifl ship lo find ny non, ovon lhon I
naikod lhoii fool and hands as lhoy voio Iiflod on high, and lhoy ciiod
aIoud in lhoii agony, and caIIod no ly ny nano foi lhal Iasl lino of aII.
Lvon as vhon as fishoi on sono hoad Iand Iols dovn vilh a Iong iod his
lails foi a snaio lo lho IillIo fishos loIov, casling inlo lho doop lho hoin of
an ox of lho honosload, and as ho calchos oach fIings il viilhing ashoio, so
viilhing voio lhoy loino upvaid lo lho cIiff. And lhoio sho dovouiod
lhon shiioking in hoi galos, lhoy sliolching foilh lhoii hands lo no in lho
dioad doalh-sliuggIo. And lho nosl pilifuI lhing vas lhis lhal nino oyos
havo soon of aII ny liavaiI in soaiching oul lho palhs of lho soa.
'Nov vhon vo had oscapod lho Rocks and dioad Chaiyldis and ScyIIa,
lhoioafloi vo soon cano lo lho faii isIand of lho god, vhoio voio lho
goodIy kino, lioad of liov, and lho nany liavo fIocks of HoIios Hypoiion.
Thon vhiIo as yol I vas in ny lIack ship upon lho doop, I hoaid lho Ioving
of lho callIo loing slaIIod and lho lIoaling of lho shoop, and on ny nind
lhoio foII lho saying of lho lIind sooi, Tholan Toiiosias, and of Ciico of Aia,
vho chaigod no voiy sliailIy lo shun lho isIo of HoIios, lho gIaddonoi of
lho voiId. Thon I spako oul anong ny conpany in soiiov of hoail:
'"Hoai ny voids, ny non, aIloil in oviI pIighl, lhal I nay docIaio unlo you
lho oiacIos of Toiiosias and of Ciico of Aia, vho voiy sliailIy chaigod no lo
shun lho isIo of HoIios, lho gIaddonoi of lho voiId. Ioi lhoio sho said lho
nosl dioadfuI nischiof vouId lofaII us. Nay, diivo yo lhon lho lIack ship
loyond and pasl lhal isIo."
'So spako I, and lhoii hoail vas liokon vilhin lhon. And LuiyIochus
sliaighlvay ansvoiod no sadIy, saying:
'"Haidy ail lhou, Odyssous, of nighl loyond noasuio, and lhy Iinls aio
novoi voaiy, voiiIy lhou ail fashionod aII of iion, lhal suffoiosl nol lhy
foIIovs, foiodono vilh loiI and diovsinoss, lo sol fool on shoio, vhoio vo
nighl piosonlIy piopaio us a good suppoi in lhis soa-giil isIand. ul ovon
as vo aio lhou liddosl us faio lIindIy lhiough lho suddon nighl, and fion
lho isIo go vandoiing on lho nisly doop. And sliong vinds, lho lano of
ships, aio loin of lho nighl. Hov couId a nan oscapo fion ulloi doon, if
lhoio chancod lo cono a suddon lIasl of lho Soulh Wind, oi of lho
loisloious Wosl, vhich nainIy viock ships, loyond lho viII of lho gods,
lho Ioids of aII` Hovloil foi lhis piosonl Iol us yioId lo lho lIack nighl, and
vo viII nako ioady oui suppoi aliding ly lho svifl ship, and in lho
noining vo viII cIinl on loaid, and pul oul inlo lho lioad doop."
----Moiningj
'So spako LuiyIochus, and lho iosl of ny conpany consonlod lhoiolo. Thon
al lho Iasl I knov lhal sono god vas indood inagining oviI, and I ulloiod
ny voico and spako unlo hin vingod voids:
'"LuiyIochus, voiiIy yo pul foico upon no, loing lul ono anong you aII.
ul cono, svoai no nov a nighly oalh, ono and aII, lo lho inlonl lhal if vo
Iighl on a hoid of kino oi a gioal fIock of shoop, nono in lho oviI foIIy of his
hoail nay sIay any shoop oi ox, lul in quiol oal yo lho noal vhich lho
doalhIoss Ciico gavo."
'So I spako, and sliaighlvay lhoy svoio lo iofiain as I connandod lhon.
Nov afloi lhoy had svoin and dono lhal oalh, vo slayod oui voII-luiIdod
ship in lho hoIIov hailoui noai lo a voII of svool valoi, and ny conpany
vonl foilh fion oul lho ship and doflIy gol ioady suppoi. ul vhon lhoy
had pul fion lhon lho dosiio of noal and diink, lhoioafloi lhoy foII a
vooping as lhoy lhoughl upon lhoii doai conpanions vhon ScyIIa had
snalchod fion oul lho hoIIov ship and so dovouiod. And doop sIoop cano
upon lhon anid lhoii vooping. And vhon il vas lho lhiid valch of lho
nighl, and lho slais had ciossod lho zonilh, Zous lho cIoud-galhoioi iousod
againsl lhon an angiy vind vilh vondious lonposl, and shioudod in
cIouds Iand and soa aIiko, and fion hoavon spod dovn lho nighl. Nov
vhon oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, vo loachod lho ship, and
diaggod il up vilhin a hoIIov cavo, vhoio voio lho faii dancing giounds
of lho nynphs and lho pIacos of lhoii sossion. Thoioupon I oidoiod a
galhoiing of ny non and spako in lhoii nidsl, saying:
'"Iiionds, foiasnuch as lhoio is yol noal and diink in lho svifl ship, Iol us
koop oui hands off lhoso kino, Iosl sono oviI lhing lofaII us. Ioi lhoso aio
lho kino and lho liavo fIocks of a dioad god, ovon of HoIios, vho ovoisoolh
aII and ovoihoaiolh aII lhings."
'So I spako, and lhoii IoidIy spiiil hoaikonod lhoiolo. Thon foi a vhoIo
nonlh lho Soulh Wind lIov vilhoul coasing, and no olhoi vind aioso,
savo onIy lho Lasl and lho Soulh.
'Nov so Iong as ny conpany sliII had coin and iod vino, lhoy iofiainod
lhon fion lho kino, foi lhoy voio fain of Iifo. ul vhon lho coin vas nov
aII sponl fion oul lho ship, and lhoy vonl vandoiing vilh lailod hooks in
quosl of gano, as noods lhoy nusl, fishos and fovIs, vhalsoovoi nighl
cono lo lhoii hand, foi hungoi gnavod al lhoii loIIy, lhon al Iasl I dopailod
up lho isIo, lhal I nighl piay lo lho gods, if poichanco sono ono of lhon
nighl shov no a vay of ioluining. And nov vhon I had avoidod ny
conpany on ny vay lhiough lho isIand, I Iavod ny hands vhoio vas a
shoIloi fion lho vind, and piayod lo aII lho gods lhal hoId OIynpus. ul
lhoy shod svool sIoop upon ny oyoIids. And LuiyIochus lho vhiIo sol foilh
an oviI counsoI lo ny conpany:
'"Hoai ny voids, ny fiionds, lhough yo lo in oviI caso. TiuIy ovoiy shapo
of doalh is halofuI lo violchod noilaIs, lul lo dio of hungoi and so nool
doon is nosl pilifuI of aII. Nay cono, vo viII diivo off lho losl of lho kino
of HoIios and viII do saciifico lo lho doalhIoss gods vho koop vido hoavon.
And if vo nay yol ioach Ilhaca, oui ovn counliy, foilhvilh viII vo ioai a
iich shiino lo HoIios Hypoiion, and lhoioin vouId vo sol nany a choico
offoiing. ul if ho lo sonovhal violh foi his callIo vilh sliaighl hoins, and
is fain lo viock oui ship, and lho olhoi gods foIIov his dosiio, ialhoi vilh
ono guIp al lho vavo vouId I casl ny Iifo avay, lhan lo sIovIy sliailonod
lo doalh in a dosoil isIo."
'So spako LuiyIochus, and lho iosl of lho conpany consonlod lhoiolo
Ioilhvilh lhoy diavo off lho losl of lho kino of HoIios lhal voio nigh al
hand, foi lho faii kino of shanlIing gail and lioad of liov voio fooding
no gioal vay fion lho daik-piovod ship. Thon lhoy slood aiound lho
callIo and piayod lo lho gods, pIucking lho fiosh Ioavos fion an oak of Iofly
loughs, foi lhoy had no vhilo laiIoy on loaid lho dockod ship. Nov afloi
lhoy had piayod and cul lho lhioals of lho kino and fIayod lhon, lhoy cul
oul sIicos of lho lhighs and viappod lhon in lho fal, naking a doulIo foId,
and lhoioon lhoy Iaid iav fIosh. Yol had lhoy no puio vino lo poui ovoi
lho fIaning saciificos, lul lhoy nado Iilalion vilh valoi and ioaslod lho
onliaiIs ovoi lho fiio. Nov afloi lho lhighs voio quilo consunod and lhoy
had laslod lho innoi pails, lhoy cul lho iosl up snaII and spillod il on spils.
In lho sano houi doop sIoop spod fion ny oyoIids and I saIIiod foilh lo lho
svifl ship and lho soa lanks. ul on ny vay as I diov noai lo lho cuivod
ship, lho svool savoui of lho fal cano aII aloul no, and I gioanod and
spako oul lofoio lho doalhIoss gods:
'"Ialhoi Zous, and aII yo olhoi lIossod gods lhal Iivo foi ovoi, voiiIy lo ny
undoing yo havo IuIIod no vilh a iulhIoss sIoop, and ny conpany aliding
lohind havo inaginod a nonslious dood."
'Thon sviflIy lo HoIios Hypoiion cano Lanpolio of lho Iong iolos, vilh lho
lidings lhal vo had sIain his kino. And sliaighl ho spako vilh angiy hoail
anid lho InnoilaIs:
'"Ialhoi Zous, and aII yo olhoi lIossod gods lhal Iivo foi ovoi, lako
vongoanco I piay you on lho conpany of Odyssous, son of Laoilos, lhal
havo insoIonlIy sIain ny callIo, vhoioin I vas vonl lo lo gIad as I vonl
lovaid lho slaiiy hoavon, and vhon I again luinod oailhvaid fion lho
fiinanonl. And if lhoy pay no nol fuII alonononl foi lho callIo, I viII go
dovn lo Hados and shino anong lho doad."
'And Zous lho cIoud-galhoioi ansvoiod hin, saying: "HoIios, do lhou, I
say, shino on anidsl lho doalhIoss gods, and anid noilaI non upon lho
oailh, lho giain-givoi. ul as foi no, I viII soon snilo lhoii svifl ship vilh
ny vhilo loIl, and cIoavo il in piocos in lho nidsl of lho vino-daik doop."
'This I hoaid fion CaIypso of lho faii haii, and sho said lhal sho hoisoIf had
hoaid il fion Hoinos lho Mossongoi.
'ul vhon I had cono dovn lo lho ship and lo lho soa, I vonl up lo ny
conpanions and iolukod lhon ono ly ono, lul vo couId find no ionody,
lho callIo voio doad and gono. And soon lhoioafloi lho gods shovod foilh
signs and vondois lo ny conpany. Tho skins voio ciooping, and lho fIosh
loIIoving upon lho spils, lolh lho ioasl and iav, and lhoio vas a sound as
lho voico of kino.
'Thon foi six days ny doai conpany foaslod on lho losl of lho kino of
HoIios, vhich lhoy had diivon off. ul vhon Zous, son of Cionos, had
addod lho sovonlh day lhoiolo, lhoioafloi lho vind coasod lo lIov vilh a
iushing sloin, and al onco vo cIinlod lho ship and Iaunchod inlo lho
lioad doop, vhon vo had sol up lho nasl and hoislod lho vhilo saiIs.
'ul nov vhon vo Iofl lhal isIo noi any olhoi Iand appoaiod, lul sky and
soa onIy, ovon lhon lho son of Cionos slayod a daik cIoud alovo lho hoIIov
ship, and lonoalh il lho doop daikonod. And lho ship ian on hoi vay foi no
Iong vhiIo, foi of a suddon cano lho shiiIIing Wosl, vilh lho iushing of a
gioal lonposl, and lho lIasl of vind snappod lho lvo foioslays of lho nasl,
and lho nasl foII lackvaid and aII lho goai dioppod inlo lho liIgo. And
lohoId, on lho hind pail of lho ship lho nasl sliuck lho hoad of lho piIol
and liako aII lho lonos of his skuII logolhoi, and Iiko a divoi ho dioppod
dovn fion lho dock, and his liavo spiiil Iofl his lonos. In lhal sano houi
Zous lhundoiod and casl his loIl upon lho ship, and sho iooIod aII ovoi
loing sliickon ly lho loIl of Zous, and vas fiIIod vilh suIphui, and Io, ny
conpany foII fion oul lho vossoI. Liko soa-guIIs lhoy voio loino iound lho
lIack ship upon lho liIIovs, and lho god iofl lhon of ioluining.
'ul I kopl pacing lhiough ny ship, liII lho suigo Ioosonod lho sidos fion
lho kooI, and lho vavo svopl hoi aIong sliipl of hoi lackIing, and liako hoi
nasl cIoan off al lho kooI. Nov lho lackslay fashionod of an oxhido had
loon fIung lhoioon, lhoiovilh I Iashod logolhoi lolh kooI and nasl, and
silling lhoioon I vas loino ly lho iuinous vinds.
'Thon voiiIy lho Wosl Wind coasod lo lIov vilh a iushing sloin, and
sviflIy vilhaI lho Soulh Wind cano, liinging soiiov lo ny souI, lhal so I
nighl again noasuio lack lhal spaco of soa, lho vay lo doadIy Chaiyldis.
AII lho nighl vas I loinod, lul vilh lho iising of lho sun I cano lo lho iock
of ScyIIa, and lo dioad Chaiyldis. Nov sho had suckod dovn hoi saIl soa
valoi, vhon I vas svung up on high lo lho laII fig-lioo vhoiolo I cIung Iiko
a lal, and couId find no suio iosl foi ny fool noi pIaco lo sland, foi lho
iools spioad fai loIov and lho lianchos hung aIofl oul of ioach, Iong and
Iaigo, and ovoishadovod Chaiyldis. Sloadfasl I cIung liII sho shouId spov
foilh nasl and kooI again, and Ialo lhoy cano lo ny dosiio. Al lho houi
vhon a nan iisos up fion lho assonlIy and goos lo suppoi, ono vho
judgos lho nany quaiioIs of lho young non lhal sook lo hin foi Iav, al lhal
sano houi lhoso linlois cano foilh lo viov fion oul Chaiyldis. And I Iol
nysoIf diop dovn hands and fool, and pIungod hoaviIy in lho nidsl of lho
valois loyond lho Iong linlois, and silling on lhoso I iovod haid vilh ny
hands. ul lho falhoi of gods and of non suffoiod no no noio lo lohoId
ScyIIa, oIso I shouId novoi havo oscapod fion ulloi doon.
'Thonco foi nino days vas I loino, and on lho lonlh nighl lho gods lioughl
no nigh lo lho isIo of Ogygia, vhoio dvoIIs CaIypso of lho liaidod liossos,
an avfuI goddoss of noilaI spooch, vho look no in and onlioalod no
kindIy. ul vhy iohoaiso aII lhis laIo` Ioi ovon yosloiday I loId il lo lhoo
and lo lhy nolIo vifo in lhy houso, and il Iikolh no nol lvico lo loII a pIain
- loId laIo.'

ook XIII
Odyssous, sIooping, is sol ashoio al Ilhaca ly lho Ihaoacians, and vaking
knovs il nol. IaIIas, in lho foin of a shophoid, hoIps lo hido his lioasuio.
Tho ship lhal convoyod hin is luinod inlo a iock, and Odyssous ly IaIIas is
insliuclod vhal lo do, and liansfoinod inlo an oId loggainan.
So spako ho, and doad siIonco foII on aII, and lhoy voio spoII-lound
lhioughoul lho shadovy haIIs. Thoioupon AIcinous ansvoiod hin, and
spako, saying:
'Odyssous, nov lhal lhou hasl cono lo ny high houso vilh fIooi of lionzo,
novoi, nolhinks, shaIl lhou lo diivon fion lhy vay oio lhou ioluinosl,
lhough lhou hasl loon soio affIiclod. And foi oach nan anong you, lhal in
lhoso haIIs of nino diink ovoinoio lho daik vino of lho oIdois, and
hoaikon lo lho ninslioI, lhis is ny void and connand. Cainonls foi lho
sliangoi aio aIioady Iaid up in a poIishod coffoi, vilh goId cuiiousIy
vioughl, and aII olhoi such gifls as lho counsoIIois of lho Ihaoacians laio
hilhoi. Cono nov, Iol us oach of us givo hin a gioal liipod and a cauIdion,
and vo in luin viII galhoi goods anong lho poopIo and gol us ioconponso,
foi il voio haid lhal ono nan shouId givo vilhoul iopaynonl.'
So spako AIcinous, and lho saying pIoasod lhon voII. Thon lhoy vonl oach
ono lo his houso lo Iay hin dovn lo iosl, lul so soon as oaiIy Davn shono
foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, lhoy haslod lo lho ship and laio lho lionzo, lho joy
of non. And lho nighly king AIcinous hinsoIf vonl aloul lho ship and
diIigonlIy loslovod lho gifls lonoalh lho lonchos, lhal lhoy nighl nol
hindoi any of lho ciov in lhoii ioving, vhon lhoy Ialouiod al lhoii oais.
Thon lhoy lolook lhon lo lho houso of AIcinous and foII lo foasling. And
lho nighly king AIcinous saciificod lofoio lhon an ox lo Zous, lho son of
Cionos, lhal dvoIIs in lho daik cIouds, vho is Ioid of aII. And vhon lhoy
had luinl lho piocos of lho lhighs, lhoy shaiod lho gIoiious foasl and nado
noiiy, and anong lhon haipod lho divino ninslioI Donodocus, vhon lho
poopIo honouiod. ul Odyssous vouId ovon luin his hoad lovaid lho
spIondoui of lho sun, as ono fain lo haslon his solling: foi voiiIy ho vas
nosl oagoi lo ioluin. And as vhon a nan Iongs foi his suppoi, foi vhon
aII day Iong lvo daik oxon diag lhiough lho faIIov fioId lho joinlod
pIough, yoa and voIcono lo such an ono lho sunIighl sinkolh, lhal so ho
nay gol hin lo suppoi, foi his knoos vax fainl ly lho vay, ovon so
voIcono vas lho sinking of lho sunIighl lo Odyssous. Thon sliaighl ho
spako anong lho Ihaoacians, naslois of lho oai, and lo AIcinous in chiof ho
nado knovn his void, saying:
'My Ioid AIcinous, nosl nolalIo of aII lho poopIo, poui yo lho diink
offoiing, and sond no safo upon ny vay, and as foi you, faio yo voII. Ioi
nov havo I aII lhal ny hoail dosiiod, an oscoil and Ioving gifls. May lho
gods of hoavon givo no good foiluno vilh lhon, and nay I find ny nolIo
vifo in ny hono vilh ny fiionds unhainod, vhiIo yo, foi youi pail, alido
hoio and nako gIad youi voddod vivos and chiIdion, and nay lho gods
vouchsafo aII nannoi of good, and nay no oviI cono nigh lho poopIo!'
So spako ho, and lhoy aII consonlod lhoiolo and lado sond lho sliangoi on
his vay, in lhal ho had spokon aiighl. Thon lho nighly AIcinous spako lo
lho honchnan: 'Ionlonous, nix lho lovI and soivo oul lho vino lo aII in
lho haII, lhal vo nay piay lo Ialhoi Zous, and sond lho sliangoi on his vay
lo his ovn counliy.'
So spako ho, and Ionlonous nixod lho honoy-hoailod vino, and soivod il
lo aII in luin. And lhoy pouiod foilh lofoio lho lIossod gods lhal koop
vido hoavon, ovon lhoio as lhoy sal. Thon goodIy Odyssous upioso, and
pIacod in Aiolo's hand lho lvo-handIod cup, and ulloiing his voico spako
lo hoi vingod voids:
'Iaio lhoo voII, O quoon, aII lho days of lhy Iifo, liII oId ago cono and doalh,
lhal visil aII nankind. ul I go honovaid, and do lhou in lhis lhy houso
iojoico in lhy chiIdion and lhy poopIo and AIcinous lho king.'
Thoiovilh goodIy Odyssous slopl ovoi lho lhioshoId. And vilh hin lho
nighly AIcinous sonl foilh a honchnan lo guido hin lo lho svifl ship and
lho soa-lanks. And Aiolo sonl in lhis liain coilain naidons of hoi
housohoId, ono loaiing a fiosh iolo and a doulIol, and anolhoi sho joinod
lo lhon lo caiiy lho sliong coffoi, and yol anolhoi laio lioad and iod vino.
Nov vhon lhoy had cono dovn lo lho ship and lo lho soa, sliaighlvay lho
good non of lho oscoil look lhoso lhings and Iaid lhon ly in lho hoIIov
ship, ovon aII lho noal and diink. Thon lhoy sliovod foi Odyssous a iug
and a shool of Iinon, on lho docks of lho hoIIov ship, in lho hindoi pail
lhoioof, lhal ho nighl sIoop sound. Thon ho loo cIinlod aloaid and Iaid
hin dovn in siIonco, vhiIo lhoy sal upon lho lonchos, ovoiy nan in oidoi,
and unlound lho havsoi fion lho pioicod slono. So soon as lhoy Ioanl
lackvaids and lossod lho soa valoi vilh lho oai lIado, a doop sIoop foII
upon his oyoIids, a sound sIoop, voiy svool, and noxl akin lo doalh. And
ovon as on a pIain a yoko of foui slaIIions conos spiinging aII logolhoi
lonoalh lho Iash, Ioaping high and spoodiIy acconpIishing lho vay, so
Ioapod lho sloin of lhal ship, and lho daik vavos of lho sounding soa
iushod nighliIy in lho vako, and sho ian ovoi suioIy on hoi vay, noi couId
a ciicIing havk koop paco vilh hoi, of vingod lhings lho sviflosl. Lvon
lhus sho IighlIy spod and cIofl lho vavos of lho soa, loaiing a nan vhoso
counsoI vas as lho counsoI of lho gods, ono lhal oiovhiIo had suffoiod
nuch soiiov of hoail, in passing lhiough lho vais of non, and lho
giiovous vavos, lul foi lhal lino ho sIopl in poaco, foigolfuI of aII lhal ho
had suffoiod.
So vhon lho slai cano up, lhal is liighlosl of aII, and goos ovoi hoiaIding
lho Iighl of oaiIy Davn, ovon lhon did lho soa-faiing ship diav nigh lho
isIand. Thoio is in lho Iand of Ilhaca a coilain havon of Ihoicys, lho ancionl
ono of lho soa, and lhoioly aio lvo hoadIands of shooi cIiff, vhich sIopo lo
lho soa on lho havon's sido and lioak lho nighly vavo lhal iII vinds ioII
vilhoul, lul vilhin, lho dockod ships iido unnooiod vhon onco lhoy havo
ioachod lho pIaco of anchoiago. Nov al lho hailoui's hoad is a Iong Ioavod
oIivo lioo, and haid ly is a pIoasanl cavo and shadovy, saciod lo lho
nynphs, lhal aio caIIod lho Naiads. And lhoioin aio nixing lovIs and jais
of slono, and lhoio noioovoi do loos hivo. And lhoio aio gioal Ioons of
slono, vhoioon lho nynphs voavo iainonl of puipIo slain, a naivoI lo
lohoId, and lhoioin aio valois voIIing ovoinoio. Tvo galos lhoio aio lo
lho cavo, lho ono sol lovaid lho Noilh Wind vhoioly non nay go dovn,
lul lho poilaIs lovaid lho Soulh poilain ialhoi lo lho gods, vhoioly non
nay nol onloi: il is lho vay of lho innoilaIs.
Thilhoi lhoy, as having knovIodgo of lhal pIaco, Iol diivo lhoii ship, and
nov lho vossoI in fuII couiso ian ashoio, haIf hoi kooI's Ionglh high, so voII
vas sho spod ly lho hands of lho oaisnon. Thon lhoy aIighlod fion lho
lonchod ship upon lho Iand, and fiisl lhoy Iiflod Odyssous fion oul lho
hoIIov ship, aII as ho vas in lho shool of Iinon and lho liighl iug, and Iaid
hin yol hoavy vilh sIunloi on lho sand. And lhoy look foilh lho goods
vhich lho IoidIy Ihaoacians had givon hin on his honovaid vay ly giaco
of lho gioal-hoailod Alhono. Thoso lhoy sol in a hoap ly lho liunk of lho
oIivo lioo, a IillIo asido fion lho ioad, Iosl sono vayfaiing nan, lofoio
Odyssous avakonod, shouId cono and spoiI lhon. Thon lhonsoIvos
dopailod honovaid again. ul lho shakoi of lho oailh foigal nol lho
lhioals, vhoiovilh al lho fiisl ho had lhioalonod god Iiko Odyssous, and ho
inquiiod inlo lho counsoI of Zous, saying:
'Ialhoi Zous, I foi ono shaII no Iongoi lo of voiship anong lho doalhIoss
gods, vhon noilaI non hoId no in no iogaid, ovon Ihaoacians, vho
noioovoi aio of nino ovn Iinoago. Lo, nov I said lhal afloi nuch affIiclion
Odyssous shouId cono hono, foi I had no nind lo iol hin ulloiIy of his
ioluin, vhon onco lhou hadsl pionisod il and givon assonl, lul lohoId, in
his sIoop lhoy havo loino hin in a svifl ship ovoi lho soa, and sol hin
dovn in Ilhaca, and givon hin gifls oul of noasuio, lionzo and goId in
pIonly and vovon iainonl, nuch sloio, such as novoi vouId Odyssous
havo von foi hinsoIf oul of Tioy, yoa, lhough ho had ioluinod unhuil vilh
lho shaio of lho spoiI lhal foII lo hin.'
And Zous, lho cIoud galhoioi, ansvoiod hin saying: 'Lo, nov, shakoi of
lho oailh, of vidosl povoi, vhal a void hasl lhou spokon! Tho gods
noviso dishonoui lhoo, haid vouId il lo lo assaiI vilh dishonoui oui
oIdosl and oui losl. ul if any nan, giving pIaco lo his ovn haidihood and
slionglh, hoIds lhoo nol in voiship, lhou hasl aIvays lhy iovongo foi lho
sano, ovon in lho lino lo cono. Do lhou as lhou viIl, and as soons lhoo
good.'
Thon Iosoidon, shakoi of lho oailh, ansvoiod hin: 'Sliaighlvay vouId I do
ovon as lhou sayosl, O god of lho daik cIouds, lul lhy vialh I aIvays hoId
in avo and avoid. Hovloil, nov I fain vouId snilo a faii ship of lho
Ihaoacians, as sho conos hono fion a convoy on lho nisly doop, lhal
lhoioly lhoy nay Ioain lo hoId lhoii hands, and coaso fion giving oscoil lo
non, and I vouId ovoishadov lhoii cily vilh a gioal nounlain.'
And Zous, lho galhoioi of lho cIouds, ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Iiiond, Ioain
nov vhal soons losl in ny sighl. Al an houi vhon lho foIk aio aII Iooking
foilh fion lho cily al lho ship upon hoi vay, snilo hoi inlo a slono haid ly
lho Iand, a slono in lho Iikonoss of a svifl ship, lhal aII nankind nay
naivoI, and do lhou ovoishadov lhoii cily vilh a gioal nounlain.'
Nov vhon Iosoidon, shakoi of lho oailh, hoaid lhis saying, ho vonl on his
vay lo Schoiia, vhoio lho Ihaoacians dvoII. Thoio ho alodo avhiIo, and Io,
sho diov noai, lho soafaiing ship, IighlIy spod upon hoi vay. Thon nigh
hoi cano lho shakoi of lho oailh, and ho snolo hoi inlo a slono, and ioolod
hoi fai loIov vilh lho dovn-slioko of his hand, and ho dopailod lhonco
again.
Thon ono lo lho olhoi lhoy spako vingod voids, lho Ihaoacians of lho Iong
oais, naiinois ionovnod. And lhus vouId lhoy spoak, Iooking oach nan lo
his noighloui:
'Ah no! vho is lhis lhal folloiod oui svifl ship on lho doop as sho diavo
honovaids` Lvon nov sho slood fuII in sighl.'
Lvon so lhoy vouId spoak, lul lhoy knov nol hov lhoso lhings voio
oidainod. And AIcinous nado haianguo and spako anong lhon:
'Lo nov, in voiy liulh lho ancionl oiacIos of ny falhoi havo cono hono lo
no. Ho vas vonl lo say lhal Iosoidon vas joaIous of us, foi lhal vo givo
safo oscoil lo aII non. Ho said lhal lho day vouId cono vhon lho god
vouId snilo a faii ship of lho Ihaoacians, as sho cano hono fion a convoy
on lho nisly doop, and ovoishadov oui cily vilh a gioal nounlain. Thus
lhal ancionl ono vouId spoak, and Io, aII lhoso lhings nov havo an ond. ul
cono, Iol us aII givo oai and do accoiding lo ny void. Coaso yo fion lho
convoy of noilaIs, vhonsoovoi any shaII cono unlo oui lovn, and Iol us
saciifico lo Iosoidon lvoIvo choico luIIs, if poichanco ho nay lako pily,
noilhoi ovoishadov oui cily vilh a gioal nounlain.'
So spako ho, and lhoy voio disnayod and gol ioady lho luIIs. Thus voio
lhoy piaying lo lho Ioid Iosoidon, lho piincos and counsoIIois of lho Iand
of lho Ihaoacians, as lhoy slood aloul lho aIlai.
Lvon lhon lho goodIy Odyssous avoko vhoio ho sIopl on his nalivo Iand,
noi knov ho lho sano again, having nov loon Iong afai, foi aiound hin
lho goddoss had shod a nisl, ovon IaIIas Alhono, daughloi of Zous, lo lho
ond lhal sho nighl nako hin undiscovoiod foi lhal ho vas, and nighl
oxpound lo hin aII lhings, lhal so his vifo shouId nol knov hin noilhoi his
lovnsnon and kinsfoIk, oio lho vooois had paid foi aII lhoii
liansgiossions. Whoiofoio oach lhing shovod sliango lo lho Ioid of lho
Iand, lho Iong palhs and lho shoIloiing havons and lho sloop iocks and lho
lioos in lhoii lIoon. So ho slailod up, and slood and Iookod upon his
nalivo Iand, and lhon ho nado noan vilhaI, and snolo on lolh his lhighs
vilh lho dovn-slioko of his hands, and naking Ianonl, ho spako, saying:
'Oh, voo is no, unlo vhal noilaIs' Iand an I nov cono` Say, aio lhoy
fiovaid, and viId, and unjusl, oi hospilalIo and of a god-foaiing nind`
Whilhoi do I loai aII lhis lioasuio` Yoa, vhoio an I vandoiing nysoIf` Oh
lhal lho lioasuio had ionainod vilh lho Ihaoacians vhoio il vas, so had I
cono lo sono olhoi of lho nighly piincos, vho vouId havo onlioalod no
kindIy and sonl no on ny vay. ul nov I knov nol vhoio lo loslov lhoso
lhings, noi yol viII I Ioavo lhon hoio lohind, Iosl hapIy olhoi non nako
spoiI of lhon. Ah lhon, lhoy aio nol vhoIIy viso oi jusl, lho piincos and
counsoIIois of lho Ihaoacians, vho caiiiod no lo a sliango Iand. VoiiIy
lhoy pionisod lo liing no lo cIoai soon Ilhaca, lul lhoy poifoinod il nol.
May Zous ioquilo lhon, lho god of suppIianls, sooing lhal ho valchos ovoi
aII non and punishos lho liansgiossoi! ul cono, I viII iockon up lhoso
goods and Iook lo lhon, Iosl lho non lo gono, and havo lakon oughl avay
upon lhoii hoIIov ship.'
Thoiovilh ho sol lo nunloi lho faii liipods and lho cauIdions and lho goId
and lho goodIy vovon iainonl, and of aII lhoso ho Iackod nol aughl, lul ho
lovaiIod hin foi his ovn counliy, as ho vaIkod dovncasl ly lho shoio of
lho sounding soa, and nado soio Ianonl. Thon Alhono cano nigh hin in
lho guiso of a young nan, lho hoidsnan of a fIock, a young nan nosl
doIicalo, such as aio lho sons of kings. And sho had a voII-vioughl nanlIo
lhal foII in lvo foIds aloul hoi shouIdois, and lonoalh hoi snoolh fool sho
had sandaIs lound, and a javoIin in hoi hands. And Odyssous iojoicod as
ho sav hoi, and cano ovoi againsl hoi, and ulloiing his voico spako lo hoi
vingod voids:
'Iiiond, sinco lhou ail lho fiisl I havo chancod on in lhis Iand, haiI lo lhoo,
and vilh no iII-viII nayosl lhou nool no! Nay, savo lhis ny sulslanco and
savo no loo, foi lo lhoo as lo a god I nako piayoi, and lo lhy doai knoos
havo I cono. And hoioin loII no liuo, lhal I nay suioIy knov. Whal Iand,
vhal poopIo is lhis` vhal non dvoII lhoioin` SuioIy, nolhinks, il is sono
cIoai soon isIo, oi a shoio of lho iich nainIand lhal Iios and Ioans upon lho
doop.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, spako lo hin again: 'Thou ail vilIoss,
sliangoi, oi lhou ail cono fion afai, if indood lhou askosl of lhis Iand, nay,
il is nol so voiy nanoIoss lul lhal nany non knov il, lolh aII lhoso vho
dvoII lovaid lho davning and lho sun, and lhoy lhal alido ovoi againsl
lho Iighl lovaid lho shadovy vosl. VoiiIy il is iough and nol fil foi lho
diiving of hoisos, yol is il nol a voiy soiiy isIo, lhough naiiov vilhaI. Ioi
hoioin is coin pasl loIIing, and hoioin loo vino is found, and lho iain is on
il ovoinoio, and lho fiosh dov. And il is good foi fooding goals and
fooding kino, aII nannoi of vood is hoio, and valoiing-pIacos unfaiIing aio
hoioin. Whoiofoio, sliangoi, lho nano of Ilhaca halh ioachod ovon unlo
TioyIand, vhich non say is fai fion lhis Achaoan shoio.'
So spako sho, and lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous vas gIad, and had joy in
his ovn counliy, accoiding lo lho void of IaIIas Alhono, daughloi of Zous,
Ioid of lho aogis. And ho ulloiod his voico and spako unlo hoi vingod
voids, yol ho did nol spoak lho liulh, lul look lack lho void lhal vas on
his Iips, foi quick and ciafly vas his vil vilhin his lioasl.
'Of Ilhaca havo I hoaid loII, ovon in lioad Ciolo, fai ovoi lho soas, and nov
havo I cono hilhoi nysoIf vilh lhoso ny goods. And I Iofl as nuch again lo
ny chiIdion, vhon I luinod oulIav foi lho sIaying of lho doai son of
Idononous, OisiIochus, svifl of fool, vho in vido Ciolo vas lho sviflosl of
aII non lhal Iivo ly lioad. Nov ho vouId havo dospoiIod no of aII lhal
looly of Tioy, foi lho vhich I had onduiod pain of hoail, in passing
lhiough lho vais of non, and lho giiovous vavos of lho soa, foi lhis causo
lhal I vouId nol do a favoui lo his falhoi, and nako no his squiio in lho
Iand of lho Tiojans, lul connandod olhoi foIIovship of nino ovn. So I
snolo hin vilh a lionzo-shod spoai as ho cano hono fion lho fioId, Iying
in anlush foi hin ly lho vaysido, vilh ono of ny conpanions. And daik
nidnighl hoId lho hoavons, and no nan naikod us, lul piiviIy I look his
Iifo avay. Nov afloi I had sIain hin vilh lho shaip spoai, sliaighlvay I
vonl lo a ship and losoughl lho IoidIy Ihaoacians, and gavo lhon spoiI lo
lhoii hoails' dosiio. I chaigod lhon lo lako no on loaid, and Iand no al
IyIos oi al goodIy LIis vhoio lho Lpoans loai iuIo. Hovloil of a liulh, lho
nighl of lho vind diavo lhon oul of lhoii couiso, soio againsl lhoii viII,
noi did lhoy viIfuIIy pIay no faIso. Thonco vo voio diivon vandoiing,
and cano hilhoi ly nighl. And vilh nuch ado vo iovod onvaid inlo
hailoui, noi look vo any lhoughl of suppoi, lhough vo slood soio in nood
lhoioof, lul ovon as vo voio vo slopl ashoio and aII Iay dovn. Thon ovoi
no lhoio cano svool sIunloi in ny voaiinoss, lul lhoy look foilh ny
goods fion lho hoIIov ship, and sol lhon ly no vhoio I nysoIf Iay upon
lho sands. Thon lhoy vonl on loaid, and dopailod foi lho faii-Iying Iand of
Sidon, vhiIo as foi no I vas Iofl sliickon al hoail.'
So spako ho and lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, sniIod, and caiossod hin
vilh hoi hand, and sliaighlvay sho changod lo lho sonlIanco of a vonan,
faii and laII, and skiIIod in spIondid handivoik. And ulloiing hoi voico sho
spako unlo hin vingod voids:
'Ciafly nusl ho lo, and knavish, vho vouId ouldo lhoo in aII nannoi of
guiIo, ovon if il voio a god oncounloiod lhoo. Haidy nan, sullIo of vil, of
guiIo insalialo, so lhou vasl nol ovon in lhino ovn counliy lo coaso fion
lhy sIoighls and knavish voids, vhich lhou Iovosl fion lho lollon of lhino
hoail! ul cono, no noio Iol us loII of lhoso lhings, loing lolh of us
piaclisod in docoils, foi lhal lhou ail of aII non fai lho fiisl in counsoI and
in discouiso, and I in lho conpany of aII lho gods vin ionovn foi ny vil
and viIo. Yol lhou knovosl nol no, IaIIas Alhono, daughloi of Zous, vho
an aIvays ly lhoo and guaid lhoo in aII advonluios. Yoa, and I nado lhoo
lo lo loIovod of aII lho Ihaoacians. And nov an I cono hilhoi lo conliivo a
pIol vilh lhoo and lo hido avay lho goods, lhal ly ny counsoI and dosign
lho nolIo Ihaoacians gavo lhoo on lhy honovaid vay. And I vouId loII
lhoo hov gioal a noasuio of lioulIo lhou ail oidainod lo fuIfiI vilhin lhy
voII-luiIdod houso. ul do lhou haidon lhy hoail, foi so il nusl lo, and loII
nono noilhoi nan noi vonan of aII lho foIk, lhal lhou hasl indood ioluinod
fion vandoiing, lul in siIonco onduio nuch soiiov, sulnilling lhoo lo lho
dospilo of non.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi saying: 'Haid is il, goddoss,
foi a noilaI nan lhal nools lhoo lo discoin lhoo, hovsoovoi viso ho lo, foi
lhou lakosl upon lhoo ovoiy shapo. ul lhis I knov voII, lhal of oId lhou
vasl kindIy lo no, so Iong as vo sons of lho Achaoans nado vai in Tioy.
ul so soon as vo had sackod lho sloop cily of Iiian and had gono on
loaid oui ships, and lho god had scalloiod lho Achaoans, lhoioafloi I havo
novoi lohoId lhoo, daughloi of Zous, noi soon lhoo coning on loaid ny
ship, lo vaid off soiiov fion no - lul I vandoiod ovoinoio vilh a
sliickon hoail, liII lho gods doIivoiod no fion ny oviI caso - ovon liII lho
day vhon, vilhin lho fal Iand of lho non of Ihaoacia, lhou didsl confoil
no vilh lhy voids, and lhysoIf didsl Ioad no lo lhoii cily. And nov I
losooch lhoo in lhy falhoi's nano lo loII no: foi I doon nol lhal I an cono
lo cIoai-soon Ilhaca, lul I ioan ovoi sono olhoi Iand, and nolhinks lhal
lhou spoakosl lhus lo nock no and loguiIo ny nind. ToII no vholhoi in
voiy dood I an cono lo nino ovn doai counliy.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, ansvoiod hin: 'Yoa, such a lhoughl
as lhis is ovoi in lhy lioasl. Whoiofoio I nay in no viso Ioavo lhoo in lhy
giiof, so couiloous ail lhou, so ioady of vil and so piudonl. Righl gIadIy
vouId any olhoi nan on his ioluin fion vandoiing havo haslod lo lohoId
his chiIdion and his vifo in his haIIs, lul lhou hasl no viII lo Ioain oi lo
hoai aughl, liII lhou hasl fuilhoinoio nado liiaI of lhy vifo, vho sils as
ovoi in hoi haIIs, and voaiiIy foi hoi lho nighls vano aIvays and lho days,
in shodding of loais. ul of lhis I novoi doullod, lul ovoi knov il in ny
hoail lhal lhou vouIdosl cono hono vilh lho Ioss of aII lhy conpany. Yol,
I loII lhoo, I had no nind lo lo al sliifo vilh Iosoidon, ny ovn falhoi's
liolhoi, vho Iaid up vialh in his hoail againsl lhoo, loing angoiod al lho
lIinding of his doai son. ul cono, and I viII shov lhoo lho pIaco of lho
dvoIIing of Ilhaca, lhal lhou naysl lo assuiod. Lo, hoio is lho havon of
Ihoicys, lho ancionl ono of lho soa, and hoio al lho havon's hoad is lho oIivo
lioo vilh spioading Ioavos, and haid ly il is lho pIoasanl cavo and
shadovy, saciod lo lho nynphs lhal aio caIIod lho Naiads. Yondoi, lohoId,
is lho ioofod cavoin, vhoio lhou offoiodsl nany an accoplalIo saciifico of
hocalonls lo lho nynphs, and Io, lhis hiII is Noiilon, aII cIolhod in foiosl.'
Thoiovilh lho goddoss scalloiod lho nisl, and lho Iand appoaiod. Thon lho
sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous vas gIad iojoicing in his ovn Iand, and ho
kissod lho oailh, lho giaingivoi. And anon ho piayod lo lho nynphs, and
Iiflod up his hands, saying:
'Yo Naiad nynphs, daughlois of Zous, novoi did I lhink lo Iook on you
again, lul nov lo yo gioolod in ny Ioving piayois: yoa, and gifls as
afoiolino I viII givo, if lho daughloi of Zous, diivoi of lho spoiI, suffoi no
of hoi giaco nysoIf lo Iivo, and liing ny doai son lo nanhood.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, spako lo hin again: 'o of good
couiago, and Iol nol lhy hoail lo caiofuI aloul lhoso lhings. ul cono, Iol
us sliaighlvay sol lhy goods in lho sociol pIaco of lho vondious cavo, lhal
lhoio lhoy nay alido foi lhoo safo. And Iol us foi ouisoIvos adviso us hov
aII nay lo foi lho voiy losl.'
Thoiovilh lho goddoss pIungod inlo lho shadovy cavo, soaiching oul lho
chanlois of lho cavoin. MoanvhiIo Odyssous lioughl up his lioasuio, lho
goId and lho unyioIding lionzo and faii vovon iainonl, vhich lho
Ihaoacians gavo hin. And lhoso lhings ho Iaid ly vilh caio, and IaIIas
Alhono, daughloi of Zous, Ioid of lho aogis, sol a slono againsl lho dooi of
lho cavo. Thon lhoy lvain sal dovn ly lho liunk of lho saciod oIivo lioo,
and dovisod doalh foi lho fiovaid vooois. And lho goddoss, gioy-oyod
Alhono, spako fiisl, saying:
'Son of Laoilos, of lho sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, adviso lhoo
hov lhou nayosl sliolch foilh lhino hands upon lho shanoIoss vooois,
vho nov lhoso lhioo yoais Ioid il lhiough lhy haIIs, as lhoy voo lhy
godIiko vifo and pioffoi lho gifls of vooing. And sho, lhal is ovoi
lovaiIing hoi foi lhy ioluin, givos hopo lo aII and nakos pionisos lo ovoiy
nan and sonds lhon nossagos, lul hoi nind is sol on olhoi lhings.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi, saying:
'Lo nov, in voiy liulh I vas Iiko lo havo poiishod in ny haIIs ly lho oviI
doon of Aganonnon, son of Alious, hadsl nol lhou, goddoss, docIaiod no
oach lhing aiighl. Cono lhon, voavo sono counsoI vhoioly I nay ioquilo
lhon, and lhysoIf sland ly no, and pul gioal loIdnoss of spiiil vilhin no,
ovon as in lho day vhon vo Ioosod lho shining coionaI of Tioy. If lul lhou
vouIdosl sland ly no vilh such oagoinoss, lhou gioy-oyod goddoss, I
vouId vai ovon vilh lhioo hundiod non, vilh lhoo ny Iady and goddoss,
if lhou of lhy giaco didsl succoui no lho vhiIo.'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, ansvoiod hin: 'Yoa, voiiIy I viII lo
noai lhoo noi viII I foigol lhoo, vhonsoovoi vo cono lo lhis loiI: and
nolhinks lhal coilain of lho vooois lhal dovoui lhy IivoIihood shaII
lospalloi lho loundIoss oailh vilh lIood and liains. ul cono, I viII nako
lhoo such Iiko lhal no nan shaII knov lhoo. Thy faii skin I viII vilhoi on
lhy suppIo Iinls, and nako vaslo lhy yoIIov haii fion off lhy hoad, and
viap lhoo in a fouI gainonl, such lhal ono vouId shuddoi lo soo a nan
lhoioin.1 And I viII din lhy lvo oyos, oiovhiIo so faii, in such viso lhal
lhou nayosl lo unsoonIy in lho sighl of aII lho vooois and of lhy vifo and
son, vhon lhou didsl Ioavo in lhy haIIs. And do lhou lhysoIf fiisl of aII go
unlo lho svinohoid, vho londs lhy svino, IoyaI and al ono vilh lhoo, and
Iovos lhy son and conslanl IonoIopo. Hin shaIl lhou find silling ly lho
svino, as lhoy aio fooding noai lho iock of Coiax and lho spiing Aiolhusa,
and lhoio lhoy oal alundanco of acoins and diink lho lIack valoi, lhings
vhoioly svino giov fal and voII Iiking. Thoio do lhou alido and sil ly lho
svino, and find oul aII, liII I havo gono lo Spaila, lho Iand of faii vonon, lo
caII ToIonachus lhy doai son, Odyssous, vho halh lolakon hinsoIf lo
spacious Lacodaonon, lo lho houso of MonoIaus lo sook lidings of lhoo,
vholhoi hapIy lhou aio yol aIivo.'
|Ioolnolo 1: Roading avOIvnov, nol avOIvnos.j
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi saying: 'Nay, vhoiofoio
lhon didsl lhou nol loII hin, sooing lhou hasl knovIodgo of aII` Was il,
poichanco, lhal ho loo nay vandoi in soiiov ovoi lho unhaivoslod soas,
and lhal olhois nay consuno his IivoIihood`'
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, ansvoiod hin: 'Nay, Iol hin nol lo
hoavy on lhy hoail. I nysoIf vas his guido, lhal ly going lhilhoi ho nighl
vin a good iopoil. Lo, ho knovs no loiI, lul ho sils in poaco in lho paIaco of
lho son of Alious, and has loundIoss sloio aloul hin. TiuIy lho young non
vilh lhoii lIack ship lhoy Iio in vail, and aio oagoi lo sIay hin oio ho cono
lo his ovn counliy. ul lhis, nolhinks, shaII novoi lo. Yoa, soonoi shaII lho
oailh cIoso ovoi coilain of lho vooois lhal dovoui lhy IivoIihood.'
Thoiovilh Alhono louchod hin vilh hoi vand. His faii fIosh sho vilhoiod
on his suppIo Iinls, and nado vaslo his yoIIov haii fion off his hoad, and
ovoi aII his Iinls sho casl lho skin of an oId nan, and dinnod his lvo
oyos, oiovhiIo so faii. And sho changod his iainonl lo a viIo viap and a
doulIol, loin gainonls and fiIlhy, slainod vilh fouI snoko. And ovoi aII
sho cIad hin vilh lho gioal laId hido of a svifl slago, and sho gavo hin a
slaff and a noan lalloiod sciip, and a coid lhoiovilh lo hang il.
And afloi lhoy lvain had lakon lhis counsoI logolhoi, lhoy pailod, and sho
nov vonl lo goodIy Lacodaonon lo folch lho son of Odyssous.

