CHS Essentials | How Old is our Iliad?

How old is our Iliad?

Casey Dué explores this complex question in the following CHS Essentials video, recorded in October 2015. Dué’s analysis includes a discussion of the Shield of Achilles as described in Iliad scroll 18. She also considers evidence from Bronze Age, miniature frescoes from Thera, Greece.

This discussion draws on evidence presented in “A Tale of Two Cities: The Miniature Frescoes from Thera and the Origins of Greek Poetry,” by Sarah Morris, published in the American Journal of Archaeology 93 (1989).

Read the following works by Casey Dué online at the CHS website:

For more on the miniature Theran frescoes, read the following posts by Gregory Nagy at Classical Inquires: