The Odyssey

How does Penelope test Odysseus?

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April 30, 2015 4:18AM

She asks the maids

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August 17, 2010 2:47PM

Penelope tests Odysseus in two ways:

  • The contest of the bow and axes, in which Odysseus must string his bow, and shoot an arrow through a dozen axe handles
  • The testing of Odysseus identity, in which she asks for Odysseus bed to be moved to a guest room.