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The Odyssey

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Arete's Character

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At the beginning of Book VII, Ulysses prepares to seek aid from the Phaeacians. Minerva comes in disguise and recommends that he seek out Queen Arete first and appeal to her for aid.

Why should Ulysses try to talk to the queen, Arete, first?

Choose ALL that apply.

A

She is well-respected.

B

Minerva is jealous of her.

C

Alcinous honors her.

D

She is a good woman.

E

She is a judgmental woman.