Greek Mythology. Lecture 9: Nostoi. The wrath of Athena. Nostos = ‘return’, ‘homecoming’ Desecration of temple by little Ajax – anger of goddess. Painful voyage home Hom. Od . 3 Nostoi epitome (Proclus) Eur. Tro . Apd. Ep . 6.1 ff. The homecoming of Agamemnon.
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Lecture 9: Nostoi
Nostos = ‘return’, ‘homecoming’
Desecration of temple by little Ajax – anger of goddess.
Painful voyage home
Hom. Od. 3
Nostoi epitome (Proclus)
Apd. Ep. 6.1 ff
Failed propitiation of Athena
Who killed him?
Aegisthus? (Hom. Od.)
Clytemnestra? (Aesch. Ag.)
Vengeance of Orestes
Eur. El., Tro.
As a guest in Egypt: Hom. Od. 4
As violator of guest-friendship in Egypt: Hdt. 2
As fugitive from Egypt: Eur. Hel.
Afterlife in Isles of Blessed/Elysian Fields: Od. 4, Eur. Hel, Apd. Ep. 6.29
Life in Sparta: Eur. Or.
Books 1-4: Telemachy
Book 5: Odysseus & Calypso
Book 6: Odysseus & Nausicaa
Books 7-8: At the court of Alcinous
Books 9-12: Apologoi
Book 13: Odysseus & Athena
Book 14: Eumaeus
Book 15: Return of Telemachus
Book 16: Reunion of Odysseus & Telemachus
Book 17-18: Inflitration of Palace
Book 19: Eurycleia
Books 20-22: Contest of Bow
Book 23: Reunion with Penelope
Book 24: Reunion with Laertes & battle
As pious victim: Pind. Nem. 7
As impious slayer of Priam: Pind. Paean 6
As hubristic but heroic challenger of Apollo: Eur. Andr.
Debate: Apd. Ep. 6.12-14