Telemachus, son of Odysseus

With Menelaus and Helen

Yes; Lacedaemon was another name for Sparta. Here Helen recognises you because you look so like your father, and you really impress Menelaus. You begin to feel more confident. There's a banquet, and stories are told of Odysseus' exploits at Troy, and under the influence of the wine (enhanced by Helen with a drug!) Menelaus repeats a story told him by the Old Man of the Sea who said he'd seen your father.

According to him, he is a miserable sex-slave to the nymph Calypso, far far away on her island in the middle of the sea, alone, with no way of escape without a ship. But at least you know he is alive! It's time to return home to Ithaca.


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