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Scheria: The First Utopian City of Greek Mythology and the World

Scheria: The First Utopian City of Greek Mythology and the World

Scheria was a utopic town in ancient Greek mythology where Odysseus ended his 10-year-long journey before returning to Ithaca. This region is very famous in the literary world because of Odysseus and also because of its utopic description by Homer in his book, Odyssey. This place was also home to the mysterious and nearly perfect…

Divine Intervention in the Odyssey: What Are the Effects on Odysseus?

Divine Intervention in the Odyssey: What Are the Effects on Odysseus?

Divine interventions in the Odyssey made the epic novel more interesting. They also showed different sides of the gods and goddesses like Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, and even Zeus. However, were these gods allies or foes? Continue reading to find out how different gods placed their presence in various ways to intervene, all in this…

When Was the Iliad Written? Discovering When the Epic Was Penned

When Was the Iliad Written? Discovering When the Epic Was Penned

The Iliad is viewed as the one epic poem that has influenced generations of Western poetry and is considered a masterpiece among literature enthusiasts. The epic poem survived centuries of oral transmission before it finally got penned. However, when was the Iliad written and who wrote the masterpiece? Keep reading to discover the answer to…