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Unformatted text preview: Homer ~725 BCE? Language Divergent opinions on the nature of Homeric poetry- Author or tradition of weaving?- Stitcher of previous stories or innovator? - Or both? Divergent versions The Introduction: Book 1 Who speaks? What does the poet ask for? (what does the poet think he is going to get?)- What differences are there between the poet and the Muse's versions of the Odyssey? Term Xenia - Xenos: means 'friend' and 'stranger'- Drives much of the action in the first three books, important in the whole of the Odyssey- The appropriate relationship and responsibilities between host and guest in a social situation (as it pertains to old friends or strangers)- Examples: Telemachus at Nestor's (3.76) Athena/Mentes at Telemachus' (1.135) - A bad example The suitors at Telemachus' (a bad example) Olympus: Book 1 The Muse's narrative strategy at the beginning- Reveal little by little: Odysseus, Calypso, Poseidon, Aegisthus Zeus on Aegisthus (1.38)Zeus on Aegisthus (1....
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course CLASSICS 101 taught by Professor Benjaminmcclosky during the Spring '11 term at Ohio State.

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3-30-11 - Homer ~725 BCE? Language Divergent opinions on...

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