Alcinous Sentence Examples
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.
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.
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.
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.Advertisement