Lecture 12 - Lecture 12 03/11/08 Topos (Greek word for...

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Lecture 12 03/11/08 Topos (Greek word for place)—in secondary epics, the change of geographical position (discordance from higher position to lower and rise to a higher position again) is very common. “Down over the city and facing towers. . . . He looked up at the roofs . . .” Motif of tears Aeneas bursts into tears at many more things than Achilles did (not only death of a friend but also art images) Intertextuality – numerous references to The Iliad and The Odyssey in The Aeneid . Book II Death of Priam – not shown in The Iliad , broader treatment of material. A grim description of his death at the altar => Elicitation of sympathy for the victim. p. 649-650 description of Hector; Hecuba’s speech directed to her husband, Priam. “My poor husband, what mad thought drove you to buckle on these weapons? Where are you trying to go? The time is past for help like this, for this kind of defending, even if my own Hector could be here.” Book IV : Problem of love Love is frailty
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Lecture 12 - Lecture 12 03/11/08 Topos (Greek word for...

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