Template talk:Homer

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The attribution of many of these works to Homer is fairly doubtful, and was considered so in antiquity. I'm not quite sure what the point of this template is. --Akhilleus (talk) 03:41, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Excepting the two major epics, these works are usually only talked about together, as "Homeric" works. It seemed useful to ease movement between the articles for the minor works. Possibly some of the poems of the epic cycles should be removed; however, the template is essentially useful, I think. LeSnail (talk) 03:51, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Um, some of these works are discussed as Homeric--the Margites is one example--but others certainly aren't, e.g. the Epigoni, Cypria, and so on. "Cyclic" or similar is what the non-Homeric epics dealing with Troy are usually called, the ones dealing with Thebes are sometimes called "Theban", but I don't think there's a settled terminology. --Akhilleus (talk) 03:59, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
I would be fine with you removing those works. I included them because they have sometimes been attributed to Homer, albeit very dubiously, and I was worried where to draw the line for what should count as Homeric. However, I still maintain that a template for navigation between the hymns, margites, batrach., and the major epics is useful. LeSnail (talk) 04:06, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
You can add the Homeric Hymns to that list of false attributions as well. (...and the Little Iliad)CaveatLector Talk Contrib 05:47, 15 January 2009 (UTC)


Currently the link in this template for the Epigoni goes to the basic article about the myth; shouldn't the link instead go to Epigoni (epic) (with a pipe to hide the parens)? I know that the two articles are sort of linked together; but I think that since the other links in the template go to the poetic forms; Epigoni should also. Thoughts?--FeanorStar7 (talk) 10:56, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Agree, and have changed the link. Paul August 18:51, 29 September 2011 (UTC)