Flashcards in Chapter 6 - Homer Deck (18):
name means "one who may not see" - who is/were homer?
Fredrich August Wolf
1795 - wrote into to HOmer - first to systematically answer Homeric Q
-used Jew bible, compared to Homeric poems, found 12 Greek dialects - concluded Homer was written by at least 2 people.
would sing official Homer with a special staff
Pisratis (510 BC) declared the official texts of Ilyad and Odyssey
AMERICAN scholar in early 20th century before ww2, after ww1; looked @ dactylic hexameter; proved Guslari songs; died 1935
basic foot = dactylic, hexameter = 6 ft; dactylic = long short short "staw-ber-ry"; Homeric dialect is made up to fit this
poet singers in Yugoslavia - now Serbia, were illiterate; songs all had basic plot but new song each time; had accompanists - guslai;
-Homeric poems today are official text from Pisratis rulers
if you were talented you got an apprenticeship, they sent you off into the world
dug shit up on Homeric sites
if you don't meet the standard (usually high) you're guilted into being better. Many times death is better than shame - Greeks in the Ilyad
"honor" - thing you need to have a certain amount of or you're shamed and should die
"reward" - what you get to gain to get more time
was a nymph; last person odysseus was with before he left for home
-gave him the proposition that he can go home to his wife or be her immortal husband
island; fantasy world; where odysseus' stores take place, 1/3 of the Odyssey
like meth heads - eat weird fruit, forget everything else
"circle face" 1 eyed giant, eats odysseus men.
-they got him drunk and said "I'm nobody", blind him and then when Cyclops' friend come to help he said " nobody did this to me" and escape.
Turns odysses men into pigs; Odysseus threatens to attack her, so she offers him to bed, frees his men and stays with her for a year
3 singing women, entrance sailors, causing them to crash their ships
-Odysseus had his men cover their ears, tie him down and sail over so he could see them