What events did the ancient Greek poet Homer reflect in his poems? Try to say, what reliable information can we get from the content of these poems “Iliad” and “Odyssey” by the example of any excerpt from these poems? What did the ancient Greeks appreciate in people?
In the poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, the ancient Greek poet Homer talks about the Trojan War and about one hero who survived it – Odyssey. There is a lot of fictional in the works, but some reliable information can be obtained. For example, reading the fantastic stories that happened to Odysseus, we understand that the Greeks appreciated courage, intelligence, the ability not to give up before the difficulties of life, determination and love for their loved ones in people. Thus, Homer’s works are of great importance both as literary works and as historical sources about the life of the ancient Greeks.
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