(In the Odyssey) an inhabitant of Scheria (Corfu), whose people were noted for their hedonism.
- Viewing these Homeric exploits, it is as though the viewers were themselves masquerading as an audience for an epic recitation - perhaps even Odysseus's own recitation of his adventures to the Phaeacians in Books IX-XII of the Odyssey.
- ‘Likening Odysseus’ ‘untriumphal entry’ into the city of the Phaeacians to Jesus' entry into Jerusalem seems forced and strained.‘
- The next four show Odysseus himself released from the island of Calypso and arriving at the land of the Phaeacians, a half-way house between the fairy-tale world of his adventures and the real world of Ithaca which awaits him.
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