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[105] Sed neque Laërtes. She still continues to use the most persuasive arguments for his return. She lays before him the many inconveniences arising from his absence, all of which he could casily redress. Laërtes was old, and unfit for arms; Telemachus young, and standing in need of the attention and instructions of a father. Her lovers were numerous, and threatened to use force: it was only from him therefore that relief could be expected.

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