The Idea of Home in Classical Literature: An Analysis Introduction Examining the idea of home in Virgil's â€œAeneidâ€œ, Homer's â€œIliadâ€œ, and Homer's â€œOdysseyâ€œ 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 oneâ€™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 â€œAeneidâ€œ, Virgil...The end:
..... a place to live, it is the foundational source of their identity and thus has deep personal, spiritual, and national meaning. Reverence for oneâ€™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. Sources Homer. (2011). â€œThe Iliad.â€ Mit.edu. Online. Available: http://classics.mit. edu/Homer/iliad.24.xxiv.html. 7 December 2011. _ _ _. (2011). â€œThe Odyssey.â€ Mit.edu. Online. Available: http://classics. mit.edu/Homer/odyssey.5.v.html. 7 December 2011. Virgil. (2011). â€œThe Aeneid.â€ Mit.edu. Online. Available: http://classics. mit.edu/Virgil/aeneid.1.i.html. 7 December 2011.