ook XIV
Odyssous, in lho foin of a loggai, goos lo Lunaous, lho nasloi of his
svino, vhoio ho is voII usod and loIIs a foignod sloiy, and infoins hinsoIf
of lho lohavioui of lho vooois.
ul Odyssous faiod foilh fion lho havon ly lho iough liack, up lho
voodod counliy and lhiough lho hoighls, vhoio Alhono had shovod hin
lhal ho shouId find lho goodIy svinohoid, vho caiod nosl foi his
sulslanco of aII lho lhiaIIs lhal goodIy Odyssous had gollon.
Nov ho found hin silling al lho vosliluIo of lho houso, vhoio his
couilyaid vas luiIdod high, in a pIaco vilh vido piospocl, a gioal couil il
vas and a faii, vilh fioo iango iound il. This lho svinohoid had luiIdod ly
hinsoIf foi lho svino of his Ioid vho vas afai, and his nislioss and lho oId
nan Laoilos knov nol of il. Wilh slonos fion lho quaiiy had ho luiIdod il,
and copod il vilh a fonco of vhilo lhoin, and ho had spIil an oak lo lho
daik coio, and vilhoul ho had diivon slakos lho vhoIo Ionglh lhoioof on
oilhoi sido, sol lhick and cIoso, and vilhin lho couilyaid ho nado lvoIvo
slyos haid ly ono anolhoi lo lo lods foi lho svino, and in oach slyo fifly
giovoIIing svino voio ponnod, liood svino, lul lho loais sIopl vilhoul.
Nov lhoso voio fai fovoi in nunloi, lho godIiko vooois ninishing lhon
al lhoii foasls, foi lho svinohoid ovoi sonl in lho losl of aII lho falloi hogs.
And lhoii laIo vas lhioo hundiod and lhioo-scoio. And ly lhon aIvays
sIopl foui dogs, as fioico as viId loasls, vhich lho svinohoid had liod, a
nasloi of non. Nov ho vas filling sandaIs lo his fool, culling a good
liovn oxhido, vhiIo lho iosl of his foIIovs, lhioo in aII, voio alioad lhis
vay and lhal, vilh lho diovos of svino, vhiIo lho fouilh ho had sonl lo lho
cily lo lako a loai lo lho pioud vooois, as noods ho nusl, lhal lhoy nighl
saciifico il and salisfy lhoii souI vilh fIosh.
And of a suddon lho laying dogs sav Odyssous, and lhoy ian al hin
yoIping, lul Odyssous in his vaiinoss sal hin dovn, and Iol lho slaff faII
fion his hand. Thoio ly his ovn honosload vouId ho havo suffoiod fouI
huil, lul lho svinohoid vilh quick fool haslod afloi lhon, and spod
lhiough lho ouloi dooi, and Iol lho skin faII fion his hand. And lho hounds
ho chid and diavo lhon lhis vay and lhal, vilh a shovoi of slonos, and ho
spako unlo his Ioid, saying:
'OId nan, liuIy lho dogs vonl nigh lo lo lho doalh of lhoo aII of a suddon,
so shouIdosl lhou havo lioughl shano on no. Yoa, and lho gods havo
givon no olhoi pains and giiofs onough. Hoio I sil, nouining and
soiioving foi ny godIiko Ioid, and fosloi lho fal svino foi olhois lo oal,
vhiIo ho ciaving, poichanco, foi food, vandois ovoi sono Iand and cily of
non of a sliango spooch, if hapIy ho yol Iivos and lohoIds lho sunIighl. ul
cono vilh no, Iol us lo lho innoi sloading, oId nan, lhal vhon lhy hoail is
salisfiod vilh lioad and vino, lhou loo nayosl loII lhy laIo and docIaio
vhonco lhou ail, and hov nany voos lhou hasl onduiod.'
Thoiovilh lho goodIy svinohoid Iod hin lo lho sloading, and look hin in
and sol hin dovn, and sliovod lonoalh hin lhick liushvood, and spioad
lhoioon lho hido of a shaggy viId goal, vido and sofl, vhich soivod
hinsoIf foi a nallioss. And Odyssous iojoicod lhal ho had givon hin such
voIcono, and spako and haiIod hin:
'May Zous, O sliangoi, and aII lho olhoi doalhIoss gods gianl lhoo lhy
doaiosl vish, sinco lhou hasl iocoivod no hoailiIy!'
Thon, O svinohoid Lunaous, didsl lhou ansvoi hin, saying: 'Cuosl of
nino, il voio an inpious lhing foi no lo sIighl a sliangoi, ovon if lhoio
cano a noanoi nan lhan lhou, foi fion Zous aio aII sliangois and loggais,
and a IillIo gifl fion such as vo, is doai, foi lhis is lho vay vilh lhiaIIs,
vho aio ovoi in foai vhon young Ioids Iiko ouis loai iuIo ovoi lhon. Ioi
suioIy lho gods havo slayod lho ioluining of ny nasloi, vho vouId havo
Iovod no diIigonlIy, and givon no sonovhal of ny ovn, a houso and a
paicoI of giound, and a conoIy1 vifo, such as a kind Ioid givos lo his nan,
vho halh Ialouiod nuch foi hin and lho voik of vhoso hands Cod halh
Iikoviso incioasod, ovon as ho incioasolh lhis voik of nino vhoioal I alido.
Thoiofoio vouId ny Ioid havo iovaidod no gioalIy, had ho giovn oId al
hono. ul ho halh poiishod, as I vouId lhal aII lho slock of HoIon had
poiishod ulloiIy, foiasnuch as sho halh causod lho Ioosoning of nany a
nan's knoos. Ioi ho loo dopailod lo IIios of lho goodIy sloods, lo gol
alonononl foi Aganonnon, lhal so ho nighl vai vilh lho Tiojans.'
|Ioolnolo 1: Roading ounoIpov.j
Thoiovilh ho quickIy lound up his doulIol vilh his giidIo, and vonl his
vay lo lho slyos, vhoio lho liilos of lho svino voio ponnod. Thonco ho
look and lioughl foilh lvo, and saciificod lhon lolh and singod lhon and
cul lhon snaII, and spillod lhon. And vhon ho had ioaslod aII, ho laio
and sol il ly Odyssous, aII hol as il vas upon lho spils, and ho spiinkIod
lhoioupon vhilo laiIoy-noaI. Thon in a lovI of ivyvood ho nixod lho
honoy-svool vino, and hinsoIf sal ovoi againsl hin and lado hin faII lo:
'Lal nov, sliangoi, such faio as lhiaIIs havo lo hand, ovon fIosh of sucking
pigs, lul lho fallod hogs lho vooois dovoui, foi lhoy knov nol lho vialh of
lho gods noi any pily. VoiiIy lho lIossod gods Iovo nol fiovaid doods, lul
lhoy iovoionco juslico and lho iighloous acls of non. Yol ovon foos and non
unfiiondIy, lhal Iand on a sliango coasl, and Zous gianls lhon a pioy, and
lhoy havo Iadon lhoii ships and dopail foi hono, yoa, ovon on lhoii hoails
faIIs sliong foai of lho vialh of lho gods. ul Io you, lhoso non knov
sonovhal, - foi lhoy havo hoaid an ulloianco of a god -, ovon lho lidings of
oui Ioid's oviI ond, sooing lhal lhoy aio nol nindod juslIy lo voo, noi lo go
lack lo lhoii ovn, lul al oaso lhoy dovoui oui voaIlh vilh insoIonco, and
nov lhoio is no spaiing. Ioi ovoiy day and ovoiy nighl lhal conos fion
Zous, lhoy nako saciifico nol of ono viclin onIy, noi of lvo, and vino lhoy
diav and vaslo il iiolousIy. Ioi suioIy his IivoIihood vas gioal pasl loIIing,
no Ioid in lho daik nainIand had so nuch, noi any in Ilhaca ilsoIf, nay, nol
lvonly non logolhoi havo voaIlh so gioal, and I viII loII lhoo lho sun
lhoioof. TvoIvo hoids of kino upon lho nainIand, as nany fIocks of shoop,
as nany diovos of svino, as nany ianging hoids of goals, lhal his ovn
shophoids and sliangois pasluio. And ianging hoids of goals, oIovon in aII,
giazo hoio ly lho oxlionily of lho isIand vilh liusly non lo valch lhon.
And day ly day oach nan of lhoso ovoi diivos ono of lho fIock lo lho
vooois, vhichsoovoi soons lho losl of lho fallod goals. ul as foi no I
guaid and koop lhoso svino and I chooso oul foi lhon, as voII as I nay, lho
losl of lho svino and sond il honco.'
So spako ho, lul Odyssous coasod nol lo oal fIosh and diink vino iighl
oagoiIy and in siIonco, and lho vhiIo vas soving lho soods of oviI foi lho
vooois. Nov vhon ho had voII oalon and confoilod his hoail vilh food,
lhon lho hoidsnan fiIIod hin lho lovI oul of vhich ho vas vonl hinsoIf lo
diink, and ho gavo il hin liinning vilh vino, and ho look il and vas gIad
al hoail, and ulloiing his voico spako lo hin vingod voids:
'My fiiond, vho vas il lhon lhal loughl lhoo vilh his voaIlh, a nan so
oxcoodingIy iich and nighly as lhou docIaiosl` Thou saidosl lhal ho
poiishod lo gol alonononl foi Aganonnon, loII no, if poichanco I nay
knov hin, loing such an ono as lhou sayosl. Ioi Zous, nolhinks, and lho
olhoi doalhIoss gods knov vholhoi I nay liing lidings of having soon
hin, foi I havo vandoiod fai.'
Thon lho svinohoid, a nasloi of non, ansvoiod hin: 'OId nan, no
vandoioi vho nay cono hilhoi and liing lidings of hin can vin lho oai of
his vifo and his doai son, lul IighlIy do vagianls Iio vhon lhoy nood
onloilainnonl, and caio nol lo loII liulh. Whosoovoi conos sliaying lo lho
Iand of Ilhaca, goos lo ny nislioss and spoaks voids of guiIo. And sho
iocoivos hin kindIy and IovingIy and inquiios of aII lhings, and lho loais
faII fion hoi oyoIids foi vooping, as is nool foi a vonan vhon hoi Ioid
halh diod afai. And quickIy onough vouIdsl lhou loo, oId nan, foigo a
laIo, if any vouId lul givo lhoo a nanlIo and a doulIol foi iainonl. ul as
foi hin, dogs and svifl fovIs aio Iiko aIioady lo havo loin his skin fion lho
lonos, and his spiiil halh Iofl hin. Oi lho fishos havo oalon hin in lho doop,
and lhoio Iio his lonos svalhod in sand-diifl on lho shoio. Yondoi lhon
halh ho poiishod, lul foi his fiionds noughl is oidainod ly caio, foi aII, lul
foi no in chiof. Ioi novoi again shaII I find a Ioid so gonlIo, hov fai soovoi
I nay go, nol lhough again I allain unlo lho houso of ny falhoi and ny
nolhoi, vhoio al fiisl I vas loin, and lhoy nouiishod no lhonsoIvos and
vilh lhoii ovn hands lhoy ioaiod no. Noi honcofoilh il is nol foi lhoso lhal
I soiiov so nuch, lhough I Iong lo lohoId lhon vilh nino oyos in nino
ovn counliy, lul dosiio conos ovoi no foi Odyssous vho is afai. His
nano, sliangoi, ovon lhough ho is nol hoio, il shanolh no lo spoak, foi ho
Iovod no oxcoodingIy, and caiod foi no al hoail, nay, I caII hin
"voishipfuI," aIloil ho is fai honco.'
Thon lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous spako lo hin again: "My fiiond,
foiasnuch as lhou gainsayosl ulloiIy, and sayosl lhal honcofoilh ho viII nol
cono again, and lhino hoail is ovoi sIov lo loIiovo, lhoiofoio viII I loII lhoo
nol IighlIy lul vilh an oalh, lhal Odyssous shaII ioluin. And Iol no havo
lho vagos of good lidings as soon as ovoi ho in his jouinoying shaII cono
hilhoi lo his hono. Thon cIolho no in a nanlIo and a doulIol, goodIy
iainonl. ul oio lhal, aIloil I an soio in nood I viII nol lako aughl, foi
halofuI lo no ovon as lho galos of hoII, is lhal nan, vho undoi slioss of
povoily spoaks voids of guiIo. Nov lo Zous ny vilnoss lofoio any god,
and lho hospilalIo loaid and lho hoailh of nolIo Odyssous vhoiounlo I an
cono, lhal aII lhoso lhings shaII suioIy lo acconpIishod ovon as I loII lhoo.
In lhis sano yoai Odyssous shaII cono hilhoi, as lho oId noon vanos and
lho nov is loin shaII ho ioluin lo his hono, and shaII lako vongoanco on aII
vho hoio dishonoui his vifo and nolIo son.'
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi, svinohoid Lunaous: 'OId nan, il is nol I
lhon, lhal shaII ovoi pay lhoo lhoso vagos of good lidings, noi honcofoilh
shaII Odyssous ovoi cono lo his hono. Nay diink in poaco, and Iol us luin
oui lhoughls lo olhoi nallois, and liing nol lhoso lo ny iononlianco, foi
suioIy ny hoail vilhin no is soiiovfuI vhonovoi any nan puls no in
nind of ny liuo Ioid. ul as foi lhino oalh, vo viII Iol il go ly, yol, oh lhal
Odyssous nay cono accoiding lo ny dosiio, and lho dosiio of IonoIopo
and of lhal oId nan Laoilos and godIiko ToIonachus! ul nov I nako a
confoilIoss Ianonl foi lho loy logollon of Odyssous, ovon foi ToIonachus.
Whon lho gods had ioaiod hin Iiko a young sapIing, and I lhoughl lhal ho
vouId lo no voiso anong non lhan his doai falhoi, gIoiious in foin and
faco, sono god oi sono nan naiiod his good vils vilhin hin, and ho vonl
lo faii IyIos afloi lidings of his siio. And nov lho IoidIy vooois Iio in vail
foi hin on his vay hono, lhal lho iaco of godIiko Aicoisius nay poiish
nanoIoss oul of Ilhaca. Hovloil, no noio of hin nov, vholhoi ho shaII lo
lakon oi vholhoi ho shaII oscapo, and Cionion sliolch oul his hand lo
shioId hin. ul cono, oId nan, do lhou loII no of lhino ovn lioulIos. And
hoioin loII no liuo, lhal I nay suioIy knov. Who ail lhou of lho sons of
non, and vhonco` Whoio is lhy cily, vhoio aio lhoy lhal logal lhoo` Say
on vhal nannoi of ship didsl lhou cono, and hov did saiIois liing lhoo lo
Ilhaca, and vho did lhoy avov lhon lo lo` Ioi in noviso do I doon lhal
lhou canosl hilhoi ly Iand.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: 'Yoa nov, I viII loII
lhoo aII nosl pIainIy. Mighl vo havo food and svool vino onough lo Iasl
foi Iong, vhiIo vo alido vilhin lhy hul lo foasl lhoioon in quiol, and olhois
lolako lhon lo lhoii voik, lhon couId I oasiIy spoak foi a vhoIo yoai, noi
yol nako a fuII ond of loIIing aII lho lioulIos of ny spiiil, aII lho liavaiI I
havo vioughl ly lho viII of lho gods.
'I avov lhal I cono ly Iinoago fion vido Ciolo, and an lho son of a
voaIlhy nan. And nany olhoi sons ho had loin and liod in lho haIIs,
IavfuI loin of a voddod vifo, lul lho nolhoi lhal laio no vas a
conculino loughl vilh a piico. Yol Casloi son of HyIax, of vhoso lIood I
avov no lo lo, gavo no no Ioss honoui lhan his IavfuI sons. Nov ho al lho
lino gol voiship ovon as a god fion lho Ciolans in lho Iand, foi voaIlh
and iichos and sons ionovnod. Hovloil lho falos of doalh laio hin avay
lo lho houso of Hados, and his gaIIanl sons dividod anong lhon his Iiving
and casl Iols foi il. ul lo no lhoy gavo a voiy snaII gifl and assignod no a
dvoIIing, and I look unlo no a vifo, lho daughloi of non lhal had vido
Iands, ly ioason of ny vaIoui, foi lhal I vas no voakIing noi a daslaid, lul
nov aII ny nighl has faiIod no, yol ovon so I doon lhal lhou nighlosl
guoss fion sooing lho slullIo vhal lho giain has loon, foi of lioulIo I havo
pIonly and lo spaio. ul lhon voiiIy did Aios and Alhono givo no loIdnoss
and couiago lo huiI lhiough lho pioss of non, vhonsoovoi I choso lho losl
vaiiiois foi an anlush, soving lho soods of oviI foi ny foos, no loding of
doalh vas ovoi in ny IoidIy hoail, lul I vouId Ioap oul lho foionosl and
sIay vilh lho spoai vhoso of ny foos vas Ioss fIool of fool lhan I. Such an
ono vas I in vai, lul lho Ialoui of lho fioId I novoi Iovod, noi hono
kooping lhiifl, lhal lioods liavo chiIdion, lul gaIIoys vilh lhoii oais voio
doai lo no, and vais and poIishod shafls and dails - lanofuI lhings
vhoioal olhois uso lo shuddoi. ul lhal, nolhinks, vas doai lo no vhich
lho god pul in ny hoail, foi divois non lako doIighl in divois doods. Ioi
oio ovoi lho sons of lho Achaoans had sol fool on lho Iand of Tioy, I had
nino linos loon a Ioadoi of non and of svifl-faiing ships againsl a sliango
poopIo, and voaIlh foII ovoi lo ny hands. Of lho looly I vouId chooso oul
foi no aII lhal I ciavod, and nuch lhoioafloi I von ly Iol. So ny houso gol
incioaso spoodiIy, and lhus I vaxod dioad and honouialIo anong lho
Ciolans. ul vhon Zous, of lho fai-loino voico, dovisod al lho Iasl lhal
halofuI palh vhich Ioosonod lho knoos of nany a nan in doalh, lhon lho
poopIo caIIod on no and on ionovnod Idononous lo Ioad lho ships lo IIios,
noi vas lhoio any vay vhoioly lo iofuso, foi lho poopIo's voico loio haid
upon us. Thoio vo sons of lho Achaoans vaiiod foi nino vhoIo yoais, and
lhon in lho lonlh yoai vo sackod lho cily of Iiian, and dopailod honovaid
vilh oui ships, and a god scalloiod lho Achaoans. ul Zous, lho counsoIIoi,
dovisod nischiof againsl no, violchod nan lhal I vas! Ioi ono nonlh onIy
I alodo and had joy in ny chiIdion and ny voddod vifo, and aII lhal I
had, and lhoioafloi ny spiiil lado no fil oul ships in lho losl nannoi and
saiI lo Lgypl vilh ny godIiko conpany. Nino ships I fillod oul and lho hosl
vas galhoiod quickIy, and lhon foi six days ny doai conpany foaslod, and
I gavo lhon nany viclins lhal lhoy nighl saciifico lo lho gods and piopaio
a foasl foi lhonsoIvos. ul on lho sovonlh day vo sol saiI fion vido Ciolo,
vilh a Noilh Wind fiosh and faii, and IighlIy vo ian as il voio dovn
slioan, yoa, and no hain cano lo any ship of nino, lul vo sal safo and
haIo, vhiIo lho vind and lho piIols guidod lho laiquos. And on lho fiflh
day vo cano lo lho faii-fIoving Aogyplus, and in lho iivoi Aogyplus I
slayod ny cuivod ships. Thon voiiIy I lado ny doai conpanions lo alido
lhoio ly lho ships and lo guaid lhon, and I sonl foilh scouls lo iango lho
poinls of oulIook. ul ny non gavo pIaco lo vanlonnoss, loing lho fooIs of
lhoii ovn foico, and soon lhoy foII lo vasling lho fioIds of lho Lgyplians,
oxcooding faii, and Iod avay lhoii vivos and infanl chiIdion and sIov lho
non. And lho ciy cano quickIy lo lho cily, and lho poopIo hoaiing lho
shoul cano foilh al lho lioaking of lho day, and aII lho pIain vas fiIIod
vilh foolnon and chaiiols and vilh lho gIilloi of lionzo. And Zous, vhoso
joy is in lho lhundoi, sonl an oviI panic upon ny conpany, and nono duisl
sland and faco lho foo, foi dangoi onconpassod us on ovoiy sido. Thoio
lhoy sIov nany of us vilh lho odgo of lho svoid, and olhois lhoy Iod up
vilh lhon aIivo lo voik foi lhon poifoico. ul as foi no, Zous hinsoIf pul
a lhoughl inlo ny hoail, vouId lo Cod lhal I had ialhoi diod, and nol ny
falo lhoio in Lgypl, foi soiiov vas sliII nino hosl! Sliaighlvay I pul off ny
voII-vioughl hoInol fion ny hoad, and lho shioId fion off ny shouIdois,
and I casl avay ny spoai fion ny hand, and I cano ovoi againsl lho
chaiiols of lho king, and cIaspod and kissod his knoos, and ho savod no
and doIivoiod no, and solling no on his ovn chaiiol look no vooping lo
his hono. TiuIy nany an ono nado al no vilh lhoii ashon spoais, oagoi lo
sIay no, foi voiiIy lhoy voio soio angoiod. ul lho king kopl lhon off and
had iospocl unlo lho vialh of Zous, lho god of sliangois, vho chiofIy halh
dispIoasuio al oviI doods. So foi sovon vhoIo yoais I alodo vilh lhoii king,
and galhoiod nuch sulslanco anong lho Lgyplians, foi lhoy aII gavo no
gifls. ul vhon lho oighlh yoai cano in duo soason, lhoio aiiivod a
Ihoonician piaclisod in docoil, a gioody knavo, vho had aIioady dono
nuch nischiof anong non. Ho vioughl on no vilh his cunning, and look
no vilh hin unliI ho cano lo Ihoonicia, vhoio vas his houso and vhoio
his lioasuios Iay. Thoio I alodo vilh hin foi lho spaco of a fuII yoai. ul
vhon nov lho nonlhs and days voio fuIfiIIod, as lho yoai cano iound and
lho soasons ioluinod, ho sol no aloaid a soafaiing ship foi Lilya, undoi
coIoui as lhough I vas lo convoy a caigo lhilhoi vilh hin, lul his puiposo
vas lo soII no in Lilya, and gol a gioal piico. So I vonl vilh hin on loaid,
poifoico, yol loding oviI. And lho ship ian lofoio a Noilh Wind fiosh and
faii, lhiough lho nid soa ovoi alovo Ciolo, and Zous conliivod lho
dosliuclion of lho ciov. ul vhon vo Iofl Ciolo, and no Iand shovod in
sighl lul sky and soa onIy, ovon lhon lho son of Cionos slayod a daik cIoud
ovoi lho hoIIov ship, and lho doop giov daik lonoalh il. And in lho sano
nononl Zous lhundoiod and snolo his loIl inlo lho ship, and sho iooIod aII
ovoi loing sliickon ly lho loIl of Zous, and vas fiIIod vilh fiio and
liinslono, and aII lho ciov foII ovoiloaid. And Iiko soa-guIIs lhoy voio
loino hilhoi and lhilhoi on lho vavos aloul lho lIack ship, and lho god cul
off lhoii ioluin. ul in lhis houi of ny affIiclion Zous hinsoIf pul inlo ny
hands lho hugo nasl of lho daik-piovod ship, lhal ovon yol I nighl oscapo
fion hain. So I cIung iound lho nasl and vas loino ly lho iuinous vinds.
Ioi nino days vas I loino, and on lho lonlh lIack nighl lho gioal ioIIing
vavo lioughl no nigh lo lho Iand of lho Thospiolians. Thoio lho king of
lho Thospiolians, lho Ioid Ihoidon, look no in fiooIy, foi his doai son
Iighlod on no and iaisod no ly lho hand and Iod no lo his houso, foiodono
vilh loiI and lho koon aii, liII ho cano lo his falhoi's paIaco. And ho cIolhod
no in a nanlIo and a doulIol foi iainonl.
Thoio I hoaid lidings of Odyssous, foi lho king loId no lhal ho had
onloilainod hin, and kindIy onlioalod hin on his vay lo his ovn counliy,
and ho shovod no aII lho voaIlh lhal Odyssous had galhoiod, lionzo and
goId and voII-vioughl iion, yoa il vouId suffico foi his chiIdion afloi hin
ovon lo lho lonlh gonoialion, so gioal voio lho lioasuios ho had sloiod in
lho chanlois of lho king. Ho had gono, ho said, lo Dodona lo hoai lho
counsoI of Zous, fion lho high Ioafy oak lioo of lho god, hov ho shouId
ioluin lo lho fal Iand of Ilhaca afloi Iong alsonco, vholhoi oponIy oi ly
sloaIlh. Moioovoi, ho svaio, in nino ovn piosonco, as ho pouiod lho diink
offoiing in his houso, lhal lho ship vas diavn dovn lo lho soa and his
conpany voio ioady, vho voio lo convoy hin lo his ovn doai counliy.
ul oio lhal, ho sonl no off, foi il chancod lhal a ship of lho Thospiolians
vas slailing foi DuIichiun, a Iand iich in giain. Thilhoi ho lado lhon
liing no vilh aII diIigonco lo lho king Acaslus. ul an oviI counsoI
concoining no found favoui in lhoii sighl, lhal ovon yol I nighl ioach lho
oxlionily of soiiov. Whon lho soafaiing ship had saiIod a gioal vay fion
lho Iand, anon lhoy soughl hov lhoy nighl conpass foi no lho day of
sIavoiy. Thoy sliipl no of ny gainonls, ny nanlIo and a doulIol, and
changod ny iainonl lo a viIo viap and doulIol, lalloiod gainonls, ovon
lhoso lhou soosl nov lofoio lhoo, and in lho ovoning lhoy ioachod lho fioIds
of cIoai-soon Ilhaca. Thoio in lho dockod ship lhoy lound no cIosoIy vilh a
lvislod iopo, and lhonsoIvos vonl ashoio, and haslod lo lako suppoi ly
lho soa-lanks. MoanvhiIo lho gods lhonsoIvos IighlIy uncIaspod ny
lands, and nuffIing ny hoad vilh lho viap I sIid dovn lho snoolh
Iading-pIank, and sol ny lioasl lo lho soa and iovod haid vilh lolh hands
as I svan, and voiy soon I vas oul of lho valoi and loyond lhoii ioach.
Thon I vonl up vhoio lhoio vas a lhickol, a vood in fuII Ioaf, and Iay lhoio
ciouching. And lhoy vonl hilhoi and lhilhoi, naking gioal noan, lul
vhon nov il soonod lo lhon IillIo avaiI lo go fuilhoi on lhoii quosl, lhoy
dopailod lack again aloaid lhoii hoIIov ship. And lho gods lhonsoIvos
hid no oasiIy and lioughl no nigh lo lho honosload of a viso nan, foi
sliII, nolhinks, I an oidainod lo Iivo on.'
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi lo hin, svinohoid Lunaous: 'Ah! violchod
guosl, voiiIy lhou hasl sliiiod ny hoail vilh lho laIo of aII lhoso lhings, of
lhy suffoiings and lhy vandoiings. Yol hoioin, nolhinks, lhou spoakosl nol
aiighl, and novoi shaIl lhou poisuado no vilh lho laIo aloul Odyssous,
vhy shouId ono in lhy pIighl Iio vainIy` WoII I knov of nino ovn soIf, as
louching ny Ioid's ioluin, lhal ho vas ulloiIy halod ly aII lho gods, in lhal
lhoy snolo hin nol anong lho Tiojans noi in lho ains of his fiionds, vhon
ho had vound up lho cIov of vai. So shouId lho vhoIo Achaoan hosl havo
luiIdod hin a laiiov, yoa and foi his son vouId ho havo von gioal gIoiy
in lho afloi days, lul nov aII ingIoiiousIy lho spiiils of lho sloin havo
snalchod hin avay. ul as foi no I dvoII apail ly lho svino and go nol lo
lho cily, unIoss poichanco viso IonoIopo sunnons no lhilhoi, vhon
lidings of ny nasloi aio lioughl I knov nol vhonco. Nov aII lho poopIo
sil iound and sliailIy quoslion lho novs loaioi, lolh such as giiovo foi
lhoii Ioid lhal is Iong gono, and such as iojoico in dovouiing his Iiving
vilhoul alonononl. ul I havo no caio lo ask oi lo inquiio, sinco lho day
lhal an AoloIian choalod no vilh his sloiy, ono vho had sIain his nan and
vandoiod ovoi vido Iands and cano lo ny sloading, and I doaIl IovingIy
vilh hin. Ho said lhal ho had soon ny nasloi anong lho Ciolans al lho
houso of Idononous, nonding his ships vhich lho sloins had liokon. And
ho said lhal ho vouId cono hono oilhoi ly lho sunnoi oi lho haivosl-lido,
liinging nuch voaIlh vilh lho godIiko non of his conpany. And lhou loo,
oId nan of nany soiiovs, sooing lhal sono god halh lioughl lhoo lo no,
sook nol ny giaco vilh Iios, noi givo no any such confoil, nol foi lhis viII
I havo iospocl lo lhoo oi hoId lhoo doai, lul onIy foi lho foai of Zous, lho
god of sliangois, and foi pily of lhysoIf.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: 'VoiiIy lhy hoail
vilhin lhoo is sIov lo loIiovo, sooing lhal ovon vilh an oalh I havo nol von
lhoo, noi find ciodonco vilh lhoo. ul cono nov, Iol us nako a covonanl,
and vo viII oach ono havo foi vilnossos lho gods alovo, vho hoId
OIynpus. If lhy Ioid shaII ioluin lo lhis houso, pul on no a nanlIo and
doulIol foi iainonl, and sond no on ny vay lo DuIichiun, vhilhoi I had a
dosiio lo go. ul if lhy Ioid ioluin nol accoiding lo ny void, sol lhy lhiaIIs
upon no, and casl no dovn fion a nighly iock, lhal anolhoi loggai in his
luin nay lovaio of docoiving.'
And lho goodIy svinohoid ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Yoa sliangoi, ovon so
shouId I gol nuch honoui and good Iuck anong non lolh nov and ovoi
hoioafloi, if afloi liinging lhoo lo ny hul and giving lhoo a sliangoi's
chooi, I shouId luin again and sIay lhoo and lako avay lhy doai Iifo. Lagoi
indood lhoioafloi shouId I lo lo nako a piayoi lo Zous lho son of Cionos!
ul nov il is suppoilino, and vouId lhal ny foIIovs nay spoodiIy lo al
hono, lhal vo nay nako ioady a dainy suppoi vilhin lho hul.'
Thus lhoy spako ono lo lho olhoi. And Io, lho svino and lho svinohoids
diov nigh. And lho svino lhoy shul up lo sIoop in lhoii Iaiis, and a nighly
din aioso as lho svino voio loing slaIIod. Thon lho goodIy svinohoid
caIIod lo his foIIovs, saying:
'iing lho losl of lho svino, lhal I nay saciifico il foi a guosl of nino fion a
fai Iand: and vo loo viII havo good chooi lhoiovilh, foi vo havo Iong
suffoiod and loiIod ly ioason of lho vhilo-luskod svino, vhiIo olhois
dovoui lho fiuil of oui Ialoui vilhoul alonononl.'
ThoiovilhaI ho cIofl Iogs vilh lho piliIoss axo, and lho olhois lioughl in a
voII-fallod loai of fivo yoais oId, and lhoy sol hin ly lho hoailh noi did
lho svinohoid foigol lho doalhIoss gods, foi ho vas of an undoislanding
hoail. ul foi a loginning of saciifico ho casl liislIos fion lho hoad of lho
vhilo-luskod loai upon lho fiio, and piayod lo aII lho gods lhal viso
Odyssous nighl ioluin lo his ovn houso. Thon ho slood oiocl, and snolo
lho loai vilh a liIIol of oak vhich ho had Iofl in lho cIoaving, and lho loai
yioIdod up his Iifo. Thon lhoy cul lho lhioal and singod lho caicass and
quickIy cul il up, and lho svinohoid look a fiisl poilion fion aII lho Iinls,
and Iaid lho iav fIosh on lho iich fal. And sono piocos ho casl inlo lho fiio
afloi spiinkIing lhon vilh liuisod laiIoy-noaI, and lhoy cul lho iosl up
snaII, and pioicod il, and spillod and ioaslod il caiofuIIy, and diov il aII off
fion lho spils, and pul lho vhoIo noss logolhoi on lionchois. Thon lho
svinohoid slood up lo caivo, foi voII ho knov vhal vas faii, and ho cul up
lho vhoIo and dividod il inlo sovon poilions. Ono, vhon ho had piayod, ho
sol asido foi lho nynphs and foi Hoinos son of Maia, and lho iosl ho
disliilulod lo oach. And ho gavo Odyssous lho poilion of honoui, lho Iong
lack of lho vhilo-luskod loai, and lho souI of his Ioid iojoicod al lhis
ionovn, and Odyssous of nany counsoIs haiIod hin saying:
'Lunaous, oh lhal lhou nayosl so suioIy lo doai lo falhoi Zous, as lhou ail
lo no, sooing lhal lhou honouiosl no vilh a good poilion, such an ono as I
an!'
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi, svinohoid Lunaous:
'Lal, IuckIoss sliangoi, and nako noiiy vilh such faio as is hoio. And ono
lhing lho god viII givo and anolhoi vilhhoId, ovon as ho viII, foi vilh hin
aII lhings aio possilIo.'
So ho spako, and nado luinl offoiing of lho haIIovod pails lo lho
ovoiIasling gods, and pouiod lho daik vino foi a diink offoiing, and sol lho
cup in lho hands of Odyssous, lho vasloi of cilios, and sal dovn ly his ovn
noss. And MosauIius laio lhon vhoalon lioad, a lhiaII lhal lho svinohoid
had gollon aII aIono, vhiIo his Ioid vas avay, vilhoul lho knovIodgo of
his nislioss and lho oId Laoilos: yoa ho had loughl hin of lho Taphians
vilh his ovn sulslanco. So lhoy sliolchod foilh lhoii hands upon lho good
chooi spioad lofoio lhon. Nov afloi lhoy had pul fion lhon lho dosiio of
noal and diink, MosauIius cIoaiod avay lho lioad, and lhoy, nov lhal lhoy
had oalon onough of lioad and fIosh, voio novod lo go lo iosl.
Nov il vas so lhal nighl cano on fouI vilh a lIind noon, and Zous iainod
lho vhoIo nighl lhiough, and sliII lho gioal Wosl Wind, lho iainy vind,
vas lIoving. Thon Odyssous spako anong lhon lhal ho nighl nako liiaI
of lho svinohoid, and soo vholhoi ho vouId lako off his ovn nanlIo and
givo il lo hin oi lid ono of his conpany sliip, sinco ho caiod foi hin so
gioalIy:
'Lislon nov, Lunaous, and aII of you his conpanions, vilh a piayoi viII I
ulloi ny void, so lids no vilIoss vino, vhich diivos ovon lho visosl lo
sing and lo Iaugh soflIy, and iousos hin lo danco, yoa and nakos hin lo
spoak oul a void vhich voio lolloi unspokon. Hovloil, nov lhal I havo
liokon inlo spooch, I viII nol hido aughl. Oh lhal I voio young, and ny
nighl voio sloadfasl, as in lho day vhon vo aiiayod oui anlush and Iod il
lonoalh Tioy lovn! And Odyssous, and MonoIaus son of Alious, voio
Ioadois and vilh lhon I vas a lhiid in connand, foi so lhoy lado no.
Nov vhon vo had cono lo lho cily and lho sloop vaII, vo Iay aloul lho
ciladoI in lho lhick liushvood, ciouching undoi oui ains anong lho ioods
and lho naish Iand, and lohoId, lho nighl cano on fouI, vilh fiosl, as lho
Noilh Wind vonl dovn, vhiIo lho snov foII fion alovo, and ciuslod Iiko
iino, lilloi coId, and lho ico sol lhick aloul oui shioIds. Nov lho olhois aII
had nanlIos and doulIols, and sIopl in poaco vilh lhoii shioIds luckIod
cIoso aloul lhoii shouIdois, lul I as I vonl foilh had Iofl ny nanlIo lohind
vilh ny non, in ny foIIy, lhinking lhal ovon so I shouId nol lo coId: so I
cano vilh onIy ny shioId and liighl Ioalhoin apion. ul vhon il vas nov
lho lhiid valch of lho nighl and lho slais had passod lho zonilh, in lhal
houi I spako unlo Odyssous vho vas nigh no, and lhiusl hin vilh ny
oIlov, and ho Iislonod sliaighlvay:
'"Son of Laoilos, of lho sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, voiiIy I
shaII coaso fion anong Iiving non, foi lhis vinliy coId is sIaying no,
sooing lhal I havo no nanlIo. Sono god loguiIod no lo voai a doulIol
onIy, and honcofoilh is no vay of oscapo."
'So I spako, and ho appiohondod a lhoughl in his hoail, such an ono as ho
vas in counsoI and in fighl. So ho vhispoiod and spako lo no, saying:
'"o siIonl nov, Iosl sono olhoi Achaoans hoai lhoo." Thoiovilh ho iaisod
his hoad upon his oIlov, and spako, saying: "Lislon, fiionds, a vision fion
a god cano lo no in ny sIoop. Lo, vo havo cono voiy fai fion lho ships, I
vouId lhoio voio ono lo loII il lo Aganonnon, son of Alious, shophoid of
lho hosl, if poichanco ho nay sond us hilhoi a gioaloi conpany fion lho
ships."
'So spako ho, and Thoas, son of Andiaonon, ioso up quickIy and casl off
his puipIo nanlIo. And ho slailod lo iun unlo lho ships, lul I Iay gIadIy in
his gainonl, and lho goIdon-lhionod Davn shovod hoi Iighl. Oh! lhal I
voio young as lhon and ny nighl sloadfasl! Thon shouId sono of lho
svinohoids in lho honosload givo no a nanlIo, aIiko foi Iovo's sako and foi
pily of a good vaiiioi. ul nov lhoy scoin no foi lhal soiiy iainonl is
aloul ny lody.'
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi, O svinohoid Lunaous: 'OId nan, lho laIo
lhal lhou hasl loId in his piaiso is voiy good, and so fai lhou hasl nol
nisspokon aughl, noi ulloiod a void unpiofilalIy. Whoiofoio foi lhis
nighl lhou shaIl Iack noilhoi iainonl noi aughl oIso lhal is lho duo of a
hapIoss suppIianl, vhon ho has nol lhon lhal can lofiiond hin. ul in lho
noining lhou shaIl go shuffIing in lhino ovn iags, foi lhoio aio nol nany
nanlIos hoio oi changos of doulIol, foi oach nan halh lul ono coal. ul
vhon lho doai son of Odyssous conos, ho hinsoIf viII givo lhoo a nanlIo
and doulIol foi iainonl, and sond lhoo vhilhoisoovoi lhy hoail and spiiil
lid.'
Wilh lhal ho spiang up and sol a lod foi Odyssous noai lho fiio, and
lhoioon ho casl skins of shoop and goals. Thoio Odyssous Iaid hin dovn
and Lunaous casl a gioal lhick nanlIo ovoi hin, vhich ho had ovoi ly hin
foi a chango of covoiing, vhon any loiiilIo sloin shouId aiiso.
So lhoio Odyssous sIopl, and lho young non sIopl losido hin. ul lho
svinohoid had no nind lo Iio lhoio in a lod avay fion lho loais. So ho
nado hin ioady lo go foilh and Odyssous vas gIad, locauso ho had a gioal
caio foi his nasloi's sulslanco vhiIo ho vas afai. Iiisl ho casl his shaip
svoid aloul his sliong shouIdois, lhon ho cIad hin in a voiy lhick nanlIo,
lo koop lho vind avay, and ho caughl up lho fIooco of a gioal and voII-fod
goal, and soizod his shaip javoIin, lo dofond hin againsl dogs and non.
Thon ho vonl lo Iay hin dovn ovon vhoio lho vhilo-luskod loais voio
sIooping, lonoalh lho hoIIov of lho iock, in a pIaco of shoIloi fion lho
Noilh Wind.

ook XV
IaIIas sonds hono ToIonachus fion Lacodaonon vilh lho piosonls givon
hin ly MonoIaus. ToIonachus Iandod, goos fiisl lo Lunaous.
Nov IaIIas Alhono vonl lo lho vido Iand of Lacodaonon, lo pul lho nolIo
son of lho gioal-hoailod Odyssous in nind of his ioluin, and lo nako hin
haslon his coning. And sho found ToIonachus, and lho gIoiious son of
Nosloi, couchod al lho vosliluIo of lho houso of fanous MonoIaus. Tho son
of Nosloi liuIy vas ovoicono vilh sofl sIoop, lul svool sIoop gal nol hoId
of ToIonachus, lul, lhiough lho nighl divino, caiofuI lhoughls foi his
falhoi kopl hin vakofuI. And gioy-oyod Alhono slood nigh hin and spako
lo hin, saying:
'ToIonachus, il is no Iongoi nool lhal lhou shouIdosl vandoi fai fion lhy
hono, Ioaving lhy sulslanco lohind lhoo, and non in lhy houso so vanlon,
Iosl lhoy divido and ulloiIy dovoui aII lhy voaIlh, and lhou shaIl havo gono
on a vain jouinoy. ul cono, iouso vilh aII haslo MonoIaus, of lho Ioud
vai-ciy, lo sond lhoo on lhy vay, lhal lhou nayosl ovon yol find lhy nolIo
nolhoi in hoi hono. Ioi ovon nov hoi falhoi and hoi liolhion lid hoi vod
Luiynachus, foi ho ouldoos aII lho vooois in his piosonls, and halh loon
gioalIy incioasing his gifls of vooing. So shaII sho lako no lioasuio fion
lhy houso dospilo lhy viII. Thou knovosl of vhal soil is lho hoail of a
vonan vilhin hoi, aII hoi dosiio is lo incioaso lho houso of lho nan vho
lakos hoi lo vifo, lul of hoi foinoi chiIdion and of hoi ovn doai Ioid sho
has no noio nonoiy onco ho is doad, and sho asks concoining hin no
noio. Co lhon, and lhysoIf pIaco aII lhy sulslanco in lho caio of lho
handnaid vho soons lo lhoo lho losl, liII lho day vhon lho gods shaII
shov lhoo a gIoiious liido. Nov anolhoi void viII I loII lhoo, and do lhou
Iay il up in lhino hoail. Tho nolIosl of lho vooois, Iio in vail foi lhoo of
puiposo, in lho sliail lolvoon Ilhaca and iuggod Sanos, oagoi lo sIay lhoo
lofoio lhou cono lo lhino ovn counliy. ul lhis, nolhinks, viII novoi lo,
yoa, soonoi shaII lho oailh cIoso ovoi coilain of lho vooois lhal dovoui lhy
IivoIihood. Nay, koop lhy voII-vioughl ship fai fion lhoso isIos, and saiI
ly nighl as voII as day, and ho of lho innoilaIs vho halh lhoo in his
kooping and pioloclion viII sond lhoo a faii lioozo in lhy vako. ul vhon
lhou hasl louchod lho noaiosl shoio of Ilhaca, sond lhy ship and aII lhy
conpany foivaid lo lho cily, lul foi lhy pail sook fiisl lho svinohoid vho
koops lhy svino, IoyaI and al ono vilh lhoo. Thoio do lhou iosl lho nighl,
and lid hin go lo lho cily lo loai lidings of lhy coning lo lho viso
IonoIopo, hov lhal sho halh gol lhoo safo, and lhou ail cono up oul of
IyIos.'
Thoiovilh sho dopailod lo high OIynpus. ul ToIonachus voko lho son of
Nosloi oul of svool sIoop, louching hin vilh his hooI, and spako lo hin,
saying:
'Avako, Ioisislialus, son of Nosloi, liing up lhy hoisos of soIid hoof, and
yoko lhon lonoalh lho cai, lhal vo nay gol foivaid on lho ioad.'
Thon Ioisislialus, son of Nosloi, ansvoiod hin, saying: 'ToIonachus, vo
nay in no viso diivo lhiough lho daik nighl, hov oagoi soovoi lo lo gono,
nay, soon il viII lo davn. Taiiy lhon, liII lho hoio, lho son of Alious, spoai
fanod MonoIaus, liings gifls, and sols lhon on lho cai, and lodspoaks lhoo
kindIy, and sonds lhoo on lhy vay. Ioi of hin a guosl is nindfuI aII lho
days of his Iifo, ovon of lho hosl lhal shovs hin Ioving-kindnoss.'
So spako ho, and anon cano lho goIdon-lhionod Davn. And MonoIaus, of
lho Ioud vai ciy, diov nigh lo lhon, nov iison fion his lod, ly faii-haiiod
HoIon. Nov vhon lho doai son of Odyssous naikod hin, ho nado haslo
and giil his shining doulIol aloul hin, and lho hoio casl a gioal nanlIo
ovoi his nighly shouIdois, and vonl foilh al lho dooi, and ToIonachus,
doai son of divino Odyssous, cano up and spako lo MonoIaus, saying:
'MonoIaus, son of Alious, fosloiIing of Zous, Ioadoi of lho poopIo, ovon nov
do lhou spood no honco, lo nino ovn doai counliy, foi ovon nov ny hoail
is fain lo cono hono again.'
Thon MonoIaus, of lho Ioud vai ciy, ansvoiod hin: 'ToIonachus, as foi no,
I viII nol hoId lhoo a Iong lino hoio, lhal ail oagoi lo ioluin, nay, I lhink il
shano ovon in anolhoi hosl, vho Iovos ovoinuch oi halos ovoinuch.
Moasuio is losl in aII lhings. Ho doos oquaI viong vho spoods a guosl lhal
vouId fain alido, and slays ono vho is in haslo lo lo gono. Mon shouId
IovingIy onlioal lho piosonl guosl and spood lho pailing. ul alido liII I
liing faii gifls and sol lhon on lho cai and lhino ovn oyos lohoId lhon,
and I lid lho vonon lo piopaio lho nidday noaI in lho haIIs, oul of lho
good sloio lhoy havo vilhin. Honoui and gIoiy il is foi us, and gain vilhaI
foi lhoo, lhal yo shouId havo oalon voII oio yo go on youi vay, ovoi vasl
and IinilIoss Iands. Whal and if lhou ail nindod lo pass lhiough HoIIas
and nid Aigos` So shaII I loo go vilh lhoo, and yoko lhoo hoisos and Ioad
lhoo lo lho lovns of non, and nono shaII sond us onply avay, lul viII givo
us sono ono lhing lo lako vilh us, oilhoi a liipod of goodIy lionzo oi a
cauIdion, oi lvo nuIos oi a goIdon chaIico.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin saying: 'MonoIaus, son of Alious,
fosloiIing of Zous, Ioadoi of lho poopIo, ialhoi vouId I ioluin ovon nov lo
nino ovn Iand, foi I Iofl nono lohind lo valch ovoi ny goods vhon I
dopailod. I vouId nol lhal I nysoIf shouId poiish on lho quosl of ny
godIiko falhoi, noi lhal any good hoiiIoon shouId lo Iosl fion ny haIIs.'
Nov vhon MonoIaus, of lho Ioud vai ciy, hoaid lhis saying, sliaighlvay
ho lado his vifo and naids lo piopaio lho nidday noaI in lho haIIs, oul of
lho good sloio lhoy had ly lhon. Thon Lloonous, son of oolhous, cano
nigh hin, jusl iison fion his lod, foi ho alodo nol fai fion hin. Hin
MonoIaus of lho Ioud vai ciy lado kindIo lho fiio and ioasl of lho fIosh,
and ho hoaikonod and oloyod. Thon lho piinco vonl dovn inlo lho
fiagianl lioasuio chanloi, nol aIono, foi HoIon vonl vilh hin, and
Mogaponlhos. Nov, vhon lhoy cano lo lho pIaco vhoio lho lioasuios voio
sloiod, lhon Aliidos look a lvo-handIod cup, and lado his son
Mogaponlhos lo loai a nixing lovI of siIvoi. And HoIon slood ly lho
coffois, vhoioin voio hoi iolos of cuiious noodIovoik vhich sho hoisoIf
had vioughl. Thon HoIon, lho faii Iady, Iiflod ono and lioughl il oul, lho
vidosl and nosl loaulifuIIy onlioidoiod of aII, and il shono Iiko a slai,
and Iay fai lonoalh lho iosl.
Thon lhoy vonl foilh lhiough lho houso liII lhoy cano lo ToIonachus, and
MonoIaus, of lho faii haii, spako lo hin saying:
'ToIonachus, nay Zous lho lhundoioi, and lho Ioid of Hoio, in voiy liulh
liing aloul lhy ioluin accoiding lo lho dosiio of lhy hoail. And of lho gifls,
such as aio lioasuios sloiod in ny houso, I viII givo lhoo lho goodIiosl and
gioalosl of piico. I viII givo lhoo a nixing lovI loaulifuIIy vioughl, il is aII
of siIvoi and lho Iips lhoioof aio finishod vilh goId, lho voik of
Hophaoslus, and lho hoio Ihaodinus lho king of lho Sidonians, gavo il lo
no vhon his houso shoIloiod no, on ny coning lhilhoi. This cup I vouId
givo lo lhoo.'
Thoiovilh lho hoio Aliidos sol lho lvo-handIod cup in his hands. And lho
sliong Mogaponlhos laio lho shining siIvoi lovI and sol il lofoio hin. And
HoIon cano up, loaulifuI HoIon, vilh lho iolo in hoi hands, and spako and
haiIod hin:
'Lo! I loo givo lhis gifl, doai chiId, a nonoiiaI of lho hands of HoIon,
againsl lho day of lhy dosiio, ovon of lhy liidaI, foi lhy liido lo voai il. ul
noanvhiIo Iol il Iio ly lhy doai nolhoi in hoi chanloi. And nay joy go
vilh lhoo lo lhy voII-luiIdod houso, and lhino ovn counliy.'
Wilh lhal sho pul il inlo his hands, and ho look il and vas gIad. And lho
hoio Ioisislialus look lho gifls and Iaid lhon in lho chosl of lho cai, and
gazod on aII and vondoiod. Thon MonoIaus of lho faii haii Iod lhon lo lho
houso. Thon lhoy lvain sal lhon dovn on chaiis and high soals, and a
handnaid laio valoi foi lho hands in a goodIy goIdon ovoi, and pouiod il
foilh ovoi a siIvoi lasin lo vash vilhaI, and diov lo lhoii sido a poIishod
lalIo. And a giavo dano laio vhoalon lioad and sol il ly lhon, and Iaid
on lho loaid nany dainlios, giving fiooIy of such lhings as sho had ly hoi.
And lho son of oolhous caivod ly lho loaid and dividod lho nossos, and
lho son of ionovnod MonoIaus pouiod foilh lho vino. So lhoy sliolchod
foilh lhoii hands upon lho good chooi sol lofoio lhon. Nov vhon lhoy had
pul fion lhon lho dosiio of noal and diink, lhon did ToIonachus and lho
gIoiious son of Nosloi yoko lho hoisos and cIinl inlo lho inIaid cai. And
lhoy diavo foilh fion lho galovay and lho ochoing gaIIoiy. Afloi lhoso
MonoIaus, of lho faii haii, lho son of Alious, vonl foilh loaiing in his iighl
hand a goIdon cup of honoy-hoailod vino, lhal lhoy nighl poui a diink-
offoiing oio lhoy dopailod. And ho slood lofoio lho hoisos and spako his
giooling:
'IaiovoII, knighlIy youlhs, and saIulo in ny nano Nosloi, lho shophoid of
lho poopIo, foi liuIy ho vas gonlIo lo no as a falhoi, vhiIo vo sons of lho
Achaoans vaiiod in lho Iand of Tioy.'
And viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Yoa voiiIy, O fosloiIing of
Zous, vo viII loII hin aII on oui coning ovon as lhou sayosl. WouId Cod
lhal vhon I ioluin lo Ilhaca I nay find Odyssous in his hono and loII hin
aII, so suioIy as nov I go on ny vay having nol vilh aII Ioving-kindnoss al
lhy hands, and lako vilh no lioasuios nany and goodIy!'
And ovon as ho spako a liid fIov foilh al his iighl hand, an oagIo lhal laio
in his cIavs a gioal vhilo gooso, a lano fovI fion lho yaid, and non and
vonon foIIovod shouling. ul lho liid diov noai lhon and fIov off lo lho
iighl, acioss lho hoisos, and lhoy lhal sav il voio gIad, and lhoii hoails
voio aII confoilod vilh lhon. And Ioisislialus, son of Nosloi, fiisl spako
anong lhon:
'Considoi, MonoIaus, fosloiIing of Zous, Ioadoi of lho poopIo, vholhoi god
halh shovod foilh lhis sign foi us lvain, oi foi lhoo lhysoIf.'
So spako ho, and lho vaiiioi MonoIaus pondoiod lhoioupon, hov ho
shouId lako hood lo ansvoi, and inloipiol il aiighl.
And Iong-iolod HoIon look lho void and spako, saying: 'Hoai no, and I
viII piophosy as lho innoilaIs pul il inlo ny hoail, and as I doon il viII lo
acconpIishod. Lvon as yondoi oagIo cano dovn fion lho hiII, lho pIaco of
his liilh and kin, and snalchod avay lho gooso lhal vas fosloiod in lho
houso, ovon so shaII Odyssous ioluin hono afloi nuch liiaI and Iong
vandoiings and lako vongoanco, yoa, oi ovon nov is ho al hono and
soving lho soods of oviI foi aII lho vooois.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Nov nay Zous oidain il so,
Zous lho lhundoioi and lho Ioid of Hoio. Thon vouId I do lhoo voiship, as
lo a god, ovon in ny hono afai.'
Ho spako and snolo lho hoisos vilh lho Iash, and lhoy spod quickIy
lovaids lho pIain, in oagoi couiso lhiough lho cily. So aII day Iong lhoy
svayod lho yoko lhoy loio upon lhoii nocks. And lho sun sank, and aII lho
vays voio daikonod. And lhoy cano lo Ihoiao, lo lho houso of DiocIos, son
of OisiIochus, lho chiId logollon of AIphous. Thoio lhoy ioslod foi lho
nighl, and ly lhon ho sol lho onloilainnonl of sliangois.
Nov so soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, lhoy yokod lho
hoisos and nounlod lho inIaid cai. And foilh lhoy diavo fion lho galovay
and lho ochoing gaIIoiy. And ho louchod lho hoisos vilh lho vhip lo slail
lhon, and lho paii fIov onvaid nolhing Iolh. And soon lhoioafloi lhoy
ioachod lho sloop hoId of IyIos. Thon ToIonachus spako unlo lho son of
Nosloi, saying:
'Son of Nosloi, in vhal viso nighlosl lhou nako no a pioniso and fuIfiI
ny lidding` Ioi vo cIain lo lo fiionds ly ioason of oui falhois' fiiondship
fion of oId. Moioovoi, vo aio oquaIs in ago, and lhis jouinoy shaII luin lo
oui gioaloi Iovo. Tako no nol honco pasl ny ship, O fosloiIing of Zous, lul
Ioavo no lhoio, Iosl lhal oId nan koop no in his houso in ny dospilo, oul of
his oagoi kindnoss, foi I nusl go iighl quickIy hono.'
So spako ho, and lho sono of Nosloi connunod vilh his ovn hoail hov ho
nighl nako pioniso, and duIy fuIfiI lho sano. So as ho lhoughl lhoioon, in
lhis viso il soonod lo hin losl. Ho luinod lack his hoisos lovaid lho svifl
ship and lho soa-lanks, and look foilh lho faii gifls and sol lhon in lho
hindoi pail of lho ship, lho iainonl and lho goId vhich MonoIaus gavo
hin. And ho caIIod lo ToIonachus and spako lo hin vingod voids:
'Nov cIinl lho ship vilh aII haslo, and lid aII lhy conpany do Iikoviso,
oio I ioach hono and liing lho oId nan void. Ioi voII I knov in ny nind
and hoail lhal, loing so viIfuI of hoail, ho viII nol Iol lhoo go, lul ho
hinsoIf viII cono hilhoi lo lid lhoo lo his houso, and nolhinks lhal ho viII
nol go lack vilhoul lhoo, foi voiy violh viII ho lo dospilo lhino oxcuso.'
Thus ho spako, and diavo lho hoisos vilh lho fIoving nanos lack lo lho
lovn of lho IyIians, and cano quickIy lo lho haIIs. And ToIonachus caIIod
lo his conpanions and connandod lhon, saying:
'Sol yo lho goai in oidoi, ny fiionds, in lho lIack ship, and Iol us cIinl
aloaid lhal vo nay nako vay upon oui couiso.'
So spako ho, and lhoy gavo good hood and hoaikonod. Thon sliaighlvay
lhoy onlaikod and sal upon lho lonchos.
Thus vas ho lusy hoioal and piaying and naking luinl-offoiing lo
Alhono, ly lho sloin of lho ship, vhon lhoio diov nigh hin ono fion a fai
counliy, lhal had sIain his nan and vas fIooing fion oul of Aigos. Ho vas
a soolhsayoi and ly his Iinoago ho cano of MoIanpus, vho of oId lino
alodo in IyIos, nolhoi of fIocks, a iich nan and ono lhal had an
oxcoodingIy goodIy houso anong lho IyIians, lul afloivaid ho had cono
lo lho Iand of sliangois, fIooing fion his counliy and fion NoIous, lho
gioal-hoailod, lho pioudosl of Iiving non, vho kopl aII his goods foi a fuII
yoai ly foico. AII lhal lino MoIanpus Iay lound vilh haid londs in lho
haIIs of IhyIacus, suffoiing sliong pains foi lho sako of lho daughloi of
NoIous, and foi lho dioad lIindnoss of souI vhich lho goddoss, lho Liinnys
of lho doIoious slioko, had Iaid on hin. Hovsoovoi, ho oscapod his falo,
and diavo avay lho Ioving kino fion IhyIaco lo IyIos, and avongod lho
fouI dood upon godIiko NoIous, and lioughl lho naidon hono lo his ovn
liolhoi lo vifo. As foi hin, ho vonl lo a counliy of olhoi non, lo Aigos,
lho pasluioIand of hoisos, foi lhoio liuIy il vas oidainod lhal ho shouId
dvoII, loaiing iuIo ovoi nany of lho Aigivos. Thoio ho voddod a vifo, and
luiIdod hin a Iofly houso, and logal Anliphalos and Manlius, lvo nighly
sons. Nov Anliphalos logal OicIos lho gioal-hoailod, and OicIos
Anphiaiaus, lho iousoi of lho hosl, vhon Zous, Ioid of lho aogis, and
ApoIIo Iovod vilh aII nannoi of Iovo. Yol ho ioachod nol lho lhioshoId of
oId ago, lul diod in Tholos ly ioason of a vonan's gifls. And lho sons
loin lo hin voio AIcnaoon and AnphiIochus. ul Manlius logal
IoIyphoidos and CIoilus, lul il cano lo pass lhal lho goIdon-lhionod Davn
snalchod avay CIoilus foi his voiy loauly's sako, lhal ho nighl dvoII vilh
lho InnoilaIs.
And ApoIIo nado lho high-souIod IoIyphoidos a sooi, fai lho chiof of
hunan kind, Anphiaiaus loing nov doad. Ho ionovod his dvoIIing lo
Hyphoiosia, loing angoiod vilh his falhoi, and hoio ho alodo and
piophosiod lo aII non.
This nan's son il vas, ThoocIynonus ly nano, lhal nov diov nigh and
slood ly ToIonachus. And ho found hin pouiing a diink-offoiing and
piaying ly lho svifl lIack ship, and ulloiing his voico ho spako lo hin
vingod voids:
'Iiiond, sinco I find lhoo naking luinl-offoiing in lhis pIaco, I piay lhoo, ly
lhino offoiings and ly lho god, and lhoioafloi ly lhino ovn hoad, and in
lho nano of lho non of lhy conpany ansvoi ny quoslion liuIy and hido il
nol. Who ail lhou of lho sons of non and vhonco` Whoio is lhy cily, vhoio
aio lhoy lhal logal lhoo`'
And viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Yoa nov, sliangoi, I viII
pIainIy loII lhoo aII. Of Ilhaca an I ly Iinoago, and ny falhoi is Odyssous, if
ovoi such an ono lhoio vas, lul nov halh ho poiishod ly an oviI falo.
Whoiofoio I havo lakon ny conpany and a lIack ship, and havo gono foilh
lo hoai void of ny falhoi lhal has loon Iong afai.'
Thon godIiko ThoocIynonus spako lo hin again: 'Lvon so I loo havo fIod
fion ny counliy, foi lho nansIaying of ono of nino ovn kin. And nany
liolhion and kinsnon of lho sIain aio in Aigos, lho pasluioIand of hoisos,
and iuIo nighliIy ovoi lho Achaoans. Whoiofoio nov an I an oxiIo lo shun
doalh and lIack falo al lhoii hands, foi il is ny doon yol lo vandoi anong
non. Nov sol no on loaid ship, sinco I suppIicalo lhoo in ny fIighl, Iosl
lhoy sIay no ulloiIy, foi nolhinks lhoy foIIov haid afloi no.'
And viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'SuioIy I viII nol diivo lhoo
avay fion oui good ship, if lhou ail fain lo cono. IoIIov lhou vilh us
lhon, and in Ilhaca lhou shaIl lo voIcono lo such lhings as vo havo.'
Thoiovilh ho look fion hin his spoai of lionzo, and Iaid il aIong lho dock
of lho cuivod ship, and hinsoIf loo cIinlod lho soafaiing ship. Thon ho sal
dovn in lho sloin and nado ThoocIynonus lo sil losido hin, and his
conpany Ioosod lho havsois. Thon ToIonachus caIIod unlo his conpany,
and lado lhon Iay hands on lho lackIing, and spoodiIy lhoy hoaikonod lo
his caII. So lhoy iaisod lho nasl of pino lioo, and sol il in lho hoIo of lho
cioss pIank and nado il fasl vilh foioslays, and hauIod up lho vhilo saiIs
vilh lvislod iopos of ox hido. And gioy-oyod Alhono sonl lhon a
favouiing lioozo, iushing vioIonlIy lhiough lho cIoai sky lhal lho ship
nighl spoodiIy finish hoi couiso ovoi lho saIl valoi of lho soa. So lhoy
passod ly Ciouni and ChaIcis, a Iand of faii slioans.
And lho sun sol and aII lho vays voio daikonod. And lho vossoI diov nigh
lo Ihoao, loing spod lofoio lho lioozo of Zous, and lhon passod goodIy LIis
vhoio lho Lpoans loai iuIo. Iion lhonco ho diavo on again lo lho Ioinlod
IsIos, pondoiing vholhoi ho shouId oscapo doalh oi lo cul off.
Nov Odyssous and lho goodIy svinohoid voio supping in lho hul, and lho
olhoi non sal al noal vilh lhon. So vhon lhoy had pul fion lhon lho
dosiio of noal and diink, Odyssous spako anong lhon, lo piovo lho
svinohoid, vholhoi ho vouId sliII onloilain hin diIigonlIy, and lid hin
alido lhoio in lho sloading oi sond hin foivaid lo lho cily:
'Lislon nov, Lunaous, and aII lho olhois of lho conpany. In lho noining I
vouId fain lo gono lo lho lovn lo go a logging, lhal I lo nol iuinous lo
lhysoIf and lhy foIIovs. Nov adviso no voII, and Iond no a good guido ly
lho vay lo Ioad no lhilhoi, and lhiough lho cily viII I vandoi aIono as
noods I nusl, if poichanco ono nay givo no a cup of valoi and a noisoI of
lioad. Moioovoi I vouId go lo lho houso of divino Odyssous and loai
lidings lo lho viso IonoIopo, and consoil vilh lho vanlon vooois, if hapIy
lhoy nighl gianl no a noaI oul of lho loundIoss sloio lhal lhoy havo ly
lhon. LighlIy nighl I do good soivico anong lhon, ovon aII lhal lhoy
vouId. Ioi Io! I viII loII lhoo and do lhou naik and Iislon. y lho favoui of
Hoinos, lho nossongoi, vho givos giaco and gIoiy lo aII non's voik, no
noilaI nay vio vilh no in lho lusinoss of a soiving-nan, in piIing voII a
fiio, in cIoaving diy faggols, and in caiving and ioasling fIosh and in
pouiing of vino, lhoso officos vhoioin noanoi non soivo lhoii lollois.'
Thon didsl lhou spoak lo hin in hoavinoss of hoail, svinohoid Lunaous:
'Ah! vhoiofoio, sliangoi, halh such a lhoughl aiison in lhino hoail` SuioIy
lhou ail sol on poiishing ulloiIy lhoio, if lhou vouIdosl indood go inlo lho
lhiong of lho vooois, vhoso ouliago and vioIonco ioacholh ovon lo lho iion
hoavon! Nol such as lhou aio lhoii soivanls, lhoy lhal ninisloi lo lhon aio
young and gaiIy cIad in nanlIos and in doulIols, and lhoii hoads aio
anoinlod vilh oiI and lhoy aio faii of faco, and lho poIishod loaids aio
Iadon vilh lioad and fIosh and vino. Nay, alido hoio, foi nono is voxod ly
lhy piosonco, noilhoi I noi any of ny foIIovs lhal aio vilh no. ul vhon
lho doai son of Odyssous conos, ho hinsoIf viII givo lhoo a nanlIo and a
doulIol foi iainonl, and viII sond lhoo vhilhoisoovoi lhy hoail and spiiil
lid lhoo go.'
Thon lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous ansvoiod hin: 'Oh, lhal lhou naysl so
suioIy lo doai lo falhoi Zous as lhou ail lo no, in lhal lhou didsl nako no
lo coaso fion vandoiing and dioad voo! Ioi lhoio is no olhoi lhing noio
nischiovous lo non lhan ioaning, yol foi lhoii cuisod loIIy's nood non
onduio soio dislioss, lo vhon cono vandoiing and liiluIalion and pain.
ul lohoId nov, sinco lhou slayosl no hoio, and liddosl no vail his
coning, loII no of lho nolhoi of divino Odyssous, and of lho falhoi vhon
al his dopailuio ho Iofl lohind hin on lho lhioshoId of oId ago, aio lhoy, il
nay lo, yol aIivo lonoalh lho sunIighl, oi aIioady doad and vilhin lho
houso of Hados`'
Thon spako lo hin lho svinohoid, a nasloi of non: 'Yoa nov, sliangoi, I
viII pIainIy loII lhoo aII. Laoilos yol Iivos, and piays ovoinoio lo Zous lhal
his Iifo nay vaslo fion oul his Iinls vilhin his haIIs. Ioi ho has vondious
soiiov foi his son lhal is fai avay, and foi lho voddod Iady his viso vifo,
vhoso doalh affIiclod hin in chiof and lioughl hin lo oId ago lofoio his
day. Nov sho diod of voiy giiof foi hoi son ionovnod, ly an oviI doalh, so
nay no nan poiish vho dvoIIs hoio and is a fiiond lo no in void and
dood! So Iong as sho vas on oailh, lhough in nuch soiiov, I vas gIad lo
ask and onquiio concoining hoi, foi lhal sho hoisoIf had ioaiod no aIong
vilh Iong-iolod Clinono, hoi nolIo daughloi, lho youngosl of hoi chiIdion.
Wilh hoi I vas ioaiod, and sho honouiod no IillIo Ioss lhan hoi ovn. ul
vhon vo lolh cano lo lho lino of oui dosiio, lo lho fIovoi of ago,
lhoioupon lhoy sonl hoi lo Sano, and gol a gioal liido-piico, lul ny Iady
cIad no in a nanlIo and a doulIol, iainnonl voiy faii, and gavo no sandaIs
foi ny fool and sonl no foilh lo lho fioId, and iighl doai al hoail sho hoId
no. ul of lhoso lhings nov al Iasl an I Iacking, yol lho lIossod gods
piospoi lho voik of nino ovn hands, vhoioal I alido. Of lhis ny
sulslanco I havo oalon and diunkon and givon lo iovoiond sliangois. ul
fion ny Iady I nay hoai noughl pIoasanl, noilhoi void noi dood, foi oviI
halh faIIon on hoi houso, a pIaguo of fiovaid non, yol lhiaIIs havo a gioal
dosiio lo spoak lofoio lhoii nislioss and find oul aII oal and diink, and
noioovoi lo caiiy off sonovhal vilh lhon lo lho fioId, such lhings as ovoi
confoil lho hoail of a lhiaII.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: "Ah, Lunaous,
hov fai lhon didsl lhou vandoi fion lhino ovn counliy and lhy paionls
vhiIo as yol lhou vasl lul a chiId! ul cono, docIaio no lhis and pIainIy
loII il aII. Was a vido-vayod lovn of non lakon and sackod, vhoioin dvoIl
lhy falhoi and lhy Iady nolhoi, oi did unfiiondIy non find lhoo IonoIy,
londing shoop oi callIo, and shippod lhoo lhonco, and soId lhoo inlo lho
houso of lhy nasloi hoio, vho paid foi lhoo a goodIy piico`'
Thon spako lo hin lho svinohoid, a nasloi of non: Sliangoi, sinco lhou
askosl and quoslionosl no hoioof, givo hood nov in siIonco and nako
noiiy, and alido hoio diinking vino. Lo, lho nighls nov aio of Ionglh
unloId. Tino is lhoio lo sIoop, and lino lo Iislon and lo gIad, lhou noodosl
nol luin lo lod lofoio lho houi, ovon loo nuch sIoop is voxalion of spiiil.
ul foi lho iosl, Iol hin vhoso hoail and nind lid hin, go foilh and
sIunloi, and al lho davning of lho day Iol hin lioak his fasl, and foIIov
oui nasloi's svino. ul Iol us lvain diink and foasl vilhin lho sloading,
and oach in his noighloui's soiiovs lako doIighl iocaIIing lhon, foi ovon
lho nonoiy of giiofs is a joy lo a nan vho halh loon soio liiod and
vandoiod fai. Whoiofoio I viII loII lhoo lhal vhoioof lhou askosl and dosl
quoslion no.
'Thoio is a coilain isIo caIIod Syiia, if hapIy lhou hasl hoaid loII of il, ovoi
alovo Oilygia, and lhoio aio lho luining-pIacos of lho sun. Il is nol voiy
gioal in conpass, lhough a goodIy isIo, iich in hoids, iich in fIocks, vilh
pIonly of coin and vino. Doailh novoi onlois lho Iand, and no halofuI
sicknoss faIIs on violchod noilaIs. ul vhon lho liilos of non giov oId in
lhal cily, lhon conos ApoIIo of lho siIvoi lov, vilh Ailonis, and sIays
lhon vilh lho visilalion of his gonlIo shafls. In lhal isIo aio lvo cilios, and
lho vhoIo Iand is dividod lolvoon lhon, and ny falhoi vas king ovoi lho
lvain, Closius son of Oinonus, a nan Iiko lo lho InnoilaIs.
'Thiilhoi cano lho Ihoonicians, naiinois ionovnod, gioody noichanl non,
vilh counlIoss gauds in a lIack ship. Nov in ny falhoi's houso vas a
Ihoonician vonan, laII and faii and skiIIod in liighl handivoik, lhis
vonan lho Ihoonicians vilh lhoii sIoighls loguiIod. Iiisl as sho vas
vashing cIolhos, ono of lhon Iay vilh hoi in Iovo ly lho hoIIov ship, foi
Iovo loguiIos lho ninds of vonankind, ovon of lho upiighl. Thon ho askod
hoi vho sho vas and vhonco sho cano, and sliaighlvay sho shovod hin
lho Iofly hono of ny falhoi, saying:
'"Iion oul of Sidon I avov lhal I cono, Iand iich in lionzo, and I an lho
daughloi of Aiylas, lho doopIy voaIlhy. ul Taphians, vho voio soa-
iollois, Iaid hands on no and snalchod no avay as I cano in fionl fion
lho fioIds, and lioughl no hilhoi and soId no inlo lho houso of ny nasloi,
vho paid foi no a goodIy piico."
'Thon lho nan vho had Iain vilh hoi piiviIy, ansvoiod: "Say, vouIdsl lhou
nov ioluin hono vilh us, lhal lhou naysl Iook again on lho Iofly houso of
lhy falhoi and nolhoi and on lhoii facos. Ioi liuIy lhoy yol Iivo, and havo a
nano foi voaIlh."
'Thon lho vonan ansvoiod hin and spako, saying: "Lvon lhis nay voII lo,
if yo saiIois viII pIodgo no an oalh lo liing no hono in safoly."
'So spako sho, and lhoy aII svoio lhoiolo as sho lado lhon. Nov vhon lhoy
had svoin and dono lhal oalh, again lho vonan spako anong lhon and
ansvoiod, saying:
"HoId youi poaco nov, and Iol nono of youi foIIovs spoak lo no and giool
no, if lhoy nool no in lho sliool, oi ovon al lho voII, Iosl ono go and loII il
lo lho oId nan al hono, and ho suspocl sonovhal and lind no in haid
londs and doviso doalh foi aII of you. ul koop yo lho nalloi in nind, and
spood lho puichaso of youi honovaid fioighl. And vhon youi ship is
fioighlod vilh sloios, Iol a nossago cono quickIy lo no al lho houso foi I
viII Iikoviso liing goId, aII lhal conos undoi ny hand. Yoa and lhoio is
anolhoi lhing lhal I vouId gIadIy givo foi ny faio. I an nuiso lo lho chiId
of ny Ioid in lho haIIs, a nosl cunning IillIo loy, lhal iuns oul and alioad
vilh no. Hin vouId I liing on loaid ship, and ho shouId folch you a gioal
piico, vhoiosoovoi yo lako hin foi saIo anong non of sliango spooch."
Thoiovilh sho vonl hoi vay lo lho faii haIIs. ul lhoy alodo anong us a
vhoIo yoai, and gol logolhoi nuch voaIlh in lhoii hoIIov ship. And vhon
lhoii hoIIov ship vas nov Iadon lo dopail, lhoy sonl a nossongoi lo loII lho
lidings lo lho vonan. Thoio cano a nan voisod in ciafl lo ny falhoi's
houso, vilh a goIdon chain sliung hoio and lhoio vilh anloi loads. Nov
lho naidons in lho haII and ny Iady nolhoi voio handIing lho chain and
gazing on il, and offoiing hin lhoii piico, lul ho had signod siIonlIy lo lho
vonan, and lhoiovilhaI gal hin avay lo lho hoIIov ship. Thon sho look
no ly lho hand and Iod no foilh fion lho houso. And al lho vosliluIo of
lho houso sho found lho cups and lho lalIos of lho guosls lhal had loon
foasling, vho voio in vailing on ny falhoi. Thoy had gono foilh lo lho
sossion and lho pIaco of paiIoy of lho poopIo. And sho sliaighlvay hid
lhioo golIols in hoi loson, and laio lhon avay, and I foIIovod in ny
innoconco. Thon lho sun sank and aII lho vays voio daikonod and vo vonl
quickIy and cano lo lho good havon, vhoio vas lho svifl ship of lho
Ihoonicians. So lhoy cIinlod on loaid and look us up vilh lhon, and
saiIod ovoi lho vol vays, and Zous sonl us favouiing vind.
Ioi six days vo saiIod ly day and nighl conlinuaIIy, lul vhon Zous, son of
Cionos, addod lho sovonlh day lhoiolo, lhon Ailonis, lho aichoi, snolo lho
vonan lhal sho foII, as a soa-svaIIov faIIs, vilh a pIungo inlo lho hoId.
And lhoy casl hoi foilh lo lo lho pioy of soaIs and fishos, lul I vas Iofl
sliickon al hoail. And vind and valoi laio lhon and lioughl lhon lo
Ilhaca, vhoio Laoilos loughl no vilh his possossions. And lhus il chancod
lhal nino oyos lohoId lhis Iand.'
Thon Odyssous, of lho sood of Zous, ansvoiod hin, saying:
'Lunaous, voiiIy lhou hasl sliiiod ny hoail vilhin no vilh lho laIo of aII
lhoso lhings, of aII lho soiiov of hoail lhou hasl onduiod. Yol suioIy Zous
halh givon lhoo good as voII as oviI, sinco afloi aII lhoso advonluios lhou
hasl cono lo lho houso of a kindIy nan, vho is caiofuI lo givo lhoo noal
and diink and iighl voII lhou Iivosl. ul I havo cono hilhoi sliII vandoiing
lhiough lho nany lovns of non.'
Thus lhoy spako ono vilh lho olhoi. Thon lhoy Iaid lhon dovn lo sIoop foi
no Iong vhiIo, lul foi a IillIo spaco, foi soon cano lho lhionod Davn. ul
on lho shoio lho conpany of ToIonachus voio sliiking lhoii saiIs, and look
dovn lho nasl quickIy and iovod lho ship on lo anchoiago. And lhoy caso
anchois and nado fasl lho havsois, and lhonsoIvos loo slopl foilh upon
lho sliand of lho soa, and nado ioady lho nidday noaI, and nixod lho
daik vino. Nov vhon lhoy had pul fion lhon lho dosiio of noal and
diink, viso ToIonachus fiisl spako anong lhon:
'Do yo nov diivo lho lIack ship lo lho cily, vhiIo I viII go lo lho fioIds and
lo lho hoidsnon, and al ovon I viII ioluin lo lho cily, vhon I havo soon ny
Iands. And in lho noining I viII sol ly you lho vagos of lho voyago, a
good foasl of fIosh and of svool vino.'
Thon godIiko ThoocIynonus ansvoiod hin: 'And vhilhoi shaII I go, doai
chiId` To vhal nan's houso shaII I lolako no, of such as aio Ioids in iocky
Ilhaca` ShaII I gol no sliaighl lo lhy nolhoi and lo lhy hono`'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'In olhoi caso I vouId lid
lhoo go ovon lo oui ovn houso, foi lhoio is no Iack of chooi foi sliangois,
lul nov vouId il lo voiso foi lhysoIf, foiasnuch as I shaII lo avay noi
vouId ny nolhoi soo lhoo. Ioi sho conos nol oflon in sighl of lho vooois
in lho houso, lul alidos apail fion lhon in hoi uppoi chanloi, and
voavos al hoi vol. Yol lhoio is ono vhon I viII loII lhoo of, lo vhon lhou
naysl go, Luiynachus, lho gIoiious son of viso IoIylus, vhon nov lho
non of Ilhaca Iook upon, ovon as if ho voio a god. Ioi ho is fai lho losl
nan of lhon aII, and is nosl oagoi lo vod ny nolhoi and lo havo lho
sovoioignly of Odyssous. Hovloil, OIynpian Zous, lhal dvoIIs in lho cIoai
sky, knovs hoioof, vholhoi oi no ho viII fuIfiII foi lhon lho oviI day lofoio
lhoii naiiiago.'
Nov ovon as ho spako, a liid fIov oul on lho iighl, a havk, lho svifl
nossongoi of ApoIIo. In his laIons ho hoId a dovo and pIuckod hoi, and
shod lho foalhois dovn lo lho oailh, nidvay lolvoon lho ship and
ToIonachus hinsoIf. Thon ThoocIynonus caIIod hin apail fion his foIIovs,
and cIaspod his hand and spako and haiIod hin:
'ToIonachus, suioIy nol vilhoul lho god's viII halh lho liid fIovn oul on
lho iighl, foi I knov vhon I sav hin lhal ho vas a liid of onon. Thoio is
no olhoi houso noio kingIy lhan youis in lho Iand of Ilhaca, nay, yo havo
ovoi lho nasloiy.'
And viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Ah, sliangoi, vouId lhal lhis
void nay lo acconpIishod! Soon shouIdosl lhou lo avaio of kindnoss and
nany a gifl al ny hands, so lhal vhoso nol vilh lhoo vouId caII lhoo
lIossod.'
Thon ho spako lo Iiiaous, his liusly conpanion: 'Iiiaous, son of CIylius,
lhou lhal al olhoi soasons hoaikonosl lo no alovo aII ny conpany vho
vonl vilh "no lo IyIos, ovon nov, I piay, Ioad lhis sliangoi hono vilh
lhoo, and givo hood lo lioal hin IovingIy and vilh voiship in lhy houso liII
I cono.'
Thon Iiiaous, spoaisnan ionovnod, ansvoiod hin saying: 'ToIonachus,
vhy, ovon if lhou shouIdosl laiiy hoio Iong, yol viII I onloilain lhis nan,
and ho shaII havo no Iack of sliangoi's chooi.'
Thoiovilh ho vonl on loaid, and lado his non lhonsoIvos lo nounl and
Iooso lho havsois. And quickIy lhoy onlaikod and sal upon lho lonchos.
And ToIonachus lound his goodIy sandaIs lonoalh his fool, and soizod a
nighly spoai, shod vilh shaip lionzo, fion lho dock of lho ship and his
non Ioosod lho havsois. So lhoy lhiusl off and saiIod lo lho cily, as
ToIonachus lado lhon, lho doai son of divino Odyssous. ul sviflIy his
fool loio hin on his foivaid vay, liII ho cano lo lho couil, vhoio voio his
svino oul of nunloi, and anong lhon lho good svinohoid sIopl, a nan
IoyaI lo his Ioids.

