Lecture 7 - Lecture 7 9/22/09 Epithets-very common Hector...

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Lecture 7 9/22/09 Epithets-very common Hector p.65 he uses very elaborate language, the enactment of a certain ceremony. Destiny or fate : There is no question in Andromache’s mind that Hector is going to die, it’s pre- determined. Hector acknowledges this “no man shall hurl me to Hades unless it is fated. Warrior code - p. 67 Father and son scene “Then his beloved father laughed out, and his honored mother, and at once glorious Hector lifted from his head the helmet and laid it in all its shining upon the ground.” His son doesn’t recognize him and sees him as a glorious warrior going off to battle. Hector took off his helmet for his son, which shows that he plays a role of a warrior and a father Hector is concerned about what his father will think of him Oikos : Domestic values, values of the heart Polis : The world outside, public space Andromache's says to Hector: p.66 “Hector, thus you are father to me, and my honored mother” Hector is everything to her, she tries to tell him not to fight on p.65, Achilles killed her father and brothers. oikos
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Lecture 7 - Lecture 7 9/22/09 Epithets-very common Hector...

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