"Cargèse, the Greek", welcomes you ...
It is twenty three centuries since Appolonius
from Rhodes has told the travel of the Argonauts who, back from the
Hesperides, passed off a wonderful isle:
" The wind that fills the sails, soon brings
the vessels to the sight of an isle covered with flowers and of
smiling aspect. It was occupied by mermaids, so deathly to those
who let themselves seduced by the sweetness of their singing. The
Argonauts, hearing their voice, wanted to come near the shore, but
Orpheus, taking his lyre in his hand, charmed all of a sudden their
ears and then prevent them from reaching."
[ extract Terres de Corse ]
Is it this story which incited the Greek avoiding the
Ottomane Tyranny to take refuge in Corsica in the 17th century Grecs