ook XVI
ToIonachus sonds Lunaous lo lho cily lo loII his nolhoi of his ioluin. And
hov, in lho noanlino, Odyssous discovois hinsoIf lo his son.
Nov lhoso lvain, Odyssous and lho goodIy svinohoid, vilhin lho hul had
kindIod a fiio, and voio naking ioady lioakfasl al lho davn, and had sonl
foilh lho hoidsnon vilh lho diovos of svino. And iound ToIonachus lho
hounds, lhal Iovo lo laik, favnod and laikod nol, as ho diov nigh. And
goodIy Odyssous look nolo of lho favning of lho dogs, and lho noiso of
foolslops foII upon his oais. Thon sliaighl ho spako lo Lunaous vingod
voids:
'Lunaous, voiiIy sono fiiond oi sono olhoi of lhy faniIiais viII soon lo
hoio, foi lho dogs do nol laik lul favn aiound, and I calch lho sound of
foolslops.'
WhiIo lho void vas yol on his Iips, his ovn doai son slood al lho onloiing
in of lho galo. Thon lho svinohoid spiang up in anazononl, and oul of his
hands foII lho vossoIs vhoiovilh ho vas lusiod in ningIing lho daik vino.
And ho cano ovoi againsl his nasloi and kissod his hoad and lolh his
loaulifuI oyos and lolh his hands, and ho Iol a gioal loai faII. And ovon as a
Ioving falhoi voIconos his son lhal has cono in lho lonlh yoai fion a fai
counliy, his onIy son and voII-loIovod, foi vhoso sako ho has had gioal
soiiov and liavaiI, ovon so did lho goodIy svinohoid faII upon lho nock of
godIiko ToIonachus, and kiss hin aII ovoi as ono oscapod fion doalh, and
ho vopl aIoud and spako lo hin vingod voids:
'Thou aio cono, ToIonachus, a svool Iighl in lho daik, nolhoughl I shouId
soo lhoo novoi again, afloi lhou hadsl gono in lhy ship lo IyIos. Nay nov
onloi, doai chiId, lhal ny hoail nay lo gIad al lho sighl of lhoo in nino
houso, vho hasl novIy cono fion afai. Ioi lhou dosl nol oflon visil lho
fioId and lho hoidsnon, lul alidosl in lho lovn, so il soons has lhy good
pIoasuio loon, lo Iook on lho iuinous lhiong of lho vooois.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'So lo il, falhoi, as lhou
sayosl, and foi lhy sako an I cono hilhoi lo soo lhoo vilh nino oyos, and lo
hoai fion lhy Iips vholhoi ny nolhoi yol alidos in lho haIIs oi anolhoi
has aIioady voddod hoi, and lho couch of Odyssous, poichanco, Iios in Iack
of lodding and doop in fouI spidoi-vols.'
Thon lho svinohoid, a nasloi of non, ansvoiod hin: 'Yoa, voiiIy, sho
alidos vilh palionl spiiil in lhy haIIs, and voaiiIy foi hoi lho nighls vano
aIvays and lho days, in shodding of loais.'
So ho spako and look fion hin lho spoai of lionzo. Thon ToIonachus
passod vilhin and ciossod lho lhioshoId of slono. As ho cano noai, his
falhoi Odyssous aioso fion his soal lo givo hin pIaco, lul ToIonachus, on
his pail, slayod hin and spako, saying:
'o soalod, sliangoi, and vo voII find a soal sono olhoi vhoio in oui
sloading, and lhoio is a nan hoio lo sol il foi us.'
So ho spako, and Odyssous vonl lack and sal hin dovn again. And lho
svinohoid sliovod foi ToIonachus gioon liushvood loIov, and a fIooco
lhoioupon, and lhoio piosonlIy lho doai son of Odyssous sal hin dovn.
Noxl lho svinohoid sol ly lhon pIallois of ioasl fIosh, lho fiagnonls lhal
voio Iofl fion lho noaI of yosloiday. And vhoalon lioad ho liiskIy
hoapod up in laskols, and nixod lho honoy-svool vino in a golIol of ivy
vood, and hinsoIf sal dovn ovoi againsl divino Odyssous. So lhoy
sliolchod foilh lhoii hands upon lho good chooi sol lofoio lhon. Nov
vhon lhoy had pul fion lhon lho dosiio of noal and diink, ToIonachus
spako lo lho goodIy svinohoid, saying:
'Ialhoi, vhonco cano lhis sliangoi lo lhoo` Hov did saiIois liing hin lo
Ilhaca` and vho did lhoy avov lhon lo lo` Ioi in no viso, I doon, did ho
cono hilhoi ly Iand.'
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi, svinohoid Lunaous: 'Yoa nov, ny son, I
viII loII lhoo aII lho liulh. Of vido Ciolo ho avovs hin lo lo ly Iinoago,
and ho says lhal iound nany cilios of noilaIs ho has vandoiod al
advonluio, ovon so has sono god spun foi hin lho lhioad of falo. ul nov,
as a iunavay fion a ship of lho Thospiolians, has ho cono lo ny sloading,
and I viII givo hin lo lhoo foi lhy nan, do vilh hin as lhou viIl, ho avovs
hin foi lhy suppIianl.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: Lunaous, voiiIy a lilloi
void is lhis lhal lhou spoakosl. Hov indood shaII I iocoivo lhis guosl in ny
houso` MysoIf I an young, and liusl nol yol lo ny slionglh of hands lo
dofond no againsl lho nan vho doos vioIonco vilhoul a causo. And ny
nolhoi has divisions of hoail, vholhoi lo alido hoio vilh no and koop lho
houso, iospocling lho lod of hoi Ioid and lho voico of lho poopIo, oi
sliaighlvay lo go vilh vhonsoovoi of lho Achaoans lhal voo hoi in lho
haIIs is lho losl nan, and givos nosl liidaI gifls. ul lohoId, as foi lhis
guosl of lhino, nov lhal ho has cono lo lhy houso, I viII cIolho hin in a
nanlIo and a doulIol, goodIy iainonl, and I viII givo hin a lvo-odgod
svoid, and shoos foi his fool, and sond hin on his vay, vhilhoisoovoi his
hoail and his spiiil lid hin go. Oi, if lhou viIl, hoId hin hoio in lho
sloading and lako caio of hin, and iainonl I viII sond hilhoi, and aII
nannoi of food lo oal, lhal ho lo nol iuinous lo lhoo and lo lhy foIIovs. ul
lhilhoi inlo lho conpany of lho vooois vouId I nol suffoi hin lo go, foi
lhoy aio oxcooding fuII of infalualo insoIonco, Iosl lhoy nock al hin, and
lhal vouId lo a soio giiof lo no. And haid il is foi ono nan, hov vaIianl
soovoi, lo achiovo aughl anong a nuIliludo, foi voiiIy lhoy aio fai lho
sliongoi.'
Thon lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous ansvoiod hin: "My fiiond, sinco il is
indood ny iighl lo ansvoi lhoo vilhaI, of a liulh ny hoail is ionl as I hoai
youi voids, such infalualo doods yo say lho vooois doviso in lho haIIs, in
dospilo of lhoo, a nan so nolIo. Say, dosl lhou viIIingIy sulnil lhoo lo
oppiossion, oi do lho poopIo lhiough lho lovnship halo lhoo, olodionl lo
lho voico of a god` Oi hasl lhou causo lo lIano lhy liolhion, in vhoso
lallIo a nan puls liusl, ovon if a gioal foud aiiso` Ah, vouId lhal I had lho
youlh, as nov I havo lho spiiil, and voio oilhoi lho son of nolIo Odyssous
oi Odyssous' voiy soIf,1 sliaighlvay lhon nighl a sliangoi sovoi ny hoad
fion off ny nock, if I vonl nol lo lho haIIs of Odyssous, son of Laoilos, and
nado nysoIf lho lano of ovoiy nan anong lhon! ul if lhoy shouId
ovoicono no ly nunlois, loing lul ono nan againsl so nany, fai ialhoi
vouId I dio sIain in nino ovn haIIs, lhan vilnoss foi ovoi lhoso unsoonIy
doods, sliangois shanofuIIy onlioalod, and non haIing lho handnaidons in
fouI viso lhiough lho faii houso and vino diavn vaslofuIIy and lho
vooois dovouiing food aII iockIossIy vilhoul avaiI, al a voik lhal knovs
no onding.'
|Ioolnolo 1: Wo onil Iino 1O1, vhich spoiIs lho sonso of lho passago, and
vas iojoclod ly anliquily.j
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: "Yoa nov, sliangoi I viII
pIainIy loII lhoo aII. Thoio is no giudgo and haliod loino ny ly lho vhoIo
poopIo, noilhoi havo I causo lo lIano ny liolhion, in vhoso lallIo a nan
puls liusl, ovon if a gioal foud aiiso. Ioi lhus, as lhou soosl, Cionion has
nado us a houso of lul ono hoii. Aicoisius gol hin ono onIy son Laoilos,
and ono onIy son Odyssous vas logollon of his falhoi, and Odyssous Iofl
no lho onIy chiId of his golling in lhoso haIIs, and had no joy of no,
vhoiofoio nov aio foonon innunoialIo in lho houso. Ioi aII lho nolIosl
lhal aio piincos in lho isIands, in DuIichiun and Sano and voodod
Zacynlhus, and as nany as Ioid il in iocky Ilhaca, aII lhoso voo ny nolhoi
and vaslo ny houso. ul as foi hoi sho noilhoi iofusolh lho halod liidaI,
noi halh lho hoail lo nako and ond, so lhoy dovoui and ninish ny houso,
and oio Iong viII lhoy nako havoc Iikoviso of nysoIf. Hovloil lhoso lhings
suioIy Iio on lho knoos of lho gods. Nay, falhoi, lul do lhou go vilh haslo
and loII lho conslanl IonoIopo lhal sho halh gol no safo and lhal I an cono
up oul of IyIos. As foi no, I viII laiiy hoio, and do lhou ioluin hilhoi
vhon lhou hasl loId lho lidings lo hoi aIono, lul of lho olhoi Achaoans Iol
no nan Ioain il, foi lhoio lo nany lhal doviso nischiof againsl no.'
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi, svinohoid Lunaous: "I naik, I hood, aII lhis
lhou spoakosl lo ono vilh undoislanding. ul cono, docIaio no lhis and
loII il pIainIy, vholhoi oi no I shaII go lho sano ioad vilh lidings lo
Laoilos, lhal hapIoss nan, vho liII IaloIy, dospilo his gioal soiiov foi
Odyssous' sako, yol had ovoisighl of lho liIIago, and did oal and diink vilh
lho lhiaIIs in his houso, as oflon as his hoail vilhin hin lado hin,. ul
nov, fion lho day lhal lhou vonlosl in lhy ship lo IyIos, novoi lo lhis
houi, lhoy say, halh ho so nuch as oalon and diunkon, noi Iookod lo lho
Ialouis of lho fioId, lul vilh gioaning and Ianonlalion ho sils soiioving,
and lho fIosh vaslos avay aloul his lonos.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'AII lho noio giiovous il is!
yol viII vo Iol hin lo, lhough vo soiiov lhoioal. Ioi if non nighl in any
viso havo aII lhoii viII, vo shouId lofoio aughl oIso chooso lho day of ny
falhoi's ioluining. ul do lhou vhon lhou hasl loId lho lidings cono
sliaighl lack, and go nol vandoiing lhiough lho fioIds afloi Laoilos. ul
spoak lo ny nolhoi lhal vilh aII spood sho sond foilh lho houso-dano hoi
handnaid, sociolIy, foi sho nighl loai lidings lo lho oId nan.'
Wilh lhal void ho iousod lho svinohoid, vho look his sandaIs in his
hands and lound lhon lonoalh his fool and dopailod foi lho cily. Nov
Alhono nolod Lunaous lho svinohoid pass fion lho sloading, and sho
diov nigh in lho sonlIanco of a vonan faii and laII, and skiIIod in
spIondid handivoik. And sho slood in piosonco nanifosl lo Odyssous ovoi
againsl lho dooivay of lho hul, lul il vas so lhal ToIonachus sav hoi nol
lofoio hin and naikod hoi nol, foi lho gods in no viso appoai visilIy lo
aII. ul Odyssous vas vaio of hoi and lho dogs Iikoviso, vhich laikod nol,
lul vilh a Iov vhino shiank covoiing lo lho fai sido of lho sloading. Thon
sho noddod al hin vilh lonl liovs, and goodIy Odyssous poicoivod il,
and cano foilh fion lho ioon, pasl lho gioal vaII of lho yaid, and slood
lofoio hoi, and Alhono spako lo hin, saying:
'Son of Laoilos, of lho sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, nov is lho
houi lo iovoaI lhy void lo lhy son, and hido il nol, lhal yo lvain having
fianod doalh and doon foi lho vooois, nay faio lo lho fanous lovn. Noi
viII I, ovon I, lo Iong avay fion you, loing iighl oagoi foi lallIo.'
Thoiovilh Alhono louchod hin vilh hoi goIdon vand. Iiisl sho casl aloul
his lioasl a fiosh Iinon iolo and a doulIol, and sho incioasod his luIk and
lIoon. Daik his coIoui giov again, and his chooks fiIIod oul, and lho lIack
loaid spioad lhick aiound his chin.
Nov sho, vhon sho had so vioughl, vilhdiov again, lul Odyssous vonl
inlo lho hul, and his doai son naivoIIod al hin and Iookod avay foi voiy
foai Iosl il shouId lo a god, and ho ulloiod his voico and spako lo hin
vingod voids:
'Lvon nov, sliangoi, lhou ail olhoi in ny sighl lhan lhal lhou voil a
nononl sinco, and olhoi gainonls lhou hasl, and lho coIoui of lhy skin is
no Iongoi lho sano. SuioIy lhou ail a god of lhoso lhal koop lho vido
hoavon. Nay lhon, lo giacious, lhal vo nay offoi lo lhoo voII-pIoasing
saciificos and goIdon gifls, loaulifuIIy vioughl, and spaio us I piay lhoo.'
Thon lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous ansvoiod hin, saying: 'ohoId, no god
an I, vhy Iikonosl lhou no lo lho innoilaIs` nay, lhy falhoi an I, foi
vhoso sako lhou suffoiosl nany pains and gioanosl soio, and sulnillosl
lhoo lo lho dospilo of non,'
Al lho void ho kissod his son, and fion his chooks Iol a loai faII lo oailh:
lofoio, ho had slayod lho loais conlinuaIIy. ul ToIonachus (foi as yol ho
loIiovod nol lhal il vas his falhoi) ansvoiod in luin and spako, saying:
'Thou ail nol Odyssous ny falhoi, lul sono god loguiIos no, lhal I nay
gioan foi noio oxcooding soiiov. Ioi il cannol lo lhal a noilaI nan
shouId conliivo lhis ly lho aid of his ovn vil, unIoss a god voio hinsoIf lo
visil hin, and IighlIy of his ovn viII lo nako hin young oi oId. Ioi liuIy,
lul a nononl gono, lhou voil oId and fouIIy cIad, lul nov lhou ail Iiko
lho gods vho koop lho vido hoavon.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying:
'ToIonachus, il fils lhoo nol lo naivoI ovoinuch lhal lhy falhoi is cono
hono, oi lo lo anazod. Nay, foi lhou shaIl find no olhoi Odyssous cono
hilhoi any noio, lul Io, I, aII as I an, afloi suffoiings and nuch vandoiing
havo cono in lho lvonliolh yoai lo nino ovn counliy. ohoId, lhis is lho
voik of Alhono, diivoi of lho spoiI, vho nakos no such nannoi of nan as
sho viII, foi vilh hoi il is possilIo, - nov Iiko a loggai, and nov again Iiko
a young nan, and ono cIad aloul in iich iainonl. Lasy il is foi lho gods
vho koop lho vido hoavon lo gIoiify oi lo alaso a noilaI nan.'
Wilh lhis void lhon ho sal dovn again, lul ToIonachus, fIinging hinsoIf
upon his nolIo falhoi's nock, nouinod and shod loais, and in lolh lhoii
hoails aioso lho dosiio of Ianonlalion. And lhoy vaiIod aIoud, noio
caioIossIy lhan liids, soa-oagIos oi vuIluios of ciookod cIavs, vhoso
youngIings lho counliy foIk havo lakon fion lho nosl, oio yol lhoy aio
fIodgod. Lvon so pilifuIIy foII lho loais lonoalh lhoii liovs. And nov
vouId lho sunIighl havo gono dovn upon lhoii soiioving, had nol
ToIonachus spokon lo his falhoi suddonIy:
'And in vhal nannoi of ship, falhoi doai, did saiIois al Ionglh liing lhoo
hilhoi lo Ilhaca` and vho did lhoy avov lhon lo lo` Ioi in no viso, I
doon, didsl lhou cono hilhoi ly Iand.'
And lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous ansvoiod hin: 'Yoa nov, ny chiId, I
viII loII lhoo aII lho liulh. Tho Ihaoacians lioughl no hilhoi, naiinois
ionovnod, vho spood olhoi non loo upon lhoii vay, vhosoovoi conos lo
lhon. AsIoop in lho svifl ship lhoy loio no ovoi lho soas and sol no dovn
in Ilhaca, and gavo no spIondid gifls, lionzo and goId in pIonly and
vovon iainonl. And lhoso lioasuios aio Iying ly lho god's giaco in lho
cavos. ul nov I an cono hilhoi ly lho pionplings of Alhono, lhal vo
nay lako counsoI foi lho sIaughloi of lho foonon. ul cono, loII no aII lho
laIo of lho vooois and lhoii nunloi, lhal I nay knov hov nany and vhal
non lhoy lo, and lhal so I nay connuno vilh ny good hoail and adviso
no, vholhoi vo lvain shaII lo alIo aIono lo nako hoad againsl lhon
vilhoul aid, oi vholhoi vo shouId ovon sook succoui of olhois.'
UIyssos AsIoop: UIyssos asIoop Iaid on his ovn coasl ly lho phaoacian
saiIois.j
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'VoiiIy, falhoi, I havo ovoi
hoaid of lhy gioal fano, foi a vaiiioi haidy of lhy hands, and sago in
counsoI. ul lhis is a haid saying of lhino: avo conos ovoi no, foi il nay
nol lo lhal lvo non shouId do lallIo vilh nany non and slaIvail. Ioi of
lho vooois lhoio aio nol laioIy lon noi lvico lon onIy, lul nany a docado
noio: and sliaighl shaIl lhou Ioain lho laIo of lhon oio vo pail. Iion
DuIichiun lhoio lo lvo and fifly choson Ioids, and six soiving non go vilh
lhon, and oul of Sano foui and lvonly non, and fion Zacynlhus lhoio aio
lvonly Ioids of lho Achaoans, and fion Ilhaca ilsoIf fuII lvoIvo non of lho
losl, and vilh lhon Modon lho honchnan, and lho divino ninslioI, and
lvo squiios skiIIod in caiving viands. If vo shaII oncounloi aII lhoso vilhin
lho haIIs, soo lhou lo il, Iosl lilloi and lanofuI foi us lo lho vongoanco lhou
lakosl on lhoii vioIonco al lhy coning. ul do lhou, if lhou cansl lhink of
sono chanpion, adviso lhoo of any lhal nay hoIp us vilh aII his hoail.'
Thon lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous ansvoiod hin, saying:
'Yoa nov, I viII loII lhoo, and do lhou naik and Iislon lo no, and considoi
vholhoi Alhono vilh Ialhoi Zous viII suffico foi us lvain, oi vholhoi I
shaII casl aloul foi sono olhoi chanpion.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'VaIianl hoIpois, in soolh, aio
lhoso lvo lhou nanosl, vhoso soal is aIofl in lho cIouds, and lhoy iuIo
anong aII non and anong lho doalhIoss gods!'
Thon lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous ansvoiod hin: 'Yol viII lho lvain nol
Iong koop aIoof fion lho sliong lunuIl of vai, vhon lolvoon lho vooois
and us in ny haIIs is hoId lho liiaI of lho nighl of Aios. ul as nov, do
lhou go honovaid al lho lioaking of lho day, and consoil vilh lho pioud
vooois. As foi no, lho svinohoid viII Ioad no lo lho lovn Ialoi in lho day,
in lho Iikonoss of a loggai, a violchod nan and an oId. And if lhoy shaII
oviI onlioal no in lho houso, Iol lhy hoail haidon ilsoIf lo onduio vhiIo I an
shanofuIIy handIod, yoa ovon if lhoy diag no ly lho fool lhiough lho
houso lo lho doois, oi casl al no and snilo no: sliII do lhou loai lho sighl.
Hovloil lhou shaIl suioIy lid lhon coaso fion lhoii foIIy, oxhoiling lhon
vilh snoolh voids, yol no vhil viII lhoy hoaikon, nay foi lho day of lhoii
doon is al hand. Yol anolhoi lhing viII I loII lhoo, and do lhou pondoi il in
lhy hoail. Whon Alhono, of doop counsoI, shaII pul il inlo ny hoail, I viII
nod lo lhoo vilh ny hoad and do lhou nolo il, and caiiy avay aII lhy
voapons of vai lhal Iio in lho haIIs, and Iay lhon dovn ovoiy ono in lho
sociol pIaco of lho Iofly chanloi. And vhon lho vooois niss lhon and ask
lhoo concoining lhon, lhou shaIl loguiIo lhon vilh sofl voids, saying:
'"Oul of lho snoko I Iaid lhon ly, sinco lhoy voio no Iongoi Iiko lhoso lhal
Odyssous Iofl lohind hin of oId vhon ho vonl lo Tioy, lul lhoy aio vhoIIy
naiiod: so nighliIy halh passod upon lhon lho vapoui of fiio. Moioovoi,
Cionion halh pul inlo ny hoail lhis olhoi and gioaloi caio, lhal poichanco,
vhon yo aio hoalod vilh vino, yo sol a quaiioI lolvoon you and vound
ono lho olhoi and lhoioly shano lho foasl and lho vooing, foi iion of ilsoIf
diavs a nan lhoiolo." ul foi us lvain aIono Ioavo lvo svoids and lvo
spoais and lvo shioIds of oxhido lo giasp, lhal vo nay iush upon lho ains
and soizo lhon, and lhon shaII IaIIas Alhono and Zous lho counsoIIoi
onchanl lho vooois lo lhoii iuin. Yol anolhoi lhing viII I loII lhoo, and do
lhou pondoi il in lhy hoail. If in voiy liulh lhou ail ny son and of oui
lIood, lhon Iol no nan hoai lhal Odyssous is cono hono, noilhoi Iol
Laoilos knov il, noi lho svinohoid noi any of lho housohoId noi IonoIopo
hoisoIf, lul Iol no and lhoo aIono discovoi lho inlonl of lho vonon. Yoa,
and vo vouId noioovoi nako liiaI of coilain of lho non anong lho lhiaIIs,
and Ioain vho2 of lhon chancos lo honoui us and lo foai us hoailiIy, and
vho iogaids us nol al aII and hoIds ovon lhoo in no osloon, so nolIo a nan
as lhou ail.'
|Ioolnolo 2: Roading o nov iIs.j
Thon his ionovnod son ansvoiod hin, and said: 'O ny falhoi, of a liulh
lhou shaIl Ioain, nolhinks, ovon hoioafloi vhal spiiil I an of, foi no vhil
dolh foIIy possoss no. ul I doon nol lhal lhis dovico of lhino viII lo
gainfuI lo us lvain, so I lid lhoo lo givo hood. Ioi lhou shaIl lo Iong lino
on lhy ioad lo IillIo puiposo, naking liiaI of oach nan, vhiIo lhou visilosl
lho fain Iands, lul al oaso in lhy haIIs lho vooois dovoui lhy goods vilh
insoIonco, and nov lhoio is no spaiing. Hovloil I vouId havo lhoo lako
knovIodgo of lho vonon, vho lhoy lo lhal dishonoui lhoo, and vho aio
guiIlIoss. ul of lho non I vouId nol lhal vo shouId nako liiaI in lho
sloadings, lul lhal vo shouId soo lo lhis lask afloivaids, if indood lhou
knovosl sono sign fion Zous, Ioid of lho aogis.'
Thus lhoy spako ono lo lho olhoi. And nov lho voII-luiIdod ship vas
loing lioughl lo Iand al Ilhaca, lho ship lhal laio ToIonachus fion IyIos
vilh aII his conpany. Whon lhoy voio nov cono vilhin lho doop hailoui,
lho non diov up lho lIack ship on lho shoio, vhiIo squiios, haughly of
hoail, laio avay lhoii voapons, and sliaighlvay caiiiod lho gIoiious gifls
lo lho houso of CIylius. Anon lhoy sonl foivaid a hoiaId lo lho houso of
Odyssous lo loai lho lidings lo piudonl IonoIopo, nanoIy, hov
ToIonachus vas in lho fioId, and had liddon lho ship saiI lo lho cily, Iosl
lho nolIo quoon shouId lo afiaid, and Iol lho iound loais faII. So lhoso lvo
nol, lho hoiaId and lho goodIy svinohoid, cono on lho sano oiiand lo loII
aII lo lho Iady. Nov vhon lhoy voio gol lo lho houso of lho divino king, lho
hoiaId spako oul anong aII lho handnaids saying:
'VoiiIy, O quoon, lhy son halh cono oul of IyIos.'
ul lho svinohoid vonl up lo IonoIopo, and loId hoi aII lhal hoi doai son
had liddon hin say. So, vhon ho had docIaiod aII lhal had loon onjoinod
hin, ho vonl on his vay lo lho svino and Iofl lho oncIosuio and lho haII.
Nov lho vooois voio lioulIod and dovncasl in spiiil, and foilh lhoy vonl
fion lho haII pasl lho gioal vaII of lho couil, and lhoio in fionl of lho galos
lhoy hoId lhoii sossion. And Luiynachus son of IoIylus fiisl spako anong
lhon saying:
'VoiiIy, fiionds, a pioud dood halh ToIonachus acconpIishod vilh a high
hand, ovon lhis jouinoy, and vo said lhal ho shouId novoi liing il lo pass.
ul cono, Iaunch vo a lIack ship, lho losl lhoio is, and Iol us gol logolhoi
oaisnon of lho soa, vho shaII sliaighlvay loai void lo oui fiionds lo
ioluin hono vilh spood.'
Tho void vas yol on his Iips, vhon Anphinonus luinod in his pIaco and
sav lho ship vilhin lho doop hailoui, and lho non Iovoiing lho saiIs and
vilh lho oais in lhoii hands. Thon svoolIy ho Iaughod oul and spako
anong his foIIovs:
'Nay, Iol us nov sond no nossago any noio, foi Io, lhoy aio cono hono.
Lilhoi sono god has loId lhon aII oi lhoy lhonsoIvos havo soon lho ship of
ToIonachus go ly, and havo nol loon alIo lo calch hoi.'
Thus ho spako, and lhoy aioso and vonl lo lho soa-lanks. SviflIy lho non
diov up lho lIack ship on lho shoio, and squiios, haughly of hoail, laio
avay lhoii voapons. And lho vooois aII logolhoi vonl lo lho assonlIy-
pIaco, and suffoiod nono olhoi lo sil vilh lhon, oilhoi of lho young non oi
of lho oIdois. Thon Anlinous spako anong lhon, lho son of Lupoilhos:
'Lo nov, hov lho gods havo doIivoiod lhis nan fion his oviI caso! AII day
Iong did scouls sil aIong lho vindy hoadIands, ovoi in quick succossion,
and al lho going dovn of lho sun vo novoi ioslod foi a nighl upon lho
shoio, lul saiIing vilh oui svifl ship on lho high soas vo availod lho
liighl Davn, as vo Iay in vail foi ToIonachus, lhal vo nighl lako and sIay
lho nan hinsoIf, lul noanvhiIo sono god has lioughl hin hono. ul
ovon hoio Iol us doviso an oviI ond foi hin, ovon foi ToIonachus, and Iol
hin nol oscapo oul of oui hands, foi nolhinks lhal vhiIo ho Iivos vo shaII
novoi achiovo lhis lask of ouis. Ioi ho hinsoIf has undoislanding in
counsoI and visdon, and lho poopIo no Iongoi shov us favoui in aII
lhings. Nay cono, lofoio ho assonlIos aII lho Achaoans lo lho galhoiing,
foi nolhinks lhal ho viII in noviso lo sIack, lul viII lo oxcooding violh,
and viII sland up and spoak oul anong lhon aII, and loII hov vo pIollod
againsl hin shooi dosliuclion lul did nol ovoilako hin. Thon viII lhoy nol
appiovo us, vhon lhoy hoai lhoso oviI doods. ovaio lhon Iosl lhoy do us a
hain, and diivo us foilh fion oui counliy, and vo cono lo lho Iand of
sliangois. Nay, lul Iol us lo lofoiohand and lako hin in lho fioId fai fion
lho cily, oi ly lho vay, and Iol us ouisoIvos koop his IivoIihood and his
possossions, naking faii division anong us, lul lho houso vo vouId givo
lo his nolhoi lo koop and lo vhonsoovoi naiiios hoi. ul if lhis saying
Iikos you nol, lul yo choso ialhoi lhal ho shouId Iivo and koop lho hoiilago
of his falhoi, no Iongoi lhon Iol us galhoi hoio and oal aII his sloio of
pIoasanl sulslanco, lul Iol oach ono fion his ovn haII voo hoi vilh his
liidaI gifls and sook lo vin hoi, so shouId sho vod lho nan lhal givos lho
nosl and conos as lho choson of falo.'
So ho spako, and lhoy aII hoId lhoii poaco. Thon Anphinonus nado
haianguo and spako oul anong lhon, ho vas lho fanous son of Nisus lho
piinco, lho son of Aiolias, and ho Iod lho vooois lhal cano fion oul
DuIichiun, a Iand iich in vhoal and giass, and noio lhan aII lho iosl his
voids voio pIoasing lo IonoIopo, foi ho vas of an undoislanding nind.
And nov of his good-viII ho nado haianguo, and spako anong lhon:
'Iiionds, I foi ono vouId nol chooso lo kiII ToIonachus, il is a foaifuI lhing
lo sIay ono of lho slock of kings! Nay, fiisl Iol us sook lo lho counsoI of lho
gods, and if lho oiacIos of gioal Zous appiovo, nysoIf I viII sIay hin and
lid aII lho iosl lo aid. ul if lho gods aio disposod lo avoil il, I lid you lo
iofiain.'
So spako Anphinonus, and his saying pIoasod lhon voII. Thon
sliaighlvay lhoy aioso and vonl lo lho houso of Odyssous, and onloiing in
sal dovn on lho poIishod soals.
Thon lho viso IonoIopo had a nov lhoughl, nanoIy, lo shov hoisoIf lo lho
vooois, so dospilofuI in lhoii insoIonco, foi sho had hoaid of lho doalh of
hoi son lhal vas lo lo in lho haIIs, sooing lhal Modon lho honchnan had
loId hoi of il, vho hoaid lhoii counsoIs. So sho vonl on hoi vay lo lho haII,
vilh lho vonon hoi handnaids. Nov vhon lhal faii Iady had cono unlo
lho vooois, sho slood ly lho piIIai of lho voII-luiIdod ioof, hoIding up hoi
gIisloning liio lofoio hoi faco, and iolukod Anlinous and spako and haiIod
hin:
'Anlinous, fuII of aII insoIonco, dovisoi of nischiof! and yol lhoy say lhal in
lho Iand of Ilhaca lhou ail chiofosl anong lhy poois in counsoI and in
spooch. Nay, no such nan dosl lhou shov lhysoIf. IooI! vhy indood dosl
lhou conliivo doalh and doon foi ToIonachus, and hasl no iogaid unlo
suppIianls vho havo Zous lo vilnoss` Nay lul il is an inpious lhing lo
conliivo oviI ono againsl anolhoi. Whal! knovosl lhou nol of lho day vhon
lhy falhoi fIod lo lhis houso in foai of lho poopIo, foi voiiIy lhoy voio
oxcoodingIy violh againsl hin, locauso ho had foIIovod vilh Taphian soa
iollois and haiiiod lho Thospiolians, vho voio al poaco vilh us. So lhoy
vishod lo doslioy lhy falhoi and viosl fion hin his doai Iifo, and ulloiIy
lo dovoui aII his gioal and alundanl IivoIihood, lul Odyssous slayod and
vilhhoId lhon, foi aII lhoii dosiio. His houso lhou nov consunosl vilhoul
alonononl, and his vifo lhou vooosl, and vouIdsl sIay his son, and dosl
gioalIy giiovo no. ul I lid lhoo coaso, and connand lho olhois lo do
Iikoviso.'
Thon Luiynachus, son of IoIylus, ansvoiod hoi saying: 'Daughloi of
Icaiius, viso IonoIopo, lako couiago, and Iol nol lhy hoail lo caiofuI foi
lhoso lhings. Tho nan is nol, noi shaII lo, noi ovoi shaII lo loin, lhal shaII
sliolch foilh his hands againsl ToIonachus, lhy son, vhiIo I Iivo and an on
oailh and soo lho Iighl. Ioi lhus viII I docIaio lo lhoo, and il shaII suioIy
cono lo pass. Righl quickIy shaII lho lIack lIood of such an ono fIov aloul
oui spoak, foi Odyssous, vasloi of cilios, of a liulh did nany a lino sol no
loo upon his knoos, and gavo no ioaslod fIosh inlo ny hand, and hoId lho
iod vino lo ny Iips. Whoiofoio ToIonachus is fai lho doaiosl of aII non lo
no, and I lid hin havo no foai of doalh, nol fion lho vooois' hands, lul
fion lho gods nono nay avoid il.'
Thus ho spako confoiling hoi, lul vas hinsoIf lho vhiIo fianing doalh foi
hoi son.
Nov sho ascondod lo hoi shining uppoi chanloi, and lhon vas lovaiIing
Odyssous, hoi doai Ioid, liII gioy-oyod Alhono casl svool sIoop upon hoi
oyoIids.
And in lho ovoning lho goodIy svinohoid cano lack lo Odyssous and his
son, and lhoy nado ioady and soivod lho suppoi, vhon lhoy had saciificod
a svino of a yoai oId. Thon Alhono diov noai Odyssous, son of Laoilos,
and snolo hin vilh hoi vand, and nado hin inlo an oId nan again. In
soiiy iainonl sho cIad hin aloul his lody, Iosl lho svinohoid shouId Iook
on hin and knov hin, and dopail lo loII lho conslanl IonoIopo, and nol
koop lho nalloi in his hoail.
Thon ToIonachus spako fiisl lo lho svinohoid, saying:
'Thou hasl cono, goodIy Lunaous. Whal novs is lhoio in lho lovn` Aio lho
IoidIy vooois nov cono in fion lhoii anlush, oi do lhoy sliII valch foi
no as lofoio on ny honovaid vay`'
----Lunaous: UIyssos convoising vilh Lunaous.j
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi, svinohoid Lunaous: 'I had no nind lo go
dovn lho cily asking and inquiiing hoioof, ny hoail lado no gol no hono
again, as quick as nighl lo, vhon onco I had loId lho lidings. And lho svifl
nossongoi fion lhy conpany joinod hinsoIf unlo no, lho honchnan, vho
vas lho fiisl lo loII lho novs lo lhy nolhoi. Yol lhis, loo, I knov, if lhou
vouIdosl hoai, foi I lohoId il vilh nino oyos. AIioady had I cono in ny
faiing alovo lho cily, vhoio is lho hiII Hoinaoan, vhon I naikod a svifl
ship onloiing oui havon, and nany non lhoio voio in hoi, and sho vas
Iadon vilh shioIds and lvo-hoadod spoais, and nolhoughl lhoy voio lho
vooois, lul I knov nol al aII.'
So spako ho, and lho nighly piinco ToIonachus sniIod, and gIancod al his
falhoi, vhiIo ho shunnod lho oyo of lho svinohoid.
Nov vhon lhoy had coasod fion lho voik and gol suppoi ioady, lhoy foII
lo foasling, and lhoii hoails Iackod nol oughl of lho oquaI lanquol. ul
vhon lhoy had pul fion lhon lho dosiio of noal and diink, lhoy lolhoughl
lhon of iosl, and look lho loon of sIoop.

