10-29 Penelope, Heroism at Home

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Unformatted text preview: Penelope: Heroism at Home Lecture Outline Classics 170 Professor Gregory A. Staley KEY CHARACTERS, CONCEPTS Hermes and Hestia: the gendering of space The hero as "masculine" Telemachus "far-away fighter" Synonymous with heroism Cannot stay inside Troy with his wife and be a Hero Instead, he would be called a couward He can wear his helmet or hold his son, but he cannot be both. PRAYS FOR: His son will grow up to separate and initiate, too For his son to grow up as a Hero Son and daughter are killed: Son jumps off the wall before he gets pushed off to retain his honor. Has to take off helmet to pick up his son 12 set on I thica 12 set on journey home Journey home narrated _____ Being a hero doesnt mean you always have to be away, but you can be at home too. Tried to avoid going when the recruiter came by acting crazy.- Plowed and planted salt Goes from Ithaca to Sparta Is put in front of Odysseus plow to really see if he is crazy. My goal in life is to see the smoke rising from the chimney of his fireplace Fireplace = antiquity dominant symbol of home Odysseus, Penelope and their shared traits ASSIGNMENT: Homer, Odyssey books XIX and XXI I I , available as links by clicking on the book number. You read book XIX for an earlier class but you need to read it again with special attention to Penelope's role this time. I. HOME AND AWAY A. Separation and heroism 1. Achilles' choice 2. The Iliad a. The incompatibility of warfare "far-away fighter" Synonymous with heroism Cannot stay inside Troy with his wife and be a Hero Instead, he would be called a couward He can wear his helmet or hold his son, but he cannot be both. PRAYS FOR: His son will grow up to separate and initiate, too For his son to grow up as a Hero Son and daughter are killed: Son jumps off the wall before he gets pushed off to retain his honor. Has to take off helmet to pick up his son 12 set on I thica 12 set on journey home Journey home narrated _____ Being a hero doesnt mean you always have to be away, but you can be at home too. Tried to avoid going when the recruiter came by acting crazy.- Plowed and planted salt Goes from Ithaca to Sparta Is put in front of Odysseus plow to really see if he is crazy. My goal in life is to see the smoke rising from the chimney of his fireplace Fireplace = antiquity dominant symbol of home and domestic life b. Hector "far-away fighter" Synonymous with heroism Cannot stay inside Troy with his wife and be a Hero Instead, he would be called a couward He can wear his helmet or hold his son, but he cannot be both....
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