Humanities Lecture 2.13

Humanities Lecture 2.13 - Humanities Lecture: 1.13 Lies...

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Humanities Lecture: 1.13 Lies Identical to True Things I. Lies Identical to the Truth A. Od. 19.203 1. Odysseus “knew how to tell many lies identical to the truth.” B. Implications of Lies Indistinguishable from the Truth 1. It raises certain problem with language 2. We don’t see this in the bible because it came from a theological perspective II. Rumor A. Odysseus is Missing (Od. 1.242) 1. There is no knowledge of Odysseus’s location 2. The suitors are waging that Odysseus is dead 3. There are rumors constantly coming through Penelope’s hands 4. We see this again when Odysseus is disguised B. Telemachus’s Quest 1. He is unsure about his father and whether he even has one 2. Telemachus undertakes a trip to the other cities because of a rumor 3. Menelaus recalls stories from the old man of the sea 4. It is only an unverifiable rumor 5. Athena does not help Telemachus out 
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Humanities Lecture 2.13 - Humanities Lecture: 1.13 Lies...

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