The Age of Heroes
Lecture no. 5 from the course: Ancient Greek Civilization
Taught by Professor Jeremy McInerney | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
During the ancient "Dark Ages," the predominant unit of Hellenic society was a tribal or clan-based group known as the oikos (household). Poets such as Homer created an imaginative world that provided society a heroic, aristocratic ethos.