HUM 2 Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 April 6, 2010 Today pick up...

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Lecture 3 April 6, 2010 Today pick up first essay prompt as we leave (Pardon my really bad Greek spelling) I. Aeneid a. Virgil was told by Augustus to write to justify his social reform b. Pictures on webct are Verism – intense reality c. Greeks and Romans asked to portray them as old people, rather than young people II. Book II a. At the end of book I, it is compared to the Odyssey, which is the same stage, which is the telling of a story, the collapse of Troy b. Introduced to another of big images, to signal meaning in the story: Snakes i. The snake was an image of deception ii. The verb “slide” and “glide” which is meant to mean the snake iii. Line 20, the years “glide by” in the siege of troy iv. Sinus is the Greek who is doubly deceptive 1. A false refugee who was left behind and escaped death, because Greeks have left to hide 2. He tells a false story v. The snakes kill the priest who has been warning vi. The army moves like a snake into the city vii. Ulysses glides down the rope of the horse in 362, specifically it describes a snake slithering down a tree viii.When the Greeks have exited the horse, in 372, when rest which is a snake lulls people into inattention, and eventually to death ix. 512, Aeneas is a snake who has been stepped on and rises up against the Greeks x. Pyrrhus, son of Achilles bursts into palace and kills Priam, 630, is a snake in the palace c. Image of the hunt i. Laucoom is a hunter, and tells them to not let horse into a city, and throws a spear at the horse, but is ineffective ii. The snakes kill the hunter, making him a sacrifice to the vitory of the Greeks, hiding in the citadel d. Troy is the size of Revelle plaza, 6 or 7 acres at the most, but there is big legend behind it, since the 7 th century BCE e. Fire returns i. Trojans burn the horses ii. The passion and burning interferes with the reason and good judgment iii. 843, the city after the battle is settling into its embers iv. The entire city collapse slowly into the embers into destruction v. During the fight, when Aeneas is flailing in hopes of doing something, he is lost in burning passion to destroy vi. He sees the fire lights up Helen, he burns the killer, and his soul 791, is described on fire vii. Chaos and out of control is modeled by flames viii.At the end of the book, the flame is a sign, flame of a crown over Eulis, son of Aeneas, telling them to get out ix. The omen is seen as an indication to get out, and shooting star glides like a snake f. Introduced to principals of leadership i. Aeneas is a leader of a lost cause
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ii. Being a leader in a technical sense, but he can’t bring his project to a positive end iii. The laws of Priam, king is center of city, ruler is identifier of a people, and without leader, there is nothing iv. Romans have a community and citizenship, not determined by leader v. You were identified by ruler in the past, city was killed when ruler is killed vi. City without a ruler is like a horse without a head vii. With Helen, Aeneas wants to kill her, and Venus appears and tells him he has more
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course HUMANITIES Hum 2 taught by Professor Caciola during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

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