Antinous is the leader of ÃÂThe SuitorsÃÂ who invaded OdysseusÃÂ palace while he is away and sought to marry Penelope. He is especially notorious for his violence, brutality, pride and hard-heartedness.
The story of HomerÃÂs version of ÃÂThe OdysseyÃÂ is introduced with the goddess Athena pleading to the King of the Gods also known as Zeus, to help Odysseus be freed from the island inhabited by the sea nymph Calypso. Calypso has been keeping Odysseus captive on her island for the past nine years in hope of making Odysseus her husband.
During this same time miles away on the island of Ithaca, is the palace of Odysseus. For the past three years the palace has been overrun by a group of noble men known as ÃÂThe SuitorsÃÂ. ÃÂThe SuitorsÃÂ have heard of OdysseusÃÂ absence and out of ambition have travelled to Ithaca to seek OdysseusÃÂ wife Penelope for her hand in marriage.
However because of her great faith in her relationship with her husband she believes that he is still alive and would one day return to her. In the beginning ÃÂThe SuitorsÃÂ all 108 of them, were initially independent of each other, working by themselves to earn PenelopeÃÂs love each in their own special way. However the story is clear that during the time of their stay it became apparent that there are two strong individuals who would end up being the contenders for PenelopeÃÂs hand in marriage. ÃÂThe SuitorsÃÂ could be described as a ÃÂwolf packÃÂ due to the fact that they are working together to achieve one aim or make their kill. Once a king was chosen the others would earn credit for their support. Penelope has the choice of any of them but Antinous and Eurymachus are well described as the leaders...