Please have read by your classtime this week:
This is about the same amount of reading as you had last time. Again, if you have difficulty, concentrate on 9, 13, 15, and 16.
Please consider the relevant parts of the Homer website (Introductory notes...) having to do with the formation of Greek epic and the Iliad in particular. I’d like to consider any of the questions we didn’t get to last time (probably quite a few), and here particularly add the following. Some you may be able to answer now; others you may not. Either way, consider the problems, and bring your thoughts to class.Consider:
Finally, if you aren’t sure where this story is headed, read the appropriate parts of Edith Hamilton’s Mythology. Read at least the chapter on the Trojan War, and a lot of things will probably be clearer to you.
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