C C 303 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Dactylic Hexameter, Aegean Civilizations, Homeric Hymns

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Lecture : Iliad, Part
Epic Poetry
Organized around a single theme
o Trojan War
o Adventures of Odysseus
o Foundation of Rome
o Nature of the cosmos
o Changes
Elevated style
o Grand speeches
o Extended similes
Dactylic hexameter
o Greek and Latin poetry
o “i feet ith a fige
o Fifth foot in a line will always be long with two short bits
o Du-diddy-dum-du oise
Homer
Born around 850 BCE?
Coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey)
Blind?
Attributed works:
o Iliad
o Odyssey
o Homeric Hymns; mock epics
The Hoei Questio
o Single creative genius?
o Contradictions in poems compilation?
o Milman Parry (1902-1935): internal and comparative evidence indicates oral
composition
o How/when were the poems written down?
Early transcription at the peak of the Homeric tradition (c. 7th-6th
centuries BCE?)
Compilation and canonization during the advent of the great libraries
(3rd-1st centuries BCE?)
Historical Context of the Iliad and Odyssey
Trojan War
o Canonical date: 1194-1184 BCE
Few hundred years before Homer
o Late Greek Bronze Age
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o Agamemnon and the Palace of Mycenae
Homer and the rise of the polis
o The importance of assemblies and deliberation
o Troy as a Greek polis
Sort of between historical fiction and the concerns of the present
The Troja Cycle
Judgment of Paris
Trojan War
The nostoi etus, hoeoigs, ostalgia
Thigs that do’t happe i the Iliad
The Judgment of Paris
o Begins directly before Paris is invited to judge three goddesses and their beauty
o Disod/Eis, goddess of stife ad oflit, is’t iited to the wedding of Peleus
and Thetis
Throws an apple at the feet of Athene/Minerva, Aphrodite/Venus, and
Hera/Juno
Fo the ost eautiful oa competition over beauty
Paris, most beautiful man in world, is to judge
Bribed Paris
Hera offered great power and rule
Athene offered great wisdom
Aphrodite offered Helen of Troy (most beautiful woman in the
world)
o Leads to abduction of Helen of Troy, the face that
launched 1,000 ships
The abduction of Helen
o Married to King Menelaus of Sparta
o Causes Trojan War
9/10 of the Trojan War
o We get to the Iliad in the 10th year of the conflict
The Trojan horse and the fall of Troy
o Geeks paked theseles ito a hose, polaied that it’s a gift ad the’e
abandoned Troy
o Trojans bring it into Troy and the Greeks burst out
The Iliad begins in medias res i the iddle of thigs
Main subject of the Iliad: Following the anger of Achilles
Book 1: the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon
o Achilles refuses to fight
o Thetis seeks divine aid for the Trojans
o The Trojans secure reversals against the Greeks
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