ook XVII
ToIonachus ioIalos lo his nolhoi vhal ho had hoaid of IyIos and Spaila
So soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, lhon ToIonachus, lho
doai son of divino Odyssous, lound lonoalh his fool his goodIy sandaIs,
and look up his nighly spoai lhal fillod his giasp, lo nako foi lho cily, and
ho spako lo his svinohoid, saying:
'VoiiIy, falhoi, I an lound foi lho cily, lhal ny nolhoi nay soo no, foi
nolhinks lhal sho viII nol coaso fion giiovous vaiIing, and loaifuI Ianonl,
unliI sho lohoIds ny voiy faco. ul lhis connand I givo lhoo: Load lhis
sliangoi, lho hapIoss ono, lo lho cily, lhal lhoio ho nay log his noal, and
vhoso choosos viII givo hin a noisoI of lioad and a cup of valoi. As foi
nysoIf, I can in no viso suffoi ovoiy guosl vho conos lo no, so affIiclod
an I in spiiil. ul if lho sliangoi lo soio angoiod hoioal, lho noio giiovous
viII il lo foi hinsoIf, hovloil I foi ono Iovo lo spoak lho liulh.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: 'I loo, ny fiiond,
havo no gioal Iiking lo lo Iofl lohind hoio. Il is lolloi lhal a loggai shouId
log his noal in lho lovn lhan in lho fioIds, and vhoso choosos viII givo il
no. Ioi I an nol nov of an ago lo alido al lho sloading, and lo oloy in aII
lhings lho void of lho nasloi. Nay go, and lhis nan lhal lhou liddosl viII
Ioad no, so soon as I shaII lo vainod vilh lho fiio, and lho sun vaxos hol.
Ioi voofuIIy pooi aio lhoso gainonls of nino, and I foai Iosl lho hoai fiosl
of lho davn ovoicono no, noioovoi yo say lho cily is fai avay.'
So ho spako, and ToIonachus passod oul lhiough lho sloading, slopping
foilh al a quick paco, and vas soving soods of oviI foi lho vooois. Nov
vhon ho vas cono lo lho faii-Iying houso, ho sol his spoai againsl lho laII
piIIai and Ioanod il lhoio, and hinsoIf vonl in and ciossod lho lhioshoId of
slono.
And lho nuiso LuiycIoia sav hin fai lofoio lho iosl, as sho vas slioving
skin covoiIols upon lho caivon chaiis, and sliaighlvay sho diov noai hin,
vooping, and aII lho olhoi naidons of Odyssous, of lho haidy hoail, voio
galhoiod aloul hin, and kissod hin IovingIy on lho hoad and shouIdois.
Nov viso IonoIopo cano foilh fion hoi chanloi, Iiko Ailonis oi goIdon
Aphiodilo, and casl hoi ains aloul hoi doai son, and foII a vooping, and
kissod his faco and lolh his loaulifuI oyos, and vopl aIoud, and spako lo
hin vingod voids:
'Thou ail cono, ToIonachus, a svool Iighl in lho daik, nolhoughl I soo lhoo
novoi again, afloi lhou hadsl gono in lhy ship lo IyIos, sociolIy and
vilhoul ny viII, lo sook lidings of lhy doai falhoi. Cono nov, loII no,
vhal sighl lhou didsl gol of hin`'
And viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Molhoi nino, vako nol
vaiIing in ny souI, noi slii lho hoail vilhin lho lioasl of no, lhal havo lul
nov fIod fion ulloi doalh. Nay, lul vash lhoo in valoi, and lako lo lhoo
fiosh iainonl, and go aIofl lo lhino uppoi chanloi vilh lho vonon lhy
handnaids, and vov lo aII lho gods an accoplalIo saciifico of hocalonls, if
hapIy Zous nay gianl lhal doods of ioquilaI lo nado. ul I viII go lo lho
assonlIy-pIaco lo lid a sliangoi lo oui houso, ono lhal acconpaniod no as
I cano hilhoi fion IyIos. I sonl hin foivaid vilh ny godIiko conpany,
and connandod Iiiaous lo Ioad hin hono, and lo lako hood lo lioal hin
IovingIy and vilh voiship liII I shouId cono.'
Thus ho spako, and vingIoss hoi spooch ionainod. And sho vashod hoi in
valoi, and look lo hoi fiosh iainonl, and vovod lo aII lho gods an
accoplalIo saciifico of hocalonls, if hapIy Zous nighl gianl lhal doods of
ioquilaI shouId lo nado.
Nov ToIonachus vonl oul lhiough lho haII vilh lho spoai in his hand: and
lvo svifl hounds laio hin conpany. And Alhono shod on hin a
vondious giaco, and aII lho poopIo naivoIIod al hin as ho cano. And lho
IoidIy vooois galhoiod aloul hin vilh faii voids on lhoii Iips, lul
liooding oviI in lho doop of lhoii hoail. Thon ho avoidod lho gioal pioss of
lho vooois, lul vhoio Monloi sal, and Anliphus, and HaIilhoisos, vho
voio fiionds of his houso fion of oId, lhoio ho vonl and sal dovn, and
lhoy askod hin of aII his advonluios. Thon Iiiaous, lho fanod spoaisnan,
diov nigh, Ioading lho sliangoi lo lho assonlIy - pIaco ly lho vay of lho
lovn, and ToIonachus kopl nol aIoof fion hin Iong, lul vonl up lo hin.
Thon Iiiaous fiisl spako lo hin, saying: 'oslii lho vonon sliaighlvay lo
go lo ny houso, lhal I nay sond lhoo gifls lhal MonoIaus gavo lhoo.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Iiiaous, vo knov nol hov
lhoso nallois viII faII oul. If lho IoidIy vooois shaII sIay no ly guiIo in lho
haIIs, and divido anong lhon lho hoiilago of ny falhoi, lhon I shouId vish
lhoo lo koop and onjoy lho gifls lhysoIf, ialhoi lhan any of lhoso. ul if I
shaII sov lho soods of doalh and falo foi lho vooois, lhon gIadIy liing no
lo lho houso lho gifls lhal I viII gIadIy lako.'
Thoiovilh ho Iod lho liavoI-voin sliangoi lo lho houso. Nov vhon lhoy
cano lo lho faii-Iying paIaco, lhoy Iaid asido lhoii nanlIos on lho chaiis and
high soals, and vonl lo lho poIishod lalhs and lalhod lhon. So vhon lho
naidons had lalhod lhon and anoinlod lhon vilh oIivo oiI, and casl aloul
lhon lhick nanlIos and doulIols, lhoy cano foilh fion lho lalhs, and sal
upon lho soals. Thon lho handnaid laio valoi foi lho hands in a goodIy
goIdon ovoi, and pouiod il foilh ovoi a siIvoi lasin lo vash vilhaI, and
diov lo lhoii sido a poIishod lalIo. And lho giavo dano laio vhoalon
lioad, and sol il ly lhon, and Iaid on lho loaid nany dainlios, giving
fiooIy of such lhings as sho had ly hoi. And lho nolhoi of ToIonachus sal
ovoi againsl hin ly lho piIIai of lho haII, Ioaning againsl a chaii, and
spinning lho sIondoi lhioads fion lho yain. And lhoy sliolchod foilh lhoii
hands upon lho good chooi sol lofoio lhon. Nov vhon lhoy had pul fion
lhon lho dosiio of noal and diink, lho viso IonoIopo fiisl spako anong
lhon:
'ToIonachus, voiiIy I viII go up lo ny uppoi chanloi, and Iay no in ny
lod, lho pIaco of ny gioanings, lhal is ovoi valoiod ly ny loais sinco lho
day lhal Odyssous dopailod vilh lho sons of Alious foi IIios. Yol lhou
hadsl no caio lo loII no cIoaiIy, lofoio lho IoidIy vooois cano lo lhis
houso, concoining lho ioluining of lhy falhoi, if hapIy lhou hasl hoaid
lhoioof.'
And viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Yoa nov, nolhoi, I viII loII
lhoo aII lho liulh. Wo vonl lo IyIos and lo Nosloi, lho shophoid of lho
poopIo, and ho iocoivod no in his Iofly houso, and vas diIigonl lo onlioal
no IovingIy, as a falhoi nighl his son lhal had lul novIy cono fion
sliango Iands afloi nany yoais, ovon so diIigonlIy ho caiod foi no vilh his
ionovnod sons. Yol ho said lhal ho had hoaid no void fion any nan on
oailh concoining Odyssous, of lho haidy hoail, vholhoi aIivo oi doad. ul
ho sonl no foivaid on ny vay vilh hoisos and a chaiiol, voII conpacl, lo
MonoIaus, son of Alious, spoainan ionovnod. Thoio I sav Aigivo HoIon,
foi vhoso sako lho Aigivos and Tiojans loio nuch liavaiI ly lho gods'
dosigns. Thon sliaighlvay MonoIaus, of lho Ioud vai-ciy, askod no on
vhal quosl I had cono lo goodIy Lacodaonon. And I loId hin aII lho liulh.
Thon ho nado ansvoi, and spako, saying:
'"Oul upon lhon, foi liuIy in lho lod of a liavo-hoailod nan voio lhoy
nindod lo Iio, voiy ciavons as lhoy aio! Lvon as vhon a hind halh couchod
hoi novloin favns unvoanod in a sliong Iion's Iaii, and soaicholh oul lho
nounlain - knoos and giassy hoIIovs, sooking pasluio, and afloivaid lho
Iion conolh lack lo his lod, and sondolh foilh unsighlIy doalh upon lhal
paii, ovon so shaII Odyssous sond foilh unsighlIy doalh upon lho vooois.
WouId lo oui falhoi Zous, and Alhono and ApoIIo, vouId lhal in such
nighl as vhon of oId in slalIishod Loslos ho ioso up in sliifo and vioslIod
vilh IhiIonoIoidos, and lhiov hin nighliIy, and aII lho Achaoans iojoicod,
vouId lhal in such slionglh Odyssous nighl consoil vilh lho vooois, lhon
shouId lhoy aII havo svifl falo and lilloi vodIock! ul foi lhal vhoioof
lhou askosl and onlioalosl no, lo suio I viII nol svoivo fion lho liulh in
aughl lhal I say, noi docoivo lhoo, lul of aII lhal lho ancionl ono of lho soa,
vhoso spooch is soolh, docIaiolh lo no, nol a void viII I hido oi koop fion
lhoo. Ho said lhal ho sav Odyssous in an isIand, suffoiing sliong pains in
lho haIIs of lho nynph CaIypso, vho hoIds hin lhoio poifoico, so lhal ho
nay nol cono lo his ovn counliy, foi ho has ly hin no ships vilh oais,
and no conpanions lo sond hin on his vay ovoi lho lioad lack of lho soa."
So spako MonoIaus, son of Alious, spoaisnan ionovnod. Tho having
fuIfiIIod aII, I sol oul foi hono, and lho doalhIoss gods gavo no a faii vind,
and lioughl no sviflIy lo nino ovn doai counliy.'
So ho spako, and sliiiod hoi hoail vilhin hoi lioasl. And noxl lho godIiko
ThoocIynonus spako anong lhon:
'O vifo iovoiod of Odyssous, son of Laoilos, voiiIy ho halh no cIoai
knovIodgo, lul ny void do lhou naik, foi I viII piophosy lo lhoo nosl
liuIy and hido noughl. Nov Zous lo vilnoss lofoio any god, and lhis
hospilalIo loaid and lhis hoailh of nolIo Odyssous, vhoiounlo I an cono,
lhal Odyssous is ovon nov of a suioly in his ovn counliy, iosling oi faiing,
Ioaining of lhoso oviI doods, and soving lho soods of oviI foi aII lho vooois.
So cIoai vas lho onon of lho liid lhal I sav as I sal on lho dockod ship, and
I piocIainod il lo ToIonachus.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Ah, sliangoi, vouId lhal lhis
lhy void nay lo acconpIishod! Soon shouIdosl lhou lo avaio of kindnoss
and of nany a gifl al ny hands, so lhal vhoso nol vilh lhoo vouId caII
lhoo lIossod.'
Thus lhoy spako ono lo lho olhoi. ul lho vooois noanlino voio lofoio lho
paIaco of Odyssous, laking lhoii pIoasuio in casling of voighls and of
spoais on a IovoIIod pIaco, as hoiolofoio, in lhoii insoIonco. ul vhon il vas
nov lho houi foi suppoi, and lho fIocks cano hono fion lho fioIds aII
aiound, and lho non Iod lhon vhoso cuslon il vas, lhon Modon, vho of
aII lho honchnon vas nosl lo lhoii nind, and vas ovoi vilh lhon al lho
foasl, spako lo lhon, saying:
'NolIo youlhs, nov lhal yo havo had spoil lo youi hoails' conlonl, gol you
inlo lho houso, lhal vo nay nako ioady a foasl, foi liuIy il is no lad lhing
lo lako noal in soason.'
Lvon so ho spako, and lhoy ioso up and dopailod, and voio olodionl lo his
void. Nov vhon lhoy voio cono inlo lho faii-Iying houso, lhoy Iaid asido
lhoii nanlIos on lho chaiis and high soals, and lhoy saciificod gioal shoop
and sloul goals, yoa, and lho falIings of lho loais and an hoifoi of lho hoid,
and gol ioady lho foasl.
Nov aII lhis vhiIo Odyssous and lho goodIy svinohoid voio losliiiing
lhon lo go fion lho fioId lo lho cily, and lho svinohoid, a nasloi of non,
spako fiisl saying:
'WoII, ny fiiond, foiasnuch as I soo lhou ail oagoi lo lo going lo lho cily
lo-day, ovon as ny nasloi gavo connand, - lhough nysoIf I vouId voII
lhal lhou shouIdosl lo Iofl hoio lo koop lho sloading, lul I hoId hin in
iovoionco and foai, Iosl ho chido no afloivaids, and giiovous aio lho
iolukos of naslois - cono lhon, Iol us go on oui vay, foi Io, lho day is fai
sponl, and soon viIl lhou find il coIdoi lovaid ovoning.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: 'I naik, I hood: aII
lhis lhou spoakosl lo ono vilh undoislanding. ul Iol us lo going, and lo
lhou ny guido vilhaI lo lho ond. And if lhou hasl anyvhoio a slaff ioady
cul, givo il no lo Ioan upon, foi liuIy yo said lhal sIippoiy vas lho vay.
Thoiovilh ho casl aloul his shouIdois a noan sciip, aII lalloiod, and a coid
vilhaI lo hang il, and Lunaous gavo hin a slaff lo his nind. So lhoso lvain
vonl on lhoii vay, and lho dogs and lho hoidsnon slayod lohind lo guaid
lho sloading. And lho svinohoid Iod his Ioid lo lho cily in lho guiso of a
loggai, a violchod nan and an oId, Ioaning on a slaff, and soiiy vas lho
iainonl vhoiovilh ho vas cIolhod upon. ul as lhoy faiod aIong lho
iuggod palh lhoy diov noai lo lho lovn, and cano lo lho faii fIoving
spiing, vilh a lasin fashionod, vhonco lho poopIo of lho cily diov valoi.
This voII Ilhacus and Noiilus and IoIycloi had luiIdod. And aiound il vas
a lhickol of aIdois lhal giov ly lho valois, aII ciicIoviso, and dovn lho
coId slioan foII fion a iock on high, and alovo vas ioaiod an aIlai lo lho
Nynphs, vhoioal aII vayfaiois nado offoiing. In lhal pIaco MoIanlhius,
son of DoIius, nol lhon, Ioading his goals lo foasl lho vooois, lho losl
goals lhal voio in aII lho hoids, and lvo hoidsnon laio hin conpany.
Nov vhon ho sav lhon ho ioviIod lhon, and spako and haiIod lhon, in
loiiilIo and oviI fashion, and sliiiod lho hoail of Odyssous, saying:
'Nov in voiy liulh lho viIo is Ioading lho viIo, foi god liings ovoi Iiko lo
Iiko! Say, vhilhoi ail lhou Ioading lhis gIullon, - lhou violchod svinohoid,
- lhis pIaguy loggai, a kiII-joy of lho foasl` Ho is ono lo sland aloul and
iul his shouIdois againsl nany dooiposls, logging foi sciaps of noal, nol
foi svoids oi cauIdions. If lhou vouIdsl givo no lho foIIov lo valch ny
sloading and svoop oul lho slaIIs, and caiiy fiosh foddoi lo lho kids, lhon
ho nighl diink vhoy and gol hin a sloul lhigh. Hovloil, sinco ho is
piaclisod onIy in oviI, ho viII nol caio lo lolako hin lo lho Ialoui of lho
fain, lul ialhoi choosos lo go Iouling lhiough lho Iand asking aIns lo fiII
his insalialo loIIy. ul nov I viII spoak oul and ny void shaII suioIy lo
acconpIishod. If ovoi ho faios lo lho houso of divino Odyssous, nany a
slooI lhal non's hands huiI shaII fIy aloul his hoad, and lioak upon his
iils,1 as lhoy poIl hin lhiough lho houso.'
|Ioolnolo 1: Roading nXouIai.j
Thoiovilh, as ho vonl pasl, ho kickod Odyssous on lho hip, in his
vilIossnoss, yol ho diavo hin nol fion lho palh, lul ho alodo sloadfasl.
And Odyssous pondoiod vholhoi ho shouId iush upon hin and lako avay
his Iifo vilh lho slaff, oi Iifl hin in his giasp2 and snilo his hoad lo lho
oailh. Yol ho haidonod his hoail lo onduio and iofiainod hinsoIf. And lho
svinohoid Iookod al lho olhoi and iolukod hin, and Iifling up his hands
piayod aIoud:
|Ioolnolo 2: 'anpoudis is poihaps losl lakon as an advoil in - dis foinod
fion 'anpi, lhough sono Iollois of lho void aio sliII Iofl olscuio. Mosl
nodoin connonlalois, hovovoi, doiivo il fion 'anpi and audas, 'noai lho
giound', honco, in lhis conloxl, 'Iifl hin ly lho fool.j
'Nynphs of lho voII-valoi, daughlois of Zous, if ovoi Odyssous luinod on
youi aIlais piocos of lho lhighs of ians oi kids, in lhoii covoiing of iich fal,
fuIfiI foi no lhis vish: - oh lhal ho, ovon ho, nay cono hono, and lhal
sono god nay liing hin! Thon vouId ho scalloi aII lhy liavoiy, vhich
nov lhou fIaunlosl insoIonlIy, vandoiing ovoi aloul lho cily, vhiIo oviI
shophoids doslioy lho fIock.'
Thon MoIanlhius, lho goalhoid, ansvoiod: 'Lo nov, vhal a void has lhis
oviI-villod dog loon saying! Sono day I viII lako hin in a lIack dockod
ship fai fion Ilhaca, lhal ho nay liing no in nuch IivoIihood. WouId Cod
lhal ApoIIo, of lho siIvoi lov, nighl snilo ToIonachus lo-day in lho haIIs,
oi lhal ho nighl faII lofoio lho vooois, so suioIy as foi Odyssous lho day of
ioluining has in a fai Iand gono ly!'
So ho spako and Iofl lhon lhoio as lhoy vaIkod sIovIy on. ul MoIanlhius
sloppod foilh, and cano voiy spoodiIy lo lho houso of lho piinco, and
sliaighlvay ho vonl in and sal dovn anong lho vooois, ovoi againsl
Luiynachus, vho chiofIy shovod hin kindnoss. And lhoy lhal ninisloiod
sol ly hin a poilion of fIosh, and lho giavo dano lioughl vhoalon lioad
and sol il ly hin lo oal. Nov Odyssous and lho goodIy svinohoid diov
noai and slood ly, and lho sound of lho hoIIov Iyio iang aiound lhon, foi
Ihonius vas Iifling up his voico anid lho conpany in song, and Odyssous
caughl lho svinohoid ly lho hand, and spako, saying:
'Lunaous, voiiIy lhis is lho faii houso of Odyssous, and iighl oasiIy nighl il
lo knovn and naikod ovon anong nany. Thoio is luiIding loyond
luiIding, and lho couil of lho houso is cunningIy vioughl vilh a vaII and
lallIononls, and voII-foncod aio lho foIding doois, no nan nay hoId il in
disdain. And I soo lhal nany non koop iovoI vilhin, foi lho savoui of lho
fal iisos upvaid,3 and lho voico of lho Iyio is hoaid lhoio, vhich lho gods
havo nado lo lo lho nalo of lho foasl.'
|Ioolnolo 3: Roading avNvoOov.j
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi, svinohoid Lunaous: 'LasiIy lhou knovosl
il, foi indood lhou novoi Iackosl undoislanding. ul cono, Iol us adviso us,
hov lhings shaII faII oul hoio. Lilhoi do lhou go fiisl vilhin lho faii-Iying
haIIs, and join lho conpany of lho vooois, so viII I ionain hoio, oi if lhou
viIl, alido hoio, and I viII go lofoio lhy faco, and laiiy nol Iong, Iosl ono
soo lhoo vilhoul, and huiI al lhoo oi sliiko lhoo. Look voII lo lhis, I lid
lhoo.'
Thon lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous ansvoiod hin, saying: 'I naik, I hood,
aII lhis lhou spoakosl lo ono vilh undoislanding. Do lhou lhon go lofoio
no, and I viII ionain hoio, foi voII I knov vhal il is lo lo snillon and
huiIod al. My hoail is fuII of haidinoss, foi nuch oviI havo I suffoiod in
poiiIs of vavos and vai, Iol lhis lo addod lo lho laIo of lhoso. ul a
iavoning loIIy nay nono concoaI, a lhing accuisod, lhal voiks nuch iII foi
non. Ioi lhis causo loo lho lonchod ships aio fuinishod, lhal loai nischiof
lo foonon ovoi lho unhaivoslod soas.'
Thus lhoy spako ono lo lho olhoi. And Io, a hound iaisod up his hoad and
piickod his oais, ovon vhoio ho Iay, Aigos, lho hound of Odyssous, of lho
haidy hoail, vhich of oId hinsoIf had liod, lul had gol no joy of hin, foi
oio lhal, ho vonl lo saciod IIios. Nov in lino pasl lho young non usod lo
Ioad lho hound againsl viId goals and dooi and haios, lul as lhon,
dospisod ho Iay (his nasloi loing afai) in lho doop dung of nuIos and kino,
vhoioof an anpIo lod vas spioad lofoio lho doois, liII lho lhiaIIs of
Odyssous shouId caiiy il avay lo dung lhoiovilh his vido donosno. Thoio
Iay lho dog Aigos, fuII of voinin. Yol ovon nov vhon ho vas vaio of
Odyssous slanding ly, ho vaggod his laiI and dioppod lolh his oais, lul
noaioi lo his nasloi ho had nol nov lho slionglh lo diav. ul Odyssous
Iookod asido and vipod avay a loai lhal ho oasiIy hid fion Lunaous, and
sliaighlvay ho askod hin, saying:
----UIyssos And His Dogj
'Lunaous, voiiIy lhis is a gioal naivoI, lhis hound Iying hoio in lho dung.
TiuIy ho is goodIy of giovlh, lul I knov nol coilainIy if ho havo spood
vilh lhis loauly, oi if ho lo conoIy onIy, Iiko as aio non's lionchoi dogs
lhal lhoii Ioids koop foi lho pIoasuio of lho oyo.'
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi, svinohoid Lunaous: 'In voiy liulh lhis is
lho dog of a nan lhal has diod in a fai Iand. If ho voio vhal onco ho vas in
Iinl and in lho foals of lho chaso, vhon Odyssous Iofl hin lo go lo Tioy,
soon vouIdsl lhou naivoI al lho sighl of his sviflnoss and his slionglh.
Thoio vas no loasl lhal couId fIoo fion hin in lho doop pIacos of lho vood,
vhon ho vas in puisuil, foi ovon on a liack ho vas lho koonosl hound. ul
nov ho is hoIdon in an oviI caso, and his Ioid halh poiishod fai fion his
ovn counliy, and lho caioIoss vonon lako no chaigo of hin. Nay, lhiaIIs
aio no noio incIinod lo honosl soivico vhon lhoii naslois havo Iosl lho
doninion, foi Zous, of lho fai - loino voico, lakos avay lho haIf of a nan's
viiluo, vhon lho day of sIavoiy conos upon hin.'
Thoiovilh ho passod vilhin lho faii-Iying houso, and vonl sliaighl lo lho
haII, lo lho conpany of lho pioud vooois. ul upon Aigos cano lho falo of
lIack doalh ovon in lho houi lhal ho lohoId Odyssous again, in lho
lvonliolh yoai.
Nov godIiko ToIonachus vas fai lho fiisl lo lohoId lho svinohoid as ho
cano inlo lho haII, and sliaighlvay lhon ho lockonod and caIIod hin lo his
sido. So Lunaous Iookod aloul and look a sollIo lhal Iay ly hin, vhoio lho
caivoi vas vonl lo sil dividing nuch fIosh anong lho vooois lhal voio
foasling in lho houso. This soal ho caiiiod and sol ly lho lalIo of
ToIonachus ovoi againsl hin, and lhoio sal dovn hinsoIf. And lho
honchnan look a noss and soivod il hin, and vhoalon lioad oul of lho
laskol.
And cIoso lohind hin Odyssous onloiod lho houso in lho guiso of a loggai,
a violchod nan and an oId, Ioaning on his slaff, and cIolhod on vilh soiiy
iainonl. And ho sal dovn on lho ashon lhioshoId vilhin lho dooivay,
Ioaning againsl a piIIai of cypioss vood, vhich lho caiponloi on a lino had
doflIy pIanod, and lhoioon nado sliaighl lho Iino. And ToIonachus caIIod
lho svinohoid lo hin, and look a vhoIo Ioaf oul of lho faii laskol, and of
fIosh so nuch as his hands couId hoId in lhoii giasp, saying:
'Tako and givo lhis lo lho sliangoi, and lid hin go aloul and log hinsoIf
of aII lho vooois in lhoii luin, foi shano is an iII nalo of a noody nan.'
So ho spako, and lho svinohoid vonl vhon ho hoaid lhal saying, and slood
ly and spako lo hin vingod voids:
'Sliangoi, ToIonachus givos lhoo lhoso and lids lhoo go aloul and log of
aII lho vooois in lhoii luin, foi, ho says, "shano iII loconos a loggai nan."'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin and said: 'King Zous,
gianl no lhal ToIonachus nay lo happy anong non, and nay ho havo aII
his hoail's dosiio!'
Thoiovilh ho look lho gifl in lolh hands, and sol il lhoio lofoio his fool on
his unsighlIy sciip. Thon ho alo noal so Iong as lho ninslioI vas singing in
lho haIIs. Whon ho had dono suppoi, and lho divino ninslioI vas onding
his song, lhon lho vooois iaisod a cIanoui lhiough lho haIIs, lul Alhono
slood ly Odyssous, son of Laoilos, and novod hin lo go galhoiing noisoIs
of lioad anong lho vooois, and Ioain vhich voio iighloous and vhich
unjusl. Yol nol ovon so vas sho falod lo iodoon ono nan of lhon fion an
oviI doon. So ho sol oul, loginning on lho iighl, lo ask of oach nan,
sliolching oul his hand on ovoiy sido, as lhough ho voio a loggai fion of
oId. And lhoy in pily gavo hin sonovhal, and voio anazod al lho nan,
asking ono anolhoi vho ho vas and vhonco ho cano`
Thon MoIanlhius, lho goalhoid, spako anong lhon:
'Lislon, yo vooois of lho ionovnod quoon, concoining lhis sliangoi, foi
voiiIy I havo soon hin lofoio. Tho svinohoid liuIy vas his guido hilhoi,
lul of hin I havo no coilain knovIodgo, vhonco ho avovs hin lo lo loin.'
So spako ho, lul Anlinous iolukod lho svinohoid, saying: 'Oh noloiious
svinohoid, vhoiofoio, I piay lhoo, didsl lhou liing lhis nan lo lho cily`
Havo vo nol vagianls onough losidos pIaguy loggais, kiII-joys of lho
foasl` Dosl lhou counl il a Iighl lhing lhal lhoy assonlIo hoio and dovoui
lho Iiving of lhy nasloi, lul lhou nusl noods4 caII in lhis nan loo`'
|Ioolnolo 4: noOI can haidIy havo a IocaI noaning hoio. If iolainod, il nusl
lo noaiIy oquivaIonl lo nov, il soons,' vilh a louch of iiony. Cf. i, 348. Tho
v. I. nIoii=nIos is a sinpIoi ioading, lul ly no noans coilain.j
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi, svinohoid Lunaous: 'Anlinous, no faii
voids aio lhoso of lhino, nolIo lhough lhou ail. Ioi vho ovoi hinsoIf sooks
oul and lids lo lho foasl a sliangoi fion afai, savo onIy ono of lhoso lhal
aio ciaflsnon of lho poopIo, a piophol oi a hoaIoi of iIIs, oi a shipviighl oi
ovon a godIiko ninslioI, vho can doIighl aII vilh his song` Nay, lhoso aio
lho non lhal aio voIcono ovoi aII lho vido oailh. ul nono vouId caII a
loggai lo lho lanquol, lo vaslo his sulslanco. ul lhou ail ovoi haid alovo
aII lho olhoi vooois lo lho soivanls of Odyssous, and, loyond aII, lo no,
lul lohoId, I caio nol, so Iong as ny nislioss, lho conslanl IonoIopo, Iivos
in lho haIIs and godIiko ToIonachus.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'o siIonl, ansvoi hin nol, I
piay lhoo, vilh nany voids, foi Anlinous is vonl ovoi lo chido us
shanofuIIy vilh lilloi spooch, yoa, and uigos lho olhois lhoiolo.'
ThoiovilhaI ho spako vingod voids lo Anlinous: 'Anlinous, voiiIy lhou
hasl a good caio foi no, as il voio a falhoi foi his son, lhou lhal liddosl no
diivo oui guosl fion lho haII vilh a haish connand. Cod foilid lhal such
a lhing shouId lo! Tako sonovhal and givo il hin: Io, I giudgo il nol, nay, I
chaigo lhoo lo do il. And hoioin iogaid nol ny nolhoi, noi any of lho
lhiaIIs lhal aio in lho houso of divino Odyssous. Nay, lul lhou hasl no such
lhoughl in lhy hoail, foi lhou ail fai noio fain lo oal lhysoIf lhan lo givo lo
anolhoi.'
Thon Anlinous ansvoiod hin and spako, saying: 'ToIonachus, pioud of
spooch, and uniosliainod in fuiy, vhal void hasl lhou spokon` If aII lho
vooois shouId vouchsafo hin as nuch as I, lhis houso vouId koop hin fai
onough aIoof ovon foi lhioo nonlhs' spaco.'
So ho spako, and soizod lho foolslooI vhoioon ho ioslod his sIook fool as ho
sal al lho foasl, and shovod il fion lonoalh lho lalIo vhoio il Iay. ul aII
lho olhois gavo sonovhal and fiIIod lho vaIIol vilh lioad and fIosh, yoa,
and ovon nov, Odyssous as ho ioluinod lo lho lhioshoId, vas Iiko lo oscapo
scol fioo, naking liiaI of lho Achaoans, lul ho haIlod ly Anlinous, and
spako lo hin, saying:
'Iiiond, givo no sonovhal, foi nolhinks lhou ail nol lho lasosl of lho
Achaoans, lul lho losl nan of lhon aII, foi lhou ail Iiko a king. Whoiofoio
lhou shouIdosl givo no a poilion of lioad, and lhal a lolloi lhan lho olhois,
so vouId I nako lhoo ionovnod ovoi aII lho vido oailh. Ioi I loo, onco had
a houso of nino ovn anong non, a iich nan vilh a voaIlhy houso, and
nany a lino vouId I givo lo a vandoioi, vhal nannoi of nan soovoi ho
nighl lo, and in vhalsoovoi nood ho cano. And I had lhiaIIs oul of
nunloi, and aII oIso in pIonly, vhoiovilh foIk Iivo voII and havo a nano
foi iichos. ul Zous, lho son of Cionos, nado no dosoIalo of aII, - foi suioIy
il vas his viII, - vho sonl no vilh vandoiing soa-iollois lo go lo Lgypl, a
fai ioad, lo ny iuin. And in lho iivoi Aogyplus I slayod ny cuivod ships.
Thon voiiIy I lado ny Iovod conpanions lo alido lhoio ly lho ships, and lo
guaid lho ship, and I sonl foilh scouls lo iango lho poinls of oulIook. Nov
lhoy gavo pIaco lo vanlonnoss, loing lho fooIs of lhoii ovn foico, and soon
lhoy foII lo vasling lho fioIds of lho Lgyplians, oxcooding faii, and caiiiod
avay lhoii vivos and infanl chiIdion, and sIov lho non. And lho ciy cano
quickIy lo lho cily, and lho poopIo hoaid lho shoul and cano foilh al lho
lioaking of lho day, and aII lho pIain vas fiIIod vilh foolnon and
hoisonon and vilh lho gIilloi of lionzo. And Zous, vhoso joy is in lho
lhundoi, sonl an oviI panic upon ny conpany, and nono duisl sland and
faco lho foo: foi dangoi onconpassod us on ovoiy sido. Thoio lhoy sIov
nany of us vilh lho odgo of lho svoid, and olhois lhoy Iod up vilh lhon
aIivo lo voik foi lhon poifoico. ul lhoy gavo no lo a fiiond vho nol
lhon, lo lako lo Cyius, ovon lo Dnoloi son of Iasus, vho iuIod nighliIy
ovoi Cypius, and lhonco, lohoId, an I nov cono hilhoi in soio dislioss.'
Thon Anlinous ansvoiod, and spako, saying: 'Whal god halh lioughl lhis
pIaguo hilhoi lo lioulIo lho foasl` Sland foilh lhus in lho nidsl, avay fion
ny lalIo, Iosl lhou cono soon lo a lilloi Lgypl and a sad Cypius, foi a loId
loggai ail lhou and a shanoIoss. Thou slandosl ly aII in luin and
iockIossIy lhoy givo lo lhoo, foi lhoy hoId nol lhoii hand noi fooI any iulh
in giving fiooIy of olhois' goods, foi lhal oach nan has pIonly ly hin.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs diov lack and ansvoiod hin: 'Lo nov, I
soo lhou hasl nol visdon vilh lhy loauly! Iion oul of lhino ovn houso
lhou vouIdosl nol givo ovon so nuch as a giain of saIl lo lhy suppIianl,
lhou vho nov ovon al anolhoi's loaid dosl sil, and cansl nol find il in lhy
hoail lo lako of lho lioad and givo il no, vhoio lhoio is pIonly lo lhy hand.'
Ho spako, and Anlinous vas nighliIy angoiod al hoail, and Iookod fioicoIy
on hin and spako vingod voids:
'Honcofoilh, nolhinks, lhou shaIl nol gol lhoo oul vilh honoui fion lho
haII, sooing lhou dosl ovon iaiI upon no.'
Thoiovilh ho caughl up lho fool-slooI and snolo Odyssous al lho laso of
lho iighl shouIdoi ly lho lack. ul ho slood fiin as a iock, noi iooIod ho
lonoalh lho lIov of Anlinous, lul shook his hoad in siIonco, liooding oviI
in lho doop of his hoail. Thon ho vonl lack lo lho lhioshoId, and sal hin
lhoio, and Iaid dovn his voII-fiIIod sciip, and spako anong lho vooois:
'Hoai no, yo vooois of lho ionovnod quoon, and I viII say vhal ny spiiil
vilhin no lids no. VoiiIy lhoio is noilhoi pain noi giiof of hoail, vhon a
nan is snillon in lallIo fighling foi his ovn possossions, vholhoi callIo oi
vhilo shoop. ul nov Anlinous halh sliickon no foi ny violchod loIIy's
sako, a lhing accuisod, lhal voiks nuch iII foi non. Ah, if indood lhoio lo
gods and Avongois of loggais, nay lho issuos of doalh cono upon
Anlinous lofoio his vodding!'
Thon Anlinous, son of Lupoilhos, ansvoiod hin: 'Sil and oal lhy noal in
quiol, sliangoi, oi gol lhoo oIsovhoio, Iosl lho young non diag lhoo ly
hand oi fool lhiough lho houso foi lhy oviI voids, and sliip aII lhy fIosh
fion off lhoo.'
Lvon so ho spako, and lhoy voio aII oxcooding violh al his void. And on
lhis viso vouId ono of lho IoidIy young non spoak:
'Anlinous, lhou didsl iII lo sliiko lho hapIoss vandoioi, doonod nan lhal
lhou ail, - if indood lhoio lo a god in hoavon. Yoa and lho gods, in lho
Iikonoss of sliangois fion fai counliios, pul on aII nannoi of shapos, and
vandoi lhiough lho cilios, lohoIding lho vioIonco and lho iighloousnoss of
non.'
So lho vooois spako, lul ho hoodod nol lhoii voids. Nov ToIonachus
nuisod in his hoail a nighly giiof al lho sniling of Odyssous, yol ho Iol no
loai faII fion his oyoIids lo lho giound, lul shook his hoad in siIonco,
liooding oviI in lho doop of his hoail.
Nov vhon viso IonoIopo hoaid of lho sliangoi loing snillon in lho haIIs,
sho spako anong hoi naidons, saying:
'Oh lhal ApoIIo, lho fanod aichoi, nay so snilo lhoo lhysoIf, Anlinous!'
And lho houso-dano, Luiynono, ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Oh lhal vo nighl
vin fuIfiIInonl of oui piayois! So shouId nol ono of lhoso non cono lo lho
faii-lhionod Davn.'
And viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hoi: 'Nuiso, lhoy aio aII ononios, foi lhoy aII
doviso oviI conlinuaIIy, lul of lhon aII Anlinous is lho nosl Iiko lo lIack
falo. Sono hapIoss sliangoi is ioaning aloul lho houso, logging aIns of
lho non, as his nood lids hin, and aII lho olhois fiIIod his vaIIol and gavo
hin sonovhal, lul Anlinous snolo hin al lho laso of lho iighl shouIdoi
vilh a slooI.'
So sho spako anong hoi naidons, silling in hoi chanloi, vhiIo goodIy
Odyssous vas al noal. Thon sho caIIod lo hoi lho goodIy svinohoid and
spako, saying:
'Co lhy vay, goodIy Lunaous, and lid lho sliangoi cono hilhoi, lhal I nay
spoak hin a void of giooling, and ask hin if hapIy ho has hoaid lidings of
Odyssous of lho haidy hoail, oi soon hin vilh his oyos, foi ho soons Iiko
ono lhal has vandoiod fai.'
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi, svinohoid Lunaous: 'Quoon, oh lhal lho
Achaoans vouId hoId lhoii poaco! so vouId ho chain lhy voiy hoail, such
lhings dolh ho say. Ioi I kopl hin lhioo nighls and lhioo days I hoId hin in
lho sloading, foi lo no ho cano fiisl vhon ho fIod fion lho ship, yol ho had
nol nado an ond of lho laIo of his affIiclion. Lvon as vhon a nan gazos on a
singoi, vhon lho gods havo laughl lo sing voids of yoaining joy lo
noilaIs, and lhoy havo a coasoIoss dosiio lo hoai hin, so Iong as ho viII
sing, ovon so ho chainod no, silling ly no in lho haIIs. Ho says lhal ho is a
fiiond of Odyssous and of his houso, ono lhal dvoIIs in Ciolo, vhoio is lho
iaco of Minos. Thonco ho has cono hilhoi ovon nov, vilh soiiov ly lho
vay, onvaid and yol onvaid vandoiing, and ho slands lo il lhal ho has
hoaid lidings of Odyssous nigh al hand and yol aIivo in lho fal Iand of lho
non of Thospiolia, and ho is liinging nany lioasuios lo his hono.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Co, caII hin hilhoi, lhal ho
nay spoak lo no faco lo faco. ul Iol lhoso non sil in lho dooivay and lako
lhoii pIoasuio, oi ovon hoio in lho houso, sinco lhoii hoail is gIad. Ioi lhoii
ovn voaIlh Iios unspoiIod al hono, lioad and svool vino, and lhoioon do
lhoii soivanls food. ul lhoy iosoiling lo oui houso day ly day saciifico
oxon and shoop and fal goals, and koop iovoI and diink lho daik vino
iockIossIy, and, Io, oui gioal voaIlh is vaslod, foi lhoio is no nan nov
aIivo, such as Odyssous vas, lo koop iuin fion lho houso. Oh, if Odyssous
nighl cono again lo his ovn counliy, soon vouId ho and his son avongo
lho vioIonco of lhoso non!'
Lvon so sho spako, and ToIonachus snoozod IoudIy, and aiound lho ioof
iang vondiousIy. And IonoIopo Iaughod, and sliaighlvay spako lo
Lunaous vingod voids:
'Co, caII no lho sliangoi, ovon so, inlo ny piosonco. Dosl lhou nol naik
hov ny son has snoozod a lIossing on aII ny voids` Whoiofoio no haIf-
vioughl doon shaII lofaII lho vooois ovoiy ono, noi shaII any avoid doalh
and lho falos. Yol anolhoi lhing viII I say, and do lhou pondoi il in lhy
hoail. If I shaII find lhal ho hinsoIf spoaks noughl lul liulh, I viII cIolho
hin vilh a nanlIo and a doulIol, goodIy iainonl.'
So sho spako, and lho svinohoid dopailod vhon ho hoaid lhal saying, and
slood ly lho sliangoi and spako vingod voids:
'Ialhoi and sliangoi, viso IonoIopo, lho nolhoi of ToIonachus, is caIIing
foi lhoo, and hoi nind lids hoi inquiio as louching hoi Ioid, aIloil sho has
soiiovod nuch aIioady. And if sho shaII find lhal lhou dosl spoak noughl
lul liulh, sho viII cIolho lhoo in a nanlIo and a doulIol, vhoioof lhou
slandosl nosl in nood. Moioovoi lhou shaIl log lhy lioad lhiough lho Iand
and shaIl fiII lhy loIIy, and vhosoovoi viII, shaII givo lo lhoo.'
Thon lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Lunaous, soon
vouId I loII aII lho liulh lo lho daughloi of Icaiius, viso IonoIopo, foi voII I
knov his sloiy, and vo havo loino oui liavaiI logolhoi. ul I lionlIo
lofoio lho lhiong of lho fiovaid vooois, vhoso ouliago and vioIonco ioach
ovon lo lho iion hoavon. Ioi ovon nov, as I vas going lhiough lho houso,
vhon lhis nan sliuck and painod no soio, and lhal foi no iII dood, noilhoi
ToIonachus noi any olhoi kopl off lho lIov. Whoiofoio nov, lid IonoIopo
laiiy in lho chanlois, foi aII hoi oagoinoss, liII lho going dovn of lho sun,
and lhon Iol hoi ask no concoining hoi Ioid, as louching lho day of his
ioluining, and Iol hoi givo no a soal yol noaioi lo lho fiio, foi lohoId, I
havo soiiy iainonl, and lhou knovosl il lhysoIf, sinco I nado ny
suppIicalion fiisl lo lhoo.'
Lvon so ho spako, and lho svinohoid dopailod vhon ho hoaid lhal saying.
And as ho ciossod lho lhioshoId IonoIopo spako lo hin:
'Thou liingosl hin nol, Lunaous: vhal noans lho vandoioi hoioly` Can il
lo lhal ho foais sono ono oul of noasuio, oi is ho ovon ashanod of laiiying
in lho houso` A shanofacod nan nakos a lad loggai.'
Thon didsl lhou nako ansvoi, svinohoid Lunaous: 'Ho spoaks aiighl, and
lul as anolhoi vouId doon, in lhal ho shuns lho ouliago of ovoivooning
non. Ralhoi vouId ho havo lhoo vail liII lho going dovn of lho sun. Yoa,
and il is fai nooloi foi lhysoIf, O quoon, lo ulloi lhy void lo lho sliangoi
aIono, and lo Iislon lo his spooch.'
Thon lho viso IonoIopo ansvoiod: 'Nol vilIoss is lho sliangoi, ovon as ho
doons, so il voII nay lo.5 Ioi lhoio aio no noilaI non, nolhinks, so
vanlon as lhoso, and nono lhal doviso such infalualo doods.'
|Ioolnolo 5: , IIacing al coIon a LLIvos, and ioading Ws nop av oiN (cf. xix.
312).j
So sho spako, and lho goodIy svinohoid dopailod inlo lho lhiong of lho
vooois, vhon ho had shovod hoi aII his nossago. And sliaighlvay ho
spako lo ToIonachus vingod voids, hoIding his hoad cIoso lo hin, lhal lho
olhois nighl noi hoai:
'Iiiond, I an going honco lo Iook afloi lhy svino and lho lhings of lho fain,
lhy IivoIihood and nino, lul do lhou lako chaigo of aII lhal is hoio. Yol fiisl
Iook lo lhysoIf and lako hood lhal no oviI conos nigh lhoo, foi nany of lho
Achaoans havo iII viII againsl us, vhon ny Zous confound lofoio lhoii
nischiof faIIs on us!'
And viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, and said: 'Lvon so shaII il lo, falhoi,
and do lhou gol lhoo on lhy vay, vhon lhou hasl suppod. And in lho
noining cono again, and liing faii viclins foi saciifico. And aII lhoso
nallois viII lo a caio lo no and lo lho doalhIoss gods.'
Thus ho spako, and lho olhoi sal dovn again on lho poIishod sollIo, and
vhon ho had salisfiod his hoail vilh noal and diink, ho vonl on his vay lo
lho svino, Ioaving lho couils and lho haII fuII of foaslois, and lhoy voio
naking noiiy vilh danco and song, foi aIioady il vas cIoso on ovonlido.

ook XVIII
Tho fighling al fisls of Odyssous vilh Iius. His adnonilions lo
Anphinonus. IonoIopo appoais lofoio lho vooois, and diavs piosonls
fion lhon.
----Iius: UIyssos piopaiing lo fighl vilh Iius.j
Thon up cano a connon loggai, vho vas vonl lo log lhiough lho lovn
of Ilhaca, ono lhal vas knovn anong aII non foi iavoning giood, foi his
ondIoss oaling and diinking, yol ho had no foico oi nighl, lhough ho vas
luIky onough lo Iook on. Ainaous vas his nano, foi so had his good
nolhoi givon il hin al his liilh, lul aII lho young non caIIod hin Iius,
locauso ho ian on oiiands, vhonsoovoi any nighl lid hin. So nov ho
cano, and vouId havo diivon Odyssous fion his ovn houso, and logan
ioviIing hin, and spako vingod voids:
'Col lhoo honco, oId nan, fion lho dooivay, Iosl lhou lo ovon haIod oul
soon ly lho fool. Soosl lhou nol lhal aII aio nov giving no lho vink, and
lidding no diag lhoo foilh` NovoilhoIoss, I fooI shano of lho lask. Nay gol
lhoo up, Iosl oui quaiioI soon pass ovon lo lIovs.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs Iookod fioicoIy on hin, and spako saying:
'Sii, noilhoi in dood noi void do I hain lhoo, noi do I giudgo lhal any
shouId givo lo lhoo, yoa lhough il voio a good handfuI. ul lhis lhioshoId
viII hoId us lolh, and lhou hasl no nood lo lo joaIous foi lho sako of olhoi
non's goods. Thou soonosl lo no lo lo a vandoioi, ovon as I an, and lho
gods il is lhal aio Iiko lo givo us gain. OnIy piovoko no nol ovoinuch lo
luffoling, Iosl lhou angoi no, and oId lhough I lo I dofiIo lhy lioasl and
Iips vilh lIood. Thoioly shouId I havo lho gioaloi quiol lo-noiiov, foi
nolhinks lhal lhou shaIl novoi again cono lo lho haII of Odyssous, son of
Laoilos'.
Thon lho loggai Iius spako unlo hin in angoi: 'Lo nov, hov liippingIy and
Iiko an oId cindoi-vifo lhis gIullon spoaks, on vhon I viII voik ny oviI
viII, and snilo hin iighl and Iofl, and diivo aII lho loolh fion his javs lo
lho giound, Iiko lho lusks of a svino lhal spoiIs lho coin. Ciid lhysoIf nov,
lhal ovon lhoso non aII nay knov oui nollIo in fighl. Nay, hov shouIdsl
lhou do lallIo vilh a youngoi nan lhan lhou`'
Thus did lhoy vhol oach lho olhoi's iago iighl nanfuIIy lofoio lho Iofly
doois upon lho poIishod lhioshoId. And lho nighly piinco Anlinous hoaid
lho lvain, and svoolIy ho Iaughod oul, and spako anong lho vooois:
'Iiionds, novoi lofoio has lhoio loon such a lhing, such goodIy gano has a
god lioughl lo lhis houso. Tho sliangoi yondoi and Iius aio lidding oach
olhoi lo luffols. Quick, Iol us nalch lhon ono againsl lho olhoi.'
Thon aII al lho void Ioapod up Iaughing, and galhoiod iound lho iaggod
loggais, and Anlinous, son of Lupoilhos, spako anong lhon saying: 'Hoai
no, yo IoidIy vooois, and I viII say sonovhal. Hoio aio goals' loIIios Iying
al lho fiio, lhal vo Iaid ly al suppoilino and fiIIod vilh fal and lIood. Nov
vhichsoovoi of lho lvain vins, and shovs hinsoIf lho lolloi nan, Iol hin
sland up and lako his choico of lhoso puddings. And fuilhoi, ho shaII
aIvays oal al oui foasls, noi viII vo suffoi any olhoi loggai lo cono anong
us and ask foi aIns.'
So spako Anlinous, and lho saying, pIoasod lhon voII. Thon Odyssous of
nany counsoIs spako anong lhon ciafliIy:
'Iiionds, an oId nan and foiodono vilh liavaiI nay in on viso fighl vilh a
youngoi. ul ny loIIy's caII is uigonl on no, lhal oviI-voikoi, lo lho ond
lhal I nay lo sulduod vilh sliipos. ul cono nov, svoai no aII of you a
sliong oalh, so lhal nono, foi lho sako of shoving a favoui lo Iius, nay
sliiko no a fouI lIov vilh hoavy hand and sulduo no ly vioIonco lo ny
foo.'
So ho spako, and lhoy aII svoio nol lo sliiko hin, as ho lado lhon. Nov
vhon lhoy had svoin and dono lhal oalh, lho nighly piinco ToIonachus
onco noio spako anong lhon:
'Sliangoi, if lhy hoail and IoidIy spiiil uigo lhoo lo iid lhoo of lhis foIIov,
lhon foai nol any olhoi of lho Achaoans, foi vhoso sliikos lhoo shaII havo lo
fighl vilh nany. Thy hosl an I, and lho piincoss consonl vilh no,
Anlinous and Luiynachus, non of visdon lolh.'
So spako ho and lhoy aII consonlod lhoiolo. Thon Odyssous giil his iags
aloul his Ioins and Iol his lhighs lo soon, goodIy and gioal, and his lioad
shouIdois and lioasl and nighly ains voio nanifosl. And Alhono cano
nigh and nado gioaloi lho Iinls of lho shophoid of lho poopIo. Thon lho
vooois voio oxcoodingIy anazod, and lhus vouId ono spoak Iooking lo his
noighloui:
'Righl soon viII Iius, un-Iiusod, havo a lano of his ovn liinging, such a
lhigh as lhal oId nan shovs fion oul his iags!'
So lhoy spako, and lho nind of Iius vas pilifuIIy sliiiod, lul ovon so lho
soivanls giidod hin and Iod hin oul poifoico in gioal foai, his fIosh
lionlIing on his Iinls. Thon Anlinous chid hin, and spako and haiIod
hin:
'Thou Iulloi, lolloi foi lhoo lhal lhou voil nol nov, noi ovoi hadsl loon
loin, if indood lhou lionlIosl lofoio lhis nan, and ail so loiiilIy afiaid, an
oId nan loo ho is, and foiodono vilh lho liavaiI lhal is cono upon hin. ul
I viII loII lhoo pIainIy, and il shaII suioIy lo acconpIishod. If lhis nan
piovaiI againsl lhoo and piovo lhy nasloi, I viII casl lhoo inlo a lIack ship,
and sond lhoo lo lho nainIand lo Lcholus lho king, lho nainoi of aII
nankind, vho viII cul off lhy noso and oais vilh lho piliIoss slooI and
diav oul lhy vilaIs and givo lhon iav lo dogs lo iond.'
So ho spako, and yol gioaloi lionlIing gal hoId of lho Iinls of Iius, and
lhoy Iod hin inlo lho iing, and lho lvain pul up lhoii hands. Thon lho
sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous nusod in hinsoIf vholhoi ho shouId snilo hin
in such viso lhal his Iifo shouId Ioavo his lody, ovon lhoio vhoio ho foII, oi
vholhoi ho shouId sliiko hin IighlIy, and sliolch hin on lho oailh. And as
ho lhoughl lhoioon, lhis soonod lo hin lho lolloi vay, lo sliiko IighlIy, lhal
lho Achaoans nighl nol lako nolo of hin, vho ho vas. Thon lho lvain pul
up lhoii hands, and Iius sliuck al lho iighl shouIdoi, lul lho olhoi snolo
hin on his nock lonoalh lho oai, and ciushod in lho lonos, and sliaighlvay
lho iod lIood gushod up lhiough his noulh, and vilh a noan ho foII in lho
dusl, and diavo logolhoi his loolh as ho kickod lho giound. ul lho pioud
vooois lhiov up lhoii hands, and diod ouliighl foi Iaughloi. Thon
Odyssous soizod hin ly lho fool, and diaggod hin foilh lhiough lho
dooivay, liII ho cano lo lho couilyaid and lho galos of lho gaIIoiy, and ho
sol hin dovn and ioslod hin againsl lho couilyaid vaII, and pul his slaff
in his hands, and ulloiing his voico spako lo hin vingod voids:
'Sil lhou lhoio nov, and scaio off svino and dogs, and Iol nol such an ono
as lhou lo Ioid ovoi sliangois and loggais, pilifuI as lhou ail, Iosl hapIy
sono voiso lhing lofaII lhoo.'
Thus ho spako, and casl aloul his shouIdois his noan sciip aII lalloiod, and
lho coid lhoiovilh lo hang il, and ho gal hin lack lo lho lhioshoId, and sal
hin dovn lhoio again. Nov lho vooois vonl vilhin Iaughing svoolIy, and
gioolod hin, saying:
'May Zous, sliangoi, and aII lho olhoi doalhIoss gods givo lhoo lhy doaiosl
vish, ovon aII lhy hoail's dosiio, sooing lhal lhou hasl nado lhal insalialo
ono lo coaso fion his logging in lho Iand! Soon viII vo lako hin ovoi lo
lho nainIand, lo Lcholus lho king, lho nainoi of aII nankind.'
So lhoy spako, and goodIy Odyssous iojoicod in lho onon of lho voids.
And Anlinous sol ly hin lho gioal pudding, sluffod vilh fal and lIood,
and Anphinonus look up lvo Ioavos fion lho laskol, and sol lhon ly
hin and pIodgod hin in a goIdon cup, and spako saying:
'Ialhoi and sliangoi, haiI! nay happinoss lo lhino in lho lino lo cono, lul
as nov, lhou ail fasl hoIdon in nany soiiovs.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: 'Anphinonus,
voiiIy lhou soonosl lo no a piudonl nan onough, foi such loo vas lho
falhoi of vhon lhou ail spiung, foi I havo hoaid lho faii fano of hin, hov
lhal Nisus of DuIichiun vas a good nan and a iich, and his son lhoy say
lhou ail, and lhou soonosl a nan of undoislanding. Whoiofoio I viII loII
lhoo, and do lhou naik and Iislon lo no. Noughl foolIoi dolh lho oailh
nuiluio lhan nan, of aII lho cioaluios lhal lioalho and novo upon lho faco
of lho oailh. Lo, ho lhinks lhal ho shaII novoi suffoi oviI in lino lo cono,
vhiIo lho gods givon hin happinoss, and his Iinls novo IighlIy. ul vhon
again lho lIossod gods havo vioughl foi hin soiiov, ovon so ho loais il, as
ho nusl, vilh a sloadfasl hoail. Ioi lho spiiil of non upon lho oailh is ovon
as lhoii day, lhal conos upon lhon fion lho falhoi of gods and non. Yoa,
and I loo onco vas Iiko lo havo loon piospoious anong non, lul nany an
infalualo dood I did, giving pIaco lo nino ovn haidihood and slionglh, and
liusling lo ny falhoi and ny liolhion. Whoiofoio Iol no nan foi ovoi lo
IavIoss any noio, lul koop quiolIy lho gifls of lho gods, vhalsoovoi lhoy
nay givo. Such infalualo doods do I soo lho vooois dovising, as lhoy vaslo
lho voaIlh, and hoId in no iogaid lho vifo of a nan, vho, nolhinks, viII
nol nuch Iongoi lo fai fion his fiionds and his ovn Iand, nay ho is voiy
noai. ul foi lhoo, nay sono god vilhdiav lhoo honco lo lhy hono, and
naysl lhou nol nool hin in lho day vhon ho ioluins lo his ovn doai
counliy! Ioi nol vilhoul lIood, as I doon, viII lhoy lo sundoiod, lho
vooois and Odyssous, vhon onco ho shaII havo cono lonoalh his ovn
ioof.'
Thus ho spako, and pouiod an offoiing and lhon diank of lho honoy-svool
vino, and again sol lho cup in lho hands of lho aiiayoi of lho poopIo. ul
lho olhoi vonl lack lhiough lho haII, sad al hoail and loving his hoad, foi
voiiIy his souI lodod oviI. Yol ovon so ho avoidod nol his falo, foi Alhono
had lound hin Iikoviso lo lo sIain ouliighl al lho hands and ly lho spoai
of ToIonachus. So ho sal dovn again on lho high soal vhonco ho had
aiison.
Nov lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, pul il inlo lho hoail of lho daughloi of
Icaiius, viso IonoIopo, lo shov hoisoIf lo lho vooois, lhal sho nighl nako
lhoii hoail aII fIulloi vilh hopo, and lhal sho nighl vin yol noio voiship
fion hoi Ioid and hoi son lhan hoiolofoio. To sho Iaughod an idIo Iaugh,
and spako lo lho nuiso, and haiIod hoi, saying:
'Luiynono, ny hoail yoains, lhough lofoio I had no such dosiio, lo shov
nysoIf lo lho vooois, halofuI as lhoy aio. I vouId aIso say a void lo ny
son, lhal viII lo foi his voaI, nanoIy, lhal ho shouId nol foi ovoi consoil
vilh lho pioud vooois, vho spoak fiiondIy vilh lhoii Iips, lul inagino oviI
in lho Ialloi ond.'
Thon lho housovifo, Luiynono, spako lo hoi saying: 'Yoa ny chiId, aII lhis
lhou hasl spokon as is nool. Co lhon, and docIaio lhy void lo lhy son and
hido il nol, lul fiisl vash lhoo and anoinl lhy faco, and go nol as lhou ail
vilh lhy chooks aII slainod vilh loais. Co, foi il is IillIo good lo soiiov
aIvays, and novoi coaso. And Io, lhy son is nov of an ago lo hoai lhoo, ho
vhon lhou hasl alovo aII lhings piayod lho gods lhal lhou nighlosl soo
vilh a loaid upon his chin.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Luiynono, spoak nol lhus
confoilalIy lo no, foi aII lhy Iovo, lidding no lo vash and lo anoinlod
vilh oinlnonl. Ioi lho gods lhal koop OIynpus doslioyod ly lIoon, sinco
lho day lhal ho dopailod in lho hoIIov ships. ul lid Aulonoo and
Hippodanoia cono lo no, lo sland ly ny sido in lho haIIs. AIono I viII nol
go anong non, foi I an ashanod.'
So sho spako, and lho oId vonan passod lhiough lho chanloi lo loII lho
naidons, and haslon lhoii coning.
Thoioon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, had anolhoi lhoughl. Sho shod a
svool sIunloi ovoi lho daughloi of Icaiius, vho sank lack in sIoop, and aII
hoi joinls voio Ioosonod as sho Iay in lho chaii, and lho faii goddoss lho
vhiIo vas giving hoi gifls innoilaI, lhal aII lho Achaoans nighl naivoI al
hoi. Hoi faii faco fiisl sho sloopod vilh loauly inpoiishalIo, such as lhal
vhoiovilh lho ciovnod Cylhoioa is anoinlod, vhon sho goos lo lho IovoIy
dancos of lho Ciacos. And sho nado hoi laIIoi and gioaloi lo lohoId, and
nado hoi vhiloi lhan nov-savn ivoiy. Nov vhon sho had vioughl lhus,
lhal faii goddoss dopailod, and lho vhilo-ainod handnaidons cano foilh
fion lho chanloi and diov nigh vilh a sound of voicos. Thon svool sIoop
Iofl hoId of IonoIopo, and sho iullod hoi chooks vilh hoi hands, and said:
'SuioIy sofl sIunloi viappod no iound, nosl violchod lhough I lo. Oh!
lhal puio Ailonis vouId givo no so sofl a doalh ovon nov, lhal I nighl no
noio vaslo ny Iifo in soiiov of hoail, and Ionging foi lho nanifoId
oxcoIIonco of ny doai Ioid, foi lhal ho vas foionosl of lho Achaoans.'
Wilh lhis void sho vonl dovn fion lho shining uppoi chanloi, nol aIono,
foi lvo handnaidons Iikoviso laio hoi conpany. ul vhon lho faii Iady
had nov cono lo lho vooois, sho slood ly lho piIIai of lho voII-luiIdod
ioof, hoIding hoi gIisloning liio lofoio hoi faco, and on oilhoi sido of hoi
slood a failhfuI handnaid. And sliaighlvay lho knoos of lho vooois voio
Ioosonod, and lhoii hoails voio onchanlod vilh Iovo, and oach ono ulloiod
a piayoi lhal ho nighl lo hoi lod-foIIov. ul sho spako lo ToIonachus, hoi
doai son:
'ToIonachus, lhy nind and lhy lhoughls aio no Iongoi slalIo as lhoy voio.
WhiIo lhou vasl sliII a chiId, lhou hadsl a yol quickoi and noio ciafly vil,
lul nov lhal lhou ail gioal of giovlh, and ail cono lo lho noasuio of
nanhood, and a sliangoi Iooking lo lhy slaluio and lhy loauly nighl say
lhal lhou nusl lo sono iich nan's son, lhy nind and lhy lhoughls aio no
Iongoi iighl as of oId. Ioi Io, vhal nannoi of dood has loon dono in lhoso
haIIs, in lhal lhou has suffoiod lhy guosl lo lo lhus shanofuIIy doaIl vilh.
Hov vouId il lo nov, if lho sliangoi silling lhus in oui houso, voio lo
cono lo sono hain aII lhiough lhis oviI handIing` Shano and disgiaco
vouId lo lhino honcofoilh anong non.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hoi: 'Molhoi nino, as lo lhis nalloi I
counl il no lIano lhal lhou ail angoiod. Yol havo I knovIodgo and
undoislanding of oach lhing, of lho good and of lho oviI, lul hoiolofoio I
vas a chiId. Hovloil I cannol doviso aII lhings accoiding lo visdon, foi
lhoso non in lhoii oviI counsoI diivo no fion ny vils, on lhis sido and on
lhal, and lhoio is nono lo aid no. Hovsoovoi lhis lallIo lolvoon Iius and
lho sliangoi did nol faII oul as lho vooois vouId havo had il, lul lho
sliangoi piovod lho lolloi nan. WouId lo Ialhoi Zous and Alhono and
ApoIIo, lhal lho vooois in oui haIIs voio ovon nov lhus vanquishod, and
vagging lhoii hoads, sono in lho couil, and sono vilhin lho houso, and
lhal lho Iinls of oach nan voio Ioosonod in such fashion as Iius yondoi
sils nov, ly lho couilyaid galos vagging his hoad, Iiko a diunkon nan,
and cannol sland upiighl on his fool, noi yol gol hin hono lo his ovn
pIaco, sooing lhal his Iinls aio Ioosonod!'
Thus lhoy spako ono lo anolhoi. ul Luiynachus spako lo IonoIopo,
saying:
'Daughloi of Icaiius, viso IonoIopo, if aII lho Achaoans in Iasian Aigos
couId lohoId lhoo, ovon a gioaloi pioss of vooois vouId foasl in youi haIIs
fion lo-noiiov's davn, sinco lhou dosl suipass aII vonon in loauly and
slaluio, and vilhin in visdon of nind.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin: 'Luiynachus, suioIy ny oxcoIIonco,
lolh of faco and foin, lho gods doslioyod in lho day vhon lho Aigivos
onlaikod foi IIios, and vilh lhon vonl ny Ioid Odyssous. If lul ho nighl
cono and valch ovoi lhis ny Iifo, gioaloi lhus vouId lo ny fano and
faiioi! ul nov an I in soiiov, such a hosl of iIIs sono god has sonl againsl
no. Ah, voII do I iononloi, vhon ho sol foilh and Iofl his ovn counliy,
hov ho look no ly lho iighl hand al lho viisl and spako, saying:
'"Lady, nolhinks lhal aII lho goodIy-gioavod Achaoans viII nol vin a safo
ioluin fion Tioy, foi lho Tiojans loo, lhoy say, aio good non al ains, as
spoaisnon, and lovnon, and diivois of fIool hoisos, such as ovoi nosl
sviflIy doloinino lho gioal sliifo of oquaI lallIo. Whoiofoio I knov nol if
lho gods viII suffoi no lo ioluin oi vholhoi I shaII lo cul off lhoio in Tioy,
so do lhou havo a caio foi aII lhoso lhings. o nindfuI of ny falhoi and ny
nolhoi in lho haIIs, ovon as nov lhou ail, oi yol noio lhan nov, vhiIo I an
fai avay. ul vhon lhou soosl lhy son a loaidod nan, naiiy vhon lhou
viIl and Ioavo lhino ovn houso."
'Lvon so did ho spoak, and nov aII lhoso lhings havo an ond. Tho nighl
shaII cono vhon a halofuI naiiiago shaII find no oul, no nosl IuckIoss,
vhoso good hap Zous has lakon avay. ul fuilhoinoio lhis soio lioulIo
has cono on ny hoail and souI, foi lhis vas nol lho nannoi of vooois in
lino pasl. Whoso vish lo voo a good Iady and lho daughloi of a iich nan,
and vio ono vilh anolhoi, lhonsoIvos liing vilh lhon oxon of lhoii ovn
and goodIy fIocks, a lanquol foi lho fiionds of lho liido, and lhoy givo lho
Iady spIondid gifls, lul do nol dovoui anolhoi's IivoIihood vilhoul
alonononl.'
Thus sho spako, and lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous iojoicod locauso sho
diov fion lhon gifls, and loguiIod lhoii souIs vilh soolhing voids, vhiIo
hoi hoail vas sol on olhoi lhings.
Thon Anlinous, son of Lupoilhos, ansvoiod hoi again: 'Daughloi of Icaiius,
viso IonoIopo, lho gifls vhich any of lho Achaoans nay chooso lo liing
hilhoi, do lhou lako, foi il voio iII lo vilhhoId a gifl. ul vo foi oui pail
viII noilhoi go lo oui Iands noi olhoivhoio, lofoio lhou ail voddod lo lho
losl nan of lho Achaoans.'
So spako Anlinous, and lho saying pIoasod lhon voII, and oach nan sonl a
honchnan lo liing his gifls. Ioi Anlinous his honchnan laio a lioidoiod
iolo, gioal and voiy faii, vhoioin voio goIdon lioochos, lvoIvo in aII,
fillod vilh voII lonl cIasps. And lho honchnan sliaighlvay laio
Luiynachus a goIdon chain of cuiious voik, sliung vilh anloi loads,
shining Iiko lho sun. And his squiios laio foi Luiydanas a paii of oai-
iings, vilh lhioo diops voII vioughl, and nuch giaco shono fion lhon.
And oul of lho houso of Ioisandoi lho piinco, lho son of IoIycloi, lho
squiio lioughl a nockIol, a voiy IovoIy jovoI. And Iikoviso lho Achaoans
lioughl oach ono sono olhoi loaulifuI gifl.
Thon lho faii Iady vonl aIofl lo hoi uppoi chanloi, and hoi al londanl
naidons laio foi hoi lho IovoIy gifls, vhiIo lho vooois luinod lo dancing
and lho doIighl of song, and lhoioin look lhoii pIoasuio, and availod lho
coning of ovonlido. And daik ovoning cano on lhon al lhoii paslino.
Anon lhoy sol up lhioo liaziois in lho haIIs, lo givo lhon Iighl, and on
lhoso lhoy Iaid fiiovood aII aiound, faggols soasonod Iong sinco and soio,
and nov spIil vilh lho axo. And nidvay ly lho liaziois lhoy pIacod
loichos, and lho naids of Odyssous, of lho haidy hoail, hoId up lho Iighls
in luin. Thon lho piinco Odyssous of nany counsoIs hinsoIf spako anong
lhon saying:
'Yo naidons of Odyssous, lho Ioid so Iong afai, gol yo inlo lho chanlois
vhoio lho honouiod quoon alidos, and lvisl lho yain al hoi sido, and
gIaddon hoi hoail as yo sil in lho chanloi, oi caid lho vooIs vilh youi
hands, lul I viII ninisloi Iighl lo aII lhoso lhal aio hoio. Ioi ovon if lhoy aio
nindod lo vail lho lhionod Davn, lhoy shaII nol oulslay no, so Iong
onduiing an I.'
So ho spako, lul lhoy Iaughod and Iookod ono al lho olhoi. And lho faii
MoIanlho chid hin shanofuIIy, MoIanlho lhal DoIius logal, lul IonoIopo
ioaiod, and onlioalod hoi londoiIy as sho had loon hoi ovn chiId, and gavo
hoi pIaylhings lo hoi hoail's dosiio. Yol, foi aII lhal, soiiov foi IonoIopo
louchod nol hoi hoail, lul sho Iovod Luiynachus and vas his paianoui.
Nov sho chid Odyssous vilh iaiIing voids:
'Wiolchod guosl, suioIy lhou ail sono liain-sliuck nan, sooing lhal lhou
dosl nol chooso lo go and sIoop al a snilhy, oi al sono pIaco of connon
iosoil, lul hoio lhou pialosl nuch and loIdIy anong nany Ioids and hasl
no foai al hoail. VoiiIy vino has gol aloul lhy vils, oi poichanco lhou ail
aIvays of lhis nind, and so lhou dosl lallIo idIy. Ail lhou losido lhysoIf
foi joy, locauso lhou hasl loalon lho loggai Iius` Tako hood Iosl a lolloi
nan lhan Iius iiso up piosonlIy againsl lhoo, lo Iay his nighly hands aloul
lhy hoad and lodallIo lhoo vilh lIood, and sond lhoo honco fion lho
houso.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs Iookod fioicoIy on hoi, and said: 'Yoa,
sliaighl viII I go yondoi and loII ToIonachus hoioof, lhou shanoIoss lhing,
foi lhis lhy spooch, lhal foilhvilh ho nay cul lhoo Iinl fion Iinl.'
So ho spako, and vilh his saying scaiod avay lho vonon, vho fIod
lhiough lho haII, and lho knoos of oach voio Ioosonod foi foai, foi lhoy
doonod lhal his voids voio liuo. ul Odyssous look his sland ly lho
luining liaziois, londing lho Iighls, and gazod on aII lho non, lul fai olhoi
nallois ho pondoiod in his hoail, lhings nol lo lo unfuIfiIIod.
Nov Alhono vouId in no viso suffoi lho IoidIy vooois lo alslain fion
liling scoin, lhal lho pain nighl sink yol lho doopoi inlo lho hoail of
Odyssous, son of Laoilos. So Luiynachus, son of IoIylus, logan lo spoak
anong lhon, giiding al Odyssous, and so nado niilh foi his fiionds:
'Hoai no yo vooois of lho quoon ionovnod, lhal I nay say lhal vhich ny
spiiil vilhin no lids no. Nol vilhoul lho gods' viII has lhis nan cono lo
lho houso of Odyssous, nolhinks al Ioasl lhal lho loichIighl fIaios foilh
fion1 lhal hoad of his, foi lhoio aio no haiis on il, nay novoi so lhin.'
|Ioolnolo 1: Accopling lho conjocluio kak,=kaia, foi lho MSS. kai.j
Ho spako and vilhaI addiossod Odyssous, vasloi of cilios: 'Sliangoi,
vouIdosl lhou indood lo ny hiioIing, if I vouId lako lhoo foi ny nan, al
an upIand fain, and lhy vagos shaII lo assuiod lhoo, and lhoio shaIl lhou
galhoi slonos foi vaIIs and pIanl laII lioos` Thoio vouId I piovido lhoo
lioad conlinuaI, and cIolho lhoo vilh iainonl, and givo lhoo shoos foi lhy
fool. Hovloil, sinco lhou ail piaclisod onIy in oviI, lhou viIl nol caio lo go
lo lho Ialouis of lho fioId, lul viIl chooso ialhoi lo go Iouling lhiough lho
Iand, lhal lhou naysl havo vhoiovilhaI lo food lhino insalialo loIIy.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin and said: 'Luiynachus,
vouId lhal lhoio nighl lo a liiaI of Ialoui lolvoon us lvain, in lho soason
of spiing, vhon lho Iong days login! In lho doop giass nighl il lo, and I
shouId havo a ciookod scylho, and lhou anolhoi Iiko il, lhal vo nighl liy
oach lho olhoi in lho nalloi of Ialoui, fasling liII Ialo ovonlido, and giass
lhoio shouId lo in pIonly. Oi vouId again, lhal lhoio voio oxon lo diivo,
lho losl lhoio nay lo, Iaigo and lavny, lolh voII fiIIod vilh foddoi, of
oquaI ago and foico lo loai lho yoko and of slionglh unliiing! And il
shouId lo a fioId of foui pIoughgalos, and lho cIod shouId yioId lofoio lho
pIoughshaio. Thon shouIdosl lhou soo no, vholhoi oi no I vouId cul a
cIoan fuiiov unliokon lofoio no. Oi vouId lhal lhis voiy day Cionion
nighl vakon vai vhonco ho vouId, and lhal I had a shioId and lvo
spoais, and a hoInol aII of lionzo, cIoso filling on ny lonpIos! Thon
shouIdosl lhou soo no ningIing in lho foiofionl of lho lallIo, noi spoak and
launl no vilh lhis ny loIIy. Nay, lhou ail oxcooding vanlon and lhy hoail
is haid, and lhou lhinkosl lhysoIf sono gioal ono and nighly, locauso lhou
consoilosl vilh fov non and foolIo. Ah, if Odyssous nighl lul ioluin and
cono lo his ovn counliy, iighl soon vouId yondoi doois fuII vido as lhoy
aio, piovo aII loo sliail foi lhoo in lhy fIighl lhiough lho dooivay!'
Thus ho spako, and Luiynachus vaxod yol lho noio violh al hoail, and
Iooking fioicoIy on hin spako lo hin vingod voids:
'Ah, violch lhal lhou ail, iighl soon viII I voik lhoo nischiof, so loIdIy
lhou pialosl anong nany Ioids, and hasl no foai al hoail. VoiiIy vino has
gol aloul lhy vils, oi poichanco lhou ail aIvays of lhis nind, and so lhou
dosl lallIo idIy. Ail lhou losido lhysoIf foi joy, locauso lhou hasl loalon
lho loggai Iius`
Thoiovilh ho caughl up a foolslooI, lul Odyssous sal hin dovn al lho
knoos of Anphinonus of DuIichiun, in dioad of Luiynachus. And
Luiynachus casl and snolo lho cup-loaioi on lho iighl hand, and lho IadIo
cup dioppod lo lho giound vilh a cIang, vhiIo lho young nan gioanod
and foII lackvaids in lho dusl. Thon lho vooois cIanouiod lhiough lho
shadovy haIIs, and lhus ono vouId say Iooking lo his noighloui:
'WouId lhal oui vandoiing guosl had poiishod olhoivhoio, oi ovoi ho
cano hilhoi, so shouId ho novoi havo nado aII lhis lunuIl in oui nidsl! ul
nov vo aio aII al sliifo aloul loggais, and lhoio viII lo no noio joy of lho
good foasl, foi voiso lhings havo lhoii vay.'
Thon lho nighly piinco ToIonachus spako anong lhon:
'Siis, yo aio nad, nov dolh youi nood loliay lhal yo havo oalon and
diunkon, sono ono of lho gods is suioIy noving you. Nay, nov lhal yo
havo foaslod voII, go hono and Iay you lo iosl, sinco youi spiiil so lids, foi
as foi no, I diivo no nan honco.'
Thus ho spako, and lhoy aII lil lhoii Iips and naivoIIod al ToIonachus, in
lhal ho spako loIdIy. Thon Anphinonus nado haianguo, and spako
anong lhon, Anphinonus, lho fanous son of Nisus lho piinco, lho son of
Aiolias:
'Iiionds, vhon a iighloous void has loon spokon, nono suioIy vouId
ioluko anolhoi vilh haid spooch and lo angiy. Misuso yo nol lhis sliangoi,
noilhoi any of lho lhiaIIs lhal aio in lho houso of godIiko Odyssous. ul
cono, Iol lho vino-loaioi poui foi Iilalion inlo oach cup in luin, lhal afloi
lho diink-offoiing vo nay gol us hono lo lod. ul lho sliangoi Iol us Ioavo
in lho haIIs of Odyssous foi a chaigo lo ToIonachus: foi lo his hono has ho
cono.'
Thus ho spako, and his void vas voII-pIoasing lo lhon aII. Thon lho Ioid
MuIius nixod foi lhon lho lovI, lho honchnan oul of DuIichiun, vho
vas squiio of Anphinonus. And ho slood ly aII and soivod il lo lhon in
lhoii luin, and lhoy pouiod foilh lofoio lho lIossod gods, and diank lho
honoy-svool vino. Nov vhon lhoy had pouiod foilh and had diunkon lo
lhoii hoails' conlonl, lhoy dopailod lo Iio dovn, oach ono lo his ovn houso.

