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Analysis Of The Book ' The Trojan War '

- Xenia, the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, was one of the foremost forces in Homer’s Iliad. The Achaeans respect it above nearly all else, and failure to adhere to its strict customs could lead to the forfeiture of countless souls. The Trojan War was incited by Paris’ theft of Menelaus’ wife. This is the first, and only, breach of xenia in all of the Iliad, with good cause. Paris was Menelaus’ guest but chose to steal Menelaus’ wife and much of his riches instead of honoring xenia as he should have....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Odysseus]

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The Epic Of The Trojan War

- Upon first glance, the Trojan War may not appear relevant to the world today, but with further thought, the epic starts connecting to the present. One of the epic’s elements, the gods as an abiding feature in the lives of humans, can be studied providing education about historical and current societies. Music, literature, and art allow people to study what individuals and societies believe or once believed about the existence of gods or a god, and people can determine if certain societies or civilizations believe or have believed that gods or a god have the capability to influence or control events that occur in the world....   [tags: Homer, Achilles, Trojan War, Iliad]

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The Tale Of The Trojan War

- An Epic Love Triangle For years, Greek literature has transitioned from ancient scrolls, to school textbooks, and oftentimes to the big screen. Stories about Oedipus, Hercules, and the Titans have been told throughout the years captivating generation after generation. These classics never go out of style. Greek mythological characters make for perfect movie stars; however, Hollywood doesn’t always stick to the script when portraying these legendary figures or their glorified stories. The tale of the Trojan War, is one of the most profound works of art, written by Homer, in his poem the Iliad....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Helen]

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The Trojan War, And It Starts With The Achaean

- Book 1 Book 1 takes place during the Trojan War, and it starts with the Achaean (Greek) army during one of its many raids on the cities surrounding Troy. The army discovers two beautiful maidens, Chryseis and Briseis they then award the maidens to the commander and chief Agamemnon (AG) and Achaean’s greatest warrior Achilles (AC). Now Chryses Chryseis’s father shortly discovers his daughter is missing and demands AG return her at once, but AG says no. So Chryses prays for Apollo to send a plague down on the Achaean camp and he does....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Greek mythology, Agamemnon]

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The World Of The Trojan War

- At the time of the Trojan War, countries, as we know them today, did not exist. Instead, there were city-states. People lived in their homes and carried on their lives clustered behind the protective walls of their city. Powerful kings ruled the people. On the Greek mainland, King Agamemnon ruled over the city state of Mycenae and his brother, Menelaus, ruled over Sparta. On the mainland of present day Turkey, King Priam ruled over the magnificent city-state of Troy, its protective walls built by the gods....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Greek mythology, Achilles]

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The Ancient Trojan War

- The ancient Trojan War would be hard to visualize without horses and chariots. In fact, in the Iliad, the most extensive account of the war, the word “horses” appears nearly 300 times, and “chariot” is not far behind. Homer features these chariots in many scenes, both on and off the battlefield, and, in the process, makes several points about warrior code and other values in ancient Greece. The uses of chariots in the Iliad illustrate some of the epic’s views of skill, sportsmanship, and honor. The primary use of chariots in the story is in battle....   [tags: Trojan War, Achilles, Iliad, Patroclus]

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Women Of The Trojan War

- Women are designated scapegoats of societies throughout history. Women are blamed for using seduction to trick men or are used as prizes for men to fight over; consequently, this allows men to begin wars or arguments over a single woman. In the case of the Trojan War, as depicted through Homer’s Iliad, women are the outright reason for encouraging and causing the greatest heroes to fight for nothing. The Trojan War begins with the abduction of Helen (McAllister 8), which is described through previous mythology where Aphrodite awards her to Paris for judging that Aphrodite is the most beautiful goddess, thus beginning the cycle that women are made prizes....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Greek mythology, Achilles]

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Odysseus Is A Hero From The Trojan War

- A hero is a man or woman that has been recognized for an outstanding achievement. The generic definition of a hero that most people state is someone that does an action for a person out of the goodness of their heart. In The Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus is a hero according to the definition, but not to most people’s thought of a hero. The only hero, Odysseus is a war hero from the Trojan War. Throughout the book, Odysseus does not do things that are out of the goodness of his heart. He is shown to be selfish and clueless to the needs and views of his crew and others....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Achilles]

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The Trojan War : A Long And Brutal War

- The Trojan War was a very long and brutal war which was essentially caused when Paris of Troy took Helen of Sparta from her husband Menelaus; this enraged the king to the point of sending troops to retrieve her. The Trojan War lasted for somewhat of 10 years. The war was predominantly caused by the mortals; however, as read in several of the books the god’s favored one side or the other, and helped their favorite mortals. Their interference with the mortals in books 1,9,16, and 22 show that the gods were the most responsible for the outcome of the war....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Achilles, Greek mythology]

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A Play Based On The Events Of The Trojan War

- It is not surprising that Shakespeare wrote a play based on the events of the Trojan War. The myth had incredible staying power in and of itself during the early modern period, not only in a literary way, but also culturally, as the monarchy of England and the heritage of the city of London were intrinsically linked to the Troy legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, in his Historia Regum Brittanniae (c. 1136), begins his history of Britain with Aeneas, one of the most enduring figures of the Greek myth in Latin literature....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Achilles, Troilus and Cressida]

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An Analysis Of Homer 's Iliad And The Trojan War

