Patroklos' Todesszene und ihre Funktion in der Ilias

Source document: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2010, vol. 15, iss. 2, pp. [91]-100
Extent
[91]-100
  • ISSN
    1803-7402 (print)
    2336-4424 (online)
Type: Article
Language
German
License: Not specified license
Abstract(s)
The subject of the following paper is an analysis of Patroclus' death scene in Book 16 of the Iliad. In this context, it is relevant to answer the following questions: Why is Book 16 of the Iliad seen as a turning point of the Iliad? What function does Patroclus' death play in the plot of the Iliad? How is this function to be seen in a technical-poetical and not in a historical way? At this point, the following subquestion is of great importance: Why was Patroclus' death caused by collaboration of three enemies? Finally: Where is Achilles during this scene? Does he become a victim ex eventu or does he (through his creator) cause an arranged complexity by a predramaturgical scheme. Why does Hector's performance in Patroclus' death scene, as well as in the duel with Achilles, appear to be diminished? The answers to the questions pointing out the issue of this paper mean to illustrate the intended complexity, from which they arise; a complexity, through which Homer's plan is being accomplished.
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