Presentation on theme: "The Telemachy Part I. “Tell me, Muse, of the man of many ways, who was driven far journeys, after he sacked Troy’s sacred citadel.” Muses- the goddesses."— Presentation transcript:
“Tell me, Muse, of the man of many ways, who was driven far journeys, after he sacked Troy’s sacred citadel.” Muses- the goddesses who inspire the creation of literature and the arts The minstrel began by asking for the support of the gods/godesses.
Paris, prince of Troy abducted Helen. She was the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta. The brother of Menelaus, Agamemnon, then led a Greek expedition against Troy.
All warriors have returned home except Odysseus Odysseus has been detained on the island of Ogygia by Calypso.
Swarms with suitors Telemachus, an infant when Odysseus left, is now a young man.
Agitated by Odysseus’s bravery in battle, and ruler of the sea-world, Poseidon prohibits the return home. Odysseus blinded Poseidon’s son, Polyphemus (the Cyclops) on the journey home from Troy.
Disguised as Mentes, Odysseus’ old friend, Athena advises Telemachos. A. Assemble the warriors B. Dismiss the suitors C. Advise Penelope to obtain consent from the father
1 st - Aigyptios Wise elder who commends Telemachus for speaking up in defense of his father
2 nd -Telemachus criticizes suitors for courting Penelope Suffers 2 evils: loss of a father mother wooed against her will
Blames Penelope, as she lead the suitors on Once the shroud for Laertes was complete, she would marry Caught in the 4 th year
Halitherses (Soothsayer) predicts Odysseus’ return and advises the suitors to leave to avoid a massacre.
Mentor, another friend of Odysseus Advises Telemachus to prepare for the journey (to Sparta and Pylos) with 20 men and sufficient supplies. Telemachus borrows supplies intended for Odysseus’ homecoming.
Review Joseph Cambell’s “Cycle of the Hero.” How does Telemachus fir the archetype for the departure of the hero? Post as an iNote