Greek Myth Lec 051807

Greek Myth Lec 051807 - Greek Myth Lec 051807 Odyssey Contd...

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Greek Myth Lec 051807 Odyssey Cont’d Achilles-pure hero of brute force Kleos=honor [not personal, but recognition] You get it through public speaking [measured through effectiveness of plans] You get it through Xenia ties with other aristocrats Telemachus and Mentes/Athena Athen tells Zeus at 1.111 that she “will send him off to Sparta and sandy Pylos, there to learn of his dear father’s journey home. Perhaps he will hear some news and make his name throughout the mortal world.” -Kill these suitors in your house, by stealth or in open combat. You must not cling to your boyhood any longer it’s time you were a man Menelaus and Helen Book 4: Palace of Menelaus and Helen [Sparta] Helen tells Telemachus that she is like his father Sing an epic tale: about the sac of troy Helen: don’t worry, because I have a special drug: offers oblivion Take the drug and are happy but passive Total oblivion, traditional view of the underworld Odysseus and Calypso [concealer]
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