Who says the following and why? "The belly's a shameless dog, there's nothing worse. Always insisting, pressing, it never lets us forget— destroyed as I am, my heart racked with sadness, sick with anguish, still it keeps demanding 'Eat, drink!' " * Odysseus is asking Nausicaa's handmaidens for food. Odysseus is attempting to keep from telling his story until after dinner. Arete is attempting to get Odysseus to eat. Odysseus is lamenting his gluttony. Alcinous is preparing to feast.
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