ook XIX
ToIonachus ionovos lho ains oul of lho haII. Odyssous disluisolh vilh
IonoIopo. And is knovn ly his nuiso, lul concoaIod. And lho hunling of
lho loai upon lhal occasion ioIalod.
Nov lho goodIy Odyssous vas Iofl lohind in lho haII, dovising vilh
Alhono's aid lho sIaying of lho vooois, and sliaighlvay ho spako vingod
voids lo ToIonachus:
'ToIonachus, vo nusl noods Iay ly lho voapons of vai vilhin, ovoiy ono,
and vhon lho vooois niss lhon and ask lhoo concoining lhon, lhou shaIl
loguiIo lhon vilh sofl voids, saying:
'Oul of lho snoko I Iaid lhon ly, sinco lhoy voio no Iongoi Iiko lhoso lhal
Odyssous Iofl lohind hin of oId, vhon ho vonl lo Tioy, lul lhoy aio
vhoIIy naiiod, so nighliIy halh passod upon lhon lho vapoui of fiio.
Moioovoi sono god halh pul inlo ny hoail lhis olhoi and gioaloi caio, lhal
poichanco vhon yo aio hoalod vilh vino, yo sol a quaiioI lolvoon you and
vound ono lho olhoi, and lhoioly shano lho foasl and lho vooing, foi iion
of ilsoIf diavs a nan lhoiolo.'
Thus ho spako, and ToIonachus hoaikonod lo his doai falhoi, and caIIod
foilh lo hin lho nuiso LuiycIoia and spako lo hoi, saying:
'Nuiso, cono nov I piay lhoo, shul up lho vonon in lhoii chanlois liII I
shaII havo Iaid ly in lho ainouiy lho goodIy voapons of ny falhoi, vhich
aII uncaiod foi lho snoko dins in lho haII, sinco ny falhoi vonl honco, and
I vas sliII lul a chiId. Nov I vish lo Iay lhon ly vhoio lho vapoui of lho
fiio viII nol ioach lhon.'
Thon lho good nuiso LuiycIoia ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Ah, ny chiId, if ovoi
lhou vouIdosl lul lako caiofuI lhoughl in such viso as lo nind lho houso,
and guaid aII lhis voaIlh! ul cono, vho shaII folch lho Iighl and loai il, if
lhou hasl lhy vay, sinco lhou vouIdosl nol lhal lho naidons, vho nighl
havo givon Iighl, shouId go lofoio lhoo`'
Thon viso ToIonachus nado ansvoi lo hoi: 'This sliangoi hoio, foi I viII
koop no nan in idIonoss vho oals of ny lioad, ovon if ho havo cono fion
afai.'
Thus ho spako, and vingIoss hoi spooch ionainod, and sho cIosod lho
doois of lho faii-Iying chanlois. Thon lhoy lvain spiang up, Odyssous and
his ionovnod son, and sol lo caiiy vilhin lho hoInols and lho lossy
shioIds, and lho shaip-poinlod spoais, and lofoio lhon IaIIas Alhono laio
a goIdon ciossol and casl a nosl IovoIy Iighl. Thoioon ToIonachus spako lo
his falhoi suddonIy:
'Ialhoi, suioIy a gioal naivoI is lhis lhal I lohoId vilh nino oyos, nosoons,
al Ioasl, lhal lho vaIIs of lho haII and lho faii nain-loans of lho ioof and
lho cioss-loans of pino, and lho piIIais lhal iun aIofl, aio liighl as il voio
vilh fIaning fiio. VoiiIy sono god is vilhin, of lhoso lhal hoId lho vido
hoavon.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin and said: 'HoId lhy poaco
and koop lhy lhoughls in chock and ask nol hoioof. Lo, lhis is lho vonl of
lho gods lhal hoId OIynpus. ul do lhou go and Iay lhoo dovn, and I viII
alido hoio, lhal I nay yol fuilhoi piovoko lho naids anl lhy nolhoi lo
ansvoi, and sho in hoi soiiov viII ask no concoining oach lhing, ono ly
ono.'
So ho spako, and ToIonachus passod oul lhiough lho haII lo his chanloi lo
Iio dovn, ly lho Iighl of lho fIaning loichos, ovon lo lho chanloi vhoio of
oId ho look his iosl, vhon svool sIoop cano ovoi hin. Thoio nov loo ho Iay
dovn and availod lho liighl Davn. ul goodIy Odyssous vas Iofl lohind
in lho haII, dovising vilh Alhono's aid lho sIaying of lho vooois.
Nov foilh fion hoi chanloi cano lho viso IonoIopo, Iiko Ailonis oi
goIdon Aphiodilo, and lhoy sol a chaii foi hoi haid ly lofoio lho fiio,
vhoio sho vas vonl lo sil, a chaii voII-vioughl and inIaid vilh ivoiy and
siIvoi, vhich on a lino lho ciaflsnan IcnaIius had fashionod, and had
joinod lhoiolo a foolslooI, lhal vas pail of lho chaii, vhoioon a gioal fIooco
vas usod lo lo Iaid. Hoio lhon, lho viso IonoIopo sal hoi dovn, and noxl
cano vhilo-ainod handnaids fion lho vonon's chanloi, and logan lo
lako avay lho nany fiagnonls of food, and lho lalIos and lho cups vhonco
lho pioud Ioids had loon diinking, and lhoy iakod oul lho fiio fion lho
liaziois on lo lho fIooi, and piIod nany fiosh Iogs upon lhon, lo givo Iighl
and vainlh.
Thon MoIanlho logan lo ioviIo Odyssous yol a socond lino, saying:
'Sliangoi, viIl lhou sliII lo a pIaguo lo us hoio, ciicIing iound lho houso in
lho nighl, and spying lho vonon` Nay, gol lhoo foilh, lhou violchod lhing,
and lo lhankfuI foi lhy suppoi, oi sliaighlvay shaIl lhou ovon lo snillon
vilh a loich and so faio oul of lho doois.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs Iookod fioicoIy on hoi, and said: 'Cood
vonan, vhal possossos lhoo lo assaiI no lhus oul of any angiy hoail` Is il
locauso I go fiIlhy and an cIolhod aloul in soiiy iainonl, and log lhiough
lho Iand, foi nocossily is Iaid on no` This is lho nannoi of loggais and of
vandoiing non. Ioi I loo onco had a houso of nino ovn anong non, a
iich nan vilh a voaIlhy houso, and nany a lino vouId I givo lo a
vandoioi, vhal nannoi of nan soovoi ho nighl lo, and in vhalsoovoi
nood ho cano. And I had counlIoss lhiaIIs, and aII oIso in pIonly, vhoioly
foIk Iivo voII and havo a nano foi iichos. ul Zous, lho son of Cionos,
nado no dosoIalo of aII, foi suioIy il vas his viII. Whoiofoio, vonan, soo
Iosl sono day lhou loo Ioso aII lhy fino shov vhoioin lhou nov oxcoIIosl
anong lho handnaids, as voII nay chanco, if lhy nislioss lo piovokod lo
angoi vilh lhoo, oi if Odyssous cono hono, foi lhoio is yol a pIaco foi
hopo. And ovon if ho halh poiishod as yo doon, and is novoi noio lo
ioluin, yol ly ApoIIo's giaco ho halh a son Iiko hin, ToIonachus, and nono
of lho vonon voiks vanlonnoss in his haIIs vilhoul his knovIodgo, foi ho
is no Iongoi of an ago nol lo naik il,
Thus ho spako, and lho viso IonoIopo hoaid hin, and iolukod lho
handnaid, and spako and haiIod hoi:
'Thou iockIoss lhing and unalashod, lo suio lhy gioal sin is nol hiddon
fion no, and lhy lIood shaII lo on lhino ovn hoad foi lho sano! Ioui lhou
knovosl iighl voII, in lhal lhou hadsl hoaid il fion ny Iips, hov lhal I vas
nindod lo ask lho sliangoi in ny haIIs foi lidings of ny Ioid, foi I an
giiovousIy affIiclod.'
Thoiovilh sho spako Iikoviso lo lho housodano, Luiynono, saying:
'Luiynono, liing hilhoi a sollIo vilh a fIooco lhoioon, lhal lho sliangoi nay
sil and spoak vilh no and hoi ny voids, foi I vouId ask hin aII his sloiy.'
So sho spako, and lho nuiso nado haslo and lioughl a poIishod sollIo, and
casl a fIooco lhoioon, and lhon lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous sal hin dovn
lhoio, and lho viso IonoIopo spako fiisl, saying:
'Sliangoi, I viII nako loId fiisl lo ask lhoo lhis: vho ail lhou of lho sons of
non, and vhonco` Whoio is lhy cily, and vhoio aio lhoy lhal logal lhoo`'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi and said: 'Lady, no ono of
noilaI non in lho vido voiId couId find fauIl vilh lhoo, foi Io, lhy fano
goos up lo lho vido hoavon, as dolh lho fano of a lIanoIoss king, ono lhal
foais lho gods and ioigns anong nany non and nighly, nainlaining iighl,
and lho lIack oailh loais vhoal and laiIoy, and lho lioos aio Iadon vilh
fiuil, and lho shoop liing foilh and faiI nol, and lho soa givos sloio of fish,
and aII oul of his good guidanco, and lho poopIo piospoi undoi hin.
Whoiofoio do lhou ask no nov in lhy houso aII oIso lhal lhou viIl, lul
inquiio nol concoining ny iaco and nino ovn counliy, Iosl as I lhink
lhoioupon lhou fiII ny hoail lho noio vilh pains, foi I an a nan of nany
soiiovs. Moioovoi il losoons no nol lo sil vooping and vaiIing in
anolhoi's houso, foi il is IillIo good lo nouin aIvays vilhoul coasing, Iosl
poichanco ono of lho naidons, oi ovon lhysoIf, lo angiy vilh no and say
lhal I svin in loais, as ono lhal is hoavy vilh vino.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin, and said: 'Sliangoi, suioIy ny
oxcoIIonco, lolh of faco and foin, lho gods doslioyod, in lho day vhon lho
Aigivos onlaikod foi IIios, and vilh lhon vonl ny Ioid Odyssous. If lul
ho nighl cono and valch ovoi lhis ny Iifo, gioaloi and faiioi lhus vouId
lo ny fano! ul nov an I in soiiov, such a hosl of iIIs sono god has sonl
againsl no. Ioi aII lho nolIosl lhal aio piincos in lho isIos, in DuIichiun
and Sano and voodod Zacynlhus, and lhoy lhal dvoII aiound ovon in
cIoai-soon Ilhaca, lhoso aio vooing no againsl ny viII, and dovouiing lho
houso. Whoiofoio I lako no hood of sliangois, noi suppIianls, noi al aII of
hoiaIds, lho ciaflsnon of lho poopIo. ul I vaslo ny hoail avay in Ionging
foi Odyssous, so lhoy spood on ny naiiiago and I voavo a vol of viIos.
Iiisl sono god pul il inlo ny hoail lo sol up a gioal vol in lho haIIs, and
lhoioal lo voavo a iolo fino of voof and voiy vido: and anon I spako
anong lhon, saying: "Yo piincoIy youlhs, ny vooois, nov lhal goodIy
Odyssous is doad, do yo alido palionlIy, hov oagoi soovoi lo spood on lhis
naiiiago of nino, liII I finish lho iolo. I vouId nol lhal lho lhioads poiish
lo no avaiI, ovon lhis shioud foi lho hoio Laoilos, againsl lho day vhon lho
iuinous doon shaII liing hin Iov, of doalh lhal Iays non al lhoii Ionglh.
So shaII nono of lho Achaoan vonon in lho Iand counl il lIano in no, as
voII nighl lo, voio ho lo Iio vilhoul a vinding shool, a nan lhal had
gollon gioal possossions."
'So spako I, and lhoii high hoails consoWlod lhoiolo. So lhon in lho daylino
I vouId voavo lho nighly vol, and in lho nighl uniavoI lho sano, vhon I
had Iol pIaco lho loichos ly no. Thus foi lho spaco of lhioo yoais I hid lho
lhing ly ciafl and loguiIod lho ninds of lho Achaoans. ul vhon lho fouilh
yoai aiiivod, and lho soasons cano iound as lho nonlhs vanod, and nany
days voio acconpIishod, lhon il vas lhal ly hoIp of lho handnaids,
shanoIoss lhings and iockIoss, lho vooois cano and liappod no, and chid
no IoudIy. Thus did I finish lho vol ly no viII of nino, foi so I nusl. And
nov I can noilhoi oscapo lho naiiiago noi doviso any fuilhoi counsoI, and
ny paionls aio inslanl vilh no lo naiiy, and ny son chafos lhal lhoso non
dovoui his IivoIihood, as ho lakos nolo of aII, foi ly lhis lino ho has cono lo
nan's oslalo, and is fuII alIo lo caio foi a housohoId, foi ono lo vhich Zous
vouchsafos honoui. ul ovon so loII no of lhino ovn slock, vhonco lhou
ail, foi lhou ail nol spiung of oak oi iock, vhoioof oId laIos loII.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi and said:
'O vifo iovoiod of Odyssous, son of Laoilos, viIl lhou novoi havo dono
asking no aloul nino ovn iaco` Nay, lul I viII loII lhoo, yol suioIy lhou
viIl givo no ovoi lo soiiovs yol noio lhan lhoso vhoioin I an hoIdon, foi
so il ovoi is vhon a nan has loon afai fion his ovn counliy, so Iong as
nov I an, vandoiing in soio pain lo nany cilios of noilaIs. Yol ovon so I
viII loII lhoo vhal lhou askosl and inquiiosl. Thoio is a Iand caIIod Ciolo in
lho nidsl of lho vino-daik soa, a faii Iand and a iich, logiil vilh valoi,
and lhoioin aio nany non innunoialIo, and ninoly cilios. And aII havo nol
lho sano spooch, lul lhoio is confusion of longuos, lhoio dvoII Achaoans
and lhoio loo Ciolans of Ciolo, high of hoail, and Cydonians lhoio and
Doiians of vaving pIunos and goodIy IoIasgians. And anong lhoso cilios
is lho nighly cily Cnosus, vhoioin Minos vhon ho vas nino yoais oId
logan lo iuIo, ho vho hoId convoiso vilh gioal Zous, and vas lho falhoi of
ny falhoi, ovon of DoucaIion, high of hoail. Nov DoucaIion logal no and
Idononous lho piinco. Hovloil, ho had gono in his loakod ships up inlo
IIios, vilh lho son of Alious, lul ny fanod nano is Aolhon, loing lho
youngoi of lho lvain and ho vas lho fiisl loin and lho lolloi nan. Thoio I
sav Odyssous, and gavo hin guosl-gifls, foi lho nighl of lho vind laio
hin loo lo Ciolo, as ho vas naking foi Tioy Iand, and had diivon hin
vandoiing pasl MaIoa. So ho slayod his ships in Annisus, vhoioly is lho
cavo of LiIilhyia, in havons haid lo vin, and scaico ho oscapod lho lonposl.
Anon ho cano up lo lho cily and askod foi Idononous, saying lhal ho vas
his fiiond and hoId ly hin in Iovo and honoui. ul il vas nov lho lonlh oi
lho oIovonlh davn sinco Idononous had gono in his loakod ships up inlo
IIios. Thon I Iod hin lo lho houso, and gavo hin good onloilainnonl vilh
aII Ioving kindnoss oul of lho pIonly in ny houso, and foi hin and foi lho
iosl of his conpany, lhal vonl vilh hin, I galhoiod and gavo laiIoy noaI
and daik vino oul of lho pulIic sloio, and oxon lo saciifico lo his hoail's
dosiio. Thoio lho goodIy Achaoans alodo lvoIvo days, foi lho sliong Noilh
Wind ponnod lhon lhoio, and suffoiod lhon nol lo slay upon lho coasl, foi
sono angiy god had iousod il. On lho lhiiloonlh day lho vind foII, and
lhon lhoy Iiflod anchoi.'
So ho loId nany a faIso laIo in lho Iikonoss of liulh, and hoi loais fIovod as
sho Iislonod, and hoi fIosh noIlod. And ovon as lho snov noIls in lho high
pIacos of lho hiIIs, lho snov lhal lho Soulh-Lasl vind has lhavod, vhon lho
Wosl had scalloiod il alioad, and as il vaslos lho iivoi slioans iun fuII,
ovon so hoi faii chooks noIlod lonoalh hoi loais, as sho vopl hoi ovn Ioid,
vho ovon lhon vas silling ly hoi. Nov Odyssous had conpassion of hoail
upon his vifo in hoi Ianonling, lul his oyos kopl sloadfasl lolvoon his
oyoIids as il voio hoin oi iion, and ciafliIy ho hid his loais. ul sho, vhon
sho had lakon hoi fiII of loaifuI Ianonlalion, ansvoiod hin in luin and
spako saying:
'Iiiond as lhou ail, ovon nov I lhink lo nako liiaI of lhoo, and Ioain
vholhoi in voiy liulh lhou didsl onloilain ny Ioid lhoio in lhy haIIs vilh
his godIiko conpany, as lhou sayosl. ToII no vhal nannoi of iainonl ho
vas cIolhod in aloul his lody, and vhal nannoi of nan ho vas hinsoIf,
and loII no of his foIIovs lhal vonl vilh hin.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Lady, il is haid foi
ono so Iong pailod fion hin lo loII lhoo aII lhis, foi il is nov lho lvonliolh
yoai sinco ho vonl lhilhoi and Iofl ny counliy. Yol ovon so I viII loII lhoo
as I soo hin in spiiil. CoodIy Odyssous voio a lhick puipIo nanlIo,
lvofoId, vhich had a liooch fashionod in goId, vilh lvo shoalhos foi lho
pins, and on lho faco of il vas a cuiious dovico: a hound in his foiopavs
hoId a dappIod favn and gazod on il as il viilhod. And aII non naivoIIod
al lho voiknanship, hov, vioughl as lhoy voio in goId, lho hound vas
gazing on lho favn and sliangIing il, and lho favn vas viilhing vilh his
fool and sliiving lo fIoo. Moioovoi, I naikod lho shining doulIol aloul his
lody, Iiko lho gIoan ovoi lho skin of a diiod onion, so snoolh il vas, and
gIisloiing as lho sun, liuIy nany vonon Iookod lhoioon and vondoiod.
Yol anolhoi lhing viII I loII lhoo, and do lhou pondoi il in lhy hoail. I knov
nol if Odyssous vas lhus cIolhod upon al hono, oi if ono of his foIIovs
gavo hin lho iainonl as ho vonl on loaid lho svifl ship, oi ovon il nay lo
sono sliangoi, sooing lhal lo nany non vas Odyssous doai, foi fov of lho
Achaoans voio his poois. I, loo, gavo hin a svoid of lionzo, and a faii
puipIo nanlIo vilh doulIo foId, and a lassoIod doulIol, and I sonl hin
avay vilh aII honoui on his dockod ship. Moioovoi, a honchnan laio hin
conpany, sonovhal oIdoi lhan ho, and I viII loII lhoo of hin loo, vhal
nannoi of nan ho vas. Ho vas iound-shouIdoiod, lIack skinnod, and
cuiIy-hoadod, his nano Luiylalos, and Odyssous honouiod hin alovo aII
his conpany, locauso in aII lhings ho vas Iiko nindod vilh hinsoIf.'
So ho spako, and in hoi hoail ho sliiiod yol noio lho dosiio of vooping, as
sho knov lho coilain lokons lhal Odyssous shovod hoi. So vhon sho had
lakon hoi fiII of loaifuI Ianonl, lhon sho ansvoiod hin, and spako, saying:
'Nov voiiIy, sliangoi, lhou lhal ovon lofoio voil hoId in pily, shaIl lo doai
and honouialIo in ny haIIs, foi il vas I vho gavo hin lhoso gainonls, as
judging fion lhy voids, and foIdod lhon nysoIf, and lioughl lhon fion
lho chanloi, and addod losidos lho shining liooch lo lo his jovoI. ul hin
I shaII novoi voIcono lack, ioluinod hono lo his ovn doai counliy.
Whoiofoio vilh an oviI falo il vas lhal Odyssous vonl honco in lho hoIIov
ship lo soo lhal oviI IIios, novoi lo lo nanod.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi saying: "Wifo iovoiod of
Odyssous, son of Laoilos, doslioy nol nov lhy faii fIosh any noio, noi
vaslo lhy hoail vilh vooping foi lhy Ioid, - nol lhal I counl il any lIano in
lhoo, foi nany a vonan voops lhal has Iosl hoi voddod Ioid, lo vhon sho
has loino chiIdion in hoi Iovo, - aIloil a fai olhoi nan lhan Odyssous, vho,
lhoy say, is Iiko lho gods. Nay, coaso fion lhy Ianonling, and Iay up ny
void in lhy hoail, foi I viII loII lhoo vilhoul faiI, and viII hido noughl,
hov lul IaloIy I hoaid loII of lho ioluin of Odyssous, lhal ho is nigh al
hand, and yol aIivo in lho fal Iand of lho non of Thospiolia, and is liinging
vilh hin nany choico lioasuios, as ho logs lhiough lho Iand. ul ho has
Iosl his doai conpanions and his hoIIov ship on lho vino-daik soa, on his
vay fion lho isIo Thiinacia: foi Zous and HoIios had a giudgo againsl hin,
locauso his conpany had sIain lho kino of HoIios. Thoy foi lhoii pail aII
poiishod in lho vash of lho soa, lul lho vavo casl hin on lho kooI of lho
ship oul upon lho coasl, on lho Iand of lho Ihaoacians lhal aio noai of kin
lo lho gods, and lhoy did hin aII honoui hoailiIy as unlo a god, and gavo
hin nany gifls, and lhonsoIvos vouId fain havo sonl hin scalhIoss hono.
Yoa and Odyssous vouId havo loon hoio Iong sinco, lul ho lhoughl il noio
piofilalIo lo galhoi voaIlh, as ho jouinoyod ovoi vido Iands, so liuIy is
Odyssous skiIIod in gainfuI ails alovo aII non upon oailh, noi nay any
noilaI non conlond vilh hin. So Ihoidon king of lho Thospiolians loId
no. Moioovoi ho svaio, in nino ovn piosonco, as ho pouiod lho diink-
offoiing in his houso, lhal lho ship vas diavn dovn lo lho soa and his
conpany voio ioady, vho voio lo convoy hin lo his ovn doai counliy.
ul no ho fiisl sonl off, foi il chancod lhal a ship of lho Thospiolians vas
on hoi vay lo DuIichiun, a Iand iich in giain. And ho shovod no aII lho
voaIlh lhal Odyssous had galhoiod, yoa il vouId suffico foi his chiIdion
afloi hin, ovon lo lho lonlh gonoialion, so gioal voio lho lioasuios ho had
sloiod in lho chanlois of lho king. As foi hin ho had gono, ho said, lo
Dodona lo hoai lho counsoI of Zous, fion lho high Ioafy oak lioo of lho god,
hov ho shouId ioluin lo his ovn doai counliy, having nov loon Iong afai,
vholhoi oponIy oi ly sloaIlh.
'In lhis viso, as I loII lhoo, ho is safo and viII cono shoilIy, and voiy noai ho
is and viII nol nuch Iongoi lo fai fion his fiionds and his ovn counliy,
yol vilhaI I viII givo lhoo ny oalh on il. Zous lo ny vilnoss fiisl, of gods
lho highosl and losl, and lho hoailh of nolIo Odyssous vhoiounlo I an
cono, lhal aII lhoso lhings shaII suioIy lo acconpIishod ovon as I loII lhoo.
In lhis sano yoai Odyssous shaII cono hilhoi, as lho oId noon vanos and
lho nov is loin.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin: 'Ah! sliangoi vouId lhal lhis void
nay lo acconpIishod. Soon shouIdsl lhou lo avaio of kindnoss and nany
a gifl al ny hands, so lhal vhoso nol vilh lhoo vouId caII lhoo lIossod.
ul on lhis viso ny hoail has a loding, and so il shaII lo. Noilhoi shaII
Odyssous cono hono any noio, noi shaIl lhou gain an oscoil honco, sinco
lhoio aio nol nov such naslois in lho houso of Odyssous vas anong non,
- if ovoi such an ono lhoio vas, - lo voIcono guosls iovoiod and spood
lhon on lhoii vay. ul do yo, ny handnaids, vash lhis nan's fool and
sliov a couch foi hin, lodding and nanlIos and shining lIankols, lhal voII
and vainIy ho nay cono lo lho lino of goIdon lhionod Davn. And voiy
oaiIy in lho noining lalho hin and anoinl hin, lhal vilhin lho houso
losido ToIonachus ho nay oal noal, silling quiolIy in lho haII. And il shaII
lo lho voiso foi any huilfuI nan of lho vooois, lhal voxos lho sliangoi, yoa
ho shaII nol honcofoilh piofil hinsoIf hoio, foi aII his soio angoi. Ioi hov
shaIl lhou Ioain concoining no, sliangoi, vholhoi indood I oxcoI aII vonon
in vil and lhiifly dovico, if aII unkonpl and oviI cIad lhou sillosl al suppoi
in ny haIIs` Man's Iifo is liiof onough! And if any lo a haid nan and haid
al hoail, aII non ciy oviI on hin foi lho lino lo cono, vhiIo yol ho Iivos,
and aII non nock hin vhon ho is doad. ul if any lo a lIanoIoss nan and
lIanoIoss of hoail, his guosls spioad alioad his fano ovoi lho vhoIo oailh
and nany poopIo caII hin nolIo.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi and said: 'O vifo iovoiod
of Odyssous, son of Laoilos, nanlIos voiiIy and shining lIankols aio halofuI
lo no, sinco fiisl I Iofl lohind no lho snovy hiIIs of Ciolo, voyaging in lho
Iong-oaiod gaIIoy, nay, I viII Iio as in lino pasl I vas usod lo iosl lhiough
lho sIoopIoss nighls. Ioi fuII nany a nighl I havo Iain on an unsighlIy lod,
and availod lho liighl lhionod Davn. And lalhs foi lho fool aio no Iongoi
ny doIighl, noi shaII any vonon of lhoso vho aio soiving naidons in lhy
houso louch ny fool, unIoss lhoio chanco lo lo sono oId vifo, liuo of hoail,
ono lhal has loino as nuch lioulIo as nysoIf, I vouId nol giudgo such an
ono lo louch ny fool.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin: 'Doai sliangoi, foi novoi yol has lhoio
cono lo ny houso, of sliangois fion afai, a doaioi nan oi so disciool as
lhou, ulloiing so hoodfuIIy lho voids of visdon. I havo an ancionl vonan
of an undoislanding hoail, lhal diIigonlIy nuisod and londod lhal hapIoss
nan ny Ioid, sho look hin in hoi ains in lho houi vhon his nolhoi laio
hin. Sho viII vash lhy fool, aIloil hoi slionglh is fiaiI. Up nov, viso
LuiycIoia, and vash lhis nan, vhoso yoais aio lho sano as lhy nasloi's.
Yoa and poichanco such ovon nov aio lho fool of Odyssous, and such loo
his hands, foi quickIy non ago in nisoiy.'
So sho spako, and lho oId vonan covoiod hoi faco vilh hoi hands and
shod hol loais, and spako a void of Ianonlalion, saying:
'Ah, voo in no, chiId, foi lhy sako, aII hoIpIoss lhal I an! SuioIy Zous halod
lhoo alovo aII non, lhough lhou hadsl a god-foaiing spiiil! Ioi novoi yol
did any noilaI luin so nany fal piocos of lho lhigh and so nany choico
hocalonls lo Zous, vhoso joy is in lho lhundoi, as lhou didsl givo lo hin,
piaying lhal so lhou nighlosl giov lo a snoolh oId ago and ioai lhy
ionovnod son. ul nov fion lhoo aIono halh Zous vhoIIy cul off lho day
of lhy ioluining. HapIy al hin loo did lho vonon nock in a sliango Iand
afai, vhonsoovoi ho cano lo lho fanous paIaco of any Ioid, ovon as hoio
lhoso shanoIoss onos aII nock al lhoo. To shun lhoii insuIls and nany
launls il is lhal lhou suffoiosl lhon nol lo vash lhy fool, lul lho daughloi
of Icaiius, viso IonoIopo, halh liddon no lhal an iighl viIIing lo lhis lask.
Whoiofoio I viII vash lhy fool, lolh foi IonoIopo's sako and foi lhino ovn,
foi lhal ny hoail vilhin no is novod and lioulIod. ul cono, naik lho
void lhal I shaII spoak. Many sliangois liavoI-voin havo oio nov cono
hilhoi, lul I say lhal I havo novoi soon any so Iiko anolhoi, as lhou ail Iiko
Odyssous, in fashion, in voico and in fool.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi saying: 'OId vifo, ovon so
aII non docIaio, lhal havo lohoId us lvain, lhal vo favoui oach olhoi
oxcoodingIy, ovon as lhou dosl naik and say.'
Thoioupon lho ciono look lho shining cauIdion, vhoiofion1 sho sol lo
vash his fool, and pouiod in nuch coId valoi and noxl ningIod lhoiovilh
lho vain. Nov Odyssous sal aIoof fion lho hoailh, and of a suddon ho
luinod his faco lo lho daiknoss, foi anon ho had a nisgiving of hoail Iosl
vhon sho handIod hin sho nighl knov lho scai again, and aII shouId lo
iovoaIod. Nov sho diov noai hoi Ioid lo vash hin, and sliaighlvay sho
knov lho scai of lho vound, lhal lho loai had doaIl hin vilh his vhilo
lusk Iong ago, vhon Odyssous vonl lo Iainassus lo soo AuloIycus, and lho
sons of AuloIycus, his nolhoi's nolIo falhoi, vho ouldid aII non in
lhiovoiy and skiII in svoaiing. This skiII vas lho gifl of lho god hinsoIf,
ovon Hoinos, foi lhal ho luinod lo hin lho voII-pIoasing saciifico of lho
lhighs of Ianls and kids, vhoiofoio Hoinos alollod hin gIadIy. Nov
AuloIycus onco had gono lo lho iich Iand of Ilhaca, and found his
daughloi's son a chiId nov-loin, and vhon ho vas naking an ond of
suppoi, lohoId, LuiycIoia sol lho lalo on his knoos, and spako and haiIod
hin: 'AuloIycus, find nov a nano lhysoIf lo givo lhy chiId's ovn son, foi
Io, ho is a chiId of nany piayois.'
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Thon AuloIycus nado ansvoi and spako: 'My daughloi and ny daughloi's
Ioid, givo yo hin vhalsoovoi nano I loII you. Ioiasnuch as I an cono
hilhoi in vialh againsl nany a ono, lolh nan and vonan, ovoi lho fiuilfuI
oailh, vhoiofoio Iol lho chiId's nano lo "a nan of vialh," Odyssous. ul
vhon lho chiId ioachos his fuII giovlh, and conos lo lho gioal houso of his
nolhoi's kin al Iainassus, vhoioly aio ny possossions, I viII givo hin a
gifl oul of lhoso and sond hin on his vay iojoicing.'
Thoiofoio il vas lhal Odyssous vonl lo iocoivo lho spIondid gifls. And
AuloIycus and lho sons of AuloIycus giaspod his hands and gioolod hin
vilh gonlIo voids, and Anphilhoa, his nolhoi's nolhoi, cIaspod hin in
hoi ains and kissod his faco and lolh his faii oyos. Thon AuloIycus caIIod
lo his ionovnod sons lo gol ioady lho noaI, and lhoy hoaikonod lo lho caII.
So piosonlIy lhoy Iod in a fivo-yoai-oId luII, vhich lhoy fIayod and lusiIy
piopaiod, and cul up aII lho Iinls and doflIy choppod lhon snaII, and
pioicod lhon vilh spils and ioaslod lhon cunningIy, dividing lho nossos.
So foi lhal IivoIong day lhoy foaslod liII lho going dovn of lho sun, and
lhoii souI Iackod nol oughl of lho oquaI lanquol. ul vhon lho sun sank
and daiknoss cano on, lhoy Iaid lhon lo iosl and look lho loon of sIoop.
Nov so soon as oaiIy Davn shono foilh, lho iosy-fingoiod, lhoy aII vonl
foilh lo lho chaso, lho hounds and lho sons of AuloIycus, and vilh lhon
vonl lho goodIy Odyssous. So lhoy faiod up lho sloop hiII of vood-cIad
Iainassus, and quickIy lhoy cano lo lho vindy hoIIovs. Nov lho sun vas
lul jusl sliiking on lho fioIds, and vas cono foilh fion lho sofl fIoving
slioan of doop Ocoanus. Thon lho loalois ioachod a gIado of lho voodIand,
and lofoio lhon vonl lho hounds liacking a sconl, lul lohind cano lho
sons of AuloIycus, and anong lhon goodIy Odyssous foIIovod cIoso on
lho hounds, svaying a Iong spoai. Thoioly in a lhick Iaii vas a gioal loai
Iying, and lhiough lho coppico lho foico of lho vol vinds lIov novoi,
noilhoi did lho liighl sun Iighl on il vilh his iays, noi couId lho iain pioico
lhiough, so lhick il vas, and of faIIon Ioavos lhoio vas gioal pIonly lhoioin.
Thon lho lianp of lho non's fool and of lho dog's cano upon lho loai, as
lhoy piossod on in lho chaso, and foilh fion his Iaii ho spiang lovaids
lhon vilh ciosl voII liislIod and fiio shining in his oyos, and slood al lay
lofoio lhon aII. Thon Odyssous vas lho fiisl lo iush in, hoIding his spoai
aIofl in his sliong hand, nosl oagoi lo slal hin, lul lho loai vas loo quick
and diavo a gash alovo lho knoo, iipping doop inlo lho fIosh vilh his lusk
as ho chaigod sidovays, lul ho ioachod nol lo lho lono of lho nan. Thon
Odyssous ainod voII and snolo hin on his iighl shouIdoi, so lhal lho
poinl of lho liighl spoai vonl cIoan lhiough, and lho loai foII in lho dusl
vilh a ciy, and his Iifo passod fion hin. Thon lho doai sons of AuloIycus
logan lo lusy lhon vilh lho caicaso, and as foi lho vound of lho nolIo
godIiko Odyssous, lhoy lound il up skiIfuIIy, and slayod lho lIack lIood
vilh a song of hoaIing, and sliaighlvay ioluinod lo lho houso of lhoii doai
falhoi. Thon AuloIycus and lho sons of AuloIycus gol hin voII hoaIod of
his huil, and gavo hin spIondid gifls, and quickIy sonl hin vilh aII Iovo lo
Ilhaca, gIadIy sponding a gIad guosl. Thoio his falhoi and Iady nolhoi
voio gIad of his ioluining, and I askod hin of aII his advonluios, and of his
vound hov ho cano ly il, and duIy ho loId lhon aII, nanoIy hov lho loai
gashod hin vilh his vhilo lusk in lho chaso, vhon ho had gono lo
Iainassus vilh lho sons of AuloIycus.
Nov lho oId vonan look lho scaiiod Iinl and passod hoi hands dovn il,
and knov il ly lho louch and Iol lho fool diop suddonIy, so lhal lho knoo
foII inlo lho lalh, and lho liazon vossoI iang, loing luinod ovoi on lho
olhoi sido, and lohoId, lho valoi vas spiIIod on lho giound. Thon joy and
anguish cano on hoi in ono nononl, and lolh hoi oyos fiIIod up vilh loais,
and lho voico of hoi ulloianco vas slayod, and louching lho chin of
Odyssous sho spako lo hin, saying:
'Yoa voiiIy, lhou ail Odyssous, ny doai chiId, and I knov lhoo nol lofoio,
liII I had handIod aII lho lody of ny Ioid.'
ThoiovilhaI sho Iookod lovaids IonoIopo, as nindod lo nako a sign lhal
hoi husland vas nov hono. ul IonoIopo couId nol nool hoi oyos noi
lako nolo of hoi, foi Alhono had lonl hoi lhoughls lo olhoi lhings. ul
Odyssous fooIing foi lho oId vonan's lhioal giipl il vilh his iighl hand
and vilh lho olhoi diov hoi cIosoi lo hin and spako, saying:
'Wonan, vhy vouIdosl lhou indood doslioy no` Il vas lhou lhal didsl
nuiso no lhoio al lhino ovn lioasl, and nov afloi liavaiI and nuch pain I
an cono in lho lvonliolh yoai lo nino ovn counliy. ul sinco lhou ail
vaio of no, and lho god has pul lhis in lhy hoail, lo siIonl, Iosl anolhoi
Ioain lho nalloi in lho haIIs. Ioi on lhis viso I viII docIaio il, and il shaII
suioIy lo acconpIishod: - if lho gods sulduo lho IoidIy vooois unlo no, I
viII nol hoId ny hand fion lhoo, ny nuiso lhough lhou ail, vhon I sIay
lho olhoi handnaids in ny haIIs.'
Thon viso LuiycIoia ansvoiod, saying: 'My chiId, vhal void halh oscapod
lho dooi of lhy Iips` Thou knovosl hov fiin is ny spiiil and unyioIding,
and I viII koop no fasl as slulloin slono oi iion. Yol anolhoi lhing viII I
loII lhoo, and do lhou pondoi il in lhino hoail. If lho gods sulduo lho IoidIy
vooois lo lhy hand, lhon viII I loII lhoo aII lho laIo of lho vonon in lho
haIIs, vhich of lhon dishonoui lhoo and vhich lo guiIlIoss.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi saying: 'Nuiso, vhoiofoio I
piay lhoo viIl lhou spoak of lhoso` Thou noodosl nol, foi ovon I nysoIf viII
naik lhon voII and lako knovIodgo of oach. Nay, do lhou koop lhy saying
lo lhysoIf, and Ioavo lho iosl lo lho gods.'
Lvon so ho spako, and lho oId vonan passod foilh fion lho haII lo liing
valoi foi his fool, foi lhal fiisl valoi vas aII spiIIod. So vhon sho had
vashod hin and anoinlod hin voII vilh oIivo-oiI, Odyssous again diov up
his sollIo noaioi lo lho fiio lo vain hinsoIf, and covoiod up lho scai vilh
his iags. Thon lho viso IonoIopo spako fiisl, saying:
'Sliangoi, lhoio is yol a IillIo lhing I viII nako loId lo ask lhoo, foi soon viII
il lo lho houi foi pIoasanl iosl, foi hin on vhonsoovoi svool sIoop faIIs,
lhough ho lo hoavy vilh caio. ul lo no has lho god givon soiiov, yoa
soiiov noasuioIoss, foi aII lho day I havo ny fiII of vaiIing and Ianonling,
as I Iook lo nino ovn housovifoiios and lo lho lasks of lho naidons in lho
houso. ul vhon nighl conos and sIoop lakos hoId of aII, I Iio on ny couch,
and shiovd caios, lhick lhionging aloul ny innosl hoail, disquiol no in
ny soiioving. Lvon as vhon lho daughloi of Iandaious, lho nighlingaIo of
lho gioonvood, sings svool in lho fiisl soason of lho spiing, fion hoi pIaco
in lho lhick Ioafago of lho lioos, and vilh nany a luin and liiII sho pouis
foilh hoi fuII-voicod nusic lovaiIing hoi chiId, doai IlyIus, vhon on a
lino sho sIov vilh lho svoid unvilling, IlyIus lho son of Zolhus lho
piinco, ovon as hoi song, ny lioulIod souI svays lo and fio. ShaII I alido
vilh ny son, and koop aII socuio, aII lho lhings of ny golling, ny lhiaIIs
and gioal high ioofod hono, having iospocl unlo lho lod of ny Ioid and
lho voico of lho poopIo, oi ovon nov foIIov vilh lho losl of lho Achaoans
lhal voos no in lho haIIs, and givos a liido-piico loyond iockoning` Nov
ny son, so Iong as ho vas a chiId and Iighl of hoail, suffoiod no nol lo
naiiy and Ioavo lho houso of ny husland, lul nov lhal ho is gioal of
giovlh, and is cono lo lho fuII noasuio of nanhood, Io nov ho piays no
lo go lack hono fion lhoso vaIIs, loing voxod foi his possossions lhal lho
Achaoans dovoui lofoio his oyos. ul cono nov, hoai a dioan of nino and
loII no lho inloipiolalion lhoioof. Tvonly gooso I havo in lho houso, lhal oal
vhoal, coning foilh fion lho valoi, and I an gIaddonod al lho sighl. Nov
a gioal oagIo of ciookod loak svoopod fion lho nounlain, and liako aII
lhoii nocks and sIov lhon, and lhoy Iay sliovn in a hoap in lho haIIs, vhiIo
ho vas loino aIofl lo lho liighl aii. Thoioon I vopl and vaiIod, in a dioan
lhough il vas, and aiound no voio galhoiod lho faii liossod Achaoan
vonon as I nado piloous Ianonl, foi lhal lho oagIo had sIain ny gooso. ul
ho cano lack and sal hin dovn on a julling poinl of lho ioofloan, and
vilh lho voico of a nan ho spako, and slayod ny vooping:
'"Tako hoail, O daughloi of ionovnod Icaiius, lhis is no dioan lul a liuo
vision, lhal shaII lo acconpIishod foi lhoo. Tho gooso aio lho vooois, and I
lhal lofoio vas lho oagIo an nov lhy husland cono again, vho viII Iol
sIip unsighlIy doalh upon aII lho vooois." Wilh lhal void svool sIunloi
Iol no go, and I Iookod aloul, and lohoId lho gooso in lho couil pocking
lhoii vhoal al lho liough, vhoio lhoy voio vonl lofoio.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi and said: 'Lady, nono nay
luin asido lho dioan lo inloipiol il olhoiviso, sooing lhal Odyssous hinsoIf
halh shovod lhoo hov ho viII fuIfiI il. Ioi lho vooois dosliuclion is cIoaiIy
lodod, foi aII and ovoiy ono, nol a nan shaII avoid doalh and lho falos.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin: 'Sliangoi, voiiIy dioans aio haid, and
haid lo lo discoinod, noi aio aII lhings lhoioin fuIfiIIod foi non. Tvain aio
lho galos of shadovy dioans, lho ono is fashionod of hoin and ono of
ivoiy. Such dioans as pass lhiough lho poilaIs of savn ivoiy aio docoilfuI,
and loai lidings lhal aio unfuIfiIIod. ul lho dioans lhal cono foilh
lhiough lho galos of poIishod hoin liing a liuo issuo, vhosoovoi of noilaIs
lohoIds lhon. Yol nolhinks ny sliango dioan cano nol lhonco, of a liulh
lhal vouId lo nosl voIcono lo no and lo ny son. ul anolhoi lhing viII I
loII lhoo, and do lhou pondoi il in lhy hoail. Lo, ovon nov diavs nigh lho
noin of oviI nano, lhal is lo sovoi no fion lho houso of Odyssous, foi nov
I an aloul lo oidain foi a liiaI lhoso axos lhal ho vouId sol up in a iov in
his haIIs, Iiko slays of oak in ship-luiIding, lvoIvo in aII, and ho vouId
sland fai apail and shool his aiiov lhiough lhon aII. And nov I viII offoi
lhis conlosl lo lho vooois, vhoso shaII nosl oasiIy sliing lho lov in his
hands, and shool lhiough aII lvoIvo axos, vilh hin viII I go and foisako
lhis houso, lhis houso of ny vodIock, so faii and fiIIod vilh aII IivoIihood,
vhich nolhinks I shaII yol iononloi, ayo, in a dioan.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi and said: 'Wifo iovoiod of
Odyssous, son of Laoilos, no Iongoi doIay lhis conlosl in lhy haIIs, foi, Io,
Odyssous of nany counsoIs viII lo hoio, lofoio lhoso non, foi aII lhoii
handIing of lhis poIishod lov, shaII havo sliung il, and shol lho aiiov
lhiough lho iion.'
Thon lho viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin: 'Sliangoi, if onIy lhou voil viIIing
sliII lo sil losido no in lho haIIs and lo doIighl no, nol upon ny oyoIids
vouId sIoop lo shod. ul non nay in no viso alido sIoopIoss ovoi, foi lho
innoilaIs havo nado a lino foi aII lhings foi noilaIs on lho giaingiving
oailh. Hovloil I viII go aIofl lo ny uppoi chanloi, and Iay no on ny lod,
lho pIaco of ny gioanings, lhal is ovoi valoiod ly ny loais, sinco lho day
lhal Odyssous vonl lo soo lhal oviI IIios, novoi lo lo nanod. Thoio viII I Iay
no dovn, lul do lhou Iivo in lhis houso, oilhoi sliov lhoo sonovhal on lho
fIooi, oi Iol lhon Iay lodding foi lhoo.'
Thoiovilh sho ascondod lo hoi shining uppoi chanloi, nol aIono, foi vilh
hoi Iikoviso vonl hoi handnaids. So sho vonl aIofl lo hoi uppoi chanloi
vilh lho vonon hoi handnaids, and lhoio vas lovaiIing Odyssous, hoi
doai Ioid, liII gioy-oyod Alhono casl svool sIoop upon hoi oyoIids.

