Lecture 01 - Homer is the name of the poet to whom are...

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Homer is the name of the poet to whom are attributed the greatest epics of the ancient world The iliad, the anger, crazy violence of Achilles as seen against the background of the 10 years of the Trojan war The odyssey, pronouncing the return from troy From 740 bc, 680-673 Collapse of mycaenaen culture and the advent of general literacy in the classical period (reading and writing) Shakespeare belongs to the first generation of schooling of the classics The ancient lives of homer derives its name for blind. Persons so handicapped earned a living by song and entertainment. The name can be seen from the odyssey itself The illiad and the odyssey are composite achievements Their sophistication of structure indicates the work of a single artistic intelligence, apporting the heritage of oral tradition and giving the fixed shape of a plot. Homer is a product of a written tradition. The one who can see parts of the Homeric sagas are the ones who understand it. Both epics cover a narrow and critical period of several weeks within the 10 year span of
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course VIC 201 taught by Professor Julianpatrick during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto.

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Lecture 01 - Homer is the name of the poet to whom are...

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