What is a Hero - What is a Hero? Contemporary meaning is...

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What is a Hero? Contemporary meaning is NOT the same as that of the Greeks Lliad Some ideas that need to be tackled first -the world at was Two levels of action: gods and mortals -Achilles mortality Double-Determinism: u are given you “lot” -Heroic code Ex:Sarpedon and Glaucus -One episode of the myth The wrath of Achilles and the death of hector Prelude to War (Cypria) -marriage of Peleus and Thetis: strife -Judgment of Paris -Abduction of Helen The Gathering of the Greeks (Cypria) -Odysseus feigned insanity, unmasked by palamedes -Achilles on the island of Scyros -Mysian Misadventure (Telephos) -Sacrifice of Iphigeneia at Aulis The war itself: -Odysseus vengeance against Palademes -The wrath of Achilles and death of Hector (lliad) -The death of Penthesilea and Memnon -The killing of Achilles by Apollo and Paris -The judgment of Achilles Arms and Ajax suicide -The Trojan Horse and the Fall of Troy
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Iliad: Ideas to keep in mind -Heroic code Sarpedon: “Let us go on and win glory for ourselves, or give it to others.” (12.327)
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course CC 303 taught by Professor Perlman during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.

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