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Sir Edward John Poynter - Ulysses recognized by his old wet-nurse, Eurycleia. Tags: odyssey, ulysses, odysseus, eurycleia, eurykleia,

View The mother of Ulysses recognising her son by Edward John Poynter on artnet. Browse upcoming and past auction lots by Edward John Poynter.

PENELOPE Offers an Archery Contest to the Suitors. "Then into the hall came Penelope, bearing (Odysseus') great horn bow and quiver well stocked with arrows, followed by her women carrying her chest with the twelve axes."  - Rosemary Sutcliff (Alan Lee/Homer's Odyssey/user: Aethon)

"Penelope Offers an Archery Contest to the Suitors" by Alan Lee

Telemachus turns up in the palace of Nestor before the old king. Detail from an Apulian krater. Mid-4th century BC.  Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz 3289.  Kakridis, J. Th., Elliniki Mythologia, vol. 5: Troikos Polemos, Ekdotiki Athinon, Athens 1986, p. 263, fig. 209.

Telemachus turns up in the palace of Nestor before the old king century BC)

The Lotus-Eaters  17th century etching  Theodor van Thulden (1606 - 1669)  Fine Art Museum of San Francisco

The Lotus-Eaters century etching Theodor van Thulden - Fine Art Museum of San Francisco

STUDY OF ATHENA AND ODYSSEUS  From Homer's Odyssey  by John Rush

silenceformysoul: “John Rush - Study for Athena and Odysseus ”

'Close to the fire her women drew her favorite chair..here PENELOPE took her place...as she listened on, her tears flowed and soaked her cheeks...weeping for him, her husband, sitting there beside her.' - Homer's Odyssey, Book 19 (Alan Lee/Robert Fagles/user: Aethon)

'Close to the fire her women drew her favorite chair..here PENELOPE took her place...as she listened on, her tears flowed and soaked her cheeks...weeping for him, her husband, sitting there beside her.' - Homer's Odyssey, Book 19 (Alan Lee/Robert Fagles/user: Aethon)

Homer's Odyssey has inspired impressive artwork. Here are some of the artistic representations of people Odysseus encountered, based on the Odyssey.: The Slaughter of the Suitors at the End of the Odyssey

Art Based on Homer's 'Odyssey'

The Odyssey by Homer - TROJAN WAR - Slaughter of the suitors by Odysseus and Telemachus, Campanian red-figure bell-krater, ca. 330 BC, Louvre (CA

Polyphemus (Cyclops) - son of the sea god Poseidon and blinded by Odysseus.  One-eyed giants who live solitary lives as shepherd on the island of Sicily.

Polyphemus (Cyclops) - son of the sea god Poseidon and blinded by Odysseus. One-eyed giants who live solitary lives as shepherd on the island of Sicily.

PENELOPE AT HER LOOM WITH TELEMACHOS. Telemachos (Odysseus’s son), stands to the left holding two spears, reproaching his mother. She sits mournfully on a chair, anguished by the unknown fate of her husband. Her head is bowed and legs are crossed in a pose canonical for Penelope. Athenian red-figure cup, c. 440 BC, by the Penelope Painter. - See more at: http://blog.oup.com/2014/07/scenes-from-the-odyssey-in-ancient-art/#sthash.CrVLMHny.dpuf

Telemachus and Penelope. Red-Figure vase dating to the second half of the fifth century B.

Illustration from "The Odyssey of Homer," translated by Charles Herbert Palmer (1929)

Eumaeus Swinherd, from Homer's The Odyssey. The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad.

8) Odysseus and his crew visited the witch-goddess Circe and she decides turned half of his men into animals after feeding them cheese and wine. Odysseus the stayed as a "lover" with Circe for 5 years.

Odysseus and his crew visited the witch-goddess Circe, and she decided to turn half of his men into animals after feeding them cheese and wine. Odysseus the stayed as a "lover" with Circe for 5 years.

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