The Odyssey Book 1-2 Project
Tell me o muse, of that ingenious hero
"Telemachus saw her long before any one else did"
In Chapter 1 Athena begs of her father to help Ulysses and to let her go and help out Telemachus who is Ulysses' son. During this time Ulysses is trapped on Calypso's island because she wants to marry him and have his babies. The first couple chapters Ulysses is not really in. But they more revolve around his son and the quest that Athena gave him. Which is and I quote "But there! It rest with heaven to determine whether he is to return, and take his revenge in his own house or no; I would, however, urge you to set about trying to get rid of these suitors at once. Take my advice, call the Archean heroes in assembly to-morrow morning-- lay your case before them, and call heaven as your witness. Bid the suitors take themselves off, each to his own place , and if your mother's mind is set to marry again, let her go back to her father, who will find her a husband and provide her with all the marriage gifts that so dear a daughter may expect. As for yourself, let me prevail upon you to take the best shop you can get, with a crew of twenty men, and go in quest of your father who has so long been missing. Some one may tell you something, or (and people often hear things in this way) some heaven-sent message may direct you. First go to Pylos and ask Nestor; thence go on to Sparta and visit Menelaus, for he got home last of all the Achaeans"