A prince by the name of Paris was chosen to select which Goddess would be awarded the Golden Apple. Paris had chosen Aphrodite and was gifted with the most beautiful woman in all the world, Helen of Troy. Little did he know Helen was already married off to King Menelaus, the king of Greece. He then persuaded her and kidnapped Helen, the war had officially begun. This siege is one of the most well known mythical wars for its extremely smart, courageous, and strong warriors, its ability to influence Greek imagination for over 300 years, and last but not least its facility to instill excitement in its readers.
Achilles challenges Hector to a dual to avenge his cousin’s death by Hectors hand and kills him dragging his body around his beloved great walled city of Troy. Paris horrified by this swears to Achilles his revenge, with Hector gone the city of Troy was a “sitting duck” its only defense; high walls un-scalable by any man. The Greeks devised a plan to enter the great walled city by constructed a large wooden horse “an offering to the gods” out of salvaged ship refuge. Paris persistently urged his father to scorch the relic as he feared it was a
CONSUMING RAGE: THE REAL ACHILLES HEAL Achilles consuming rage is his tragic... ... middle of paper ... ... Achilles in the heel, his one weak point, and the greatest warrior of all met his inevitable fate of death (Homer). Achilles was killed at the hands of the young prince that started the war, fate finally caught up with him, the tragic hero falls. CONCLUSION In The Iliad Achilles is the example for the tragic hero because of his individuality and rage. Achilles came face to face with his fate in Troy. By going to war he was signing his own death certificate, but because of his hubris he went and fought.
The causes of the Peloponnesian War proved to be too great between the tension-filled stubborn Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta. As Thucydides says in Karl Walling’s article, “Never had so many human beings been exiled, or so much human blood been shed” (4). The three phases of the war, which again, are the Archidamian war, the Sicilian Expedition and the Decelean war, show the events that followed the causes of the war, while also showing the forthcoming detrimental effects that eventually consumed both Athens and eventually Sparta effectively reshaping Greece.
Even though there has been countless wars in Greek history, the Peloponnesian War was definitely the one with the most consequences. Works Cited Decarlo, Nicole. "Classical Period, Greek." Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient World. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2008.
The Trojan War was written by Barry Strauss. The Trojan War is a conflict shrouded in mists of myth, fragmented historical evidence and often-inconclusive archaeological clues. The Trojan War was considered as one of the greatest conflicts in Greek Mythology. It was a war that influenced many people in literature and in arts for centuries. This war lasted for about ten years and it was fought between the Trojans and the Achaeans.
These are all characteristic of a typical Greek myth, many of which directly relate to Achilles himself. Many knew Achilles for not only his incomparable strength and war ethos, but also his possession of consuming rage. It was true; Achilles had a temper. But it was most likely that temper that led to his ability to increase his death toll as he did, such as his famous slay of Hector during the Troy War. It is obvious that Achilles was an amazing warrior, but the question still remains of whether or not Achilles resembles a typical Greek hero based on r... ... middle of paper ... ...eople knew that Achilles was the greatest warrior of their time, and he didn’t have to do much other than be himself to prove that.
All he could see was her beauty, not the consequences that would follow soon afterwards. Edward Bleiberg proclaims that “...Paris chooses Aphrodite on the basis of her promise to give him the most beautiful woman in the world. Unfortunately, the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen, is already the wife of a Spartan king named Menelaus, so Paris’ abduction of her to Troy prompts the Greeks to muster a fleet in pursuit of her under the leadership of the high king of Greece, Agamemnon” ( Blei... ... middle of paper ... ... later question if it even happened? History will always find a way to repeat itself. Works Cited “Iliad.” Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students.
Paris is a Trojan warrior and a prince while Menelaus is an Achaean or Greek warrior and a king. When Paris saw Menelaus stepped forward he retreated to Trojan ranks, however; Hector scolded him for being a coward and Paris agreed to duel Menelaus. The terms of the combat were riches and the return of Helen which would end the war. As the two dueled, Menelaus in fury was set on killing Paris but the god, Aphrodite whisked Paris away back to the palace and summoned Helen to lie down with Paris. Aphrodite is the goddess of love and also the reason why the war took place.
They were all fighting over it so Zeus decided that Paris, prince of Troy, would be the judge. Hermes went to ask Paris if he wanted to be the judge and he accepted. Each goddess told him that she would reward him if he chose her. Hera promised him power, Athena promised wealth, and Aphrodite promised him the most beautiful woman in the world. Paris chose Aphrodite, and she promised him that Helen of Troy would be his wife.