Mythology 11 - Mythology Lecture 11 o Odysseus rebuilds...

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Mythology Lecture 11 o Odysseus rebuilds himself after a long isolation in Calypso’s island (the craft, one on one interaction with Nausicaa, larger interaction with Phaekians/society). o He finally discloses his name to them. o Xenos and kleos . o From comparative mythology we can tell that those tells that O tells of his travels can be paralleled to other ancient stories (i.e. little man defeats giant). o Folklore : not tied to significant individual or place. o Apologoi: (story tell of Odysseus travels/events) o Cyclopes, Laistyrgones, and Circe, Sirens, Kalypso. o 3 types of dangers (ask Matt) o Sirens and Circe: voices enchant the crew. o The poem encourages us to compare the different dangers (i.e. Odysseus encourages the men telling them that if they could take on Cyclops they should worry much about Scylla, etc.) o Underworld is the structural center of the Apologo. o Cyclopes manifest everything that is not human. o Each man cares for his own family, no laws, live in isolation with out care for the others. o Also, absence of economy. No ships, no trade—realize: the poem was written when Greeks very much trading, economy booming, etc. o
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