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[10] The proverbial friendship of Theseus and Peirithous has been mentioned by Homer in both his poems. In the Odyssey Odysseus says to the Phaeacians:—“And now I should have seen more men of former days, whom I wished very much to see,
Theseus and Peirithous, renowned children of gods.
Hom. Od. 11.631 foll.And in the Iliad he has made Nestor give advice to Agamemnon and Achilles, and speaking among others the following verses:—“I have never yet seen such men, and I am never likely to see
As were Peirithous, Dryas, shepherd of the folk,
Caeneus, Exadius, god-like Polyphemus,
And Theseus, son of Aegeus, like to the immortals.
Hom. Il. 1.262 foll.

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