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Lecture 12 10/11/11 Odyssey: Nastoi Athena disguises herself as a man, and tells Odysseus about how he has returned back home, Odysseus is wearing a mask because he fears that she is Athena in disguise. Masks: Fool, Rogue and Clown are evident in the encounter with Athena. Athena talks to Odysseus in a kind of playful way, she tells him that she has been helping him all along. He gives up his identity once again and dresses like a beggar in order to get back home. Reunion Scene “Now from his breast into his eyes the ache of longing mounted, and he wept at last, his dear wife, clear and faithful , in his arms, longed for as the sun warmed earth is longed for by a swimmer spent in rough water where his ships went down under Poseidon’s blows, gale winds and tons of sea.” The last part actually happened to Odysseus reminding us that Penelope is what he longed for the whole time. “My strange one…” stranger/strange, is a repetitive motive in The Odyssey . He started out as “nobody” and ends up in his home where he is known to everyone. The idea of Odysseus has grown over time, he has also gotten bigger, but his bathing is a ceremonial process in the recognition, the restoration of oikos. Homer never talks about Odysseus’s death. According to “Telegony” Odysseus is killed in battle by Telegonus, his son by Circe (who doesn’t know he kills his father). Homer treats Odysseus differently than other epics. Other Epics The battle between Ajax and Achilles is more emphasized in other epics than it is in Homeric epics Latin literary treatments of Odysseus are generally more negative than Greek ones. Ancient Roman History 1. Origins Founding of Rome 753 B.C. (conventional date) 2. Republic Founding of Republic 509 B.C. (according to Varro) 3. Empire First Triumvirate- Caesar, Pompey and Crassus Defeat of Pompeii by Caesar (49 B.C.) Second Triumvirate – Caesar, Octavian, Mark Antony Octavian’s victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium (31 B.C.) Octavian assumes title of Augustus Caesar (no later than 27 B.C.) 4. Christianity and the Empire Constantine Founding of Constantinople (330 A.D.) Beginning of Medieval period 5. Eastern vs. Western Empires Late Empire
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course EUR 101 taught by Professor Westphalen during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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