and gave the sea again to give To other men

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Title: The Odysseys
Author: Homer

....and his garments too, Giv’n by Calypso, gave him much to do, Hind’ring his swimming; yet he left not so His drenchéd vessel, for the overthrow Of her nor him, but gat at length again, Wrastling with Neptune, hold of her; and then Sat in her bulk, insulting over death, Which, with the salt stream prest to stop his breath, He ’scap’d, and gave the sea again to give To other men.

Could somebody explain this?
Thanks in advance
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    This is a translation from 400 years ago of an Ancient Greek poem. If you are unsure about how to interpret something the best approach is to compare it with other translations.
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