His mother Antikleia is a royal virgin (1) and his father Laertes (2) is a king. We are told (9) nothing of his childhood, but as an adult (10) he goes to Troy where he helps (11) win the war. After ten years of wandering he returns home (12) to remarry Penelope and (13) become king of Ithaca where he (14) reigns uneventfully.

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