Epigram 9.458

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What Ulysses would say on landing in Ithaca

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χαῖρ᾽ Ἰθάκη: μετ᾽ ἄεθλα, μετ᾽ ἄλγεα πικρὰ θαλάσσης
ἀσπασίως τεὸν οὖδας ἱκάνομαι, ὄφρα νοήσω

Λαέρτην, ἄλοχόν τε καὶ ἀγλαὸν υἱέα μοῦνον
σὸς γὰρ ἔρως κατέθελξεν ἐμὸν νόον. οἶδα καὶ αὐτός,


ὡς οὐδὲν γλύκιον ἧς πατρίδος οὐδὲ τοκήων.

— Paton edition

Hail, Ithaca ! After all my labours and the bitter
woes of the sea, right glad am I to reach thy soil, in
hope to see Laertes and my wife and glorious only
son. Love of thee soothed my heart ; I myself
know that "nothing is sweeter than a man's country
and his parents."

— Paton edition

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Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures

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