The Creators Characters

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Ancient Greeks

A major contributor to the creations discussed in Boorstin'sThe Creators" is the ancient Greeks as they are among the founders of Western civilization as it is now known. The Greeks' inquiry was a saga of human adventure and human gods, though they had little to say about beginnings. Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey" are the first and greatest epics of Western civilization, but the making of the Homeric sage remains a parable of the mystery of creation. The epics were originally an oral creation centuries between the Greek alphabet was created, and they were retold by bards until Homer wrote them down in the fifth century B.C. Homer's works were the product of his age, and his world of gods and goddesses bypasses the perplexing questions of the first creation of earth and man. The "Iliad" and "Odyssey" show man and the gods as fully matured, and...

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