Lecture 6 - Lecture 6 02/19/2008 Book 9 / p.74-6 Odysseus e...

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Lecture 6 02/19/2008 Book 9 / p.74-6 Odysseus e ( L L 7 w o E F , , ) – a great tactician: flattery Focus on Achilles’ rage Feasting (focus on food, eating) Epic warrior code Mortality p.70-5, 82-3 p.73 Achilles’ blunt comment on Odysseus— “I hate that man like the very Gates of Death who says one thing but hides another in his heart.” This statement indicates Achilles’ personality is sharply different from Odysseus’. Banquet, breaking the bread together is an important indication e of friendship. p.74 “There lies my wealth, hoards e of it, all I left behind when I sailed to Troy on this, this insane e voyage e —and still more hoards from here: gold, ruddy bronze, women sashed and lovely, and bleaming gray iron, and I will haul e it home, all I won as plunder e . All but my prize of honor .” p.76 “Mother tells me, the immortal e goddess Thetis e (e Nereus e )with her glistening e feet, that two fates bear me on to the day of death. If I hold out here and I lay siege e to Troy, my journey home is gone, but my glory a never dies .” Achilles’ awareness of his consciousness of warrior code—a decision to be made: staying home or
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Lecture 6 - Lecture 6 02/19/2008 Book 9 / p.74-6 Odysseus e...

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