Lecture 5, 6, 7 the Epic and the Iliad

Lecture 5, 6, 7 the Epic and the Iliad - Lecture 5, 6, 7:...

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Lecture 5, 6, 7: Warrior Society and the Iliad Terms: kleos : immortal glory or fame which comes from rhapsode singing about you. Can only be gained through acts of death. tīmē : the concept of honor, shown primarily through receiving gifts rhapsode: a person trained in the art of singing/reciting poetry. He transmitted the cultural values and history of people. prize of honor: Ilium I. Importance of The Iliad (and The Odyssey ) A. Primary teaching aids for Greek boys B. Most influential works of literature in western civilization besides the Bible C. It is more than a narrative on war. It raises questions on what it is to be human. D. It may be first anti-war literary work II. Trojan War: Background Info to the Iliad A. Paris kidnaps Helen from Menelaus (her husband), takes her to Troy. B. Agamemnon leads Greek forces to Troy C. The war lasts ten years D. Achilles, Patroclus and Hector, Paris are killed E. Greeks finally win through trickery of Trojan horse. F.
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course HUMN 130 taught by Professor Graham during the Fall '08 term at Central Piedmont Community College.

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