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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He is to be convoyed neither by gods nor men, but after a perilous voyage of twenty days upon a raft he is to reach fertile Scheria, {50} the land of the Phaeacians, who are near of kin to the gods, and will honour him as though he were one of ourselves.
In Homer's work, when Odysseus introduces himself to King Alcinoos on the island of Scheria, which is thought to be Corfu, he describes his homeland in terms that baffled scholars for centuries.
In Book 5, between his stay on Calypso's island and his washing ashore on Scheria where the Phaeacians rule, Odysseus suffers Poseidon's curse for blinding his son the Cyclops Polyphemus.
On Scheria Island, Odysseus appears only once accompanying a lone female (Od.
Athena intervenes to save Odysseus and he arrives the palace of his friends, the king and queen of Scheria, who want to hear about all his adventures to date.
To Margaret's dazzled vision, Corfu resembles Scheria, the Edenic island in The Odyssey with which Corfu has long been identified.
While Odysseus throws his discus within the refined setting of Scheria, an elitist fantasy land where athletics are the pastime of choice, we have absolutely no record of events, sporting or otherwise, in which individuals would compete in throwing small ceramic jars great distances (a senseless activity that would result in a lot of broken pottery).
But Odysseus on Scheria is offered no meat after the eidata, and Alcinous' libation to Zeus strikes us--and him--as premature.
Cold" (59.10), in sharp contrast with the sunlit, bright Scheria ("We idle in the sun.
When Odysseus, washed up naked on the shore of Scheria, wished to pay the beautiful princess Nausikaa a compliment, he was reduced to comparing her to a laurel tree that he once saw growing on the island of Delos.
"From Thera to Scheria: Aegean Art and Narrative," in The Wall Paintings of Thera: Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium, ed.