The Iliad

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
Structural Levels of The Iliad
Structural Levels of The Iliad
Structural Levels of The Iliad Wars are often very complex in nature and are fought for many diverse reasons. The school boy may fight in order to get money for college, the patriot may fight to bring life, liberty and justice to some poor soul, and a coward may fight because he was drafted by force. In the Iliad, powerful gods, great nations, and heroic people all fight for many different reasons. This wide variety of fighting results in unique situations, problems, and structural levels to th
The Fate Of Patroclus
The Fate Of Patroclus
The Fate Of Patroclus Throughout The Iliad Of Homer, the constant theme of death is inherently apparent. Each main character, either by a spear or merely a scratch from an arrow, was wounded or killed during the progression of the story. For Zeus' son, Sarpedon, it was a spear through the heart, and for Hector, it was the bronze of the mighty Achilles through his neck which caused his early demise. It seems that no one could escape an agonizing fate. Of these deaths, the most interesting and in
Victor Leon
Victor Leon
Victor Leon AP English Mr. Campion November 20, 1996 Compare and Contrast Aneas and Turnus The subtlety in the differences between Aneas and Turnus, reflect the subtlety in the differences between the Aeneid and the Iliad. Although both characters are devout and noble, Aneas does not possess the ardent passion of Turnus. Unlike Turnus, Aneas is able to place his beliefs in the fated establishment of Latium before his personal interests. Although Turnus is not a bad person, the gods favor Anea
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
You better respect this essay it took me longer to do it than you will
You better respect this essay it took me longer to do it than you will
*You better respect this essay , it took me longer to do it than you will…! Pride in the Iliad The period in which the events in The Iliad took place were different than the times of today. Back then, the most important aspect of life for a person was to be a hero and to be remembered. One’s pride would come before everything else. In the present day, this concept would be thought of as illogical or foolish. This is certainly true. But, that is how life was in that time- peoples’ beliefs were t
Greece
Greece
Greece The Greek peninsula has been culturally linked with the Aegean Islands, and the west coast of Asia Minor since the Neolithic Age. The numerous natural harbors and close-lying islands lead to a unified, maritime civilization. However cultural unity did not produce political unity. Mountain ranges and deep valleys separated the peninsula into small economic and political units. Constant feuding between cities and surrounding empires for political power made Greece the sight of many battles
ANCIENT GREECE
ANCIENT GREECE
ANCIENT GREECE Ancient Greece is a peninsula located off the Mediterranean Sea, and is surrounded by several islands. Ancient Greece was made up of different types of government. There were two types of city states an oligarchy , which is ruled by a small group of citizens and a direct democracy ruled by the people . All citizens could make speeches and vote at the Assembly. The Council made up of 500 citizens made new laws which were debated in the Assembly . Only citizens could vote ,women ,f
Fate - Would Homer Virgil be the same with out it
Fate - Would Homer Virgil be the same with out it
Fate - Would Homer & Virgil be the same with out it? In Virgil's Aeneid and Homer's Iliad, a picture of the supernatural and its workings was created. In both works, there is a concept of a fixed order of events which is called fate. Fate involves two parts. First, there are laws that govern certain parts of mens' lives, such as human mortality and an afterlife. Second, fate deals with the inevitable outcome of certain events, outcomes that cannot be changed by men or gods. Both Homer and Virgi
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
In ancient Greek times heroism was much different than it is now Today
In ancient Greek times heroism was much different than it is now Today
In ancient Greek times heroism was much different than it is now. Today, all you have to do to become a hero most of the time is rich, after you do this the media will take it from there. But in the time of the Trojans it took much more, thing's that Achilles thankfully, was very good at or things he thought was important. Achilles was not only a hero physically, but was more importantly, a hero for the Achian army's morale, also his chivalric properties were important with his being a hero. Ph
The Classical World made many contributions to the development of scie
The Classical World made many contributions to the development of scie
The Classical World made many contributions to the development of science, literature, and ethics. These contributions have influenced the modern world today. Many mathematicians, astronomers, and scientists contributed to the development of many of the luxuries we enjoy today. Homer, author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, made contributions to the field of literature through his writing. In the field of ethics, many philosophers from the Classical World contributed to the standards, values, and
