CLA204H1 Lecture 8: The Odyssey and Other Nostoi

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9 Mar 2016
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return; the return home of a hero after a war. This motif is present throughout literature, especially popular of return. Triremes: o introduced in 7th century bce became the main boats for all purposes, in particular during the. Journey home o o o o o o o o o from trojan war. Emotionally: coming after over 10 years; keeping, regaining, building and reestablishing identity in the oikos home) Oikos: institution, physical home (assets), family and relationships, etc. Most of these characters are mentioned in the odyssey. Many references would be dropped in the epic. One version say that he died at the kapherian rocks. Thrown up in a whirlwind, smashed against the rocks o. Other versions: punished at sea by athena, who tried and failed to kill him; Poseidon kills him for hubris for rape and for thinking he is invincible o. Hubris: pride to the extent that one thinks he is greater than the gods; offending the gods.

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