Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Epic: The Odyssey

The Epic

Wily Odysseus blinding the suitors in front of his wife, prudent Penelope

Epic Conventions

Epic Conventions

Epic Conventions 2

The Epic via the Odyssey

Link to more epithets in Homer:

Homeric Epithets

Student assignment:

Student assignment: Select a book in The Odyssey and dissect it for its epic conventions. Then compare that book with the treatment of the epic and quest in a chapter of Cold Mountain.

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