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The Homeric gods

Walter Friedrich Gustav Hermann Otto

The Homeric gods

the spiritual significance of Greek religion.

by Walter Friedrich Gustav Hermann Otto

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Published by Beacon Press in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mythology, Greek,
  • Greece -- Civilization.,
  • Greece -- Religion.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesBeacon paperback, no. BP 178
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL781 O713 1964
    The Physical Object
    Pagination310p.
    Number of Pages310
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14226398M

    Interpretative Essays. Author: Andrew Faulkner; Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» This is the first collection of scholarly essays on the Homeric Hymns, a corpus of 33 hexameter poems celebrating gods that were probably recited at religious festivals, among other possible performance venues, and were frequently attributed. A summary of Book 1 in Homer's The Iliad. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Iliad and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and .

    Gods, Fate, and Free Will in Homer and Modern Times Anonymous College Considering divinity, destiny, and the existence of free will is not a concept that is exclusive to Greek Literature; in fact, whenever there are predetermined, all-powerful entities that guide the actions of lesser beings, it is quite natural to question the agency of those. This book is available in English under the title Aristotle and the Theology of the Living Immortals, trans. by J. Garrett (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, ). [This note revised August 5, ] For a summary comparison between Homer's view of the gods and Plato's view, see Homer's Gods, Plato's Gods (a chart).

      Usually called an epithet or a Homeric epithet, but sometimes called a Homeric epitaph, it is one of the most noticeable features of Homer's works the Iliad and the t comes from the Greek for putting (something) on (something). It is a tag or nickname that can be used on its own or together with the real name, depending on other features of the Greek language.   Furthermore, the passages describing the mass burials in Book 7 are believed by some scholars to be a late post-Homeric addition to the Iliad. According to D. Page, History and the Homeric Iliad (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2), –24, the latter part of Book 7, which includes Nestor's speech, the burial truce and the building of the Cited by: 1.


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Out of 5 stars THE HOMERIC GODS: The subtitle - SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE - is the essence of this book. Reviewed in the United States on Janu Verified Purchase. Walter Otto was a brilliant scholar of the ancient world, and writes as if its deepest values and even beliefs are still current to those who can comprehend their wonder Cited by: out of 5 stars THE HOMERIC GODS: The subtitle - SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE - is the essence of this book Reviewed in the United States on Janu Verified Purchase/5(4).

Book from the Archaeological Survey of India Central Archaeological Library, New Delhi. Book Number: Book Title: Homeric gods Book Author: Otto, Walter F. Book Language: English. In many respects, this book is considered to be the best guide ever written on Homeric religion.

The analysis by W. Otto, while being very careful in terms of interpretation, denotes an open consonance of the author with the spirit - sometimes brutal and, for our mentality, immoral - of Greek polytheism/5.

Otto’s The Homeric Gods embraces this generalization of Nietzsche and sets the Homeric gods in opposition not only to Judeo-Christianity but also to the bourgeois form of life in general. What makes Otto’s book unique and useful is that he actually uses Homer and other archaic and Classical sources to explain the gods.

In Part 2, which forms the bulk of the book, Heath argues for the superiority of Homer over the biblical tradition across five themes: (1) Homer’s direct presentation of flawed gods vs. biblical (and later exegetical) attempts to “clean up” the divine; (2) the Homeric (and Hesiodic) creation myth in which the god in power at present is.

The Homeric Gods: The Spiritual Significance of Greek Religion Walter F. Otto Snippet view - The Homeric gods: the spiritual significance of Greek religion. The Nature of Homer’s Gods Rescuing their Reputations from the Scholars by John Prendergast.

The human story in the Iliad is elevated beyond the ordinary by a divine story about the authentic, functioning pantheon of the time, a story driven by the character of the various gods, which portrays their individual scope and function through their behavior and how they interact with one another.

