In book 18, Who is Melantho. Describe the encouter between Odysseus and Melantho
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Melantho is a palace servant. His loyalties seem to lie with the suitors rather than the queen. The suitors revel the rest of the night, and Odysseus tells the housemaids to attend to Penelope; he will look after the suitors. One of them, Melantho, who was raised by Penelope but does little to return her affection, insults Odysseus. He threatens retribution from Telemakhos for her remarks, and she and the others leave.