Lecture 7 - Lecture 7: Odyssey 2/21/08 Time span e : Iliad...

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Lecture 7: Odyssey 2/21/08 Time span e : Iliad more compact e (focus on events in four days of the 10 th and final year of Trojan War); Odyssey more copious e (elaborate e 2-decade events) Are Iliad and Odyssey written by the same author? Separatists R ’ ’ argument— different styles (see the above comparison) , Homer is just a place holder Same-author argument— Consistency e and continuity (Consistent characterization of Odysseus. Both consist of 24 books.). Mimesis. Difference in Invocation e s: Achilles is described in terms of what he does, a hero of action. Odysseus is shown in terms of what he fails to do (loses his crew). Contrast styles: Iliad: Known world Linear storyline Compact 40-day story. The passage of time is not obvious. Predictable e Achilles and happenings Barely any feast e scene. Much less social content. Balance of justice. Divine power is comparatively e more intelligible e . Rationality e
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Lecture 7 - Lecture 7: Odyssey 2/21/08 Time span e : Iliad...

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