"Arete, she is called, and earns the name:/ she answers all our prayers" (62-63).
May the god’s endow them with fortune all their lives, may each hand down to his sons the riches in his house and the pride of place the realm has granted him. But as for myself, grant me a rapid convoy home to my own native land. How far away i’ve been from all my loved ones” (VI.176-181)
“...Alcinous, poised in all his majesty, took the hand/ of the seasoned, worldly-wise Odysseus, raised him up/ from the hearth and sat him down in a burnished chair…”(VI. 199-20)