Laestrygonians love


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  • noun A mythical Greek tribe.
  • noun Plural form of Laestrygonian.


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  • The Laestrygonians and the Cyclops, and wild Poseidon you will never meet

    The Summer of My Greek Tavérna

  • = The same pairing of the Laestrygonians and Polyphemus at

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Next how he came to Telepylus of the Laestrygonians, who brake his ships and slew all his goodly-greaved companions, and Odysseus only escaped with his black ship.

    Book XXIII

  • They threw vast rocks at us from the cliffs as though they had been mere stones, and I heard the horrid sound of the ships crunching up against one another, and the death cries of my men, as the Laestrygonians speared them like fishes and took them home to eat them.

    The Odyssey

  • Six days, night and day did we toil, and on the seventh day we reached the rocky stronghold of Lamus — Telepylus, the city of the Laestrygonians, where the shepherd who is driving in his sheep and goats [to be milked] salutes him who is driving out his flock [to feed] and this last answers the salute.

    The Odyssey

  • But Antiphates raised a hue and cry after them, and thousands of sturdy Laestrygonians sprang up from every quarter — ogres, not men.

    The Odyssey

  • For many days they rowed against a dead calm, until at length they came to the land of the Laestrygonians.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew

  • Mr. Gladstone, we think, was perhaps the first to point out that the Laestrygonians of the _Odyssey_, with their home on a fiord in the Land of the Midnight Sun, were probably derived from travellers 'tales of the North, borne with the amber along the immemorial Sacred Way.

    The World's Desire

  • The adventures of the wandering Ulysses, the visit to the land of the lotus-eaters, the encounter with the Laestrygonians, the experiences in the cave of Polyphemus, if allowance be made for the difference in sentiments and manners, remind the reader constantly of the medieval

    A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

  • Laestrygonians, Cyclopes_, _Circes, and Calypsos of Homer, with the giants, paynims, sorceresses encountered by the champions of romance; the

    A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century


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