Penelope; daughter of Icarius, who, during the long absence of her husband, preserved an inviolable chastity, and resisted the earnest importunities of a multitude of lovers, who were constantly soliciting her to a compliance. At last her husband returning, delivered her from this tedious persecution.

Ulysse. Ulysses was the son of Laertes and Anticlea, and king of Ithaca and Dulichium. He was famous for his valor and prudence, his extraordinary sagacity and cunning; and is proposed by Homer as a model for all princes and rulers.

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