- king of the Phaeacians and father of Nausicaä and Laodamas.
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Odysseus in the house of Alcinous is not different from Odysseus of the return to Ithaca.Epic and Romance
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Ulysses is now called for by Alcinous, and he is to be the singer.
King Alcinous has noticed that Ulysses hid his face and wept at the song of the bard.
Agriculture is present, also horticulture, which the garden of Alcinous presupposes.
When the long tale was ended Alcinous spake to his lordly company.Half a Hundred Hero Tales
- (in Homer's Odyssey) a Phaeacian king at whose court the shipwrecked Odysseus told of his wanderingsSee also Nausicaä
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