How Did Odysseus Justify His Punishment

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The punishment given by Odysseus to the wooers that had overrun his kingdom during his absence was death. I believe there were many reasons he was justified for his actions.

Odysseus knew he could not just return home and claim his kingdom after all these years and with all of the things that were happening. There were many wooers that were no good, arrogant and deceitful and only there to claim his wife and home without any regard for the kingdom. There were even plans made by one, Antinous, to kill Telemachus, their son due to his heir to the throne.

There were many opportunities given to all of them to leave the kingdom and fair warned of what was to come by Odysseus in disguise and the goddess Athena. This battle

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