As he finished speaking I handed him the bright wine . Three times I poured and gave it to him , and three times , foolishly , he drained it . When the wine had fuddled his wits I tried him with subtle words : " Cyclops , you asked my name , and I will tell it : give me afterwards a guest gift as you promised . My name is Nobody . Nobody , my father , mother , and friends call me . "
I then gave him some more ; three times did I fill the bowl for him , and three times did he drain it without thought or heed ; then , when I saw that the wine had got into his head , I said to him as plausibly as I could : ‘Cyclops , you ask my name and I will tell it you ; give me , therefore , the present you promised me ; my name is Noman ; this is what my father and mother and my friends have always called me . ’
ὣς φάτ᾽ , ἀτάρ οἱ αὖτις ἐγὼ πόρον αἴθοπα οἶνον .
τρὶς μὲν ἔδωκα φέρων , τρὶς δ᾽ ἔκπιεν ἀφραδίῃσιν .
αὐτὰρ ἐπεὶ Κύκλωπα περὶ φρένας ἤλυθεν οἶνος ,
καὶ τότε δή μιν ἔπεσσι προσηύδων μειλιχίοισι :
Κύκλωψ , εἰρωτᾷς μ᾽ ὄνομα κλυτόν , αὐτὰρ ἐγώ τοι
ἐξερέω : σὺ δέ μοι δὸς ξείνιον , ὥς περ ὑπέστης .
Οὖτις ἐμοί γ᾽ ὄνομα : Οὖτιν δέ με κικλήσκουσι
μήτηρ ἠδὲ πατὴρ ἠδ᾽ ἄλλοι πάντες ἑταῖροι .