SAILOR in Classic Quotes

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Quotes from The Odyssey by Homer
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1  They are great sailors, and are in the habit of giving escorts to any one who reaches their coasts.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVI
2  We are not particularly remarkable for our boxing, nor yet as wrestlers, but we are singularly fleet of foot and are excellent sailors.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
3  As the Phaeacians are the best sailors in the world, so their women excel all others in weaving, for Minerva has taught them all manner of useful arts, and they are very intelligent.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VII
4  I can see him in an island sorrowing bitterly in the house of the nymph Calypso, who is keeping him prisoner, and he cannot reach his home for he has no ships nor sailors to take him over the sea.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
5  There he is, lying in great pain in an island where dwells the nymph Calypso, who will not let him go; and he cannot get back to his own country, for he can find neither ships nor sailors to take him over the sea.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK V
6  Perhaps he is a vagabond sailor whom she has taken from some foreign vessel, for we have no neighbours; or some god has at last come down from heaven in answer to her prayers, and she is going to live with him all the rest of her life.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VI
7  We are extremely fond of good dinners, music, and dancing; we also like frequent changes of linen, warm baths, and good beds, so now, please, some of you who are the best dancers set about dancing, that our guest on his return home may be able to tell his friends how much we surpass all other nations as sailors, runners, dancers, and minstrels.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII