Odysseus And His

Who is more heroic Odysseus or Achilles
Who is more heroic Odysseus or Achilles
Who is more heroic, Odysseus or Achilles? In Webster's Dictionary, a hero is defined as a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of purpose, especially if this individual has risked or sacrificed his life. It can also be used in reference to a mythological or legendary figure, often of divine ancestry, who is favored by the gods, endowed with great courage and strength, and celebrated for his bold exploits. War or dangerous adventure is the hero's normal occupation. In my opinion, Odysseu
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMER'S EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MENThroughout the
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMER'S EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MENThroughout the
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMER'S EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MEN?Throughout the Common Era, women have been recognized as a strong influence on the actions of men. For example, Eleanor Roosevelt influenced the decisions that Franklin D. Roosevelt made, and in literature, Lady Macbeth urged Macbeth to commit murder. Did the women of Homer's epics, The Odyssey and The Iliad emulate the women of the Common Era? The Iliad is an epic about the Trojan War and Achilles' role as an Achaean warring against the
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology The use of caves in mythology to depict darkness and abandonment has branded it as a symbol of chaos. From this perception other associations are made which connect the cave to prejudices, malevolent spirits, burial sites, sadness, resurrection and intimacy. It is a world to which only few venture, and yet its mysticism has attracted the interest of philosophers, religious figures and thinkers throughout history. These myths are exemplified in Homer’s 
The Golden Age of Greece
The Golden Age of Greece
The Golden Age of Greece The ancient statues and pottery of the Golden Stone Age of Greece were much advanced in spectacular ways. The true facts of Zeus’s main reason for his statue. The great styles of the Kouros and the Kore. The story of The Blinding of Polphemus, along with the story of Cyclops. The Dori and Ionic column stone temples that were built in Greece that had an distinctive look. The true colors of the vase, Aryballos. The vase that carried liquids from one place to another. The
Odysseus Is Not A Hero
Odysseus Is Not A Hero
Odysseus Is Not A Hero A hero is a man noted for his special achievements according to the dictionary, but if you ask most people what a hero is, you will get the same general response. They will probably say someone who does something for other people out of the goodness of his heart. Odysseus, who is the main character of the book The Odyssey written by Homer, would fit the dictionary's definition of a hero; but if you go deeper, looking at what people feel a hero is, he doesn't even co
The Trojan War
The Trojan War
The Trojan War Homer was the god who wrote three famous poems, the Illiad, the Oddessy, and the Beowulf. The Illiad was the story of the Trojan war. Here's how the trojan war went. Helen, Clytemnestra's sister, was married to Menelaus. A while later, Menelaus went hunting, and Paris from Troy came and took Helen away. Agamemnon heard the news and was furious. So, he got together troops and set off to Troy to get Helen back. But, they couldn't sail out of the bay..the wind held them back. So the
How does the Ancient Greek beliefs of religion and death differ with t
How does the Ancient Greek beliefs of religion and death differ with t
How does the Ancient Greek beliefs of religion and death differ with the view of other cultural groups? Death, the way it is represented in Homers book, The Odyssey, is always caused by human error. Whether their death was caused by greed, selfishness, or just being curious, many people died in The Odyssey. Still, the question of what happens after we die remains. Many religions have different beliefs of religious ideas from the Ancient Greeks. Afterlife, is a belief where the comparisons amon
The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire The development of the male warrior, throughout literature, has a direct relationship with the development of western civilization. The attributes a warrior holds, fall respectively with the attributes that each society held as valuable. These characteristics, started by societies ideals, become the warriors only reasons for continuing their heroics. The ideals however do change with each warrior. At the beginning we have a warrior with one mission, which later the wa