- Homer, Iliad is the narration of the Trojan war. The Trojan war was one of the most important and significant wars of Greek mythology, Homer described how the war was triggered by the abduction of the most beautiful women known as Helen. This paper will argue how the traditional view of this poem is accurate because it indeed was Helens beauty and her selfishness that sparked the Trojan war. Although Helen was not happy about the outcomes of her mistakes. This paper will present how Helen faced many forms of self judgment, how she created many relationships with significant characters, such as Paris, Priam and Aphrodite....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Greek mythology, Helen]

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Comparing Vietnam Soldiers During The Trojan War

- Posttraumatic stress disorder is a psychological disorder that occurs after a person has been through a traumatic event, such as combat warfare. In this essay, I would like to compare Vietnam soldiers to soldiers in the Trojan War, and contrast the similarities and differences between the two, also analyze how soldiers’ lives have been affected similarly throughout two completely different wars. I would also like to show the irony of war, and how war doesn’t only dehumanize soldiers, but it also inspires valuable human qualities....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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Odysseus Is The Only Greek Survivor Of The Trojan War

- Events like these are those that aren’t planned or even thought of but for some reason happen a lot in mythology. On the other hand we have Odysseus, a man who has experienced many twist and turns of fate and has suffered a numerous amount of hardships. According to the book Odysseus is the only Greek survivor of the Trojan War who had not yet returned home or died trying. They explained how he was captive in the island Ogygia by the “bewitching nymph” Calypso who wants him for her husband. Back in Mount Olympus Athena plead to her father to let Odysseus back and to return home....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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Ancient Warriors Of Greece : A Soldier Into The Greatest Hero Of The Trojan War

- Ancient warriors of Greece were considered heroes when they followed the heroic code. They achieved this goal by acquiring a kleos also known as establishing fame, glory and a positive reputation. This was not an easy task. Building and maintaining kleos meant that a warrior had to not only be brave and strong, but he also had to be a “Speaker of words and a doer of deeds.” This type of solider was obliged to protect his friends and harm his enemies, respect the Gods and his elders and most of all, value his honor greater than his life....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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Taking a Look at the Trojan War

- Helen is also known as “the face that launched a thousand ships” ( In this paper I will teach you about the war that she started. I will also talk about the start of the war, the tactics, weapons, archeological proof, the end of the war, and lastly I will talk about the after math. Godly start of the war The godly start of the war started with the marriage of Peleus and Thetis, a sea nymph. They did not invite Eris, the goddess of discord, to the wedding but they did invite all of the other gods....   [tags: the war that Helen started, ancient history]

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The Trojan War

- Assess the Trojan War, comparing the myth of the Iliad and other primary sources with the archeological evidence provided supporting the story of the sack of Troy. Focus Questions: 1. Where is it believed Troy is located. 2. When is it believed that Troy fell. 3. What was the importance of Troy in the ancient world. 4. What do we learn of the fall of Troy through the Iliad. 5. Which archeologist found the alleged site of Troy. 6. When was the alleged site of Troy discovered. 7. What is the importance of the discovery of Troy....   [tags: Myth, Iliad, Archeological Evidence]

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Trojan War and The Odysseus by Homer

- Over the course of the ten-year long Trojan War, the character Odysseus is introduced to those who may read it. This particular man is depicted as the main character, the hero, of this tale. In Homer’s Odyssey, an epic hero is one who embodies the ideals and beliefs of the civilization they live in. This hero is the protagonist of the epic, the technical main character. Though like each individual human being these epic heroes and heroines will also bear there own flaws. Odysseus also has his own flaws that hinder him along the duration of his adventures in the Odyssey....   [tags: epic hero, flaws]

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The Fall Of The Trojan War

- Throughout our lives, we continuously misinterpret events that happen to us. For example, when told by our loyal friends we are arrogant, we tend to reply with, “You are just jealous you are not successful as I am.” One can say misinterpretation occurs because we are afraid of the truth. However, honestly, the simple answer is misinterpretations is in human nature. For millions of years, people persistently misinterpret events, believing their opinions are always correct. This happens to the best of us, including the Trojans and Julius Caesar....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Julius Caesar]

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Advent of the Trojan War

- I disagree with this statement, there is evidence a Trojan War or Wars did happen, possibly around north-western Turkey. Eric Cline from the George Washington University says “The archaeological and textual evidence indicates that a Trojan War or Wars took place and that Homer chose to write about one or more of them making it into a great ten-year-long saga”. In the Illiad the Trojan War was fought around 1200-1100 BC. The Illiad was writing by the blind poet Homer around 750 BC. Helen of Sparta was married to king Menelaus of Sparta....   [tags: Greek]

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Achilles and the Trojan War

- ... Patroclus, on the other hand proves to be a noble warrior who believes in the cause and his comrades above all else. Patroclus begs Achilles to let him put on Achilles’ shining armor, believing that the sight of “Achilles” will cause the Trojans to rethink their charge. However, by doing so, Patroclus made himself the prime target in battle. The Trojan men’s kelios (honor and reputation) would be highly boosted if they were the one to slay great Achilles, dear to Zeus. Despite knowing that the armor would put a bullseye on his head, Patroclus implores Achilles to give Achilles’ fine armor as Patroclus cares more about the greater picture of the war rather than his own selfish desires....   [tags: Greek mythology]

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The Bloody, Ten Year Trojan War

