The Odyssey

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A New Telemachus

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For many years there has been no man to head up Ulysses's household. Which quote shows that Telemachus may now be stepping up to fill that role?

Select all that apply.

A

Minerva endowed him with a presence of such divine comeliness that all marveled at him as he went by, and when he took his place' in his father's seat even the oldest councillors made way for him.

B

Till we shall go on harassing him with our suit; for we fear no man, and care neither for him, with all his fine speeches, nor for any fortune-telling of yours.

C

Now, therefore, do you people go about your business, and let his father's old friends, Mentor and Halitherses, speed this boy on his journey, if he goes at all- which I do not think he will, for he is more likely to stay where he is till someone comes and tells him something.

D

Sons are seldom as good men as their fathers; they are generally worse, not better; still, as you are not going to be either fool or coward henceforward, and are not entirely without some share of your father's wise discernment, I look with hope upon your undertaking.

E

"Antinous," answered Telemachus, "I cannot eat in peace, nor take pleasure of any kind with such men as you are. Was it not enough that you should waste so much good property of mine while I was yet a boy? Now that I am older and know more about it, I am also stronger, and whether here among this people, or by going to Pylos, I will do you all the harm I can."