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- Title: Lecture: Supersensible Influences: Lecture I: Supersensible Influences in Old Persian, Egyptian, and Greek Time
- which Homer applied himself when he was developing the hexameter, in
- “Songs of Homer” finds a way out by saying that Homer never
- science to understand Homer, and according to a mentality that has
- by the academic mind do not exist! Homer is incomprehensible —
- you will find sculptured heads of Homer. I am not saying that the
- likeness is particularly good, but when we look at this blind Homer,
- listening; for Homer listens. Without the distraction of sight,
- of flies ... Homer heard the hexameter and, undisturbed by sight or
- Homer from this point of view. The form of marble or plaster gives the
- the interplay between them. Contemplation of the head of Homer should
- the existence of Homer. The reasons produced by scholars when they
- argued away the existence of Homer were so subtle and deceptive that
- first to argue away the existence of Homer and even Goethe could not
- Goethe always had a feeling of horror at the thought that Homer had
- work ... not to bring Homer to life again, for he had not really
- ourselves with Homer, nor with Wolf who is supposed to have demolished
- Homer, not as a philologist reads it but as a human being reads it. Let
- not fail. Then he said: It would indeed be strange if Homer had never
- Title: Lecture: Supersensible Influences: Lecture II: The Education of Man through Modern Intellectualism, -or- Chartres and the Mysteries of the Templars
- is normally the case, the traditional heads of Homer in sculpture give
- touching, of touching that is also hearing. Homer listens to those
- Greece and to whom Homer “listened”. We can speak of
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