The Odyssey. Book Summaries. Summary of Book Thirteen. Odysseus leaves Phaeacia and starts on his way home to Ithaca. Before he leaves, the Phaeacians throw him a feast, give him many gifts, and say prayers fo r his safety.
Set design for Act 1, Scene V of Monteverdi's Il ritornod'Ulisse in Patria
(the Phaecian ship is turned to stone), prepared by Alfred Siercke for the 1964 production by Hamburg State Opera
still disguised as a vagabond,
at the swineherd’s.
Odysseus sits by the fire as Eumaeus discovers Telemachus
at the entrance of his hut (Bonaventura Genelli,1798–1868)