3 Telemachus arrives home first to speak to Penelope about his travels Theoclymenos predicts that Odysseus is already on Ithaca and “he breeds evil for all the suitors”.Odysseus and Eumaeus meet Melanthios the goatherd of the houseOdysseus and Eumaeus arrive at the door and Argos recognizes his master, then diesThe suitors treat Odysseus badly
5 Odysseus and Iros (another Ithaca beggar) fight to the amusement of the suitors Penelope appears, beautified by AtheneSuitors send for gifts to give herMelantho, maid who sleeps with a suitor, insults Odysseus
6 Odysseus’ evening conversation with Penelope Eurycleia recognizes Odysseus by his scar (and the story of how he got it)Gates of Dreams—Horn and IvoryAll go to bed
7 Book XIXEurycleia, Penelope’s aged servant, recognizes Odysseus by his scar, but he keeps her from crying out.
9 Athene reassures Odysseus that she will stand by him Eumaeus returns with pigs for day’s foodGoatherd Melanthios brings in food for suitorsHerdsman of oxen, Philoitios, comes – he proves loyal to OdysseusAthene encourages the suitors to further outragesSuitors laugh and Theoclymenos sees a vision of tears and blood, and he leaves the house