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Your God or Mine?

Posted by Felicia

After reading chapter one of Marco Polo’s The Travels I want to discuss how the way in which Marco Polo chooses to describe the various religions mentioned in his text differ in contrast with the way Homer chooses to portray Greek religion in the Odyssey.  Homer basically uses The Odyssey as well as the stories within The Odyssey to illustrate the Greek religion for his audience.  Homer’s The Odyssey especially portrays how the Greek religion is not wholly centered on just one God, while Polo’s short anecdotes either are fixated on teaching a value for one unique culture, or explaining the evolution of a certain cultures faith.

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