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Odysseus (Ulysses)

Odysseus (Ulysses)

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Cross-Dressing Achilles
Did Achilles really think he could hide from me by dressing like a woman? [Achilles Discovered by Ulysses by Jan de Bray, 1664]


Stupid Ajax
Obviously I deserved Achilles' armor more than Ajax—he was a total idiot. [The Quarrel Between Ajax and Odysseus by Leonaert Bramer, ca. 1625-1630]


Trojan Horse
Probably my best idea... [Procession of the Trojan Horse in Troy by Giovanni Domenico Tipeolo, 1773]


Victory!
All thanks to me. [Look at the Burning of Troy by Johann Georg Trautmann]


Blinding Polyphemus
Probably my worst idea... [Odysseus in the Cave of Polyphemus by Jacob Jordeans, 17th century]


Black Magic Woman
Circe and I got along just fine—after she stopped transforming my men into pigs, at least. [Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus by John William Waterhouse, 1891]


Siren Song
These lovely ladies could really sing, but I don't think I'm going to invite them over anytime soon. [Ulysses and the Sirens by Herbert James Draper, 1909]


Ghostly Tiresias
Some people will tell you that it's a bad idea to go to the land of the dead to consult the spirits of a grumpy blind seer. Wrong, they are. [Tiresias Appears to Ulysses During the Sacrificing by Johann Heinrich Fussel, 1780-1785]


Nude Beach
I kind of freaked Nausicaa and her friends out when I showed up naked. [Odysseus and Nausicaa by Pieter Lastman, 1619]


Penelope
Faithful for twenty years... I couldn't ask for a better wife. [Odysseus and Penelope by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, 1802]


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