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Unformatted text preview: o A foil for Odysseus o Orestes at school o Agamemnon gets home fast, but is killed by Aegisthus Kleos o Fame, honor, glory o Sons should uphold kleos of their fathers o Transmitted through song, memory o Undying fame closest men can come to immortality is to live through song o Achilles chose kleos over nostos o Marker of a Greek hero o First word man out to get glory and fame o Comes from aristocracy Pg 18. Od 1.253-60 o He disappears, his kleos is disappearing o Prevents his son from going into manhood Telemachy o Books 1-4 o Telemachus sent off by Athena on journey o Seeks news of father: mini odyssey o Attempts to establish his own kleos Telemachus problem o How to become a hero in a post- heroic age? o Succession myth Oedipus complex o Whiny Od. 1.223 - 26 (pg 17) Od. 1.231 37 o Telemachus wishes Odysseus isnt his father....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course CLASSIC 30 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '04 term at UCLA.
- Spring '04
- The Odyssey