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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 9 02/28/08 Land of Death (book 11) : Encounter with Tiresias Odysseus goes there to ask for advice on how to appease Poseidon and to find the way home p. 155 epithet: “ Glorious Odysseus” Tiresias’ prophecy and suggestion— “But even so and still you might come back, after much suffering, if you can contain your own desire, and contain your companions’…” p. 156 Odyssey’s fate “The, if you keep your mind on homecoming, and leave these unharmed, you might all make you way to Ithaka, after much suffering.” “But after you have killed these suitors in your own palace… then you must take up your well-shaped oar and go on a journey…” Encounter with his mother p. 157 Penelope’s loyalty “So I spoke, and my queenly mother answered me quickly: ‘All too much with enduring heart she does wait for you there in your palace, and always with her the wretched nights and the days also waist her away with weeping” p. 158 oral literature tends to repeat phrases—“So I spoke, and my queenly mother answered me quickly…”...
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- Spring '08
- The Odyssey, Penelope Penelope, Agamemnon Faithful Penelope