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    Telemachus and Pisistratus arrive at Sparta. When they arrive Menelaus is hosting a double wedding feast for his son and daughter. Then, Menelaus serves Telemachus and Pisistratus food. Telemachus is amazed by Menelaus of how he takes care of the palace. Menelaus tells him a story that he has been wandering the sea for seven years and discovered that his brother Agamemnon was murdered. He also shared Telemachus that he lost a lot of friends during the Trojan war. He was deeply sudden with all these

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    his rage? He was mulling it over, inching the great sword over his sheath." (Homer 7) In almost all cases, the warriors fight in extreme close contact with each other. A scene from Iliad illustrates an invidious fight between the two warriors, Menelaus and Paris, when both sides agree to a truce. "They stood close, closer, in the measured arena, shaking their spears, half-mad with jealousy. And then Paris threw. A... ... middle of paper ... ...ribes how children were also inferior to the

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    not to protect the nation. Rather, it was a war fought to defend the personal honor. The possession of women was important to a man’s standing and honor. Paris’ theft of Helen struck a huge blow to the honor of Menelaus and becomes the initial cause of the Trojan War. Consequently, Menelaus, the Spartan ruler, called upon his brother Agamemnon to gather the Greek forces to launch the war against Paris demanding the return of Helen and reinstating the honor for the king. The war lasted for ten years

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    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

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    makes one willing to die for another The events portrayed in the Iliad were set in motion by love.    Paris' love for Helen and her love for Paris, resulting in Helen deserting Menelaus and leaving with Paris for Troy.    Helen, consumed by her love, leaves for Troy with "no thought for her child or husband." Menelaus' love for Helen drives him to raise an army of thousands and lay siege to Troy to recover her.   Thousands of young men from both sides of the struggle, Troy and Argos, died.   The

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    author’s push for social change. Mecewen’s Trojan Women shows this in the scene between Helen and Menelaus’ dialogue when he has the intentions to kill her. Macewen’s choice of words for Helen when she says “What was I do to? There I was- (a child of heaven, half-divine)- abused, dishonoured, and all because of my impossible beauty,” (Macewen 86) shows her as docile and innocent in front of Menelaus when she is really outsmarting him to avoid her death. Here, social change is urged by allowing Helen

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    The Role of Women in Greek Mythology

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    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

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    Private Motivations for War in The Iliad

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    he could have the most beautiful woman in the world if he gave the apple of discord to her.  He did so, and decided to go and get his reward.  Unfortunately, the most beautiful women in the world, Helen, was the wife of the Greek King Menelaus.  The abduction of Helen by Paris lead to the Trojan war.  The promise made by Aphrodite to Paris in order to get the apple of discord resulted in the abduction of Helen and the start of the Trojan war.  Therefore, Aphrodite, in the universal

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    assembly tomorrow morning and tell these guys to get out. Then take a journey yourself. Go visit King Nestor and King Menelaus and see if they have news of Od... ... middle of paper ... ...trength, a huge change from his previous immature ways. Another example of how Telemachus changed throught the novel is that he greatly matured. This is proven during his journey to speak to Menelaus to discover the truth about his father, he says, “ I came in the hope that you can tell me now/ some news about my

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    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. Apollo and Chryses, a priest of Apollo, seek revenge because Agamemnon refused to return Chrysies, the daughter of Chryses, who was taken as a war prize. Achilles seeks revenge against Agamemnon for insulting him

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