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Compare and contrast the figures and events described in TWO myths or episodes and demonstrate how they contain important insight or wisdom for an ancient and/or modern audience.

Compare and contrast the figures and events described in TWO myths or episodes and demonstrate how they contain important insight or wisdom for an ancient and/or modern audience.
Make specific reference to the works
WORKS AND AUTHORS;
* HOMER: ILIAD and ODYSSEY (The Essential Homer) * VERGIL: AENEID II
* APOLLODORUS: The Trojan War and the Returns pp. 146-170
* AESCHYLUS: Agamemnon *EURIPIDES: The Trojan Women
Key Themes:The Trojan War (prelude, war, aftermath, homecomings) as MATRIX of Mythology, Heroics, Literature, and HistoryThe Worldview of the Epic: Heroic Values, Role of Gods, Fate, and Choice; the Shield of Achilles; the Family; the Bard e.g. Demodocus or Homer; the Afterlife in HadesThe character, role, and actions of women throughout the Trojan cycleChief literary characteristics of the epic genre and the Greek tragedy
Special Focus:In Apollodorus:events preceding the Iliad: wedding, abduction, army, Aulis, Mysia, Aulis (Iphigenia), Tenedos, Philoctetes, first years of the war (pp. 146-153); last days of Odysseus, p. 170.In THE ILIAD:Books I (all), III (Helen & Priam, Menelaus vs Paris, Helen & Paris), VI (Hector and Andromache), IX (the argument with Achilles), XIV (Hera seduces Zeus) , XVI (plea, and death of Patroclus), XXVIII (Shield of Achilles), XXII (death of Hector), and XXIV (Priam and Achilles, funeral of Hector); opening lines; closing lamenations and ending lines; epithets for main characters; In The Trojan Women:what are the fates of each character?In The Agamemnon:role of Clytemnestra; speeches of Cassandra; speech of Clytemnestra to the chorus, pp. 44-48In AENEID II:the Trojan horse, Laomedon, Sinon; Aeneas witnesses the death of Priam; Aeneas and Helen; final cataclysmIn THE ODYSSEY: first 28 and last 15 lines; Book I council of the gods; IV, Telemachus at Sparta w Helen and Menelaus; V, Calypso; VI, meeting on the beach w. Nausicaa; VIII, the role and tales of Demodocus; IX X: adventures esp Cyclops; XI UNDERWORLD (Tiresisas, Agamemnon, Achilles, Heracles; XII, Siren, rocks, dangers, disaster (cattle); XVI: Eumaeus; recognition by Telemachus; XXII vengeance, death of suitors; hanging of the maids XXIII, reunion with Penelope; XXIV: last lines….
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