References for Theme: Odyssey
Odyssey, Book VI
(p.237) So he said and they went apart and told the princess. But with water from the river noble Odysseus washed from his skin the brine which covered his back and broad shoulders, and from his head he wiped the scurf of the barren sea. But when he had washed his whole body and anointed himself with oil, and had put on him the clothes which the unwed maiden had given him, then Athene, the daughter of Zeus, made him taller to look upon and stronger, and from his head she made the locks to flow in curls like the hyacinth...
(p.233) “As when some man overlays gold upon silver,A skilled man whom Hephaistos and Pallas Athene have taughtArts of all kinds, and he turns out graceful handiwork…”
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