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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 9 10/2/08 Land of Death (book 11) : Encounter with Tiresias[e ]A (A Thebes A 5 ) Odysseus goes there to ask for advice on how to appease e Poseidon e and to find the way home. A ceremony has to take place. p. 155 Tiresias’ prophecy e and suggestion e — “But even so and still you might come back, after much suffering, if you can contain your own desire, and contain your companions e ’…” epithet: “ Glorious l Odysseus” p. 156 Odyssey’s fate a “The, if you keep your mind on homecoming, and leave these unharmed A , you might all make you way to Ithaka, after much suffering.” “But after you have killed these suitors e in your own palace… then you must take up your well-shaped oar and go on a journey…” – Involved e , complicated and counterintuitive A . Going for a ritual e to a place that is as far from Poseidon’s realm e as possible. Encounter e with his mother p. 157 Penelope’s loyalty a “So I spoke, and my queenly mother answered me quickly: ‘All too much with enduring e heart she does...
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- Spring '08
- The Odyssey