Santarem Travel on The point that I wish to make is simply this. There must have^. been a blend of many different ideas, from different sources, behind the funeral customs, tendance of graves and fear of the dead in classical times, but the Homeric-view was. still uppermost imnen!s minds. The impulse of the Greek was always A oyov hihov cu, to account for his actions to his reason as far as possible, and the reasonable thing for him was to see what he did in the light of Homer. /The notion.that the dead were powerful-for good or harm belonged to an age far more primitive than Homer’s. Santarem Travel 2016.