Elpenor

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Elpenor (from Homer's Odyssey)
Burin, 118mm x 89mm, January 1945

Elpenor became drunk and climbed onto the roof of Circe's palace to sleep. Because his crewmates were in such a hurry leaving the island they did not notice his absence. Trying to get down from the roof to join his comrades, the drunken Elpenor missed a step on the ladder and fell to the ground, breaking his neck.

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