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  • I saw the men of Sidon and Arabia and Libya, too, where lambs are horned at birth.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He had been in the war in Libya and wore two woundstripes.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Say, valiant youth, and so may God Thy enterprises speed, Didst thou the light mid Libya’s sands Or Jaca’s rocks first see?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Let Libya with her sand vaunt herself no more; for though she brings forth chelydri, jaculi, and phareae, and cenchri with amphisboena, she never, with all Ethiopia, nor with the land that lies on the Red Sea, showed either so many plagues or so evil.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno

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  • So this was the submerged region that had existed outside Europe, Asia, and Libya, beyond the Pillars of Hercules, home of those powerful Atlantean people against whom ancient Greece had waged its earliest wars!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Good, my lord, She came from Libya.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • Libya became a desert.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Most of its collection had been donated, as he recalled, by Muammar Khaddafi, the dictator of Libya, back in the early 1980s, and he thought it probably hadn’t received any books since.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • But it seemed every month another story appeared about a native of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Syria, or any one of a number of other Muslim countries who was released after months or years from one of these detention centers.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • "Nothing in Libya is worth a war," Alessandro said.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War

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  • A king of Libya ….
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • There have been rumors that they were part of some sort of a deal with Libya involving a payoff to take Saddam Hussein into exile, but I have no idea whether that’s true or not.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • All Nubia and Egypt, and a myriad from Libya, and a host of Troglodytes, and not a few Macrobii from beyond the Mountains of the Moon, lined the tented shores to see the cortege pass, wafted by perfumed winds and golden oars.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Disk Crash MAY 27–JUNE 6 The historian Diodorus from Sicily, second century BC (who is regarded as an unreliable source by other historians), describes the Amazons of Libya, which at that time was a name used for all of north Africa west of Egypt.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Eight years out,
    wandering off as far as Cyprus, Phoenicia, even Egypt,
    I reached the Ethiopians, Sidonians, Erembians—Libya too,
    where lambs no sooner spring from the womb than they grow horns.
    Three times in the circling year the ewes give birth.
    So no one, neither king nor shepherd could want
    for cheese or mutton, or sweet milk either,
    udders swell for the sucklings round the year.
    But while I roamed those lands, amassing a fortune,
    a stranger killed my brother, blind to…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Italy has developed Libya over the years.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Yes, certainly, but I mean to bring about a withdrawal from Libya.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • His family had not known that he had been in Libya, until the tenth of December, after he had been there nearly a month.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • And our history is such that were we to follow it in making policy we should declare war not only on our former possessions in Libya, but on Britain, Spain, Germany, France, Austria, and Carthage.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • As for Libya’s agricultural potential-something that is severely prejudiced by the fact that nothing grows there-when the day comes that an Italian of the South will leave his dry and rocky soil for sand, then perhaps it will be wise to war against the Sultan.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He hated neither Italy, swords, horses, nor encyclopedias, and he didn’t see the war in Libya as the logical result of but, rather, as a deviation from the way things were, and yet he received entreaties from strange Italians infatuated with the Turkish Empire.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • "My son was killed in Libya in nineteen forty-two," Alessandro said, "when he was twenty-three years of age."
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • I probably would not have remembered except that I love children especially, and this baby was very beautiful, as was his mother, and he had a boat, a sailboat made from wood so I noticed because ever since I was in the navy in Libya, or off Libya, I don’t know, I have been making boats out of wood.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • I probably would not have remembered except that I love children especially, and this baby was very beautiful, as was his mother, and he had a boat, a sailboat made from wood so I noticed because ever since I was in the navy in Libya, or off Libya, I don’t know, I have been making boats out of wood.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Most royal sir, from thence; from him whose daughter His tears proclaim’d his, parting with her: thence,— A prosperous south-wind friendly, we have cross’d, To execute the charge my father gave me, For visiting your highness: my best train I have from your Sicilian shores dismiss’d; Who for Bohemia bend, to signify Not only my success in Libya, sir, But my arrival, and my wife’s, in safety Here, where we are.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • "Italy will have to pre-empt in Libya," the Baron Karoly stated, "to protect its interests.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • "Captain," he said, respectfully, "Libya is Ottoman territory.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • "As far as I can see," Alessandro said, "it would be far more sensible to let the Germans build a naval base in Libya, if that’s what they want, and build three naval bases in the boot of Italy to overwhelm it.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • One full year I stayed there with him, to the month and day, and when fair weather came around again he took me in a deepsea ship for Libya, pretending I could help in the cargo trade; he meant, in fact, to trade me ofl", and get a high price for me.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • …where his house and holdings lay.
    There in his care I stayed till the year was out.
    Then, when the months and days had run their course
    and the year wheeled round and the seasons came again,
    he conned me aboard his freighter bound for Libya,
    pretending I’d help him ship a cargo there for sale
    but in fact he’d sell me there and make a killing!
    I suspected as much, of course, but had no choice,
    so I boarded with him, yes, and the ship ran on
    with a good strong North Wind…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He hath given his empire Up to a whore; who now are levying The kings o’ theearth for war: he hath assembled Bocchus, the king of Libya; Archelaus Of Cappadocia; Philadelphos, king Of Paphlagonia; the Thracian king, Adallas; King Manchus of Arabia; King of Pont; Herod of Jewry; Mithridates, king Of Comagene; Polemon and Amyntas, The kings of Mede and Lycaonia, with More larger list of sceptres.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
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