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Phaeacia

[fee-ey-shuh] /fiˈeɪ ʃə/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
an island nation on the shores of which Odysseus was shipwrecked and discovered by Nausicaä.
Related forms
Phaeacian, noun, adjective
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  • Nausithous founds Phaeacia, his city is not called Nausithoa.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • Nausithous, a builder of temples, 130;founder of Phaeacia, 170.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • By a latent vein from Alcinous' line, her father hailing from Phaeacia's isle?

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
  • Phaeacia means Corcyra, and Chaonia is a district of Epirus.

  • Nicean barks: the Greek ships that bore the wanderer, Ulysses, from Phaeacia to his home.

  • But that fairy isle, Phaeacia, had its temples of the gods built by the first settler, Nausithous.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • After supper the minstrel of the prince chants lays, like Demodocus in Phaeacia.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • Already you have for suitors the chief ones of the land throughout Phaeacia, where you too were born.

  • The leisure of the Danish king's house is filled in the same manner as the leisure of Phaeacia.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • Seventeen days he sailed, and on the eighteenth day he saw the shadowy mountain peaks of an island called Phaeacia.

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