The Odyssey - Books Fifteen and Sixteen – ‘Telemachus Returns’ and ‘Odysseus Meets His Son’ Summary & Analysis

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Athene flies to Sparta to encourage Telemachus to return to Ithaca. She speaks to him in his sleep, warning him about the trap the suitors have set for him and advising him to go around their ambush. Telemachus wakes and tells Menelaus it is time to leave. Menelaus and Helen present him with more gifts, and then they see an eagle fly overhead carrying a goose. Helen proclaims that this is an omen that Odysseus will return and have his revenge against the suitors.

Telemachus and Peisistratus leave and return to Pylos. Since Telemachus wants to get home quickly, he asks his new friend if he will drop him off at the ship rather than go on to Nestor’s palace. On the beach a stranger called Theoclymenus asks if Telemachus will take him...

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