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MENTOR HAD TO MIND TELEMACHUS BEING REPLACED BY CALYPSO'S BEAUTY

"Telemachus and the Nymphs of Calypso", 1782 Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807) Alte Pinacotheca, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Mentor was charged "to mind" the fate of Telemachus - in this scene Mentor is being replaced by the allure of Calypso. 

Painted for Count Horatio Gaetani of Rome. The scene depicts Telemachus and Mentor being welcomed by the Nymphs of Calypso.

Calypso was a legendary boat - Jacques Cousteau transformed this vessel into a legendary floating and meandering laboratory dedicated to the study of marine biology - since then many sorts of vessels are named Calypso, but very few remember Calypso and her affair with Odysseus and the Odyssey.

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