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Lecture 8

Lecture 8 Notes

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Classical Studies
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CLAA06H3
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Jessica Higgins

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9-Mar-11
CLAA06
Lecture 8
**CHECK SLIDES FOR ESSAY TOPICS FOR MIDTERM**
Apr 14 7-9 pm= final exam
The Epic Cycle
collection of poems written around the iliad and odyssey
all stories are structured around it—tell stories about heroes who fought in Trojan war
avoid details which are included in iliad and odyssey
written later than iliad and odyssey—late 8th-6th c BCE
most scholars believe that these stories werent written down into the Hellenistic stories
at that time, mythographers got all of the epics together and wrote them down to make the
epic cycle
Epic Guilds
8th-6th C BC (early archaic)- rhapsode guilds formed, each one specializing in a specific
epic(s)
kreophyoli- told stories which were composed by the famous bard, Kreopholys (?)
they held the responsibility to keep the respective traditions and stories alive
we dont have much evidence for the guild—could be because they were such a common
occurrence, so they were not spectacular enough to mention
Nevertheless, Pinder does open one of his poems with an ode to the Homeridae
Quote- oral composition was likened to the task of weaving—certain myths interconnect,
which can become confusing
ancient mythographers made summaries of the epic poems—using that an the fragmented
evidence, we can get a good idea about the guilds
The nostoi—homecoming of Agamemnon—example of one of his summaries
The Epic Cycle Plot Summaries
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Kypria
Aethiopis
Little Iliad
Iliou Persis
Telegony
The above are Procluss summaries—one of the mythographers
Major Themes of the Iliad
some think that the iliad itself stands for Achilles’ kleos (good repor)
geras- prize you got for being a great hero
aristeia- battle narrative which focused on one hero
humans and their free will vs. being under the control of the gods
personal vs. collective good (achilles’ decision to sit out of the fight to the detriment of
the greeks, because Agamemon took hisprize”)
Readings and Interpretations of Homer’s Odyssey
Some read it as:
personal/psychological journey
colonial/ ethnographic text
Map- many people have tried to plot Odysseus’ route across the Mediterranean—some of these
places do not exist
**Plot diagram of the odyssey (books 1-24)**
Odysseus’ Nostos (Homecoming)
what happens to O and his men after they leave troy
begins in the middle of things
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Os story begins with him being held against his will by Calypso on island of Ogygia
starts in the middle—10 years after O leaves Troy and is not on Calypsos island
He will later recount all the thing which have happened since he left troy
Athena comes to T (Os son) in the guise of an old war hero—tells T that is would be
good for his kleos for him to seek out word about his father from Menelaus, who made it
back from tory
books 1-4 = Telemachy
while T is in Sparta, the story turns to O on the island
C is keeping O there, but he wants to go home
C offers him immortality if he marries her
the counsel of the gods decides that he should go home, even though Poseidon does not
want him to go home
Hermes tells C that she has to let him go
he has been away for 20 years thus far
O builds a raft. but P is still mad and makes a storm
he is in a raft wreck—washes up in island of Scheria
there he meets daughter of Alcinous, Nausicaa
N sees him wash up on shore, and thinks he will become her husband
she takes him to her father
O then tells them of his adventures since leaving Troy (books 9-12) pg 564-679 in text
Map—Troy—sails to Thrace and island
leave with 12 ships, 50 men on each ship
this is the retelling of his adventures:
they sac a city—they rebel and kill some of Os men
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9-Mar-11 CLAA06 Lecture 8 **CHECK SLIDES FOR ESSAY TOPICS FOR MIDTERM** Apr 14 7-9 pm= final exam The Epic Cycle collection of poems written around the iliad and odyssey all stories are structured around ittell stories about heroes who fought in Trojan war avoid details which are included in iliad and odyssey written later than iliad and odysseylate 8 -6 c BCE most scholars believe that these stories werent written down into the Hellenistic stories at that time, mythographers got all of the epics together and wrote them down to make the epic cycle Epic Guilds 8 -6 C BC (early archaic)- rhapsode guilds formed, each one specializing in a specific epic(s) kreophyoli- told stories which were composed by the famous bard, Kreopholys (?) they held the responsibility to keep the respective traditions and stories alive we dont have much evidence for the guildcould be because they were such a common occurrence, so they were not spectacular enough to mention Nevertheless, Pinder does open one of his poems with an ode to the Homeridae Quote- oral composition was likened to the task of weavingcertain myths interconnect, which can become confusing ancient mythographers made summaries of the epic poemsusing that an the fragmented evidence, we can get a good idea about the guilds The nostoihomecoming of Agamemnonexample of one of his summaries The Epic Cycle Plot Summaries www.notesolution.com
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