"I have some good advice, if only you will accept it.
Fit out a ship with twenty oars, the best in sight,
sail in quest of news of your long-lost father."
The Odyssey, Book 1, lines 320-323. Athena, disguised as Mentes, gives Telemachus a quest. She urges him to go find his father, telling him to get a ship with twenty oars and sail off in search of news about Odysseus.