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 does Nestor tell Telemachus about his fate?

Nestor returned safely to Pylos, but he knows nothing about Odysseus’s fate. Nestor mentions that Aegisthus murdered Agamemnon when the king returned home, and that Agamemnon’s son Orestes avenged the murder: Nestor tells Telemachus to be courageous like Orestes.

What does Nestor tell Telemachus about Odysseus?

Nestor tells Telemachus that the Greeks sacked Troy and then prepared to sail away. Unfortunately, a quarrel arose between Agamemnon and Menelaus and the Greeks were divided about whether to sail away immediately (Menelaus) or delay a little while and offer sacrifice to Athene (Agamemnon).

What is Nestor’s relationship to Odysseus?

Nestor. King of Pylos and a former warrior in the Trojan War. Like Odysseus, Nestor is known as a clever speaker. Telemachus visits him in Book 3 to ask about his father, but Nestor knows little of Odysseus’s whereabouts.

Who makes Odysseus extremely angry?


How does Odysseus prove his identity to his loyal slaves?

Recognized at first only by his faithful dog and a nurse, Odysseus proves his identity—with the aid of Athena—by accomplishing Penelope’s test of stringing and shooting with his old bow. He then, with the help of Telemachus and two slaves, slays Penelope’s suitors.

WHO recognizes Odysseus by his voice alone?

Odysseus is recognized only by Argos, his old hunting dog, who dies after hearing his master’s voice one last time. Odysseus tests the suitors by begging for food from each one. Penelope tells Eumaeus to bring the beggar to her; she wants to know if he has any news about Odysseus.

Who first recognizes Odysseus?


Why does Argos die after greeting Odysseus?

As Odysseus approaches his home, he finds Argos lying neglected on a pile of cow manure, infested with ticks, old and very tired. Unable to greet his beloved dog, as this would betray who he really was, Odysseus passes by (but not without shedding a tear) and enters his hall, and Argos dies.

Why is Odysseus displeased with Penelope?

What does Odysseus mean when he says “it’s time to cook their lordships’ mutton”? Why is odysseus displeased with Penelope? Because she doesn’t believe it is him. What is Penelope’s test, and how does Odysseus pass it?

Why does Penelope talk to the beggar?

Penelope is a fair and kind person and she is horrified at how the beggar was treated. She invites the beggar in because he wants to give him food and ask him about Odysseus.

How does Penelope treat the beggar?

How do the suitors treat the beggar? Why is Penelope nice to him? They taunt him. Penelope is nice to him because she was told that the beggar had news about Odysseus.

What happens after Odysseus kills the suitors?

After Odysseus and his crew kill many suitors, Athena joins in and ends the battle. Telemachus then kills the twelve female servants disloyal to Odysseus. Odysseus finally orders Eurycleia to bring him sulfur and fire so he can fumigate the palace.

Does Odysseus kill all the suitors?

Together, Odysseus, Telemachus, Eumaeus and Philoetius kill the suitors and the disloyal maidservants. For reasons of oral presentation (i.e., a memory aid), the suitors are usually listed in the same order throughout the Odyssey.

Why did the suitors want to marry Penelope?

Odysseus’ wife Penelope has suitors because of Odysseus’ long absence. They assume that he is dead, and they hope to marry Penelope to inherit all that she has. She tells the suitors that she cannot marry until she finished a tapestry.

How does Penelope know that Odysseus is her real husband?

When Odysseus returns, Penelope doesn’t recognize him and cannot be sure that Odysseus is really who he says he is. She tests Odysseus by ordering her servant Eurycleia to move their marriage bed. His anger, and the fact that he knows the story of the bed, proves his identity.

What qualities does Penelope reveal about herself?

What qualities does Penelope reveal about herself through her actions on page 933? She displays generous hospitality, loyalty to her husband, discretion, kindness, and love for her son.

Why did Penelope give the test of the bow?

The test of the bow is Penelope’s test for the suitors. She claims that she will marry the man who can complete this test because he will be much like Odysseus. The man who completes this will be able to string Odysseus’ bow.

What does Penelope tell the suitors they must do in order to marry her?

What challenge does Penelope create for the suitors? Whoever could string Odysseus’ bow and fire an arrow through twelve axe handles would be able to marry her.