Analysis of How the “Iliad” Reflects Greek History from 700B.C.E to 200 C.E.


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Analysis of How the "Iliad" Reflects Greek History from 700B.C.E to 200 C.E.
This study will analyze the historical timeline of the mythological, cultural, and militaristic aspects of Greek civilization that appear in the Iliad by Homer. By understanding the appearance of many gods throughout this epic poem, the God Apollo was a mythological deity that plays a large role in warfare amongst the battle of Troy. Also, the use of spears, armor, and other military aspects of Grecian are represented in the Iliad in the battles that take place. Finally, the cultural obligations of the heroic personae in Greek civilization and in literature will be analyzed in this historical timeline of the Iliad in comparison to its historical background.
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.....2009, p.40). This is how the heroic tradition is culturally and historically portrayed in the Iliad.
In conclusion, the historical reflection of Homer’s hero provides an important cultural understanding of how Greeks interpreted the hero in the Iliad as well as in its evaluations of courage and honor in daily life. Also, the mythological and militaristic aspects of the Iliad have also been analyzed in the role of Apollo and the use of spears in the poem and in Greek history. These factors define how a historical timeline can aligned with the epic poem The Iliad by the ancient Greek poet Homer.
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