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Alcinoi. The ship of Alcinous which carried Ulysses back to Ithaca was on its return to Scheria turned to a rock by a blow from the trident of Neptune ( Od.XIII. 149-164). The rock was still shown at Corcyra, which was identified with the Homeric island of the Phaeacians, as late as the sixth century A.D. , when it was seen by Procopius, who also saw at Rome in perfect preservation the ship of Aeneas, which is here changed to a sea nymph.
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