homeric poems

The Epic Form in World Literature Gerz and Johns-Putra Definition and Characteristics of the Epic FormThe Epic Form in World Literature Gerz and Johns-Putra Definition and Characteristics of the Epic Form
Note: Epics from British and American literature purposely are not included in this chart
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The Importance of Homer to Ancient Greek HistoryThe Importance of Homer to Ancient Greek History
Since the Greeks regarded the Trojan War as the defining moment in the establishment of "Greek character," they were obsessed about the events of that great war and told them repeatedly with great variety
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Troy (Asia Minor)Troy (Asia Minor)
Tros, from whom the name Troy was derived. The son and successor of Ilus was Laomedon, who was slain by the hero Hercules, when Hercules captured the city
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In medieval times Homer\In medieval times Homer's
In medieval times Homer's Iliad was taken to be based on historical facts, and the Trojan War came to be considered as seminal in the genealogies of European monarchies.]
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Odysseus’ scar erich Auerbach, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western LiteratureOdysseus’ scar erich Auerbach, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature
Odysseus’ foot drop into the basin; the water spills over, she is about to cry out her joy; Odysseus restrains her with whispered threats and endearments; she recovers herself and conceals her emotion
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