To explore these connections deeper, I’ll first refer to The Iliad and Achilles and Hector as a heroes. Achilles demonstrated the values of determination, great bravery, strength and skills to accomplish many achievements as a warrior in the 10 year span of the Trojan War. When he meets with Agamemnon’s messengers, Achilles even points out how he conquered several Trojan cities by land and sea, and contributed to Agamemnon’s treasures as a result of his achievements ...
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... the way that Washington did when he chose to be a leader in the Revolutionary War and serve as the first President of the United States.
The Greeks, Persians and Romans all believed that a form of immortality is fame, through demonstrating great deeds and accomplishing great feats. These cultures all agreed that everyone eventually met the same fate of death, so they believed it was better to achieve greatness and have your name live on throughout history. Achilles, for example, was motivated by achieving fame rather than living a long life. In my opinion, there is no better way to honor this level of fame than through art. Although there are many portraits, sculptures and statues of the great George Washington, I felt that Greenbough’s work really epitomized the relationship of Washington’s reputation and accomplishments to the heroes in the myths we have so far.
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