CLAS 131 Notes 14

CLAS 131 Notes 14 - CLAS Notes 14 Homer’s Odyssey Voyages...

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Unformatted text preview: CLAS Notes 14 Homer’s Odyssey Voyages of Odysseus Be able to analyze Homer’s account of Odysseus’ voyages as both a fantastic travel tale and an exploration of serious cultural concerns that were current in the early Archaic period English common noun ‘odyssey’: ‘a long series of wanderings; a long adventurous journey’ first attested in 1880s (OED) Comes from Greek title of poem: He Odysseia , literally ‘The [song] about Odysseus Travel Tales Stories of amazing things in distant lands H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon’s Mines (1885), She (1887) Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes (1914) What happens when the world becomes too well known? Move to other worlds: fantasy and science fiction The Wizard of Oz, John Carter of Mars (series: 1917 on), ‘A Martian Odyssey’, A Space Odyssey Voyages of Odysseus 1: Cicones (Book 9, lines 44-70) 2: Storms (9.71-93) 3: Lotus eaters (9.94-117) 4: Cyclops (9.118-630) 5: Aeolus (10.1-87) 6: Laestrygonians (10.88-145) 7: Circe (10.46-631)7: Circe (10....
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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 14 - CLAS Notes 14 Homer’s Odyssey Voyages...

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