Chronology:Scheria or Phaeacia (legendary)

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850c.1 Nausicaa & Maids Play Ball while Laundry Dries

Location:

Scheria or Phaeacia (legendary)

Game:

Ball

Age of Players:

Youth

Notables:

Nausicaa

 

Nausicaa, going to a river near that place to wash the clothes of her father, mother, and brethren, while the clothes were drying played with her maids at ball; and Odysseus coming forth is fed and clothed, and led on his way to the house of her father, King Alcinous.
Sources:

The Odyssey, Homer, Book VI

Warning:

Even Homer nods

Comment:

(wikipedia) Nausicaä is young and very pretty; Odysseus says that she resembles a goddess, particularly Artemis. According to Aristotle and Dictys of Crete, Nausicaä later married Telemachus, the son of Odysseus, and had a son named Ptoliporthus.

Circa
850
Item
850c.1
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