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Who was the poet of the Iliad and the Odyssey?

Who was the poet of the Iliad and the Odyssey?

Homer

Who is my blind poet wrote the Iliad and Odyssey *?

Were the Iliad and the Odyssey written by the same person?

In “Rediscovering Homer,” Andrew Dalby goes further — arguing that a woman probably composed both “The Odyssey” and “The Iliad.” These two epic poems, written around 650 B.C., are traditionally attributed to Homer. The truth is, we know virtually nothing about the poet or poets who penned them.

What is the moral lesson of Iliad?

The moral message of the Iliad is that having the courage to fight gives a man’s life honor and meaning, but that war itself is tragic. While Homer emphasizes honorable exploits of brave warriors, he also does not shy away from showing the human cost of war.

Is the Iliad real?

As the historical sources – Herodotus and Eratosthenes – show, it was generally assumed to have been a real event. According to Homer’s Iliad, the conflict between the Greeks – led by Agamemnon, King of Mycenae – and the Trojans – whose king was Priam – took place in the Late Bronze Age, and lasted 10 years.

When did Achilles die?

350 BC

Why did Achilles have to die?

Achilles’ legend. The story of Achilles is one of the most important legends in Greek mythology. Achilles was said to have died from a heel wound as the result of a poisoned arrow shot by Paris, Hector’s brother (see Figure 2).

Why did Paris shoot Achilles with an arrow?

The most enduring story of Achilles’ death seems to be the one in which Paris shoots him with an arrow in his single spot of vulnerability (his heel) in the Temple of Apollo.

Can Hector defeat Achilles?

No. In the Homeric epics, battles are far more “stereotypical” and “fixed” than those in the real world (or, for that matter, those in cinema and modern literature). Hector could have never defeated Achilles, because: Fate had determined that Achilles would win the fight and Hector would lose his life.

How did Helen of Troy marry her husband?

When the time came for Helen to marry, she had many suitors. To prevent any violence against her future husband, the Greek warrior Odysseus made his countrymen swear to protect the man she agreed to wed. Helen chose Menelaus, who later became king of Sparta.

When did Paris kill Achilles?

Achilles’ most notable feat during the Trojan War was the slaying of the Trojan prince Hector outside the gates of Troy. Although the death of Achilles is not presented in the Iliad, other sources concur that he was killed near the end of the Trojan War by Paris, who shot him in the heel with an arrow.