An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how homers use of them
An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how homers use of them
An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how homers use of them affected the story In the Iliad, Homer finds a great tool in the simile. Just by opening the book in a random place the reader is undoubtedly faced with one, or within a few pages. Homer seems to use everyday activities, at least for the audience, his fellow Greeks, in these similes nearly exclusively. When one is confronted with a situation that is familiar, one is more likely to put aside contemplating the topic and simply inj
Odysseus Is Not A Hero
Odysseus Is Not A Hero
Odysseus Is Not A Hero A hero is a man noted for his special achievements according to the dictionary, but if you ask most people what a hero is, you will get the same general response. They will probably say someone who does something for other people out of the goodness of his heart. Odysseus, who is the main character of the book The Odyssey written by Homer, would fit the dictionarys definition of a hero; but if you go deeper, looking at what people feel a hero is, he doesnt even co
The Golden Sock
The Golden Sock
The Golden Sock Years after Odysseus came from his twenty year trip, Odysseus began to feel restless; he wanted to go on an adventure. He knew that his wife, Penelope would not agree to his decision to go seek the long stolen, golden sock. To many people, this may be any ordinary sock, but to Ithica, it was different. It was the sock worn on the first person to set foot on the land of Ithica. Odysseus finally decided to go on the journey to seek the golden sock. He snuck away leaving Penelo
The story The Odyssey was written by Homer and translated to English v
The story The Odyssey was written by Homer and translated to English v
The story, The Odyssey, was written by Homer and translated to English version by Samuel Butler. The main character in Odyssey was Odysseus, Kind of Ithaca, who after 20 years of wanderings returned home from the Trojan War and a long difficult journey which the powerful gave to him. He found himself recognized only by his faithful dog and a nurse. With the help of his son Telemachus he destroys the importunate suitors of his wife Penelope and reestablishes himself in his kingdom. Athena appeal
Oedipus Odysseus
Oedipus Odysseus
Oedipus & Odysseus The major focus of this tragedy is on the character of the hero, Oedipus. He is a person of great importance; in fact, the security and health of the community depend upon him. And he has to meet an urgent crisis, something which threatens the continuing existence of the city. And because he is very conscious of his own qualities, he takes upon himself that responsibility. Oedipus, above everything else at first, is a person who acts decisively and who is celebrated for so do
February 21 1997
February 21 1997
February 21, 1997 Epic Works Epics by definition are long narrative poems, that are grand in both theme and style (Webster 417). They usually involve actions of great glory and are typically centered around historical or legendary events of universal significance. Most epics deal with the deeds of a single individual, however, it is not uncommon to have more than one main character. Epics embody several main features including: supernatural forces, sometimes the deity of the time, that shape th
Greek literature
Greek literature
Greek literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired, influenced, and
Heroism was not an invention of the Greeks Yet through the first hundr
Heroism was not an invention of the Greeks Yet through the first hundr
Heroism was not an invention of the Greeks. Yet, through the first hundreds years of their civilization, the Greek literature has already given birth to highly polished and complex long epics that revolved around heroes. These literature works gave many possibilities of definition of heroism. The Greeks illustrated heroism to obey the rules laid down by the gods and goddesses, and those who obey the rules would gain honor and fame. The Greeks regarded intelligence as one of the highest gifts th
4 English 1 H
4 English 1 H
4 English 1 H Stephen Wong Iliad Important Characters: Agamemnon king of Mycenae; brother of Menelaos Hektor Prince of Troy; son of Priam and Hekuba Achilles greatest warrior of the Achaian army Aias song of Telamon; he has brute strength and courage Menelaos husband of Helen; brother of Agamemnon Paris a prince of Troy; also son of Priam and Hekuba Priam King of Troy; very old man Helen wife of Menelaos; most beautiful woman In the world Diomedes one of the best Achaian warriors Hekuba wife o
