Homer, Odyssey 8.408-9: A Phaiakian Apology


“If something terrible is said, may the winds seize it and carry it away.”


… ἔπος δ’ εἴ περ τι βέβακται

δεινόν, ἄφαρ τὸ φέροιεν ἀναρπάξασαι ἄελλαι.


I am sure that many of us, like prince Euryalus, have often wished much the same.

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