Monthly Archive: November 2016


Meter in The Odyssey

The Odyssey uses dactylic hexameter.  To break this down, this means six feet to the verse, with the first five feet being either a dactyl or a spondee , the last always a spondee...


Plot in The Odyssey

The story begins in medias res (in the middle of things).  Homer assumes the audience is familiar with the traditional story.  He begins at a moment of crisis, gradually drawing in the background material...


Religion in Homer

There are many gods of human shape and with human attributes, who devote their time to feasting, intrigue, and love.  There is little of an ethical nature in his religion; the essence of the...