The Fate Of Patroclus
The Fate Of Patroclus
The Fate Of Patroclus Throughout The Iliad Of Homer, the constant theme of death is inherently apparent. Each main character, either by a spear or merely a scratch from an arrow, was wounded or killed during the progression of the story. For Zeus' son, Sarpedon, it was a spear through the heart, and for Hector, it was the bronze of the mighty Achilles through his neck which caused his early demise. It seems that no one could escape an agonizing fate. Of these deaths, the most interesting and in
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
The Shield of Achilles
The Shield of Achilles
The Shield of Achilles: The shield of Achilles plays a major part in the Iliad. It portrays the story of the Achaeans and their fight against the Trojans in a microcosm of the larger story. Forged by the god, Hephaestus, who was a crippled smith, it depicts the two cities and the happenings within, as well as Agamemnon’s kingly estate. To gain insight into the details and intricacies of the shield, one must look at the shield itself, the cities depicted within the shield, and the King’s Estate
The story of Virgil's Aeneid was drawn from many sources the most infl
The story of Virgil's Aeneid was drawn from many sources the most infl
The story of Virgil's Aeneid was drawn from many sources, the most influential being the work of the Greek poet Homer. Virgil based the first six books of the Aeneid on the Odessey and the last six books on the Iliad both written by Homer. The Aeneid describes the adventures of Aeneas, the legendary Trojan hero who survived the fall of troy, sailed westward to Italy and founded Rome. During the time that Virgil wrote the Aeneid he incorporated all known Rome history up to his own time. The book
Athena Jason Stowe
Athena Jason Stowe
Athena Jason Stowe Period 2 The god to be the topic of discussion in this report is Athena. Athena was an important member of the Olympic pantheon. She was born fully armed from the forehead of Zeus, the chief god. Athena was Zeus's favorite child. He entrusted her with the Aegis, his breastplate, and with his thunderbolt. Athena's role as a goddess varied. She was a major warrior and most images depict her dressed in armor and holding a spear. In Homer's Iliad, she is described as a fierce bat
The gods and goddesses that the Greek people believe in make up the Gr
The gods and goddesses that the Greek people believe in make up the Gr
The gods and goddesses that the Greek people believe in make up the Greek mythology studied today. These divine characters represent a family living on Mount Olympus who intervene frequently in the lives of the human characters in Greek plays. They are omnipresent, for they are always observing mans actions and working through human nature. The gods are a higher power, and provide explanations for otherwise unexplainable events. The gods help humans in trouble and give them guidance about the f
With our view of God it can sometimes be difficult to comprehend the a
With our view of God it can sometimes be difficult to comprehend the a
With our view of God, it can sometimes be difficult to comprehend the actions and thinking of the Greek deities. The Christian God does not tend to take such an active role in the affairs of people's lives, where, on the other hand, the Greeks regarded direct involvement by the gods as a daily, uncontrollable part of life. Needless to say, divine intervention was a major variable in the equation of Homer's Iliad. The gods picked who they would favour for different reasons. Except Zeus: As the s
Structural Levels of The Iliad
Structural Levels of The Iliad
Structural Levels of The Iliad Wars are often very complex in nature and are fought for many diverse reasons. The school boy may fight in order to get money for college, the patriot may fight to bring life, liberty and justice to some poor soul, and a coward may fight because he was drafted by force. In the Iliad, powerful gods, great nations, and heroic people all fight for many different reasons. This wide variety of fighting results in unique situations, problems, and structural levels to th
Achilleus leader of the Achaians and son of Peleus a mortal king and T
Achilleus leader of the Achaians and son of Peleus a mortal king and T
Achilleus leader of the Achaians and son of Peleus a mortal king and The sea-goddess Thetis is an important character of the Iliad. Achilleus is a well-respected warrior; the Achaians needed Achilleus to help them fight the Trojans. In book XXII Achilleus showed that he was heartless when he killed Hektor. Achilleus also showed that he was sympathetic towards elders by returning Hektors body when Priam begged for it. In Homers Iliad Achilleus was portrayed as a well-respected warrior, heartless
A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
