NAUSICAA

ΝΑΥΣΙΚΑΑ

The daughter of Alcinous, king of the Phaeacians and Arete, became the friend of Odysseus (Hom. Od. vi. 16, &c.; comp. ODYSSEUS). Later writers represent her as the wife of Telemachus, by whom she is said to have become the mother of Perseptolis or Ptoliporthus. (Eustath. ad Hom. p. 1796; Dict. Cret. vi. 6.)

Ulysses and Nausicaa, by Pieter Lastman (1583-1633), Dutch Baroque painter

Ulysses and Nausicaa, by Pieter Lastman (1583-1633), Dutch Baroque painter