University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Kenneth Kitchell

Penelope’s Geese

Pets of the Ancient Greeks

By: Kenneth Kitchell

Most people are familiar with the strong character of Penelope, who waited at Ithaca while her husband Odysseus was away 20 long years. In Homer’s Odyssey we watch in admiration as she holds together Odysseus’ kingdom and keeps a horde of suitors at bay until he returns. But many readers quickly pass over the fact […]