CLAS170-Oct31

CLAS170-Oct31 - CLAS170-Oct31 Achilles and Patroclus -later...

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CLAS170-Oct31 Achilles and Patroclus -later Greeks considered them lovers -Achilles erastes (lover) -Patroclus eromenos (beloved) -cf. Aristogiton and Harmodius, Athenian heroes -“Platonic relationship” -not explicit in Homer New Armor of Achilles, Illiad XVIII -omitted in reading -Thetis goes to Hephaestus -Replacement of armor stripped by Hector -Imagery of the shield -ecphrasis -world at peace Reconciliation of Achilles and Agamemnon, Iliad XIX -agamemnon’s apology -briseis promised -many gifts in compensation -Myth of Ate (91-138) -told by Agamemnon -allusion to Hercules -Achilles fasts -Briseis mourns Patroclus Achilles returns to battle, Iliad XXI -berserk -refusal to ransom Lycaon -Insatiable killing -battle with the river Xanthus -criticized by ancient scholars as fantastic
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-Achilles assisted by Hephaestus Death of Hector, Iliad XXII, 364-417 -Hector betrayed by gods -what does Achilles say before he strikes the death blow? -vengeance for Patroclus
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