- Dark soot clouds of a grey color collapse over your head as you witness swords clashing against one another, blood shedding from your fellow troopers, and bodies dropping to the grit layered ground in a city named Troy. The Trojan war was a war between the Greeks and the Trojans around the Bronze Age in 1900 B.C.E. It all began when three goddesses , Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite were in competition for the Golden Apple. The Golden apple was promised to be granted to the fairest of all the goddesses....   [tags: warriors, greek, legend]

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The Heroes of the Trojan War: Hector & Achilles

- In the Greek epic, The Iliad, Homer describes the siege and capture of the ancient city of Troy by Achilles and the Achaean warriors. Achilles, being a fearless fighter, defeated many throughout his battles against the Trojan army, including the brave-hearted Hector during the invasion of Troy. Though Achilles has been given the title of the hero of the Trojan War, many historians believe that Hector was a greater hero than Achilles. When comparing the characteristics of an epic hero such as being a national hero and having supernatural abilities, Hector clearly surpasses Achilles....   [tags: Greek Literature]

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The Trojan War and its Heroic Heroes

- The epic poem, The Iliad by Homer depicts the Trojan War and its Heroic Heroes. Heroism is the qualities of a character of a person that makes them great. Two Characters seen as heroic are Achilles and Hector, however; Hector is more heroic because he is decisive, his perseverance and personality. In the course of the Trojan War, Paris, who initiated the war by stealing Helen from her husband, Menelaus, challenged the Achaeans to single combat with any warrior. Paris is a Trojan warrior and a prince while Menelaus is an Achaean or Greek warrior and a king....   [tags: The Iliad by Homer, epic poems]

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Trojan War in Homer´s The Iliad

- Homer’s Heroes The epic poem called The Iliad written by Homer concerns the Trojan War. It shows Trojan and Achaean warriors’ courage, bravery and their attempt to become the best fighter to get fame, glory, and honor. The heroes in The Iliad follow Homer’s heroic code, striving for excellence. Hector and Achilles’ strength comes from their desire for fame, glory, honor and their acceptance of fate. These qualities are considered to be characteristics of Homer’s heroic code. However, the actions of Paris are not heroic causing trouble and conflict for many people....   [tags: fame, glory, hero, honor, fate, code]

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The Trojan War

- The Trojan War The Trojan War took place in approximately the 13th century. The ancient Greeks defeated the City of Troy. The Trojan War started after an incident at the wedding feast of Peleus, the king of Thessaly, and Thetis, a sea goddess. All the gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus had been invited except Eris, the goddess of discord. Eris was offended and tried to stir up trouble among the guests at the feast. She sent a golden apple inscribed “For the most beautiful.” Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite each claimed the apple as their own....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Archaeology and the Trojan War

- Archaeology and the Trojan War “… he [Heinrich Schliemann] found layers of ruins … and two bore unmistakable signs of violent destruction. One of these layers, the seventh according to more recent excavators, was no doubt the city of Priam and Hector. The historicity of the Homeric tale had been demonstrated archaeologically.” - M.I. Finley, the World of Odysseus Introduction The Trojan War and its characters are detailed in the writings of Homer, Vergil, Dante and many others. It is a fantastical tale of a decade-long siege of a powerful city by a massive pan-hellenic force....   [tags: Archaeology Ancient World History]

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What Started the Trojan War

- What Started the Trojan War Most information that the world has today that deals with the history of ancient Greece is in the literature from the time. Great epics such as the Iliad and the Odyssey, from the unknown poet Homer, make up most of the literature that has even been found from this era. The problem with getting our history from literary sources is that when Homer first recited his Iliad he was actually trying to entertain, so all of the information might not be accurate, although based on actual events....   [tags: Papers]

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Odysseus and the Trojan War

- Oh how I wish I were home. I miss my wife Penelope deeply. The Trojan War is finally over after 10 long years of lonesome battle. Praise Zeus for his ending of the war. A lot of my men are lost. They died a painful death. We buried our dead today and made a cairn for remembrance. Six benches, six lonely oars are empty. This is one of the many heart-breaking scenes I've seen. Now those lonely spirits for a journey uplift me back to my homeland. But I solemnly vow to relay the heroics of those men who died to save the queen....   [tags: Papers]

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Trojan War

- The Trojan War took place more than a few thousand years ago in ancient Greece. It was a war waged by the Greeks on the city of Troy. This war was said to have lasted ten years. It was caused by the abduction of Helen by Paris. Helen at the time was married to King Menalaus of Sparta. To avenge the kidnapping King Agamemnon of Mycenae and the warriors of Odysseus and Archilles followed Helen and Paris back to Troy and waged war upon the city for ten years. One day, the warriors thought of an idea....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Trojan War

- In the book The Trojan War, by Bernard Evslin, Ulysses and Agamemnon both contribute to the Greek’s victory. Many considered Ulysses to be the real brains behind the Greek forces. Although Agamemnon was the leader of the Greeks, many would say he was not a good one. Even though Agamemnon did some good deeds during the war, many of his actions caused problems, and Ulysses often had to come to his rescue. With Ulysses on the Greeks side they had amazing intelligence and bravery. Many great things happened because of Ulysses leadership....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparison of the Vietnam War and Trojan War

- The Vietnam War and the Trojan War were two separate tragedies that took place in very different time periods yet. They have many things in common such as their senselessness, the brutality shown, and the way the soldiers were treated when they returned to their homeland. In this paper we will touch on those three topics explaining the petty causes of the war and how cruelly the opposing potencies attacked the enemy. Also, we will discover the great similarity in how the soldiers were treated upon returning from the war and how the war affected their lives....   [tags: compare contrast]

