1 Eurymachus was furious at all this.
2 Eurymachus, son of Polybus, was the first to speak.
3 But Theoclymenus said, "Eurymachus, you need not send any one with me."
4 It shall not be so, Eurymachus," said Antinous, "and you know it yourself.
5 Eurymachus then said, "This stranger who has lately come here has lost his senses."
6 Noemon then went back to his father's house, but Antinous and Eurymachus were very angry.
7 I appeal more especially to Eurymachus, and to Antinous who has just spoken with so much reason.
8 Eurymachus immediately brought her a magnificent chain of gold and amber beads that gleamed like sunlight.
9 Eurymachus son of Polybus then said, "Go home, old man, and prophesy to your own children, or it may be worse for them."
10 When he got there he went in and took his seat among the suitors opposite Eurymachus, who liked him better than any of the others.
11 Nevertheless there still remained Antinous and Eurymachus, who were the ringleaders among the suitors and much the foremost among them all.
12 To this Eurymachus son of Polybus answered, "Take heart, Queen Penelope daughter of Icarius, and do not trouble yourself about these matters."
13 At this moment the bow was in the hands of Eurymachus, who was warming it by the fire, but even so he could not string it, and he was greatly grieved.
14 Then Telemachus said, "Eurymachus, and you other suitors, I shall say no more, and entreat you no further, for the gods and the people of Ithaca now know my story."
15 To this Penelope replied, "Eurymachus, heaven robbed me of all my beauty whether of face or figure when the Argives set sail for Troy and my dear husband with them."
16 Her father and brothers are already urging her to marry Eurymachus, who has given her more than any of the others, and has been greatly increasing his wedding presents.
17 Eurymachus," Penelope answered, "people who persist in eating up the estate of a great chieftain and dishonouring his house must not expect others to think well of them.
18 But Minerva would not let the suitors for one moment cease their insolence, for she wanted Ulysses to become even more bitter against them; she therefore set Eurymachus son of Polybus on to gibe at him, which made the others laugh.
19 Then Eurymachus, son of Polybus, answered, "It rests with heaven to decide who shall be chief among us, but you shall be master in your own house and over your own possessions; no one while there is a man in Ithaca shall do you violence nor rob you."
20 She was daughter to Dolius, but had been brought up by Penelope, who used to give her toys to play with, and looked after her when she was a child; but in spite of all this she showed no consideration for the sorrows of her mistress, and used to misconduct herself with Eurymachus, with whom she was in love.