Hist Lect 5

Hist Lect 5 - The Trojan Horse on an ancient Greek vase...

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Poetry as History Homer: the Iliad and the Odyssey Agamemnon -- Mycenae -- Menelaus -- Helen of Troy –Achaeans— Odysseus Epic poetry as the first "history" of the Greeks Fall of Troy and Odysseus’ wanderings The Trojan Horse on an ancient Greek vase
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Achilles’ wrath and his “prize” The Heroic Ideal: “prove yourself worthy of the honor (or glory, fame, etc.) Aret ē, tim ē, kleos: Central concepts in the Greek value system Achilles confronts Hector
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“Did the Trojan War really happen?” Beliefs of the ancients (including some “rationalists”) Skepticism for many centuries Achilles’ savage revenge
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Heinrich Schliemann: Excavator of Hissarlik/Troy (1868) Businessman, romantic, adventurer, amateur archaeologist AND a big self-promoter! Textual clues to Troy’s location Hissarlik viewed from the coastal plain Heinrich Schliemann
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Discoveries: "Priam's Treasure;" Bronze Age Troy Schliemann’s enthusiasm and errors of judgment
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course HIST 1001 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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