American heavy metal band Symphony X wrote an epic song inspired by the Homer’s The Odyssey.
A justifiably admired passage from the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem, emphasizes how life is short and therefore precious.
Deliberate or not, elements of Mad Max: Fury Road remind one of the story of the Trojan War. It’s primal, aggressive, and epic. (It’s also a bloody good film.)
How do the worlds created by Homer in his epic poems relate to historical and archaeological realities? Do they relate to any particular periods of history at all?
Currently, the soccer World Cup is going on: a good opportunity to write about ancient Greek sports.
Can the Homeric epics be considered historical documents to some extent? If so, for which time period can they be used?