Hum Lecture- Feb 27, 2008

Hum Lecture- Feb 27, 2008 - Feb 27, 2008 Athenian Slavery...

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Feb 27, 2008 Athenian Slavery Odysseus and His Slaves Eumaeus (faithful slave) and Philoetius 1. Od. 14.44-47 Fagles 2. Odysseus meets his household slave, Eumaeus, first when he returns home. Odysseus lives in Eumaeus’s mind for all these years 3. Phileotius, cattle keeper, also expresses sadness for his master, because he loves his master Telemachus. 4. The Neglect of Laertes: Odyssesus pretends to see his father as a salve. The master has obligation to the slave if the slave has been good. Reciprocity -Idea: deep loyalty on household slave in return he receives food and shelter from the master Deterrence of Disloyalty 1. Idealize portrait: homer doesn’t hesitate to inform the audience about the strong punishment for slaves 2. Od. 22.502-4 Fagles Psychological Bonds 1. Odysseus’s Cretan lie talks about people who try to slave him and how he escaped. 2. Due to mechanism of enslavement that isn’t from chains and punishment. 3.
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Hum Lecture- Feb 27, 2008 - Feb 27, 2008 Athenian Slavery...

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