Minerva assisting Ulysses in the destruction of the Suitors.The dreadful agis blazes in their eye; Amaz'd they see, they tremble, and they fly. Odyssey, Book XXII.
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Cut.
Minerva appears to help Odysseus kill off the suitors who are trying to marry Penelope and take over his beloved Ithaca. 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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