Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Odysseus and Penelope
When you think about it, Odysseus’ ten year voyage back to Ithaca wasn’t that arduous. Seven years in Ogygia with Calypso, alright.
I’m writing a final paper for Backgrounds to English Lit, and I’ve inevitably stumbled back into the Homeric. Penelope is so wicked smart. I love old Odysseus, but young Odysseus is kind of a tool—a clever tool, but a tool nonetheless.