Penelope recognizing Ulysses after his return from the Trojan War.__________to his arms she flew, And strain'd him close, as to his breast she grew. Odyssey, Book XXIII.
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Cut.
During all the years that Odysseus is absent, Penelope holds or the possibly suitors at bay, as her prayers pay off when she is reunited with her husband. 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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