CLAS170-Nov14

CLAS170-Nov14 - CLAS170-Nov14 Conflict of Penelope and...

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CLAS170-Nov14 Conflict of Penelope and Telemachus -Telemachus declares that he will decide whether his mother remarries (book 2) -Telemachus does not take counsel with his mother, but with Eurycleia (Book 2) Book 4 -visit to Menelaus at Sparta -all weep for Odysseus -Menelaus (eventually) tells story of his return home -Role of Helen -compares Odysseus and Telemachus -secretly drugs the wine (nepenthe) -Contribution to the Trojan mythology as a whole -alludes to the nostoi of Ajax, Agamemnon (note how it differs from Aeschylus’ version) -Significance to the plot of the Odyseey in particular -Odysseus still alive -Lesson to Telemachus Book 6 – Phaeacia -Phaeacia is Odysseus’ rehabilitation into civilization -The Phaeacians emigrated from the Hyperia because it was too close to the land of  Cyclopes -Contrasted with Ogygia (Calypso) and Aeaea (Crice) -mortals vs. goddesses -masculine focalization vs. dominant females
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CLAS170-Nov14 - CLAS170-Nov14 Conflict of Penelope and...

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