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Perhaps the best way to look at this question is to analyze some of the underlying assumptions. First, the "Homeric" works that have been transmitted to us, including Iliad, Odyssey and the Homeric...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2012, 10:05 am (UTC)

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Historians have now dug up enough facts to believe that something like the Trojan War may have really occurred. However, the story of how it began and what started it is part of Ancient Greek...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2013, 1:56 am (UTC)

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This is a good question. There are several reasons why the works of Homer (Iliad and Odyssey) were used in education. In light of this, let me name a few of these reasons. First, to study Homer...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2012, 5:04 pm (UTC)

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The Iliad and the Odyssey are both epic Greek poems; however, they differ in a number of significant respects. The war at Troy took ten years, but the Iliad only covers a small part of the war,...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2022, 11:17 am (UTC)

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Although in Greek mythology immortality is a preserve of the gods and goddesses, human beings also have an opportunity to achieve immortal status. Human beings can achieve the status by...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2018, 7:02 pm (UTC)

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Menelaos (or Menelaus) is the powerful king of Sparta whose wife is the beautiful Helen, whose abduction by Paris set off the Trojan War. Menelaus is also the brother of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2012, 2:00 pm (UTC)

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The two legendary poems attributed to Homer are the epics the Iliad and the Odyssey. The Iliad is the story of the final weeks of the Trojan War when the Greeks overtook the city of Troy, also...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2020, 12:42 pm (UTC)

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This is a great question. To understand honor in the Homeric world, you have to know something about the cultural code of ethics. In other words, you should know something of what this culture...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2011, 12:46 pm (UTC)

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One shared archetype in both works is the archetype of "the task." In this particular archetype, there is a task confronting the protagonist or individuals in a work. The task is massive, and not...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2013, 10:07 am (UTC)

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The principal evidence of orality in the Homeric epics lies in the extensive repetition they contain. Characters are given an epithet, "swift-footed Achilles" or "many-witted Odysseus," and this is...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019, 2:28 pm (UTC)

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Clearly, Homer's two very famous epic poems cannot be purely factual. At least, we have no reason to believe that there once existed creatures such as the cyclopes or Scylla. Therefore, these are...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2010, 10:33 pm (UTC)

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The article makes very clear that the vales to be taken away from Homer's works are the notions of honor and glory. The fact that Greek society placed such a high value on these attributes is...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2010, 9:21 pm (UTC)

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Based on the article, the answer is that the narratives of Achilles and Odysseus are used in our own educational settings. Just as these works told much about Greek society, these texts are used...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2010, 9:31 pm (UTC)

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Scholar Dorothea Clinton Woodworth, in her article "The Function of the Gods in Vergil's Aeneid," has argued that Virgil's Aeneid essentially concerns the theme of destiny and that the gods...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2014, 7:44 am (UTC)

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The Iliad and The Odyssey, both written by the Ancient Greek poet Homer, are two of the most studied and most admired epic poems of Ancient Greek literature. The Iliad is one of the best historical...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2019, 9:26 am (UTC)

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When Plato writes that "there is an old quarrel between philosophy and poetry," it accentuates that a difference in world view that exists between both. For Plato, this difference in cosmology is...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2014, 11:43 pm (UTC)

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This concept of arete that is highlighted in #2 is very important in my opinion. You might want to think about the legacy of Homer's work on Greek society at large. It is clear that his two poems...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2010, 4:08 am (UTC)

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I certainly think that there are different approaches to take with this question. If we are looking at who experiences more of the emotional range that defines "heroism," Odysseus might receive...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2011, 6:41 pm (UTC)

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Simply put, Homer's texts were seen as tools of education of Greek males because they represented the very best that Greek males were meant to epitomize. The article makes specific mention of...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2010, 7:10 pm (UTC)

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If we use the article as a reference, the stories' primary impact on the listener is to suggest that Homer's works went very far in defining the Greek culture. The article asserts this at several...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2010, 7:03 pm (UTC)

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Homer's Odyssey: The majority of the Odyssey is concerned with the travels of Odysseus and a smaller portion with the travels of Telemachus. The eventual return home is magnified in importance...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2012, 12:53 am (UTC)

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