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  • The Homeric Question

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    The Homeric Question has been asked many a time. The definition of this question is: "Concerning the doubts and debate over the identity of Homer and the authorship of the Iliad and the Odyssey." This question has been claimed to have been answered over and over again and has been debated back and forth for a very long time. Some may say that he was a blind courtroom singer or simply just a poet. But the truth is that the correct answer may never be found. Another aspect of the Homeric Question is

  • Homeric Gods

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    Homeric Gods Lecture Summary The lecture on Homeric gods by Professor Carolyn Anderson provided information about the Odyssey, ancient Greek culture, and the gods presiding in the culture. During the time period of the ancient Greeks, much was unexplainable. The numerous gods were a way to explain occurrences and their religion was a way of regulating the world and having structure, and the gods played a large part in the Greek culture. The religion was also heavily influenced by narratives about

  • Homeric Seafaring

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    Surveying the Validity of Homeric Seafaring Ancient Greeks predominantly lived in on island archipelagos or on the coast of nearby mainland because mainland Greece is one of Europe’s most mountainous countries, which complicates animal and crop husbandry. Correspondingly, seafaring has always been paramount in the Aegean, especially for the Greeks, due to ease of transportation, trade networks, and defensive needs. Mainland Greeks utilized seafaring to bring in necessities cheaper than they could

  • Hymn To Demeter

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    The Power of Maternity in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter In this essay we will be studying the Homeric Hymns, including the Hymn to Apollo, to Hermes, and to Aphrodite, with particular emphasis on the Hymn to Demeter. Although he Homeric Hymns are of unknown authorship and differ widely in date, the Hymns that we will be focused on, are generally thought to have been composed between the 7th and 5th centuries BC (citation). The Hymn to Demeter is unlike the other Homeric Hymns in that Demeter refuses

  • `` Nightcrawler ' : The Homeric Perspective

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    Nightcrawler Through The Homeric Perspective Have you ever been stuck in a bad mood that causes everything to happen in your day to seem bad? Have you ever had a good day with the opposite effect? Mood changes perspective on everything. You are always in a mood. Throughout different ages of the world, mood is there always influencing the day to day choices. Hero’s are portrayed in modern day society to be someone who is willing to risk their lives for others, would you consider a hero to be someone

  • Homeric Hymn To Demeter

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    The Homeric Hymn to Demeter details the kidnapping of Persephone and the consequent fallout of this event. The myth itself represents a change in the structure of Greek myth, shifting from a centrally matriarchal system to that of a patriarchal. By casting feminine traits in a negative light and masculine traits in a positive light, the myth spreads a new ideology to the formerly matricidal Greeks. When taken individually, each of the scenes could be construed to be symbolic of this new system crushing

  • Odysseus: The Homeric Hero

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    A hero in the Homeric culture is defined as, “The hero’s duty is to fight, and the only way he had of gaining glory and immortality was through heroic action on the battlefield; thus, he continually prepared his life for the life-and-death risks of battle. The Homeric hero believed that men had to stand together in battle; men had to respect each other, and men had to restrain of excessive cruelty” (Cliff Notes). It has been debated for a very long time to whether or not Odysseus is a hero or not

  • Homeric Vs. The Iliad

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    Homeric View of War in the Iliad Being a milestone for all ancient Greek Literature, the Trojan War was discussed and narrated in many different works, most notably Homer’s epic poem the Iliad. Depicting a classical style of mass battle, Homeric warriors were thus treated equally as fighters, but were disregarded in the text in order to illustrate the sheer power of the heroes and leaders. Every warrior was just another piece of the phalanx, which is why the army was so withstanding of attack

  • Achilles As A Homeric Hero

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    proven judgement. Within Homer’s Epic The Iliad, Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character within the narrative, Achilles, displays acts and virtues of a basileus or without being formally a leader. For this analysis of Achilles as a Homeric hero the source that will be used is, Homer’s Iliad (8th cent. B.C.E.) translated by translation by Samuel Butler (1898). “But upon the tenth day Achilles called them in assembly moved thereto by Hera, who saw the Achaeans in their death-throes and

  • The Homeric Hymn Of Demeter

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    Demeter’s daughter Persephone is taken away from her mother and thrusted into womanhood. She is forcibly married to Hades, an agreement made exclusively by Zeus and Hades, and ushered into the underworld never to see her mother or earth again. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter is an interesting story as it focuses on a perspective most Ancient Greek stories tend to overlook, the female perspective. Distraught Demeter pines for her lost daughter looking for information and gets no concrete answers. Demeter