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“His wife and children will never welcome him home again …”

“If any one unwarily draws in too close and hears the singing of the Sirens, his wife and children will never welcome him home again, for they sit in a green field and warble him to death with the sweetness of their song. There is a great heap of dead men’s bones lying all around, with the flesh still rotting off them.”

— from Homer’s “The Odyssey” (Samuel Butler’s translation)

Today’s quote arrives to us today from my friend Francis James Franklin, who is not only an accomplished independent author but also a terrific classical scholar.  Thanks, Frank!!

Homer