After ten years, the Trojan conflict is over and the Achaeans head for home—with various effects. a few, like Nestor, come domestic quick to discover issues pretty well as they left them. Others, like Agamemnon, arrive domestic to discover issues significantly replaced. nonetheless others, like Menelaus, wander for a time yet finally go back domestic accurately and little the more severe for wear.
Odysseus, nevertheless, has been having no finish of hassle getting domestic. because the tale opens, we discover ourselves within the 10th yr because the finish of the struggle, an entire twenty years considering Odysseus first left his domestic and spouse Penelope to sail off for Troy with the remainder of the Achaean forces. (non illustrated)
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