These questions will be a starting point for our discussion on Feb. 1.
The passages are noted like this: 1.1-10, which means “Book 1. Lines 1-10.”
1. In 1.270-272, Telemachus confides his woes to the goddess Athena (and gives the audience a little back story!). He says,
when the man you mentioned still lived here, at home.
Now the gods have reversed our fortunes with a vengeance --
wiped that man from the earth like no one else before.”
Earlier, while speaking to the other gods about another famous son, Aegisthus, Zeus says,