These claims are not considered authentic today and were by no means universally accepted in the ancient world. Modern scholarly consensus is that they have no value as history. Some claims were established early and repeated often. The writings on the top and right side are scholia. The study of Homer is one of the oldest topics in scholarship, dating back to antiquity.
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These claims are not considered authentic today and were by no means universally accepted in the ancient world. Modern scholarly consensus is that they have no value as history. Some claims were established early and repeated often.
The writings on the top and right side are scholia. The study of Homer is one of the oldest topics in scholarship, dating back to antiquity. These anomalies point to earlier versions of the Iliad in which Ajax played a more prominent role, in which the Achaean embassy to Achilles comprised different characters, and in which Patroclus was actually mistaken for Achilles by the Trojans. They point to earlier versions of the Odyssey in which Telemachus went in search of news of his father not to Menelaus in Sparta but to Idomeneus in Crete, in which Telemachus met up with his father in Crete and conspired with him to return to Ithaca disguised as the soothsayer Theoclymenus, and in which Penelope recognized Odysseus much earlier in the narrative and conspired with him in the destruction of the suitors.
Contemporary[ edit ] Most contemporary scholars, although they disagree on other questions about the genesis of the poems, agree that the Iliad and the Odyssey were not produced by the same author, based on "the many differences of narrative manner, theology, ethics, vocabulary, and geographical perspective, and by the apparently imitative character of certain passages of the Odyssey in relation to the Iliad. The explanations suggested by modern scholars tend to mirror their position on the overall Homeric question.
Nagy interprets it as "he who fits the song together". West has advanced both possible Greek and Phoenician etymologies. Some contemporary scholars think the destruction of Troy VIIa circa BC was the origin of the myth of the Trojan War, others that the poem was inspired by multiple similar sieges that took place over the centuries.
Homeric Greek shows features of multiple regional Greek dialects and periods, but is fundamentally based on Ionic Greek , in keeping with the tradition that Homer was from Ionia. Linguistic analysis suggests that the Iliad was composed slightly before the Odyssey, and that Homeric formulae preserve older features than other parts of the poems. These habits aid the extemporizing bard, and are characteristic of oral poetry.
For instance, the main words of a Homeric sentence are generally placed towards the beginning, whereas literate poets like Virgil or Milton use longer and more complicated syntactical structures. Homer then expands on these ideas in subsequent clauses; this technique is called parataxis. He noted that Homer often, when describing frequently recurring activities such as eating, praying , fighting and dressing, used blocks of set phrases in sequence that were then elaborated by the poet.
Parry and Lord noted that these conventions are found in many other cultures. C, B, A has been observed in the Homeric epics. Opinion differs as to whether these occurrences are a conscious artistic device, a mnemonic aid or a spontaneous feature of human storytelling. Some scholars believe that they were dictated to a scribe by the poet and that our inherited versions of the Iliad and Odyssey were in origin orally-dictated texts. Most scholars attribute the book divisions to the Hellenistic scholars of Alexandria, in Egypt.
After the establishment of the Library of Alexandria , Homeric scholars such as Zenodotus of Ephesus, Aristophanes of Byzantium and in particular Aristarchus of Samothrace helped establish a canonical text. Today scholars use medieval manuscripts, papyri and other sources; some argue for a "multi-text" view, rather than seeking a single definitive text.
Others, such as Martin West — or T. Allen, fall somewhere between these two extremes.
De Ilias van Homeros
Ilias[ bewerken brontekst bewerken ] De Ilias zo genoemd naar de andere naam van Troje , Ilion beschrijft 51 dagen uit het 10e jaar van die oorlog. Het eigenlijke thema van de Ilias is de wrok van Achilles jegens de Griekse leider Agamemnon : ruzie om een buitgemaakte slavin. Achilles onttrekt zich hierom aan de strijd; militaire rampspoed voor de Grieken is daarvan het gevolg. De uitvaart van Hector is de laatste episode van de Ilias. Het sneuvelen van Achilles, die getroffen zou worden in zijn spreekwoordelijk geworden achillespees en de inname van Troje middels de klassieke krijgslist van het Paard van Troje , komen er niet in voor.