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School: University of Arkansas
Department: Foreign Language
Course: World Literature 1
Professor: R. Madison
Term: Summer 2015
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Name: WLIT Study Guide
Description: This covers the Epic of Gilgamesh, Iliad, Aeneid and Ramayana
Uploaded: 02/26/2018
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background image WLIT Study Guide Gilgamesh Identification Enkidu – man/beast formed from clay. Represents wild, civilized and becomes
companion/love of Gilgamesh. Dies after disrespecting Ishtar
Gilgamesh – gigantic tool. Part divine, king. Ego driven jerk who is constantly 
conquesting and toying with death.
Humbaba – monster that guards the Cedar Forest, slain by G and E
Ishtar – goddess of love and war. Desires G, but is harshly rejected. Requests 
the bull of heaven to exact her revenge
Shamhat – sacred prostitute who civilizes Enkidu
Siduri – tavern keeper at the edge of the sea
Utanapishtim – survivor of the floor and is given immortality 
General A snake carries away the plant of youth.
A gate for the city of Uruk is made from the Cedar trees.
Gilgamesh accepts the fact that Enkidu dies when worms crawl out of his 
nose.
Gilgamesh rejects Ishtar’s romantic advances. 
Gilgamesh wanders around and grieves after Enkidu dies?
Ishtar threatens to raise the dead to take over the living if she is not given 
the Bull of Heaven.
Utanapishtim challenges Gilgamesh to go without sleep for six days and 
seven nights.
Utanapishtim lands at Mount Nisir
Enkidu throws a hunk of meat from the Bull of Heaven at Ishtar
Iliad: Identification Achilles –  Hero of epic. Athena stops him from killing Agamemnon after he 
was dishonored, pouter, killing rampage after friend Patroclus dies, part god. 
background image Agamemnon – dummy. Commander of Greek army, takes Achilles trophy wife
as his own, which angers Achilles. Tries to make it better with gifts when 
army is losing
Atreus – father of Agamemnon 
Apollo –  sends a plague upon the Greeks because Agamemnon dishonored 
his priest, Chryses
Athena – sides with the Greeks and aids Achilles
Euphorbus – wounded Patroclus before he was killed 
Hector –  eldest son of king Priam, married to Andromache. Best warrior of 
the Trojan army. Tricked by Athena to fight Achilles and promises him that his 
body would be given back to the Greeks if he killed him, but he dies by 
Achilles and body was dragged around the city. 
Helen –  wife of Menelaus, abducted/gifted to Paris. Spark of the war
Hera – queen of the gods, sister-wife of Zeus, favored the Greeks
Menelaus – King of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon. His wife, Helen, abducted
Menelaus –King of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon. His wife, Helen, abducted 
Nestor – advises Agamemnon and Achilles to reconcile
Paris – awarded Helen, which starts war. He got this prize for awarding 
Aphrodite as the “fairest”
Patroclus –Achilles’ best friend. Dons Achilles’ army and goes to battle, but is
killed by Hector
Priam –King of Troy, father of Hector and Paris. Killed by Achilles son, Pyrrhus
Sarpedon – son of Zeus (the mortal man he loves most) who was slain by 
Patroclus during Trojan war. Apollo is charged with taking care of his body
Thetis –goddess of the sea, mother of Achilles. Goes to Zeus to help Achilles 
and has Hephaestus make new armor for Achilles (doctored him up after fall).
Didn’t invite discord, so she created the golden apple to create fights 
between goddesses.
Aeneid Identification  Aeneas – duty, life of suffering/wandering after Trojan defeat. Establish home 
in Italy (Rome descent) 
Aeolus – king of the winds. Juno comes to him for a favor and he releases 
storms upon the Trojan fleet 
Anchises – father of Aeneas, royal family of Troy. Carries household gods 
when escaping Troy on Aeneas back (almost refused to leave until there were
signs)
Anna – loyal sister of Dido
Ascanius – son of Aeneas. Sets establishment of Rome
Creusa – first wife of Aeneas. Is left behind and dies, ghost tells him to get 
out of the city. Death makes it easy to establish new home

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School: University of Arkansas
Department: Foreign Language
Course: World Literature 1
Professor: R. Madison
Term: Summer 2015
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Name: WLIT Study Guide
Description: This covers the Epic of Gilgamesh, Iliad, Aeneid and Ramayana
Uploaded: 02/26/2018
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