The Idea of Home in Classical Literature: An Analysis

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The Idea of Home in Classical Literature: An Analysis
Introduction
Examining the idea of home in Virgil's “Aeneid“, Homer's “Iliad“, and Homer's “Odyssey“ reveals how important home is to the protagonists and characters in these classic texts. Home is not merely a place to live, it is the foundation of their identity and has deep personal, spiritual, and national meaning for them. Reverence for one’s homeland is a common theme in classical literature and reflects the awareness of the protagonists and characters that their personal honor, spiritual well-being, and the fate of their nations all depend on their determination and ability to defend their homelands.
The Foundational Meaning of Home
In the “Aeneid“, Virgil...
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..... a place to live, it is the foundational source of their identity and thus has deep personal, spiritual, and national meaning. Reverence for one’s homeland is a common theme in these classical texts and is displayed through the emotions, motivations, and actions of the protagonists and characters, who all share a deep and sacred love for their homelands.
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Homer. (2011). “The Iliad.” Mit.edu. Online. Available: http://classics.mit. edu/Homer/iliad.24.xxiv.html. 7 December 2011.
_ _ _. (2011). “The Odyssey.” Mit.edu. Online. Available: http://classics. mit.edu/Homer/odyssey.5.v.html. 7 December 2011.
Virgil. (2011). “The Aeneid.” Mit.edu. Online. Available: http://classics. mit.edu/Virgil/aeneid.1.i.html. 7 December 2011.