The Shade of Ajax indignantly refusing to commincate with Ulysses.While yet I speak, the shade disdains to stay, In silence turns, and sullen stalks away. Odyssey, Book XI.
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Cut.
Odysseus tells the Phaeacians about going to the Underworld to hear the prophesy of Tiresias. When in the Underworld he tried to talk with the shade of Ajax, but it refuses. 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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