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LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Book XXII: Punishment of the suitors and unfaithful servantsUlysses kills the suitors (no particular moment depicted)
HomerOdyssey Book II: Telemachus's conflict with the suitors and departurevv. 94-105: Penelope is accused of having promised to marry when she has finished weaving the shroud of Laertes, but dissolving every night what she has woven during the day
Modern
Boccaccio, GiovanniDe claris mulieribus CyclesParis, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 12420
Boccaccio, GiovanniDe claris mulieribus cap. 40: Penelope, Wife of Ulysses
SOCIAL LIFE
Professions and trades
Cloth, wool and leather workersWeaving
Kingship
Queens
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1401 - 1402
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → fr. 12420, fol. 58r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Boccaccio, GiovanniDes cleres et nobles femmes
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Hamburg stamp (Bibliothek Warburg)
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