ALCINOUS, the Platonic philosopher, lived probably in the time of the Caesars.
ALCINOUS (ALKINOOs), in ancient Greek legend, king of the fabulous Phaeacians, in the island of Scheria, was the son of Nausithous and grandson of Poseidon.
The gardens and palace of Alcinous and the wonderful ships of the Phaeacian mariners were famous in antiquity.
Scheria was identified in very early times with Corcyra, where Alcinous was reverenced as a hero.
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It is worthy of remark that Homer names, as adorning the garden of Alcinous, seven plants only - wild olive, oil olive, pear, pomegranate, apple, fig and vine.
NAUSICAA, in Greek legend, daughter of Alcinous, king of the Phaeacians in the island of Scheria (Odyssey, vi.
Yet in several respects the conditions under which the singer finds himself in the house of a chieftain like Odysseus or Alcinous are more in harmony with the character of Homeric poetry than those of the later rhapsodic contests.
In the palace of Alcinous, for instance, it is noticed that he is vigorous but " marred by many ills " (Od.
We may note, however, the difference between the house of Priam, surrounded by distinct dwellings for his many sons and daughters, and the houses of Ulysses and Alcinous, with many chambers under a single roof.