"In the next land we found were Cyclopes,/giants, louts, without a law to bless them." (1-2)
"A prodigious man/ slept in this cave alone, and took his flocks/ to graze afield." (32-34)
"In the glare he saw us./ 'Strangers,' he said, 'who are you? And where from?" (100-101)
"I drew it from the coals and my four fellows/ gave me a hand, lugging it near the Cyclops/ more than natural force nerved them; straight/ forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye."
"He sent us into the open, then. Close by,/ I dropped and rolled clear of the ram's belly,/ going this way and that way to untie the men." (319-321)