Mark Cartwright
published on 09 May 2013
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A 2nd century CE Roman statuette of the Greek hero Odysseus. Here he holds a cup of wine in offering to the Cyclops Polyphemus. By getting him drunk the hero was able to blind Polyphemus and escape from the Cyclops' cave to continue his voyage home to Ithaca. (The Vatican Museums, Rome)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, May 09). Odysseus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1201/odysseus/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Odysseus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 09, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1201/odysseus/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Odysseus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 May 2013. Web. 22 Oct 2021.