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A statue of Odysseus with the nose chipped

This statue of Odysseus (or Ulysses) appeared in an exhibition devoted to The Iliad in Rome in 2006. From the caption on Wikimedia Commons: "Head of Odysseus from a sculptural group representing Odysseus blinding Polyphemus. Marble, Greek, probably 1st century AD. From the villa of Tiberius at Sperlonga. Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Sperlonga." We believe that means that this bust of Ulysses normally resides in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (the National Museum of Archaeology) in the city of Sperlonga, Italy. Sperlonga is about halfway between Rome and Naples.

We would just like to say "Sperlonga" one more time. Sperlonga!

See our biography of Odysseus