"She [Circe] transforms half of the men into swine. protected by a magic herb, Odysseus demands that Circe change his men back into human form. Odysseus departs from the island a year later, Circe informs him that in order to reach home he must journey to the land of the dead, Hades, and consult the blind prophet Tiresias."
"Now the souls gathered, stirring out of Erebus... I gave command to mt officers to flay those sheep the bronze cut down, and make burnt offerings of flesh to the gods below - sovereign Death, to pale Persephone. Meanwhile, I crouched with my drawn sword to keep the surging phantoms from the bloody pit till I should know the presence of Tiresias."
"Odysseus returns to Circe's island. The goddess reveals his course to him and gives advice on how to avoid the dangers he will face..."
"the lovely voices in ardor appealing over the water made me crave to listen, and I tried to say "Untie me!" to the crew, jerking my brows; but they bent steady to the oars... So all rowed on, until the sirens dropped under the sea-rim, and their singing dwindled away."
"And all this time, in travel... we rowed into the straight - Scylla to part and on our starboard beamCharydbis, dire gorge of the salt-sea tide."
"Just then my slumber left me in a rush, my eyes opened, and I went down the seaward path. No sooner had I caught sight of our black hull, than savory odors of burnt fat eddied around me;"