Ancients and Moderns
October 3, 2012
Week 4, Class 2, Wednesday
most people think the iliad is about the trojan war, but it's actually about rage.
It's broadly about war, the trojan war.
Amoment in history- creation of literature.
Wrath of achilles- Character development, rather than types.
Religion in ancient greece
little in common with modern religions
no sacred text, nor a permanent priesthood etc
do have visionary's and see-ers (people who can see the future)
sacrifice: human sacrifice in the Mediterranean, was part of the culture. Translated into animal sacrifice
sacrifice is based on not giving the gods something they need, but as an offering or gift, to set up a
roughly divide literature into these four genres:
Lyric, epic, drama and tragedy.
Epic: means a long poem written in a specific metre. Iliad is an