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Who is traveling with Telemachus?
Telemachus first visits Nestor and is well received by the old man who regales him with stories of his father’s glory. Telemachus then departs with Nestor’s son Peisistratus, who accompanies him to the halls of Menelaus and his wife Helen.
Who was sent to Ithaca to get Odysseus?
Palamedes – who was the man sent to recruit Odysseus from Ithaca – did not believe the hero one bit; in order to test his sanity, he put Telemachus in front of the plow.
What did Telemachus say in the Assembly of the people of Ithaca?
Telemachus took this speech as of good omen and rose at once, for he was bursting with what he had to say. He stood in the middle of the assembly and the good herald Pisenor brought him his staff. Then, turning to Aegyptius, “Sir,” said he, “it is I, as you will shortly learn, who have convened you, for it is I who am the most aggrieved.
Why did Athena and Telemachus go to Pylos?
Athena and Telemachus decide to go to Pylos to visit Nestor, with Athena disguised as Mentor; Athena bids Nestor not to be “shy or nervous” in his quest to discover what really happened to Odysseus. After they have spoken with Nestor, Athena “flies away in the form of an eagle,” at which Nestor is “astonished.”
Where does Telemachus meet Helen in the Odyssey?
In his travels, Telemachus meets Menelaus and Helen in Sparta. Menelaus tells him what he learned of Odysseus from the prophetic ocean god, Proteus, in Egypt. The reader also learns that Menelaus will not die but will live on eternally with his wife, Helen, in Elysion.
How did Athene reveal her divine identity to Telemachus?
Nestor has invited Telemachus to stay the night at his palace, and Athene requests that Nestor send Telemachus on to Lacedaemon in a chariot in the company of one of his (Nestor’s)sons in the morning. She then reveals her divine identity by turning herself into an eagle and flying away, leaving Telemachus in Nestor’s care.