When the two companies saw each other face to face, they wept and moaned in recognition, and the whole house echoed.
I know myself all of you have suffered on the teeming waves, and all the wrongs that enemies have done to you on land. But, come now, eat my food and drink my wine, till you each regain the spirit you had when you left your homes on rugged Ithaca.
They would feast in Circe's palace for a whole year.
Man who is kin to the gods, remember your native country, now, if it is still your fate to escape, and reach your lofty house, and your own land.
Circe, keep the promise you gave me and send me on my way, since my spirit is eager for home, and so too are my friends'.
Odysseus... don't stay here a moment longer against your will, but before you head for home you must make another journey. You must seek the House of Hades and dread Persephone, and consult the ghost of the blind Theban seer, Teiresias.
Odysseus wept as Circe instructed him on what to do when he reaches the House of Hades.