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Eumaeus

[yoo-mee-uh s] /yuˈmi əs/
noun, (in the Odyssey)
1.
the faithful swineherd of Odysseus.
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  • And in like manner Eumaeus prayed that Ulysses might return home.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • But he succeeded so well that Eumaeus had no suspicion who his strange guest could be.

  • Eumaeus and the cowherd went out into the court, and Ulysses followed them.

  • Telemachus sprang to his father's side, Eumaeus stood by him, and the fighting was short and bitter.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • We see no women "with deep or pouch," whereas the nurse of Eumaeus could conceal three cups in her pouch.

    The World of Homer Andrew Lang
  • There is also a third portion, the return of Eumaeus from the palace to the hut, which portion is short and unimportant.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • Eumaeus was carrying the bow to Ulysses, when the wooers made such an uproar that he laid it down, in fear for his life.

  • The Odyssey is more frequently religious (see the case of Eumaeus) than the Iliad.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
  • Eumaeus the swine-herd belts his chiton with a girdle when he goes out to his work.

    The World of Homer Andrew Lang
  • Remembering the anxiety of his mother during his absence he sent Eumaeus to the town to acquaint her with his arrival.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb

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