10-15 THE STORY OF THE ILIAD

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Unformatted text preview: THE STORY OF THE ILIAD Lecture Outline Classics 170 Professor Gregory A. Staley KEY CHARACTERS, CONCEPTS Peleus Thetis Achilles“Help my enemies, hurt my friends” so my own stature would be greater Story with war of Troy Only 2 women: Helen & Andromache Story of a quarrel Starts as a quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon Looking straight at her breasts 2 nd has crown Color is red = Hera Aphrodite > Hera > Athena Athena or Hera deserve the apple of the fairest Aphrodite grants to give the most beautiful woman to him symbol himself of half animal, half human (divided self) Holding a lyre (self knowledge) Provides after-dinner entertainment Are professional story tellers a poet who often visits the court of Alcinous , king of the Phaeacians on the island of Scherie . Famous choice: whether or not to fight at Troy Scale used when two guys are fighting who wins. Does not use scale for Achilles because he is making that choice for himself Eris ("Strife") Homer Iliad “Help my enemies, hurt my friends” so my own stature would be greater Story with war of Troy Only 2 women: Helen & Andromache Story of a quarrel Starts as a quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon Looking straight at her breasts 2 nd has crown Color is red = Hera Aphrodite > Hera > Athena Athena or Hera deserve the apple of the fairest Aphrodite grants to give the most beautiful woman to him symbol himself of half animal, half human (divided self) Holding a lyre (self knowledge) Provides after-dinner entertainment Are professional story tellers a poet who often visits the court of Alcinous , king of the Phaeacians on the island of Scherie . Famous choice: whether or not to fight at Troy Scale used when two guys are fighting who wins. Does not use scale for Achilles because he is making that choice for himself not a war story how it made the Greeks how they were, it is a hero story oral poetry Homeric (or fixed) epithets (additional names or descriptions such as " swift-footed Achilles" or " cloud-gatherer Zeus") Chiron Paris (his judgment of Aphrodite, Athena and Hera) Helen...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CLAS 170 taught by Professor Staley during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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