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What was the name of Odysseus's boat?

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Odysseus's boat did not have an individual nickname. It is now referred to as a Homeric ship or galley. In the epic "Odyssey" by Homer, Odysseus loses all of his ships while travelling home to Ithaca, then builds a new ship on the island of Calypso.

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The detailed account of Odysseus building a ship on Calypso's island reveals many insights into the shape and materials of Homeric galleys. Odysseus fells 20 trees and crafts and joints a broad floor, yard-arms, gunwales, a mast, rudder and sails. The goddess Calypso brings him various trimmings to build the ship, including adzes, augurs and cloth for the sails.

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