Essay on Comparison Of Homer 's ' The First Three Chapters '
There is also no historical time in biblical tales: just eternity, so you can import them centuries later. Homer tales have something happening before and after. No horizontal connection in bible (common plot or references), but a vertical one: same sacred exegesis is wanted, and it look at all the action from above.
Easy to distinguish legend from history: legend eliminates all resistant, diverse, unconnected, unsure… facts and characters are cut off from the rest of the world. Bible is history (not legend) because it’s untrue what can happen. Social structure can change. A social movement of underclass people is narrated, structural problems are deeply addressed: impossible for classics.
Petronius offers a different point of view from Homer in Fortunata (1st…