Hum Lecture-Feb 6, 2008

Hum Lecture-Feb 6, 2008 - Feb. 6, 2008 Odysseus, Hero of...

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Feb. 6, 2008 Odysseus, Hero of Deceit CLAIM: Odysseus is a liar and a cheat Hero of the Ambush 1. Achilles accused Agamemnon for being coward 2. Dog was a figure of shame 3. Il. 225-228 Spear Fight: mass heavily armed formation into battle -To be successful one must rely on speed, strength, courage. -Retreat is always a possibility -Must posses confidence in his personal strength a skillful Ambush: other half of Achilles opposition -To be successful one must rely on cunning and dissimulation -Make landscape appear safe even when it’s dangerous -Requires advance planning and foresee the victim’s choices -Don’t offer them a route of escape -Physiological stress and discomfort are the two that affect the one ambushing. -A weaker man can destroy a strong foe Odysseus and the Ambush -Master of the Ambush -He contrives, calculates and is able to anticipate his adversary’s first move -Master of self-control 4. Epithets of Odysseus Epithets: Descriptive adjectives used to describe characters in the book,
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Hum Lecture-Feb 6, 2008 - Feb. 6, 2008 Odysseus, Hero of...

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