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Department
Classics
Course
CLA303H1
Professor
M.Revermann
Semester
Fall

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CLA301120912GreekEpicPoetryWhatisitGreekthespokenlanguageThedifferencebetweenTrojansandGreeksLinguisticegalitarianisminHomerswritinghemakestheTrojansalsospeakGreekInthiswayenemiesaremadeequalsBalancedinterpretationsofbothGreeksandTrojansLanguagedoesnotmarkclassorethnicityTheIliadstressesnotonlythewarbutthesufferingofhumansinthestateofwarHomerspeaksofallhumansinvolvedinthesufferingnotjustGreeksandnotjustTrojansAdialectofAthensinusedinHomericPoetrybutitisnotanactuallanguagethatwasspokenmuchlikewedonotspeakthesametypeofEnglishShakespearesworkwaswrittenintheGreekneveractuallyspokethedialectusedinthepoetryInGermanthewordtodescribethisismeaningArtificialLanguageKUNSTSPRACHEEpiceposmeaningwordDactylicHexametermeaning1longsyllablefollowedby2shortsyllablesymbollongshortshortDactylHexametermeaning6timesonedactylRhythmMarkstheIliadasanepicpoemthemeterthatthepoemisreadinisusedinoralperformancestoaidinmemorizationLength12thousandverseslongHeroicSubjectMatterTheHerohasamythicalpastandisagrandiosearistocrattakeAchillesforexampleSemidivinebeingthechallengeofheroescrossingtheboundariesofthedivineIliadIlionwhichisGreekforandIliaswhichisGreekforIliadmeansPoetryofTroyTroyfromTroyPoemofDeath
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