|Odysseus Slays The Suitors, Attic red-figure skyphos |
c. 440 BC, from Tarquinia, by the Penelope Painter
THE PHARMAKOS RITE
...Ulysses tore off his rags and sprang on to the broad pavement with his bow and his quiver full of arrows. He shed the arrows on to the ground at his feet and said, "The mighty contest is at an end. I will now see whether Apollo will vouchsafe it to me to hit another mark which no man has yet hit.
~Odyssey, Book XXII, The Death of Suitors, Samuel Butler translation
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