BOOK XV – TELEMACHUS RETURNS HOME TO ITHACA
Athena had appeared to Telemachus in a dream telling him to return home, but
to be wary of an ambush organized by some of his mother’s suitors.
The next day, Telemachus advises King Menelaus that he must return home, and
the King gives him many gifts, and Telemachus travels back by chariot to Pylos to board his ship.
A fugitive named Theoclymenus requests passage back to Ithaca.
He arrives safely back at Ithaca, but he has gone ashore early in order to
make his way to the farm of Eumaeus as instructed by Athena.
The crew takes the ship to the port at Ithaca and Telemachus tells his crew
to treat Theoclymenus well.
Odysseus and Eumaeus have had long conversations and Odysseus has learned
how his wife, father and son have fared over the years.