Homers Bio Biography of Homer (?-? BC) Beyond a few fragments of information, historians and classicists can only speculate about the life of the man who composed the Iliad and the Odyssey. The details are few. We do not even know the century in which he lived, and it is difficult to say with absolute certainty that the same poet composed both works. The Greeks attributed both of the epics to the same man, and we have little hard evidence that would make us doubt the ancient authorities, but uncertainty is a constant feature of scholarly work dealing with Homer's era of Greek history.
As notable traders, they shared cultures with many nations, which allowed their invention of the alphabet to spread throughout Eurasia. The Phoenician Empire continued to evolve until its eventual incorporation into the Persian and Macedonian Empires, around 400 BCE. Phoenicia is an ancient region lying on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The Empire peaked at around 1000 BCE, and developed until around 700 BCE. Phoenicia, now known as Lebanon, Syria, and Israel, was naturally isolated from other civilizations by the Lebanon Mountains in the east, and the great sea on the west.
Greek Gods were not dreams of flawlessness. They had particular issues, contentions, wars, and an incredible huge number of undertakings. The Greek divine beings were basically characters in the works of numerous extraordinary scholars and it might be ... ... middle of paper ... ...d beliefs received the Greek mythology in their inclination. American superheroes, rather than Greek legendary legends, are more reflective of our general public's mores. It could be said, their part all things considered is itself the tyke of the contemplation that cultivated, and was created by, the exploratory and social accomplishments of the Enlightenment.
The Minoans were a people who lived on an island near one of the oldest and most well-documented civilizations of the Western world. While they may have been advanced for their time, much of what we now know about their culture has come from examining their art. In the Minoan culture, different forms of artwork held different religious and political meaning. The Minoan civilization was comprised of the inhabitants on the island of Crete, which is southeast of mainland Greece. As a whole, their history is not very well known and a lot of what is known about their culture today is still loosely based off of mythology.
Ancient Greece When thinking about Greece, people generally think of Athens and it’s beauty, but not many think of the things that ancient Greece has given the world. Without all of the struggles and wars that Greece went through, they would not have been able to bring the world some of the greatest scholars known. Although the government, knowledge, and education the U.S. and the world has received from Greece is not visible, it is still very important today. The U.S. government has many things in common with the ancient governments of Athens and Sparta. Athens and Sparta both had branches of their government that carried out different responsibilities, just like the U.S. has today.
While many people argue wherever the Trojan War happened but the general consensus among historians is that the City of troy does in fact exist but what is more subject to debate is wherever not the ten year war that is told in the story actually happened. Archaeologists who have been investigating the myth of Homer's poem believe the legendary war may have been a process rather than a single event. In one of Eric Cline Historical books he said that the Trojan War did took place, and that Homer chose to write about more than one of them by making it into a great ten-year-long epic saga. Archaeologists who have dug at the site said to be troy say, the site is made up nine cities built on top of each other. There is a citadel structure in the middle and a town surrounding it.
Greek Literature The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired, influenced, and challenged readers to the present day. To suggest that all Western literature is no more than a footnote to the writings of classical Greece is an exaggeration, but it is nevertheless true that the Greek world of thought was so far-ranging that there is scarcely an idea discussed today that was not debated by the ancient writers.
With the Minoans civilization there is still great debate on how this civilization collapsed to was it due to the cause of the rise of the Mycenaeans or by the Thera Eruption or even to an extent neither caused the Minoans civilization to collapse as it remains a mystery to this day. As to many historians and archaeologists, they try to make a statement it was one of these events that lead to their collapse while others doubt these events were not the cause of their collapse as it was other things. Some background information on the Minoans civilization is that Sir Arthur Evans gave the Minoan name “named after King Minos, a legendary king of Crete in Greek mythology” back in the 1900s” (Wallenfels and Sasson 1). Sir Arthur Evans got interested in the Minoans and how we
His master is said to have been Agelades of Argos, though there is no proof to substantiate the claim#. Many believe that the majority of his pieces were commissioned by the city of Athens and, in turn, attribute many large public monumental sculptures to Pheidias, even though the dates do not always support this. Through my research, I agree with R.G. Haggar, that his career was launched when he was commissioned to sculpt an Athenian monument to Marathon. Scholars argue whether or not the funds for this project came from the spoils of the war, or the Athenian government.
In conclusion, whether the actual city described in Plato's writings existed, there is much proof that some sort of ancient city, similar in story, did actually exist and was made extinct by a disaster. There is much room for speculation about the exaggeration of Plato's writings, but his calculations (Minus the error in translation) are fairly accurate and have been used in recent archeological findings of ancient artifacts. The mystery of this legend remains in the minds of many.