Humanities Lecture 2.3

Humanities Lecture 2.3 - Humanities Lecture: 2.3...

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Humanities Lecture: 2.3 Introduction to the Odyssey I. Introduction A. The Date of the Odyssey 1. The Odyssey was a narrative composed of oral traditions 2. The date of the particular version doesn’t match the date of the story B. The Troy Cycle 1. Homer’s Odyssey possesses some elements of  2. The Odyssey occurs after the fall of Troy 3. This tells the story from the birth of Helen to the death of Odysseus 4. The Troy cycle is composed of six other epics 5. None of the other poems have been preserved, except for the Illiad and the  Odyssey 6. The other poems of the six contained more magic than the Illiad and the  Odyssey II. The Structure of the Odyssey A. The Nostos 1. a) The Odyssey contains the song that appears in the book previous to  the Odyssey b) It is a story of how the Greek heroes return to their homes c) This song also covers the homecoming of Agamemnon and Menelaus. d) The homecoming of Menelaus is similar to Odysseus 2. Three Segments a) The Telemacheia b) The Travelogue c) The story of Revenge B. 1. Three Stages: Ithaca, Peloponnesus, Ithaca (Book 15) a)
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