1 Now, however, that we have at last come together, take care of the property that is in the house.
2 No one as yet has got possession of your fine property, and Telemachus still holds your lands undisturbed.
3 Then we can divide up his property amongst us, and let his mother and the man who marries her have the house.
4 I do not much think they will succeed; it is more likely that some of those who are now eating up your property will find a grave themselves.
5 I wish, child," answered Euryclea, "that you would take the management of the house into your own hands altogether, and look after all the property yourself.
6 If the suitors kill me in my own house and divide my property among them, I would rather you had the presents than that any of those people should get hold of them.
7 I spent but one month happily with my children, wife, and property, and then I conceived the idea of making a descent on Egypt, so I fitted out a fine fleet and manned it.
8 Then they all sit round and ask questions, both those who grieve over the king's absence, and those who rejoice at it because they can eat up his property without paying for it.
9 Then he went up to Telemachus and said in his ear so that none could overhear him, "My dear sir, I will now go back to the pigs, to see after your property and my own business."
10 But the swineherd did not like sleeping away from his pigs, so he got ready to go outside, and Ulysses was glad to see that he looked after his property during his master's absence.
11 Telemachus, you should not remain so far away from home any longer, nor leave your property with such dangerous people in your house; they will eat up everything you have among them, and you will have been on a fool's errand.
12 Take my advice then, and do not go travelling about for long so far from home, nor leave your property with such dangerous people in your house; they will eat up everything you have among them, and you will have been on a fool's errand.
13 As long as my son was still young, and unable to understand, he would not hear of my leaving my husband's house, but now that he is full grown he begs and prays me to do so, being incensed at the way in which the suitors are eating up his property.