During the concert that will be held today (Tuesday) in the Sayyed Darwish Theatre in Alexandria, the Greek-Cypriot musician Alkinoos Ioannidis will sing some songs from his discography including 'Khan el-Khalili'.
Odysseus finds similar treatment at the house of Alkinoos in Phaiakia, along with entertainment provided by a minstrel named Demodokos, [...] that man of song whom the Muse cherished; by her gift he knew the good of life, and evil-- for she who lent him sweetness made him blind.
According to Homer, Odysseus became shipwrecked on his way home from the Trojan War and was washed ashore on an island where he fell in love with Naussica, daughter of King Alkinoos. Many believe that island was Corfu.
Nestor's shield of solid gold, akhilleus' shield with its layer of gold sandwiched between two layers of bronze and two of tin, or the plume of Akhilleus' helmet, made of countless golden hairs, are surely as fantastic as, say, the golden doors and silver doorposts of Alkinoos' palace in the Odyssey.