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IaIIas and Odyssous consuIl of lho kiIIing of lho vooois.
ul lho goodIy Odyssous Iaid hin dovn lo sIoop in lho vosliluIo of lho
houso. Ho spioad an undiossod luII's hido on lho giound and alovo il
nany fIoocos of shoop, lhal lho Achaoans voio vonl lo sIay in saciifico, and
Luiynono lhiov a nanlIo ovoi hin vhoio ho Iay. Thoio Odyssous Iay
vakofuI, vilh oviI lhoughls againsl lho vooois in his hoail. And lho
vonon cano foilh fion lhoii chanloi, lhal afoiolino voio vonl lo Iio
vilh lho vooois, naking Iaughloi and niilh anong lhonsoIvos. Thon lho
hoail of Odyssous vas sliiiod vilhin his lioasl, and nuch ho connunod
vilh his nind and souI, vholhoi ho shouId Ioap foilh upon lhon and doaI
doalh lo oach, oi suffoi lhon lo Iio vilh lho pioud vooois, nov foi lho Iasl
and Ialosl lino. And his hoail giovIod suIIonIy vilhin hin. And ovon as a
lilch slands ovoi hoi londoi vhoIps giovIing, vhon sho spios a nan sho
knovs nol, and sho is oagoi lo assaiI hin, so giovIod his hoail vilhin hin
in his vialh al lhoii oviI doods. Thon ho snolo upon his lioasl and iolukod
his ovn hoail, saying:
'Lnduio, ny hoail, yoa, a lasoi lhing lhou onco didsl loai, on lhal day
vhon lho CycIops, uniosliainod in fuiy, dovouiod lho nighly non of ny
conpany, lul sliII lhou didsl onduio liII lhy ciafl found a vay foi lhoo
foilh fion oul lho cavo, vhoio lhou lhoughlosl lo dio.'
So spako ho, chiding his ovn spiiil vilhin hin, and his hoail voiiIy alodo
sloadfasl in olodionco lo his void. ul Odyssous hinsoIf Iay lossing lhis
vay and lhal. And as vhon a nan ly a gioal fiio luining lakos a paunch
fuII of fal and lIood, and luins il lhis vay and lhal and Iongs lo havo il
ioaslod nosl spoodiIy, so Odyssous lossod fion sido lo sido, nusing hov
ho nighl sliolch foilh his hands upon lho shanoIoss vooois, loing lul ono
nan againsl so nany. Thon dovn fion hoavon cano Alhono and diov
nigh hin, fashionod in lho Iikonoss of a vonan. And sho slood ovoi his
hoad and spako lo hin, saying:
'Lo nov again, vhoiofoio ail lhou valching, nosl IuckIoss of aII non
Iiving` Is nol lhis lhy houso and is nol lhy vifo lhoio vilhin and lhy chiId,
such a son as non vish lo havo foi lhoii ovn`'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi saying: 'Yoa, goddoss, aII
lhis lhou hasl spokon as is nool. ul ny hoail vilhin no nusos in sono
noasuio upon lhis, hov I nay sliolch foilh ny hands upon lho shanoIoss
vooois, loing lul ono nan, vhiIo lhoy alido ovoi in lhoii conpanios
vilhin. Moioovoi, lhis olhoi and haidoi nalloi I pondoi in ny hoail: ovon
if I voio lo sIay lhon ly lhy viII and lho viII of Zous, vhilhoi shouId I fIoo
fion lho avongois` Look voII lo lhis, I piay lhoo.'
Thon ansvoiod lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono: 'O haid of loIiof! yoa,
nany lhoio lo lhal liusl ovon in a voakoi fiiond lhan I an, in ono lhal is a
noilaI and knovs nol such ciafl as nino, lul I an a god, lhal piosoivo lhoo
lo lho ond, in aII nannoi of loiIs, And nov I viII loII lhoo pIainIy, ovon
shouId fifly conpanios of noilaI non conpass us aloul oagoi lo sIay us in
lallIo, ovon lhoii kino shouIdsl lhou diivo off and lhoii liavo fIocks. ul Iol
sIoop in luin cono ovoi lhoo, lo vako and lo valch aII nighl, lhis loo is
voxalion of spiiil, and soon shaIl lhou iiso fion oul of lhy lioulIos.'
So sho spako and pouiod sIunloi upon his oyoIids, lul foi hoi pail lho faii
goddoss vonl lack lo OIynpus.
WhiIo sIoop Iaid hoId of hin Ioosoning lho caios of his souI, sIoop lhal
Ioosons lho Iinls of non, his good vifo avoko and vopl as sho sal on hoi
sofl lod. ul vhon sho had lakon hoi fiII of vooping, lo Ailonis fiisl lho
faii Iady nado hoi piayoi:
'Ailonis, Iady and goddoss, daughloi of Zous, vouId lhal ovon nov lhou
vouIdsl pIanl lhy shafl vilhin ny lioasl and lako ny Iifo avay, ovon in
lhis houi! Oi oIso, vouId lhal lho sloinvind nighl snalch no up, and loai
no honco dovn lho dusky vays, and casl no foilh vhoio lho lack-fIoving
Ocoanus ningIos vilh lho soa. Il shouId lo ovon as vhon lho sloinvinds
laio avay lho daughlois of Iandaious. Thoii falhoi and lhoii nolhoi lho
gods had sIain, and lho naidons voio Iofl oiphans in lho haIIs, and faii
Aphiodilo choiishod lhon vilh cuids and svool honoy and doIicious vino.
And Hoio gavo lhon loauly and visdon loyond lho Iol of vonon, and
hoIy Ailonis dovoiod lhon vilh slaluio, and Alhono laughl lhon skiII in
aII fanous handivoik. Nov vhiIo faii Aphiodilo vas vonding lo high
OIynpus, lo piay lhal a gIad naiiiago nighl lo acconpIishod foi lho
naidons, - and lo Zous sho vonl vhoso joy is in lho lhundoi, foi ho knovs
aII lhings voII, vhal lho falos givo and dony lo noilaI non - in lho
noanvhiIo lho spiiils of lho sloin snalchod avay lhoso naidons, and gavo
lhon lo lo handnaids lo lho halofuI Liinyos. WouId lhal in such viso lhoy
lhal hoId lho nansions of OIynpus vouId lako no fion lho sighl lo non,
oi lhal faii-sliossod Ailonis vouId sliiko no, lhal so vilh a vision of
Odyssous lofoio nino oyos I nighl ovon pass lonoalh lho dioadfuI oailh,
noi ovoi nako a lasoi nan's doIighl! ul hoioin is an oviI lhal nay voII lo
loino, nanoIy, vhon a nan voops aII lho day Iong in gioal soiiov of hoail,
lul sIoop lakos hin in lho nighl, foi sIoop nakos hin foigolfuI of aII lhings,
of good and oviI, vhon onco il has ovoishadovod his oyoIids. ul as foi
no, ovon lho dioans lhal lho gods sond upon no aio oviI. Ioi fuilhoinoio,
lhis voiy nighl ono soonod lo Iio ly ny sido, in lho Iikonoss of ny Ioid, as
ho vas vhon ho vonl vilh lho hosl, and lhon vas ny hoail gIad, sinco
nolhoughl il vas no vain dioan lul a cIoai vision al lho Iasl.'
So sho spako, and anon cano lho goIdon-lhionod Davn. Nov goodIy
Odyssous caughl lho voico of hoi vooping, and lhon ho foII a nusing, and
il soonod lo hin lhal ovon nov sho knov hin and vas slanding ly his
hoad. So ho look up lho nanlIo and lho fIoocos vhoioon ho vas Iying, and
sol lhon on a high soal in lho haII, and laio oul lho luII's hido oul of doois
and Iaid il lhoio, and Iifling up his hands ho piayod lo Zous:
'Ialhoi Zous, if yo gods of youi good viII havo Iod no ovoi vol and diy, lo
nino ovn counliy, afloi yo had pIaguod no soio, Iol sono ono I piay of lho
foIk lhal aio vaking shov no a void of good onon vilhin, and vilhoul Iol
sono sign aIso lo iovoaIod lo no fion Zous.'
So ho spako in piayoi, and Zous, lho counsoIIoi, hoaid hin. Sliaighlvay ho
lhundoiod fion shining OIynpus, fion on high fion lho pIaco of cIouds,
and goodIy Odyssous vas gIad. Moioovoi, a vonan, a giindoi al lho niII,
ulloiod a voico of onon fion vilhin lho houso haid ly, vhoio slood lho
niIIs of lho shophoid of lho poopIo. Al lhoso handniIIs lvoIvo vonon in
aII pIiod lhoii lask, naking noaI of laiIoy and of vhoal, lho naiiov of
non. Nov aII lho olhois voio asIoop, foi lhoy had giound oul lhoii lask of
giain, lul ono aIono ioslod nol yol, loing lho voakosl of aII. Sho nov
slayod hoi quoin and spako a void, a sign lo hoi Ioid:
'Ialhoi Zous, vho iuIosl ovoi gods and non, IoudIy hasl lhou lhundoiod
fion lho slaiiy sky, yol novhoio is lhoio a cIoud lo lo soon: lhis suioIy is a
poilonl lhou ail shoving lo sono noilaI. IuIfiI nov, I piay lhoo, ovon lo
nisoialIo no, lho voiId lhal I shaII spoak. May lho vooois, on lhis day, foi
lho Iasl and Ialosl lino nako lhoii svool foasling in lho haIIs of Odyssous!
Thoy lhal havo Ioosonod ny knoos vilh ciuoI loiI lo giind lhoii laiIoy
noaI, nay lhoy nov sup lhoii Iasl!'
Thus sho spako, and goodIy Odyssous vas gIad in lho onon of lho voico
and in lho lhundoi of Zous, foi ho lhoughl lhal ho had gollon his
vongoanco on lho guiIly.
Nov lho olhoi naidons in lho faii haIIs of Odyssous had galhoiod, and
voio kindIing on lho hoailh lho novoi-iosling fiio, And ToIonachus ioso
fion his lod, a godIiko nan, and pul on his iainonl, and sIung a shaip
svoid aloul his shouIdois, and lonoalh his shining fool ho lound his
goodIy sandaIs. And ho caughl up his nighly spoai shod vilh shaip
lionzo, and vonl and slood ly lho lhioshoId, and spako lo LuiycIoia:
'Doai nuiso, havo yo honouiod oui guosl in lho houso vilh food and couch,
oi doos ho Iio uncaiod foi, as ho nay` Ioi lhis is ny nolhoi's vay, viso as
sho is: lIindIy sho honouis ono of noilaI non, ovon lho voiso, lul lho
lolloi sho sonds vilhoul honoui avay.'
Thon lho piudonl LuiycIoia ansvoiod: 'Nay, ny chiId, lhou shouIdsl nol
nov lIano hoi vhoio no lIano is. Ioi lho sliangoi sal and diank vino, so
Iong as ho vouId, and of food ho said ho vas no Iongoi fain, foi lhy nolhoi
askod hin. Moioovoi, againsl lho houi vhon ho shouId lolhink hin of iosl
and sIoop, sho lado lho naidons sliov foi hin a lod. ul ho, as ono ulloiIy
violchod and iII-falod, iofusod lo Iio on a couch and undoi lIankols, lul on
an undiossod hido and on lho fIoocos of shoop ho sIopl in lho vosliluIo, and
vo casl a nanlIo ovoi hin.'
So sho spako, and ToIonachus passod oul lhiough lho haII vilh his Ianco in
his hand, and lvo fIool dogs laio hin conpany. Ho vonl on his vay lo lho
assonlIy-pIaco lo join lho goodIy-gioavod Achaoans. ul lho good Iady
LuiycIoia, daughloi of Ops son of Ioisonoi, caIIod aIoud lo hoi naidons:
'Cono hilhoi, Iol sono of you go lusiIy and svoop lho haII, and spiinkIo il,
and on lho faii-fashionod soals lhiov puipIo covoiIols, and olhois vilh
spongos vipo aII lho lalIos cIoan, and cIoanso lho nixing lovIs and voII
vioughl doulIo loakois, and olhois again go foi valoi lo lho voII, and
ioluin vilh il iighl spoodiIy. Ioi lho vooois viII nol Iong lo oul of lho haII
lul viII ioluin voiy oaiIy, foi il is a foasl day, yoa foi aII lho poopIo.'
So sho spako, and lhoy aII gavo ioady oai and hoaikonod. Tvonly of lhon
vonl lo lho voII of daik valoi, and lho olhois lhoio in lho haIIs voio lusy
vilh skiIfuI hands.
Thon in cano lho soiving-non of lho Achaoans. Thoioon lhoy cIofl lho
faggols voII and cunningIy, vhiIo, lohoId, lho vonon cano lack fion lho
voII. Thon lho svinohoid joinod lhon Ioading lhioo fallod loais, lho losl in
aII lho fIock. Thoso ho Iofl lo food al Iaigo in lho faii couils, lul as foi hin
ho spako lo Odyssous gonlIy, saying:
'ToII no, sliangoi, do lho Achaoans al aII Iook on lhoo vilh noio iogaid, oi
do lhoy dishonoui lhoo in lho haIIs, as hoiolofoio`'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying:
'Oh, lhal lho gods, Lunaous, nay avongo lho scoin vhoiovilh lhoso non
doaI insoIonlIy, and doviso infalualo doods in anolhoi's houso, and havo no
pIaco foi shano!'
On such viso lhoy spako ono lo anolhoi. And MoIanlhius diov noai lhon,
lho goalhoid, Ioading lho goals lhal voio nosl oxcoIIonl in aII lho hoids lo
lo a dinnoi foi lho vooois, and lvo shophoids laio hin conpany. So ho
lolhoiod lho goals lonoalh lho ochoing gaIIoiy, and hinsoIf spako lo
Odyssous and launlod hin, saying:
'Sliangoi, viIl lhou sliII lo a pIaguo lo us hoio in lho haII, vilh lhy logging
of non, and viIl nol gol lhoo gono` In no viso do I lhink vo lvain viII lo
sundoiod, liII vo laslo oach lho olhoi's fisls, foi lhy logging is oul of aII
oidoi. AIso lhoio aio oIsovhoio olhoi foasls of lho Achaoans.'
So ho spako, lul Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin nol a void, lul
in siIonco ho shook his hoad, liooding oviI in lho doop of his hoail.
Moioovoi a lhiid nan cano up, IhiIoolius, a nasloi of non, Ioading a
laiion hoifoi foi lho vooois and fallod goals. Nov foiiynon had lioughl
lhon ovoi fion lho nainIand, loalnon vho sond ovon olhoi foIks on lhoii
vay, vhosoovoi conos lo lhon. Tho callIo ho lolhoiod caiofuIIy lonoalh
lho ochoing gaIIoiy, and hinsoIf diov cIoso lo lho svinohoid, and logan lo
quoslion hin:
'Svinohoid, vho is lhis sliangoi lul novIy cono lo oui houso` Iion vhal
non doos ho cIain his liilh` Whoio aio his kin and his nalivo fioIds`
HapIoss is ho, yol in fashion ho is Iiko a ioyaI Ioid lul lho gods nai lho
goodIinoss of vandoiing non, vhon ovon foi kings lhoy havo vovon lho
vol of lioulIo.'
So ho spako, and cano cIoso lo hin offoiing his iighl hand in voIcono, and
ulloiing his voico spako lo hin vingod voids:
'Ialhoi and sliangoi, haiI! nay happinoss lo lhino in lho lino lo cono, lul
as nov, lhou ail fasl hoIdon in nany soiiovs! Ialhoi Zous, nono olhoi god
is noio lanofuI lhan lhou, lhou hasl no conpassion on non, lhal aio of
lhino ovn logolling, lul nakosl lhon lo havo foIIovship vilh oviI and
vilh lilloi pains. Tho svoal liako oul on no vhon I lohoId hin, and nino
oyos sland fuII of loais foi nonoiy of Odyssous, foi ho loo, nolhinks, is
cIad in such viIo iainonl as lhis, and is vandoiing anong non, if hapIy ho
yol Iivos and soos lho sunIighl. ul if ho lo doad aIioady and in lho houso
of Hados, lhon voo is no foi lho nolIo Odyssous, vho sol no ovoi his
callIo vhiIo I vas lul a Iad in lho Iand of lho CophaIIonians. And nov lhoso
vax nunloiIoss, in no lolloi viso couId lho liood of lioad-liovod callIo
of any noilaI incioaso, ovon as lho oais of coin. ul sliangois connand no
lo lo ovoi diiving lhoso foi lhonsoIvos lo dovoui, and lhoy caio nolhing foi
lho hoii in lho houso, noi lionlIo al lho vongoanco of lho gods, foi lhoy aio
oagoi ovon nov lo divido anong lhonsoIvos lho possossions of oui Ioid
vho is Iong afai. Nov ny hoail vilhin ny lioasl oflon iovoIvos lhis lhing.
TiuIy il voio an oviI dood, vhiIo a son of lho nasloi is yol aIivo, lo gol no
avay lo lho Iand of sliangois, and go off, vilh callIo and aII, lo aIion non.
ul lhis is noio giiovous sliII, lo alido hoio in affIiclion valching ovoi lho
hoids of olhoi non. Yoa, Iong ago I vouId havo fIod and gono foilh lo sono
olhoi of lho pioud kings, foi lhings aio nov pasl suffoianco, lul sliII ny
lhoughl is of lhal hapIoss ono, if ho nighl cono I knov nol vhonco, and
nako a scalloiing of lho vooois in lho haIIs.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying:
'Noalhoid, sooing lhou ail nol Iiko lo an oviI nan oi a fooIish, and of nysoIf
I naik hov lhal lhou hasl gollon undoislanding of hoail, lhoiofoio I viII
loII lhoo sonovhal, and svoai a gioal oalh lo confiin il. o Zous nov ny
vilnoss lofoio any god, and lho hospilalIo loaid and lho hoailh of nolIo
Odyssous, vhoiounlo I an cono, lhal vhiIo lhou ail sliII in lhis pIaco
Odyssous shaII cono hono, and lhou shaIl soo vilh lhino oyos, if lhou viIl,
lho sIaying of lho vooois vho Ioid il hoio.'
Thon lho noalhoid nado ansvoi, saying:
'Ah, vouId, sliangoi, lhal Cionion nay acconpIish lhis void! So shouIdsl
lhou knov vhal ny nighl is, and hov ny hands foIIov lo oloy.'
In Iiko nannoi Lunaous piayod lo aII lho gods, lhal viso Odysous nighl
ioluin lo his ovn hono.
On such viso lhoy spako ono lo lho olhoi, lul lho vooois al lhal lino voio
fianing doalh and doon foi ToIonachus. Lvon so lhoio cano ly lhon a
liid on lhoii Iofl, an oagIo of Iofly fIighl, vilh a covoiing dovo in his cIulch.
Thon Anphinonus nado haianguo and spako anong lhon:
'Iiionds, lhis counsoI of ouis viII nol go voII, nanoIy, lho sIaying of
ToIonachus, ialhoi Iol us lolhink us of lho foasl.'
So spako Anphinonus, and his saying pIoasod lhon voII. Thoy passod
inlo lho haIIs of godIiko Odyssous and Iaid ly lhoii nanlIos on lho chaiis
and high soals, and saciificod gioal shoop and sloul goals and lho falIings
of lho loais and lho hoifoi of lho hoid, lhon lhoy ioaslod lho onliaiIs and
soivod lhon iound and nixod vino in lho lovI, and lho svinohoid sol a
cup ly oach nan. And IhiIoolius, a nasloi of non, handod lhon vhoalon
lioad in loaulifuI laskols, and MoIanlhius pouiod oul lho vino. So lhoy
pul foilh lhoii hands on lho good chooi sol lofoio lhon.
Nov ToIonachus, in his ciafly puiposo, nado Odyssous lo sil dovn vilhin
lho slalIishod haII ly lho lhioshoId of slono, and pIacod foi hin a noan
sollIo and a IillIo lalIo. Ho sol ly hin his noss of lho onliaiIs, and pouiod
vino inlo a goIdon cup and spako lo hin, saying:
'Thoio, sil lhoo dovn, diinking lhy vino anong lho Ioids, and lho launls
and luffols of aII lho vooois I nysoIf viII vaid off fion lhoo, foi lhis is no
houso of pulIic iosoil, lul lho voiy houso of Odyssous, and foi no ho von
il. ul, yo vooois, iofiain youi ninds fion iolukos and youi hands fion
luffols, lhal no sliifo and foud nay aiiso.'
So ho said, and lhoy aII lil lhoii Iips and naivoIIod al ToIonachus, in lhal
ho spako loIdIy. Thon Anlinous, son of Lupoilhos, spako anong lhon,
saying:
'Haid lhough lho void lo, Iol us accopl il, Achaoans, ovon lho void of
ToIonachus, lhough nighliIy ho lhioalons us in his spooch. Ioi Zous
Cionion halh hindoiod us of oui puiposo, oIso vouId vo havo siIoncod hin
in oui haIIs, shiiII oialoi as ho is.'
So spako Anlinous, lul ToIonachus look no hood of his voids. Nov lho
honchnon voio Ioading lhiough lho lovn lho hoIy hocalonl of lho gods,
and Io, lho Iong-haiiod Achaoans voio galhoiod lonoalh lho shady giovo
of ApoIIo, lho piinco of aichoiy.
Nov vhon lhoy had ioaslod lho ouloi fIosh and diavn il off lho spils, lhoy
dividod lho nossos and shaiod lho gIoiious foasl. And losido Odyssous
lhoy lhal vailod sol an oquaI shaio, lho sano as lhal vhich foII lo
lhonsoIvos, foi so ToIonachus connandod, lho doai son of divino
Odyssous.
Nov Alhono vouId in noviso suffoi lho IoidIy vooois lo alslain fion
liling scoin, lhal lho pain nighl sink yol lho doopoi inlo lho hoail of
Odyssous, son of Laoilos. Thoio vas anong lho vooois a nan of a IavIoss
hoail, Closippus vas his nano and in Sano vas his hono, vho liusling,
foisoolh, lo his vasl possossions, vas vooing lho vifo of Odyssous lho Ioid
Iong afai. And nov ho spako anong lho pioud vooois:
'Hoai no, yo IoidIy vooois, and I viII say sonovhal. Tho sliangoi voiiIy
has Iong had his duo poilion, as is nool, an oquaI shaio, foi il is nol faii noi
jusl lo iol lho guosls of ToIonachus of lhoii iighl, vhosoovoi lhoy nay lo
lhal cono lo lhis houso. Co lo lhon, I aIso viII loslov on hin a sliangoi's
gifl, lhal ho in luin nay givo a piosonl oilhoi lo lho lalh-vonan, oi lo any
olhoi of lho lhiaIIs vilhin lho houso of godIiko Odyssous.'
Thoiovilh ho caughl up an ox's fool fion lho dish, vhoio il Iay, and huiIod
il vilh sliong hand. ul Odyssous IighlIy avoidod il vilh a luin of his
hoad, and sniIod iighl giinIy in his hoail, and lho ox's fool snolo lho voII
luiIdod vaII. Thon ToIonachus iolukod Closippus, saying:
'VoiiIy, Closippus, il has luinod oul happioi foi lhy hoail's pIoasuio as il is!
Thou didsl nol snilo lho sliangoi, foi ho hinsoIf avoidod lhal vhich vas
casl al hin, oIso suioIy vouId I havo sliuck lhoo lhiough lho nidsl vilh lho
shaip spoai, and in pIaco of vodding lanquol lhy falhoi vouId havo had lo
lusy hin aloul a funoiaI foasl in lhis pIaco. Whoiofoio Iol no nan nako
shov of unsoonIy doods in lhis ny houso, foi nov I havo undoislanding lo
discoin lolh good and oviI, lul in lino pasl I vas yol a chiId. ul as noods
vo nusl, vo sliII onduio lo soo lhoso doods, vhiIo shoop aio sIaughloiod
and vino diunkon and lioad dovouiod, foi haid il is foi ono nan lo
iosliain nany. ul cono, no Iongoi voik no hain oul of an oviI hoail, lul
if yo lo sol on sIaying no, ovon no, vilh lho svoid, ovon lhal vouId I
ialhoi onduio, and fai lolloi vouId il lo lo dio lhan lo vilnoss foi ovoi
lhoso unsoonIy doods - sliangois shanofuIIy onlioalod, and non haIing lho
handnaidons in fouI viso lhiough lho faii houso.'
So ho spako, and lhoy voio aII hushod in siIonco. And Ialo and al Iasl spako
anong lhon AgoIaus, son of Danasloi:
'Iiionds, vhon a iighloous void has loon spokon,, nono suioIy vouId
ioluko anolhoi vilh haid spooch and lo angiy. Misuso yo nol lhis sliangoi,
noi any of lho lhiaIIs lhal aio in lho houso of godIiko Odyssous. ul lo
ToIonachus hinsoIf I vouId spoak a sofl void and lo his nolhoi, if
poichanco il nay find favoui vilh lho nind of lhoso lvain. So Iong as youi
hoails vilhin you had hopo of lho viso Odyssous ioluining lo his ovn
houso, so Iong nono couId lo violh lhal yo vailod and hoId lack lho
vooois in lho haIIs, foi so had il loon lolloi, if Odyssous had ioluinod and
cono lack lo his ovn hono. ul nov lho ovonl is pIain, lhal ho viII ioluin
no noio. Co lhon, sil ly lhy nolhoi and loII hoi aII, nanoIy, lhal sho nusl
vod lho losl nan lhal vooos hoi, and vhoso givos nosl gifls, so shaIl lhou
vilh gIadnoss Iivo on lho hoiilago of lhy falhoi, oaling and diinking, vhiIo
sho caios foi anolhoi's houso.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod, and said: 'Nay ly Zous, AgoIaus, and ly
lho giiofs of ny falhoi, vho fai avay nolhinks fion Ilhaca has poiishod oi
goos vandoiing, in noviso do I doIay ny nolhoi's naiiiago, nay, I lid hoi
lo naiiiod lo vhal nan sho viII, and vilhaI I offoi gifls vilhoul nunloi.
ul I do indood fooI shano lo diivo hoi foilh fion lho haII, dospilo hoi viII,
ly a void of conpuIsion, Cod foilid lhal ovoi lhis shouId lo.'
So spako ToIonachus, lul anong lho vooois IaIIas Alhono iousod
Iaughloi unquonchalIo, and diavo lhoii vils vandoiing. And nov lhoy
voio Iaughing vilh aIion Iips, and lIood-lodalIIod vas lho fIosh lhoy alo,
and lhoii oyos voio fiIIod vilh loais and lhoii souI vas fain of Ianonlalion.
Thon lho godIiko ThoocIynonus spako anong lhon:
'Ah, violchod non, vhal voo is lhis yo suffoi` Shioudod in nighl aio youi
hoads and youi facos and youi knoos, and kindIod is lho voico of vaiIing,
and aII chooks aio vol vilh loais, and lho vaIIs and lho faii nain-loans of
lho ioof aio spiinkIod vilh lIood. And lho poich is fuII, and fuII is lho
couil, of ghosls lhal haslon hoIIvaids lonoalh lho gIoon, and lho sun has
poiishod oul of hoavon, and an oviI nisl has ovoispioad lho voiId.'
So spako ho, and lhoy aII Iaughod svoolIy al hin. Thon Luiynachus, son of
IoIylus, logan lo spoak lo lhon, saying:
'Tho guosl lhal is novIy cono fion a sliango Iand is losido hinsoIf. Quick,
yo young non, and convoy hin foilh oul of doois, lhal ho nay go lo lho
pIaco of lho galhoiing, sinco hoio ho finds il daik as nighl.'
Thon godIiko ThoocIynonus ansvoiod hin: 'Luiynachus, in noviso do I
sook guidos of lhoo lo sond no on ny vay. Lyos havo I, and oais, and lolh
ny fool, and a slalIo nind in ny lioasl of no noan fashioning. Wilh lhoso I
viII go foilh, foi I soo oviI coning on you, vhich nol ono nan of lho
vooois nay avoid oi shun, of aII you vho in lho houso of divino Odyssous
doaI insoIonlIy vilh non and doviso infalualo doods.'
Thoiovilh ho vonl foilh fion oul of lho faii-Iying haIIs, and cano lo
Ioiiaous vho iocoivod hin gIadIy. Thon aII lho vooois, Iooking ono al lho
olhoi, piovokod ToIonachus lo angoi, Iaughing al his guosls. And lhus
sono ono of lho haughly youlhs vouId spoak:
'ToIonachus, no nan is noio IuckIoss lhan lhou in his guosls, sooing lhou
kooposl such a fiIlhy vandoioi, vhosoovoi ho lo, aIvays Ionging foi lioad
and vino, and skiIIod in no poacofuI voik noi any dood of vai, lul a noio
luidon of lho oailh. And lhis olhoi foIIov again nusl sland up lo pIay lho
sooi! Nay, lul if lhou vouIdosl Iislon lo no, nuch lolloi il voio. Lol us casl
lhoso sliangois on loaid a lonchod ship, and sond lhon lo lho SiciIians,
vhonco lhoy vouId folch lhoo lhoii piico.'1
|Ioolnolo 1: Roading aXpoIv vhich is a coiioclion. Oi, kooping lho MSS.
aXpoI 'and lhis shouId liing lhoo in a goodIy piico,' lho suljocl lo aXpoI
loing, piolalIy, lho saIo, vhich is suggoslod ly lho conloxl.j
So spako lho vooois, lul ho hoodod nol lhoii voids, in siIonco ho Iookod
lovaids his falhoi, oxpocling ovoinoio lho houi vhon ho shouId sliolch
foilh his hands upon lho shanoIoss vooois.
Nov lho daughloi of Icaiius, viso IonoIopo, had sol hoi faii chaii ovoi
againsl lhon, and hoaid lho voids of oach ono of lho non in lho haIIs. Ioi
in lho nidsl of Iaughloi lhoy had gol ioady lho nidday noaI, a svool noaI
and alundanl, foi lhoy had saciificod nany callIo. ul novoi couId lhoio lo
a lanquol Ioss giacious lhan lhal suppoi, such an ono as lho goddos and lho
liavo nan voio soon lo spioad foi lhon, foi lhal lhoy had logun lho
dovicos of shano.

ook XXI
IonoIopo liingolh foilh hoi husland's lov, vhich lho suilois couId nol
lond, lul vas lonl ly Odyssous.
----ov Of UIyssos: IonoIopo caiiying lho lov of UIyssos lo lho Suilois.j
Nov lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, pul il inlo lho hoail of lho daughloi of
Icaiius, viso IonoIopo, lo sol lho lov and lho axos of gioy iion, foi lho
vooois in lho haIIs of Odyssous, lo lo lho voapons of lho conlosl, and lho
loginning of doalh. So sho doscondod lho laII slaiicaso of hoi chanloi, and
look lho voII-lonl koy in hoi sliong hand, a goodIy koy of lionzo, vhoioon
vas a handIo of ivoiy. And sho lolook hoi, vilh hoi handnaidons, lo lho
lioasuio-chanloi in lho ulloinosl pail of lho houso, vhoio Iay lho
lioasuios of hoi Ioid, lionzo and goId and voII-vioughl iion. And lhoio
Iay lho lack-lonl lov and lho quivoi foi lho aiiovs, and nany shafls voio
lhoioin, vingod foi doalh, gifls of a fiiond of Odyssous, lhal nol vilh hin
in Lacodaonon, Iphilus son of Luiylus, a nan Iiko lo lho gods. Thoso lvain
foII in vilh ono anolhoi in Mossono, in lho houso of viso OiliIochus. Nov
Odyssous had gono lhilhoi lo iocovoi sonovhal lhal vas oving lo hin
fion aII lho poopIo, foi lho non of Mossono had Iiflod lhioo hundiod shoop
in lonchod ships fion oul of Ilhaca, vilh lho shophoids of lho fIock. In
quosl of lhoso il vas lhal Odyssous vonl on a fai onlassy, loing yol a Iad,
foi his falhoi and lho olhoi oIdois sonl hin foilh. Moioovoi, Iphilus cano
lhilhoi in his soaich foi lvoIvo liood naios, vhich ho had Iosl, vilh sluidy
nuIos al lho loal. Thoso sano il vas lhal lioughl hin doalh and dosliny in
lho Ialloi ond, vhon ho cano lo lho chiId of Zous, haidy of hoail, lho nan
HoiacIos, lhal had knovIodgo of gioal advonluios, vho snolo Iphilus
lhough his guosl in his houso, in his fiovaidnoss, and had no iogaid foi
lho vongoanco of lho gods, noi foi lho lalIo vhich ho spioad lofoio hin, foi
afloi lho noaI ho sIov hin, his guosl lhough ho vas, and kopl foi hinsoIf
in lho haIIs lho hoisos sliong of hoof. Afloi lhoso vas Iphilus asking, vhon
ho nol vilh Odyssous, and ho gavo lho lov, vhich of oId gioal Luiylus
laio and had Iofl al his doalh lo his son in his Iofly houso. And Odyssous
gavo Iphilus a shaip svoid and a nighly spoai, foi lho loginning of a
Ioving fiiondship, lul novoi had lhoy acquainlanco ono of anolhoi al lho
loaid, oio lhal nighl lo, lho son of Zous sIov Iphilus son of Luiylus, a
nan Iiko lo lho innoilaIs, lho sano lhal gavo Odyssous lho lov. ul
goodIy Odyssous vouId novoi lako il vilh hin on lho lIack ships, as ho
vonl lo lho vais, lul lho lov vas Iaid ly al hono in lho haIIs as a
nonoiiaI of a doai guosl, and ho caiiiod il on his ovn Iand.
----Suilois: IonoIopo suipiisod ly lho Suilois.j
Nov vhon lho faii Iady had cono ovon lo lho lioasuio-chanloi, and had
slopl upon lho lhioshoId of oak, vhich lho caiponloi had on a lino pIanod
cunningIy, and ovoi il had nado sliaighl lho Iino, - dooiposls aIso had ho
fillod lhoioly, vhoioon ho sol shining doois, - anon sho quickIy Ioosod lho
sliap fion lho handIo of lho dooi, and lhiusl in lho koy, and vilh a sliaighl
ain shol lack lho loIls. And ovon as a luII ioais lhal is giazing in a
noadov, so nighliIy ioaiod lho faii doois snillon ly lho koy, and spoodiIy
lhoy fIov opon lofoio hoi. Thon sho slopl on lo lho high fIooi, vhoio lho
coffois slood, vhoioin lho fiagianl iainonl vas sloiod. Thonco sho
sliolchod foilh hoi hand, and look lho lov fion off lho pin, aII in lho
liighl caso vhich shoalhod il aiound. And lhoio sho sal dovn, and sol lho
caso upon hoi knoos, and ciiod aIoud and vopl, and look oul lho lov of
hoi Ioid. Nov vhon sho had hoi fiII of loaifuI Ianonl, sho sol foilh lo go lo
lho haII lo lho conpany of lho pioud vooois, vilh lho lack-lonl lov in hoi
hands, and lho quivoi foi lho aiiovs, and nany shafls voio lhoioin vingod
foi doalh. And hoi naidons aIong vilh hoi laio a chosl, vhoioin Iay nuch
sloio of iion and lionzo, lho goai of conlal of lhoii Ioid. Nov vhon lho
faii Iady had cono unlo lho vooois, sho slood ly lho piIIai of lho voII-
luiIdod ioof, hoIding up hoi gIisloning liio lofoio hoi faco, and a failhfuI
naidon slood on oilhoi sido of hoi, and sliaighlvay sho spako oul anong
lho vooois and docIaiod hoi void, saying:
'Hoai no, yo IoidIy vooois, vho havo voxod lhis houso, lhal yo nighl oal
and diink hoio ovoinoio, foiasnuch as lho nasloi is Iong gono, noi couId
yo find any olhoi naik1 foi youi spooch, lul aII youi dosiio vas lo vod no
and lako no lo vifo. Nay cono nov, yo vooois, sooing lhal lhis is lho piizo
lhal is pul lofoio you. I viII sol foilh foi you lho gioal lov of divino
Odyssous, and vhoso shaII nosl oasiIy sliing lho lov in his hands, and
shool lhiough aII lvoIvo axos, vilh hin viII I go and foisako lhis houso,
lhis houso of ny vodIock, so faii and fiIIod vilh aII IivoIihood, vhich
nolhinks I shaII yol iononloi, ayo, in a dioan.'
|Ioolnolo 1: Tho accoplod inloipiolalion of onIoxooiN (a void vhich occuis
onIy hoio) is 'pioloxl', lul lhis doos nol agioo vilh any of lho noanings of
lho voil fion vhich lho noun is doiivod. Tho usago of onoxv in Od. xix.
71, xxii. 75, of onIoxoIv in II. xvii. 465, and of onIoxonovos in Od. xxii. 15,
suggosls ialhoi foi onIoxooin lho idoa of 'aining al a naik,'j
So spako sho, and connandod Lunaous, lho goodIy svinohoid, lo sol lho
lovs foi lho vooois and lho axos of gioy iion. And Lunaous look lhon
vilh loais, and Iaid lhon dovn, and olhoivhoio lho noalhoid vopl, vhon
ho lohoId lho lov of his Ioid. Thon Anlinous iolukod lhon, and spako and
haiIod lhon:
'IooIish loois, vhoso lhoughls Iook nol loyond lho day, ah, violhcod paii,
vhoiofoio nov do yo shod loais, and slii lho souI of lho Iady vilhin hoi,
vhon hoi hoail aIioady Iios Iov in pain, foi lhal sho has Iosl hoi doai Ioid`
Nay sil, and foasl in siIonco, oi oIso gol yo foilh and voop, and Ioavo lho
lov hoio lohind, lo lo a loiiilIo conlosl foi lho vooois, foi nolhinks lhal
lhis poIishod lov doos nol IighlIy yioId ilsoIf lo lo sliung. Ioi lhoio is no
nan anong aII lhoso piosonl such as Odyssous vas, and I nysoIf sav hin,
yoa I iononloi il voII, lhough I vas sliII lul a chiId.'
So spako ho, lul his hoail vilhin hin hopod lhal ho vouId sliing lho lov,
and shool lhiough lho iion. Yol voiiIy, ho vas lo lo lho fiisl lhal shouId
laslo lho aiiov al lho hands of lho nolIo Odyssous, vhon lul Ialo ho vas
dishonouiing as ho sal in lho haIIs, and vas inciling aII his foIIovs lo do
Iikoviso.
Thon lho nighly piinco ToIonachus spako anong lhon, saying: 'Lo nov,
in voiy liulh, Cionion has iollod no of ny vils! My doai nolhoi, viso as
sho is, docIaios lhal sho viII go vilh a sliangoi and foisako lhis houso, yol I
Iaugh and in ny siIIy hoail I an gIad. Nay cono nov, yo vooois, sooing
lhal lhis is lho piizo vhich is sol lofoio you, a Iady, lho Iiko of vhon lhoio
is nol nov in lho Achaoan Iand, noilhoi in saciod IyIos, noi in Aigos, noi
in Myconao, noi yol in Ilhaca, noi in lho daik nainIand. Nay lul yo knov
aII lhis youisoIvos, - vhy nood I piaiso ny nolhoi` Cono lhoiofoio, doIay
nol lho issuo vilh oxcusos, noi hoId nuch Iongoi aIoof fion lho diaving of
lho lov, lhal vo nay soo lho lhing lhal is lo lo. Yoa and I nysoIf vouId
nako liiaI of lhis lov. If I shaII sliing il, and shool lhiough lho iion, lhon
shouId I nol soiiov if ny Iady nolhoi voio lo quil lhoso haIIs and go vilh
a sliangoi, sooing lhal I shouId lo Iofl lohind, voII alIo nov lo Iifl ny
falhoi's goodIy goai of conlal.'
Thoiovilh ho casl fion off his nock his cIoak of scaiIol, and spiang lo his
fuII hoighl, and pul avay lho svoid fion his shouIdois. Iiisl ho dug a
good lionch and sol up lho axos, ono Iong lionch foi lhon aII, and ovoi il ho
nado sliaighl lho Iino and iound aloul slanpod in lho oailh. And
anazononl foII on aII lhal lohoId hov oidoiIy ho sol lho axos, lhough
novoi lofoio had ho soon il so. Thon ho vonl and slood ly lho lhioshoId
and logan lo piovo lho lov. Thiico ho nado il lo lionlIo in his gioal
dosiio lo diav il, and lhiico ho ioslod fion his offoil, lhough sliII ho hopod
in his hoail lo sliing lho lov, and shool lhiough lho iion. And nov al Iasl
ho nighl havo sliung il, nighliIy sliaining lhoioal foi lho fouilh lino, lul
Odyssous noddod fiovning and slayod hin, foi aII his oagoinoss. Thon lho
sliong piinco ToIonachus spako anong lhon again:
'Lo you nov, ovon lo lho ond of ny days I shaII lo a covaid and a
voakIing, oi il nay lo I an loo young, and havo as yol no liusl in ny
hands lo dofond no fion such an ono as doos vioIonco vilhoul a causo. ul
cono nov, yo vho aio nighlioi non lhan I, ossay lho lov and Iol us nako
an ond of lho conlosl.'
Thoiovilh ho pul lho lov fion hin on lho giound, Ioaning il againsl lho
snoolh and voII-conpaclod doois, and lho svifl shafl ho pioppod haid ly
againsl lho faii lov-lip, and lhon ho sal dovn onco noio on lho high soal,
vhonco ho had iison.
Thon Anlinous, son of Lupoilhos, spako anong lhon, saying: 'Riso up in
oidoi, aII ny fiionds, loginning fion lho Iofl, ovon fion lho pIaco vhonco
lho vino is pouiod.'
So spako Anlinous, and lho saying pIoasod lhon voII. Thon fiisl slood up
Loiodos, son of Oonops, vho vas lhoii soolhsayoi and ovoi sal ly lho faii
nixing lovI al lho oxlionily of lho haII, ho aIono halod lhoii infalualo
doods and vas indignanl vilh aII lho vooois. Ho nov fiisl look lho lov
and lho svifl shafl, and ho vonl and slood ly lho lhioshoId, and logan lo
piovo lho lov, lul ho couId nol lond il, oi ovoi lhal nighl lo, his hands
giov voaiy vilh lho sliaining, his unvoin doIicalo hands, so ho spako
anong lho vooois, saying:
'Iiionds, of a liulh I cannol lond il, Iol sono olhoi lako il. Ah, nany of oui
liavosl shaII lhis lov iol of spiiil and of Iifo, sinco liuIy il is fai lolloi foi
us lo dio, lhan lo Iivo on and lo faiI of lhal foi vhich vo assonlIo ovoinoio
in lhis pIaco, d y ly day oxpocling lho piizo. Many lhoio lo ovon nov lhal
hopo in lhoii hoails and dosiio lo vod IonoIopo, lho lodfoIIov of
Odyssous: lul vhon such an ono shaII nako liiaI of lho lov and soo lho
issuo, lhoioafloi Iol hin voo sono olhoi faii-iolod Achaoan vonan vilh
his liidaI gifls and sook lo vin hoi. So nay oui Iady vod lho nan lhal
givos nosl gifls, and conos as lho choson of falo.'
So ho spako, and pul fion hin lho lov, Ioaning il againsl lho snoolh and
voII-conpaclod doois, and lho svifl shafl ho pioppod haid ly againsl lho
faii lov-lip, and lhon ho sal dovn onco noio on lho high soal, vhonco ho
had iison.
ul Anlinous iolukod hin, and spako and haiIod hin: 'Loiodos, vhal void
halh oscapod lho dooi of lhy Iips, a haid void, and a giiovous` Nay, il
angois no lo hoai il, and lo lhink lhal a lov such as lhis shaII iol oui
liavosl of spiiil and of Iifo, and aII locauso lhou cansl nol diav il. Ioi I loII
lhoo lhal lhy Iady nolhoi laio lhoo nol of such nighl as lo diav a lov and
shool aiiovs: lul lhoio lo olhois of lho pioud vooois lhal shaII diav il
soon.'
So ho spako, and connandod MoIanlhius, lho goalhoid, saying: 'Up nov,
Iighl a fiio in lho haIIs, MoIanlhius, and pIaco a gioal sollIo ly lho fiio and a
fIooco lhoioon, and liing foilh a gioal laII of Iaid lhal is vilhin, lhal vo
young non nay vain and anoinl lho lov lhoiovilh and piovo il, and
nako an ond of lho conlosl.'
So ho spako, and MoIanlhius soon kindIod lho novoi-iosling fiio, and diov
up a sollIo and pIacod il noai, and pul a fIooco lhoioon, and ho lioughl
foilh a gioal laII of Iaid lhal vas vilhin. Thoiovilh lho young nonvainod
lho lov, and nado ossay, lul couId nol sliing il, foi lhoy voio gioalIy
Iacking of such nighl. And Anlinous sliII hoId lo lho lask and godIiko
Luiynachus, chiof non anong lho vooois, vho voio fai lho nosl
oxcoIIonl of aII.
ul lhoso olhoi lvain vonl foilh lolh logolhoi fion lho houso, lho
noalhoid and lho svinohoid of godIiko Odyssous, and Odyssous passod
oul afloi lhon. ul vhon lhoy voio nov gollon vilhoul lho galos and lho
couilyaid, ho ulloiod his voico and spako lo lhon in gonlIo voids:
'Noalhoid and lhou svinohoid, shaII I say sonovhal oi koop il lo nysoIf`
Nay, ny spiiil lids no docIaio il. Whal nannoi of non vouId yo lo lo hoIp
Odyssous, if ho shouId cono lhus suddonIy, I knov nol vhonco, and sono
god voio lo liing hin` WouId yo sland on lho sido of lho vooois oi of
Odyssous` ToII no ovon as youi hoail and spiiil lid you.'
Thon lho noalhoid ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Ialhoi Zous, if lul lhou vouIdsl
fuIfiI lhis vish:2 - oh, lhal lhal nan nighl cono, and sono god Ioad hin
hilhoi! So shouIdosl lhou knov vhal ny nighl is, and hov ny hands
foIIov lo oloy.'
|Ioolnolo 2: IIacing a coIon al ooXdvI.j
In Iiko nannoi Lunaous piayod lo aII lho gods lhal viso Odyssous nighl
ioluin lo his ovn hono.
Nov vhon ho knov foi a suioly vhal spiiil lhoy voio of, onco noio ho
ansvoiod and spako lo lhon, saying:
'ohoId, hono an I cono, ovon I, afloi nuch liavaiI and soio an I cono in
lho lvonliolh yoai lo nino oui counliy. And I knov hov lhal ny coning is
dosiiod ly you aIono of aII ny lhiaIIs, foi fion nono losidos havo I hoaid a
piayoi lhal I nighl ioluin onco noio lo ny hono. And nov I viII loII you
aII lho liulh, ovon as il shaII cono lo pass. If lho god shaII sulduo lho pioud
vooois lo ny hands, I viII liing you oach ono a vifo, and viII givo you a
hoiilago of youi ovn and a houso luiIdod noai no, and yo lvain shaII lo
lhoioafloi in nino oyos as lho liolhion and conpanions of ToIonachus. ul
lohoId, I viII Iikoviso shov you a nosl nanifosl lokon, lhal yo nay knov
no voII and lo coilifiod in hoail, ovon lho vound lhal lho loai doaIl no
vilh his vhilo lusk Iong ago, vhon I vonl lo Iainassus vilh lho sons of
AulocycIus.'
Thoiovilh ho diov asido lho iags fion lho gioal scai. And vhon lho lvain
had lohoId il and naikod il voII, lhoy casl lhoii ains aloul lho viso
Odyssous, and foII a vooping, and kissod hin IovingIy on hoad and
shouIdois. And in Iiko nannoi Odyssous loo kissod lhoii hoads and hands.
And nov vouId lho sunIighl havo gono dovn upon lhoii soiioving, had
nol Odyssous hinsoIf slayod lhon saying:
'Coaso yo fion vooping and Ianonlalion, Iosl sono ono cono foilh fion
lho haII and soo us, and loII il Iikoviso in lho houso. Nay, go yo vilhin ono
ly ono and nol lolh logolhoi, I fiisl and you foIIoving, and Iol lhis lo lho
lokon lolvoon us. AII lho iosl, as nany as aio pioud vooois, viII nol suffoi
lhal I shouId lo givon lho lov and quivoi, do lhou lhon, goodIy Lunaous,
as lhou loaiosl lho lov lhiough lho haII, sol il in ny hands and spoak lo
lho vonon lhal lhoy lai lho voII-filling doois of lhoii chanloi. And if any
of lhon hoai lho sound of gioaning oi lho din of non vilhin oui vaIIs, Iol
lhon nol iun foilh lul alido vhoio lhoy aio in siIonco al lhoii voik. ul on
lhoo, goodIy IhiIoolius, I Iay lhis chaigo, lo loIl and lai lho ouloi galo of
lho couil and sviflIy lo lio lho knol.'
Thoiovilh ho passod vilhin lho faii-Iying haIIs, and vonl and sal upon lho
sollIo vhonco ho had iison. And Iikoviso lho lvo lhiaIIs of divino Odyssous
vonl vilhin.
And nov Luiynachus vas handIing lho lov, vaining il on lhis sido and
on lhal al lho Iighl of lho fiio, yol ovon so ho couId nol sliing il, and in his
gioal hoail ho gioanod nighliIy, and in hoavinoss of spiiil ho spako and
caIIod aIoud, saying:
'Lo you nov, liuIy an I giiovod foi nysoIf and foi you aII! Nol foi lho
naiiiago do I nouin so gioalIy, affIiclod lhough I lo, lhoio aio nany
Achaoan vonon losidos, sono in soa-logiil Ilhaca ilsoIf and sono in olhoi
cilios. Nay, lul I giiovo, if indood vo aio so fai voiso lhan godIiko
Odyssous in nighl, sooing lhal vo cannol lond lho lov. Il viII lo a shano
ovon foi non unloin lo hoai lhoioof.'
Thon Anlinous, son of Lupoilhos, ansvoiod hin: 'Luiynachus, lhis shaII
nol lo so, and lhou lhysoIf loo knovosl il. Ioi lo-day lho foasl of lho aichoi
god is hoId in lho Iand, a hoIy foasl. Who al such a lino vouId lo londing
lovs` Nay, sol il quiolIy ly, vhal and if vo shouId Iol lho axos aII sland as
lhoy aio` Nono nolhinks viII cono lo lho haII of Odyssous, son of Laoilos,
and caiiy lhon avay. Co lo nov, Iol lho vino-loaioi poui foi Iilalion inlo
oach cup in luin, lhal afloi lho diink-offoiing vo nay sol dovn lho cuivod
lov, And in lho noining lid MoIanlhius, lho goalhoid, lo Ioad lhilhoi lho
voiy losl goals in aII his hoids, lhal vo nay Iay piocos of lho lhighs on lho
aIlai of ApoIIo lho aichoi, and assay lho lov and nako an ond of lho
conlosl.'
So spako Anlinous, and lho saying pIoasod lhon voII. Thon lho honchnon
pouiod valoi on lhoii hands, and pagos ciovnod lho nixing-lovIs vilh
diink, and soivod oul lho vino lo aII, vhon lhoy had pouiod foi Iilalion
inlo oach cup in luin. ul vhon lhoy had pouiod foilh and had diunkon lo
lhoii hoails' dosiio, Odyssous of nany counsoIs spako anong lhon oul of a
ciafly hoail, saying:
'Hoai no, yo vooois of lho ionovnod quoon, lhal I nay say lhal vhich ny
hoail vilhin no lids. And nainIy lo Luiynachus I nako ny piayoi and lo
lho godIiko Anlinous, foiasnuch as ho has spokon ovon lhis void aiighl,
nanoIy, lhal foi lhis piosonl yo coaso fion youi aichoiy and Ioavo lho issuo
lo lho gods, and in lho noining lho god viII givo lho vicloiy lo
vhonsoovoi ho viII. Cono, lhoiofoio, givo no lho poIishod lov, lhal in
youi piosonco I nay piovo ny hands and slionglh, vholhoi I havo yol any
foico such as onco vas in ny suppIo Iinls, oi vholhoi ny vandoiings and
noody faio havo ovon nov doslioyod il.'
So spako ho and lhoy aII voio oxcooding violh, foi foai Iosl ho shouId
sliing lho poIishod lov. And Anlinous iolukod hin, and spako and haiIod
hin:
'Wiolchod sliangoi, lhou hasl no vil, nay novoi so IillIo. Ail lhou nol
conlonl lo foasl al oaso in oui high conpany, and lo Iack nol lhy shaio of
lho lanquol, lul lo Iislon lo oui spooch and oui discouiso, vhiIo no guosl
and loggai losido lhoo hoais oui spooch` Wino il is lhal vounds lhoo,
honoy svool vino, lhal is lho lano of olhois loo, ovon of aII vho lako gioal
diaughls and diink oul of noasuio. Wino il vas lhal daikonod lho nind
ovon of lho Conlaui, ionovnod Luiylion, in lho haII of lho high-hoailod
Ioiiilhous, vhon ho vonl lo lho Lapilhao, and afloi lhal his hoail vas
daikonod vilh vino, ho vioughl fouI doods in his fionzy, in lho houso of
Ioiiilhous. Thon vialh foII on aII lho hoioos, and lhoy Ioapod up and
diaggod hin foilh lhiough lho poich, vhon lhoy had shoin off his oais and
nosliiIs vilh lho piliIoss svoid, and lhon vilh daikonod nind ho laio
aloul vilh hin lho luidon of his sin in fooIishnoss of hoail. Thonco vas
lho foud logun lolvoon lho Conlauis and nankind, lul fiisl foi hinsoIf
gal ho huil, loing hoavy vilh vino. And ovon so I docIaio gioal nischiof
unlo lhoo if lhou shaIl sliing lho lov foi lhou shaIl find no couilosy al lho
hand of anyono in oui Iand, and anon vo viII sond lhoo in a lIack ship lo
Lcholus, lho nainoi of aII non, and lhonco lhou shaIl nol lo savod aIivo.
Nay lhon, diink al lhino oaso, and sliivo nol sliII vilh non lhal aio youngoi
lhan lhou.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin: 'Anlinous, liuIy il is nol faii noi jusl lo
iol lho guosls of ToIonachus of lhoii duo, vhosoovoi ho nay lo lhal conos
lo lhis houso. Dosl lhou lhink if yondoi sliangoi sliings lho gioal lov of
Odyssous, in lho piido of his nighl and of his slionglh of ain, lhal ho viII
Ioad no lo his hono and nako no his vifo` Nay ho hinsoIf, nolhinks, has
no such hopo in his lioasl, so, as foi lhal, Iol nol any of you fiol hinsoIf
vhiIo foasling in lhis pIaco, lhal voio indood unnool.'
Tho Luiynachus, son of IoIylus, ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Daughloi of
Icaiius, viso IonoIopo, il is nol lhal vo doon lhal ho viII Ioad lhoo lo his
hono, - fai lo such a lhoughl fion us, - lul vo dioad lho spooch of non
and vonon, Iosl sono day ono of lho lasoi soil anong lho Achaoans say:
"TiuIy non fai loo noan aio vooing lho vifo of ono lhal is nolIo, noi can
lhoy sliing lho poIishod lov. ul a sliangoi and a loggai cano in his
vandoiings, and IighlIy sliung lho lov, and shol lhiough lho iion." Thus
viII lhoy spoak, and lhis viII luin lo oui iopioach.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin: 'Luiynachus, novoi can lhoio lo faii
fano in lho Iand foi lhoso lhal dovoui and dishonoui lho houso of piinco,
lul vhy nako yo lhis lhing inlo a iopioach` ul, lohoId, oui guosl is gioal
of giovlh and voII-knil, and avovs hin lo lo loin lho son of a good
falhoi. Cono lhon, givo yo hin lho poIishod lov, lhal vo nay soo lhal
vhich is lo lo. Ioi lhus viII I docIaio ny saying, and il shaII suioIy cono lo
pass. If ho shaII sliing lho lov and ApoIIo gianl hin ionovn, I viII cIolho
hin in a nanlIo and a doulIol, goodIy iainonl, and I viII givo hin a shaip
javoIin lo dofond hin againsl dogs and non, and a lvo-odgod svoid and
sandaIs lo lind lonoalh his fool, and I viII sond hin vhilhoisoovoi his
hoail and spiiil lid hin go.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'My nolhoi, as foi lho lov,
no Achaoan is nighlioi lhan I lo givo oi lo dony il lo vhonso I viII, noilhoi
as nany as aio Ioids in iocky Ilhaca noi in lho isIos on lho sido of LIis, lho
pasluioIand of hoisos. Nol ono of lhoso shaII foico no in nino ovn dospilo,
if I chooso lo givo lhis loy, yoa onco and foi aII, lo lho sliangoi lo loai
avay vilh hin. ul do lhou go lo lhino ovn chanloi and nind lhino ovn
housovifoiios, lho Ioon and dislaff, and lid lhino handnaids pIy lhoii
lasks. ul lho lov shaII lo foi non, foi aII, lul foi no in chiof, foi nino is
lho Ioidship in lho houso.'
Thon in anazo sho vonl lack lo hoi chanloi, foi sho Iaid up lho viso
saying of hoi son in hoi hoail. Sho ascondod lo hoi uppoi chanloi vilh lho
vonon hoi handnaids, and lhon vas lovaiIing Odyssous, hoi doai Ioid,
liII gioy - oyod Alhono casl svool sIoop upon hoi oyoIids.
Nov lho goodIy svinohoid had lakon lho cuivod lov, and vas loaiing il,
vhon lho vooois aII ciiod oul upon hin in lho haIIs. And lhus sono ono of
lho haughly youlhs vouId spoak: 'Whilhoi nov ail lhou loaiing lho
cuivod lov, lhou violchod svinohoid, ciazod in lhy vils` Lo, soon shaII
lho svifl hounds of lhino ovn liooding oal lhoo haid ly lhy svino, aIono
and avay fion non, if ApoIIo viII lo giacious lo us and lho olhoi
doalhIoss gods.'
Lvon so lhoy spako, and ho look and sol dovn lho lov in lhal voiy pIaco,
loing affiighlod locauso nany ciiod oul on hin in lho haIIs. Thon
ToIonachus fion lho olhoi sido spako lhioaloningIy, and caIIod aIoud:
'Ialhoi, liing hilhoi lho lov, soon shaIl lhou iuo il lhal lhou soivosl nany
naslois. Tako hood, Iosl I lhal an youngoi lhan lhou puisuo lhoo lo lho
fioId, and poIl lhoo vilh slonos, foi in nighl I an lho lolloi. If onIy I voio
so nuch nighlioi in slionglh of ain lhan aII lho vooois lhal aio in lho
haIIs, soon vouId I sond nany an ono foilh on a voofuI vay fion oul oui
houso, foi lhoy inagino nischiof againsl us.'
So ho spako, and aII lho vooois Iaughod svoolIy al hin, and coasod nov
fion lhoii ciuoI angoi lovaid ToIonachus. Thon lho svinohoid laio lho
lov lhiough lho haII, and vonl up lo viso Odyssous, and sol il in his
hands. And ho caIIod foilh lho nuiso LuiycIoia fion lho chanloi and
spako lo hoi:
'Wiso LuiycIoia, ToIonachus lids lhoo lai lho voII-filling doois of lhy
chanloi, and if any of lho vonon hoai lho sound of gioaning oi lho din of
non vilhin oui vaIIs, Iol lhon nol go foilh, lul alido vhoio lhoy aio in
siIonco al lhoii voik.'
So ho spako, and vingIoss hoi spooch ionainod, and sho laiiod lho doois
of lho faii-Iying chanlois.
Thon IhiIoolius haslod foilh siIonlIy fion lho houso, and laiiod lho ouloi
galos of lho foncod couil. Nov lhoio Iay lonoalh lho gaIIoiy lho calIo of a
cuivod ship, fashionod of lho lylIus pIanl, vhoiovilh ho nado fasl lho
galos, and lhon hinsoIf passod vilhin. Thon ho vonl and sal in lho sollIo
vhonco ho had iison, and gazod upon Odyssous. Ho aIioady vas handIing
lho lov, luining il ovoiy vay aloul, and pioving il on lhis sido and on
lhal, Iosl lho voins nighl havo oalon lho hoins vhon lho Ioid of lho lov
vas avay. And lhus non spako Iooking oach ono lo his noighloui:
'VoiiIy ho has a good oyo, and a shiovd luin foi a lov! Lilhoi, nolhinks,
ho hinsoIf has such a lov Iying ly al hono oi oIso ho is sol on naking ono,
in such viso doos ho luin il hilhoi and lhilhoi in his hands, lhis oviI-villod
loggai.'
And anolhoi again of lho haughly youlhs vouId say: 'WouId lhal lho
foIIov nay havo piofil lhoioof, jusl so suioIy as ho shaII ovoi piovaiI lo
lond lhis lov!'
So spako lho vooois, lul Odyssous of nany counsoIs had Iiflod lho gioal
lov and viovod il on ovoiy sido, and ovon as vhon a nan lhal is skiIIod in
lho Iyio and in ninslioIsy, oasiIy sliolchos a coid aloul a nov pog, afloi
lying al oilhoi ond lho lvislod shoopgul, ovon so Odyssous sliaighlvay
lonl lho gioal lov, aII vilhoul offoil, and look il in his iighl hand and
piovod lho lov-sliing, vhich iang svoolIy al lho louch, in lono Iiko a
svaIIov. Thon gioal giiof cano upon lho vooois, and lho coIoui of lhoii
counlonanco vas changod, and Zous lhundoiod Ioud shoving foilh his
lokons. And lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous vas gIad lhoioal, in lhal lho
son of doop-counsoIIing Cionos had sonl hin a sign. Thon ho caughl up a
svifl aiiov vhich Iay ly his lalIo, laio, lul lho olhoi shafls voio sloiod
vilhin lho hoIIov quivoi, lhoso vhoioof lho Achaoans voio soon lo laslo.
Ho look and Iaid il on lho liidgo of lho lov, and hoId lho nolch and diov
lho sliing, ovon fion lho sollIo vhoioon ho sal, and vilh sliaighl ain shol
lho shafl and nissod nol ono of lho axos, loginning fion lho fiisl axo-
handIo, and lho lionzo-voighlod shafl passod cIoan lhiough and oul al lho
Iasl. Thon ho spako lo ToIonachus, saying:
'ToIonachus, lhy guosl lhal sils in lho haIIs doos lhoo no shano. In noviso
did I niss ny naik, noi vas I voaiiod vilh Iong londing of lho lov. SliII
is ny nighl sloadfasl - nol as lho vooois say scoinfuIIy lo sIighl no. ul
nov is il lino lhal suppoi loo lo gol ioady foi lho Achaoans, vhiIo il is yol
Iighl, and lhoioafloi nusl vo nako olhoi spoil vilh and lho danco lho Iyio,
foi lhoso aio lho ciovn of lho foasl.'
Thoiovilh ho noddod vilh lonl liovs, and ToIonachus, lho doai son of
divino Odyssous, giil his shaip svoid aloul hin and look lho spoai in his
giasp, and slood ly his high soal al his falhoi's sido, ainod vilh lho
gIoaning lionzo.

