Lecture Notes - The Shadow of Greek Myth

Lecture Notes - The Shadow of Greek Myth - Making of the...

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Making of the Modern World 1: Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization Professor Scott L. Vandehey Fall 2008, Track D “The Shadow of Greek Myth” Nov. 24 th , 2008 Overview of the day 0. Ending The Iliad 1. Greek Gods 0. Gods in the Iliad 1. Gods as plot devices 2. Gods as metaphors 3. Gods and social organization The Iliad , part 2 0. The Greeks are losing the battle 1. Greek warriors convince Agamemnon to apologize to Achilles and restore his honor 2. Achilles will not accept Agamemnon’s offers of apology 3. Greeks losing badly, and driven back to their ships 4. Patroclus puts on Achilles’ armor 5. P. drives back Trojans and takes on Hector 6. Hector kills Patroclus The Iliad , part 3 2. Greeks and Trojans battle over Patroclus’ body 3. Achilles learns of P’s death and is furious 4. Achilles shows self and spurs Greeks to reclaim P’s body 5. Gods make new set of armor for Achilles 7. Achilles goes to Agamemnon 0. Achilles does not apologize / Agamemnon does not apologize
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