Penelope weeping over the bow of Ulysses.Across her knees she laid the well-known bow, And pensive say, and tears began to flow. Odyssey, Book XXI.
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Cut, slight foxing.
Penelope receives Odysseus's bow and begins to weep, fearing that he is now dead. Homer's Odyssey, the Greek epic poem, as a sequel to the Illiad. The poem mainly centres on the Greek hero Odysseus, known as Ulysses in Roman myths, and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes him ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War.
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