According to Joyce's schemas the "art" of Nestor is history, and the chapter begins in the middle of a lesson on ancient Greek and Roman history. Centered on the figure who gave the world the term "Pyrrhic victory," it represents something different for the Protestant-oriented school than for the Catholic characters in Ulysses.

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Bust of Pyrrhus in the Museo Archeologico Nationale, Naples.
Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Pyrrhus' campaign on the Italian peninsula, 280-275 BC. Source: Wikimedia Commons.