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Homer by Mind Map: Homer
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The Homeric Question

The Argument

The length

The style

Artwork of the Iliad and the Odyssey

The art was depicted much later than the books were written.

The same scenes are depicted differently by different artists.

Homeric Legends

Homer was a blind poet/singer/storyteller (bard).

Homer was born in Chios; others say he was born in Smyrna. (In Ionia)

The Greeks believed that he lived near the time of the Trojan War - 12th century B.C.E. However, modern scholars now believe he lived around the 8th or 9th century.

Homer's Epics

The Iliad

The Odyssey

Homeric Hymns

Hymns addressed to the many different gods for the purpose of celebrating their specific attributes and worshiping them

Composed between 800 and 300 B.C.

In the format of the Dactylic Hexameter

Homer most likely did not write these hymns; instead they were anonymous poems.

A huge religious resource for the Greek people