The Odyssey by Homer

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In chapter 8 of the Odyssey, how does King Alcinous help Odysseus to get home? Please also include a quote with the answer.

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After being released from Calypso's keeping, Odysseus washes ashore on the island of the Phaeacians. There, he is discovered by Nausicaa and is brought back to the palace where Alcinous, her father, reigns. Alcinous is one of those characters within the Odyssey who upholds the ancient values of hospitality. This very act by which Alcinous grants Odysseus safe refuge, taking him into the protection of his household after all those many years of toil and suffering, is significant in and of itself.

As your question requested a quote from The Odyssey itself, see the following promise given in book 8 on the part of Alcinous to return Odysseus to Ithaca:

Hear me, lords and captains of Phaeacia, / hear what the heart inside me has to say. / This stranger here, our guest— / I don't know who he is, or whether he comes / from sunrise lands or the western lands of evening, / but he has come in his wanderings to my palace; / he pleads for passage, he begs we guarantee it. / So now, as in years gone...

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