Lecture 13 - Lecture 13 10/23/08 *Go to Blackboard. Click...

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Lecture 13 10/23/08 ***Go to Blackboard. Click in Course Document and find Artstor directions file. You will find images mentioned in class. Achilles, Odysseus and Aeneas represent three traditional archetypes e of epic heroism. Primary epic heroes— Achilles is single-minded e . Epic heroism is tragic . (The hero is destined to die.) Odysseus, on the other hand, is a resourceful . hero. Multiplicity e vs. Achilles’ single- mindedness. Secondary epic hero— Aeneas fights for his nation. Virgil’s irony is rarely seen in Homeric epics. Homer is the touchstone e to understand Western tradition of heroism. Epic warrior codes, national patriotism e and other traits e of Homeric influence can be found in various Western arts. The term “epic” in modern days usually refers to the narrative, grand scale or significance. Nevertheless, “epic” is originated from Homeric epics. Epics are mostly in
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Lecture 13 - Lecture 13 10/23/08 *Go to Blackboard. Click...

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