Lecture 27 � The Fall Of Troy

Lecture 27 � The Fall Of Troy - Lecture 27 The Fall...

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Lecture 27 – The Fall Of Troy - Problem of who gets Achilles’ armor - Turns into competition between Ajax and Odysseus o Called “The Judgment of Arms” o Decided that it will be a vote o Odysseus wins because he cheats and fixes the votes - At this point in the story, Odysseus emerges more prominently in the Trojan War story - Ajax is humiliated, and wants to kill every Greek general who voted against him because he thinks it’s the only way to get people to stop talking bad about him o He wakes up with dead sheep around him; Athena made him hallucinate and kill sheep instead of generals, and all generals are standing around him when he wakes up (worst possible humiliation) - The Judgment of Arms ends with Ajax committing suicide - This marks a turning point; the war is almost over, the warrior code of honor collapses. - Polemos – war, since the beginning to the sacking of Troy. After Polemos ends, it changes to Nostoi – homecomings - It changes from stories of war to stories of coming home - Splits into a bunch of different stories, but we look at Odysseus - He knows the 3 things needed: bow of Heracles, statue of Athena in Troy, and Neoptolemus - Philoctetes has the bow of Heracles, but back when he was sailing with the Greeks, a snake bit him. The smell was so bad that the Greeks dropped him at
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course CLCS 335 taught by Professor Keithdickson during the Fall '08 term at Purdue.

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Lecture 27 � The Fall Of Troy - Lecture 27 The Fall...

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