BOOK 3 – TELEMACHUS AND NESTOR
Telemachus arrives at Pylos where he finds King Nestor making a sacrifice to
Poseidon on the beach. Telemachus asks the King for news of his father, Odysseus, and the old King takes the opportunity to recount the Trojan expedition.
When the City fell, there was a dispute between Agamemnon and his brother
Menelaus and the two returned home separately with the army divided.
Odysseus had left Troy with King Nestor, but after a while, he decided to
leave and return to Agamemnon – that was the last that Nestor saw of Telemachus’ father.
The storm sent by the gods blew Menelaus’ squadron to Egypt, and perhaps he
knows more about Odysseus, for Odysseus never returned with Agamemnon who has since been murdered by his wife and her lover.
Next day, Nestor gives Telemachus a chariot so that he can travel to Sparta
and speak with Menelaus.