Literary Tales Ep. 4: Homer’s Iliad as a Love Epic

In this lecture of Literary Tales we examine Homer’s Iliad as a monumental shift away from the purely strife-filled cosmos of Hesiod as he opens the door to love as a new governing force in the cosmos. This lecture is a concise summation of the Iliad with a focus on the characters and imagery as embodying the two archetypal images: lust/strife and love/healing.

 

This lecture is based on my essay, Homer’s “Iliad” and the Shield of Love and Strife (August 8, 2019)

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