A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. — Alexander Tytler


~ 1200 BC
Civilization: Greek — Ithaca
   Field of Renown:  heroine — Matron
Era:  Heroic

Faithful Wife of Odysseus. Kept suitors at bay for twenty years, as she awaited his return.

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Penelope's Web  in  Thirty More Famous Stories Retold  by  James Baldwin

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Statue of Penelope
 in Thirty More Famous Stories Retold

Penelope Awaiting Ulysses
 in Thirty More Famous Stories Retold