Does Homer sample ancient myths… or steal them? Do the Trojan epics replace the Thebans stories? And what exactly can we learn from Homer by what he DOESN’T mention?
Elton Barker and Joel Christensen, joint authors of both Homer’s Thebes: Epic Rivalries and the Appropriation of Mythical Pasts as well as Homer: A Beginner’s Guide, delve into the world of Homer, as seen through the absence of Thebes.