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Though one of the men insults him Telemachus remains calm and tells them one more time to leave his home by tomorrow.One of the suitor is wondering who was at dinner with them.He then asks Telemachus he responds saying that was an old family friend.He tells him that the guests name was Mentes.Telemaachus had already known that it was Athena.After talking with the suitors Telemachus headed toward his room to go to

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