2013: XV

Omero, Dedalo, Branco: tre nomi tra mito e storia

Parole chiave

  • Mythical ancestor,
  • Poetry,
  • Art,
  • Prophecy,
  • Blindness,
  • Skillness,
  • ...Più


The paper investigates the origin and meaning of three Greek personal names: Homer, Daedalus and Branco, referring respectively to the famous poet, the greatest sculptor and architect of ancient Greece and a celebrated priest of Apollon in Asia Minor. These three names offer interesting perspectives on the function of poetry, art and prophecy in ancient Greece during the archaic period. They show how specific groups of poets, artists and priests tried to base their authority on a mythical ancestor, whose name is reflected in their poems and connected to the places of their activity