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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
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 warrior’s 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
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
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
4 English 1 H
4 English 1 H
4º 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
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
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
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
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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
Essay on Telemachos
Essay on Telemachos
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Homers Epic Heroes
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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. I’ve 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
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 Homer’s 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
Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann
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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 who¹s 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
Summer Campbell
Summer Campbell
Summer Campbell Writing Sample English Literature AP Grade 12 Writing Sample- The Odyssey The most admired classical hero is most certainly Odysseus, the mythological Grecian subject of Homer’s epic tale, The Odyssey. This legendary figure displays excessive amounts of brains and muscle, seeming almost superhuman at times. He embodies the ideals Homeric Greeks aspired to: manly valor, loyalty, piety, and intelligence. The popularity of Odysseus transcends time. To this day he remains greatly ad
In the book the Odyssey by Homer violence deceit disorder absence of l
In the book the Odyssey by Homer violence deceit disorder absence of l
In the book the Odyssey by Homer violence, deceit, disorder, absence of law enforcement, and it's principal of self-sufficiency, obviously differs from our modern society today. In modern world today we have laws and law enforcers, which is to help keep away from as much violence as possible. We have legal systems and courts to decide whether people deserve punishments, and this shows in many ways how the present differs from the past. That is why many leaders of the past couldn't be successful
The theme of The Odyssey is one of homecoming and reunion with loved o
The theme of The Odyssey is one of homecoming and reunion with loved o
The theme of The Odyssey is one of homecoming and reunion with loved ones. Though the proem of the epic states that Odysseus’ own purpose is simply the fight to save his own life and return his shipmates home safely, the gods of Olympus are the unknown captains of this journey. It is an epic story of the making of men, mainly Odysseus and Telemakhos. Homer methodically details the struggles set forth by the gods. The contests of Odysseus’ wisdom, honor, piety and prudence. These tests of will p
A Modern Day Odysseus
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A Modern Day Odysseus I wanted to strengthen democracy, to ensure that Americans could protect their privacy. Philip R. Zimmermann, a modern day hero, started with one powerful goal - to create easy to use, publicly available e-mail encryption software. With patience, strong will, and the idea that privacy is a right of the people, he did just that, and in doing so held up a mirror to the world, showing it that it had permanently changed. The life of Phil Zimmermann is full of epic grandeur,
Author of the Odyssey Woman
Author of the Odyssey Woman
Author of the Odyssey = Woman? Odysseus, the greatest epic hero out of all the others. He journey was told to many people. Which made into a story called The Odyssey by Homer. Homer is a very special name. It can't identify the author's sex. When we wonder who write this interesting story…The answer is no one knows. People started to question: Can the author of the Odyssey be a woman? Woman authors always wanted what it was best for their female character. In the old timed, Greek stories lik
Homer name traditionally assigned to the author of the Iliad and the O
Homer name traditionally assigned to the author of the Iliad and the O
Homer, name traditionally assigned to the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two major epics of Greek antiquity. Nothing is known of Homer as an individual, and in fact the question of whether a single person can be said to be responsible for the creation of the two epics is highly controversial. Linguistic and historical evidence, however, allows the supposition that the poems were composed in the Greek settlements on the west coast of Asia Minor sometime in the 9th century BC. Both epic
Odysseus The Hero
Odysseus The Hero
Odysseus, The Hero Greek myth is often filled with heroes, as these people's deeds and actions inspire by demonstrating the extent of man's potential. Such heroes are Heracles, Theseus, Achilles, Jason, and even Odysseus. In Classics Mythology, Morford and Lenardon write that In Greek saga, as in folktales, we find many recurring motifs that characterize the hero (Morford, 289). In short, Home describes Odysseus as the king of Ithaca who joins the Greek Army in the siege and sacking of Troy d
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
The Odyssey The Greeks have been known for their hospitality and politeness, especially when treating guests- whether strangers or not. This is demonstrated near the beginning of the Odyssey when Telemachus went to Pylos to visit Nestor. Nestor, not knowing who he was taking into his home as guests, treated them with great honor and respect. Now is the time, he said, for a few questions, now that our young guests have enjoyed their dinner. Who are you, strangers? Where are you sailing from,
