"I rest in my coffin until Homer lulls me into dreams-a-billow with sails of Athenians. "
John William Waterhouse - 'Ulysses and the Sirens' (1891)
A reference to Homer's Odyssey.
Odysseus embarks on an epic ten year journey home following the fall of Troy. The text is said to be the second oldest known in Western literature and dates back to around the late eighth century BC.