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The Odyssey

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[ Off the coast of Sicily and South Italy, in the month of May, I have seen men fastened half way up a boat's mast with their feet resting on a crosspiece, just large enough to support them. From this point of vantage they spear sword-fish. When I saw men thus employed I could hardly doubt that the writer of the "Odyssey" had seen others like them, and had them in her mind when describing the binding of Ulysses. I have therefore with some diffidence ventured to depart from the received translation of {Greek} (cf. Alcaeus frag. 18, where, however, it is very hard to say what {Greek} means). In Sophocles' Lexicon I find a reference to Chrysostom (l, 242, A. Ed. Benedictine [Paris] 1834-1839) for the word {Greek}, which is probably the same as {Greek}, but I have looked for the passage in vain.]


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