To begin, we see loyal Eumaeus escorting his master back home, and wishing for him to take back the crown. In a turn of events Odysseus, ready to be home after a long journey, sees his old dog in front of his house. The dog Argus, who has waited for his master the entire time, dies from grief as Odysseus neglects to acknowledge his existence.
Next, Odysseus enters his home to find suitors loitering about. Still disguised as a beggar, Odysseus is confronted by Antinous, the most haughty of the suitors; they curse each other and anger both. Enraged Antinous throws a stool at him only to find it have no affect. Unfazed they both sit down and continue eating. The others were terrified believing Odyyeseus to be a god
Antinous threatens Odyseus life by telling him everyone in the room would rip him apart.The other suitors in the room are terrified believing Odysseus could possbily be a god. They refuse to affiliate with Antinous.
Upstairs, Penelope, wishing for husband, is upset over Antinous hurting all her vistors. She curses his name and wishes his death by Apollos bow. Her housekeeper, Eurynome, trys to comfort her. However, Penelope heard the ruckus downstairs and invites the beggar to her room.