The next morning King Alcinous addressed an assembly of his people: "My guest's name is still unknown to me, but I have promised him passage home. Therefore prepare our fastest ship. When all is done, let the crew join me and my nobles for a banquet at the palace."
"My guest's name is still unknown to me, but I have promised him passage home.
He began by singing of Achilles and Odysseus, and this brought tears to that hero's eyes. He managed to hide them by burying his face in his cloak, though the king heard his sobs. Then shortly after sports started in order to impress Odysseus though they did not know who he was
Then as Odysseus denied the sports a man took offense and mocked and egged on odysseus only making him angrier.to calm him down the king did other things like dancing for him.
That evening, on his way to the banquet hall, Odysseus passed Nausicaa in the corridor. "When you are safely home," she said, "you might remember me." "Princess," replied Odysseus, "I will give thanks to you, as to a goddess, each day until I die."
"I will give thanks to you, as to a goddess, each day until I die."
When you are safely home," she said, "you might remember me."
At table the minstrel was called upon once more, and this time it was Odysseus himself who suggested the theme. Demodocus began to sing of the Trojan Horse, how the men of Troy had brought it within their walls and then debated what to do.
So we are doing as he asked. Now it is his turn. Tell us your name, stranger, and tell us your home. After all, our ship will need to set a course."
"Enough! Our guest is weeping. He came to us as a suppliant, and his conduct was proper in all respects