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Homer Door Mind Map: Homer

1. Homeric Question

1.1. Arguement

1.1.1. Whether or not both of the poems were written by him, or by a lot of other people

1.2. Length

1.2.1. each one was so long, didn't know how he memorized all of the stanzas

1.2.1.1. Bards

1.2.1.1.1. Job was the story tell

1.2.1.1.2. They could tell long stories

1.2.1.2. all of homer's works were put together over time.

1.3. Style

1.3.1. differences between the Odyssey and IIliad.

1.3.1.1. Illiad is book of Homer's Youth

1.3.1.2. Odyssey is of his maturity

1.4. Homer's Style

1.4.1. Hexameter Verse

1.4.1.1. characteristic of early literature

1.4.1.2. contained six lines, flowed very nicely to explain an idea

1.5. Samuel Butler

1.5.1. Thought that the Epics were written by a Woman

1.5.2. Article " The authoress of the Illiad and Odyssey

2. Artwork of the Illiad and Odyssey

2.1. New node

2.2. The art was depicted way after the books were written

3. Legends of Homer

3.1. Blind Bard

3.1.1. Debate on living in 12th century or 8th and 9th century

3.1.1.1. From Ionia

3.1.2. his profession

3.2. Illiad and Odyssey

3.2.1. wrote about farmer class in books, thought to have been his class

3.2.2. Looked back on as examples of morality, and divine

4. The Odyssey & The Illiad

4.1. Illiad

4.1.1. Story of the City of Illion

4.1.2. Trojan War

4.1.2.1. Battles

4.1.2.2. Heros

4.1.2.2.1. Achilles

4.1.2.2.2. Hector

4.1.3. Gods intervened

4.1.4. Religious in the way that the Gods sided with the Trojans or Greeks

4.2. Odyssey

4.2.1. After the Trojan War

4.2.1.1. Odysseus' adventures back home

4.2.1.2. More modern than Illiad

4.2.2. Telemachus and Penelope

4.2.2.1. Telemachus comes into his own

4.2.2.2. Penelope shows as a stronger character

4.2.3. Religious in the fact that the Gods punished Odysseus for his actions

4.2.4. Odysseus

5. Homeric Hymns

5.1. 34 poems

5.1.1. A story related to each god/ goddess

5.1.1.1. i.e Demeter's story- use as example

5.2. "Homeric" because they were written in the same style that Homer wrote in

5.3. They provided the principal instructions for the worship of the gods/ goddess.

5.3.1. Involved song, and prayer

6. Link to Bibliography