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Is the Odyssey a tragedy?
Last Updated: 23rd February, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, is the Iliad a tragedy?
Epic Poetry, Tragedy, War Drama The Homeric poems (the Iliad and the Odyssey)are epic, because our concept of epic comes from Homeric poems.Because most of the Iliad depicts battles in the Trojan War,it also falls into the category of War Drama.
Furthermore, why do we still read the Odyssey today? Why is The Odyssey Still ImportantToday. The reason why The Odyssey is consideredvaluable today is because it teaches virtues and values. Forinstance, it teaches that through determination, hard work, andperseverance, one can succeed in even the most dangerous or mostchallenging of tasks.
Additionally, is Odysseus a tragic hero?
Odysseus is considered an epic hero forhis role as King of Ithaca, his participation in the war, and hisjourney home. Tragic flaw: Because the hero is notsolely divine, his tragic flaw stems from the fact that heis human. Odysseus's hubris, excessive pride, caused himgreat trouble along the way.
Is Homer's Odyssey a true story?
A True Story, written by Lucian of Samosata inthe 2nd century AD, is a satire on the Odyssey and onancient travel tales, describing a journey sailing westward, beyondthe Pillars of Hercules and to the Moon, thefirst known text that could be called science fiction.