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In the meantime, the suitors decide to assassinate him and plot their murderous plan. Homer knew how to tell exciting stories, so he ended the part about the young prince at the exact moment when his destiny is uncertain, and he is ambushed by the suitors on his return back home.

He then starts the story of Odysseus who is alive but held a prisoner by the goddess Calypso who is a nymph that wants Odysseus to marry her. He has spent the last few years in her company — sleeping with her during the nights , and longing for his family during the day. He then sets off to find his way back home.

But his trip is nowhere near a smooth one. The gods constantly block his path because of their own grudges.

Poseidon shipwrecks him because he wants to avenge his son whom Odysseus blinded. Odysseus then ends up on Phaeacia where he is welcomed warmly, and the citizens ask him to tell his adventures.

Then, Homer takes us ten years back, through the tales of Odysseus. It starts at the end of the Trojan war and explains how Odysseus and his men lost their way, and he ended up as a captive of Calypso. He tells a story filled with gods and mythical creatures who stand on his way of returning to his family. Once he finished the story of his adventures, the fourth part of the epic starts, in which he receives gifts from the people who listened to his story.

They sail him to his homeland, just like they do with any other strangers that have mistakenly ended up there. He returns to his home in the disguise of a beggar.

Since a long time had passed no one can recognize him, except the nurse who cared for him when he was a child and recognizes an old scar while she is bathing him. Every one of the suitors fails, except Odysseus himself.

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Then, he and his son manage to slaughter the suitors The Odyssey Epilogue The text ends with a scene where the gods help people once again — Athena makes sure that they retain peace in the country filled with vengeful families. Like this summary?

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The Suitors came swaggering in and sat down in rows on the seats and chairs. Hainsworth, A Commentary on,Homers Odyssey, vol.

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