The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer

The Odyssey Book 5 Quotes Page 5

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[…] the sweet lifetime was draining out of him, as he wept for a way home, since the nymph was no longer pleasing to him. By nights he would lie beside her, of necessity, in the hollow caverns, against his will, by one who was willing, but all the days he would sit upon the rocks, at the seaside, breaking his heart in tears and lamentation and sorrow as weeping tears he looked out over the barren water. (5.152-158)

Uh-huh. At least that's what he's going to tell Penelope.

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