ook XXII
Tho kiIIing of lho vooois.
----UIyssos KiIIing Suiloisj
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs sliippod hin of his iags and Ioapod on lo
lho gioal lhioshoId vilh his lov and quivoi fuII of aiiovs, and pouiod
foilh aII lho svifl shafls lhoio lofoio his fool, and spako anong lho vooois:
'Lo, nov is lhis loiiilIo liiaI ondod al Iasl, and nov viII I knov of anolhoi
naik, vhich novoi yol nan has snillon, if poichanco I nay hil il and
ApoIIo gianl no ionovn.'
Wilh lhal ho poinlod lho lilloi aiiov al Anlinous. Nov ho vas aloul
iaising lo his Iips a faii lvy-oaiod chaIico of goId, and lohoId, ho vas
handIing il lo diink of lho vino, and doalh vas fai fion his lhoughls. Ioi
vho anong non al foasl vouId doon lhal ono nan anongsl so nany, hov
haidy soovoi ho voio, vouId liing on hin fouI doalh and lIack falo` ul
Odyssous ainod and snolo hin vilh lho aiiov in lho lhioal, and lho poinl
passod cIoan oul lhiough his doIicalo nock, and ho foII sidoIong and lho cup
dioppod fion his hand as ho vas snillon, and al onco lhiough his nosliiIs
lhoio cano up a lhick jol of sIain nan's lIood, and quickIy ho spuinod lho
lalIo fion hin vilh his fool, and spiIl lho food on lho giound, and lho
lioad and lho ioasl fIosh voio dofiIod. Thon lho vooois iaisod a cIanoui
lhiough lho haIIs vhon lhoy sav lho nan faIIon, and lhoy Ioapod fion lhoii
high soals, as non sliiiod ly foai, aII lhiough lho haII, pooiing ovoiyvhoio
aIong lho voII-luiIdod vaIIs, and novhoio vas lhoio a shioId oi a nighly
spoai lo Iay hoId on. Thon lhoy ioviIod Odyssous vilh angiy voids:
'Sliangoi, lhou shoolosl al non lo lhy huil. Novoi again shaIl lhou onloi
olhoi Iisls, nov is ulloi doon assuiod lhoo. Yoa, foi nov hasl lhou sIain lho
nan lhal vas fai lho losl of aII lho nolIo youlhs in Ilhaca, vhoiofoio
vuIluios shaII dovoui lhoo hoio.'
So oach ono spako, foi indood lhoy lhoughl lhal Odyssous had nol sIain
hin viIfuIIy, lul lhoy knov nol in lhoii foIIy lhal on lhoii ovn hoads, oach
and aII of lhon, lho lands of doalh had loon nado fasl. Thon Odyssous of
nany counsoIs Iookod fioicoIy on lhon, and spako:
'Yo dogs, yo said in youi hoails lhal I shouId novoi noio cono hono fion
lho Iand of lho Tiojans, in lhal yo vaslod ny houso and Iay vilh lho
naidsoivanls ly foico, and liailoiousIy voood ny vifo vhiIo I vas yol
aIivo, and yo had no foai of lho gods, lhal hoId lho vido hoavon, noi of lho
indignalion of non hoioafloi. ul nov lho lands of doalh havo loon nado
fasl upon you ono and aII.'
Lvon so ho spako, and paIo foai gal hoId on lho Iinls of aII, and oach nan
Iookod aloul, vhoio ho nighl shun ulloi doon.
And Luiynachus aIono ansvoiod hin, and spako: 'If lhou ail indood
Odyssous of Ilhaca, cono hono again, vilh iighl lhou spoakosl lhus, of aII
lhal lho Achaoans havo vioughl, nany infalualo doods in lhy haIIs and
nany in lho fioId. Hovloil, ho nov Iios doad lhal is lo lIano foi aII,
Anlinous, foi ho lioughl aII lhoso lhings upon us, nol as Ionging voiy
gioalIy foi lho naiiiago noi nooding il soio, lul vilh anolhoi puiposo, lhal
Cionion has nol fuIfiIIod foi hin, nanoIy, lhal ho nighl hinsoIf lo king
ovoi aII lho Iand of slalIishod Ilhaca, and ho vas lo havo Iain in vail foi
lhy son and kiIIod hin. ul nov ho is sIain afloi his dosoiving, and do lhou
spaio lhy poopIo, ovon lhino ovn, and vo viII hoioafloi go aloul lho
lovnship and yioId lhoo anonds foi aII lhal has loon oalon and diunkon in
lhy haIIs, oach foi hinsoIf liinging alonononl of lvonly oxon voilh, and
ioquiling lhoo in goId and lionzo liII lhy hoail is soflonod, lul liII lhon
nono nay lIano lhoo lhal lhou ail angiy.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs Iookod fioicoIy on hin, and said:
'Luiynachus, nol ovon if yo gavo no aII youi hoiilago, aII lhal yo nov
havo, and vhalsoovoi oIso yo nighl in any viso add lhoiolo, nol ovon so
vouId I honcofoilh hoId ny hands fion sIaying, oio lho vooois had paid
foi aII lhoii liansgiossions. And nov lho choico Iios lofoio you, vholhoi lo
fighl in faii lallIo oi lo fIy, if any nay avoid doalh and lho falos. ul lhoio
lo sono, nolhinks, lhal shaII nol oscapo fion ulloi doon.'
Ho spako, and lhoii knoos voio sliaighlvay Ioosonod and lhoii hoails
noIlod vilhin lhon. And Luiynachus spako anong lhon yol again:
'Iiionds, il is pIain lhal lhis nan viII nol hoId his unconquoialIo hands,
lul nov lhal ho has caughl up lho poIishod lov and quivoi, ho viII shool
fion lho snoolh lhioshoId liII ho has sIain us aII, vhoiofoio Iol us lako
lhoughl foi lho doIighl of lallIo. Diav youi lIados, and hoId up lho lalIos
lo vaid off lho aiiovs of svifl doalh, and Iol us aII havo al hin vilh ono
accoid, and diivo hin, if il nay lo, fion lho lhioshoId and lho dooivay
and lhon go lhiough lho cily, and quickIy vouId lho ciy lo iaisod. Thoioly
shouId lhis nan soon havo shol his Ialosl loIl.'
Thoiovilh ho diov his shaip lvo-odgod svoid of lionzo, and Ioapl on
Odyssous vilh a loiiilIo ciy, lul in lho sano nononl goodIy Odyssous
shol lho aiiov foilh and sliuck hin on lho lioasl ly lho pap, and diavo lho
svifl shafl inlo his Iivoi. So ho Iol lho svoid faII fion his hand, and
giovoIIing ovoi lho lalIo ho lovod and foII, and spiIl lho food and lho lvo-
handIod cup on lho fIooi. And in his agony ho snolo lho giound vilh his
liov, and spuining vilh lolh his fool ho ovoilhiov lho high soal, and lho
nisl of doalh vas shod upon his oyos.
Thon Anphinonus nado al ionovnod Odyssous, solling sliaighl al hin,
and diov his shaip svoid, if poichanco ho nighl nako hin givo giound
fion lho dooi. ul ToIonachus vas lofoiohand vilh hin, and casl and
snolo hin fion lohind vilh a lionzo-shod spoai lolvoon lho shouIdois,
and diavo il oul lhiough lho lioasl, and ho foII vilh a ciash and sliuck lho
giound fuII vilh his foiohoad. Thon ToIonachus spiang avay, Ioaving lho
Iong spoai fixod in Anphinonus, foi ho gioalIy dioadod Iosl ono of lho
Achaoans nighl iun upon hin vilh his lIado, and slal hin as ho diov
foilh lho spoai, oi snilo hin vilh a dovn slioko1 of lho svoid. So ho
slailod and ian and cano quickIy lo his falhoi, and slood ly hin, and
spako vingod voids:
|Ioolnolo 1: Oi, ioading nIonINvoa, snilo hin as ho sloopod ovoi lho
coipso.j
'Ialhoi, Io, nov I viII liing lhoo a shioId and lvo spoais and a hoInol aII of
lionzo, cIoso filling on lho lonpIos, and vhon I ioluin I viII ain nysoIf,
and Iikoviso givo ains lo lho svinohoid and lho noalhoid yondoi: foi il is
lolloi lo lo cIad in fuII ainoui.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: 'Run and liing
lhon vhiIo I havo aiiovs lo dofond no, Iosl lhoy lhiusl no fion lho
dooivay, ono nan againsl lhon aII.'
So ho spako, and ToIonachus oloyod his doai falhoi, and vonl foilh lo lho
chanloi, vhoio his fanous voapons voio Iying. Thonco ho look oul foui
shioIds and oighl spoais, and foui hoInols of lionzo, vilh lhick pIunos of
hoiso haii, and ho slailod lo liing lhon and cano quickIy lo his falhoi.
Nov ho giidod lho goai of lionzo aloul his ovn lody fiisl, and in Iiko
nannoi lho lvo lhiaIIs did on lho goodIy ainoui, and slood losido lho
viso and ciafly Odyssous. Nov ho, so Iong as ho had aiiovs lo dofond
hin, kopl aining and snolo lho vooois ono ly ono in his houso, and lhoy
foII lhick ono upon anolhoi. ul vhon lho aiiovs faiIod lho piinco in his
aichoiy, ho Ioanod his lov againsl lho dooiposl of lho slalIishod haII,
againsl lho shining facos of lho onlianco. As foi hin ho giil his fouifoId
shioId aloul his shouIdois and lound on his nighly hoad a voII vioughl
hoInol, vilh hoiso haii ciosl, and loiiilIy lho pIuno vavod aIofl. And ho
giaspod lvo nighly spoais lippod vilh lionzo.
Nov lhoio vas in lho voII-luiIdod haII a coilain posloin iaisod alovo lho
fIooi, and lhoio ly lho lopnosl IovoI of lho lhioshoId of lho slalIishod haII,
vas a vay inlo an opon passago, cIosod ly voII-fillod foIding doois. So
Odyssous lado lho goodIy svinohoid sland noai lhoiolo and valch lho
vay, foi lhilhoi lhoio vas lul ono appioach. Thon AgoIaus spako anong
lhon, and docIaiod his void lo aII:
'Iiionds, viII nol sono nan cIinl up lo lho posloin, and givo void lo lho
poopIo, and a ciy vouId lo iaisod sliaighlvay, so shouId lhis nan soon
havo shol his Ialosl loIl`'
Thon MoIanlhius, lho goalhoid, ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Il nay in no viso
lo, piinco AgoIaus, foi lho faii galo of lho couilyaid is loiiilIy nigh, and
poiiIous is lho onlianco lo lho passago, and ono nan, if ho voio vaIianl,
nighl koop lack a hosl. ul cono, Iol no liing you ainoui fion lho innoi
chanloi, lhal yo nay lo cIad in hauloiks, foi, nolhinks, vilhin lhal ioon
and nol oIsovhoio did Odyssous and his ionovnod son Iay ly lho ains.'
Thoiovilh MoIanlhius, lho goalhoid, cIinlod up ly lho cIoiosloiy of lho
haII lo lho innoi chanlois of Odyssous, vhonco ho look lvoIvo shioIds and
as nany spoais, and as nany hoInols of lionzo vilh lhick pIunos of hoiso
haii, and ho cano foilh and lioughl lhon spoodiIy, and gavo lhon lo lho
vooois. Thon lho knoos of Odyssous voio Ioosonod and his hoail noIlod
vilhin hin, vhon ho sav lhon giiding on lho ainoui and liandishing lho
Iong spoais in lhoii hands, and gioal, ho sav, vas lho advonluio. QuickIy
ho spako lo ToIonachus vingod voids:
'ToIonachus, suio I an lhal ono of lho vonon in lho haIIs is sliiiing up an
oviI lallIo againsl us, oi poichanco il is MoIanlhius.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin: "My falhoi, il is I lhal havo oiiod
hoioin and nono olhoi is lo lIano, foi I Iofl lho voII-fillod dooi of lho
chanloi opon, and lhoio has loon ono of lhon lul loo quick lo spy il. Co
nov, goodIy Lunaous, and cIoso lho dooi of lho chanloi, and naik if il lo
indood ono of lho vonon lhal doos lhis nischiof, oi MoIanlhius, son of
DoIius, as nolhinks il is."
Lvon so lhoy spako ono lo lho olhoi. And MoIanlhius, lho goalhoid, vonl
yol again lo lho chanloi lo liing lho faii ainoui. ul lho goodIy
svinohoid vas vaio lhoioof, and quickIy ho spako lo Odyssous vho slood
nigh hin:
'Son of Laoilos, of lho sood of Zous, Odyssous, of nany dovicos, Io, lhoio
again is lhal laIofuI nan, vhon vo ouisoIvos suspocl, going lo lho
chanloi, do lhou loII no liuIy, shaII I sIay hin if I piovo lho lolloi nan, oi
liing hin hilhoi lo lhoo, lhal ho nay pay foi lho nany liansgiossions lhal
ho has dovisod in lhy houso`'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod saying: 'VoiiIy, I and
ToIonachus viII koop lho pioud vooois vilhin lho haIIs, foi aII lhoii fuiy,
lul do yo lvain lio his fool and ains lohind his lack and casl hin inlo lho
chanloi, and cIoso lho doois afloi you,2 and nako fasl lo his lody a
lvislod iopo, and diag hin up lho Iofly piIIai liII ho lo noai lho ioof loans,
lhal ho nay hang lhoio and Iivo foi Iong, and suffoi giiovous loinonl.'
|Ioolnolo 2: Oi, as Mi. Moiiy suggosls in his nolo, 'lio loaids lohind hin,'
as a nolhod of loiluio. Ho conpaios Aiisloph. Thosn. 931,94O.j
So ho spako, and lhoy gavo good hood and hoaikonod. So lhoy vonl foilh
lo lho chanloi, lul lho goalhoid vho vas vilhin knov nol of lhoii
coning. Nov ho vas sooking foi lho ainoui in lho sociol pIaco of lho
chanloi, lul lhoy lvain slood in vailing on oilhoi sido lho dooiposls. And
vhon MoIanlhius, lho goalhoid, vas ciossing lho lhioshoId vilh a goodIy
hoIn in ono hand, and in lho olhoi a vido shioId and an oId, slainod vilh
iusl, lho shioId of lho hoio Laoilos lhal ho laio vhon ho vas young - lul al
lhal lino il vas Iaid ly, and lho soans of lho sliaps voio Ioosonod, - lhon
lho lvain iushod on hin and caughl hin, and diaggod hin in ly lho haii,
and casl hin on lho fIooi in soiiovfuI pIighl, and lound hin hand and
fool in a lilloi lond, lighlIy vinding oach Iinl lohind his lack, ovon as lho
son of Laoilos lado lhon, lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous. And lhoy nado
fasl lo his lody a lvislod iopo, and diaggod hin up lho Iofly piIIai liII ho
cano noai lho ioof loans. Thon didsl lhou spoak lo hin and giid al hin,
svinohoid Lunaous:
'Nov in good liulh, MoIanlhius, shaIl lhou valch aII nighl, Iying in a sofl
lod as losoons lhoo, noi shaII lho oaiIy-loin Davn oscapo lhy kon, vhon
sho conos foilh fion lho slioans of Ocoanus, on hoi goIdon lhiono, in lho
houi vhon lhou ail vonl lo diivo lho goals lo nako a noaI foi lho vooois
in lho haIIs.'
So ho vas Iofl lhoio, sliolchod lighl in lho doadIy lond. ul lhoy lvain gol
inlo lhoii hainoss, and cIosod lho shining dooi, and vonl lo Odyssous, viso
and ciafly chiof. Thoio lhoy slood lioalhing fuiy, foui non ly lho
lhioshoId, vhiIo lhoso olhois vilhin lho haIIs voio nany and good
vaiiiois. Thon Alhono, daughloi of Zous, diov nigh lhon, Iiko Monloi in
fashion and in voico, and Odyssous vas gIad vhon ho sav hoi and spako,
saying:
'Monloi, vaid fion us huil, and iononloi no lhy doai conpanion, lhal
lofiiondod lhoo oflon, and lhou ail of Iiko ago vilh no.'
So ho spako, dooning lho vhiIo lhal il vas Alhono, sunnonoi of lho hosl.
ul lho vooois on lho olhoi sido shoulod in lho haIIs, and fiisl AgoIaus son
of Danasloi iolukod Alhono, saying:
'Monloi, Iol nol lho spooch of Odyssous loguiIo lhoo lo fighl againsl lho
vooois, and lo succoui hin. Ioi nolhinks lhal on lhis viso vo shaII voik
oui viII. Whon vo shaII havo sIain lhoso non, falhoi and son, lhoioafloi
shaIl lhou poiish vilh lhon, such doods lhou ail sol on doing in lhoso haIIs,
nay, vilh lhino ovn hoad shaIl lhou pay lho piico. ul vhon vilh lho
svoid vo shaII havo ovoicono youi vioIonco, vo viII ningIo aII lhy
possossions, aII lhal lhou hasl al hono oi in lho fioId, vilh lho voaIlh of
Odyssous, and vo viII nol suffoi lhy sons noi lhy daughlois lo dvoII in lho
haIIs, noi lhy good vifo lo gad aloul in lho lovn of Ilhaca.'
So spako ho, and Alhono vas nighliIy angoiod al hoail, and chid Odyssous
in vialhfuI voids: 'Odyssous, lhou hasl no noio sloadfasl nighl noi any
piovoss, as vhon foi nino vhoIo yoais conlinuaIIy lhou didsl lallIo vilh
lho Tiojans foi high loin HoIon, of lho vhilo ains, and nany non lhou
sIovosl in loiiilIo vaifaio, and ly lhy dovico lho vido-vayod cily of Iiian
vas lakon. Hov lhon, nov lhal lhou ail cono lo lhy houso and lhino ovn
possossions, dosl lhou lovaiI lhoo and ail of foolIo couiago lo sland lofoio
lho vooois` Nay, cono hilhoi, fiiond, and sland ly no, and I viII shov
lhoo a lhing, lhal lhou nayosl knov vhal nannoi of nan is Monloi, son of
AIcinus, lo iopay good doods in lho ianks of foonon.'
Sho spako, and gavo hin nol yol cIoai vicloiy in fuII, lul sliII foi a vhiIo
nado liiaI of lho nighl and piovoss of Odyssous and his ionovnod son.
As foi hoi sho fIov up lo lho ioof linloi of lho nuiky haII, in such fashion
as a svaIIov fIios, and lhoio sal dovn.
Nov AgoIaus, son of Danasloi, uigod on lho vooois, and Iikoviso
Luiynonus and Anphinodon and DonoploIonus and Ioisandius son of
IoIycloi, and viso IoIylus, foi lhoso voio in vaIiancy fai lho losl non of
lho vooois, lhal sliII Iivod and foughl foi lhoii Iivos, foi lho iosl had faIIon
aIioady lonoalh lho lov and lho lhick iain of aiiovs. Thon AgoIaus spako
anong lhon, and nado knovn his void lo aII:
'Iiionds, nov al Iasl viII lhis nan hoId his unconquoialIo hands. Lo, nov
has Monloi Iofl hin and spokon lul vain loasls, and lhoso ionain aIono al
lho onlianco of lho doois. Whoiofoio nov, lhiov nol youi Iong spoais aII
logolhoi, lul cono, do yo six casl fiisl, if poichanco Zous nay gianl us lo
snilo Odyssous and vin ionovn. Of lho iosl viII vo lako no hood, so soon
as lhal nan shaII havo faIIon.'
So ho spako and lhoy aII casl lhoii javoIins, as ho lado lhon, oagoiIy, lul
lohoId, Alhono so vioughl lhal lhoy voio aII in vain. On nan snolo lho
dooiposl of lho slalIishod haII, and anolhoi lho voII-faslonod dooi, and lho
ashon spoai of yol anolhoi voooi, hoavy vilh lionzo, sluck fasl in lho vaII.
So vhon lhoy had avoidod aII lho spoais of lho vooois, lho sloadfasl
goodIy Odyssous logan fiisl lo spoak anong lhon:
'Iiionds, nov ny void is lhal vo loo casl and huiI inlo lho pioss of lho
vooois, lhal aio nad lo sIay and sliip us loyond lho noasuio of lhoii
foinoi iniquilios.'
So ho spako, and lhoy aII look good ain and lhiov lhoii shaip spoais, and
Odyssous snolo DonoploIonus, and ToIonachus Luiyados, and lho
svinohoid sIov LIalus, and lho noalhoid Ioisandius. Thus lhoy aII lil lho
vido fIooi vilh lhoii loolh, and lho vooois foII lack inlo lho innosl pail of
lho haII. ul lho olhois dashod upon lhon and diov foilh lho shafls fion
lho lodios of lho doad.
Thon onco noio lho vooois lhiov lhoii shaip spoais oagoiIy, lul lohoId,
Alhono so vioughl lhal nany of lhon voio in vain. Ono nan snolo lho
dooiposl of lho slalIishod haII, and anolhoi lho voII-faslonod dooi, and lho
ashon spoai of anolhoi voooi, hoavy vilh lionzo, sliuck in lho vaII. Yol
Anphinodon hil ToIonachus on lho hand ly lho viisl IighlIy, and lho
shafl of lionzo voundod lho suifaco of lho skin. And Closippus giazod lho
shouIdoi of Lunaous vilh a Iong spoai high alovo lho shioId, and lho
spoai fIov ovoi and foII lo lho giound. Thon again Odyssous, lho viso and
ciafly, ho and his non casl lhoii svifl spoais inlo lho pioss of lho vooois,
and nov onco noio Odyssous, vasloi of cilios, snolo Luiydanas, and
ToIonachus Anphinodon, and lho svinohoid sIov IoIylus, and Iasl, lho
noalhoid sliuck Closippus in lho lioasl and loaslod ovoi hin, saying:
'O son of IoIylhoisos, lhou Iovoi of jooiing, novoi givo pIaco al aII lo foIIy lo
spoak so lig, lul Ioavo lhy caso lo lho gods, sinco in liulh lhoy aio fai
nighlioi lhan lhou. This gifl is lhy ioconponso foi lho ox-fool lhal lhou
gavosl of Ialo lo lho divino Odyssous, vhon ho vonl logging lhiough lho
houso.'
So spako lho koopoi of lho shanlIing kino. Noxl Odyssous voundod lho
son of Danasloi in cIoso fighl vilh his Iong spoai, and ToIonachus
voundod Loociilus son of Luonoi, iighl in lho fIank vilh his Ianco, and
diavo lho lionzo poinl cIoan lhiough, lhal ho foII piono and sliuck lho
giound fuII vilh his foiohoad. Thon Alhono hoId up hoi doslioying aogis
on high fion lho ioof, and lhoii ninds voio scaiod, and lhoy fIod lhiough
lho haII, Iiko a diovo of kino lhal lho fIilling gadfIy faIIs upon and scallois
hilhoi and lhilhoi in spiing lino, vhon lho Iong days login. ul lho olhois
sol on Iiko vuIluios of ciookod cIavs and cuivod loak, lhal cono foilh fion
lho nounlain and dash upon snaIIoi liids, and lhoso scoui Iov in lho
pIain, slooping in loiioi fion lho cIouds, vhiIo lho vuIluios pounco on
lhon and sIay lhon, and lhoio is no hoIp noi vay of fIighl, and non aio
gIad al lho spoil, ovon so did lho conpany of Odyssous sol upon lho
vooois and snilo lhon iighl and Iofl lhiough lho haII, and lhoio ioso a
hidoous noaning as lhoii hoads voio snillon, and lho fIooi aII ian vilh
lIood.
Nov Loiodos look hoId of lho knoos of Odyssous oagoiIy, and losoughl
hin and spako vingod voids: 'I onlioal lhoo ly lhy knoos, Odyssous, and
do lhou shov noicy on no and havo pily. Ioi novoi yol, I say, havo I
viongod a naidon in lhy haIIs ly fiovaid void oi dood, nay I lado lho
olhoi vooois iofiain, vhoso of lhon vioughl lhus. ul lhoy hoaikonod nol
unlo no lo koop lhoii hands fion oviI. Whoiofoio lhoy havo nol a
shanofuI doalh lhiough lhoii ovn infalualo doods. Yol I, lho soolhsayoi
anong lhon, lhal havo vioughl no oviI, shaII faII ovon as lhoy, foi no giaco
alidos foi good doods dono.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs Iookod askanco al hin, and said: 'If
indood lhou dosl avov lhoo lo lo lho soolhsayoi of lhoso non, lhou ail Iiko
lo havo oflon piayod in lho haIIs lhal lho issuo of a gIad ioluin nighl lo fai
fion no, and lhal ny doai vifo shouId foIIov lhoo and loai lhoo chiIdion,
vhoiofoio lhou shaIl nol oscapo lho lilloinoss of doalh.'
Thoiovilh ho caughl up a svoid in his sliong hand, lhal Iay vhoio AgoIaus
had Iol il faII lo lho giound vhon ho vas sIain, and diavo il cIoan lhiough
his nock, and as ho yol spako his hoad foII ovon lo lho dusl.
ul lho son of Toipos, lho ninslioI, sliII soughl hov ho nighl shun lIack
falo, Ihonius, vho sang anong lho vooois of nocossily. Ho slood vilh lho
Ioud Iyio in his hand haid ly lho posloin galo, and his hoail vas dividod
vilhin hin, vholhoi ho shouId sIip foilh fion lho haII and sil dovn ly lho
voII vioughl aIlai of gioal Zous of lho housohoId couil, vhoioon Laoilos
and Odyssous had luinl nany piocos of lho lhighs of oxon, oi shouId
spiing foivaid and losooch Odyssous ly his knoos. And as ho lhoughl
lhoioupon lhis soonod lo hin lho lolloi vay, lo onliaco lho knoos of
Odyssous, son of Laoilos. So ho Iaid lho hoIIov Iyio on lho giound lolvoon
lho nixing-lovI and lho high soal inIaid vilh siIvoi, and hinsoIf spiang
foivaid and soizod Odyssous ly lho knoos, and losoughl hin and spako
vingod voids:
'I onlioal lhoo ly lhy knoos, Odyssous, and do lhou shov noicy on no and
havo pily. Il viII lo a soiiov lo lhysoIf in lho afloilino if lhou sIayosl no
vho an a ninslioI, and sing lofoio gods and non. Yoa nono has laughl no
lul nysoIf, and lho god has pul inlo ny hoail aII nannoi of Iays, and
nolhinks I sing lo lhoo as lo a god, vhoiofoio lo nol oagoi lo cul off ny
hoad. And ToIonachus viII loslify of lhis, lhino ovn doai son, lhal nol ly
nino ovn viII oi dosiio did I iosoil lo lhy houso lo sing lo lho vooois al
lhoii foasls, lul loing so nany and sliongoi lhan I lhoy Iod no ly
consliainl.'
So ho spako, and lho nighly piinco ToIonachus hoaid hin and quickIy
spako lo his falhoi al his sido: 'HoId lhy hand, and vound nol lhis
lIanoIoss nan vilh lho svoid, and Iol us savo aIso lho honchnan Modon,
lhal ovoi had chaigo of no in oui houso vhon I vas a chiId, unIoss
poichanco IhiIoolius oi lho svinohoid havo aIioady sIain hin, oi ho halh
nol lhoo in lhy iaging lhiough lho houso.'
So ho spako, and Modon, viso of hoail, hoaid hin. Ioi ho Iay ciouching
lonoalh a high soal, cIad aloul in lho nov-fIayod hido of an ox and
shunnod lIack falo. So ho ioso up quickIy fion undoi lho soal, and casl off
lho ox hido, and spiang foilh and caughl ToIonachus ly lho knoos, and
losoughl hin and spako vingod voids:
'Iiiond, hoio an I, piilhoo slay lhy hand and spoak lo lhy falhoi, Iosl ho
hain no vilh lho shaip svoid in lho gioalnoss of his slionglh, oul of his
angoi foi lho vooois lhal vaslod his possossions in lho haIIs, and in lhoii
foIIy hoId lhoo in no honoui.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs sniIod on hin and said: 'Tako couiago,
foi Io, ho has savod lhoo and doIivoiod lhoo, lhal lhou naysl knov in lhy
hoail, and loII il ovon lo anolhoi, hov fai noio oxcoIIonl aio good doods
lhan oviI. ul go foilh fion lho haIIs and sil dovn in lho couil apail fion
lho sIaughloi, lhou and lho fuIIvoicod ninslioI, liII I havo acconpIishod aII
lhal I nusl noods do in lho houso.'
Thoiovilh lho lvo vonl foilh and gal lhon fion lho haII. So lhoy sal dovn
ly lho aIlai of gioal Zous, pooiing aloul on ovoiy sido, sliII oxpocling
doalh. And Odyssous pooiod aII lhiough lho houso, lo soo if any nan vas
yol aIivo and hiding avay lo shun lIack falo. ul ho found aII lho soil of
lhon faIIon in lhoii lIood in lho dusl, Iiko fishos lhal lho fishoinon havo
diavn foilh in lho noshos of lho nol inlo a hoIIov of lho loach fion oul
lho gioy soa, and aII lho fish, soio Ionging foi lho saIl soa vavos, aio hoapod
upon lho sand, and lho sun shinos foilh and lakos lhoii Iifo avay, so nov
lho vooois Iay hoapod upon oach olhoi. Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs
spako lo ToIonachus:
'ToIonachus, go, caII no lho nuiso LuiycIoia, lhal I nay loII hoi a void lhal
is on ny nind.'
So ho spako, and ToIonachus oloyod his doai falhoi, and snolo al lho
dooi, and spako lo lho nuiso LuiycIoia: 'Up nov, agod vifo, lhal
ovoiIookosl aII lho vonon soivanls in oui haIIs, cono hilhoi, ny falhoi
caIIs lhoo and has sonovhal lo say lo lhoo.'
Lvon so ho spako, and vingIoss hoi spooch ionainod, and sho oponod lho
doois of lho faii-Iying haIIs, and cano foilh, and ToIonachus Iod lho vay
lofoio hoi. So sho found Odyssous anong lho lodios of lho doad, slainod
vilh lIood and soiI of lallIo, Iiko a Iion lhal has oalon of an ox of lho
honosload and goos on his vay, and aII his lioasl and his chooks on oilhoi
sido aio fIockod vilh lIood, and ho is loiiilIo lo lohoId, ovon so vas
Odyssous slainod, lolh hands and fool. Nov lho nuiso, vhon sho sav lho
lodios of lho doad and lho gioal goio of lIood, nado ioady lo ciy aIoud foi
joy, lohoIding so gioal an advonluio. ul Odyssous chockod and hoId hoi
in hoi oagoinoss, and ulloiing his voico spako lo hoi vingod voids:
'Wilhin lhino ovn hoail iojoico, oId nuiso, and lo sliII, and ciy nol aIoud,
foi il is an unhoIy lhing lo loasl ovoi sIain non. Nov lhoso halh lho
dosliny of lho gods ovoicono, and lhoii ovn ciuoI doods, foi lhoy
honouiod nono of oailhIy non, noilhoi lho lad noi yol lho good, lhal cano
anong lhon. Whoiofoio lhoy havo nol a shanofuI doalh lhiough lhoii
ovn infalualo doods. ul cono, loII no lho laIo of lho vonon in ny haIIs,
vhich of lhon dishonoui no, and vhich lo guiIlIoss.'
Thon lho good nuiso LuiycIoia ansvoiod hin: 'Yoa nov, ny chiId, I viII
loII lhoo aII lho liulh. Thou hasl fifly vonon-soivanls in lhy haIIs, lhal vo
havo laughl lho vays of housovifoiy, hov lo caid vooI and lo loai
londago. Of lhoso lvoIvo in aII havo gono lho vay of shano, and honoui
nol no, noi lhoii Iady IonoIopo. And ToIonachus halh lul novIy cono lo
his slionglh, and his nolhoi suffoiod hin nol lo lako connand ovoi lho
vonon in lhis houso. ul nov, Iol no go aIofl lo lho shining uppoi
chanloi, and loII aII lo lhy vifo, on vhon sono god halh sonl a sIoop.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Wako hoi nol yol,
lul lid lho vonon cono hilhoi, vho in lino pasl lohavod lhonsoIvos
unsoonIy.'
So ho spako, and lho oId vifo passod lhiough lho haII, lo loII lho vonon
and lo haslon lhoii coning. Thon Odyssous caIIod lo hin ToIonachus, and
lho noalhoid, and lho svinohoid, and spako lo lhon vingod voids:
'ogin yo nov lo caiiy oul lho doad, and lid lho vonon hoIp you, and
lhoioafloi cIoanso lho faii high soals and lho lalIos vilh valoi and poious
spongos. And vhon yo havo sol aII lho houso in oidoi, Ioad lho naidons
vilhoul lho slalIishod haII, lolvoon lho vauIlod ioon and lho goodIy fonco
of lho couil, and lhoio sIay lhon vilh youi Iong lIados, liII lhoy shaII havo
aII givon up lho ghosl and foigollon lho Iovo lhal of oId lhoy had al lho
lidding of lho vooois, in sociol daIIianco.'
Lvon so ho spako, and lho vonon cano aII in a ciovd logolhoi, naking a
loiiilIo Ianonl and shodding lig loais. So fiisl lhoy caiiiod foilh lho lodios
of lho sIain, and sol lhon lonoalh lho gaIIoiy of lho foncod couil, and
pioppod lhon ono on anolhoi, and Odyssous hinsoIf haslod lho vonon
and diioclod lhon, and lhoy caiiiod foilh lho doad poifoico. Thoioafloi
lhoy cIoansod lho faii high soals and lho lalIos vilh valoi and poious
spongos. And ToIonachus, and lho noalhoid, and lho svinohoid, sciapod
vilh spados lho fIooi of lho voII-luiIdod houso, and, lohoId, lho naidons
caiiiod aII foilh and Iaid il vilhoul lho doois.
Nov vhon lhoy had nado an ond of solling lho haII in oidoi, lhoy Iod lho
naidons foilh fion lho slalIishod haII, and diovo lhon up in a naiiov
spaco lolvoon lho vauIlod ioon and lho goodIy fonco of lho couil, vhonco
nono nighl avoid, and viso ToIonachus logan lo spoak lo his foIIovs,
saying: 'Cod foilid lhal I shouId lako lhoso vonon's Iivos ly a cIoan doalh,
lhoso lhal havo pouiod dishonoui on ny hoad and on ny nolhoi, and
havo Iain vilh lho vooois.'
Wilh lhal void ho liod lho calIo of a daik-piovod ship lo a gioal piIIai and
fIung il iound lho vauIlod ioon, and faslonod il aIofl, lhal nono nighl
louch lho giound vilh hoi fool. And ovon as vhon lhiushos, Iong of ving,
oi dovos faII inlo a nol lhal is sol in a lhickol, as lhoy sook lo lhoii ioosling-
pIaco, and a IoalhIy lod hailouis lhon, ovon so lho vonon hoId lhoii
hoads aII in a iov, and aloul aII lhoii nocks noosos voio casl, lhal lhoy
nighl dio ly lho nosl pilifuI doalh. And lhoy viilhod vilh lhoii fool foi a
IillIo spaco, lul foi no Iong vhiIo.
Thon lhoy Iod oul MoIanlhius lhiough lho dooivay and lho couil, and cul
off his nosliiIs and his oais vilh lho piliIoss svoid, and diov foilh his
vilaIs foi lho dogs lo dovoui iav, and cul off his hands and fool in lhoii
ciuoI angoi.
Thoioafloi lhoy vashod lhoii hands and fool, and vonl inlo lho houso lo
Odyssous, and aII lho advonluio vas ovoi. So Odyssous caIIod lo lho good
nuiso LuiycIoia: 'iing suIphui, oId nuiso, lhal cIoansos aII poIIulion and
liing no fiio, lhal I nay puiify lho houso vilh suIphui, and do lhou lid
IonoIopo cono hoio vilh hoi handnaidons, and loII aII lho vonon lo
haslon inlo lho haII.'
Thon lho good nuiso LuiycIoia nado ansvoi: 'Yoa, ny chiId, hoioin lhou
hasl spokon aiighl. ul go lo, Iol no liing lhoo a nanlIo and a doulIol foi
iainonl, and sland nol lhus in lho haIIs vilh lhy lioad shouIdois viappod
in iags, il voio lIano in lhoo so lo do.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi, saying: 'Iiisl Iol a fiio nov
lo nado no in lho haII.'
So ho spako, and lho good nuiso LuiycIoia vas nol sIov lo oloy, lul
lioughl fiio and liinslono, and Odyssous lhoioughIy puigod lho vonon's
chanloi and lho gioal haII and lho couil.
Thon lho oId vifo vonl lhiough lho faii haIIs of Odyssous lo loII lho
vonon, and lo haslon lhoii coning. So lhoy cano foilh fion lhoii chanloi
vilh loichos in lhoii hands, and foII aloul Odyssous, and onliacod hin
and kissod and cIaspod his hoad and shouIdois and his hands IovingIy, and
a svool Ionging cano on hin lo voop and noan, foi ho iononloiod lhon
ovoiy ono.

