Classics 30 Lecture 9

Classics 30 Lecture 9 - Classics 30 Lecture 9 04/23/07...

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Classics 30 Lecture 9 – 04/23/07 Chris Logue Poem Apollo & Hector o Hector kills Patroclus o Apollo hits Patroclus Homer o Blind man (maybe) o Access to immortal vision o Epic poet, most famous o 8 th century(?) o Composed Illiad and Odyssey and 24 books (chapter) o Monumental epics of 24 books each Thetis marries Peleus o Thetis is a sea goddess o Achilles (son of a goddess) demigod Destined to die young Thetis o 1 of the 50 daugheters of Nereus (Theogony) o Zeus desired her, but… o Her child was fated to be greater than his father o Wife of mortal Peleus o Mother of Achilles o Rescues Zeus from Chaine (Il. 1.411023) o Star crossed lovers Agamemnon o Leaders of the Achaeans, Danans (Greeks) o Son Atreus o Bro of Menelaus (Married to Helen) o Husband of Clytemnestra o Argues with Achilles at opening of the Illiad Achilles o Son of Peleus and Thetis o Will have a short life o Leader of the Myrmidons o Insulted by Agamemnon o Kills Hector in B22, with help of Athena
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