P9_S&C_Homer_Iliad

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/14/11 Homer Iliad
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6/14/11 Homeric Society Anthropological profile: Ranked society, chiefdom: differential in access to or control over resources.
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6/14/11 Homeric Society “Homeric society conforms both in general and in detail to the anthropological model of the semi- egalitarian ranked society.” (Donlan 323) Homeric society: artificial/anachronistic amalgam but sociologically/anthropologically convincing (Finley).
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6/14/11 Homeric Society a real one? Kurt Raaflaub thinks that “the epics are grounded in the time of their creation and reflect the outlook, ideology and culture of this period”. While the epics maintain a high degree of consistency in the representation of social values, political norms and structures,
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6/14/11 Anachronisms Some of the most notable anachronisms include objects that may still have been present in Homer’s time and on display as heirlooms of a bygone era, such as bronze weapons, the famous boar’s tusk helmet, and war chariots.
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6/14/11 Boar’s Tusk Helmet
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6/14/11 Dendra Armor (Bronze)
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6/14/11 Ivory Head of Man Wearing Boar’s Tusk Helmet
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6/14/11 Misunderstanding of Aspects of Mycenaean Misunderstanding of chariot warfare In Homers time all weapons made of iron. Mycenaeans for much of their history fought with bronze weapons. Shield shape and size.
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6/14/11 Mycenaean Shields Homer is evidently conflating several shield designs (the small round hoplite shield with the large, oblong, Mycenaean tower shield) with awkward results. His aim here may be to emphasize and exaggerate the incredible strength of the heroes, far in
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6/14/11 Mycenaean Tower Shield
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6/14/11 Greek Hoplite Shield ( Hoplon
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6/14/11 Homeric Honor Most of the booty including these special prizes was captured by Achilles and in a number of raids that he led. It is obviously the case that Agamemnon is not as active at this point as the commander of the expedition and has not been overly successful in
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6/14/11 Honor The formula for the acquisition of honor seems to revolve around continuous displays of valor on the battlefield, the conquest, destruction of the enemy (males only) and the capture of booty (including females) which were subject to distribution.
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A Zero Sum Society It has been characterized as a zero- sum society (Gouldner). Honor is obtained only at the expense of others. Consequently the level of honor one
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