Saturday, September 18, 2010

Myths and Legends: Odysseus in the Court of Alcinous

Odysseus in the Court of Alcinous. To find out more about Odysseus and his journey home, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This wonderful illustration for Homer's Odyssey shows Odysseus in the court of Alcinous, King of the Phaeacians. Odysseus has not revealed his identity to the Phaeacians, but when the bard begins to sing a song of Odysseus's own adventures at Troy, he cannot help but begin to weep, covering his face as you can see below.

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