Hum lecture feb 1, 2008

Hum lecture feb 1, 2008 - Feb 1, 2008 Introduction 1)...

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Feb 1, 2008 Introduction 1) Homeric Society Not steeply Hierarchized “Kings” and “People/commoners” distinction between nobility, but not so separate women are not autonomous of male authority, they bring in the dowry and have a say in the marriage, and they bring in own family prestige Homer doesn’t show us the life of the common people 2) The Polis Controls the immediate surrounding farm and raising ground and inhabited around by the people who tend the land around the area 3) Trade Luxury: Linen, Salves and metals Homer’s settlement doesn’t rely on trade because they are economically self-sufficient A Career in Politics: Od. 14.220-407 (Fagles) 1) “Cretan” Lie to Eumaeus Odysseus visits Eumaeus at his hog farm and tells a lie to keep undercover. He tells a series of these lies. Cretan lies. He was from the island of “Cretan” because that place was famous for liars. 2)
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