Bureaucrats and Barbarians



Homer Reading Qs


  1. How did the Trojan War give a sense of national or cultural identity, despite the fact that their governments were small, disunified city-states?




  1. Explain how and why the Greeks gained their cultural identity from Homerís poetry. What does this reveal about Greek society?




  1. How was history was preserved in this time period?





  1. What was  the "theme" to the epic the Iliad? Why was "Achilles choice" considered problematic? What does this reveal about Greek values?


  1. Define and explain the significance of the following: