"A prodigious man/ slept in this cave alone, and took his flocks/ to graze afield-remote from all companions, knowing none but savage ways..." (32-35).
"'Strangers,' he said, 'who are you?And where from?'/'What brings you here by sea ways-a fair traffic?/ Or are you wondering rouges who cast your lives/ like dice, and ravage other folk by sea?'" (101-104).
"...but in one stride he clutched at my companions/ and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies/ to beat their brains out, spattering on the floor," (137-139).
"...Lugging it near the Cyclops/ as more than natural force nerved them; straight/ forward they sprinted, lifted it and rammed it/ deep in his crater eye..." (234-237).
"...then let it pass,/ but my men riding on the pectoral fleece/ the giants blind hands blundering never found." (297-299).
"O hear me, lord, blue girdler of the islands,/ if I am thine indeed, and thou art father:/ grant that Odysseus, raider of cities, never/ see his home," (388-391)