- the father of Odysseus.
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And Laertes says that "virtue itself" cannot escape calumny.
He had none of the direct, passionate, conscienceless resolution of Laertes.
Laertes escaped by going abroad, but the girl had to stay at home.Pipefuls
It was not long before they came to the green fields which were cared for by Laertes.
I desire to learn what became of Odysseus, the son of Laertes.
- Greek myth the father of Odysseus
king of Ithaca, father of Odysseus, Greek, literally "gatherer of the people," from laos "people" (see lay (adj.)) + eirein "to fasten together."