Character Analysis - Odysseus
Character Analysis - Odysseus
Character Analysis - Odysseus In The Odyssey, Odysseus demonstrates a wide array of characteristics. The King of Ithaca shows many good qualities as well as some flaws. When Odysseus is faced with a challenge, he uses his ingenuity to devise a plan to escape. However, when Odysseus is distracted from his goal of reaching home, his pride gets in the way. Sometimes, Odysseus lets his pride get out of control, thus putting his men in danger. At first glance, Odysseus may seem to be the epitome of
Odysseus king of Ithaca encountered the greatest obstacles of all the
Odysseus king of Ithaca encountered the greatest obstacles of all the
Odysseus, king of Ithaca encountered the greatest obstacles of all the victors of the Trojan War. For ten years he and his men wandered from place to place unable to return home. (They were turned into pigs by the sorceress Circe; tempted in the land of the Lotus-Eaters and the songs of the Sirens; barely survived the dangers of passing between Scylla and Charybdis, and ran into Polyphemus the one-eyed giant and still survived). From the travels of Odysseus we can see certain things about the s
Similarities and Differences Between The Odyssey and Oedipus the King
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Similarities and Differences Between The Odyssey and Oedipus the King Lai, Erik October 5, 1998 4071 E7X-01 In the world of literature, there are many similarities and differences between them. These similarities and differences are significant because the reader can learn and thoroughly comprehend them. Two examples of such literature are the epic poems Oedipus the King , written by Sophocles and The Odyssey, written by Homer who were both Greek poets. Oedipus the King and The Odyssey share man
Loyalty Devotion Fortitude
Loyalty Devotion Fortitude
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Plato
Plato
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An Epic from the Odyssey
An Epic from the Odyssey
An Epic from the Odyssey May 27, 1998 - An Epic is a long narrative poem about a national or legendary hero. - The 2 Greek epics - 1 The Iliad - 2 The Odyssey - They are considered the first great works of western literature. - The Odyssey is name for its hero Odysseus he is also know as Ulysses. - Iliad is not named for his Achilles but for Ilium, or Troy the setting of the story Homer was said to write both of these. Nothing is known about him, there are 7 different cities said to be his bir
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Hate to Love
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Achilles
Achilles English: Greek: Achilles Respect for Authority April 21, 1998 Respect for authority plays an important role in The Iliad. Achilles is a major character in it whose views on authority change throughout the book. In Book One, he seems to have no respect for King Agamemnon. Achilles questions his judgment as well as rebelling against his authority. This is shown best when Achilles says, What a worthless, burnt-out coward I'd be called if I would submit to you and all your orders. (Pg. 87 l
How Women Are Poortryed In Homers Odyssey
How Women Are Poortryed In Homers Odyssey
How Women Are Poortryed In Homers Odyssey Women Portrayed in Homer’s The Odyssey Women were very important to the Greeks, and they showed this value in many ways. In The Odyssey Homer shows us the different ways women were looked upon through female characters, such as Penelope, Naussica, and Anticlia. With Penelope, a faithful and loving wife to Odysseus, Homer reveals to us how the Greeks believed wives should act. She was loyal to Odysseus the entire time he was away on his journey, and eve
Odysseus
Odysseus
Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey, he uses the stories of Calypso and Circe to give a reader a glimpse at Greek values. Odysseus is a perfectly moral man by Greek standards. In the Calypso episode, Odysseus demonstrates the value of faithfulness, and in the Circe episode, he illustrates Greek values in general. While both goddesses seek Odysseus to be their husband, Odysseus responds as a perfect Greek hero. During the Calypso episode, Homer teachers that one must remain faithful in their hearts. The
Odysseus
Odysseus
Odysseus The Odyssey, written by Homer, tells the story of Odyseus andhow he faced misfortune in his attempts to return home after the Trojan War. Odysseus is not famous for his great strength or bravery, but for his abilty to deceive and trick. To his friends, he was a brilliant stragtgist. To his enemies, he was a decever and a manipulator of the worst kind. During his journeys Odysseus often makes the mistake of bragging to his enemies but learns that doing this gives his enemies a chance to
Odysseus
Odysseus
Odysseus Odysseus is a hero of all times thanks to Homer who wrote his story in The Odyssey. Odysseus is a hero in his on time because of all his adventures and characteristics. Homer wrote about the Trojan War, in which Odysseus took part in, in the Iliad, and about Odysseus’ long journey home in, The Odyssey. There have been theories that suggest that Homer was illiterate and could not have possibly recited poems of these lengths by memory, and that they were put together much later on and a
Relationship Between Gods And Humanity
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Relationship Between Gods And Humanity The relationship between the gods and humanity in The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey are the same. In each saga, the gods seem to live nearby and are always present. Both epic poems portray humans as simply at the mercy of the gods. The gods feel that it is their duty to intervene if they feel that man is traveling off course from his destiny. However, the gods are not all powerful. Each god has a certain domain and cannot control another gods’ domain.