^^^^^^^^^^A SEPARATE PEACE: CHAPTER 1 Have you ever in your life gone through an experience so intense, so joyful, so painful, or just so important at the time, that you could only understand much later what truly happened? Isn't it a fact that when we're in the middle of an experience, we are often unable to think clearly about it because we're too busy feeling the moment's thrill or sadness to stop and come to sensible conclusions? Our high school years are just such a time: of quick growth a
Famous Greek People
Famous Greek People
Famous Greek People And their Contributions Homer was a great but blind poet who believed he had a purpose. He wanted to tell people the myths about the Greek gods and goddesses. Homer wrote very long and beautiful poems called epics. They took a long time to read because of how long they were. Homer tells about the war of the Greeks and the Trojans in his epics The Iliad and The Odyssey. These were among the oldest works of literature. Aeschylus (Es-ka-lees) was one of the most famous Greek pla
The legend of the Trojan War- Helen and Paris 10 year siege
The legend of the Trojan War- Helen and Paris 10 year siege
The legend of the Trojan War- Helen and Paris, 10 year siege Helen went with Paris to Troy while was already married. Through legend, Paris had been asked to choose from a number of things offered to him by a number of goddesses. He had chosen Helen to be his bride and with the intervention of the gods Helen had fallen in love with Paris and they escaped together to the city of Troy where Paris had originally come from. Agamemnon (a leader of the Greeks) told the Tojans to return Helen to her hu
Sparta
Sparta
Sparta The history tells us that the first display of European democracy begins, arguably, not in Athens but in Sparta. It seems quite strange that the very first features of democratic society came into the world exactly from this city which defined itself as the direct opposite of the “ Open society “. But what really matter to us is Athens, where the earliest innovation of political equality was created, more thoroughly than in Sparta and where newer and more rapid social reforms had occurred
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
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
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout history, fr
121296 Brian Davis
121296 Brian Davis
12/12/96 Brian Davis The Odyssey (the tale of Odyseuss) Title : The Odyssey Author : Homer Other Titles : The Iliad Homer Little is known about Homer. It is believed Homer lived in Western Europe during the 8th or 9th century. In ancient times seven different cities claim to be the birthplace of Homer. Traditionally Homer was pictured as a blind man. This idea was based on Demodocus, the blind minstrel in the Odyssey. But there is no evidence. The Oydssey The Odyssey means the tale of Odyseuss.
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
Greek
Greek
Greek Mythology R.S. Greek mythology is the beliefs and ritual observances of the ancient Greeks. In ancient times, the Greeks explained the beginnings of the world and society with mythology, using stories and legends about a variety of gods. We can read about these myths and legends in books thanks to ancient works like the Theogony by Hesoid and the Odyssey and the Iliad by Homer. Greek mythology was believed to be developed from the primitive religions of the people from Crete. They believe
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 Greek Religion and how it affected Their Daily Life
The Greek Religion and how it affected Their Daily Life
The Greek Religion and how it affected Their Daily Life By: Kevin Green Date: April 21, 1998 Period 5 In this report I plan to show you the misunderstandings of the Greek religion, the practices of the Greek religion and also the rise and fall of the Greek religion in mythical characters. The Greeks religion was not a highly esteemed one. Their works in that field are not held highly important. The religion itself has been called paltry and trivial. (The Greek Way). The reason that people thi
Throughout time authors have always utilized the works of others
Throughout time authors have always utilized the works of others
Throughout time, authors have always utilized the works of others to make their stories great. Virgil was no exception. In Book Nine of The Aeneid, Virgil draws from Homer’s Iliad to construct a uniquely Roman epic using Greek culture as a base. One main connection that can be seen to the Iliad is that of characterization. Nisus and Euryalus are analogous to Achilles and Patroklos of the Iliad. Equal to Achilles and Patroklos in sentiment, they are portrayed as having an inseparable bond with e
Since the beginning of time human beings have repeatedly failed to sta
Since the beginning of time human beings have repeatedly failed to sta
Since the beginning of time, human beings have repeatedly failed to stay with in reasonable limits of what they can achieve. According to Cunningham and Reich, in the Early and Classical Greek Era people who didn't stay within the limits of sensible expectations for themselves were guilty of hubris, or the sin of excessive pride(#76). Three such men that possessed this hamartia (fatal flaw) were Achilles, Croesus and Oedipus. Also, all three were fortunate enough to achieve the self-knowledge n