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Gertrude and Helen: Wantonness in the Trojan War and Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Gertrude and Helen: Wantonness in the Trojan War and Hamlet       Hamlet is the melancholy Dane; Claudius, the smiling villain. Polonius is the oily courtier; Horatio, the loyal friend. Most of the characters in Hamlet are well defined and unambiguous; the character of Gertrude, however, presents us with many ambiguities and difficulties. Some critics see her as "well-meaning but shallow and feminine, in the pejorative sense of the word: incapable of any sustained rational process, superficial and flighty" (Heilbrun 10), while others see her as a stronger character, cool and calculating....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Patroklus' Mind: Fictional First Person Account In Trojan War

- My face drips with sweat while riding the chariot across the velvet-colored muddy dirt. My heart was pounding quickly and constantly, almost jumping out of my chest. With the swing of my blade, my opponent drops to his knees, eyes rolling back. One Trojan slaughtered, many more Trojans to kill. This isn’t the end; this is far from the end. It’s time I prove myself to Akhilleus, breaker of men; it’s time I show him that I am worthy of wearing his armor. The only blood to touch this armor is the blood of Trojan soldiers and the brave men that fight beside me....   [tags: Trojans, Zeus]

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Analysis Of Homer 's Iliad, `` Trojan Women, And Pitre 's Fives And Twenty Fives All

- The concept of revenge is commonly portrayed in everyday life. Many find the need to inflict pain in different forms, whether it be physical or emotional, on another for wrong doings experienced at their hands. Homer’s “Iliad,” Euripides’ “Trojan Women,” and Pitre’s Fives and Twenty-fives all include some form of revenge. The most prominent concept of revenge occurs in the Iliad and stems from the wrath of Achilles. In the “Iliad”, The Achaeans seek revenge against the Trojans for taking Helen, the wife of Menelaus, the Greek king....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Achilles, Greek mythology]

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`` The Iliad Glorifies War ``

- Classical Civilisation “The Iliad glorifies war” To what extent do you agree with this statement. [30] Achilles suffering from war casualty- Achilles’ Decision Line 23 Offer of reward for return of Hector’s body - book 24 line 227 I disagree with the statement “The Iliad glorifies war”. While the Iliad speaks highly of the soldiers involved in the war, and frequently references the idea of eternal glory, I would argue that the choice to include such parts was made to criticise war. The Iliad also showcases lots of suffering in the Trojan war....   [tags: Trojan War, Achilles, Iliad, Odysseus]

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The War Between Greek And The Trojans

- The book of novel by Homer translated by Richmond Lattimore is a book that talked about the war that happened between Greek and the Trojans. The war between both countries was as a result of Paris (Prince of Trojan, The brother of Hector and the son of Priam the king of Trojan) who collected Menelaus (The brother of Agamemnon) wife, Helen (The most beautiful woman in Greek) during the visit of Troy in Greek, also the fight was as a result of wrath of the gods against each other and against mortals....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Greek mythology, Paris]

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The Era Post World War I

- The era post-World War I was a period of despair and disillusionment. The product of the war left everyone with feelings of letdown due to the inability of uniformity of opinions and expectations. Freud asserts in his text that civilized human beings are permanently unhappy biological instinctual beings capable of assuaging but never fully eradicating the alienating burden of communal life because every individual’s way of human adaptation he or she uses to secure happiness from the world varies; thus, society as a whole can never reach full contentment because individuals of the society are focused solely on tying to satisfy their own happiness....   [tags: Psychology, Sociology, Trojan War, Iliad]

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Men Fighting At War By Homer 's The Iliad, The Mortal And Semi Mortal Men

- Men fighting at war is a common depiction of how battles are fought. As with Homer’s The Iliad, the mortal and semi-mortal men are combat rated based on their personification of masculinity. Homer sets this up through various literary tropes which range from the characterization of heroes or major figures in the poem, rousing speeches, and analogies. All of these tropes function using masculinity as a way to determine who fights best or at all in some cases. Homer’s gendered narrative aids in the development of masculinity being the deciphering tool which designates shame and glory in the midst of warfare....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Trojan War, Hero]

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War : Drug Or Life?

- War: Drug or Life. Throughout history, the necessity of war has always been shown apparent. Whether it be for a just cause and reason, or simply a blind rage and conquest of the heart, war never seems to cease in time and space. Due to the persistent nature of war, many people have become entranced by it and found a sort of purpose or meaning in their life because of war and violence. In The Iliad and the novel, Fives and Twenty Fives, it can be inferred through close analysis of the text that they become entranced by the addiction of war, and some go as far as to translate that addiction into their purpose in life....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Achilles, Meaning of life]

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War: Unjustifiable and Absurd

- War is a lot like love: it costs a lot of money, time, and energy; it distracts you from other areas of life; sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but most importantly, in the end, it’s still worth fighting for. But unlike love, war cannot and should not be justified and disregarded, by gods or men. No matter what people try to do to resolve their disputes, sometimes they get so aggravated that they resort to killing each other, and the taking of a life is no light matter. It’s no coincidence that most people have post-traumatic stress coming back from the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran....   [tags: Homer, Iliad, Trojan war, poetry, Greeks]

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The Iliad And History Of The Peloponnesian War

