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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(15) While the triads employed by Alcinous and Celsus differ in terminology, they refer to the same dialectical hierarchy.
The transformations into stone, whether in part or whole, are of: Aglauros, Echo, Theban ladies, King Atlas, Cinyras, Niobe, Lichas, Olenos and Lethaea, prophets, a snake, a wolf, Phantasos, a serpent, a judge, Scylla, Alcinous' ships, men's bowels and lynx urine (Rouse, Shakespeare's Ovid, 61, 62, 95, 98, 121, 126, 187, 202, 206, 220, 228, 233, 238, 268, 276, 287, 301, 304); only Aglauros, once transformed into stone, is likened to an image.
How else to read the simile that erupts when Odysseus asks Demodocus, the bard in the palace of Alcinous, to recount the tale of the Trojan horse?
Ecological adaptation of an Aristolochiaceae feeding swallowtail butterfly, Atrophaneura alcinous, to aristolochic acids.
359ff) Professor Sorabji guides us through the ancient Aristotelian commentators (Alexander of Aphrodisias) and Platonic enthusiasts (Alcinous, Porphyry, Iamblichus, Themistius, Plutarch, Syrianus, Proclus, Hermeias, Philoponus, Simpicius, Olympiodorus and Eustratius, covering 1200 years of scholarship from the third century BCE), showing all their interests in concept formation.
First, Socrates denies, with obvious irony, that his myth will be another "tale of Alcinous." Republic Book X, 614b.