Classics 30 Lecture 11

Classics 30 Lecture 11 - Classics 30 Lecture 11 04/27/07...

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Classics 30 Lecture 11 – 04/27/07 Robertson, “On Pharos” (CR P.91) o …scorch marks in the sand / and the signs of a struggle o Seemed quiet enough now, though, / so we went and got our towels from the car. Traces of myth still exist, but is juxtaposed to our ordinary lives What kind of mark does myth leave behind? Athena’s disguises o 1) Mentes, 2) Mentor Disappears each time in form of a bird o Gods still exist, but not quite as supernatural as in the Iliad Agamemnon o Troy to Mycenae Nostos o Very easy time getting home, but is killed upon his return Nestor o One older generation of rulers, still fights o Troy to Pylos Nostos o Easy version of a Nostos return Menelaus o Three hereoes that have “nestoi” or return home from the Trojan War o Husband of Helen, very difficult journey home o Troy to Sparta Nostos takes 8 years Proteus o Somewhat a “Primordial God” o Old Man of the Sea (Odyssey) o Gives Menelaus advice on how to get home
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