Scheria

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Scheria

 

in ancient Greek mythology, a legendary island in habited by the Phaeacians and the last place visited by Odysseus before he returned home. In antiquity, Scheria was sometimes identified with the island of Corcyra (Corfu).

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Rather, I have in mind the two points at which he is not just playing the beggar, but is indeed beggarly, the moments when, after his long wanderings in the enchanted lands, he arrives on the island of Skheria, land of the Phaeacians, and when, conveyed across the waves by those same Phaeacians, he arrives on another island, his homeland, Ithaka, at last.
The whole scene is a prime instance of the quality Auerbach identified as the leisureliness of the Homeric style; in strict narrative terms, it does no more than get Odysseus from Point A, a beach on the island of Skheria, to Point B, the palace of the Phaeacians, who, once they have been impressed with the long-suffering wanderer's nobility of character, will speed him back to Ithaka at last.
Finally, we consider parallels between Odysseus's intricate negotiations with Arete on Skheria and his trajectory with Penelope on Ithaka.
Lang: 163, de Jong: 459-60) have argued that Odysseus's progress on Skheria, where it is specified that he needs to come to terms with the queen before he can obtain his homecoming (6.
The words in the above epigraph are spoken by Odysseus to the son of Prince Alkinoos of Skheria Island, a place that knows no war, no blight, no suffering.
Odysseus eventually lands on the island of Skheria, naked and destitute.