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You must be referring to the passage in book eight, near verse 75. The passage is rendered as follows in Butler’s translation: “The company then laid their hands upon the good things that were before them, but as soon as they had had enough to eat and drink, the muse inspired Demodocus to sing the feats of heroes, and more especially a matter that was then ...


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Ancestors of the Mother of Odysseus Neither of Odysseus' grandparents was a deity, although the most celebrated ancestral connection between Odysseus and a god is, indeed, his descent from Hermes, who was the father of the famous thief Autolycus, the father of Anticleia, the mother of Odysseus. So Hermes was Odysseus' great-grandfather. It then follows, ...


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