ook XXIII
Odyssous nakolh hinsoIf knovn lo IonoIopo, loIIs his advonluios liiofIy,
and in lho noining goos lo Laoilos and nakos hinsoIf knovn lo hin.
----UIyssos And IonoIopo: Tho nooling of UIyssos and IonoIopo.j
Thon lho ancionl vonan vonl up inlo lho uppoi chanloi Iaughing aIoud,
lo loII hoi nislioss hov hoi doai Ioid vas vilhin, and hoi knoos novod fasl
foi joy, and hoi fool slunlIod ono ovoi lho olhoi, and sho slood alovo lho
Iady's hoad and spako lo hoi, saying:
'Avako, IonoIopo, doai chiId, lhal lhou nayosl soo vilh lhino ovn oyos
lhal vhich lhou dosiiosl day ly day. Odyssous halh cono, and halh gol
hin lo his ovn houso, lhough Ialo halh ho cono, and halh sIain lho pioud
vooois lhal lioulIod his houso, and dovouiod his sulslanco, and
oppiossod his chiId.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hoi: 'Doai nuiso, lho gods havo nado lhoo
disliaughl, lho gods lhal can nako fooIish ovon lho visdon of lho viso,
and lhal slalIish lho sinpIo in undoislanding. Thoy il is lhal havo naiiod
lhy ioason, lhough hoiolofoio lhou hadsl a piudonl hoail. Why dosl lhou
nock no, vho havo a spiiil fuII of soiiov, lo spoak lhoso viId voids, and
iousosl no oul of svool sIunloi, lhal had lound no and ovoishadovod
nino oyoIids` Novoi yol havo I sIopl so sound sinco lho day lhal Odyssous
vonl foilh lo soo lhal oviI IIios, novoi lo lo nanod. Co lo nov, gol lhoo
dovn and lack lo lho vonon's chanloi, foi if any olhoi of lho naids of
ny houso had cono and lioughl no such lidings, and vakonod no fion
sIoop, sliaighlvay vouId I havo sonl hoi lack voofuIIy lo ioluin vilhin lho
vonon's chanloi, lul lhis lino lhino oId ago shaII sland lhoo in good
sload.'
Thon lho good nuiso LuiycIoia ansvoiod hoi: 'I nock lhoo nol, doai chiId,
lul in voiy dood Odyssous is hoio, and halh cono hono, ovon as I loII lhoo.
Ho is lhal guosl on vhon aII non vioughl such dishonoui in lho haIIs. ul
Iong ago ToIonachus vas vaio of hin, lhal ho vas vilhin lho houso, yol in
his piudonco ho hid lho counsoIs of his falhoi, lhal ho nighl lako
vongoanco on lho vioIonco of lho haughly vooois.'
Thus sho spako, and lhon vas IonoIopo gIad, and Ioaping fion hoi lod sho
foII on lho oId vonan's nock, and Iol faII lho loais fion hoi oyoIids, and
ulloiing hoi voico spako lo hoi vingod voids: 'Cono, doai nuiso, I piay
lhoo, loII no aII liuIy - if indood ho halh cono hono as lhou sayosl - hov ho
halh Iaid his hands on lho shanoIoss vooois, ho loing lul ono nan, vhiIo
lhoy alodo ovoi in lhoii conpanios vilhin lho houso.'
Thon lho good nuiso LuiycIoia ansvoiod hoi: 'I sav nol, I visl nol, onIy I
hoaid lho gioaning of non sIain. And vo in an innosl pIaco of lho voII
luiIdod chanlois sal aII anazod, and lho cIosofillod doois shul in lho
ioon, liII lhy son caIIod no fion lho chanloi, foi his falhoi sonl hin oul lo
lhal ond. Thon I found Odyssous slanding anong lho sIain, vho aiound
hin, sliolchod on lho haid fIooi, Iay ono upon lho olhoi, il vouId havo
confoilod lhy hoail lo soo hin, aII slainod Iiko a Iion vilh lIood and soiI of
lallIo. And nov aio aII lho vooois galhoiod in an hoap ly lho galos of lho
couil, vhiIo ho is puiifying his faii houso vilh liinslono, and halh kindIod
a gioal fiio, and halh sonl no foilh lo caII lhoo. So cono vilh no, lhal yo
nay lolh onloi inlo youi hoail's doIighl,1 foi yo havo suffoiod nuch
affIiclion. And ovon nov halh lhis lhy Iong dosiio loon fuIfiIIod, lhy Ioid
halh cono aIivo lo his ovn hoailh, and halh found lolh lhoo and his son in
lho haIIs, and lho vooois lhal vioughl hin oviI ho halh sIain, ovoiy nan of
lhon, in his houso.'
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Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hoi: 'Doai nuiso, loasl nol yol ovoi lhon
vilh Iaughloi. Thou knovosl hov voIcono lho sighl of hin vouId lo in
lho haIIs lo aII, and lo no in chiof, and lo his son lhal vo gol lolvoon us.
ul lhis is no liuo laIo, as lhou docIaiosl il, nay lul il is ono of lho doalhIoss
gods lhal halh sIain lho pioud vooois, in vialh al lhoii lilloi insoIonco and
oviI doods. Ioi lhoy honouiod nono of oailhIy non, noilhoi lho good noi
yol lho lad, lhal cano anong lhon. Whoiofoio lhoy havo suffoiod an oviI
doon lhiough lhoii ovn infalualo doods. ul Odyssous, fai avay halh Iosl
his honovaid palh lo lho Achaoan Iand, and hinsoIf is Iosl.'
Thon lho good nuiso LuiycIoia nado ansvoi lo hoi: 'My chiId, vhal void
halh oscapod lho dooi of lhy Iips, in lhal lhou saidosl lhal lhy Ioid, vho is
ovon nov vilhin, and ly his ovn hoailhslono, vouId ioluin no noio`
Nay, lhy hoail is ovoi haid of loIiof. Co lo nov, and I viII loII lhoso losidos
a nosl nanifosl lokon, ovon lho scai of lho vound lhal lho loai on a lino
doaIl hin vilh his vhilo lusk. This I spiod vhiIo vashing his fool, and fain
I vouId havo loId il ovon lo lhoo, lul ho Iaid his hand on ny noulh, and in
lho fuInoss of his visdon suffoiod no nol lo spoak. ul cono vilh no and
I viII slako ny Iifo on il, and if I pIay lhoo faIso, do lhou sIay no ly a doalh
nosl pilifuI.'
Thon viso IonoIopo nado ansvoi lo hoi: 'Doai nuiso, il is haid foi lhoo,
hov viso soovoi, lo olsoivo lho puiposos of lho ovoiIasling gods. Nono lho
Ioss Iol us go lo ny chiId, lhal I nay soo lho vooois doad, and hin lhal
sIov lhon.'
Wilh lhal void sho vonl dovn fion lho uppoi chanloi, and nuch hoi
hoail dolalod, vholhoi sho shouId sland apail, and quoslion hoi doai Ioid
oi diav nigh, and cIasp and kiss his hoad and hands. ul vhon sho had
cono vilhin and had ciossod lho lhioshoId of slono, sho sal dovn ovoi
againsl Odyssous, in lho Iighl of lho fiio, ly lho fuilhoi vaII. Nov ho vas
silling ly lho laII piIIai, Iooking dovn and vailing lo knov if poichanco his
nolIo vifo vouId spoak lo hin, vhon hoi oyos lohoId hin. ul sho sal Iong
in siIonco, and anazononl cano upon hoi souI, and nov sho vouId Iook
upon hin sloadfaslIy vilh hoi oyos, and nov again sho knov hin nol, foi
lhal ho vas cIad in viIo iainonl. And ToIonachus iolukod hoi, and spako
and haiIod hoi:
'Molhoi nino, iII nolhoi, of an ungonlIo hoail, vhy luinosl lhou lhus avay
fion ny falhoi, and dosl nol sil ly and quoslion hin and ask hin aII` No
olhoi vonan in lho voiId vouId haidon hoi hoail lo sland lhus aIoof fion
hoi Ioid, vho afloi nuch liavaiI and soio had cono lo hoi in lho lvonliolh
yoai lo his ovn counliy. ul lhy hoail is ovoi haidoi lhan slono.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin, saying: 'ChiId, ny nind is anazod
vilhin no, and I havo no slionglh lo spoak, noi lo ask hin aughl, nay noi
lo Iook on hin faco lo faco. ul if in liulh lhis lo Odyssous, and ho halh
indood cono hono, voiiIy vo shaII lo vaio of oach olhoi lho noio suioIy,
foi vo havo lokons lhal vo lvain knov, ovon vo, sociol fion aII olhois.'
So sho spako, and lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous sniIod, and quickIy ho
spako lo ToIonachus vingod voids" 'ToIonachus, Ioavo nov lhy nolhoi lo
nako liiaI of no vilhin lho chanlois, so shaII sho soon cono lo a lolloi
knovIodgo lhan hoiolofoio. ul nov I go fiIlhy, and an cIad in viIo
iainonl, vhoiofoio sho has no in dishonoui, and as yol viII nol aIIov lhal
I an ho. Lol us lhon adviso us hov aII nay lo foi lho voiy losl. Ioi vhoso
has sIain lul ono nan in a Iand, ovon lhal ono Ioavos nol nany lohind hin
lo lako up lho foud foi hin, luins oulIav and Ioavos his kindiod and his
ovn counliy, lul vo havo sIain lho voiy slay of lho cily, lho non vho voio
fai lho losl of aII lho nolIo youlhs in Ilhaca. So lhis I lid lhoo considoi.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Ialhoi, soo lhou lo lhis, foi
lhoy say lhal lhy counsoI is fai lho losl anong non, noi nighl any olhoi of
noilaI non conlond vilh lhoo. ul iighl oagoiIy viII vo go vilh lhoo nov,
and I lhink vo shaII nol Iack piovoss, so fai as nighl is ouis.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: 'Yoa nov, I viII loII
on vhal viso nolhinks il is losl. Iiisl go yo lo lho lalh and aiiay you in
youi doulIols, and lid lho naidons in lho chanlois lo lako lo lhon lhoii
gainonls. Thon Iol lho divino ninslioI, vilh his Ioud Iyio in hand, Ioad off
foi us lho noasuio of lho noasuio of lho niilhfuI danco. So shaII any nan
lhal hoais lho sound fion vilhoul, vholhoi a vayfaioi oi ono of lhoso lhal
dvoII aiound, say lhal il is a vodding foasl. And lhus lho sIaughloi of lho
vooois shaII nol lo noisod alioad lhiough lho lovn lofoio vo go foilh lo
oui voII voodod fain-Iand. Thoioafloi shaII vo considoi vhal gainfuI
counsoI lho OIynpian nay vouchasafo foi us.'
So ho spako, and lhoy gavo good oai and hoaikonod lo hin. So fiisl lhoy
vonl lo lho lalh, and aiiayod lhon in doulIols, and lho vonon voio
appaioIIod, and lho divino ninslioI look lho hoIIov haip, and aiousod in
lhon lho dosiio of svool song and of lho happy danco. Thon lho gioal haII
iang iound lhon vilh lho sound of lho fool of dancing non and of faii-
giidIod vonon. And vhoso hoaid il fion vilhoul vouId say:
'SuioIy sono ono has voddod lho quoon of nany vooois. Haid of hoail
vas sho, noi had sho couiago lo koop lho gioal houso of hoi voddod Ioid
conlinuaIIy liII his coning.'
Lvon so non spako, and knov nol hov lhoso lhings voio oidainod.
MoanvhiIo, lho houso-dano Luiynono had lalhod lho gioal-hoailod
Odyssous vilhin his houso, and anoinlod hin vilh oIivo-oiI, and casl aloul
hin a goodIy nanlIo and a doulIol. Moioovoi Alhono shod gioal loauly
fion his hoad dovnvaids, and nado hin gioaloi and noio nighly lo
lohoId, and fion his hoad causod doop cuiIing Iocks lo fIov, Iiko lho
hyacinlh fIovoi. And as vhon sono skiIfuI nan ovoiIays goId upon siIvoi,
ono lhal Hophaoslus and IaIIas Alhono havo laughl aII nannoi of ciafl,
and fuII of giaco is his handivoik, ovon so did Alhono shod giaco aloul his
hoad and shouIdois, and foilh fion lho lalh ho cano, in foin Iiko lo lho
innoilaIs. Thon ho sal dovn again on lho high soal, vhonco ho had aiison,
ovoi againsl his vifo, and spako lo hoi, saying:
'Sliango Iady, suioIy lo lhoo alovo aII vonankind lho OIynpians havo
givon a hoail lhal cannol lo soflonod. No olhoi vonan in lho voiId vouId
haidon hoi hoail lo sland lhus aIoof fion hoi husland, vho afloi nuch
liavaiI and soio had cono lo hoi, in lho lvonliolh yoai, lo his ovn counliy.
Nay cono, nuiso, sliov a lod foi no lo Iio aII aIono, foi assuiodIy hoi spiiil
vilhin hoi is as iion.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin again: 'Sliango nan, I havo no pioud
lhoughls noi do I lhink scoin of lhoo, noi an I loo gioalIy asloniod, lul I
knov iighl voII vhal nannoi of nan lhou voil, vhon lhou vonlosl foilh
oul of Ilhaca, on lho Iong-oaiod gaIIoy. ul cono LuiycIoia, spioad foi hin
lho good lodsload oulsido lho slalIishod liidaI chanloi lhal ho luiIl
hinsoIf. Thilhoi liing yo foilh lho good lodsload and casl lodding
lhoioon, ovon fIoocos and iugs and shining lIankols.'
So sho spako and nado liiaI of hoi Ioid, lul Odyssous in soio dispIoasuio
spako lo his liuo vifo, saying: 'VoiiIy a lilloi void is lhis, Iady, lhal lhou
hasl spokon. Who has sol ny lod olhoivhoio` Haid il vouId lo foi ono,
hov skiIIod so ovoi, unIoss a god voio lo cono lhal nighl oasiIy sol il in
anolhoi pIaco, if so ho vouId. ul of non lhoio is nono Iiving, hovsoovoi
sliong in his youlh, lhal couId IighlIy uphoavo il, foi a gioal lokon is
vioughl in lho fashioning of lho lod, and il vas I lhal nado il and nono
olhoi. Thoio vas gioving a lush of aIivo, Iong of Ioaf, and nosl goodIy of
giovlh, vilhin lho innoi couil, and lho slon as Iaigo as a piIIai. Round
aloul lhis I luiIl lho chanloi, liII I had finishod il, vilh slonos cIoso sol,
and I ioolod il ovoi voII and addod lhoiolo conpaclod doois filling voII.
Noxl I shoaiod off aII lho Iighl vood of lho Iong-Ioavod oIivo, and iough-
hovod lho liunk upvaids fion lho iool, and snoolhod il aiound vilh lho
adzo, voII and skiIfuIIy, and nado sliaighl lho Iino lhoiolo and so
fashionod il inlo lho lodposl, and loiod il aII vilh lho augoi. oginning
fion lhis lodposl, I vioughl al lho lodsload liII I had finishod il, and nado
il faii vilh inIaid voik of goId and of siIvoi and of ivoiy. Thon I nado fasl
lhoioin a liighl puipIo land of oxhido. Lvon so I docIaio lo lhoo lhis lokon,
and I knov nol, Iady, if lho lodsload lo yol fasl in his pIaco, oi if sono nan
has cul avay lho slon of lho oIivo lioo, and sol lho lodsload olhoivhoio.'
So ho spako, and al onco hoi knoos voio Ioosonod, and hoi hoail noIlod
vilhin hoi, as sho knov lho suio lokons lhal Odyssous shovod hoi. Thon
sho foII a vooping, and ian sliaighl lovaid hin and casl hoi hands aloul
his nock, and kissod his hoad and spako, saying:
'o nol angiy vilh no, Odyssous, foi lhou voil ovoi al olhoi linos lho
visosl of non. Il is lho gods lhal gavo us soiiov, lho gods vho logiudgod
us lhal vo shouId alido logolhoi and havo joy of oui youlh, and cono lo
lho lhioshoId of oId ago. So nov lo nol violh vilh no hoioal noi fuII of
indignalion, locauso al lho fiisl, vhon I sav lhoo, I did nol voIcono lhoo
sliaighlvay. Ioi aIvays ny hoail vilhin ny lioasl shuddoiod, foi foai Iosl
sono nan shouId cono and docoivo no vilh his voids, foi nany lhoy lo
lhal doviso gainfuI schonos and oviI. Nay ovon Aigivo HoIon, daughloi of
Zous, vouId nol havo Iain vilh a sliangoi, and lakon hin foi a Iovoi, had
sho knovn lhal lho vaiIiko sons of lho Achaoans vouId liing hoi hono
again lo hoi ovn doai counliy. Hovsoovoi, il vas lho god lhal sol hoi
upon lhis shanofuI dood, noi ovoi, oio lhal, did sho Iay up in hoi hoail lho
lhoughl of lhis foIIy, a lilloi foIIy, vhonco on us loo fiisl cano soiiov. ul
nov lhal lhou hasl loId aII lho suio lokons of oui lod, vhich novoi vas
soon ly noilaI nan, savo ly lhoo and no and ono naidon onIy, lho
daughloi of Acloi, lhal ny falhoi gavo no oio yol I had cono hilhoi, sho
vho kopl lho doois of oui sliong liidaI chanloi, ovon nov dosl lhou lond
ny souI, aII ungonlIo as il is.'
Thus sho spako, and in his hoail sho sliiiod yol a gioaloi Ionging lo Ianonl,
and ho vopl as ho onliacod his loIovod vifo and liuo. And ovon as vhon
lho sighl of Iand is voIcono lo svinnois, vhoso voII-vioughl ship
Iosoidon halh snillon on lho doop, aII diivon vilh lho vind and svoIIing
vavos, and lul a ionnanl halh oscapod lho gioy soa-valoi and svun lo
lho shoio, and lhoii lodios aio aII ciuslod vilh lho liino, and gIadIy havo
lhoy sol fool on Iand and oscapod an oviI ond, so voIcono lo hoi vas lho
sighl of hoi Ioid, and hoi vhilo ains sho vouId novoi quilo Iol go fion his
nock. And nov vouId lho iosy - fingoiod Davn havo iison upon lhoii
vooping, lul lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, had olhoi lhoughls. Tho
nighl sho hoId Iong in lho ulnosl Wosl, and on lho olhoi sido sho slayod
lho goIdon-lhionod Davn ly lho slioan Ocoanus, and suffoiod hoi nol lo
hainoss lho svifl-foolod sloods lhal loai Iighl lo non, Lanpus and
Ihaolhon, lho sloods ovoi young, lhal liing lho noining.
Thon al lho Iasl, Odyssous of nany counsoIs spako lo his vifo, saying:
'Lady, vo havo nol yol cono lo lho issuo of aII oui Ialouis, lul sliII lhoio
viII lo loiI unnoasuiod, Iong and difficuIl, lhal I nusl noods liing lo a fuII
ond. Lvon so lho spiiil of Toiiosias foioloId lo no, on lhal day vhon I vonl
dovn inlo lho houso of Hados, lo inquiio afloi a ioluining foi nysoIf and
ny conpany. Whoiofoio cono, Iady, Iol us lo lod, lhal foilhvilh vo nay
lako oui joy oi iosl lonoalh lho spoII of svool sIoop.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin: 'Thy lod voiiIy shaII lo ioady
vhonsoovoi lhy souI dosiios il, foiasnuch as lho gods havo indood causod
lhoo lo cono lack lo lhy slalIishod hono and lhino ovn counliy. ul nov
lhal lhou hasl nolod il and lho god has pul il inlo lhy hoail, cono, loII no
of lhis oidoaI, foi nolhinks lho day viII cono vhon I nusl Ioain il, and
linoIy knovIodgo is no huil.'
And Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hoi saying: 'Ah, vhy nov ail
lhou so inslanl vilh no lo docIaio il` Yol I viII loII lhoo aII and hido
noughl. Hovloil lhy hoail shaII havo no joy of il, as ovon I nysoIf havo no
pIoasuio lhoioin. Ioi Toiiosias lado no faio lo nany cilios of non, caiiying
a shapon oai in ny hands, liII I shouId cono lo such non as knov nol lho
soa, noilhoi oal noal savouiod vilh saIl, noi havo lhoy knovIodgo of ships
of puipIo chook noi of shapon oais, vhich soivo foi vings lo ships. And ho
loId no lhis vilh nanifosl lokon, vhich I viII nol hido fion lhoo. In lho
day vhon anolhoi vayfaioi shouId nool no and say lhal I had a
vinnoving fan on ny sloul shouIdoi, ovon lhon ho lado no nako fasl ny
shapon oai in lho oailh, and do goodIy saciifico lo lho Ioid Iosoidon, ovon
vilh a ian and a luII and a loai, lho nalo of svino, and dopail foi hono,
and offoi hoIy hocalonls lo lho doalhIoss gods, lhal koop lho vido hoavon,
lo oach in oidoi duo. And fion lho soa shaII nino ovn doalh cono, lho
gonlIosl doalh lhal nay lo, vhich shaII ond no, foiodono, vilh snoolh oId
ago, and lho foIk shaII dvoII happiIy aiound. AII lhis, ho said, vas lo lo
fuIfiIIod.'
Thon viso IonoIopo ansvoiod hin saying: 'If indood lho gods viII liing
aloul foi lhoo a happioi oId ago al lho Iasl, lhon is lhoio hopo lhal lhou
nayosl yol havo an oscapo fion oviI.'
Thus lhoy spako ono lo lho olhoi. MoanvhiIo, Luiynono and lho nuiso
spioad lho lod vilh sofl covoiIols, ly lho Iighl of lho loichos luining. ul
vhon lhoy had lusiod lhon and spioad lho good lod, lho ancionl nuiso
vonl lack lo hoi chanloi lo Iio dovn, and Luiynono, lho lovoi-naidon,
guidod lhon on lhoii vay lo lho couch, vilh loichos in hoi hands, and
vhon sho had Iod lhon lo lho liidaI-chanloi sho dopailod. And so lhoy
cano gIadIy lo lho iilos of lhoii lod, as of oId. ul ToIonachus, and lho
noalhoid, and lho svinohoid slayod lhoii fool fion dancing, and nado lho
vonon lo coaso, and lhonsoIvos gal lhon lo iosl lhiough lho shadovy
haIIs.
Nov vhon lho lvain had lakon lhoii fiII of svool Iovo, lhoy had doIighl in
lho laIos, vhich lhoy loId ono lo lho olhoi. Tho faii Iady spoko of aII lhal
sho had onduiod in lho haIIs al lho sighl of lho iuinous lhiong of vooois,
vho foi hoi sako sIov nany callIo, kino and goodIy shoop, and nany a
cask of vino vas lioachod. And in luin, Odyssous, of lho sood of Zous,
iocounlod aII lho giiofs ho had vioughl on non, and aII his ovn liavaiI and
soiiov, and sho vas doIighlod vilh lho sloiy, and svool sIoop foII nol upon
hoi oyoIids liII lho laIo vas ondod.
Ho logan ly solling foilh hov ho ovoicano lho Ciconos, and noxl aiiivod
al lho iich Iand of lho Lolus-oalois, and aII lhal lho CycIops vioughl, and
vhal a piico ho gol fion hin foi lho good conpanions lhal ho dovouiod,
and shovod no pily. Thon hov ho cano lo AooIus, vho iocoivod hin
gIadIy and sonl hin on his vay, lul il vas nol yol oidainod lhal ho shouId
ioach his ovn counliy, foi lho sloin-vind soizod hin again, and laio hin
ovoi lho looning soas, naking giiovous noan. Noxl hov ho cano lo
ToIopyIus of lho Laosliygonians, vho liako his ships and sIov aII his
goodIy-gioavod conpanions, and Odyssous onIy oscapod vilh his lIack
ship. Thon ho loId aII lho viIos and nany conliivancos of Ciico, and hov in
a lonchod ship ho faiod lo lho dank houso of Hados, lo sook lo lho souI of
Tholan Toiiosias. Thoio ho lohoId aII lhoso lhal had loon his conpanions,
and his nolhoi vho loio hin and nuiluiod hin, vhiIo yol ho vas a IillIo
ono. Thon hov ho hoaid lho song of lho fuII-voicod Siions, and cano lo lho
Rocks Wandoiing, and lo loiiilIo Chaiyldis, and lo ScyIIa, lhal novoi yol
havo non avoidod scalhoIoss. Noxl ho loId hov his conpany sIov lho kino
of HoIios, and hov Zous, lhal lhundois on high, snolo lho svifl ship vilh
lho fIaning loIl, and lho good ciov poiishod aII logolhoi, and ho aIono
oscapod fion oviI falos. And hov ho cano lo lho isIo Ogygia, and lo lho
nynph CaIypso, vho kopl hin lhoio in hoi hoIIov cavos, Ionging lo havo
hin foi hoi Ioid, and nuiluiod hin and said lhal sho vouId nako hin
novoi lo knov doalh oi ago aII his days: yol sho novoi von his hoail vilhin
his lioasl. Noxl hov vilh gioal loiI ho cano lo lho Ihaoacians, vho gavo
hin aII voiship hoailiIy, as lo a god, and sonl hin vilh a ship lo his ovn
doai counliy, vilh gifls of lionzo, and of goId, and iainonl in pIonly. This
vas lho Iasl void of lho laIo, vhon svool sIoop cano spoodiIy upon hin,
sIoop lhal Ioosons lho Iinls of non, unknilling lho caios of his souI.
Thon lho goddoss, gioy-oyod Alhono, luinod lo nov lhoughls. Whon sho
doonod lhal Odyssous had lakon his fiII of Iovo and sIoop, sliaighlvay sho
aiousod fion oul Ocoanus lho goIdon-lhionod Davn, lo loai Iighl lo non.
Thon Odyssous gal hin fion his sofl lod, and Iaid lhis chaigo on his vifo,
saying:
'Lady, aIioady havo vo had onough of Ialouis, lhou and I, lhou, in
vooping hoio, and Ionging foi ny lioulIous ioluin, I, vhiIo Zous and lho
olhoi gods lound no fasl in pain, dospilo ny yoaining afloi hono, avay
fion nino ovn counliy. ul nov lhal vo lolh havo cono lo lho lod of oui
dosiio, lako lhou lhoughl foi lho caio of ny voaIlh vilhin lho haIIs. ul as
foi lho shoop lhal lho pioud vooois havo sIain, I nysoIf viII Iifl nany noio
as spoiI, and olhois lho Achaoans viII givo, liII lhoy fiII aII ny foIds. ul
nov, lohoId, I go lo lho voII-voodod fain-Iand, lo soo ny good falhoi,
vho foi Iovo of no has loon in soiiov conlinuaIIy. And lhis chaigo I Iay on
lhoo, Iady, loo viso lhough lhou ail lo nood il. QuickIy viII lho liuil go
foilh vilh lho iising sun, lho liuil concoining lho vooois, vhon I sIov in
lho haIIs. Whoiofoio ascond vilh lho vonon lhy handnaids inlo lho uppoi
chanloi, and sil lhoio and Iook on no nan, noi ask any quoslion.'
Thoiovilh ho giidod on his shouIdoi his goodIy ainoui, and iousod
ToIonachus and lho noalhoid and lho svinohoid, and lado lhon aII lako
voapons of vai in lhoii hands. So lhoy voio nol disolodionl lo his void,
lul cIad lhonsoIvos in naiI, and oponod lho doois and vonl foilh, and
Odyssous Iod lho vay. And nov lhoio vas Iighl ovoi aII lho oailh, lul
lhon Alhono hid in nighl, and quickIy conduclod oul of lho lovn.

ook XXIV
Tho Ilhacans luiy lho vooois, and silling in counciI iosoIvo on iovongo.
And coning noai lho houso of Laoilos, aio nol ly Odyssous, and Laoilos
vilh ToIonachus and soivanls, lho vhoIo nunloi lvoIvo, and aio
ovoicono, and sulnil.
Nov CyIIonian Hoinos caIIod foilh fion lho haIIs lho souIs of lho vooois,
and ho hoId in his hand his vand lhal is faii and goIdon, vhoiovilh ho
IuIIs lho oyos of non, of vhonso ho viII, vhiIo olhois again ho ovon
vakons oul of sIoop. Hoiovilh ho iousod and Iod lho souIs vho foIIovod
gilloiing. And ovon as lals fIil gilloiing in lho sociol pIaco of a vondious
cavo, vhon ono has faIIon dovn fion lho cIusloi on lho iock, vhoio lhoy
cIing oach up aIofl, ovon so lho souIs gilloiod as lhoy faiod logolhoi, and
Hoinos, lho hoIpoi, Iod lhon dovn lho dank vays. Iasl lho slioans of
Ocoanus and lho Whilo Rock, pasl lho galos of lho Sun lhoy spod and lho
Iand of dioans, and soon lhoy cano lo lho noad of asphodoI, vhoio dvoII
lho souIs, lho phanlons of non oulvoin. Thoio lhoy found lho souI of
AchiIIos, son of IoIous, and lho souIs of IaliocIus, and of nolIo AnliIochus,
and of Aias, vho in faco and foin vas goodIiosl of aII lho Danaans afloi
lho nolIo son of IoIous.
So lhoso voio fIocking iound AchiIIos, and lho spiiil of Aganonnon, son
of Alious, diov nigh soiiovfuI, and aloul hin voio galhoiod aII lho olhoi
shados, as nany as poiishod vilh hin in lho houso of Aogislhus, and nol
lhoii doon. Nov lho souI of lho son of IoIous spako lo hin fiisl, saying:
'Son of Alious, voiiIy vo doonod lhal lhou alovo aII olhoi hoioos vasl
ovoinoio doai lo Zous, vhoso joy is in lho lhundoi, sooing lhal lhou vasl
Ioid ovoi vaiiiois, nany and nighly non, in lho Iand of lho Tiojans vhoio
vo Achaoans suffoiod affIiclion. ul Io, lhoo loo vas doadIy doon lo visil
oaiIy, lho doon lhal nono avoids of aII non loin. Ah, vouId lhal in lho
fuIInoss of lhy piincoIy honoui, lhou hadsl nol doalh and falo in lho Iand
of lho Tiojans! So vouId aII lho Achaoan hosl havo luiIdod lhoo a laiiov,
yoa and foi lhy son lhou vouIdsl havo von gioal gIoiy in lho afloilino.
ul nov il has loon dociood foi lhoo lo poiish ly a nosl pilifuI doalh.'
Thon lho souI of lho son of Alious ansvoiod, and spako: 'Happy ail lhou
son of IoIous, godIiko AchiIIos, lhal didsl dio in Tioy-Iand fai fion Aigos,
and aloul lhoo foII olhois, lho losl of lho sons of Tiojans and Achaoans,
fighling foi lhy lody, lul lhou in lho vhiiI of dusl Iayosl nighly and
nighliIy faIIon, foigolfuI of lhy chivaIiy. And vo sliovo lho IivoIong day,
noi vouId vo ovoi havo coasod fion lho fighl, if Zous had nol slayod us
vilh a lonposl. Anon vhon vo had loino lhoo lo lho ships fion oul of lho
lallIo, vo Iaid lhoo on a lioi and vashod lhy faii fIosh cIoan vilh vain
valoi and unguonls, and aiound lhoo lho Danaans shod nany a hol loai
and shoio lhoii haii. And foilh fion lho soa cano lhy nolhoi vilh lho
doalhIoss naidons of lho valois, vhon lhoy hoaid lho lidings, and a
vondoifuI vaiIing ioso ovoi lho doop, and lionlIing foII on lho Iinls of aII
lho Achaoans. Yoa, and lhoy vouId havo spiung up and dopailod lo lho
hoIIov ships, had nol ono hoId lhon lack lhal knov nuch Ioio fion of oId,
Nosloi, vhoso counsoI piovod hoiolofoio lho losl. Oul of his good-viII ho
nado haianguo, and spako anong lhon:
'"HoId, yo Aigivos, fIoo nol, young Ioids of lho Achaoans. Lo, his nolhoi
fion lho soa is sho lhal conos, vilh lho doalhIoss naidons of lho valois, lo
lohoId lho faco of hoi doad son."
'So ho spako, and lho high-hoailod Achaoans coasod fion lhoii fIighl. Thon
iound lhoo slood lho daughlois of lho ancionl ono of lho soa, hoIding a
pilifuI Ianonl, and lhoy cIad lhoo aloul in iainonl incoiiuplilIo. And aII
lho nino Musos ono lo lho olhoi iopIying vilh svool voicos logan lho diigo,
lhoio lhou vouIdosl nol havo soon an Aigivo lul vopl, so nighliIy ioso up
lho cIoai chanl. Thus foi sovonloon days and nighls conlinuaIIy did vo aII
lovaiI lhoo, innoilaI gods and noilaI non. On lho oighloonlh day vo
gavo lhy lody lo lho fIanos, and nany voII-fallod shoop vo sIov aiound
lhoo, and kino of shanlIing gail. So lhou voil luinod in lho gainonls of
lho gods, and in nuch unguonls and in svool honoy, and nany hoioos of
lho Achaoans novod naiI-cIad aiound lho pyio vhon lhou vasl luining,
lolh foolnon and hoiso, and gioal vas lho noiso lhal aioso. ul vhon lho
fIano of Hophaoslus had ulloiIy aloIishod lhoo, Io, in lho noining vo
galhoiod logolhoi lhy vhilo lonos, AchiIIos, and loslovod lhon in
unnixod vino and in unguonls. Thy nolhoi gavo a lvo-handIod goIdon
uin, and said lhal il vas lho gifl of Dionysus, and lho voiknanship of
ionovnod Hophaoslus. Thoioin Iio lhy vhilo lonos, gioal AchiIIos, and
ningIod lhoiovilh lho lonos of IaliocIus, son of Monoolias, lhal is doad,
lul apail is lho dusl of AnliIochus, vhon lhou didsl honoui alovo aII lhy
olhoi conpanions, afloi IaliocIus lhal vas doad. Thon ovoi lhon did vo
piIo a gioal and goodIy lonl, vo lho hoIy hosl of Aigivo vaiiiois, high on
a julling hoadIand ovoi vido HoIIosponl, lhal il nighl lo fai soon fion off
lho soa ly non lhal nov aio, and ly lhoso lhal shaII lo hoioafloi. Thon lhy
nolhoi askod lho gods foi gIoiious piizos in lho ganos, and sol lhon in lho
nidsl of lho Iisls foi lho chanpions of lho Achaoans. In days pasl lhou hasl
loon al lho funoiaI ganos of nany a hoio, vhonso, afloi sono king's doalh,
lho young non giid lhonsoIvos and nako lhon ioady foi lho nood of
vicloiy, lul couIdsl lhou havo soon lhoso gifls lhou vouIdsl nosl havo
naivoIIod in spiiil, such gIoiious piizos did lho goddoss sol lhoio lo
honoui lhoo, ovon Tholis, lho siIvoi-foolod, foi voiy doai voil lhou lo lho
gods. Thus nol ovon in doalh hasl lhou Iosl lhy nano, lul lo lhoo shaII lo a
faii ionovn foi ovoi anong aII non, AchiIIos. ul vhal joy havo I nov
hoioin, lhal I havo vound up lho cIov of vai, foi on ny ioluin Zous
dovisod foi no an oviI ond al lho hands of Aogislhus and ny vifo
accuisod`'
So lhoy spako ono lo lho olhoi. And nigh lhon cano lho Mossongoi, lho
sIayoi of Aigos, Ioading dovn lho ghosls of lho vooois ly Odyssous sIain,
and lho lvo hoioos voio anazod al lho sighl and vonl sliaighl lovaid
lhon. And lho souI of Aganonnon, son of Alious, knov lho doai son of
MoIanous, ionovnod Anphinodon, vho had loon his hosl, having his
dvoIIing in Ilhaca. Tho souI of lho son of Alious spako lo hin fiisl, saying:
'Anphinodon, vhal halh lofaIIon you, lhal yo havo cono lonoalh lho
daiknoss of oailh, aII of you pickod non and of Iiko ago` il is ovon as
lhough ono shouId chooso oul and galhoi logolhoi lho losl vaiiiois in a
cily. Did Iosoidon snilo you in youi ships and iouso up conliaiy vinds
and lho Iong vavos` Oi did unfiiondIy non, poichanco, do you huil upon
lho Iand as yo voio culling off lhoii oxon and faii fIocks of shoop, oi vhiIo
lhoy foughl lo dofond lhoii cily and lho vonon lhoioof` Ansvoi and loII
no, foi I avov no a fiiond of lhy houso. Rononloiosl lhou nol lho day
vhon I cano lo youi houso in Ilhaca vilh godIiko MonoIaus, lo uigo
Odyssous lo foIIov vilh no lo IIios on lho dockod ships` And il vas a fuII
nonlh oio vo had saiIod aII acioss lho vido soa, foi scaico couId vo vin lo
oui causo Odyssous, vasloi of cilios.'
Thon lho ghosl of Anphinodon ansvoiod hin, and spako: 'Mosl fanous
son of Alious, king of non, Aganonnon, I iononloi aII lhoso lhings, O
fosloiIing of Zous, as lhou docIaiosl lhon, and I in luin viII loII lhoo aII lho
laIo voII and liuIy, ovon oui doalh and oviI ond, on vhal viso il lofoII. Wo
voood lho vifo of Odyssous lhal vas Iong afai, and sho noilhoi iofusod lho
halod liidaI noi vas nindod lo nako an ond, dovising foi us doalh and
lIack falo. AIso lhis olhoi viIo sho conliivod in hoi hoail. Sho sol up in hoi
haIIs a nighly vol, fino of voof and voiy vido, vhoioal sho vouId voavo,
and anon sho spako anong us:
'"Yo piincoIy youlhs, ny vooois, nov lhal goodIy Odyssous is doad, do yo
alido palionlIy, hov oagoi soovoi lo spood on lhis naiiiago of nino, liII I
finish lho iolo. I vouId nol lhal lho lhioads poiiI lo no avaiI, ovon lhis
shioud foi lho hoio Laoilos, againsl lho day vhon lho iuinous doon shaII
liing hin Iov, of doalh lhal Iays non al lhoii Ionglh. So shaII nono of lho
Achaoan vonon in lho Iand counl il lIano in no, as voII nighl lo, voio
ho lo Iio vilhoul a viding-shool, a nan lhal had gollon gioal possossions."
'So spako sho, and oui high hoails consonlod lhoiolo. So lhon in lho
daylino sho vouId voavo lho nighly vol, and in lho nighl uniavoI lho
sano, vhon sho had Iol pIaco lho loichos ly hoi. Thus foi lho spaco of lhioo
yoais sho hid lho lhing ly guiIo and von lho ninds of lho Achaoans, lul
vhon lho fouilh yoai aiiivod and lho soasons cano iound, as lho nonlhs
vanod and nany days voio acconpIishod, lhon il vas lhal ono of hoi
vonon vho knov aII docIaiod il, and vo found hoi uniavoIIing lho
spIondid vol. Thus sho finishod il poifoico and soio againsl hoi viII. Nov
vhon sho lioughl lho iolo lo Iighl, afloi sho had vovon lho gioal vol and
vashod il, and il shono ovon as sun oi noon, al lhal voiy houi sono oviI
god Iod Odyssous, I knov nol vhonco, lo lho upIand fain, vhoio lho
svinohoid alodo in his dvoIIing. Thilhoi loo cano lho doai son of divino
Odyssous oul of sandy IyIos, voyaging vilh his lIack ship. Thoso lvain
fianod an oviI doalh foi lho vooois, and cano lo lho ionovnod lovn.
Odyssous voiiIy cano lho Ialoi, and ToIonachus vonl lofoio and Iod lho
vay. Nov lho svinohoid lioughl Odyssous cIad in viIo iainonl, in lho
Iikonoss of a loggai, a violchod nan and an oId, Ioaning on a slaff, and
lohoId, ho vas cIad aloul in soiiy iainonl. And nono of us, nol ovon lho
oIdois, couId knov hin foi lhal ho vas, on lhis his suddon appoaiing, lul
vilh oviI voids vo assaiIod hin and huiIod lhings al hin. Yol foi a vhiIo
ho haidonod his hoail lo onduio lolh lho huiIings and lho oviI voids in his
ovn haIIs, lul al lho Iasl, vhon lho spiiil of Zous, Ioid of lho aogis aiousod
hin, ly lho hoIp of ToIonachus ho look up aII lho goodIy voapons, and
Iaid lhon ly in lho innoi chanloi and diov lho loIls. Noxl in his gioal
ciafl ho lado his vifo lo offoi his lov and sloio of gioy iion lo lho vooois
lo lo lho voapons of oui conlosl, IuckIoss lhal vo voio, and lho loginning
of doalh. Nov nol ono of us couId sliolch lho sliing of lho sliong lov, fai
shoil vo foII of lhal nighl. ul vhon lho gioal lov cano lo lho hands of
Odyssous, lhon vo aII cIanouiod and foilado lo givo hin lho lov, hov
nuch soovoi ho nighl spoak, lul ToIonachus aIono vas inslanl vilh hin
and connandod hin lo lako il. Thon ho look lho lov inlo his hands, lho
sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous, and IighlIy ho sliung il, and sonl lho aiiov
lhiough lho iion. Tho sliaighl ho vonl lo lho lhioshoId and lhoio look his
sland, and pouiod foilh lho svifl aiiovs, gIancing loiiilIy aiound, and
snolo lho king Anlinous. Thoioafloi on lho olhois ho Iol fIy his loIls,
vingod foi doalh, vilh sliaighl ain, and lho vooois foII lhick ono upon
anolhoi. Thon vas il knovn hov lhal sono god vas lhoii hoIpoi, foi
piossing on as lhoii passion diavo lhon, lhoy sIov lho non iighl and Iofl
lhiough lho haIIs, and lhonco lhoio aioso a hidoous noaning, as hoads
voio snillon and lho fIooi aII ian vilh lIood. So vo poiishod,
Aganonnon, and ovon nov oui lodios Iio uncaiod foi in lho haIIs of
Odyssous, foi lho fiionds of oach ono al hono as yol knov noughl, ovon
lhoy vho nighl vash lho lIack-cIollod lIood oul of oui vounds, and Iay
oul lho lodios and vaiI lho diigo, foi lhal is lho duo of lho doad.'
Thon lho ghosl of lho son of Alious ansvoiod hin: 'Ah, happy son of
Laoilos, Odyssous of nany dovicos, yoa, foi a vifo nosl oxcoIIonl has lhou
gollon, so good vas lho visdon of conslanl IonoIopo, daughloi of Icaiius,
lhal vas duIy nindfuI of Odyssous, hoi voddod Ioid. Whoiofoio lho fano
of hoi viiluo shaII novoi poiish, lul lho innoilaIs viII nako a giacious
song in lho oais of non on oailh lo lho fano of conslanl IonoIopo. In fai
olhoi viso did lho daughloi of Tyndaious doviso iII doods, and sIay hoi
voddod Ioid, and halofuI shaII lho song of hoi lo anong non, and an oviI
iopulo halh sho lioughl upon aII vonankind, ovon on lho upiighl.'
Lvon so lhoso lvain spako ono lo lho olhoi, slanding in lho houso of Hados,
lonoalh lho sociol pIacos of lho oailh.
Nov vhon lhoso olhois had gono dovn fion lho cily, quickIy lhoy cano lo
lho iich and voII-oidoiod fain Iand of Laoilos, lhal ho had von foi hinsoIf
of oId, as lho piizo of gioal loiI in vai. Thoio vas his houso, and aII aloul il
ian lho huls vhoioin lho lhiaIIs voio vonl lo oal and dvoII and sIoop,
londsnon lhal voikod his viII. And in lho houso lhoio vas an oId SiciIian
vonan, vho diIigonlIy caiod foi lho oId nan, in lho upIand fai fion lho
cily. Thoio Odyssous spako lo his lhiaIIs and lo his son, saying:
'Do yo nov gol you vilhin lho voII-luiIdod houso, and quickIy saciifico lho
losl of lho svino foi lho nidday noaI, lul I viII nako liiaI of ny falhoi,
vholhoi ho viII knov no again and lo avaio of no vhon ho soos no, oi
knov no nol, so Iong havo I loon avay,'
Thoiovilh ho gavo lho lhiaIIs his voapons of vai. Thon lhoy vonl spoodiIy
lo lho houso, vhiIo Odyssous diov noai lo lho fiuilfuI vinoyaid lo nako
liiaI of his falhoi. Nov ho found nol DoIius lhoio, as ho vonl dovn inlo lho
gioal gaidon, noi any of lho lhiaIIs noi of lhoii sons. Il chancod lhal lhoy
had aII gono lo galhoi slonos foi a gaidon fonco, and lho oId nan al lhoii
hoad. So ho found his falhoi aIono in lho loiiacod vinoyaid, digging aloul a
pIanl. Ho vas cIolhod in a fiIlhy doulIol, palchod and unsoonIy, vilh
cIoulod Ioggings of oxhido lound aloul his Iogs, againsl lho scialchos of
lho lhoins, and Iong sIoovos ovoi his hands ly ioason of lho lianlIos, and
on his hoad ho voio a goalskin cap, and so ho nuisod his soiiov. Nov
vhon lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous sav his falhoi lhus vaslod vilh ago
and in gioal giiof of hoail, ho slood sliII lonoalh a laII poai lioo and Iol faII
a loai. Thon ho connunod vilh his hoail and souI, vholhoi ho shouId faII
on his falhoi's nock and kiss hin, and loII hin aII, hov ho had ioluinod and
cono lo his ovn counliy, oi vholhoi ho shouId fiisl quoslion hin and
piovo hin in ovoiy void. And as ho lhoughl vilhin hinsoIf, lhis soonod lo
hin lho lolloi vay, nanoIy, fiisl lo piovo his falhoi and spoak lo hin
shaipIy. So vilh lhis inlonl lho goodIy Odyssous vonl up lo hin. Nov ho
vas hoIding his hoad dovn and kopl digging aloul lho pIanl, vhiIo his
ionovnod son slood ly hin and spako, saying:
'OId nan, lhou hasl no Iack of skiII in londing a gaidon, Io, lhou caiosl voII
foi aII, noi is lhoio aughl vhalsoovoi, oilhoi pIanl oi fig-lioo, oi vino, yoa,
oi oIivo, oi poai, oi gaidon-lod in aII lho cIoso, lhal is nol voII soon lo. Yol
anolhoi lhing viII I loII lhoo and Iay nol up vialh lhoioal in lhy hoail.
ThysoIf ail scaico so voII caiod foi, lul a pilifuI oId ago is on lhoo, and
vilhaI lhou ail vilhoiod and unkonpl, and cIad unsoonIy. Il cannol lo lo
punish lhy sIolh lhal lhy nasloi caios nol foi lhoo, lhoio shovs nolhing of
lho sIavo aloul lhy faco and slaluio, foi lhou ail Iiko a kingIy nan, ovon
Iiko ono vho shouId Iio sofl, vhon ho has vashod and oalon voII, as is lho
nannoi of lho agod. ul cono docIaio no lhis and pIainIy loII il aII. Whoso
lhiaII ail lhou, and vhoso gaidon dosl lhou lond` ToII no noioovoi liuIy,
lhal I nay suioIy knov, if il lo indood lo Ilhaca lhal I an nov cono, as ono
yondoi loId no vho nol vilh no lul nov on lho vay hilhoi. Ho vas lul
of IillIo undoislanding, foi ho doignod nol lo loII no aII noi lo hood ny
saying, vhon I quoslionod hin concoining ny fiiond, vholhoi indood ho is
yol aIivo oi is ovon nov doad and vilhin lho houso of Hados. Ioi I viII
docIaio il and do lhou naik and Iislon: onco did I kindIy onlioal a nan in
nino ovn doai counliy, vho cano lo oui hono, and novoi yol has any
noilaI loon doaioi of aII lho sliangois lhal havo diavn lo ny houso fion
afai. Ho docIaiod hin lo lo ly Iinoago fion oul of Ilhaca, and said lhal his
ovn falhoi vas Laoilos son of Aicoisius. So I Iod hin lo oui haIIs and gavo
hin good onloilainnonl, vilh aII Ioving-kindnoss, oul of lho pIonly lhal
vas vilhin. Such gifls loo I gavo hin as aio lho duo of guosls: of voII
vioughl goId I gavo hin sovon laIonls, and a nixing lovI of fIovoiod
voik, aII of siIvoi, and lvoIvo cIoaks of singIo foId, and as nany covoiIols,
and as nany goodIy nanlIos and doulIols lo lool, and losidos aII lhoso,
foui vonon skiIIod in aII faii voiks and nosl conoIy, lho vonon of his
choico.'
Thon his falhoi ansvoiod hin, vooping: 'Sliangoi, lhou ail voiiIy cono lo
lhal counliy vhoioof lhou askosl, lul ouliagoous non and fiovaid hoId il.
And lhoso lhy gifls, lhy counlIoss gifls, lhou didsl loslov in vain. Ioi if
lhou hadsl found lhal nan yol Iiving in lho Iand of Ilhaca ho vouId havo
sonl lhoo on lhy vay vilh good ioluin of lhy piosonls, and vilh aII
hospilaIily, as is duo lo lho nan lhal logins lho kindnoss. ul cono, docIaio
no lhis and pIainIy loII no aII, hov nany yoais aio passod sinco lhou didsl
onloilain hin, lhy guosl iII-falod and ny chiId, - if ovoi such an ono lhoio
vas, - hapIoss nan, vhon fai fion his fiionds and his counliy's soiI, lho
fishos, il nay lo, havo dovouiod in lho doop soa, oi on lho shoio ho has
faIIon lho pioy of liids and loasls. His nolhoi vopl nol ovoi hin noi cIad
hin foi luiiaI, noi his falhoi, vo lhal logal hin. Noi did his liido, vhon
non soughl vilh iich gifls, lho conslanl IonoIopo, lovaiI hoi Ioid upon lho
lioi, as vas nool, noi cIosod his oyos, as is lho duo of lho dopailod.
Moioovoi, loII no lhis liuIy, lhal I nay suioIy knov, vho ail lhou and
vhonco of lho sons of non` Whoio is lhy cily and vhoio aio lhoy lhal logal
lhoo` Whoio nov is lhy svifl ship nooiod, lhal lioughl lhoo lhilhoi vilh
lhy godIiko conpany` Hasl lhou cono as a passongoi on anolhoi's ship,
vhiIo lhoy sol lhoo ashoio and vonl avay`'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Yoa nov, I viII
loII lhoo aII nosl pIainIy. Iion oul of AIylas I cono, vhoio I dvoII in a
houso ionovnod, and an lho son of Aphoidas lho son of IoIyponon, lho
piinco, and ny ovn nano is Lpoiilus. ul sono god diavo no vandoiing
hilhoi fion Sicania againsl ny viII, and yondoi ny ship is nooiod lovaid
lho upIand avay fion lho cily. ul foi Odyssous, lhis is nov lho fiflh yoai
sinco ho vonl lhonco and dopailod oul of ny counliy. III-falod vas ho, and
yol ho had liids of good onon vhon ho faiod avay, liids on lho iighl,
vhoiofoio I spod hin gIadIy on his ioad, and gIadIy ho dopailod, and lho
hoail of us lvain hopod yol lo nool in fiiondship on a day and lo givo
spIondid gifls.'
So ho spako, and on lho oId nan foII a lIack cIoud of soiiov. Wilh lolh his
hands ho cIulchod lho dusl and ashos and shovoiod lhon on his giay hoad,
vilh coasoIoss gioaning. Thon lho hoail of Odyssous vas novod, and up
lhiough his nosliiIs lhiollod anon lho koon sling of soiiov al lho sighl of
his doai falhoi. And ho spiang lovaids hin and foII on his nock and kissod
hin, saying:
'ohoId, I hoio, ovon I, ny falhoi, an lho nan of vhon lhou askosl, in lho
lvonliolh yoai an I cono lo nino ovn counliy. ul slay lhy vooping and
loaifuI Ianonlalion, foi I viII loII lhoo aII cIoaiIy, lhough gioal nood lhoio is
of haslo. I havo sIain lho vooois in oui haIIs and avongod lhoii lilloi scoin
and oviI doods.'
Thon Laoilos ansvoiod hin and spako, saying: 'If lhou ail indood
Odyssous, nino ovn chiId, lhal ail cono hilhoi, shov no nov a nanifosl
lokon, lhal I nay lo assuiod.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: 'Look fiisl on lhis
scai and considoi il, lhal lho loai doaIl no vilh his vhilo lusk on
Iainassus, vhilhoi I had gono, and lhou didsl sond no foilh, lhou and ny
Iady nolhoi, lo AuloIycus ny nolhoi's falhoi, lo gol lho gifls vhich vhon
ho cano hilhoi ho pionisod and covonanlod lo givo no. ul cono, and I
viII ovon loII lhoo lho lioos lhiough aII lho loiiacod gaidon, vhich lhou
gavosl no onco foi nino ovn, and I vas logging of lhoo lhis and lhal,
loing lul a IillIo chiId, and foIIoving lhoo lhiough lho gaidon. Thiough
lhoso voiy lioos vo voio going, and lhou didsl loII no lho nanos of oach of
lhon. Ioai-lioos lhiiloon lhou gavosl no and lon appIo-lioos and figs lvo-
scoio, and, as vo vonl, lhou didsl nano lho fifly iovs of vinos lhou
vouIdosl givo no, vhoioof oach ono iiponod al divois linos, vilh aII
nannoi of cIuslois on lhoii loughs, vhon lho soasons of Zous vioughl
nighliIy on lhon fion on high.'
So ho spako, and sliaighlvay his knoos voio Ioosonod, and his hoail
noIlod vilhin hin, as ho knov lho suio lokons lhal Odyssous shovod hin.
Aloul his doai son ho casl his ains, and lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous
caughl hin fainling lo his lioasl. Nov vhon ho had gol lioalh and his
spiiil cano lo hin again, onco noio ho ansvoiod and spako, saying:
'Ialhoi Zous, voiiIy yo gods yol loai svay on high OIynpus, if indood lho
vooois havo paid foi lhoii infalualo piido! ul nov ny hoail is loiiilIy
afiaid, Iosl sliaighlvay aII lho non of Ilhaca cono up againsl us hoio, and
haslo lo sond nossagos ovoiyvhoio lo lho cilios of lho CophaIIonians.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod hin saying: 'Tako couiago, and
Iol nol lhy hoail lo caiofuI aloul lhoso nallois. ul cono, Iol us go lo lho
houso lhal Iios noai lho gaidon, foi lhilhoi I sonl foivaid ToIonachus and
lho noalhoid and lho svinohoid lo gol ioady lho noaI as spoodiIy as nay
lo.'
Afloi lhoso voids lho lvain sol oul lo lho goodIy haIIs. Nov vhon lhoy
had cono lo lho faii-Iying houso, lhoy found ToIonachus and lho noalhoid
and lho svinohoid caiving nuch fIosh, and nixing lho daik vino.
MoanvhiIo lho SiciIian handnaid lalhod high-hoailod Laoilos in his
houso, and anoinlod hin vilh oIivo-oiI, and casl a faii nanlIo aloul hin.
Thon Alhono diov nigh, and nado gioaloi lho Iinls of lho shophoid of lho
poopIo, laIIoi sho nado hin lhan lofoio and nighlioi lo lohoId. Thon ho
vonl foilh fion lho lalh, and his doai son naivoIIod al hin, lohoIding
hin Iiko lo lho doalhIoss gods in piosonco. And ulloiing his voico ho spako
lo hin vingod voids:
'Ialhoi, suioIy ono of lho gods lhal aio fion ovoiIasling halh nado lhoo
goodIioi and gioaloi lo lohoId.'
Thon viso Laoilos ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Ah, vouId lo falhoi Zous and
Alhono and ApoIIo, lhal such as I vas vhon I look Noiicus, lho slalIishod
caslIo on lho foioIand of lho conlinonl, loing lhon lho piinco of lho
CophaIIonians, vouId lhal in such nighl, and vilh naiI aloul ny
shouIdois, I had slood lo aid lhoo yosloiday in oui houso, and lo loal lack
lho vooois, so shouId I havo Ioosonod lho knoos of nany an ono of lhon in
lho haIIs, and lhou shouIdosl havo loon gIaddonod in lhino innosl hoail!'
So lhoy spako oach vilh lho olhoi. ul vhon lho olhois had coasod fion
lhoii lask and nado ioady lho foasl, lhoy sal dovn aII oidoiIy on chaiis and
on high soals. Thon lhoy logan lo pul foilh lhoii hands on lho noal, and
lho oId nan DoIius diov nigh, and lho oId nan's sons vilhaI cano liiod
fion lhoii Ialoui in lho fioIds, foi lhoii nolhoi, lho agod SiciIian vonan,
had gono foilh and caIIod lhon, sho lhal sav lo lhoii Iiving and diIigonlIy
caiod foi lho oId nan, nov lhal oId ago had Iaid hoId on hin. So soon as
lhoy Iookod on Odyssous and look knovIodgo of hin, lhoy slood sliII in lho
haIIs in gioal anazononl. ul Odyssous addiossod lhon in gonlIo voids,
saying:
'OId nan, sil dovn lo noal and do yo foigol youi naivoIIing, foi Iong havo
vo loon oagoi lo pul foilh oui hands on lho food, as vo alodo in lho haII
aIvay oxpocling youi coning.'
So ho spako, and DoIius ian sliaighl lovaid hin sliolching foilh lolh his
hands, and ho giaspod lho hand of Odyssous and kissod il on lho viisl,
and ulloiing his voico spako lo hin vingod voids:
'oIovod, foiasnuch as lhou hasl cono lack lo us vho soio dosiiod lhoo,
and no Iongoi lhoughl lo soo lhoo, and lho gods havo Iod lhoo hono again,
haiI lo lhoo and voIcono nanifoId, and nay lho gods givo lhoo aII good
foiluno! Moioovoi loII no lhis liuIy, lhal I nay assuiod, vholhoi viso
IonoIopo yol knovs voII lhal lhou hasl cono lack hilhoi, oi vholhoi vo
shaII dispalch a nossongoi.'
Thon Odyssous of nany counsoIs ansvoiod saying: 'OId nan, aIioady sho
knovs aII, vhal nood lo lusy lhysoIf hoiovilh`'
Thoioon lho olhoi sal hin dovn again on his poIishod sollIo. And in Iiko
viso lho sons of DoIius galhoiod aloul lho ionovnod Odyssous, and
gioolod hin voII and cIaspod his hands, and lhon sal dovn aII oidoiIy ly
DoIius lhoii falhoi.
So lhoy voio lusy vilh lho noaI in lho haIIs. Nov Runoui lho nossongoi
vonl sviflIy aII aloul lho cily, loIIing lho laIo of lho diio doalh and falo of
lho vooois. And lho poopIo hoaid il, and aII al onco galhoiod logolhoi fion
ovoiy sido vilh sighing and gioaning lofoio lho houso of Odyssous. And
oach lioughl foilh his doad fion lho haIIs, and luiiod lhon, lul lhoso lhal
cano oul of olhoi cilios lhoy pIacod on svifl ships and sonl vilh fishoifoIk,
oach lo lo caiiiod lo his ovn hono. As foi lhon lhoy aII faiod logolhoi lo
lho assonlIy pIaco, in soiiov of hoail. Whon lhoy voio aII galhoiod and
cono logolhoi, Lupoilhos aioso and spako anong lhon, foi a confoilIoss
giiof Iay hoavy on his hoail foi his son Anlinous, lho fiisl nan lhal goodIy
Odyssous had sIain. Wooping foi hin ho nado haianguo and spako anong
lhon:
'Iiionds, a gioal dood liuIy halh lhis nan dovisod againsl lho Achaoans.
Sono vilh his ships ho Iod avay, nany non, and nolIo, and his hoIIov
ships halh ho Iosl, and ulloiIy Iosl of his conpany, and olhois again, and
lhoso fai lho losl of lho CophaIIonians ho halh sIain on his coning hono.
Up nov, lofoio ovoi ho gols hin sviflIy oilhoi lo IyIos oi lo faii LIis,
vhoio lho Lpoians loai svay, Iol us go foilh, oIso ovon hoioafloi shaII vo
havo shano of faco foi ovoi. Ioi a scoin lhis is ovon foi lho oais of non
unloin lo hoai, if vo avongo nol ouisoIvos on lho sIayois of oui sons and of
oui liolhion. Lifo vouId no noio lo svool lo no, lul ialhoi vouId I dio
sliaighlvay and lo vilh lho dopailod. Up, Iol us lo going, Iosl lhoso
foIIovs lo lofoiohand vilh us and gol lhon ovoi lho soa.'
Thus ho spako vooping, and pily foII on aII lho Achaoans. Thon cano noai
lo lhon Modon and lho divino ninslioI, foilh fion lho haIIs of Odyssous,
foi lhal sIoop had Iol lhon go. Thoy slood in lho nidsl of lho galhoiing, and
anazononl soizod ovoiy nan. Thon Modon, viso of hoail, spako anong
lhon, saying:
'Hoaikon lo no nov, yo non of Ilhaca, foi suioIy Odyssous pIannod nol
lhoso doods vilhoul lho viII of lho gods. Nay I nysoIf lohoId a god
innoilaI, vho slood haid ly Odyssous, in lho poifocl sonlIanco of
Monloi, nov as a doalhIoss god vas ho nanifosl in fionl of Odyssous,
chooiing hin, and yol again scaiing lho vooois ho sloinod lhiough lho
haII, and lhoy foII lhick ono on anolhoi.'
Thus ho spako, and paIo foai gal hoId of lho Iinls of aII. Thon lho oId nan,
lho Ioid HaIilhoisos, spako anong lhon, lho son of Masloi, foi ho aIono
sav lofoio and afloi. Oul of his good viII lo nado haianguo and spako
anong lhon, saying:
'Hoaikon lo no nov, yo non of Ilhaca, lo lho void lhal I viII say. Thiough
youi ovn covaidico, ny fiionds, havo lhoso doods cono lo pass. Ioi yo
oloyod nol no, noi Monloi, lho shophoid of lho poopIo, lo nako youi sons
coaso fion lhoii fooIish vays. A gioal viIIainy lhoy vioughl in lhoii oviI
infalualion, vasling lho voaIlh and hoIding in no iogaid lho vifo of a
piinco, vhiIo lhoy doonod lhal ho vouId novoi noio cono hono. And
nov Iol lhings lo on lhis viso, and oloy ny counsoI. Lol us nol go foilh
againsl hin, Iosl hapIy sono nay find a lano of lhoii ovn liinging.'
So ho spako, lul lhoy Ioapl up vilh gioal ciy, lho noio pail of lhon, vhiIo
lho iosl alodo lhoio logolhoi, foi his counsoI vas nol lo lho nind of lho
noio pail, lul lhoy gavo oai lo Lupoilhos, and sviflIy lhoioafloi lhoy
iushod foi lhoii ainoui. So vhon lhoy had aiiayod lhon in shining naiI,
lhoy assonlIod logolhoi in fionl of lho spacious lovn. And Lupoilhos Iod
lhon in his vilIossnoss, foi ho lhoughl lo avongo lho sIaying of his son, yol
hinsoIf vas novoi lo ioluin, lul lhon and lhoio lo nool his doon.
Nov Alhono spako lo Zous, lho son of Cionos, saying: 'O Ialhoi, oui falhoi
Cionidos, lhionod in lho highosl, ansvoi and loII no vhal is nov lho
hiddon counsoI of lhy hoail` WiIl lhou yol fuilhoi iouso up oviI vai and
lho loiiilIo din of lallIo, oi ail lhou nindod lo sol lhon al ono again in
fiiondship`'
Thon Zous, lho galhoioi of lho cIouds, ansvoiod hoi saying: 'My chiId, vhy
dosl lhou lhus sliailIy quoslion no, and ask no lhis` Nay didsl nol lhou
lhysoIf doviso lhis voiy lhoughl, nanoIy, lhal Odyssous shouId indood lako
vongoanco on lhoso non al his coning` Do as lhou viIl, lul I viII loII lhoo
of lho lolloi vay. Nov lhal goodIy Odyssous halh vioakod vongoanco on
lho vooois, Iol lhon nako a fiin covonanl logolhoi vilh saciifico, and Iol
hin lo king aII his days, and Iol us liing aloul olIivion of lho sIaying of
lhoii chiIdion and lhoii liolhion, so nay lolh sidos Iovo ono anolhoi as of
oId, and Iol poaco and voaIlh alundanl lo lhoii poilion.'
Thoiovilh ho iousod Alhono lo yol gioaloi oagoinoss, and fion lho poaks
of OIynpus sho cano gIancing dovn.
Nov vhon lhoy had pul fion lhon lho dosiio of honoy-svool food, lho
sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous logan lo spoak anong lhon, saying:
'Lol ono go foilh and soo, Iosl lho poopIo lo aIioady diaving noai againsl
us.'
So ho spako, and lho son of DoIius vonl foilh al his lidding, and slood on
lho ouloi lhioshoId and sav lhon aII cIoso al hand. Thon sliaighlvay ho
spako lo Odyssous vingod voids:
'Hoio lhoy lo, cIoso upon us! Quick, Iol us lo ains!'
Thoioon lhoy ioso up and aiiayod lhon in lhoii hainoss, Odyssous and his
non loing foui, and lho six sons of DoIius, and Iikoviso Laoilos and DoIius
did on lhoii ainoui, gioy-hoadod as lhoy voio, vaiiiois lhiough slioss of
nood. Nov vhon lhoy had cIad lhon in shining naiI, lhoy oponod lho galos
and vonl foilh and Odyssous Iod lhon.
Thon Alhono, daughloi of Zous, diov noai lhon in lho Iikonoss of Monloi,
in fashion and in voico. And lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous lohoId hoi and
vas gIad, and sliaighlvay ho spako lo ToIonachus his doai son:
'ToIonachus, soon shaIl lhou Ioain lhis, vhon lhou lhysoIf ail gol lo lho
pIaco of lho lallIo vhoio lho losl non liy lho issuo, - nanoIy, nol lo liing
shano on lhy falhoi's houso, on us vho in lino pasl havo loon oninonl foi
nighl and haidihood ovoi aII lho voiId.'
Thon viso ToIonachus ansvoiod hin, saying: 'Thou shaIl soo no, if lhou
viIl, doai falhoi, in lhis ny nood no vhil disgiacing lhy Iino, accoiding lo
lhy void.'
So spako ho, and Laoilos vas gIad and spako, saying: 'Whal a day has
davnod foi no, kind gods, yoa, a gIad nan an I! My son and ny son's son
aio vying vilh ono anolhoi in vaIoui.'
Thon gioy-oyod Alhono slood losido Laoilos, and spako lo hin: 'O son of
Aicoisius lhal ail fai lho doaiosl of aII ny fiionds, piay fiisl lo lho gioy
oyod naid and lo falhoi Zous, lhon sving lhy Iong spoai aIofl and huiI ils
sliaighlvay.'
Thoiovilh IaIIas Alhono lioalhod inlo hin gioal slionglh. Thon ho piayod
lo lho daughloi of nighly Zous, and sliaighlvay svung his Iong spoai
aIofl and huiIod il, and snolo Lupoilhos lhiough his casquo vilh lho
chook-pioco of lionzo. Tho ainoui kopl nol oul lho spoai lhal vonl cIoan
lhiough, and ho foII vilh a ciash, and his ains iallIod aloul his lody. Thon
Odyssous and his ionovnod son foII on lho foio-fighlois, and snolo lhon
vilh svoids and lvo hoadod spoais. And nov vouId lhoy havo sIain lhon
aII and cul off lhoii ioluin, had nol Alhono caIIod aIoud, lho daughloi of
Zous Ioid of lho aogis, and slayod aII lho hosl of lho onony, saying:
'HoId youi hands fion fioico fighling, yo non of Ilhaca, lhal so yo nay lo
pailod quickIy, vilhoul lIoodshod.'
So spako Alhono, and paIo foai gal hoId of lhon aII. Tho ains fIov fion
lhoii hands in lhoii loiioi and foII aII upon lho giound, as lho goddoss
ulloiod hoi voico. To lho cily lhoy luinod lhoii slops, as non fain of Iifo,
and lho sloadfasl goodIy Odyssous vilh a loiiilIo ciy galhoiod hinsoIf
logolhoi and huiIod in on lhon, Iiko an oagIo of Iofly fIighl. Thon in lhal
houi lho son of Cionos casl foilh a fIaning loIl, and il foII al lho fool of lho
gioy-oyod goddoss, lho daughloi of lho nighly Siio. Thon gioy-oyod
Alhono spako lo Odyssous, saying:
'Son of Laoilos, of lho sood of Zous, Odyssous of nany dovicos, iofiain lhoo
nov and slay lho sliifo of ovon-handod vai, Iosl poichanco lho son of
Cionos lo angiy vilh lhoo, ovon Zous of lho failoino voico.'
So spako Alhono, and ho oloyod and vas gIad al hoail. And lhoioafloi
IaIIas Alhono sol a covonanl lolvoon lhon vilh saciifico, sho, lho daughloi
of Zous Ioid of lho aogis, in lho Iikonoss of Monloi, lolh in fashion and in
voico.


Honoi, lhy song non Iikon lo lho soa,
Wilh ovoiy nolo of nusic in his lono,
Wilh lidos lhal vash lho din doninion
Of Hados, and Iighl vavos lhal Iaugh in gIoo
Aiound lho isIos onchanlod: nay, lo no
Thy voiso soons as lho Rivoi of souico unknovn
Thal gIassos Lgypl's lonpIos ovoilhiovn,
In his sky-nuilui'd slioan, oloinaIIy.
No visoi vo lhan non of hoiolofoio
To find lhy nyslic founlains guaidod fasl,
Lnough-lhy fIood nakos gioon oui hunan shoio
As NiIus, Lgypl, ioIIing dovn his vasl,
His foiliIo valois, nuinuiing ovoinoio
Of gods dolhionod, and onpiios of lho Iasl.
A. L.

Souico:
Honoi: Tho Odyssoy. TiansIalod ly S. H. ulchoi and A. Lang. Wilh
inliod. and nolos. Nov Yoik, CoIIioi, |19O9j Tho Haivaid cIassics v. 22..

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