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Unformatted text preview: CLAS Notes 14 Homers Odyssey Voyages of Odysseus Be able to analyze Homers 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 Solomons 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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