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These, journeying to the palace, consumed the herds of Ulysses at their feasts.1 And Penelope was compelled to promise that she would wed when the shroud of Laertes was finished, and she wove it for three years, weaving it by day and undoing it by night. In this way the suitors were deceived by Penelope, till she was detected.2


1 As to the reckless waste of the suitors, see Hom. Od. 14.80-109.

2 As to Penelope's web, see Hom. Od. 19.136-158; Hyginus, Fab. 126.

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