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    test on the Trojan war. Of course I had procrastinated and left the studying for the day before the test. My mom then called me up from the basement to eat breakfast, when I saw a shiny object hidden under some dirt. I dug it up and that’s where my story begins. The machine was a dark purple color with a dial that had numbers. I then thought to myself, “Maybe this is a time machine and I can travel to whatever time I want!” So then I typed in one of the only things I knew about the war, when it started

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    and Zeus play significant roles in the lives of the characters and the events of the Greek- Trojan War. Athena plays a very influential role in the Greek-Trojan War.  She is the most constant divine supporter of the Greeks and divine enemy of the Trojans. Athena's function is to be a goddess of pro-Greek warfare.  She came to the aid of the Greeks many times throughout the war.  For instance, Athena came down from the sky to stop Achilleus from attacking Agamemnon (Steiner)

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    Seduction In The Odyssey

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    intervene in the Trojan war and make a difference in the outcome of events, such as breaking the truce between the Trojans and the Greeks, providing distractions for the Greeks’ advantage by using the art of seduction, and deceiving the enemy by disguise. Throughout the entirety of Homer’s Iliad, Hera and Athena create an influence in their favored sides’ lives by their actions and words. From the beginnings of the Trojan War to the end, Hera and Athena’s intentions to destroy the Trojans are evident

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    War: Unjustifiable and Absurd

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    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

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    The Trojan Horse

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    In the end, war must be won by one of the parties fighting. Wars are usually very difficult to end. After all the casualties have occurred throughout various battles, it frequently happens that the parties do not have a strategy strong enough to claim victory. The Trojan War, fought between the Greeks and Trojans, did have an eventual winner, but this winner would not have claimed victory without the significant “Trojan Horse”. As Lin Donn states about the war, “The Greek Warriors had been trying

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    The Iliad by Homer

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    appropriate to start with the head of the Greek army, Agamemnon. Agamemnon displays great arrogance (hubris, if you will) by forcefully taking Breseis from Achilleus. This action leads to Achilleus refusing to fight and almost costing the Greeks the war. Eventually, Agamemnon apologizes and Achilleus rejoins the fighting. Yet, even when apologizing Agamemnon refuses to accept any blame for his actions. Instead, Agamemnon claims that it was not his fault because Zeus made him crazy. Since Achilleus

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    Ideals of Greeks and Trojans: A New Analysis The story of the Iliad portrays a vial battle between the Greeks and Trojans that has been ongoing for over 9 years. The Greeks ultimately win the war, but not without bloody conflict with the Trojans. The Greeks and Trojans each have positive characteristics that help them maintain some of their glory throughout the Iliad and lead to a tense fight between the two sides. Unfortunately, their emotions do get this best of them and hinder their positive

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    gods in the events of the Trojan War, during the quarrel between Hera and Zeus and the aftermath of this argument. The importance of this scene, approximately lines 60 through 90 of Book Four, is that it clearly establishes the fact that the gods influence and meddle with the events and the course of the war. This particular passage illustrates the consequences which the plotting of the gods causes both the Greeks and the Trojans, as Hera’s plotting and hatred of the Trojans results in the violation

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    Women in the Iliad

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    The role of women in the Iliad is a subject that remains open to debate. The Iliad is set during and tells the events of the Trojan War. For the war men belonged to the battlefield as warriors. Women on the other hand were not involved in the activities of war in anyway. While men were bravely at war, women were to stay home for years without seeing their loved ones. Homer portrayed female characters having no substance and were nothing more then property, while males were ideal in every sense of

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    narrative begins nine years after the start of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. The Greeks capture two maidens from a Trojan-allied town, Chryseis and Briseis. Chryseis’s father is a priest of the god Apollo, and he prays to Apollo for help after Agamemnon refuses to return his daughter for ransom. Apollo sends a plague upon the Greek

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