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29/10/2009 14:33:00 Eschatology – study of life after death  - sources are fairly limited and biased Homer’s Odyssey was the only source about Greeks for 400 years,  - no two Greeks share same idea about afterlife - some believed in the idea of a world after death – Hades - Homer tells us dark and windy, people forced to live the last anxious moment of  their lives Ajax felt Tantalus - bad and good men receive same treatment after life however there is a special  place where people who have offended Gods are subjugated to Tantalus fed sons to Gods, suffered hunger and thirst for eternity, surrounded my  garden of food/water but the trees would retract every time he tried to eat branches  retracted Elysian fields – special place for people related to Gods, not windy, everything  else same - equal misery for all but in the 6
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course ENGL ENGL110 taught by Professor Tracyware during the Spring '10 term at Queens University.

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