Did the Greek Artists Need Homer?

Levinskaya O. L.

The main task of the paper is to attract attention of Russian scholars to one of the most fascinating problems in classical scholarship – the problem of mutual relations between poetry and visual art. Different scholars have different views, considering works of visual art to be a sort of illustration for poetry or, on the contrary, an independent kind of narration.

Keywords: Homer, epos, myths, poetry, iconography