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  1. Oct 2023
  2. May 2022
  3. Apr 2022
    1. Alexander possessed an additional weapon: Homer’s Iliad. He had learned to read and write by studying this text as a young man, and thanks to his teacher, the philosopher Aristotle

      Significance of Homer's Iliad and his teacher, Aristotle, in Alexanders formative years.

    2. Despite its place in literature, Homer’s epic poem had repercussions far beyond the libraries and campfires of ancient Greece

      Significance of the Iliad.

  4. Nov 2021
    1. The Greek historian Plutarch, who lived in the first century A.D., wrote that the epics owed their existence as complete poems to Lycurgus, an early ruler of Sparta, who encountered them during his travels in Asia Minor
  5. May 2021