Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. The compilation of The Homeric Hymns is discussed in the Introduction.
1) Define the term "Homeric" and why it is applied to the hymns that are featured in this collection.
2) Explain the hexameter form that Homer was known to use and how it is present in the hymns.
3) Analyze the different purposes of the hymns as they are presented in the Introduction.
2. Describe the possible theories about Homer's life and writings, including why it is believed that he was blind, how this is referred to in the hymns, and the...
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