SCYLLA in Classic Quotes

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1  For Scylla is not mortal; moreover she is savage, extreme, rude, cruel and invincible.
The Odyssey By Homer
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2  Then we entered the Straits in great fear of mind, for on the one hand was Scylla, and on the other dread Charybdis kept sucking up the salt water.
The Odyssey By Homer
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3  While we were taken up with this, and were expecting each moment to be our last, Scylla pounced down suddenly upon us and snatched up my six best men.
The Odyssey By Homer
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4  This indeed was what actually happened, for I was borne along by the waves all night, and by sunrise had reached the rock of Scylla, and the whirlpool.
The Odyssey By Homer
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5  So they did as I told them; but I said nothing about the awful monster Scylla, for I knew the men would not go on rowing if I did, but would huddle together in the hold.
The Odyssey By Homer
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6  As soon as they had had enough to eat and drink, they began talking about their poor comrades whom Scylla had snatched up and eaten; this set them weeping and they went on crying till they fell off into a sound sleep.
The Odyssey By Homer
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7  I was looking at once after both ship and men, and in a moment I saw their hands and feet ever so high above me, struggling in the air as Scylla was carrying them off, and I heard them call out my name in one last despairing cry.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XII