The Iliad vs. The Burial at Thebes. From literature to philosophy to art. Homer. b. sometime around 800 b.c.e.? creator of epic poetry wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey we know NOTHING of him. The Iliad. Agamemnon and the Greeks are beginning their 10 th year of fighting the Trojans
From literature to philosophy to art
traditionally philosophical text
uses the Gods as the controllers of human fate
Achilles = hero b/c he is godlike
The Burial at Thebes
Sophist or Socratic?
role of the Gods?
what defines a hero?How does Philosophy relate to The Iliad and The Burial at Thebes?