Comp Lit 04.09.09 - Comparative Literature 04/09/09 Books...

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Comparative Literature 04/09/09 Books 5/6 Iliad Mortals and Immortals 1. Book 5 as a battle book a. 1-4 is a unit--presents Greek leaders and the quarrel b. 5-8 general fighting is developed (more battle books). c. Book 5 as Aristeia of Diomedes--even or moment when warrior displays his peak/best point as a warrior; when he gains his time’. 2. Words/concepts a. Athanatoi--immortal ones. Stresses the importance of death as the divide between gods and humans. 3. Death a. Wrath of Achilles connected to his idea of immortality i. Loss of Briseis 1. loss of geras (and subsequently Achilles’ time’) 2. As though looking at his life post-mortem--constantly thinks about what others will say about him 3. Looking at life from point of view of eternity. 4. Time’--what compensates for his short life; what will secure him immortality as being part of collective memory. ii. Loss of Patrokles 1. Achilles’ substitute dies in battlefield 2. Enactment of Achilles’ death (begins the casual chain that brings
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2009 for the course COMP LIT 211-0 taught by Professor Hopman during the Spring '09 term at Northwestern.

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Comp Lit 04.09.09 - Comparative Literature 04/09/09 Books...

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