Lecture Notes - Homer

Lecture Notes - Homer - Making of the Modern World 1:...

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Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization Professor Scott L. Vandehey Fall 2008, Track D “Homer, The Iliad , and the Bronze Age” Nov. 17 th , 2008 Overview of the day 0. The Iliad , part 1 1. Homer 2. The Iliad as history 0. Mycenaeans 1. Troy 2. The Bronze Age The Iliad , part 1 0. Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, leads Greeks against Troy 1. 9 th year of war 2. Agamemnon is in charge, but not in control 3. Achilles, great warrior for Greeks 4. Agamemnon pisses off Achilles 5. Achilles goes and cries in his tent because Agamemnon takes away his woman 6. War continues The Iliad in Historical Context 7. Story of war between Greeks and the city of Troy 8. Approx. 3,500 y.a. 9. Homer’s version about 500 years later 10. Written down even later 11. Reading to learn about the Mycenaeans, through the eyes of people living 500 years later, through translations, through abridgement, through our own cultural biases 12. Who was this Homer guy? Homer
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