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CC 301 1st Edition Lecture 6Outline of Last Lecture I. In depth discussion of books 9 to the end of the Odyssey including obstacles that Odysseus faced and his final return home to Ithaca.Outline of Current Lecture II. Same Sex BehaviorIII. SapphoIV. Important Terms During the LectureCurrent LectureSame Sex BehaviorFor the Greeks, same sex behavior was not a matter of sexual identity in the way we tend to viewit in modern times. It was more a transition phase of life for the ancient Greeks. As part of ayoung person’s initiation into the world of adulthood, one would become physically or evenromantically intimate with a partner of the same sex before progressing on to more naturalrelationships. Although men didn’t marry till about their thirties, girls would get married off when they wereabout 15. There were often cults connected with goddesses like Artemis or Aphrodite that wouldin some way prepare these girls for marital responsibilities. SapphoSappho: Sappho was a Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos. The Alexandrians includedher in the list of nine lyric poets. WikipediaSappho herself was married. Many of her poems are in wedding songs celebrating marriage. Other songs talk about the girl’s loss of virginity. Young girls that were part of Sappho’s circle would learn these wedding hymns for the older girls that were getting married. It was something that they themselves should look forward to. The other class of song from Sappho (some of her more famous) would be where she’s having to say goodbye to a girl who is betrothed and about to be married (typically during a girl’s teenage years). Sappho still loves the girl and the girl still loves Sappho or another older woman in Sappho’s circle. These songs are PERFORMATIVE, they are not just text but these are things to be performed in front of a group of people.These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.Important Terms during the lecture:Priamel: A priamel is a literary and rhetorical device found throughout Western literature and consisting of a series of listed alternatives that serve as foils to the true subject of the poem, which is revealed in a climaxSynasthesia: the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body.Cletic hymn: Some sort of clergical hymn that’s typically sung.Hypomnesis: Memory loss being


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