Athena finds Telemachus at the mansion of Menelaos and instructs him to return home.  Odysseus learns from Eumaeus about his (Odysseus’) parents and how Eumeaus was bought by Laertes when he was a child.  Telemachus lands safely back on Ithaca and, by Athena’s instructions, goes straight to Eumaeus.

  1. How has Eumaeus proven his faithfulness in this and previously?
  2. Who do you think will be the first to recognize Odysseus through the beggar disguise?