Homeric Afterlife in "The Iliad"
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The paper analyzes the afterlife within Homer's "The Iliad" to reveal the nature of death, and how ancient and modern Greeks relate to this tradition of Hades. The paper discusses how this mythic and literary aspect of death in Homer's text brings forth the reluctance and ire of all men to have to be sent to Hades, regardless of the heroic traits they possessed. The paper explains that the tradition of Hades can often still be seen in the tradition of Hell, which has evolved from Greek antiquity; then through the Romans, and finally into modern traditions of sin that define a reward system for going to either Heaven or Hell.
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