The Odyssey Telemachus And His Development
The Odyssey Telemachus And His Development
The Odyssey: Telemachus And His Development The Odyssey was a great book in which many characters were brought out and developed. The most significant development that occured in the epic was the development of Telemachus. Telemachus is a very complex character that Homer develops from beginning to end. From the beginning when is a mere shadow of his father to near the end in which he is considered just as courageous. Many factors influence Telemachus as he matures into a man. To begin with his
The masculine dismissal of a women's quest
The masculine dismissal of a women's quest
The masculine dismissal of a women's quest A quest is a tale that celebrates how one can cleverly and resolutely rise superior to all opposition. Yet as fresh prospectives on history now suggest, in this search for freedom and order, the masculine craving for adventure, demanded restrictions upon women, forcing her into deeper confinement, even within her limited province. Thus the rights of a man are separated by the expectancies of a woman. Each subsequent story deals with a search for truth
Loyalty to another person or to a cause may be an admirable trait but
Loyalty to another person or to a cause may be an admirable trait but
Loyalty to another person or to a cause may be an admirable trait, but it can lead to either positive or negative consequences. In Homers epic The Odyssey and John Steinbeck's novel The Pearl there are characters that show great examples of this trait. Penelope in The Odyssey and Juana in The Pearl are the most obvious, although there are many. Penelope stayed loyal to Odysseus while he was on his twenty-year journey and Juana stayed by her husband through his time of distress. Penelope stayed
2001 A Metaphorical Odyssey
2001 A Metaphorical Odyssey
2001: A Metaphorical Odyssey Myths are created for the purpose of conveying a message with an interesting medium with which to do so. Many cultures use myths to teach their young about the past. Through time, however, these myths become impractical due to discovery. This is when a new myth must be introduced to take the place of the obsolete one. Stanley Kubrick shaped 2001: A Space Odyssey as a new myth to crack the archaic view of space, by using a hero, a dilemma, and a new revelation to fue
In The Odyssey Odysseus had to face many challenges during his travels
In The Odyssey Odysseus had to face many challenges during his travels
In The Odyssey, Odysseus had to face many challenges during his travels; a few of these difficulties were a cannibalistic Cyclops, huge whirlpools, determined suitors, along with many hardships. Odysseus fought constantly to return to his homeland of Ithaca, but to accomplish this Odysseus had to be clever, resourceful, and have great leadership qualities. Odysseus proved throughout the story that he was very clever. When he was faced with having to get out of Polyphemus's cave, Odysseus first
An Unusual People
An Unusual People
An Unusual People The Cyclopes were unique and unusual mythical people. They had very interesting lives. They had an unusual beginning and they had an unusual lifestyle. Also, the Cyclopes appeared to be completely different when described by opposing viewpoints. Overalll, the Cyclopes were an unconventional race in mythical legends. The Cyclopes had an intriguing origin. They were the eldest sons of Mother Earth, Gaia, and Father Heaven, Uranus (Evslin 1). While the Cyclopes were still in the
Date sent Thurs 23 Jan 97 073748
Date sent Thurs 23 Jan 97 073748
Date sent: Thurs, 23 Jan 97 07:37:48 Subject: myth1.TXT Report for system password Fate & Destiny In the beginning a man and a woman were born. They married each other and lived a life that was filled with much happiness and joy. One day a terrible car accident occurred that killed them both. In this world we live in we face everyday choices. Maybe these people did not choose to die, but they maybe chose to drive in the car that day. Was what happened to them an accident or a bad twist of fate
Fate Destiny
Fate Destiny
Fate & Destiny In the beginning a man and a woman were born. They married each other and lived a life that was filled with much happiness and joy. One day a terrible car accident occurred that killed them both. In this world we live in we face everyday choices. Maybe these people did not choose to die, but they maybe chose to drive in the car that day. Was what happened to them an accident or a bad twist of fate that was their destiny? Were these two wonderful people predestined to die at that
