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Scenes in Art Based on the Odyssey

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Odysseus and His Dog Argos
Odysseus and Argos, a copy of a plate by Jean-Auguste Barre (French Artist, 1811 - 1896). Louvre.

Odysseus and Argos, a copy of a plate by Jean-Auguste Barre (French Artist, 1811 - 1896). Louvre.

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Odysseus arrived back in Ithaca in disguise. His old maid recognized him by a scar and his dog recognized him in a canine way, but most of the people in Ithaca thought he was an old beggar. The faithful dog was old and soon died. Here he is lying at Odysseus' feet.

Jean-Auguste Barre was a 19th century French sculptor.

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