Homer's Illiad - Age of Heroes Homers Iliad Monday, June 30...

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Age of Heroes Homer’s Iliad Monday, June 30
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Assignment changes Week 3 -- For Monday read Iliad 1, 3, and 5 (omit 6) Week 4 -- No change Week 5 -- For Wednesday read Odyssey 11 and 12 (no Myth of Er this week ) Week 6 -- For Wednesday read Aeneid 6 and Myth of Er (eliminate Aeneid 5 )
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There will be no class this coming Monday, July 7, so you will have until Monday midnight to take the quiz.
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Features of Oral Composition Formula : a set form of words or conventional phrase Epithet : a conventional adjective usually accompanying the name of a figure (e.g.“ox- eyed Athena”, “swift-footed Achilles”, “long- haired Achaeans”) Motif : a repeated story element (e.g. sacrifice, gods in disguise) Repetition : sometimes of whole passages (e.g. beginning of Book 2 – Zeus and Dream and Agamemnon)
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Homer’s Iliad Trojan War approximately 1250 BC Homer ~750 BC According the ancient tradition, Peisistratus, an Athenian tyrant, commissioned the first standard written editions of the Iliad and the Odyssey in the sixth century
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The Epic Cycle Cypria : events leading up to the Trojan War Aethiopis : Antilochus, Memnon and Achilles, Penthesilea, death of Achilles Little Iliad : Building of the Trojan Horse The Sack of Troy Nostoi Telegony
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Background to the Trojan War The wedding of Peleus and Thetis Eris and the Golden Apple Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite Helen and Paris
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Danaans) Mortals Achilles (Myrmidons) Agamemnon
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