Source Collection: Diversity and Change in Greco-Roman Religious Beliefs
This module will examine four different indigenous theologies within the Greco-Roman world to understand the diversity and change that occurred within Greco-Roman religion over the centuries. The four texts serve to complicate the simplified mythologies that often form the basis of the teaching of “ancient Greek religion.” The four frameworks are: Greek mythology, impersonal fate, Aristotle’s philosophy, and Greco-Roman stoicism.
Homer's The Iliad is an ancient greek poem written around the eighth century. The poem is set during the Trojan war and highlights the conflict between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. The text provided is an excerpt from book three.
This source is a part of the Diversity and Change in Greco-Roman Religious Beliefs teaching module.
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