21_1 Odysseus - Chapter Twenty-One Lecture One The Return...

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Chapter Twenty-One Lecture One The Return of Odysseus
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The Return of Odysseus More folktale patterns than the Iliad Ends happily, hence it was compared with comedy, not tragedy (as was the Iliad )
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An Overview of Odysseus's Life Not in the text, but perhaps useful to set the context
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Overview of Odysseus's Life The Odyssey begins in the 20th year after the beginning of the war The first half of the epic is embedded memories; songs within songs The great adventures of the Odyssey are memories
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Overview of Odysseus's Life Laertes, king of Ithaca and son of Autolycus, marries Anticleia Their household slave is Eurycleia Son, Odysseus Odysseus has a dog, Argus and a special hunting bow
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Overview of Odysseus's Life Odysseus marries Penelope, daughter of the Spartan King Icarius Builds a bed build around a tree Odysseus joins the expedition after their son Telemachus is born His advice to Penelope: “If I don’t return, remarry when Telemachus comes of age.”
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21_1 Odysseus - Chapter Twenty-One Lecture One The Return...

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