Robin Mitchell-Boyask, Professor of Classics, Temple University
20 December 2013
General background resources
- Study guides:
- Homer and History
- The Geometric Structure of Scenes in the Iliad. Taken from Cedric Whitman's Homer and the Heroic Tradition, this chart shows the complexity of the Iliad's architecture. To understand the term "Geometric" and to situate the Iliad's complex scale in broader culture, look at this vase, which was made around the same time as one of the dates posited for the composition of the Homeric epics.
- Images of the Trojan War
- Listen to Homer!
- Texts and Tools. Note that the Homer texts can be changed to see a transliteration of the Greek or Samuel Butler's translation.
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