Now that Ithaca was in sight, Odysseus had never felt so bad in his life. He had lost the boat, all of his mates. Years in Circeus' bed had turned him into a hollow shadow of himself. What was there to come back home to? An old stinky dog at the feet of a rancorous wife. He had half an idea of just staying on the ship.....This travelling hero s... was well overrated!