- Human nature can simultaneously drive humanity to victory or push them off the edge into despair.  In times of extreme circumstance, the human species tap into their more primal responses to think in terms of survival instead of logic.  Because the Iliad and History of the Peloponnesian War contain influences from the Gods in paradoxical amounts but still fall to the same incivility, the idea that anything but our most basic instincts being able to control mankind in stressful moments is dispelled which exemplifies that human nature is the most influential factor in survival proving that there is no individual in control of their moira....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Peloponnesian War, Trojan War]

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The Epic The Iliad Written By 800-700bce Displays A War Between The Trojans And The Greeks

- Homer 's epic The Iliad written in 800-700BCE displays a war between the Trojans and the Greeks. Achilles and Hector are two of the main characters in the poem who are caught in this war. Hector is on the Trojan side and Achilles is a part of the Greek army. In the poem Homer uses rage to uproot the fate of both men and also included the God’s as the story is being told. “In the Absence of God, fate becomes the agent of retribution. Hector has to pay for Patroclus’ inglorious death, just as Achilles, later on will pay for the death of Hector” (Bespaloff 43)....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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The Iliad War Is The Main Focus Point

- In Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad war is the main focus point. Throughout the poem the reader sees the good as well as the bad sides of war. How war effects the warrior himself, his family life and the effects it causes the countries battling, are all aspects that are described in this poem. The Iliad portrays that was is an almost inevitable part of human life and war is the ultimate test of a man’s strength. Oriana Fallaci, a famous Italian journalist once said “Alas, nothing reveals man the way war does....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Homer, Achilles]

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The Historic Accuracy of Homer’s Iliad

- Homer’s Iliad has been a European myth for many millennia , the long poetic narrative written in the 8th century B.C. recounts a fearsome war fought over a beautiful woman. The reliability of Homers Iliad as a true historical document has been challenged for hundreds of years and only through archaeological studies can the truth be deciphered. The Iliad was written five centuries after the war, where the stories had been passed down through the oral tradition, therefore the type of society reflected within the poems resemble much more the time of Homer ....   [tags: Trojan War, Greek Mythology]

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The Raise and Fall of the Ancient Roman Empire

- Ancient Rome Six Topics Ancient Rome was founded by Romulus, a legendary hero, in 753 B.C. According to the legend, a hero of the Trojan War, Aeneas, settled in Italy after Troy was destroyed. Following the legend, Romulus and his twin brother Remus, were abandoned by their mother and later saved by a wolf. They chose to found a city as they grew older, but fought over the location. As a result of this fight, Romulus ended up killing his brother Remus. He thereafter became the first leader of the city he founded which was named for him....   [tags: trojan war, legend of romulus]

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Analysis of Relationships in Ancient Literature

- “You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity” Epicurus, an ancient Greek philosopher, once said. If there is one thing the history has thought us is that relationships are the most valuable things in our lives. We keep building and strengthening our relationships from the minute we are born. It is the fact that every individual has restricted capacities to live by him or herself. This makes everyone to character him or herself into social....   [tags: antigone, trojan war, the liad]

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Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer

- ... This continued up until Heinrich Schliemann’s discovery of Troy in the early 1870s. Determined to find the lost city of Troy on the Greek mainland where the conquerors of Troy lived but without any previous experience in archaeology, Schliemann used the Homeric poems as guides to pinpoint the location of the cities. Homer’s description of the springs at Troy led Schliemann to choose Hissarliik located in Turkey as the site where he would begin excavation. His crew dug trenches, some going down as low as 50 feet, and uncovered seven major levels each with several strata....   [tags: trojan war, achilles, heroic deeds]

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The Roman Sarcophagus ( Coffin ) From The Risd Museum

- Roman Sarcophagus The Romans were a very proud group of people but always made sure to keep their pride under control, even in death. The Roman Sarcophagus (coffin) from the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island is the coffin of an unknown individual. It is from the Second Century CE, and is made of marble. It may not be known exactly who created this but it contains scenes from the Trojan War which is assumed to have taken place sometime around the 12th century. When RISD initially received this coffin it had been reassembled after it had been found in Rome in as many as one hundred pieces, and so some of the aspects of this piece are not original but have been restored as close as poss...   [tags: Trojan War, Achilles, Hector, Iliad]

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Female Characters Of Helen, By Homer, And Sappho

- There is no doubt that Helen is one of the most famous and most significant figures in Greek history. She is spoken of in almost every renowned text written by acclaimed Greek poets, including Herodotus, Virgil, Ovid, Homer, and Sappho. This female figure was famous in the Greek realm for her beautiful appearance, capturing the hearts of men, particularly Paris who kidnaps her to make her his wife. She is also famous for weaving the tapestry during the Trojan War. These are only a few of the famous facts and cameos that Helen is famous for, and there are reasons for why the authors include those short but significant moments in the text....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Menelaus, Homer]

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Odysseus : A Heroic Hero

- Odysseus was the most prominent hero of the Greeks who fought in the Trojan War. Some of the qualities of a hero usually include: courage, bravery, dedication, sacrifice, intelligence, and perseverance. Odysseus had all the qualities of a hero throughout his journey. In the Odyssey written by Homer, the text suggests that the main character, Odysseus maintains his identity despite the experiences he faces throughout his journey towards home. Odysseus had a heroic identity before he was separated from his family and the people of Ithaca, and throughout his journey he continues to keep his past heroic identity....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Trojan Horse]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' The Iliad '

