Lecture 02 - The muse that is evoked is the muse of memory...

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The muse that is evoked is the muse of memory The orator is understood to be asking for help for her memory (1200 lines) The man onf many ways, poliutropos, many terms. A trope is a way of turning words so they have many meanings. Odysseus could turn in battle to make himself thin so the arrows would miss him (iliad). He could turn language which helps him get home (odyssey). The opposition of the many and the one is presented on line 13 Many islands, and the one island of ithaka Odysseus is seen through the eyes of the proteus people. The poem is filled with a metaphysical contrast between the one and the many. After the invocation of the muse, the poem blames the companions, not odysseus. The companions couldn’t control their appetite (line 8). Odysseus is a man of restraint. Meneleas and Agamemnon. Agamemnon was the general of the troops against troy. He was killed by his wife’s lover. Meneleas had a cleverer homecoming. The story is about coming home. The story is about the word nostos, leading to nostalgia. The move of the
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course VIC 201 taught by Professor Julianpatrick during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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Lecture 02 - The muse that is evoked is the muse of memory...

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