Discussion questions – The Odyssey, Book 1: Why is Athena so concerned with Odysseus

  1. Why is Athena so concerned with Odysseus?
  2. Why is Zeus so surprised with her plea?
  3. Describe what is happening in Ithaca.
  4. How does Temelachus change after the disguised Athena visits him?
  5. Why start in Ithaca, not with Odysseus?
  6. Where do we see a concern with hospitality in this book? Keep in mind, this is a key theme throughout the epic.
Asked on 12.06.2017 in English Literature.
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