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Minerva and Ulysses discuss a plan for Ulysses to be able to get rid of the suitors in his home. He thanks Minerva because without her guidance he may have ended up like Agamemnon.

What is the purpose of mentioning Agamemnon? Select ALL that apply.


To emphasize the importance of Minerva's intervention; without her Ulysses might have been killed when he returned to his home.


To draw on the audience's knowledge of another well-known figure of the Trojan War to help illustrate Ulysses' situation.


To remind the reader of Jove's unpredictability in regards to protecting mortals.


To compare and contrast Ulysses' fate with another key figure of the Trojan War.


To indicate Minerva's untrustworthiness when it comes to a hero's domestic affairs.

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