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Unit 6 - Unit 6 Nostos Nostoi LocrianAias(Ajax not the son...

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Unit 6 11/26/07 Nostos/ Nostoi • LocrianAias(Ajax), not the son of Telamon - • Rapes Cassandra in the temple of Athena - Ajax rapes Cassandra • Cassandra, priestess of Apollo - Cassandra a priestess of Apollo - doubly bad… • Ajax seeks refuge at the altar of Athena when the Achaeans threaten punishment - Acheans decided that Ajax must be killed for desecrating the temple of Athena - Ajax gets same punishment as Polymedes - stone him - Ajax runs away to the alter of Athena - hugs the alter - not good to kill someone at the alter… - Ajax gets away - this makes Athena very very angry - she will fuck him up later The Lesser Ajax • Destroyed at sea by Poseidon - Ajax has a shipwreck on the way back from Troy - (Poseidon and Athena team up to fuck up the Trojans) - Ajax survives the storm - gets up on a rock and taunts Poseidon - Poseidon breaks the rock that he is standing on… - Ajax dies • The Locrian maidens, a thousand year penance - maidens sent from the city of Loprus to serve the goddess - penance for Ajax’s rape of Cassandra • Machinations of Nauplios, father of Palamedes; the Achaean wives and the false beacon - Nauplios was the father of Polymedes - figured that his son was innocent… - tried to get Achean women to cheat on their husbands while they were away
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• Calchas loses divination contest vs. Mopsus - landed at the island where Mopsus was - had a divination contest with him - Calchas lost to Mopsus - so depressed that he lost that he killed himself Agamemnon and Orestes • Agamemnon and Cassandra murdered by Aegisthus(Aigisthos) and Clytemnestra (Klytaimestra) - Agamemnon murdered by his cousin Aegistus - Aegisthus had been sleeping with his wife, Clytemnestra… - so they set him up when he got back - fucked his shit up • Subject of the Agamemnon , first play in the Oresteia by Aeschylus - Clytemnestra upset at Agamemnon - sacrificed their daughter… - comes home with a sex slave… - Agamemnon is pretty much a bitch - makes him a bath… - when he gets out… she throws a huge towel on him and kills him… • Orestes kills Aegisthus and Clytemnestra, pursued by the Furies (Erinyes) - Orestes kills Aegisthus and Clytemnestra because they killed Agamemnon and Cassandra - pursued by the Furies - Furies appear when you kill a parent… • Orestes kills Neoptolemus over Hermione - Orestes kills Neoptolemus because of Hermione - Neoptolemus marries Hermione… - Orestes fucks him up - (HEERRRRRMMIIIOONEEEEEEE) - (Dumbledore) Telemachos Visits Menelaos (Odyssey Bk.4) ^ - son of Odysseus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! • Hermione on her way to Neoptolemos - Hermione is on her way to marry Neoptolemus • Telemachos seeks xenia and information about Odysseus - Telemachos trying to find his way - trying to learn about xenia
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- wants information about Odysseus • Helen’s Egyptian pharmacy - don’t ask Telemachos who he is… - show him hospitality… - finally it comes out that he is the son of Odysseus - Helen puts some drugs in the wine… - makes everyone happy • Stories about Odysseus: The spying mission - drugs bring about stories of Troy and Odysseus
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