Homer (/ ˈ h oʊ m ər /; Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος Greek pronunciation: [hómɛːros], Hómēros) is the semi-legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek kingdoms.

It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and. The gods of Homer may help to explain the gods of Plato, but the gods of Plato can only hinder our search for the gods of Homer. More surprisingly, we must clear from our minds also the more primitive notions that seem to emerge from the archaeological evidence of pre-Homeric times, even though many earlier practices survived long after.

The Homeric Chronicles is much more than a retelling of the Trojan War. Using Homer, Apollodorus, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Greek plays and various other sources, Janell Rhiannon follows 5 major kingdoms as a series of prophecies and marriages herald the coming of a great war.

This book seeks to fill this void in Homeric studies by exploring the function of sacrifice within the context of the Iliad and the ways in which the goals of the poem shape the representation and meaning of sacrifice. I will focus exclusively on animal sacrifices performed with the intention of influencing gods and the outcome of events.

The Homeric gods: the spiritual significance of Greek religion Walter Friedrich Otto Snippet view - The Homeric Gods: The Spiritual Significance of Greek Religion. The epics that are associated with Homer’s name, the Iliad and the Odyssey, emerge from a long tradition of oral song that extends back into the Late Bronze Age.

The poems themselves, however, date from the late 8th or early 7th centuries bc. From the perspective of religious belief and religious practice, the society that is described in these epics, like the society of the 8th- and 7th Author: Elizabeth Minchin.

Summary: Chapter II — The Two Great Gods of the Earth Aside from the twelve Olympians, there are two equally important gods who reside on earth: Demeter and Dionysus (Bacchus). These two are the best friends of humanity: Demeter, goddess of the harvest and nature, provides fruitful plenty and protects the threshing-floor, while Dionysus, god.

Sources of myths: literary and archaeological The Homeric poems: the Iliad and the Odyssey. The 5th-century-bce Greek historian Herodotus remarked that Homer and Hesiod gave to the Olympian gods their familiar today would accept this literally.

In the first book of the Iliad, the son of Zeus and Leto (Apollo, line 9) is as instantly identifiable to the Greek reader by his.

Structurally, Book III follows a pattern that Homer uses many times in the Iliad — one scene is followed by a second that reflects the first and reinforces ideas within it.

In Book III the war between the Greeks and the Trojans is personified in the hand-to-hand duel between Menelaos and Paris — the two men whose dispute over Helen is the.

2 The problematical substance ἰχώρ, which is only mentioned twice in Homer, (Iliad v and ), may well be an ad hoc explanation, devised for Book v, in which the gods not only come down and fight on the field of battle like humans, but are—in some cases—fighters very much inferior to Diomedes, to account for the fact that though Diomedes can wound Aphrodite he cannot kill her Cited by: 9.

Summary and Analysis Book 5 - Odysseus — Nymph and Shipwreck. The gods have gathered again on Olympus. Poseidon is notably absent, and Athena once more advocates Odysseus' case. Zeus agrees to send his son Hermes immediately to Ogygia in order to liberate the king of Ithaca from Calypso.

Zeus advises Athena to help Telemachus return home. The Athanassakis translation of the "Homeric Hymns" -- a somewhat disparate collection of narratives, possible opening invocations for performances of longer poems, and a mix of what seem to be actual religious documents and literary exercises -- displays both literary grace (in the verse-line translations), and scholarly explication (in the introduction, and in the accompanying notes to the /5(5).

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.The Hymn to Aphrodite, too, is Homeric in its grace, and charm, and divine sense of human limitations, of old age that comes on the fairest, as Tithonus and Anchises; of death and disease that wait for all.

The life of the Gods is one long holiday; the end of our holiday is always near at hand.The second thing to remember about the Homeric gods is their specific allegiances in the Trojan War.

Hera, the patron goddess of women and the home, and Athene, goddess or war and wisdom, are opposed to the Trojans because Paris said that Aphrodite was more beautiful than them.