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[184] γέρας. ‘Telemachus is living in undisturbed possession (“ἕκηλος”) of the crown-lands (“τεμένεα”), and feasts on the fairly-portioned feasts, which it is meet that a man who dispenses justice should enjoy (“ἀλεγύνειν”, see below), for all invite him.’ Telemachus is represented as acting king in his father's absence. Or, if we must press the fact that at this period Telemachus could not have been more than fourteen years old, it will be possible to say that he already takes his part in the feasts, which it is the privilege of a king, as dispenser of justice, to enjoy. He is admitted to some of the royal honours.

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