here and I had better draw attention to it before anyone else does. We are connecting:
"The Old Ships" by James Elroy Flecker;
"Ivory, and Apes, and Peacocks" by Poul Anderson;
the Nantucket Trilogy by SM Stirling.
"The Old Ships" refers to Tyre by name and to Odysseus by description;
Tyre is the setting of "Ivory...";
Odysseus is a character in the Nantucket Trilogy.
However, there is more:
"The Old Ships" speculates that one very old ship might have been the ship of Odysseus;
"Ivory..." contains this passage -
"Far and far away, a sail passed by. It could have been driving the ship of Odysseus." (Time Patrol, p. 326)