Scarcely at last, at the loud urgence of the ithacan, he breaks into speech as was planned, and appoints me for the altar.
Ulysses brooked not this, nor even in such straits did the ithacan forget himself.
And again of his Phronius, son of Noemon, whom he introduces to play the part of a considerate and serviceable ithacan citizen.
Not otherwise did the ithacan follow Nausicaa into the city of the Phoeacians whose ships went wisely in the waves.
Palamedes, however, was more than a match in artifice for the ithacan king.
He answered that he was an ithacan, his name Achæmenides, and that he had been one of the companions of Ulysses in his wanderings.
To have impersonated the ithacan was little; he had been just sitting for a God.
The 'wily-worded ithacan' is Ulysses, the hero of the Odyssey.
Then Helenus told the ithacan chief that before Troy could be taken three things must be done.
It was upon this occasion that the ithacan king told the story of the serpent devouring the birds at Aulis, as already related.
western Greek Island, legendary home of Odysseus; the first element is perhaps Phoenician I "island;" the rest is unknown.