GYT_HomOL - implications of the model The Iliad The Wrath...

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Significance of Greek Epic Poetry: earliest extensive narratives in a European language Greek identity (Panhellenism) primary source documents influence Early Greek Epic Poetry (Marks) significance Historical Contexts for Greek Epic the Trojan War Early Iron Age (EIA) / Dark Ages (1100-800 BCE) Greek Renaissance (800-700 BCE) Orientalizing Period (700-600) Archaic Period (600-480) Classical Period (480-338) Hellenistic Period (338-146) The Parry-Lord Model of Oral Composition-in-Performance methods: statistical, comparative underlying structure of epic: meter, dactylic hexameter, formulas performance & training of singers (Slavic guslari
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Unformatted text preview: ) implications of the model The Iliad : The Wrath of Achilles mythological background: wedding of Peleus & Thetis, Judgment of Paris; assembly of Greek beginning of the Iliad the Muse quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon role of the gods overall structure Bks 1-4 withdrawal of Achilles to first battle scene Bks 5-8 indecisive fighting > Zeus bans divine participation Bks 9-12 embassy to Achilles; Trojans reach the ships Bks 13-15 Greeks rally (Hera seduces Zeus) Bks 16-19 death of Patroklos leads to return of Achilles Bks 20-22 Achilles fights until he kills Hektor Bks 23-24 funerals of Patroklos and Hektor the withdrawal-devastation-return pattern...
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