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Ulisses i les sirenes, British Museum

Odysseus (Ulysses) and the Sirens, ca. 480-470 BC, British Museum, London.

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“‘Come hither, as thou farest, renowned Odysseus, great glory of the Achaeans; stay thy ship that thou mayest listen to the voice of us two. For never yet has any man rowed past this isle in his black ship until he has heard the sweet voice from our lips. Nay, he has joy of it, and goes his way a wiser man. For we know all the toils that in wide Troy the Argives and Trojans endured through the will of the gods, and we know all things that come to pass upon the fruitful earth.’

 

Homer, Odyssey, translation by A.T. Murray, XII, 184-191. Source: Perseus

 

“‘δεῦρ᾽ ἄγ᾽ ἰών, πολύαιν᾽ Ὀδυσεῦ, μέγα κῦδος Ἀχαιῶν,

νῆα κατάστησον, ἵνα νωιτέρην ὄπ ἀκούσῃς.

οὐ γάρ πώ τις τῇδε παρήλασε νηὶ μελαίνῃ,

πρίν γ᾽ ἡμέων μελίγηρυν ἀπὸ στομάτων ὄπ᾽ ἀκοῦσαι,

ἀλλ᾽ ὅ γε τερψάμενος νεῖται καὶ πλείονα εἰδώς.

ἴδμεν γάρ τοι πάνθ᾽ ὅς᾽ ἐνὶ Τροίῃ εὐρείῃ

Ἀργεῖοι Τρῶές τε θεῶν ἰότητι μόγησαν,

ἴδμεν δ᾽, ὅσσα γένηται ἐπὶ χθονὶ πουλυβοτείρῃ.’

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Odissea, el retorn d'Ulisses (en Flash)

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Taken on March 13, 2008