Homer dis notes_apr16-09

Homer dis notes_apr16-09 - Classics10,S09 YilanShi...

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Yilan Shi Homer’s Epics –Discussion 1A Hypothesized timeline of Homer’s Stories: 1200 BC? Trojan War (happened?) 800 BC Homer lived/told stories 6 th c. Stories Codified Homeric Q’s 1. Did Homer exist? Yes evidence : o Consistent meter o Accounts seem  1 st  hand  homer had accurate knowledge of geographic locations in  ancient Greece Schliemann’s excavations based off of Homer’s “landmark” cues o Plot consistency Breaking up story by later scholars unsuccessful   supposed to be 1 fluid epic Epithets didacytl hexameter Epithet ex’s: wily, cunning Odesseus  No  evidence o Iliad had more humor, Odessey had more fantasy Iliad could almost be read as history Iliad about a man/god (Achilles) resenting rules of society- alienation People die b/c of God’s wills, not b/c of self-doings or they disobeyed a  moral ethic/moral code/temped by the Forbidden
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