"Show me the way to town, give me a rag for cover,
just some cloth, some wrapper you carried with you here.
And may the good gods give you all your heart desires:
husband, and house, and lasting harmony too.
No finer, greater gift in the world than that…
when man and woman possess their home, two minds,
two hearts that work as one. Despair to their enemies,
a joy to all their friends. Their own best claim to glory."

– Homer

The Odyssey, Book 6, lines 196-203. Stripped of his pride and dignity, a naked shipwrecked Odysseus begs Phaeacian princess Nausicaa for help. He pleads for rags to cover him and assistance to get to the town. He prays that the gods will grant her heart’s desires and an ideal marriage. Here Odysseus appears to be flattering and even flirting with her.