Father's Influence In The Iliad

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Many cultural aspects of Greece around 1250 BCE can been found throughout the stories of Homer, Iliad. Cultural aspects of social hierarchy and philosophy are prevalent in Homer’s stories (Sakoulas).

Shortly after I started reading from the book, “The Iliad of Homer” I recognized the social hierarchy of Greece was heavily influenced by men. The influence and reputation of the father especially bears weight on one’s social standing in society. The profound influence of the father in social relationships is annunciated in many quotes within the passages. A few examples of this are found in Iliad, Book III, Idaeus approaches Priam and addresses him as, "Son of Laomedon”. Helen describes several men to Priam; Agamemnon as, “son of Atreus”, and

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