The Treatment of Material Gifts and Wealth in Books VII and IX of Homer’s Ililad

Book VII and Book IX of Homer’s Iliad present opposing views on the significance of material wealth in relation to the heroic code, contrasting Hector and Achilles consecutively, who have already been established by the poet as polar in character. On one hand, in the passage from Book VII, material wealth acts with moral significance … Read moreThe Treatment of Material Gifts and Wealth in Books VII and IX of Homer’s Ililad