Heroes
Heroes
Heroes A hero is a brave and strong person, who is also very human. A hero feels fear and every other emotion that we do. A true hero is a person who does something great and does not expect to be given any thing in return. A hero does something that effects a large number of people. A hero thinks more of others than he or she thinks of him or her self. The characters in the poem, Women, and The Odyssey are both epic heroes. Odysseus is a strong and brave man, but I think he lacks one of the
The Odyssey Report
The Odyssey Report
The Odyssey Report In The Odyssey , Homer uses guest-host relationships as an ethical norm against which behavior is measured. When the ritual is preformed correctly by guest-host, good results ensue. In contrast, the violations of this ethical norm results in misfortune. This idea was taken very seriously by people of that time and it can be found throughout the story. A great example of a guest host relationship where both the guest and the host behave properly is the relationship between Tel
THE ODYSSEY
THE ODYSSEY
THE ODYSSEY The Odyssey was full of wonder, power, and surprises. It is packed with epic heroes, creatures, gods, and goddesses. The gods, goddesses, and creatures had supernatural powers that effected the lives of Odysseus, his crew, and his family. Their actions proved to be powerful, benificial, and deadly. The gods, godesses, and creatures in The Odyssey on many occations proved to be powerful. Zeus, leader of the gods, was a prime example of this. When, Zeus the lord of cloud roused in th
The Trojan War
The Trojan War
The Trojan War Homer was the god who wrote three famous poems, the Illiad, the Oddessy, and the Beowulf. The Illiad was the story of the Trojan war. Here's how the trojan war went. Helen, Clytemnestra's sister, was married to Menelaus. A while later, Menelaus went hunting, and Paris from Troy came and took Helen away. Agamemnon heard the news and was furious. So, he got together troops and set off to Troy to get Helen back. But, they couldn't sail out of the bay..the wind held them back. So the
How Is The Greek Idea of a Sound
How Is The Greek Idea of a Sound
How Is The Greek Idea of a Sound Mind and Body Essential for The Successful Characters of The Odyssey? If one were to only have a very fit and strong body, lacking mental ability, to the Greeks it would not suffice. If a man were merely smart and intelligent, without much physical capability, the Greeks would feel that he is not complete. They believed an individual must have have both, a well developed mind and a fit body, not only one or the other, to be ideal. This is the Greek concept of a
GotMilk
GotMilk
GotMilk How did people revere their gods differently among three civilizations? Did they worship with the same general intent? What were gods� role(s) in people�s lives? A brief exploration into the religions of Egypt, Greece, and the Hebrew people may bring insight to these questions. Although the main idea of higher beings remains constant throughout societies� religion, their form of presence in people�s lives varies. I will present the relationship between the leaders and the gods, a
Early in the Odyssey we see Telemakhos as a rash untrained boy He clea
Early in the Odyssey we see Telemakhos as a rash untrained boy He clea
Early in the Odyssey we see Telemakhos as a rash, untrained boy. He clearly is not Odysseus' equal as a host, leader, or fighter. However, as the book goes on we see Telemakhos become more and more like his father, in every respect as he is taught and guided by some of the best examples he could have, Athena, Nestor, and Menelaos. By the end of the fight with the suitors we see him in a new light, he has matured from the youth we saw to the man he should be. Telemakhos tries to emulate his fath
Odysseus and his crew were just leaving the Land of the Dead on their
Odysseus and his crew were just leaving the Land of the Dead on their
Odysseus and his crew were just leaving the Land of the Dead on their way to Kirkes island to bury Elpenor as Dawns finger tips of rose slowly crept over the morning sky. Odysseus was telling his men the stories and prophesies he had just learned when the sky started to darken. A storm was upon them. The wind started to pick up as waves crashed harder and harder against the side of the boat until finally the men no longer could grip the oars and they lost control. All they could do was pray t
Essay on Telemachos
Essay on Telemachos
