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Why was homer important in Greek history?
He wrote the lliad and the odyssey.
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Do you think the ethics of Homer are probably a reliable source of information about the history of the ancient Greeks?
According to me I will say,yes the epic of Homer are probably a reliable source of information about history of the ancient Greeks because we get hints about life during th…is period from two great epic poems, the Iliad( the greatest source of information about the Trojan War) and Odysseus, reveal much about the values of the ancient Greeks.
He was a symbol of heroism and resistance, however his effect on events was negligible.
Leonidas is important to Greek history because he symbolize the bravery and the courage of the whole Greece. His decision to stay and fight with his 300 soldiers against the t…housands soldiers of Persia made him an important figure in the Greek history.
The Greeks were responisble for beginning many things in civilisation, and theatre is one of them. They were the first society to create a stage (an 'amphiheatre') - out…side, with no roof, and space to seat thousands (usually around 18,000) of people. They used this forum to present plays which helped them to decide important issues with regards to politics & their government. Performances were the culmination of a festival. They divided their performances into Comedy and Tragedy. They introduced the idea of using masks into their performances, as the auditorium (seating space) was so large that those at the back couldn't see the actor's faces properly - masks were simply an exaggeration of the emotions the characters were portraying. The accoustics, however, were astounding - someone on the back row of an amphitheatre could hear an actor talking (without shouting) perfectly. Theatre created debate, and was watched by everyone that could fit it, as it was seem as a very important tool to solve problems of the day. Perhaps this aspect of theatre, essential to the Greeks, should become more important to us nowadays, as it was the reason for its creation.
He wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey. Not only did he write the Iliad and the Odyssey... He helped to organize the pantheon of Greek gods, he gave the Greeks role models to liv…e up to, and he wrote about a period of history that would have otherwise been forgotten. Homer wrote about the Trojan War and it's aftermath. The Trojan War happened during the Greek Dark Ages (c. 1100-800 BCE). The only written history that tells the story of the dark ages are Homer's epic poems. HE DIED ABOUT 800 BC
it has the most military power in Greece so it won LOTS of wars. Sparta the city state had greatest military power of Greece and played catalytic role in history of Peloponnes…e. The dominant power in Greece, Sparta's role was over by the year 362 B.C., The Spartan myth continues to fascinate Western culture.
All I can come up with is because it can convey their culture but feel free to change this if you have something better.
homer was actually a blind poet if you didnt know. Homer wasn't actually greek, he was roman. he played the lyre and didnt write the illiad and the odyssey himself. he told th…e writer what to script from his words.
Homer died in Ios, of a disease he had contracted on his arrival. He was buried near the shore of the island of Ios, by his companions, and those citizens who had visited him …during his illness.
We do not know for sure if Homer really existed. So we do not know if he had children. What we know is that somebody wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey and we attribute the…se to a possibly existing person called Homer.
Tyrants (from the Greek word tyrannos, a ruler of a polis; as opposed to an aristocrat or an elected official) represented the rulers during a specific period of time in Greek… history, between the falls of the oligarchies and the rise of the democracies. During that time, the tyrants stepped in and took over control of the government, many times givng up power peacefully when a new system was put in place. However, as often as not, the tyrants abused their power and became noted as extreme opportunists that were only out for themselves. The negative connotation began with comments made by Plato and continued through the Hellenistic period to carry into Rome, where tyrannus meant an illegitimate ruler.
The influence of Homer upon the ancient civilization of the Greeks is difficult to overstate, as it was so profound and widespread. Fundamentally, it may be said that Gree…k values, Greek history, Greek theology (and even particular religious practices), as well as the basic love of Greeks for storytelling as a teaching and an entertainment device were all derived from the Homeric epics.
The stories of early Greece by Homer were written down hundreds of years after the event, and come from the songs sung by the travelling bards, each of whom made up their …own versions. Even Homer's work has been rewritten several times, so what is fact and what is poetic fiction is unclear. It was created as entertainment, not to record history, and the content includes events and description covering hundreds of years - eg the boar's tusk helmet is 14th Century BCE, Ajax was dead by the reputed 12th Century time of the Trojan War, some of the descriptions match political arrangements in Homer's time - 8th Century BCE. So it is not history. We try to match things we know from archaeology with some of the content to try to get an understanding of what might have happened. A possible summary might be that Achaeans Greek peoples) went on a ten year looting spree of western Asia Minor and the Islands in the 12th Century BCE. When they had done, they turned on the richest prize, the city of Troy which had grown wealthy on the trade through the Dardanelles Strait, captured, looted and destroyed it, and went home to find the Sea Peoples raiding and destroying their homeland, bringing on the Greek Dark Age.
Even Homer himself is very probably a 'creation', as there is not a shred of historical evidence on his existence and his name only first popped up hundreds of years after… the creation of the Iliad. As to the story itself: in the period when the Iliad supposedly played out, Greece's population still consisted of a number of small and fairly primitive communities led by councils of elders. At the time, only Crete had developed into a highly developed culture with Kings on top (the so-called Minoan Kingdom) but Crete doesn't even play a role in the Iliad. So, describing mighty Greek kings fighting a ten-year war on foreign soil back then really is 'creating' a glorious past. In reality, 'wars' in very ancient Greece were mostly sticks-and-stones affairs between two or three of those local communities. Troy by the way has never even conclusively been proven to have actually existed. What we - and the tourist agencies - now call Troy is a place where seven consecutive cities have stood near the coast of northwestern Turkey. Only one was found to bear clear markings of destruction by fire but that was not the one where the gold 'treasures of Troy' were found by discoverer Heinrich Schliemann. That one burned city might easily have been burned down by natural causes: fire brigades were a thing of the future and all it took was a fire somewhere plus a strong wind at the time.