Homer, Odyssey 13.397-9

“Come, I will make you unknown to all mortals

I will wither the skin on your bent limbs

And ruin your head’s blond hair…”


ἀλλ᾽ ἄγε σ᾽ ἄγνωστον τεύξω πάντεσσι βροτοῖσι:

κάρψω μὲν χρόα καλὸν ἐνὶ γναμπτοῖσι μέλεσσι,

ξανθὰς δ᾽ ἐκ κεφαλῆς ὀλέσω τρίχας…


Athena ‘dresses’ Odysseus up for his homecoming.

Odysseus is all trick and no treat.

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