1 Give us the cold meat, and bread and cheese.
2 When the thighs were burned and they had tasted the inward meats, they cut the rest of the meat up small, put the pieces on the spits and toasted them over the fire.
3 Every one in that country, whether master or man, has plenty of cheese, meat, and good milk, for the ewes yield all the year round.
4 Calypso set meat and drink before him of the food that mortals eat; but her maids brought ambrosia and nectar for herself, and they laid their hands on the good things that were before them.
5 She gave him a goat skin full of black wine, and another larger one of water; she also gave him a wallet full of provisions, and found him in much good meat.
6 When the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn appeared, we admired the island and wandered all over it, while the nymphs Jove's daughters roused the wild goats that we might get some meat for our dinner.
7 We stayed with Circe for a whole twelvemonth feasting upon an untold quantity both of meat and wine.
8 As I drew near I began to smell hot roast meat, so I groaned out a prayer to the immortal gods.
9 At this moment Eteoneus joined him, for he lived close by and had just got up; so Menelaus told him to light the fire and cook some meat, which he at once did.
10 Eteoneus carved the meat and gave them each their portions, while Megapenthes poured out the wine.
11 Then the swineherd brought them platters of cold meat, the remains from what they had eaten the day before, and he filled the bread baskets with bread as fast as he could.
12 The servants brought him a portion of meat, and an upper woman servant set bread before him that he might eat.
13 Their meat became smeared with blood; their eyes filled with tears, and their hearts were heavy with forebodings.
14 When they got there they found Telemachus with the stockman and the swineherd cutting up meat and mixing wine with water.
15 I found the mess to consist of indifferent potatoes and strange shreds of rusty meat, mixed and cooked together.