Essay on Telemachos Becoming a man. The goal attempted by all young boys, but achieved by few. Around the age of fifteen the dream of going on some adventure and risking death to prove bravery is envisioned in our heads and we go crazy. We scan every moment of our teenage lives for a chance at manhood and in some form or other we all get one. Usually it isn't an extravagant adventure as we'd like, but some menial task we have to settle for. For Telemachos, on the other hand, it's the quest of a
Aeneas as Fated Hero
Aeneas as Fated Hero
Aeneas as Fated Hero Essay # 3 Virgils The Aeneid is a story of true heroism in the face of war. A hero often proves himself through war. Many of the characters in the Aeneid throw themselves into warfare enthusiastically for the glory and honor of their names. Aeneas, however, has a sense of responsibility toward his people and their destiny rather than a wish for his name to be honored after his death, which makes him more of a modern epic hero, unlike the earlier Greek heroes such as Homers
Mortal Life Under Chains
Mortal Life Under Chains
Mortal Life Under Chains Composition and Literature February 17, 2004 Beings of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshipped by a people. The single most important aspect of Greek mythology is the gods involved in each story. Gods are immortal, anamorphic beings with divine powers that none other than the gods themselves possess. The relationship between the Greek Gods and humankind throughout Greek mythology seems to be a give-and-take relationship. The Greeks believed that i
Homer Odyssey
Homer Odyssey
Homer (Odyssey) The classic epic The Odyssey and the Old Testament show many differences in the Greek and Hebrew religions. The Greek religion is polytheistic and the Hebrew religion is monotheistic. In comparing the nature of the gods there are many differences. In comparing the relationships between Odysseus and Athena on one hand, and Job and God on the other, we can discern differences between the religious attitudes of the Greeks and Hebrews. These differences include, one God versus many,
Homers Epic Heroes
Homers Epic Heroes
Homers Epic Heroes Homers characters are real human beings with all the strengths and weaknesses. They live, they breathe, they love, they hate. They are subject to fear and they tend, on occasion, to rise to heroic greatness. His most explored stories The Illiad and The Odyssey both have characters that exert these characteristics. Although the stories are different, both heroes share similar backgrounds, plights, and triumphs. The heroes of the novels, thanks to the literary prowess of Homer,
Odyssesus
Odyssesus
Odyssesus 1185 B.C. Dear Penelope, Hello my love, it is me your husband Odysseus. I regret not being home with you and Telemachus. But there is a lot you have to understand. I care for you from the depths of my soul. But I have done wrong these 20 some years ago. Ive slept with other women, disappointed and shame the name of our family. All of my men are gone and I am confused. But I know I need to get home and it has to happen right now. There so much more I have to get off my chest and I figu
Roman Civilization
Roman Civilization
Roman Civilization 1. Domus Tiberiana- 2. Barracks for the Praetorian Guard-Built inside Rome during the reign of Tiberius (14-37 CE) because Tiberius was somewhat paranoid about an assassination attempt. This was the first time the guard was housed within Rome, thus giving them a bigger role in politics and allowing them to become an extremely powerful force (thus, they were eventually able to kill Caligula, make Claudius emperor, etc) 3. Sanctuary to Isis- according to Wendy we dont need to
Greek Life
Greek Life
Greek Life It was a fine day, as I sat outside of my house on some of the rolling hills in Athens. I sat and pondered of worldly things, when I finally came to thinking of my own life. I was almost as inquisitive about my life as a complete stranger would be. It is a relatively simple life where most common men, as for me not being rich or poor, are usually quite modest, and most often times are made of stone, clay, and wood. My house is a mid-size house consisting of seven rooms. I have a kitch
Homer
Homer
Homer World Literature 10 October 18, 2000 How can one determine a writers feelings about issues by simply reading their literature? Often it seems, one can read more than just the words written on the page. We can read the feeling and emotion the words represent. Homers tone in The Odyssey shows his feelings about the past, present, and future of Greece. He portrays Ancient Greece as being overly structured and rigid. He shows the Golden Age he lived in as being perfectly ideal, and balanced.
