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Unformatted text preview: The heroic narrative pattern. Themes in the legend of Gilgamesh (education of the king; nature/culture; quest for immortality. ..). Themes in the legend of Heracles (split character; cosmogonic battles; encounter with Death; enforcement/violation of xenia ; apotheosis ...). Themes in the legend of Perseus (folktale/fairytale concerns; protective/threatening mother. ..). Basic plot of Trojan War legend. Basic plot of Odyssey legend. Conflicting types of hero (Achilles/Odysseus) and heroic narratives (legend/folktale). Political influence on the legend of Theseus....
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