- In historical times, war was viewed as glorious, especially during the medieval era, as depicted in countless novels and narratives with which fighters were portrayed as heroic and brave. Contrary to this viewpoint, modern civilization sees war as an orgy of destruction that despite sometimes being necessary demolishes entire cultures and puts families into disarray and ruin. Within the Iliad, Homer incorporates these two conflicting viewpoints into a complex and deep attitude towards war. In the historical epic, Homer reveals the devastation that fighting inflicts on soldiers both physically and emotionally, and he depicts the grief and sorrows of the families of soldiers killed during the...   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Achilles]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Homer 's Iliad '

- Homer 's Iliad-The Story before the Story Standards SS.912.W.1.In.a - Florida Use a timeline to show the relationship of historical events. SS.912.W.1.In.b - Florida Identify terms of time sequence, such as decade, century, and era. LACC.K12.R.1.1 - Florida Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. Essential Question 1. Historians believe that Iliad is the oldest book in the world....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Achilles]

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Review Of ' The Iliad '

- Hon·or [/ˈänər/], noun: good quality or character as judged by other people; a high regard or respect; personal integrity; reputation or privilege. The notion of honor is prevalent in the epic poem The Iliad. In The Iliad, Homer (a famous Greek author) expresses the quintessence honor brings to the Greek and Trojan soldiers. He shows how honor is a requirement for one who wants to be a hero and describes the extent to which honor plays a role in the lives of the Greeks and the Trojans. The warriors ' goal of honor influences how they behave in the story and shows the impact honor has on each of their decisions....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Achilles, Homer]

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The And Other Scientists Believe That Homer 's Iliad

- Historians, archeologist and other researchers believe that Homer’s Iliad was produced in the time frame of 750-650 BCE in Greece. The epic poem was based on the Mycenaean Greece as it was during the Bronze Age. The story begins almost a decade in the Trojan War between the Archaean (Greek) and the Trojans. The main characters were Achilles and Hector, military leaders at war with each other in the city of Troy. From the ancient epic poem lead to inspiration for other art to be made. There was a beautiful amphora attributed to the Hattatt Painter that illustrated a scene from the Iliad....   [tags: Homer, Trojan War, Achilles, Hector]

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The Role of Women in Greek Mythology

- Women have given birth to new generations for centuries and have the common stereotype of being caring and gentle. But in the creation myth, women were given to man as a punishment. In the book of collected Greek tales, " Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes", by Edith Hamilton, women take up important roles that shape each story. Although women are usually characterized as being helpful and motherly, Greek mythology, on the other hand, portrays them to cause distress, fear, and anxiety to numerous men....   [tags: mythology, greek myth, Trojan War]

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Similes Are Used By Homer Within The Iliad

- Similes are used by Homer within the Iliad to induce pathos by contrasting the unnatural bestiality of battle with vivid imagery from the natural world. The innocence of nature within the smilies not only allows for a break from the endless grim of war, but also increases the connectability of the epic. Not everyone, even during the historical time period the Iliad was composed in, experienced war. Therefore, the comparison of war to something common, like nature, allows the audience to connect with the work and experience the pathos it induces....   [tags: Homer, Trojan War, Achilles, Iliad]

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Comparing Two Works Of Art

- Comparing two works of art For my final project, I will compare two pieces of art and show the comparissons and differences that they have in the greek ancient period and the modern period of the same theme the representation of the Trojan war. The visual work art is a bilingual art because it was made with the participation of two artists, Andokides (Red figure) and the Lysippides (Black figure) and it is titled Ajax and Achilles Playing a Dice a Game,it was painted in 525–520 B.C in Greece and it represents the ancient Greece....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Trojan War, Homer]

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The Importance of the Navy in Greek's Wars

- The Greek’s history has been an example for the world, but many people overlook the importance of their navy in their success such as in famous conflicts like the Battle of Thermopylae and the Trojan War. Despite theses tales, typically being told in terms of great gods and heroes of mystical power and character, the events still reveal inherent truths in the nature of war and the growth of world powers. In both, the Trojan War and the battle of Thermopylae, the victories of the Greek land forces were dependent upon the navy....   [tags: trojan war, thermopylae battle, navy]

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William Shakespeare 's The Iliad And The Death Of Ivan

- We are all condemned to death; it is inescapable. Even if a person doesn’t believe in the concept of destiny, it is undeniable that every person is fated to die at some point. Most people, however, are not aware of when exactly the inevitable will approach. Often in works of fiction, the reader, or sometimes even the character, is aware of their fate. There are many different understandings of destiny, which is one of the reasons why it has played such a large role in so many different literary works throughout the world and history....   [tags: Homer, Iliad, Trojan War, Achilles]

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The Iliad By Homer Is An Epic Poem

- The Iliad by Homer is an epic poem separated in different books or chapters that shows a fictionalized account of the Trojan War. Book 6: Hector Returns to Troy is the specific portion of the poem that is being covered in this essay. Hector from the Iliad shows a very clear aspect of his personality, a strong sense of loyalty and tenderness for his loved ones and also his people by being on the front lines during the war and showing his people he is willing to fight with them and essentially sacrificing himself for his family....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Achilles, Homer]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth ' Totally Fucked '

