Alcinoüs

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Alcinoüs

(ălsĭn`ōəs), in Greek mythology, king of Phaeacia, father of Nausicaä. He aided Odysseus in his journey back to Ithaca. In the story of Jason, he protects Jason and Medea from the Colchians.
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First, Socrates denies, with obvious irony, that his myth will be another "tale of Alcinous.
King Alcinous and the Phaiakian people are so impressed with Odysseus' adventures that they shower him lavishly with gifts, and he now has more booty than all that was lost at sea.
Alcinous conflates hospitality with assembly when he interrupts his hosting duties to call an assembly to arrange the convoy.
Alcinous, of course, knowingly indulges his daughter; see Odyssey 6.
offers a study of Clement's apophaticism in light of middle Platonic sources, selecting Alcinous, Numenius, and Atticus on the basis of "their relevance for the study of Clement that follows" (71).
To a lesser extent, Tennyson's description also echoes a non-Elysian scene in Homer, the garden of Alcinous (Odyssey 7.
King Alcinous of the Phaeacians extends it, Polyphemus the Cyclops refuses it, and Penelope's suitors have the hubris to consume it.
Ferrari surveying exegesis of the Timeus from Alcinous and Antiochus to Numenius, in which subordination of the Ideas to demiurgical Intellect is mainly portrayed in terms of two principal causes, the God as efficient and paradigmatic cause, and matter (p.
Alcinous, the Phaeacian king, briefly suspects that the spectacular suppliant who suddenly materializes at his wife's feet may be a god, intent on testing the piety of men.
In his brilliant translation of the Odyssey, Stanley Lombardo (who cites Logue as an influence on his work) describes the effect of the poet Demodocus' performance in Alcinous and Arete's palace: "He made them see it happen.
And Alcinous reporteth that Socrates and Plato taught God is a mynde, and that in the same there is a certaine Inshape, which Inshape as in respect of God, is the knowledge which God hath of himselfe; and in respect of the worlde, is the Patterne or Mould thereof; and in respect of it selfe, is very essence.
shall not always, in his absence out of England, light upon a gentle Alcinous and walk in his fair gardens full of all harmless pleasures, but he shall sometimes fall either into the hands of some cruel Cyclops or into the lap of some wanton and dallying Dame Calypso, and so suffer the danger of many a deadly den, not so full of perils to destroy the body as full of vain pleasures to poison the mind.