Objects & Places from The Homeric Hymns

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Greece - This sunny, hot land in the Mediterranean region of Europe has been archaeologically proven to be the place where some of the world's earliest civilizations began.

Mount Olympus - This mountain was for centuries believed to be the home of the gods.

The Lyre - This was one of the most commonly used musical instruments in the ancient world. It consists of a U-shaped structure with strings running vertically from a bar across the top of the U to the bottom.

Hermes's Wand - A gift from Apollo, this was called the Caduceus and consisted of a staff about a foot and a half long with the figure of a bird at one end and the figures of two snakes entwined around it. Currently it is known as the symbol of healing.

Homeric Epithets - These are created as an aid to memorization of ancient...

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