TAN Direction Episode 1: Homer


Episode 1: Homer

Beginning with Homer, “The Father of Western Literature,” Joseph Pearce leads an exploration on what it means to actually “read” – both objectively and subjectively – to let the authority of the author himself put our own prejudices and opinions aside. To what degree was the Trojan War history or legend? And how does our living record of this era foreshadow the burgeoning “golden age” of Greek philosophy and subsequent Christian philosophy? The Greek epic poet Homer lived so long ago that we don’t know very much about him. But we do have his timeless works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, to give us some astounding insights into both the man and the embryonic stage of Western civilization in which he lived.

Meet Your Host

Joseph Pearce is an English-born writer and convert to the Catholic Faith who lives in the USA.  He is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions. He is the author of numerous books, including the TAN Books best-seller Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith.

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