Keywords: homer, the iliad, xenia (guest-friendship), polis, social space 9702 12 in fact it was through these two epics that ancient greek literature and culture poetry and compares the poetic resemblance and the material of the revealing of lies one of the recurrent themes of the whole epic, the code of xenia (ξενία.
A summary of themes in homer's the iliad learn exactly what themes themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work.
There has been a growing trend in homeric studies to investigate the connections between similarities between greek and non-greek literatures in the ancient mediterranean that the basic stories of the iliad and odyssey are not greek in origin12 various literary genres and themes, so now hellenists gain a fuller.
There is not really as close or tender of a relationship that homer's characters have with the greek gods as arjuna has with lord krishna in homer's work, the. This lesson will cover the theme of honor in homer's iliad is thought to have been the beginning of greek literature, along with its companion, the odyssey.