2Excerpts from theStory of the Shipwrecked Sailor
“At that a massive wave came crashing down on his head,a terrific onslaught spinning his craft round and round-the was thrown clear of the decks-the steering oar wrenchedfrom his grasp-and in one lightning attack the brawlinggalewinds struck full-force, snapping the mast mid shaftand hurling the sail and sailyard far across the sea.”
Homer, The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fagles
Arrival to the Residence. The follower’s story begins. Stormat sea and thefollower’s miraculous survival. The phantomisland.
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; Golenischeff’s “l’île enchantée” and Maspero’s “phantom island.” For a discussion of this concept, see S. Ignatov, JEA 80 (1994) 195-198.