Lecture 9 - Lecture 9 10/1/09 p.102 Priam vs. Achilles...

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Lecture 9 10/1/09 p.102 Priam vs. Achilles Achilles is eating (feast), Homeric (epic) simile – comparison of two things; long, stylized descriptions. Awesome….” The use of irony. Priam – “Revere the gods; remember your father”. p.103 “Those words stirred within Achilles a deep desire to grieve for his own father. Taking Priam’s hand he gently moved him back.”Achilles’ contemplation of his own mortality, i.e. he might never see his father again. p. 104 Achilles responds “No more, old man, don’t tempt my wrath, not now! My own mind’s made up to give you back your son.” The two break bread together. A proper burial of Hector’s body followed. Andromache sees Hector’s body “the women wailed in answer”, everything is assembled to respect Hector. Time span: Iliad more compact (focus on events in forty days final year of Trojan War); Odyssey more copious (elaborate two-decade series of events). Are Iliad and Odyssey written by the same author? Separatists’ argument:
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Lecture 9 - Lecture 9 10/1/09 p.102 Priam vs. Achilles...

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