whether real or fictional, is credited with writing two epics that
constantly generate source material for the modern world. In this
case, modern world refers to every world categorized as modern
since Homer existed. The Iliad and The Odyssey with their
captivating stories, fascinating characters and magnificent language
have inspired intellectuals and artists alike.
It is said that adaptation is the greatest form of flattery. By
that standard, Homer has been tremendously flattered over the years.
The ideas and characters put forth in his epics have been adapted
and modified in literature, art, theatre, film, social science, and
Homer has had an impact not only on how an individual fits into the
bigger picture, but on how to understand the bigger picture itself.
website explores the nature of Homers ideas and ways in which
they can be interpreted.
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