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Lit_Hum_Notes_9-18 - Lit Hum The Hymn to Demeter(continued from last lecture-How powerful is Zeus-Zeus never asks Demeter to stop her rage against

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September 19, 2007 Lit Hum The Hymn to Demeter (continued from last lecture) -How powerful is Zeus? -Zeus never asks Demeter to stop her rage against the mortals. Why not? -He decides to take the alternative route by using Hades to calm Demeter down. -Could Zeus have forced Demeter to stop? -If he is all seeing, how could have not for seen the situation? The Odyssey (Books 1-8) -Why is Poseidon angry at Odysseus? -Pg 28 ll. 59-75 Odysseus blinded Poseidon’s cyclops son Polyphemes. -Pg 29 ll. 76-79 Zeus explains how Poseidon can not prevent Odysseus’s homecoming as long as the other gods were united against him. References Zeus’s almighty power. -Is Zeus undermined in certain situations? -Why is Athene so absorbed in helping Odysseus return home? -Did Athene endow him with her wisdom at birth? -Athene does not necessarily force the events that help Odysseus but rather nudges and guides characters to help Odysseus. -Telemanchos
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HUMA C1001 taught by Professor Armetta during the Fall '07 term at Columbia.

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Lit_Hum_Notes_9-18 - Lit Hum The Hymn to Demeter(continued from last lecture-How powerful is Zeus-Zeus never asks Demeter to stop her rage against

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