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Eumaeus has been with the family a long time.
Telemachus is like a god.
Telemachus is like a son to him.
Eumaeus is glad Telemachus has returned so he can fight the suitors.
With surprise and delight
Courteously and politely
He does not take notice of him
Because the suitors will kill him.
Because he is a stranger and he doesn't know him.
Because Odysseus will enrage the suitors.
Because it is not safe and Telemachus can not defend him.
He doesn't eat or drink.
He moans and groans in misery.
He disappears and no one knows where he is.
He takes no notice of the work that is not completed on his land.
Telemachus gave him a look of amazement and burst into tears.
Telemachus falls on the ground and kisses his feet.
Telemachus denies that he is his father and leaves.
Telemachus immediately believes he is Odysseus and welcomes him home.
Athena and Zeus
All of the gods
Go to the palace and reason with the suitors.
Remove the weapons from the walls and kill the suitors.
Mingle with the suitors, do not defend any maltreatment that Odysseus receives, hide all of the weapons, do not let anyone know that I have returned.
Mingle with the suitors, help Odysseus if the suitors get angry, hide the weapons, and let the suitors know that Odysseus has returned.
Eurymachus, Icarius, Antinous
Amphinomous, Arneaus, Eurymachus
Antinous, Amphinomous, Nisus
Eurymachus, Antinous, Amphinomous
Athena didn't trust Eumaeus.
Athena worried that Eumeaus would be unable to keep the secret and would tell Penelope the news
Athena wanted Telemachus to tell Eumaeus the news himself.
Athena wanted to play a trick on Eumaeus.