Table of Contents
- 1 What advice is Telemachus given?
- 2 Who was mentor and why was he important to Telemachus going on this voyage?
- 3 How does Nestor help Telemachus?
- 4 What is the purpose of Telemachus quest?
- 5 Why is Telemachus important?
- 6 How does Telemachus develop throughout the epic?
- 7 Why did Telemachus want to join his father?
- 8 Why did Telemachus go to Pylos and Sparta?
What advice is Telemachus given?
Athena’s advice to Telemachus can be found in Book 1, lines 296-97. She is telling him that the time has come to leave his childhood behind and be a man, saying, “… You should not go on clinging to your childhood. You are no longer of an age to do that.”
Who was mentor and why was he important to Telemachus going on this voyage?
Under the guise of Mentor, Athena advised Telemachus to sail to Pylos and Sparta in order to find out, by meeting Nestor and Menelaus, whether he could learn about the fate of his father, Odysseus.
Who did Telemachus seek out for advice?
In books 1-3 Athena acts as a mentor to Telemachus just as she has done for Odysseuess so often in his journeys. Athena guides Telemachus when he calls together the council to address the insult that the suitors have made upon him and his mother.
How does Telemachus develop?
During his travels, Telemachus grows as a man. Athena, disguised as Mentor, guides and instructs him. Telemachus rarely wavers. At the showdown with the suitors in the great hall, he is shrewd enough to get his mother out of the line of fire and mature enough to be a real help to Odysseus.
How does Nestor help Telemachus?
Nestor gives Telemachus the advice to go and visit Menelaus but to not stay away from home for too long because the suitors will destroy his belongings and everything he has (over a year is too long).
What is the purpose of Telemachus quest?
What is the purpose of telemachus’ quest? He is to find word or rumor about Odysseus and his fate.
What advice does Nestor offer Telemachus?
Nestor warns Telemachus: “Don’t rover from home too long,/too far, leaving your own holdings unprotected” (3.354-355). He also urges him to find Menelaus for more news, and offers to provide him with horses, a chariot, and his sons for company.
What advice does Athena give to Telemachus?
Athena advises that he gather a crew and sail to Pylos and then to Sparta in search of information about Odysseus. She tells Telemachus that he must avenge his father by killing the suitors that dishonor the estate, as Prince Orestes avenged the death of his father Agamemnon by killing his father’s murderer.
Why is Telemachus important?
Telemachus, in Greek mythology, son of the Greek hero Odysseus and his wife, Penelope. On his return, he found that Odysseus had reached home before him. Then father and son slew the suitors who had gathered around Penelope. According to later tradition, Telemachus married Circe (or Calypso) after Odysseus’ death.
How does Telemachus develop throughout the epic?
During the epic, Telemachus shows a great deal of growth from acting like a boy into being a mature man. He starts his journey being regarded as a child in front of the suitors at his father’s house, and his outburst in front of them furthered this opinion.
What did Telemachus learn from Nestor?
Telemachus learns that Odysseus survived the war and set sail from Troy to go back home. However, Nestor does not have information of Odysseus beyond that; he does offer Telemachus hope that his father may arrive home yet.
What is the story that Nestor tells to Telemachus?
Nestor tells Telemachus that the Greeks sacked Troy and then prepared to sail away. Unfortunately, a quarrel arose between Agamemnon and Menelaus and the Greeks were divided about whether to sail away immediately (Menelaus) or delay a little while and offer sacrifice to Athene (Agamemnon).
Why did Telemachus want to join his father?
After he joins his father and is made an important part of the king’s plot to overcome the suitors, a good deal of Telemachus’ motivation is based on faith. He believes in the support of the gods, especially Athena; and he believes in this great man, his father, whom he has known only as a legend.
Why did Telemachus go to Pylos and Sparta?
After the gods in council had determined that Odysseus should return home from the island of Ogygia, Athena, assuming the appearance of Mentes, king of the Taphians, went to Ithaca, and advised Telemachus to eject the troublesome suitors of his mother from his house, and to go to Pylos and Sparta, to gather information concerning his father.
How old is Telemachus at the start of the Odyssey?
As the epic opens, Telemachus, about 21 years old, is on the brink of manhood, uncertain and insecure in his potential power, and in grave danger from the suitors who would prefer to see him dead. Telemachus initially asserts himself by calling an assembly of Ithaca’s leaders in order to protest the suitors’ activities.
Who was Athena’s mentor in the book Telemachus?
Athena senses danger and manages for the prince to visit two foreign kings who are old comrades of his father: Nestor of Pylos and Menelaus of Sparta. During his travels, Telemachus grows as a man. Athena, disguised as Mentor, guides and instructs him.