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    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

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    hero known for his invincibility. A warrior who fought in the Trojan War and killed many, but also died in battle. Achilles was hero who was dipped in River Styx as a baby by his mother to make him immortal. However, his mother did not contemplate that where she held him, his heel, would remain mortal resulting in his weakness. Achilles was trained by a wise centaur and became the brave warrior he was, he pretended to be a woman to avoid war, and he died by a poison arrow that pierced through his heel

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    Iliad, one of Homer’s Epics, was written about a ten year war between the city of Troy and the Greek city-states. This great poem, still somewhat prevalent today in modern society, is the tale of the Trojan War. Recently the epic was recreated into a two hour film loaded with historical inaccuracies, although in some instances, does follow the Iliad fairly well. Some of the mistakes made by Hollywood are minor details, such as when the Trojans brought the gigantic wooden horse into the city of Troy

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    Trojan War and The Odysseus by Homer

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    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

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    above all else, as a demigod (child of a god/goddess and mortal) he great care in how he presents himself and how others view him. With the start of the Trojan war coming underway, Achilles is sent into hiding as a female dancer to avoid being drafted. However he is soon found by Odysseus, who blackmails Achilles into joining the Greeks in the war. Odysseus threatens to let everyone know Achilles was hiding as a woman, and thus shaming the young prince. Patroclus emphasises the weight of such a threat

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    end of the Trojan War; The Greeks were so proud of their victory against the Trojans. Helen was back to her beloved husband and the city of troy was completely wiped out. The king of Ithaka- Odysseus was happy and he wanted to go back to his homeland. To commemorate such a victory, famous authors such as Homer emerged. Homer wrote about the journey of Odysseus and the aftermath of the Post-Trojan war. In context, Homer wrote the Odyssey around the archaic period while the Trojan War took part around

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The Trojan war is a very controversial topic on if it did happen, or if it didn’t happen. Some archaeologists believe that the Trojan war was more than one battle, in more than one location, some people believe it is all a myth. Because there is no sufficient evidence that the Iliad is true, I think that it happened, but not how it was described in The Iliad. With the finding of the believed to be the city of Troy, to the jewelry of Helen, I still believe that the battle of Troy didn’t happen the

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