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artwork from classical eras to modern eras of the myth of Penelope and Odysseus as depicted in the Illiad and the Odyssey

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Penelope and Odysseus

Michael giammasi wangPenelope and OdysseusThe MythOdysseus and Penelope married in Greece, but the Trojan war started and Odysseus was drafted to the Greek armyOdysseus gets lost at sea (as in The Odyssey)Many suitors ask for Penelopes hand, but she wishes to stay loyalHowever, far too long passes and she is forced to pick a suitor, so she decides that when she finished weaving, she will remarrySo every day she wove, and every night she unwoveOdysseus finally returned, and killed all of Penelopes suitorsOdysseus, in the guise of a beggar, tries to be recognized by PenelopeArtist:Unkown

Year: 450 BC

Era:Classical Era

Odysseus shooting a bow at the crowd of the suitorsArtist:The Penelope Painter

Year:440 BC

Era:Classical Era

Penelope waiting for OdysseusArtist:Unkown

Year:Last quarter of 5th century BC

Era:Classical Era

Odysseus return to PenelopeArtist:Johannes Zainer (?-1523)

Year:1473

Era:Renaissance Era

From De mulieribus claris (Famous Women) by Giovanni Boccaccio6The Return of Odysseus (Penelope with the Suitors)Artist:Pinturicchio (1454-1513)

Year:1508-09

Era:Renaissance Era

Odysseus and Penelope

Artist:Francesco Primaticcio (1504-1570)

Year:1563

Era:Renaissance Era

Odysseus and PenelopeArtist:Johann Heinrich Willhelm Tischbein (1751-1828)

Year:1802

Era:Neoclassical Era

Odysseus and PenelopeArtist:Johann Heinrich Willhelm Tischbein (1751-1828)

Year:19th century

Era:Neoclassical Era

Penelope waiting for UlyssesArtist:Rudolf von Deutsch (1835-?)

Year:1855

Era:Romantic Era

11Penelope and the suitorsArtist:John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)

Year:1912

Era:Pre-Raphaelite Era

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