Penelope Odysseus'

Penelope Odysseus’

patient wife; faithful for 20 years while waiting for his return. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad; Odyssey]

Penelope Odysseus’

wife; model of feminine virtue, waits twenty years for husband’s return. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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