Homer: Episode 3
Homeric epic poems were not originally written but preserved by a tradition of oral composition that made these stories easier to recite (and remember). To appreciate the brilliant technique, it is useful to understand dactylic hexameter, which is used throughout the Iliad, as well as how the various "homeric" texts came down into the texts we know today as the Iliad and the Odyssey.
See also Dr. Fleming's essay on Homer for the Autodidact: https://fleming.foundation/2022/01/the-autodidact-homer/
Original Air Date: April 14, 2020
Show Run Time: 17 minutes
Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner
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