The Journey Of Odysseus And Telemachos
The Journey Of Odysseus And Telemachos
The Journey Of Odysseus And Telemachos In The Odyssey written by Homer and translated by Richard Lattimore, several themes are made evident, conceived by the nature of the time period, and customs of the Greek people. These molded and shaped the actual flow of events and outcomes of the poem. Beliefs of this characteristic were represented by the sheer reverence towards the gods and the humanities the Greek society exhibited, and are both deeply rooted within the story. In the intricate and well
Trojan War
Trojan War
Trojan War The Trojan War took place more than a few thousand years ago in ancient Greece. It was a war waged by the Greeks on the city of Troy. This war was said to have lasted ten years. It was caused by the abduction of Helen by Paris. Helen at the time was married to King Menalaus of Sparta. To avenge the kidnapping King Agamemnon of Mycenae and the warriors of Odysseus and Archilles followed Helen and Paris back to Troy and waged war upon the city for ten years. One day, the warriors though
Odyssey Theme Paper
Odyssey Theme Paper
Odyssey Theme Paper The Odyssey Theme Paper The Odyssey is mainly about the tribulations of a great hero; that hero would be Odysseus. Although Odysseus does not appear in this epic until the fifth book, he is still the main character. Odysseus, whom I will call the hero, has many tribulations in this epic. Read on to see what I mean. This story starts right after the Trojan War; the Greeks have won, thanks to one of Odysseus’ great ideas. All the kings are now trying to get back home to their f
Relationship versus Alienation
Relationship versus Alienation
Relationship versus Alienation Relationship versus Alienation In the Stories of Achilles, Gilgamesh, and Job As opposites, relationship and alienation reveal much about character. In Homer’s The Iliad, Achilles’ tragic flaw, anger, and his petty pursuit of honor cause his alienation from society. His reconnection comes only after his friend Patroclus dies and he sees that the he has focused his life on trivial rewards rather than love. Herbert Mason’s title character, Gilgamesh, is also distract
Odyssey
Odyssey
Odyssey Master of many exploits (387), and The master improviser (395). These all have to do with how ingenious Odysseus is when he needs something. All he does is tell some outrageous stories and he can get out of any tough spot and even receive prizes for his story telling. In chapters nine trough twelve, all Odysseus does is tell stories to the Phaeacians. In fact he tells ten very outlandish and descriptive tales. The first was the journey to Ismarus (211-214). Odysseus sacked the city, kill
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 L
Mythological Heroes Achilles and Hercules
Mythological Heroes Achilles and Hercules
Mythological Heroes: Achilles and Hercules The subject of mythology deals mainly with the notion of battle, or good versus evil. In this struggle many individuals are singled out for either the evil they cause, or from the good they bring to people. When you mention heroes in mythology, there are two distinct names that a majority of people bring up, those names are Achilles and Hercules. Achilles was born to King Peleus and the sea-nymph Thetis. Soon after Achilles was born his mother dipped hi
The Cyclops An Unusual People
The Cyclops An Unusual People
The Cyclops: 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 s
Epic Works
Epic Works
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 the action; battles o
The Iliad
The Iliad
The Iliad Stephen Wong 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 of Priam Aene
Homer The Odyssey
Homer The Odyssey
Homer & The Odyssey Homer, name traditionally assigned to the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two major epics of Greek antiquity. Nothing is known of Homer as an individual, and in fact it is a matter of controversy whether a single person can be said to have written both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Linguistic and historical evidence, however, suggests that the poems were composed in the Greek settlements on the west coast of Asia Minor sometime in the 8th century BC. Both epics are writ