October 27 Heroines and Theban Cycle

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Heroines and the Theban Cycle Iliad Iphgnenia Kalchas Without doubt. His only position is to see- he knows gods will. He is still a seer but he does not know all the gods wills. He is a bastard. Odysseus Clever hero, cunning, here h has a more prominent role- a hero He is an even bigger bastard than K. He was a demagogue- something the Greeks were tired of He cleverly stirs up the populus bc he wants power and they do what he wants. He leads the people not for their own good but for the sake of leading them. Athens was destroyed after being convinced to go to Thessaly by a demagogue who had no problem. He is really not involved in the play- but Euipedes brings him in because he is known for his cleverness throughout myth. Agamemnon Merciless, stubborn, proud, strong-willed to get what he wants- even if it means losing his best fighter (Achilles), Aga Wish-washy, not stubborn, he changes his mind at the beginning bc hes affectionate.
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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