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Lecture Notes - Lit in Time Tut 1

Lecture Notes - Lit in Time Tut 1 - Homers Odyssey 13:56:00...

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Homer’s Odyssey: 10/10/2010 13:56:00 Set in Mycenaean Greece – C12th – more glorious and sublime age. Written in a high style – two epics strive to evoke the pristine age. Comic and surreal at times – perhaps this is Homer writing at a later time in his life? Shows less interest in struggles at arms and was more receptive to a storyline which focuses on the struggles of a single man. Ionic dialect of Ancient Greek – more appropriate for the grand scope of his work. (You’re dealing with a translation) Homer’s epics are panhellenic (encompassing all of Greece in spirit and use forms from several other dialects suggesting he suited his poems to the dialect that would be complement his ideas.) 3 rd person narrator – omniscient. Offers insight into the thoughts and feelings of minor characters, Gods and mortals. Odysseus narrates Books 9-12 – 1
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