Telemachus was fed and entertained by stories told by the king himself.
Afterwards, he was provided with a place to stay for the night.
In the morning, he was given another feast before he is ready to leave.
When he was ready to leave, Nestor ordered his servants to "bring Telemachus horses, a good full-maned team"(III: 532-533).
134-135) “What good sense resided in your Penelope. The immortal gods will lift a song for all mankind, a glorious song in praise of self-possessed Penelope.” (Book 24, ll. 286-286) “I took the new arrival under my own roof, I gave him a hero's welcome, treated him in style.
213; 216-218) “And tell me this: I must be absolutely sure. And I gave my friend some gifts to fit his station.” (Book 24, ll.
The second example of gift giving is when Telemachus met King Menelaus.
Hospitality Displayed in Homer's “Iliad” and “Odyssey”Introduction “The Iliad” and “the Odyssey” were both written by Homer.
Throughout their many journeys, both Odysseus and his son Telemachus were invited into many homes.
There, they were bathed, fed, and waited upon until they were ready to set out on their own once again.