“The gods may love a man, but they can’t help him when cold death comes to lay him on his bier.” – Homer, The Odyssey

Böcklin, Arnold. Odysseus and Polyphemus. Oil and tempera on panel. 1896..jpg

Böcklin, Arnold. Odysseus and Polyphemus. Oil and tempera on panel. 1896.

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Homer

“The man was born for trouble.” – Homer, The Odyssey

Believed to have been blind and unable to write his name, Homer (c. eighth century BC) is credited with the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey, books one and two of the Western Canon. – Lapham, Lewis H., editor. Lapham’s Quarterly. Volume 1.1.

Raphael. Homer. The Parnassus. 1511. Fresco..jpg