Lecture 12 - Lecture 12 10/16/08 Prologue e is different...

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Lecture 12 10/16/08 Prologue e is different from The Iliad. Intertextuality – numerous references to The Iliad and The Odyssey in The Aeneid . 12 books. Aeneas’s travels remind us of Odysseus’s travels. The patriotic n theme and the elegiac n theme. Topos (Greek word for place)—in secondary epics, the change of geographical position (discordance e from higher position to lower and rise to a higher position again) is very common. “Down over the city and facing towers. . . . He looked up at the roofs . . .” Digression e – story that strays off from the plot Motif of tears Aeneas bursts into tears at many more things than Achilles did (not only death of a friend but also art images) Ambivalence A – Aeneas is always divided, he can’t fully be with Dido , 7 “ , , . “Stranger”, “wanderer” – references to Odysseus Irony Book II Death of Priam A – not shown in The Iliad , broader treatment of material. A grim e description of his death at the altar e => Elicitation e of sympathy for the victim. p. 649-650 description of Hector; Hecuba’s (Priam’s wife) speech directed to her husband, Priam.
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Lecture 12 - Lecture 12 10/16/08 Prologue e is different...

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