- Moreover, Shakespeare was once again alluded to when the children started singing ‘’Totally Fucked’’ (74) referring to King Lear, a play in which, one of the main characters, Gloucester misjudges his son and disinherits him because he thinks he has betrayed him. This misjudgment can be transposed in Spring Awakening when Moritz’s father tells his son that he destroyed his father’s reputation because he failed. Also, this failure was only a conspiracy against Moritz, by making him fail, the school systeme would achieve his goal of getting rid of him....   [tags: Trojan War, Homer, Sociology, Iliad]

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Homer 's Use Of Similes And The Impact On An Unsuspecting Audience

- Kelly Mahowski CLT 3103 Prof. Amy Oh 5 October 2014 Homer’s Use of Similes and the Impact on an Unsuspecting Audience Epic similes are perhaps the greatest tool that Homer utilizes in the Iliad. It seems as if it would be possible to find a simile within just a few pages of the book if opened to a random chapter. There is a noticeable pattern Homer employs which involves using everyday Greek activities in these similes in order to make them more relatable to his audience. When the Greeks hear an epic simile that uses something familiar it invokes feelings associated with that thing....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Achilles]

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The Journey Of Odysseus By Homer 's The Odyssey

- Journeys we take can be transformative, life-changing experiences. Life itself, in fact, is sometimes called a “journey.” Journeys need not always involve physical travel; one may cover much ground without ever leaving home. Choose two or more characters from the Odyssey and discuss how their travels (physical, emotional, imaginative, spiritual etc.) help to shape, develop, and transform them. Every journey one takes is a life-changing experience that transforms them in some way. Not all journeys are mainly about physical travel....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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Analysis Of The Song ' Total Eclipse Of The Heart ' By Bonnie Tyler

- Music: vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. To many, music is just something listened to on the radio on the way to work or a form of background noise at gatherings. To few, music is something that touches them personally. For me, music is a large portion of my personality. I grew up as a dancer and music has become the culture that shaped me to become who I am today. Certain songs will help me to remember times in my life when I performed a piece to that song....   [tags: Love, Emotion, Trojan War, Music]

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Odysseus ' Identity And Its Progression Throughout The Book ' The Odyssey '

- Homer’s famous work, The Odyssey, is the epic tale of Odysseus’ decade-long journey to return home from the Trojan War. It was during the finale of the war, Battle of Troy, that Odysseus employed his celebrated Wooden Horse stratagem. His treacherous journey home is marked by catastrophe after catastrophe, but Homer uses these challenges to develop Odysseus’ character, to humble him and to give him knowledge. This essay will examine Odysseus’ identity and its progression throughout the book; the explanation of the metaphor of “home”; ancient Greek society; and the character development of Penelope, Telemachus and the Suitors....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Homer, Odysseus]

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The Differences Between Ancient Mesopotamia And The Civilizations

- In this essay I argue that the three civilizations we have discussed so far had certain qualities value in their leadership, and also had challenges that their leaders faced in the civilizations. I will be discussing the leader 's responsibilities and their commands. I also will be discussing how each civilization operated what it was that was taking place in their society When you hear the word king do you think of the ruler of just one country. In most cases this is true, however ancient Mesopotamia contained several city states....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Mesopotamia, Achilles]

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The Odyssey By Homer, An Epic Tale Of A Hero

- The Odyssey by Homer, an epic tale of a hero’s journey as he suffers for years to return home to his kingdom his wife and his child. The Odyssey tells of Odysseus’ long and perilous journey following the end of the Trojan War, in which he goes through many trials that cause him indescribable pain, misery, and sorrow. The trials however, were by his own doing, he was the catalyst of his own misfortune. Odysseus was a man of many strengths, but his shortcomings were the cause of his struggles. Shortcomings such as his hubris, his inability to trust others, and his curiosity brought about his calamity....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Odysseus, Poseidon]

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The Epic Of The Odyssey By Homer And Translated By Robert Fitzgerald

- The Odyssey, by Homer and translated by Robert Fitzgerald, is an epic poem written about 3000 years ago. It is essentially a sequel to the Iliad, as it tells of the story of a Greek man named Odysseus and his ten year journey back home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. It also follows the story of his estate and his wife Penelope which are both being fought over by the suitors that have occupied his palace and are consuming his goods. Along with his son, Telemachus, who is set out on a journey to uncover the whereabouts of his father by the Greek goddess Athena....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Odysseus, Homer]

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Comparison Of Homer 's ' Epic Of Gilgamesh '

- Odysseus and Gilgamesh are described in the two tales from different periods of time. Both characters are heroic representations of two ordinary men who are searching for the meaning of life. The two literary works portray them as men with certain special strengths even though they both make mistakes and experience the hardships of life. One is said to have metal strength while the other one has physical strength and this special trait helps them to find their own meaning of life through the trials and tribulations that they experience differently....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Meaning of life, Trojan Horse]

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Strength Of The Heart : A Tragic Hero

- Strength of the Heart According to a tragic hero is, “a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat.” As defined by Aristotle, “A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgement error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.” Both of these definitions are different; however they are both correct. The definition of a hero is debatable and depends on the situation. A tragic hero is someone who is born of a noble birth, shows humility, accomplishes great deeds, and is a national hero....   [tags: Achilles, Iliad, Trojan War, Troy]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' The Iliad '