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
The Odyssey English Tuesday, December 07, 1999 Odyssey Thesis Paper The Odyssey by Homer, written in the late eighth or early seventh century B. C., was the first epic poem. In telling the story of a man named Odysseus, the narrative also describes his ten-year Odyssey home from the Trojan War. In the Greek culture, the god and goddesses ruled and created the destiny of all creatures, although they were very human-like in their actions. Throughout Homers epic, the gods and goddesses showed an
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
The Odyssey Friday, September 29, 2000 English 10 How can one learn about a society which has long ceased to exist? How can one learn about the things that were important to them once their bodies have been interred for centuries? The bodies have long since been part of the earth, yet the voices of many of the ancients still waif clearly through time throughout the art, the music, and the literature they left as their legacy. A mans lifestyle, beliefs and habits as revealed in their art mirror t
Telemachus Hero or Puppet
Telemachus Hero or Puppet
Telemachus: Hero or Puppet? Pawns are often used in literature to manipulate the storyline. In many cases, these people are minor characters. They usually support the main idea, but are just tools that the author uses to convey the message and not very significant to the true meaning of the novel in question. But there can also be people in the story itself who control the weaker individuals. In the case of The Odyssey by Homer, the Gods are the ones who control the mortals. Athena repeatedly us
Odysseus the Hero
Odysseus the Hero
Odysseus the Hero In The Odyssey, Homers main character, Odysseus, shows many great traits of a hero. What exactly is a hero? Is it someone who has reasonable beliefs? Or is it a person whose actions speak louder than their beliefs? Odysseus combines both beliefs and action into one astonishing package, which really makes him stand out to be an epic hero. Homer proves Odysseus to be an amazing hero by having him consider his consequences, think of all his men as one, and use courage to help him
Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann 1822 - 1890 Heinrich Schliemann was born on January 6, 1822 in the small village of Neu Buckow, Germany. His parents were Ernst and Luise Therese Sophie Schliemann. His interest in Homeric Troy started when his father, a protestant minister, gave him a book or Christmas in 1829 by Ludwig Jerrer entitled Illustrated History of the World . Schliemann's mother died in 1831, and Heinrich was sent to live with his uncle, Frederich Schliemann. While at his uncle's, Schliemann conce
The Odyssey And The Epic Of Gilgamesh
The Odyssey And The Epic Of Gilgamesh
The Odyssey And The Epic Of Gilgamesh The Odyssey and The Epic of Gilgamesh (Similarities and Differences) Both The Odyssey and the Epic of Gilgamesh are two incredible stories written long ago everyone knows this but what a lot of people don�t is that these two epics share many of the same concepts. Such as the nostro (the Greek term for homecoming), xenis (guest/host relationship), oikos (household), and aganoriss (recognition). In both epics these themes are illustrated. In The Odyssey the
The comparison of the Achaian Achilles and the Trojan general Hektor i
The comparison of the Achaian Achilles and the Trojan general Hektor i
The comparison of the Achaian Achilles and the Trojan general Hektor is, in my opinion, a very close relationship. Both men are honored beyond any other man in their armies. Both are the fiercest warriors and the biggest fighters, too. Each man is handsome and a born athlete. The two were the best warriors out there, hands down. Hektor seemed to be an older man whos more mature. He had a wife, Andromache, and a son, Astyanax. He was well admired and a prince of his city, Troy. His brother is al
Why do they call our heel our Achilles Tendon They call it that becaus
Why do they call our heel our Achilles Tendon They call it that becaus
Why do they call our heel our Achilles Tendon ? They call it that because of the Greek Hero Achilles the Great Warrior. They name it after him because of his only weak spot at the back of his heel. That is where they got the name of it from. In the story of Achilles, they talk about all of the stuff like how he was in the Trojan War and all of that good things, but not here. The story of Achilles is all of the specifics like his family and background, his characteristics, and all of his enemies