Homer: Episode 1

In this episode, Dr. Fleming explains the purpose of this series and how the Greeks read Homer: both as scripture and as history.

In addition, the full text of Dr. Fleming's Autodidact essay on Homer can be found here: https://fleming.foundation/2022/01/the-autodidact-homer/

Original Air Date: March 16, 2020
Show Run Time: 22 minutes
Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner

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1 Response

  1. Allen Wilson says:

    Considering that there was some Mesopotamian influence on Greek mythology, I wonder if anyone has ever tried to claim to have detected any such influence on Homer himself. I don’t recall ever having heard of any such claims.

    Also, I don’t recall hearing of any Egyptian influence either on Homer or on Greek mythology, despite Egyptian influence being present in Minoan culture.