5-27-11 - Books Five and Six Zacynthos In and Out of...

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Unformatted text preview: Books Five and Six Zacynthos In and Out of Narration Calasiris' story...interrupted − Cnemon's adventures in the nighttime, and his subsequent horror The narrator is too impatient (or too kind?) to leave us in suspense about who is in the bedroom (113) Nausicles—proud of his triumph (120) − − Calasiris most carefully manipulates him, with more hocus-pocus and simple lies (121) Nausicles is briefly dangerous Calasiris resumes his story (124) − On Zacynthus for the winter, with Tyrrhenius, the comically hard-of-hearing old man (125) Lots of Lies Warned by Tyrrhenius, Calasiris lies to the Phoenician captain (who lies to his crew) (128) Calasiris is visited by Odysseus in his dreams − What are we to make of his prophecies? Captured by pirates (131) − Charikleia has learned how to lie from Calasiris Calasiris manipulates Pelorus (136) − Can we trust anything she says now? (132) Their behaviors during the battle Their audience—Nausicles Attempts Frustrated Cnemon terrified by a crocodile (141) − − Cnemon finishes his autobiography − The power of names Nausicles decides not to tell his Meeting the harried lover (144) − Typical Latin love elegy Cnemon finally gets tired of Charikleia's complaining (145) Getting rid of Cnemon—he doesn't fit any longer and he wants to move on himself (147) Pursuing Theagenes Charikleia and Calasiris dress as beggars (153) − Oedipus and Antigone? − Is there any benefit of dressing like this? The old woman doesn't even seem to notice Egyptian 'bad' magic (154) − The Persians have been slaughtered − The old woman raises her son from the dead (156) − An echo of Lucan? We get a prediction of Calasiris' and Charikleia's future (158) ...
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