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Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Posted on May 24th, 2020

Ulysses (Odysseus) and the Sirens by Herbert James Draper (1910). It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel: I will drink Life to the lees: All times I have enjoy'd Greatly, have suffer'd greatly, both with those That loved me, and alone, on ...

Can You Be Still? clipping

Posted on May 24th, 2020

Odysseus is the greatest hero in all of literature. He fights for ten years at Troy and then, in a stroke of brilliance, manages to end the war with a clever trick. Then for another ten years he fights his way home—facing storms, temptation, a Cyclops, deadly whirlpools, food shortages, the underworld, and a six-headed monster to return to his beloved wife and son. Arriving in Ithaca, Odysseus finds his kingdom drained by thirsty ...