BOOK XXIII – ODYSSEUS AND PENELOPE ARE REUNITED
The old nurse, Eurycleia, runs to her mistress to inform her of Odysseus’
return and revenge.
She comes down to the banquet hall to greet her husband who is still dressed
in rags. At first she does not recognize him.
Odysseus bathes and dresses himself in royal garments and the couple make up
for the twenty wasted years.
Athena delays the sunrise so that the amorous couple can have more time
In the morning, Odysseus sets out to see his father, Laertes.