Hum Lecture- Feb 8, 2008

Hum Lecture- Feb 8, 2008 - Feb 8, 2008 Odyssey poetry of...

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Feb 8, 2008 Odyssey poetry of pleasure and grief Introduction 1. Epic Storytelling in the Odyssey Components are Poet – Audience – Characters - Multiplied within the Odyssey - Relationship between homer, audience, and characters. Poetry between Pleasure and Grief - Suspended between these two mental states Story telling and Reciprocity - Relationship between poet and audience in story is that of homer and his audience - Operate between situation of exchange Singing and Reciprocity 1. Odysseus and Demodocus: Od. 8.532-54 Swapping sustenance for Fame Price Odysseus pays is not very high compared to gain of his own prestige and fame Poets improve ones fame 2. Odysseus and Phemius: Od. 22.362-68 Swapping life (& Sustenance) for Song - Phemius begs Odysseus for his life. - Heroes owe their fame to poets Homer’s self-reflection 3. Odysseus as Storyteller - Master Alcinous’s Appeal (Od. 11.383-88) - The king said he’d give gifts to Phaecians if Odysseus told them
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HUMANITIES 2 taught by Professor Edwards during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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Hum Lecture- Feb 8, 2008 - Feb 8, 2008 Odyssey poetry of...

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