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HOMER: The Iliad [Book VI]

In Book VI of Homer’s Iliad, Diomedes continues to massacre the Trojans. Helenus, the chief Trojan prophet, urges Hector to return to Troy and command the Trojan matrons to pray to Minerva to remove Diomedes from the battlefield. Hector heeds the prophet’s advice and retreats to the city. Continue reading HOMER: The Iliad [Book VI]

HOMER: The Iliad [Book IV]

In Book IV of Homer’s Iliad, the Olympian gods convene to discuss the Trojan War. They decide that the war shall continue, so Jove sends Minerva to Troy in order to break the truce to which the Trojans and Grecians had agreed before the duel between Menelaus and Paris began. Minerva persuades the Trojan Pandarus to shoot Menelaus with an arrow. Continue reading HOMER: The Iliad [Book IV]

HOMER: The Odyssey [Book IV]

In Book IV of Homer’s Odyssey, Telemachus and Pisistratus arrive in Sparta. Menelaus welcomes them, and Telemachus asks him whether he knows the fate of Odysseus. Menelaus recounts his encounter with the sea god Proteus during his return home from Troy. Proteus told him that Odysseus is still alive, but he is being detained on the island of Calypso. Telemachus thanks Menelaus for the news of his father, and then returns to Pylos with Pisistratus. Continue reading HOMER: The Odyssey [Book IV]

HOMER: The Odyssey [Book III]

In Book III of Homer’s Odyssey, Telemachus and the ship’s crew arrive at Pylos in the morning. On the beach, the citizens of Pylos and their king, Nestor, are sacrificing bulls to the god Neptune. After the sacrifice, Nestor welcomes Telemachus and invites him to feast on the newly slain bulls. While dining, Telemachus asks Nestor whether he knows what happened to Odysseus after the Trojan War. Nestor says that he does not, but he encourages Telemachus to travel to Sparta and consult Menelaus about the matter. Nestor provides Telemachus with horses and a chariot, and the following morning, Telemachus and Nestor’s son, Pisistratus, set off for Sparta. Continue reading HOMER: The Odyssey [Book III]