BOOK XXII – THE SUITORS ARE SLAUGHTERED
Odysseus fires another arrow and kills Antinous much to the horror of the
suitors who regard the old beggar as a madman.
Odysseus reveals himself and the suitors try to blame their behavior on the
dead Antinous, and they offer to make good the loss to the estate.
Odysseus kills Eurymachus with the next arrow and the rest of the suitors
panic because they have no weapons to defend themselves with.
Odysseus’ bow sings as arrows whistle into the suitors killing an enemy with
Telemachus, with the two loyal servants, helps kill the suitors.
Only Phemius the bard, and Medon are spared.
The disloyal women servants are then made to remove the corpses and clean
the entire area, and are then taken outside and hanged.
Those other servants and workers on the estate that had abused Odysseus were