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Who is the narrator speaking to in the first stanza?


Where is Odysseus at the beginning?

Island of Ogygia with the daughter of Atlas

Where is Posseidon which allows the gods to consider helping Odysseus?

Away from Mt. Olympus, he went off to enjoy the offerings

What has happened to Aegisthus and why is Zeus upset about it?

He was killed by Orestis because Clidamestra had an affair with Ajitsus

What does Zeus say is the reason Poseidon hates Odysseus?

Odysseys was causing mocking to occur

Who are we told has lovely braids?


As whom does Athena disguise herself?


Where is Telemachus when we first see him?

His house

Before asking his quest questions, what does Telemachus do for him?

Feeds him water and food

Why are the people feasting in Odysseys' palace?

They all want to meet and marry Penelope

What advice does Athena give Telemachus?

Stand up for yourself, warn the suitors/give a warning, talk to the people to get a social network going for you, and get info on your dad

How does Telemachus treat his mother?

moderatly, he corrects her often

Who are the two named suitors?

Antinos, Eurymakhos

What three ways do the suitors entertain themselves?

1. Drinking
2. Raping maids
3. Eating

Identify Eurycleia and Laertes?

Eurycleia- "mother" for Telemachus when he was little
Laertes- father of Odysseus

What does the nurse do with Telemachus' shirt?

Cleans it up

What is Telemachus' blanker?


What does Telemachus bring with him to the assembly?

Sword, two dogs, best sandals, and best clothes

How had Penelope tricked the suitors?

Weaving a shroud

What had she intended to make and who was it intended to be for?

A shroud for Odysseus' father

What sign does Zeus send to show he has heard Telemachus threaten the suitors?

Two eagles

What prophecy does old Halitherses give as a result of seeing number 4?

Odysseus will come back and kill them all

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