Odyssey- Guests and Hosts

Odyssey- Guests and Hosts - Guests and Hosts 1 Telemachus...

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Guests and Hosts 1: Telemachus calls the assembly because his house is plagued with guests who will not leave. They have  outstayed their welcome by many years. They claim they have the right to stay because Penelope will not remarry.  Telemachus is in a difficult position because he is not seen as an adult. Guests and Hosts 2: Nestor does not think it proper for hi s guest Telemachus to sleep in his boat, so in accordance with  custom he invites him into his house and offers him food and a bath. He makes the appropriate sacrifice in the morning,  even though it is elaborate. He also lends Telemachus a team of horses and his son as a companion. Guests and Hosts 3: Menelaus is rejoiced to have the son of one of his comrades in his house. He extends to Telemachus  anything he would give to Odysseus and promises him fine gifts upon his departure. They exchange stories and speak as if  they were old friends as they feast into the night. Guests and Hosts 4: Nausicaa finds the beggar in the thicket and tells her hand-maidens they should help him because of a  divine imperative to help those in distress. She gives him food and clothing and tells him that he will be more adequately  sheltered in her father's house. Guests and Hosts 5: Alcinoos and Arete welcome the stranger into their house when he clings to her knees and offer him  food and shelter. When they find out that he is a traveler lost on his way, they offer him passage home. They are interested 
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