Classics 30 Lecture 14

Classics 30 Lecture 14 - Classics 30 Lecture 14 05/04/07...

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Classics 30 Lecture 14 – 05/04/07 Painting of The Farewell of Telemachus and Bucharis Adolescence of Telemachus “The Adventures of Telemachus” Xenia/ reciprocity o Establishing a relationship that is passed down through generations o Uncles marrying nieces o Classical period, if father dies daughter needs a guardian and should marry closest male relative o Phoenicians/ Phaeacians (same people? Literature on site) o Lack of social network through marriage Mentes to Telemachus o Xenia (Od. 1.202-203 Od. To Polyphemus (od. 9.257-63) o Cyclopes breaks all the rules of xenia Mentes (Athena) to Telemachus (Od. 1.242-47) o Suitors break rules of hospitality bad guests o Allegory – different interpretation of myths o Greeks Ares and Aphrodite in net cosmos 3 ancient allegories – explain away immoral behavior of gods o Theagenes o Metrodoros o Stoics Theagenes o 525 BC o Physical allegory o Attempts to justify actions of gods in Homer and Hesiod
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