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    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. These city-states were prone to sea raiding and marauding. The motivation for the attacks

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    Violence is a means to an end. Violence is not something most humans resort to for enjoyment. Violence is, however, the right thing to be done in certain situations. With violence, comes great power. Power and violence walk together, hand in hand. When violence is exhibited, the power of the individual is shown to those around him. In both the Hebrew Bible and The Iliad, violence is depicted as a mode to reach goals. The reason for this is that violence allows an individual or a deity to flaunt their

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    him. Only after coming to his senses, he realized that he was disgraced and he committed suicide. The play moves on, however, to deal with his burial, in which Teucer, Ajax's half-brother, and Odysseus argue with two supreme kings, Agamemnon and Menelaus, that Ajax has the right to burial. Throughout the play until his death, Ajax is the central character, undergoing a grim change from a proud, insane lunatic to a sane, shamed man, whose only hope for honor is suicide. Opening the play, Ajax

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    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

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    The Tragedies of War

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    his willingness to do anything at all to obtain it no matter what the cost may be. Although most people would avoid a violent war, a monstrous leader like Agamemnon would believe it to be worthwhile in order to have more power. Agamemnon says to Menelaus, “Peace is for the women and the weak. Empires are forged by war” (Troy). Agamemnon believes that the only way to gain power is to start a war even though many lives would be lost but he does not care. Another example of a power-hungry leader in

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    Women in the Iliad

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    considered a war prize for Agamemnon, who was willing to trade her for Briseis, the war prize of Achilles. Women being objectified give them more of an insignificant role. H... ... middle of paper ... ...he Trojan War, as Agamemnon chose to help Menelaus but getting her back. But while she was represented as a victim, she was a bold character that spoke her mind, and no male stopped her. Helen has a direct relationship with the Trojan War, with out her there was none? Women in this epic had many

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    The Trojan War

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    Today Troy stands tall as one of the world’s most beautiful ancient cities, and its fragile ruins date back to its early beginnings. Troy was involved in a very bloody war, and still survived to be crowned with its history of the famous Trojan War. This glowing stronghold contains many secrets, and much information yet to be revealed to curious minds today. However, being lost to the Greeks, and losing the grand city of Troy, The Trojan War was forever known as one of the most famous and magnificent

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    Racines Andromaque

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    Racines Andromaque No ordinary surprise awaited the audience assembled at the Bourgogne when Racine's Andromaque made its appearance. In addition to being a tragedy of the order so long desired in vain, it was to them what the Cid had been to their progenitors in the days of Richelieu, the sudden revelation of a genius previously unsuspected. In framing his plot, Racine deviated very widely from the legend of the captivity of Hector's widow and son at the palace of Pyrrhus, king of Epirus. Three

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    true troy

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    The Hollywood movie Troy is a great action drama, but the historic accuracy could be questioned. This essay will assess how much of Troy and its source is factual. It will be suggested that Troy and the Iliad was part legend and part historical. This essay will examine the source of Troy, the Iliad and the facts behind the story. A variety of evidence from archaeologists will be presented to support this essay. To begin, this essay will examine the story of Troy and the Iliad. In the movie Troy

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    The family curse in Aeschylus ' the Orestia functions as an underlying theme throughout the trilogy being most prevalent in the first two plays of said trilogy, Agamemnon and The Libation Bearers. The curse is established well before the start of the trilogy beginning three generations before Orestes ' time, beginning with Pelops. The significance of the family curse for the context of the Orestia however starts with two of Pelops ' sons, Atreus and Thyestes. Atreus and Thyestes ' impact on the

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