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Unformatted text preview: Great Books 9/16 13:10 Iliad divided into 3 great movements: 1-9, 10-18, 19-end Book 10 is interlude between first and second movements. Theme of horses Dolon a lesser man, unworthy of heroic status, desires beyond his station and wants the immortal horses of Achilles. Theme of danger of crossing no-mans land at night Dolon meets Diomedes and Odysseus and they capture him and interrogate him (Achilles mercy in contrast with D & O and Agamemnon) as Dolon supplicates to Diomedes, Odysseus kills Dolon. Theme of ransom Dolon offers them ransom to save his life, it doesnt work obviously. Sign which follows the plot Dolons marten-skin cap, focus for plot movement (kind of substitute for Dolon, makes it more tolerable when he dies) its a point for our eyes to follow. They kill them and take off his cap, theyre gonna dedicate it to Athena. They hang it temporarily on a tamarisk bush, and they pick it up later after taking someones horses, then they dedicate it to Athena. Sarpedon believes that because he is mortal, than hell risk his life for material goods. o Heroic code since were gonna die, lets die with honor....
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- The Iliad, Achilles, Paris, Athena, Diomedes, Nestor, Odysseus, Book 1, Book 9