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Iliad books 1-19 mon - Week 6 Monday Essay.no Final is on...

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Week 6 Monday 10/09/2007 11:35:00 Essay…no Final is on Thursday Know summary of Iliad Section is on Wednesday night Know events in book 1 very well; especially various themes he talked about in class Book 2 Dream, contingents of Greece Allies of Trojans 3 Duel between Menelaus and Paris 4 Aphrodite saves Paris by enfolding him in a fog Helen is pissed They make love—the couple represents the passionate rather than the rational Paris is a favorite of Aphrodite Athena tricks a Trojan soldier into sending an arrow at Menelaus and the truce is broken The battle breaks out in full Alinus tells Hector he must tell the queen to send the women of the city to pray to Athena to stop aiding the Greeks Diomedes leads the Greeks in the battle
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o He demonstrates aristria (excellence) Description of a series of actions that can bring glory to an individual The heroic code that gives men immortality—not the next world, but being remembered by future generations of men o His aristia is very extreme o Diomedes has the power to see who is a mortal and who is a god in disguise o He is killing Trojans left and right o Wounds Aphrodite o Wounds Ares Scenes of the two gods going up to Olympus, Zeus’ reaction Kind to Aphrodite (in Homer she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione) Ares is angry and yelling, Zeus tells him “no one likes you, if you weren’t my son you would be banished”—but there has to be a god of war; war is a part of society, protection War is an essential part of life used to mark yourself as a man, a coward in battle is something to be ashamed of be a good swordsman, have stamina 6 Diomedes will engage in a duel Diomedes challenged Glauchas, a Trojan ally There is a statement about their ancestry, discover they have in common a guest-host relationship o Their grandfathers had been Zenele (meaning they had a guest-host relationship) Decide they are not going to fight; as a reminder of this relationship, they exchange armor o The trade is unfair because Glauchas’ armor is made of gold while Diomedes’ is only bronze
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o Homer says Glauchas must have been mad, to make the point that this is not an equal trade—gold is worth ~30 times as much as bronze Shows the importance of a guest-host relationship Hector returns to the citadel and visits his mother and father’s palace Mother comes out to help him o He tells her to gather the older women of the city to pray and make sacrifice to Athena This yields no response from the goddess Hector then goes to the palace of Paris o Helen says to him “I am nothing abut a dog, this is all my fault—but maybe there is some god behind all this” a way of blaming the gods to pass off individual responsibility o Hector turns on his brother Goes to find his own wife—here he comes across as the most liked of the heroes o We see a very loyal and patriotic son, loves his family dearly, knows the city
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