Sing in me, Muse and through me tell the story
of that man skilled in all ways of contending,
the wanderer, _______ for years on end,
after he plundered the stronghold
on the proud height of Troy.
Don't kill the man, don't touch his wife,
or face reckoning with Orestês
the day he comes of age and wants his __________.
He must warn off that wolf pack of his _____________ who prey upon his flocks and dusky cattle.
Before her eyes she found the lusty _____________ casting dice inside the gate, at ease on hides of oxen-oxen they had killed.
Straight to the door he came, __________ with himself
to think a visitor that had been kept there waiting,
and took her right hand, grasping with his left
her tall bronze-bladed spear.
You suitors of my mother!___________ men,
now we have dined, let us have entertainment
and no more shouting.
He found the criers with clarion voices and told them
to ______________ the unshorn Akhaians in full assembly.
My house is being ____________ : is this courtesy?
Where is your _________? Where is your shame?
It is a _________ I weave for Lord Laërtês
when cold death comes to lay him on his bier.
It is a shroud I weave for Lord Laërtês
when cold death comes to lay him on his __________.
Go to old Nestor, master charioteer,
so we may ___________ the storehouse of his mind.
And as to _______________, no man would claim
Odysseus' gift for those.
Meneláos ________________ them to get organized-
time to ride home on the sea's broad back, he said;
but Agamémnon wouldn't hear of it.
He wanted to hold the troops, make a sacrifice, a ____________, something to pacify Athena's rage.
Now tell me how you take this. Do the people
side against you, hearkening to some _____________?