February 5, 2013
Two cases of recklessness with crew
Lotus-eaters: avoids values of home-coming and responsibilitysame with Calypso and
Third adventure: arrival at land of the Cyclopes
adventures allow different persp
January 11, 2016
Virgil The Eclogues
Pastoral poem: (pastor is Latin for shepherd)
Deliberately conventional poem expressing an urban poets nostalgic image of the supposed peace and
simplicity of the life of the shepherds and rural folks in an ide
March 7, 2016
Things happen, and then they happen again and agan in Ovid.
The book begins with the Creation of the world. Creations happens and distractions happens after that.
Tnetion between desire to create to move
Medea is one of Ovids artist figure.
Philomela and Procne kill her Children.
She an innocent young girl who falls in love with a foreign man.
She uses his power to make him younger again. She can conquer time.
The oncle usurps
April 13, 2016
With Virgil, the whole point of the story is the get Aeneus to Rome.
The end of the narrative ends with Turnus.
In Ovid the structure is repetitive. Things happen, and again and again. It undercut the sens od moving
January 13, 2016
Virgil - Eclogues - part 2
Virgil - The Georgics - part 1
Hesiod 8th C. BC
Theocritus 3rd C. BC
Omnia Vincit Amor Ec. 10.69 (love conquers all)
Labor omnia vicit Georgics 1.145
Virgil sets images to which he keeps returni
January 25, 2016
The length of the epic allows to deal with matter of national importance. The Characters themselves are
larger than life.
The Hero (Aeneus) himself appears enveloped by faith and his destiny. (1.10) He is defined
Ovid book 9-10
March 23, 2016
Metaphor Arachne weaving
The metamorphosis is a weaving different threads.
Main idea what it means to be a hero.
Main thread Power of desire desire makes two people one what does it mean? Erotic desire and
April 11, 2016
Lucretius 99-55 BC - On the Nature of Things
As Ovid move forward present time, he gives a personal vision of the Aeneid.
How Scylla became the monster thats she is. Once upon a Time, Scylla was a young girl, she becomes
Ovid The erotic poems
February 17, 2016
Ovid is more oriented toward the present, Virgil is more oriented toward the past.
The erotic poems - Place involving love and leisure time.
Love elegies love elegy is a metrical structure, its not really abou
February 8, 2016
The Aeneid Book 8-9-10
The son of Aeneus has 2 names: Iulus = Ascanius, depending of the meter required in the line.
As Aeneus think he arrives at a world of peace, war starts over.
A lot of authority is required to urge h
January 20, 2016
C.S. Lewis: No man who has one red it with full perception remains an adolescent With Virgil,
European poetry grows up
Virgil leave the theme of death and start with the theme of reincarnation.
February 1, 2016
The Aeneid Book 4-5-6
Intervention in Carthage. Make a moment in history where instead of being a nation governed by a man,
it would have been a nation governed by a man and a woman (Mark Anthony and Cleopatra).
Jove send M
March 9, 2016
Ovid Metamorphosis book 2-3-4
There is a complicated relationship between Virgil and Ovid. They are not simply antipodes. Serious
nationalist whiter Vs light erotic writer.
From Ovid perspective, the figure of Authoritas. In his poi
Ovid book 11-12
April 4, 2016
Show the goal of the Artist in Ovid. Artist can conquer death.
Book 4 = cluster of story,
Ceyx and Alcyone
The storm at sea is an epic motif. Suggest conflict between the world of domesticitic and the epic world
March 30, 2016
The power of art is to tame nature, as well as tame death. It makes the artist immortal.
Orpheus is an internal narrator.
Orpheus is the opposite of what we would perceive him to be Not a love poet even if he lost is w
January 7, 2016
Introduction The Romans
Theme: The Roman attitude towards the past
- they have a veneration for old people / ancestors
(ancestors = maiores in Latin, which means The better ones)
Roman writer did look back to the past For them its
January 18, 2016
The Georgics Book 2, 3 & 4
God Proteus in Virgil = Proteus counting his seal in The Odyssey
Rome in society, the place Virgil lives in, is a place a shadows (shades of the past, ghost, ancestor, but
mountains) Shadows are ambiguou
February 3, 2016
Aeneid Book 6-7
Saturn Picus Faunus Latinus
Atlas Electra (=Jove) Darnassus Trojans
Atlas Mai (=Jove) Mercury Greeks / Arcadians
Book 6 Back to Hell
Virgil takes an episode from Homer and ad
February 12, 2013
Bow of Odysseus, p. 309-310
Gifts from a friend
What is the significance of the back narrative in relation to its present use/Odysseus
taking it out?
Represents his role of power and authority over Ithaca
February 20, 2013
Reception of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
Aristotle's Poetics: took a while for Aristotle's thought to be appreciated for its
distinctiveness in literary theoryPeople thought it was too similar to Ovid's
But took off after 1550
February 26, 2013
Subsumes plot of Homer's epics: Odyssey in first half, Iliad in second half
But Virgil claims he will go beyond Homer by telling the story of the founding of a city
Claims all this in first twelve lines of poem
January 10, 2013
Homer, The Iliad
Introduction to Homer
No one in Greece spoke the Greek dialect of Homer's Iliad or Odyssey
Parry Theory: poem written between 775-675 BC
composed and written at same time
revolutionary, experimental text
January 17, 2013
Homer, Iliad, cont.
Fall of champion initiates out-pouring of grief
Symmetry in structural order by elaborating on paired events, e.g. Trojan falls, then a
arises from contest between two sides: structural support
January 15, 2013
P. 206-7, Hector rebukes Paris, Helen's guilt
Domestic scene between Hector and Andromache p. 208: love each other, feel doomed
effect of juxtaposition between this scene and previous scene between Helen an
January 22, 2013
Homer, Iliad, cont.
Epic that seeks to promote a general model for social development
Critique of ungoverned rage, lack of self-control
Book 24 surveys causes for Athena, Hera and Poseidon's enmity for Trojans
connects deeply wi
January 29, 2013
Homer, The Iliad
Addresses personal desires
Carpiciousness and strangeness of the gods
Human bonds across social conventions
Mortality, loss, grief
Expands our sense of the possibility of literature
Homer, The Odyssey
Choice of l
March 12, 2013
Olivia's office hours: Thurs 1-2:30
Read: Course pack p.55-57
Role of Allecto partially a metaphor for state of anxiety and anger
Bacchusgod of wine, sensualityunreasonable
Line 626-on (p.112)
Turnus compared to Achi
March 19 2013
Read CP: 63-67, 69-75, 77-79, 102-3, 105
Aeneas intervening trying to stop new battle
P. 383 sets forth Aeneas as a heroic model hard work, responsible heroism
Assaults city with an argument of "right"
Latins turning to Turnus becaus
January 27, 2016
The Aeneid Book 3-4
We move from the reference to the Iliad to the Odysseys. Virgil identifies Aeneus to the traditional
Homeric figure. Aeneus as a superior kind of hero. The quest of the hero is blocked by monster. His