Lecture 10 - Lecture 10 10/07/08 Homer never talks about...

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Lecture 10 10/07/08 Homer never talks about Odysseus’s death. According to “Telegony” Odysseus is killed in battle by Telegonus, his son by Circe W D – c 5n W (who doesn’t know he kills his father). Homer treats Odysseus differently than other epics. Other Epics The battle between Ajax and Achilles is more emphasized in other epics than it is in Homeric epics Latin literary treatments of Odysseus are generally more negative than Greek ones. Greek Epic cycles mostly fall into Thebon (Thebes e (e Boeotia ) )) and Trojan cycles (stories oriented e within similar storylines) . Post-cyclic Greek epics can be divided into two main categories: Mythic epics and historical (panegyrical) epics. Ex: Mythic epic—Ovid; Historical epic—Ennius. Annals. Hexameter becomes the meter of epics in Latin following the Greek tradition. The Aeneid is different from other Latin epics primarily because Virgil integrated both mythological and historical materials into this work. Ancient Roman History
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Lecture 10 - Lecture 10 10/07/08 Homer never talks about...

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