It is accepted that King Ahasuerus is the Persian king Xerxes I, who ruled from 486-465 BCE (Littman 145). However, this poses problems as it is known who Xerxes was, what he did, and who he married. Records say that Xerxes was married to a woman named Amestris, and there are no records of a Vashti or an Esther (Littman 146). The story portrayed in Esther explains the origin for the holiday Purim. However, it is likely that the story is metaphorical, and the holiday was adopted from the Babylonian New Year, which celebrates the gods Marduk and Ishtar’s victory against neighboring gods (Littman 147).
He first featured in Homer’s epic the Iliad but his main feature was in the Odyssey (Griffen, 1987:45) The primary sources in which heroes feature. One can only understand the cause for heroes through looking at the epics which they feature in respectively (Sillk, 1965: 1). Both Odysseus and Aeneas features in the Iliad by Homer, but their greatest contributions are made for Aeneas, through Virgil’s Aeneid, and for Odyssey’s through Homer’s Odyssey. One can see the difference in Greek and Roman hero’s through understanding the creation of them (Trypanis, 1987:88) 2 The Life of a Hero The journey of Aeneas through
These are the reasons that it is important that creation was a literal seven-day event. There are many reasons people believe that creation were figurative days. The first reason is that some words meanings are confused with today’s words. One example of this is the word “Earth” “In the beginning God created the heaven and earth.”. The Hebrew meaning for this word for is dry land.
Is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey the same, the question to which we will come back, and when were these poems composed and how were they composed, in an age of which evidence for literacy is very slight. Now in this we are concerned when and how, the second question the relationship between The Iliad and The Odyssey poet, we won’t dwell. As to the first question as to who is the author of the Homeric poems is, I will come a little later. As to the date of the epics I wish I could give you a visual timeline, but let’s do it verbally. It is tenable now that The Iliad and The Odyssey were composed somewhere around 750 BC.
The rest of it was written in September of that year. If these revelations were indeed received in 1830 as B.H. Roberts says, they were not written until after 1833 as they didn’t appear in the 1833 Book of Commandments in a form including any mention of Peter, James, & John. These two allusions--the one by the Prophet and the other by the Lord--to the restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood not only make clear the fact that the Melchizedek Priesthood was restored in accordance with the promise of John the Baptist when conferring the Aaronic Priesthood, but they make it possible to fix upon the place where, and approximately the time when, the event
For one, how can Moses be the author when he dies in the book, so how would have he written the whole thing? Another question that is often raised— how did Moses know about things that were before or after his time? For example, the Edomite Kings did not exist until after Moses’ death. There are also numerous inconsistencies that make really
However, Gombrich’s “A Little History of the World” was criticized due to the several implications it consists of; the oversimplified historical facts, inaccurate information, and unsuitable structure and organization of the presentation of the information. In the chapter “I C-A-N R-E-A-D”, E. H. Gombrich argues that the alphabets we use invented by the Phoenicians. They developed twenty-six signs – which form the alphabets – that are simpler compared to the Egyptian hieroglyphs or the cuneiform script. They lived near Jerusalem in ports of Tyre and Sidon that rivaled Babylon. The Phoenicians made their conquests by sailing to unknown shores,
Homers contributions to Greek mythology is displayed by his work. To begin with one of the most surprising things about the Iliad is how well known the details of the full Trojan War story Homer leaves out. The poem gives no details of how the war started. There are many of the most popular incidents in the opening and the closing parts of the Trojan war and if you pay attention. For example when the sacrifice of Iphigenia happened, and Odysseus and Achilles came along in the poem, , and one of the most important ones the Trojan Horse, and the fall of Troy.
Aesop’s Fables in The Modern World Aesop is the originator of this genre (fables); the Greek people chose the name and created a several legends about Aesop. In Norton Anthology of Western Literature book it says about him, “He had supposedly been a slave and was known for his ugliness and outspokenness. But there is no reason to believe that this has any historical accuracy. The stories about Aesop gave the Greeks and Romans a way of talking about the fables.” He gives a new way to represent ancient culture of the Greeks and Romans differently than Homer. Several writers wrote Aesop’s Fables from the globe, they are not told in specific time or for chosen communities.
One of the major change revealed mostly by archaeology was the transition from the proto-historical to the historical over a large part of India .For example in the south the early megalithic culture representing a tribal age was succeed by the early historical culture which accommodates the elements of culture from the north India. The process of this transition is of course not preserved in any literary document, but even so various details of early historical culture in the three southern kingdoms Chola, Pandya and Chera –may be bought out from the Sangam literature. Variously dated possibly incorporating both pre-Christian and post-Christian materials- the Sangam anthropologies represent a culture which had transcended the tribal stage and had yet retained some of it. Two other post – mauryan changes had similarly an earlier origin and in