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Department
Classics
Course
CLA204H5
Professor
Daniel Thornton
Semester
Summer

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Lec12 Thursday,August 11, 2011 6:09PM - Odysseusinnewkindofdanger,whichisnolongerbroughtoutbysupernaturalbeings,butbysuitorsof Penelope - Oneofmostdifficultchallengeisdealingwithforceofhisownemotions ○ Hasnowarrivedhome - Athenaarrivesindisguisesayinghe'sonIthacabutheliessayinghe'sastrangerandshe'spleasedwith thisandrevealsherselfandsaysshe'swatchedoverhim ○ Hesaidhewasn't awareofthat consideringhe'sbeenaloneforpast10yearsso shesaysshe didn'twannaarguewithherunclePoseidon - Meets Eumaiossohecouldseewhat'sgoingon inPalaceand howto proceed - Odysseusreceives - AthenabringsTelemachoshomeandfollowingAthena'sinstructions,hereturnshomeandisgreetedby EumaiosandreferstohiminfatherlywayandseesOdysseusbutdoesn’tknowwhoheis ○ Tasks Ewhat's goingonin palaceand hesaysthat Penelopecan'tdealwithsituationofsuitors andthey'reeatinghouseaway ○ Pcomesand asksO to revealhimselfandusesherpowertorevealO'strueformandhe goesto T'stent andtellshimhe'shisfather ○ Ohas no realproofbutT believeshimanyway ○ Ohas to letgo enoughtotrust Tenough ○ Oassessituationandaskshowmany suitorsthereareandiftheycan dealwithitorneedtoget help ○ Owillgoto suitorsandiftheythinkhe'sa beggar,wontreactand whenhegivesTsignal,he'llput theweaponsaway - Incourtyardof palace,Ocomesacross dog Argos ○ ArgosrecognizesO(eventhoughhe'sdressedasbeggar)andOsecretlywipesatear(can't acknowledgethedog)  Remindshowbadthingsareathome  DogrepresentsO'slife ○ RecognizesOandthendies - Ogetsintopalaceand interactswithsuitorsandtheabuseO (whichheaccepts) ○ AttractsP'sattentionwho'supstairs - DoesPrecognizebeggarisherquestion?Sheaskstomeetthebeggarbutdoesn'tactuallysayshe knowswhoheisbutT knowsandhesendssuitorsaway - Meanwhileprepstogetridofsuitors ○ Timeandplaceforfirstconfrontation=significant ○ Ptalksto O infrontof fireplace, ○ Paskshimwho heisand hesays ask himanythingbutthat andP talksabout howdifficultit's beenforhimandasksagain andO tellssamethinghetoldE, that he'sfromCreteand meetO in TrojanWar ○ AfterthisPordersOto be treatedtofurtherxenia;abath ->herefusesandsaysan aged woman shouldbesummonedtowashhisfeet->Eurycleia(hisnursemaid)andsherecognizeshim; there'sascarwhichhegot whilehewasachildduringawarhunt,whichgavehimhisname suggestingthathe'sthegiverandreceiverofpain  Eurycleia=1more personwhoknowshisidentitybutnotP ○ Pand O haveanotherinterviewandshetellsaboutherdreamwherehereaglekilledallherpet geeseandasksOwhatit means:hesays meansOis aboutto returnand P ishappy andsays to havearcherycontestandO's bowmust bestrungand whoeverwins,she'llmarry  Ifsheknowsshe'sfinallymakingadecisionandsettingstageforhusband,ifnotthen purposelyplanningcontestthat'simpossibletowin ○ Contest  Get12 ___, suitorstriedtostringbowbut failedandTwascloseand toldthat hewould've succeededifOhadn'tcaughthiseyeandtoldhim notto  Ocomesto thehouseandfindssuitorsaren'tableto strungbowand heasks forachance □ He'snotworthybut P saysto lethim □ Doessheknow?Sinceshe'ssettingstage  Ogetsall12 x's and signalstoP andsuitorsget pissed ○ Ohas cleansedpalaceofsuitorsbutthenproceedstokill______ ○ Pcomesdownto notethat allthesuitorsaregoneand no fact ofbeingshockedofsuitorsgone  ShelooksatO and doesn'tgreethimandtellsTthat ifhe's O,thentheyhavewaysof recognizingeachother  OwithdrawsandAthenarestoreshisbeautyandOasksto havebedforthenight  PinstructsEto setbedand takeout thebedO made  Opissedandsaysyoucan't movethatbedb/cis thebedwithwhichthehouseisbuilt □ Hadolivetree,withwhichbedandhousewasmade  WhenOsayscan't movebed,PrecognizesOandthey'rereunited  Athenalengthensnightforthem  OtellsPeverythingandPreactshappily(eventhoughhehadanaffairwith3men8-))  Ptellshimeverythinghowshehandledhouseandkepteverythingtogether  Book23 ends - Book24 ○ Lastbookof Odyssey ○ Mostirritatingaccordingtomany b/cseeconvowithAchillesandAgememnonandseesoulsof suitorscomingtoHadesandthengoesback to Odysseusgoingtofather(likeanepilogue)and theyweepetcandwhatnotand takesLaertesand seesuitors  AthenaallowsLaertesallowhimtokillonedudebutthenhaltsthefightandmakeemmake peaceandOdysseyend - O'sfurtheradventuresintheTelegony - JonathanShay->AchillesinVietnam ○ AnalysisvariouscharactersinHomericepisandrelatestostress - Olympianpantheon_______ - RomanswerepeoplewhostartedonsmallvillageonTiberriverwhichexpandedtoanempireandlater becametoEnglandandstretchedoutto Egypt - Aeneid ○ Isto RomancivilizationwhatOdysseyandIliadaretoGreek ○ TalksaboutfoundingfigureAeneas(issonofAnchisesandVenus) ○ Isstoryof travelsofAneas,aTrojan whoescapeddestructionofTroyandfoundedregionwhich wouldgivebirthtocitythathas grown ○ FirstmentionofhisdestinyoccursinIliadinwhichPoseidonsayshe'sfatedfor"Hesperian"(the west)shore  HesperiainquestionwasItaly->Rome ○ RomecomesintopositionofexpenseandindirectcontactwithGreeksin_____as earlyas 6 centuryBCE ○ Insteadofdevelopingowntraditions,derivedmuchofownart,literature,mythologyandreligion fromGreekmodels ○ Prob:RomanconceptionofGreecewasproblematic  ViewedGreeceasconqueredterritoryandonotherhandGreekslookeduptoassuperior culturalsource ○ Vergilcomposeshispoem,hedrawsuponbothGreekandRomantraditionssimultaneously ○ MostextendedstoryoffallofTroyappearsinAeneid ○ AneasescapesandseehisstoryinAeneidbutprobisthatotherstoryin Romantradition  TwinsbrosRomulusandRemusfoundedRome - IdeaemergedthatAeneiasfoundedgeneralregionbutactualfoundationofcitywascuzof R&R (decedentsofAeneiasseveralyearsdowntheline) - Aeneias=founderofRomanpeople,R&R=foundersofRome - ModelsofAeneid=Homer'sIliadandOdyssey ○ Writteninsamestyle ○ Isliteraryepic,opposedtooral ○ Literaryworkthatdrawson oral traditionalmodels ○ IncludesstuffotherthenO&I - Romanhistoryisdividedbyperiodization ○ Regalperiod(753-509)  Inwhichkingsruled(R&R) ○ RepublicanPeriod(
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