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What does Odysseus say to the suitors?
He sets up the axes, tries to bend the bow to string it, and fails three times. Odysseus then signals him to stop, so Telemachus puts down the bow and goes back to his seat. He then orders the suitors to ”Come, you who are stronger men than I, come try the bow and end the contest.
What does Odysseus do to Eurymachus?
Odysseus, however, maintains that killing will continue until he has satiated his taste for vengeance, whereupon Eurymachus runs at Odysseus with his sword, but Odysseus shoots an arrow into Eurymachus’ chest, stopping him dead.
What story does Odysseus tell Eumaeus?
Odysseus-the-beggar tells Eumaeus that he was born in Crete, the unlawful son of a rich man and a concubine. As a young man he loved adventure and war but not home and family: he won honor in battle and took a lot of treasure from foreign lands.
How does Eurymachus plead his case with Odysseus?
How does Eurymachus plead his case with Odysseus? He blames his behavior on Antinous. He says he’ll repay Odysseus, as will the rest of the suitors.
What is the story Odysseus tells Eumaeus Why does he tell him this?
Odysseus tells Eumaeus this story because he wishes to give a subtle message on having Eumaeus give him a cloak to further prove his great hospitality. He tells Eumaeus that he was born in Crete and he was the unlawful son of a concubine and wealthy man.
How does Odysseus feel about Eumaeus?
Although he does not recognize his old master – Odysseus is in disguise – and has his misgivings, Eumaeus treats Odysseus well, offering food and shelter to one whom he thinks is simply a pauper.
WHO recognizes Odysseus even though he is disguised in Part 2 of the Odyssey?
Athena transforms Odysseus yet again (p. 254) so that his appearance is once again that of a rag-tag beggar. This is said specifically to be to keep Eumaeus from recognizing him. Why else would it be time for this (DISGUISE AND RECOGNITION)?
What argument does Eurymachus use to try to persuade Odysseus to spare him and the others?
Summary: Immediately Odysseus reveals himself and kills Antinous with an arrow. Eurymachus tries to convince Odysseus that Antinous is to blame for everything and that he shouldn’t kill the other suitors.
What did Eurymachus do to Odysseus in the Odyssey?
When Odysseus responds with insults of his own, Eurymachus throws a stool at him but misses, hitting a servant instead. Just as a riot is about to break out, Telemachus steps in and diffuses the situation, to the consternation of the suitors.
Where does Telemachus go in book 17 of the Odyssey?
Summary: Book 17. Telemachus leaves Odysseus at Eumaeus’s hut and heads to his palace, where he receives a tearful welcome from Penelope and the nurse Eurycleia. In the palace hall he meets Theoclymenus and Piraeus. He tells Piraeus not to bring his gifts from Menelaus to the palace; he fears that the suitors will steal them if they kill him.
What happens when Odysseus reveals himself to the suitors?
Odysseus finally reveals himself, and the suitors become terrified. They have no way out, since Philoetius has locked the front door and Eumaeus has locked the doors to the women’s quarters. Eurymachus tries to calm Odysseus down, insisting that Antinous was the only bad apple among them, but Odysseus announces that he will spare none of them.
Who is the maidservant who insults Odysseus?
The maidservant Melantho, Melanthius’s sister, insults him as an inferior being and a drunk; Odysseus then scares them off with threats. Hoping to make Odysseus even more angry at the suitors, Athena now inspires Eurymachus to insult him.