1-28-08 - 28/01/2008 13:04:00 Interviews with the Dead...

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28/01/2008 13:04:00 Interviews with the Dead • Personal or plot related- Elpenor, T(e)iresias, Antikleia Antikleia is the mother of Odysseus • Dead brides, mainly Theban and fatal • Achaean heroes of the Trojan war- Agamemnon, Achilles,  Aias/Ajax • Famous criminals-Tantalus, Sisyphus, Tityos Tantalus got in trouble for food Tityos tried to rape a goddess Sisyphus is a famous theif • Famous heroes-Minos, Herakles or Hercules, Orion Minos is the King of Crete Homeric Afterlife • Epic of Gilgamesh (Sumerian)-King of Uruk sails to Underworld after  death of his companion Enkidu and talks with the seer Utnapishtim • Chthonic sacrifice- dark animal, pit, averted head • Persephone-sends forth the dead
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• Achilles- Rejection of  kleos , but very interested in his son  Neoptolemos rather be a slave then the king of the dead
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2009 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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