Citations: But the moment he sensed Odysseus standing by he thumped his tail, nuzzling low, and his ears dropped, though he had no strength to drag himself an inch toward his master." So I cannot tell if the gods will sail me home again or I’ll go down out there, on the fields of Troy, but all things here must rest in your control. Watch over my father and mother in the palace, just as now, or perhaps a little more, when I am far from home. But once you see the beard on the boy’s cheek, you wed the man you like, and leave your house behind." This citation is important because it talks about his hard and long journey
Son your home!
Yup! I'm back. Did you know dad is in Pylos and Sparta
Summary: Telemachus receives a tearful welcome from Penelope and Eurycleia. He meets Theoclymenus and Piraeus. He tells Piraeus not to bring his gifts from Menelaus to the palace. When he sits down to eat with Penelope, Telemachus tells her what little news he has of Odysseus in Pylos and Sparta. Eumaeus and Odysseus set out toward town. On the way, they meet Melanthius, who heaps scorn on Eumaeus and kicks his beggar companion, Odysseus. At the palace, the suitors reluctantly give him food, and Antinous insults him. When Odysseus retaliates with an insult, Antinous throws his stool at Odysseus's back; disgusting even the other suitors. Eumaeus must return to his hut and hog, and leaves Odysseus alone with Telemachus and the suitors.