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Homer’s Odyssey Books 1-6
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The ‘Telemachy’ (Bks 1-4)
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The “Telemachy” as Bildungsroman A young fatherless man finds the courage to assert himself He leaves home, visits two powerful kingdoms, and comes back a man Other examples of Bildungsromane : Mark Twain, The Adventures of Hucklberry Finn; Charles Dickens, Great Expectations ; Philip Roth, Portnoy’s Complaint
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Book 1 Invocation to the Muse Athena and Zeus Athena’s disguise as Mentes The banquet Phemius’s song and Penelope’s reaction Telemachus and Penelope The arrogance of the suitors
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Book 2 Telemachus calls an assembly Penelope’s ‘trick’ Telemachus announces his intention to leave The departure
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Book 3 Telemachus at Pylos Nestor narrates the events of the war at Troy and the returns of the Achaeans Agamemnon’s fate Telemachus’s departure for Sparta
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Book 4 The double wedding Menelaus’s hospitality Helen’s drug The tale of Menelaus’s journey
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Unformatted text preview: home Meanwhile, back in Ithaca Odysseus, Calypso, and Nausicaa (Bks 5-6) Book 5 Odysseus on the island of Ogygia Calypso = goddess and queen of the island She kept Odysseus for seven years She offers Odysseus immortality Odysseuss choice Odysseus and Calyps-Detail of a Vase painting from the 400s BC Jan Brueghel the Elder, A Fantastic cave with Odysseus and Calypso , ca. 1616. Oil on canvas. Johnny van Haeften Gallery, London, UK. Book 6 The shipwreck on the island of the Phaeacians Odysseus meets Nausicaa at the river Odysseus at the palace Munich 2322- Red-figure Amphora-Nausicaa Painter -440 B.C The other side of the above Munich 2322- Red-figure Amphora-Nausicaa Painter -440 B.C. Nausicaa and Odysseus-Boston, MFA 04.18-Pyxis lid 430 B.C. H. Matisse Odysseus and Nausicaa Original soft-ground etching, 1935 (of a series of Odyssey inspired themes)...
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