- Peace and War Throughout generations, humanity has evaluated and defined war and peace among our civilizations. The difference between these two subjects has been greatly reflected throughout many literatures and has been approached at many different outlooks. These separate perspectives are expressed through the writings of Homer and Lao Tzu. In The Iliad, Homer evaluates war and peace through his use of symbolism and emphasize on one’s own decision. Contrarily, In Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu assesses war and peace through ones full understanding of when each is needed and how to approach them....   [tags: Achilles, Iliad, Trojan War, Homer]

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Human Connection 's Role Of Penetration

- Human Connection’s Role in The Iliad To say that penetration is a common occurrence in The Iliad would be an understatement. With soldiers being likened to wolves or swarms of bees on the battlefield, the Trojan War is not without bloodshed and aggression. However, truly “getting through to someone” calls for a method different from brutally stabbing one’s enemy. The bond between two people, such as that between Diomedes and Glaucus or Achilles and Patroclus, is instead not only a physical experience but also an emotional one; Homer demonstrates that getting underneath someone’s exterior emotionally during war is much more important than the exteriorized connection made when, for example, o...   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Achilles, Hector]

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A Call For Help By Homer 's Odyssey

- A Call for Help In the opening of Homer’s epic, The Odyssey he explains that Odysseus left Ithaca about 20 years ago to fight in the Trojan War, leaving behind a wife and a young son. After other men had returned from the war, people assumes that Odysseus did not make it home. This encouraged many suitors to come. In book II after being prompted by Athena in disguise Telemachus calls for help from the leaders of Ithaca. Although Telemachus’ use of rhetoric in his speech is strong, it is ultimately ineffective because he has too much of an emotional appeal....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Odysseus, Homer]

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Analysis Of Homer 's The Iliad

- “Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles…” In Homer’s The Iliad there is a legend so intertwined with love and greed that there is no other way to have a story without violence. Many words are used in The Iliad such as possession, mine, prize, treasures, and cheat. In the first line alone there are three words that represent violence: Rage, Goddess, and Achilles. All three words their own combination of twenty-six letters, but also three different meanings of viciousness. The word Rage, although self-explanatory is defined as “violent, uncontrollable anger.” Goddess, the word may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of violence, that is until study mythology a...   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Achilles]

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History, Symbolism, and Characters in Homer’s The Odyssey

- In The Odyssey, it takes Odysseus twenty years to make it home from the Trojan War. On his journey home, he runs into many obstacles and creatures that he must overcome. He encounters the sirens, the Cyclops, and others. Each event in this epic poem has a symbolic meaning behind it. Homer writes about the history, symbolism, and the characters in The Odyssey. The Odyssey is about the Greek gods and heroes and their adventures (Makman). Odysseus is the main character, and he is going on a quest that takes him several years to complete....   [tags: trojan war, greek gods, encounters]

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The Portrait Of The Roman And Greek Mythology

- The portrait of woman in the Roman / Greek Mythology Homer. (1959). The Iliad of Homer (Vol. 18). United Holdings Group The Iliad narrates a story about the Trojan War, where the desire to possess a woman caused the battle for 10 years. There are several female characters that represent the position of the woman in society, the “ideal” of women at that time, and the role of women in decision-making processes. The Iliad draws a picture of women not only as a Goddess, but also as a mortal human being....   [tags: Trojan War, Odyssey, Iliad, Gender]

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Achilles And Hector : Warriors, Men, And Heroes

- Achilles and Hector: Warriors, Men, and Heroes as Depicted in Homer 's The Iliad Homer 's epic heroic poem, The Iliad, was written in the 7th century BC. The Iliad concentrates on the Trojan War, a years-long series of battles during which a group of kings from Greece (primarily led by Agamemnon) repeatedly attacked the city of Troy. The reason for the war was to win back Helen, who was the wife of Agamemnon 's brother, Menelaus. Helen had been "stolen" by Hector 's younger brother, the Trojan prince Paris....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Homer, Odyssey]

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William Golding 's Lord Of The Flies

- For hundreds, even thousands of years, society has taught us at an early age to do what is “right”. If we didn’t do the right thing, we are faced with consequences such as imprisonment or even death. Three pieces of literary art, written in different eras couldn’t tell us better of Society’s teachings.The Odyssey by Homer tells Odysseus’s long, perilous journey home after the trojan war. Chapter two of The Aeneid by Virgil tells the story of the Trojan Horse from the perspective of Aeneas, a trojan who goes on to found Rome....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Aeneid, Odysseus]

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The Iliad : The Rage Of Achilles

- Many people know that the “second name” of The Iliad is “The Rage of Achilles”. This is because Homer wrote The Iliad in a way that it focuses mostly on Achilles and all his decisions rather than any other character. His actions, and the consequences of all the said actions, are the overall topic for this great epic. The Iliad can be accurately described as a measurement of how much Achilles’s wrath affects the destines of the many warriors who fought and died in the Trojan War (Champagne 2). After reading this great epic twice, I have decided that a better “second name” for The Iliad could be “The Tragedy of Hector”, seeing as how the Trojan leader suffered the most, and was, in my opinion,...   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Achilles, Helen]

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Analysis Of ' The ' Odyssey '

- Samantha Carlson Ms. Johnston AP English Literature and Composition 8 September 2015 Journey Essay Most works of literature have their characters embarking on a journey or journeys to reach a desired location whether it is mentally or physically. These journeys do not stand alone but contribute to the piece as a whole. The Kite Runner focuses on Amir taking on life in his suffering country to moving to a land granting great opportunity and ultimately returning home to complete a deed that would stabilize him for the remainder of his life....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Odysseus, Homer]

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