Iliad project michael

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Iliad project michael

  1. 1. The iliad as oral traditionThe iliad as oral tradition The greeks applied the iliad and theThe greeks applied the iliad and the odyssey as the bases of pedagogy,odyssey as the bases of pedagogy, classical scholars treated the iliad andclassical scholars treated the iliad and the odyssey as poemsthe odyssey as poems
  2. 2. Mythological charactersMythological characters  In the literary trojan war of the iliad theIn the literary trojan war of the iliad the olympic gods goddesses and demigodsolympic gods goddesses and demigods fight and play great roles I human warfarefight and play great roles I human warfare  Unlike practical greek religiousUnlike practical greek religious observance, homers portrayals of themobservance, homers portrayals of them suited his narrative purpose, being verysuited his narrative purpose, being very different from the polytheistic Ideas thatdifferent from the polytheistic Ideas that the greeks used.the greeks used.
  3. 3. English translationsEnglish translations  George Chapman published hisGeorge Chapman published his translation in the iliad.translation in the iliad.  Beginning in 1598 published inBeginning in 1598 published in fourteeners a long line ballad that hasfourteeners a long line ballad that has room for all of homers figures of speechroom for all of homers figures of speech and plenty of new ones.and plenty of new ones.
  4. 4. FateFate  Propels most of the events of the iliadPropels most of the events of the iliad once set gods and men abide it neitheronce set gods and men abide it neither truly able or willing to contest it.truly able or willing to contest it.  How fate is set is unknown but it is told byHow fate is set is unknown but it is told by the fates and seers such as calchas a.k.athe fates and seers such as calchas a.k.a the bronze man.the bronze man.

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