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Homer’s Odyssey Books 9-10
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Odysseus’s Adventures I Book 9
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Cicones and Lotus Eaters Odysseus’s adventures are told in flashback Odysseus meets the Cicones and loses six men Odysseus in the land of the lotus eaters resists the temptation to forget his travel home
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Polyphemus Odysseus’s curiosity and greed Polyphemus’s cave Polyphemus = one- eyed son of Poseidon Polyphemus eats Odysseus’s mates Blatant breach of xenia !
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Odysseus’s Cunning Metis = cunning intelligence Following Odysseus’s plan, they blind Polyphemus Odysseus identifies himself as ‘no one’ ( outis ) He and his men leaves the cave tied under Polyphemus’s sheep Polyphemus’s curse
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Main themes of Book 9 Barbarianism vs. civilization
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Unformatted text preview: Uses and abuses of xenia Force vs. (cunning) intelligence The heroic code Odysseuss Adventures II Book 10 Aeolus and the Laestrigonians Aeolus = king of the winds His gift to Odysseus The consequences of curiosity The Laestrygonians = men-eating giants living in Sicily All the ships (except Odysseuss) are destroyed The Sorceress Circe Circes island = off the Western coast of Italy Circe = daughter of the sun Odysseus men are turned into pigs Circe and Odysseus Hermes gives Odysseus an antidote Odysseus and Circe get together Odysseus and his men stay on the island for one year...
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course CLASSIC 22030 taught by Professor Karanika during the Fall '07 term at UC Irvine.

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