Lecture 7 - Lecture 7: Odyssey 2/21/08 Time span: Iliad...

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Lecture 7: Odyssey 2/21/08 Time span: Iliad more compact (focus on events in four days of the 10 th and final year of Trojan War); Odyssey more copious (elaborate 2-decade events) Contrast styles: Iliad: Known world Linear storyline Compact 40-day story. The passage of time is not obvious. Predictable Achilles and happenings Barely any feast scene. Much less social content. Balance of justice. Divine power is comparatively more intelligible. Rationality Achilles lives by epic warrior code. He holds a sable and consistent identity. No monstrous creatures People are in their younger years Odyssey: Unknown world Parallel storylines (flashbacks) Two-decade journey. The passage of time is obvious. Reckless wanderer Odysseus and unpredictable happenings More feast scenes. More social content (although paradoxically Odysseus can be a loner sometimes) Lack of justice. Divine power is comparatively severely irrational. Irrationality
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EUR 101 taught by Professor Westphalen during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Lecture 7 - Lecture 7: Odyssey 2/21/08 Time span: Iliad...

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