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In Book 2 of the Odyssey, how does Athena help Telemachus at the Assembly?

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After Athena convinced Zeus to help Odysseus, she visited Odysseus’ home to encourage Telemachus to face the suitors and improve his image among the people.  She asked Telemachus to convene a meeting with the Achaeans and state his plight and the trouble caused by the suitors. She also asked him to visit Nestor of Pylos and Menelaus to inquire about his father’s whereabouts. The answers he would obtain from his voyage would help him make an informed decision regarding the situation back home.

During the assembly, Athena made Telemachus appear divine in front of those who had gathered. His appearance helped him earn some level of respect...

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