Lecture20 - Classical mythology Lecture 20 Odysseus and...

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Unformatted text preview: Classical mythology Lecture 20 Odysseus and Achilles; to l. and r., Diomedes and Phoenix; c. 480 Iliad 9: Embassy to Achilles ! 3 speakers: Odysseus, Phoenix, Ajax ! Odysseus ! Greeks in danger ! Peleus advice to Achilles ! Agamemnons offer ! Chance for glory: can kill Hector ! Achilles rejects: Ag. hasnt done enough (387) ! 410ff.: Thetis: death at Troy and immortal fame: or long inglorious life Iliad 9: Embassy to Achilles ! Phoenix, old tutor ! Taken in by Peleus after quarrel with father ! Had sex with fathers concubine at mothers request ! Fathers prayer to Erinyes: will die childless ! Calydonian boar: sent by angry Artemis ! Meleager leads hunt ! Quarrel over spoils leads to war ! Meleager kills uncles; mother curses ! Calydon under threat, Meleager eventually yields to wife, but doesnt get gifts initially offered c. 570: the Calydonian boar Iliad 9: Embassy to Achilles ! Achilles not persuaded ! Invites Phoenix to stay the night: will decide tomorrow about leaving...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course MYTHOLOGY 303 taught by Professor Sheldimier during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Lecture20 - Classical mythology Lecture 20 Odysseus and...

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