CLAS 131 Notes 13

CLAS 131 Notes 13 - CLAS 131 Notes 13 Homer's Odyssey Gods...

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CLAS 131 Notes 13 Homer’s Odyssey Gods and Mortals (One Last Time!) Be able to - define the term ‘double motivation’ and provide examples from Greek literature and art - analyze the relative roles of external causation and internal motivation in Greek mythic thought, and make comparisons with our own culture Did he jump or was he pushed? He was pushed: there was a cause - external causation: a force or circumstance outside the person’s control acts on that person to produce a particular result He jumped: he had a reason - internal motivation: a person intentionally acts in such a way as to produce a particular result Causes and Reasons in the Odyssey : Nausicaa Does the Laundry Book 6, lines 15-80 ‘Did she jump or was she pushed?’ Was Nausicaa’s request caused by Athena, or did she herself have a reason? Both: note that Nausicaa’s request to her father differs from Athena’s speech in the dream Double Motivation The gods cause people to do things that they would have reasons to do anyway: external
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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CLAS 131 Notes 13 - CLAS 131 Notes 13 Homer's Odyssey Gods...

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