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Mesg #90523 "RE: The origins of Homer's Odyssey?"
Author Weird Jim     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Wed Mar-07-12 06:26 PM
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Wed Mar-07-12 06:35 PMby Weird Jim

>Of course, like any historian, Herodotus
>could simply have had his pet theory.
>Besides, while I haven't read that part of
>the Histories, I'm pretty sure the
>story in question was the Iliad
>rather than the Odyssey.

I don't think so. While I couldn't tolerate the Iliad because of a certain repetitiveness, I understand it deals more with the Seige of Troy and Achilles epic battle with Hector and his desecration of Hector's body by using his chariot to drag it around outside the walls of Troy. I think it leaves off after the fall of Troy. What Herodotus is talking about is the wanderings of the vessel after it had been hit by the storm. Possibly I wrote my post wrongly.

Anyway, whichever, my point was that readers like 'nice' heroes .

And yes, Herodutus had his own ideas, one of them being that melting snow couldn't possibly be the cause of the Nile flooding yearly as everyone knows that snow does not fall in the Summer

Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960

  

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The origins of Homer's Odyssey? [View all] , Weird Jim, Sat Mar-03-12 05:13 PM
  RE: The origins of Homer's Odyssey?, l_clausewitz, Mar 07th 2012, #1
RE: The origins of Homer's Odyssey?, Weird Jim, Mar 07th 2012 #2
      RE: The origins of Homer's Odyssey?, l_clausewitz, Mar 13th 2012, #3
           RE: The origins of Homer's Odyssey?, Weird Jim, Mar 14th 2012, #4

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