Skilled artisans are among the categories of people cited by Homer’s Odyssey (chapter 17, pp. 382–386), as welcomed the world over. For a detailed discussion, see Cyrus H. Gordon, “Ugaritic Guilds and Homeric Demioergoi,” in Saul S. Weinberg, ed., The Aegean and Near East: Studies Presented to Hetty Goldman (Locust Valley, NY: J. J. Augustin, 1956), pp. 136–143. The mobility of the artisan guilds is also discussed in Walter Burkert, The Orientalizing Revolution: Near Eastern Influence on Greek Culture in the Early Archaic Age (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1992), pp. 6, 8.