Identification - Epic Poetry Epic Poetry is usually a long narrative story These epic poems used to usually be given orally Some examples of epic

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Epic Poetry Epic Poetry is usually a long narrative story. These epic poems used to usually be given orally. Some examples of epic poetry are The Iliad and The Odyssey both by Homer. These poems depict the nature of Greek society and the cultural values that they have. Polis A polis is a Greek city-state. In Greece different kings ruled all these poleis, each governing their land and the surrounding villages. Each of the villages gathered to create a polis so that they could benefit each other. Laws were determined and each polis differently by the people who ran them. Invocation to the Muse This means to call upon a muse to help one out in a situation. This is usually done in hymn or prayer to one of the nine muses. Each muse serves a different function, whether it is literary, musical, or historical. These are referenced in epic poems. Achilles Achilles is the hero of the Iliad . In this epic poem his is characterized as a great soldier and friend. He symbolizes the perfect soldier and hero. This is done
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HUMANITIES hum2240 taught by Professor Aquino during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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Identification - Epic Poetry Epic Poetry is usually a long narrative story These epic poems used to usually be given orally Some examples of epic

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