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9/29 Trojan War, Iliad Epic Cycle- Iliad is only 1 of 24 So many epics- none of them are left except for the Iliad 5 th century AD guy who wrote some stuff down for us Iliad is just a very small part of the story, epic cycle covered all this Cypria - she will play a huge part in causing the war Iliad - covers very small amount of time AIthiopis - Penthesilea- kill off the main hero in the 3 rd epic Little Iliad - fight over who gets Achilles’ armor Sack of Troy We don’t have any of these works, so we have a very incomplete story- only have shorter versions Causes of Trojan War Thetis (Hyg 54)- she is fated to bare a greater son than his father This is a problem because Zeus has tendency to sleep with any female thing Zeus has his eye on Thetis Prometheus knows the prophecy- won’t tell Zeus- that is what gets him freed Says I know something you don’t know, better let me go or else Uses it as leverage Zeus knows he can’t sleep with Thetis, but also knows any other god sleeping with her will be a threat to him too Marries her off to a mortal- not so admirable She has power to change shape, so Peleus had to wrestle her to win bribe A lot of little things coming together to cause the Trojan War Zeus’ will not being fulfilled- maybe one of them Wedding of Peleus and Thetis Once she accepts marriage, have huge wedding- not an honor but still huge
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