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What to look for when you read Homer’s Odyssey • names of major characters • outline the events of each book TIP: track the epic scene by scene, because Homer organizes his narrative building blocks around location. Friday, September 25, 2009
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As you read Oedipus the King for Monday, ask: • how does the story unfold? That is, what are the characters up to? • what does the audience not know when the play begins? • how does it affect you to know ahead of time what Oedipus finds out only slowly? Friday, September 25, 2009
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Why “Classical ? Why “Mythology ? Friday, September 25, 2009
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Classical: Ancient Greeks and Romans 900 B.C. to 300 A.D. (roughly) Friday, September 25, 2009
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Greeks first, then Romans Friday, September 25, 2009
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Why “Mythology ? Friday, September 25, 2009
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• --history • --revealed religious truth • --literature • --legend • --folktale • --fable
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