September 28- Homer's Odyssey

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September 28, 2007 Homer’s Odyssey Story-tellers and Story-telling Odyssey : Narrative Structure Narrative Structure - Story-line: order in which th e ev e nts actu ally t ake plac e - Narrative: order in which th e a uthor relat es th e ev e nts Odyssey : complex narrative structure - Begins in medias res , ‘in the middle of things’ - Begins with two s e p ar at e story-lines (Tele m achus a n d Odyss e us) th at ev entu ally m er - Contains retrosp ective n arrative (‘flashb ack’) in Book 13 Odyssey : Story-Line Story-line (order of events) - Books 9-12: Odyss eus’ a dv entures to Calypso - Books 5-8: Odyss eus from Calypso to Pha e acians; Books 1-4; Telem achus from Ithaca Sparta - Books 13-16: Odyss eus a nd Telem achus (sep ar at ely) return to Ithaca a nd join up - Books 17-24: Odyss eus’ reveng e a n d revolution of plot Story-tellers in th e Odyssey Professional story-tellers or bards (inspired by divine) Characteristics - Entertain at b anqu ets a n d oth er g ath erings
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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September 28- Homer's Odyssey - September 28, 2007 Homer's...

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