Telemachos In Odysseus Of Homer's Odyssey

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Telemachos, son Of Odysseus is in search of news of his father. The suitors have taken over his palace and are causing trouble for his mother and him. The suitors demand that Penelope must marry one of them because they are convinced Odysseus is not coming home. In the meantime Athena, disguised as Mentes, suggest to Telemachos the he should set out to visit Nestor and Menelaos, where he will find information about Odysseus. Telemachos doesn’t like the idea that one of the suitors should marry his mother because he doesn’t accredit the rumor spoken by the suitors that his father is dead. After all Odysseus has been gone for twenty years. After a meeting, Telemachos tells Eurykleia about his trip he is about to take, but mentions to her that she must not speak to anyone about it, especially Penelope, for he does not want her to worry.…show more content…
The next day they arrive at Pylos, home of Nestor. After they feast, Telemachos asks for any news about his father. Nestor who fought along Odysseus speaks up “Zeus in his mind devised a sorry homecoming for the Argives, since not all were considerate nor righteous; therefore many found a bad way home” (3.132-134). He explains to Telemachos that after the war Menelaos and Agamemnon could not agree when to leave. Menelaos set sail as Agamemnon stayed back to make sacrifices to the gods. Odysseus went with Menalaos but returned to stay loyal to Agamemnon. Nestor keeps talking only to tell him that the luck of Agamemnon and Odysseus wasn’t as great as Menelaos and his on their voyage home. He tells Telemachos the story of when Agamemnon returned home he was killed by his wife, Klytaimestra, and her lover, Aigisthos. They ruled Agamemnons kingdom of Mykene for seven years until Orestes, Agamemnon’s son, returns home and kills both of them. Then on the day of the funeral, Menelaos arrives home to find his brother

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