Odyssey book 1 and 2

By, Jake Nelson

Book 1 and Book 2


"So now all who escaped death in battle or by shipwreck had got safely home except Odysseus, and he, though he was longing to return to his wife and country, was detained by goddess Calypso, who had got him into a large cave and wanted to marry him."


"In the meantime I will go to Ithaca, to put heart into Odysseus' son Telemachus; I will embolden him to call the Achaeans in assembly, and speak out to the suitors of his mother Penelope, who persist in eating up any number of his sheep and oxen"







"The sons of all the chief men among you are pestering my mother to marry them against her will. They are afraid to go to her father Icarius, asking him to choose the one he likes best, and to provide marriage gifts for his daughter, but day by day they keep hanging about my father's house, sacrificing our oxen, sheep, and fat goats for their banquets, and never giving so much as a thought to the quantity of wine they drink."


“Telemachus,” said she, “the men are on board and at their oars, waiting for you to give your orders, so make haste and let us be off."


IMPORTANT CHARACTERS


Odysseus-being held by goddess calypso on an island in a cave


Athena-goddess who went to Odysseus house pretending to be a visitor. told odysseus son that he should go after his dad


Telemachus-Odysseus son who wants to get rid of the men who are trying to get his mom to marry them since his father is missing