The Odyssey - Books Three and Four – ‘Telemachus with Nestor’, and ‘Menelaus and Helen’ Summary & Analysis

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Telemachus arrives at Pylos and Athene, in the disguise of Mentor, the family friend, encourages him to go to the king, Nestor, immediately. After a sacrifice to the gods has been performed, Telemachus asks Nestor if he has heard any news of Odysseus. Nestor tells Telemachus of the fates of various Greek heroes who went to the Trojan War, including Agamemnon, the great king who was killed by his cousin Aegisthus when he returned home. Agamemnon’s son took revenge by killing Aegisthus, something that both Nestor and Telemachus praise. Unfortunately, Nestor has no idea what has happened to Odysseus.

Nestor thinks that Menelaus, the king of Sparta, might have a better idea of Odysseus’ fate. So, he suggests that Telemachus should go to see him. Nestor then offers for Telemachus to sleep at...

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