Apollo and the Art of Archery

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Apollo and the Art of Archery by Mind Map: Apollo and the Art of Archery

1. What (topical)

1.1. Intro: the wrath of Apollo

1.1.1. "Let the girl go"

1.1.1.1. Helen, Chryseis, Briseis

1.1.1.2. Nestor's advice

1.1.1.3. "red-stained ivory"

1.1.2. The Plan of Zeus

1.2. The Iliad

1.2.1. part 1: The Immortal Hero

1.2.1.1. The Quarrel

1.2.1.2. Nestor and Odysseus, Thersites

1.2.1.3. Agamemnon's council

1.2.1.4. Diomedes & the Gods

1.2.1.4.1. Athena

1.2.1.4.2. Apollo, Aphrodite, Ares

1.2.1.4.3. 100 oxen for 9

1.2.1.5. Embassy to Achilles

1.2.2. part 2: The Plan of Zeus

1.2.2.1. Agamemnon - Menelaos

1.2.2.2. Not far enough - too far

1.2.2.3. the Deception of Zeus

1.2.2.3.1. Zeus asleep?

1.2.2.3.2. "Counterattack"

1.2.2.4. Patrocles

1.2.3. part 3: The Mortal Hero

1.2.3.1. the Birth of Heracles

1.2.3.2. the Shield

1.2.3.3. Achilles' aristeia

1.2.3.4. Hector

1.3. the Good, the True, the Beautiful... and Justice

1.3.1. Homer's gods: "What we obey"

1.3.2. Paris' judgement, Achilles' judgement

1.3.3. fear, shame

1.3.4. The Plan of Zeus, Justice

1.3.5. Plato

2. When & Where (historical)

2.1. Renaissance and Reform

2.1.1. political: the new polis

2.1.1.1. "dark age", stasis

2.1.1.2. military reform

2.1.1.3. Phoenician model?

2.1.1.3.1. a conscious use of myth and religion for the purpose of ordering society

2.1.1.4. westward & black sea emigration

2.1.2. Religious

2.1.2.1. Delphi, Apollo

2.1.2.2. Regional gods & heroes

2.1.2.3. Homer & Hesiod's gods

2.1.2.3.1. creation myths

2.1.2.3.2. Titans, heroes and up/downward marriages

2.2. (Charter) Myths

2.2.1. Sparta

2.2.2. Poseidon, the Neleids

2.2.3. the Ionian migration & Helen

2.3. Ionia and Lydia

2.3.1. Smyrna & Milete, Sardis

2.3.2. Other sources: Mimnermus, Herodotus

3. How (poetical)

3.1. The Singer

3.1.1. aoidic style, epithets, typical scenes, formula's

3.1.2. type, character and 'position'

3.1.2.1. Agamemnon's council / 9 little birdies

3.1.2.1.1. Old king, young king: Agamemnon, Menelaos

3.1.2.1.2. Old, young(er) advisor: Nestor, Odysseus

3.1.2.1.3. Old, young warrior-hero: Idomeneus, Diomedes

3.1.2.1.4. Greater, lesser Aias: Telamonides, Oileus

3.1.2.1.5. And the mother-bird, Achilles

3.1.2.2. It's not about character, it's about Fate

3.1.2.3. Position (rank, status, gender)

3.1.3. Layers

3.1.3.1. there is a subtext

3.1.3.2. Irony

3.2. Structures

3.2.1. geometrics

3.2.1.1. ring composition, balanced expansion, catalogues

3.2.2. the "Chimaera" model

3.2.2.1. 3 parts: Diomedes, Patrocles, Achilles

3.2.2.2. 4 legs: Embassy & Assembly 4x, + Dios Apate

3.2.3. stitched verse: alterations in the structure?

3.3. Apollo Silverbow: Poetry, prophecy, healing

3.3.1. bow & lyre, 'winged words'

3.3.2. persuasive rhetoric

3.3.2.1. enthousiasm, pity and fear

3.3.2.2. pathos & the story arc

3.3.2.2.1. small-scale "fates"

3.3.2.2.2. large scale: realism, fantasy climax

3.3.3. Achilles (Patr.) the healer

4. Who (hypothetical)

4.1. Self-reflection in Iliad and Odyssey

4.1.1. The Odyssey's discussion of the Iliad

4.1.2. What the singer does: Proteus

4.1.3. Fantasy & Reality, Lie and Truth

4.1.4. Odysseus

4.2. Smyrna, Melesigenes

4.3. Chios, Phoenix

5. Target (did he hit it?)

5.1. A King's mirror

5.2. Open Society

6. Intro

6.1. Axiom: The Iliad is a unity and we have it roughly the way it was conceived

6.2. to be shown: While set in a mythical past, it is about contemporary issues. It's a healing poem (paean).