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What advice does Nestor offer Telemachus?

What advice does Nestor offer Telemachus?

Nestor gives Telemachus the advice to go and visit Menelaus but to not stay away from home for too long because the suitors will destroy his belongings and everything he has (over a year is too long).

What happened in books 1/4 of the Odyssey?

Books 1-4 focus upon Odysseus’ son, Telemachos, his efforts to expel the suitors of his mother, Penelope, from their house, and his journey to Pylos and Sparta in search of news of his father. Homer asks the Muse to tell the story of Odysseus and his wanderings.

Who is Menelaus in the Odyssey?

Menelaus. King of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon, and husband of Helen, he helped lead the Greeks in the Trojan War. He offers Telemachus assistance in his quest to find Odysseus when Telemachus visits him in Book 4 .

What warning does Nestor find in the story of Agamemnon?

Nestor finds in the story of Agamemnon’s fate a warning for Telemachus—that he shouldn’t leave his home unguarded for too long, lest he return to find it stolen from him.

Why does Helen drug the wine?

In the Odyssey, she uses a special drug to help her guests forget their sorrows. She [= Helen] put a drug into the wine from which they drank. It [= the drug] was against penthos [nē-penthes] and against anger [a-kholon]. It made one forget all bad things.

Who kills Menelaus?

Menelaus soundly beats Paris, but before he can kill him and claim victory, Aphrodite spirits Paris away inside the walls of Troy. In Book 4, while the Greeks and Trojans squabble over the duel’s winner, Athena inspires the Trojan Pandarus to shoot Menelaus with his bow and arrow.

How does Nestor react after Athena turns into an eagle?

How does Nestor react after Athena turns into an eagle? Nestor is astonished and tells Telemachus that he is going to be a great hero some day since he is being attended to at such a young age by the gods.

Why is Menelaos trapped on the island?

Finally, Proteus reveals that Menelaos is trapped at Pharos because he didn’t offer a proper sacrifice to Zeus before departing. The only way he can appease the now-angry god is by going to the Nile River and making them an offering.

What did eurymachus do in The Odyssey?

Eurymachus is noteworthy for being manipulative and deceitful, at one point even fooling Penelope into thinking him without ill-intent. Although he arranges for the death of Odysseus’ son, Telemachus, his plan fails and he is later killed by Odysseus.

Is Zeus in the Odyssey?

Zeus made his appearance in book I of the Odyssey as he berated men for blaming their woes, mistakes, and misfortune on the Greek gods and goddesses. In the Odyssey, Zeus held the power to make sure Odysseus’ journey was a smooth one or a hellish one.

Did Helen of Troy have a child with Paris?

Family. Helen and Paris had three sons, Bunomus, Aganus (“gentle”), Idaeus and a daughter also called Helen.

How was Eurymachus manipulative?

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