CLST 101 - 1.3 - CLST101 09:47:00 AchillesShield angryb/...

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CLST 101 07/10/2009 09:47:00 Achilles’ Shield - two Polites inscribed on face of shield - angry b/c someone took his power so he fights against the Greek people - refuses to behave as part of a community - he goes back into community and receives shield that only he is meant to  understand - Ikphiasis – object that helps us understand character On actual shield: - Polis is core of community(located in the middle) - two cities: peace and war two roads Achilles can take - telling Achilles to come into terms with anger and gain respect of community vs.  not Hero, self-destruction, end of Greeks(future of Greek society depicted on shield) Achilles eventually learns to deal with his anger by becoming part of community  and confiding in the city people Archaic Polis - Eleutheria – freedom meant the right of the Polis to regulate itself in becoming a politically self-
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CLST 101 - 1.3 - CLST101 09:47:00 AchillesShield angryb/...

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