Homer: Episode 6
In this episode Dr. Fleming and Stephen continue to discuss the role of the gods in Homer as well as the outlines of Greek religion in general, its practices, “commandments,” and theology. We also briefly explore the age-old discussion: why do the good suffer?
Dr. Fleming's essay on Homer for the Autodidact can be found here: https://fleming.foundation/2022/01/the-autodidact-homer/
Original Air Date: May 28, 2020
Show Run Time: 25 minutes
Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner
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Hi Tom, I like that remark, about NOT doing what the gods told you: “don’t seduce your cousin’s wife and then kill her ………;
and especially the discussion about Homer and the tradition of
burial of the dead and the importance of remembering the dead…
Will listen to this again. Unfortunately, we do not honor our dead
even on Memorial Day! The emphasis is BBQ’S ,SALE SHOPPING
etc. Some people don’t even know what Memorial Day is for.
Mr. TRUMP wished everyone a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY?
I missed going to the cemetery where Dave is buried this year
because of the virus. Dave received the Silver star for swimming
across a river on D DAY in NORMANDY and getting blood palasma
that saved 10 men’s lives; so he is buried in an honor section where
many of our political leaders come to speak, with band, taps, bagpipes etc. This makes my visit there easier, Yes, the Greeks
had it right, and we need to carry out the tradition of honoing
the dead. Thank you for this podcast.