Greek Mythology and Religion
Greek Mythology and Religion
Greek Mythology and Religion Mythology is the study and interpretation of myth and the body of myths of a particular culture. Myth is a complex cultural phenomenon that can be approached from a number of viewpoints. In general, myth is a narrative that describes and portrays in symbolic language the origin of the basic elements and assumptions of a culture. Mythic narrative relates, for example, how the world began, how humans and animals were created, and how certain customs, gestures, or form
Comparing and Contrasting the Purposes and Methods of Communication of
Comparing and Contrasting the Purposes and Methods of Communication of
Comparing and Contrasting the Purposes and Methods of Communication of three important literary works: The Iliad, Oedipus the King, and Aristotle's Poetics. Upon reading a piece of literature, one of the first things a reader does is to identify the purpose and the mode of communication employed by the author. This knowledge is extremely important in order to fully understand the complete message presented by the author. This essay will treat three major literary works taken from Greek culture:
Virgil was born on the ides of October during the first consulship of
Virgil was born on the ides of October during the first consulship of
Virgil was born on the ides of October, during the first consulship of Gnaeus Pompeius the Great and Marcus Licinius Crassus, in a region called Andes, not far from Mantua. While his mother was pregnant with him, she dreamed that she gave birth to a laurel branch, which struck root when it touched the earth and sprang up on the spot, so that it looked like a full-grown tree, stuffed with diverse fruits and flowers. And the following day, while she was making for the neighboring fields with her
Before it was written The Iliad was a poem told orally by the Greeks T
Before it was written The Iliad was a poem told orally by the Greeks T
Before it was written, The Iliad was a poem told orally by the Greeks. The Iliad presents modern day readers with information about the Greek society many years ago in the B.C. time period. This poem portrays the important values of the Greek society during a heroic age. This heroic age is conveyed by one main character, Achilles. Achilles represents the tragic Greek hero in The Iliad, tragic because he chose his own death. Achilles knew (because of his mother Thetis), that he could either lead
Apollo was the Greek god of prophecy although he is also depicted as t
Apollo was the Greek god of prophecy although he is also depicted as t
Apollo was the Greek god of prophecy although he is also depicted as the god of music and medicine. Apollo was a gifted musician and also a great athlete. He was the first victor at the Olympic games. He pleased gods with his playing of the lyre. Apollo's role in Greek mythology was to aid people when he would be asked to foretell the future. He also would help someone if he knew they were going to have problems. Apollo was said to have been the most Greek of all gods (Hamilton 30). This quote
The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages In the first half of the 5th century the Anglo Saxons invaded the island of Britain. These Anglo-Saxon invaders were actually made up of three tribes, the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes. These tribes were of Germanic descent, and they were closely allied with one another, and many either tribes that would soon overrun much of the Roman Empire. The way that this culture worked was they had many different kings that co-existed in a common culture. These kings who were in a commo
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
Hate to Love
Hate to Love
Hate to Love Iliad-Odyssey Paper “I lie upon my bed with my afflicted heart, besieged by tears so stubborn and so sharp that, even as I mourn, tear me apart” (Odyssey 19.610-13). The preceding quote made by the heartbroken and devoted Penelope in Homer’s the Odyssey shows an intensity of feeling that is lacking within his earlier work, the Iliad. It is amid the latter epic that the female roles are able to step into the limelight and express the befitting emotion that give the Odyssey a philanth
The Shield of Achilles in the Iliad Iliad essays
The Shield of Achilles in the Iliad Iliad essays
The Shield of Achilles in the Iliad Iliad essays The Shield of Achilles in the Iliad � ����� The shield of Achilles plays a major part in the Iliad. It portrays the story of the Achaeans and their fight against the Trojans in a microcosm of the larger story. Forged by the god, Hephaestus, who was a crippled smith, it depicts the two cities and the happenings within, as well as Agamemnon's kingly estate. To gain insight into the details and intricacies of the shield, one must look at
Achilles
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
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Aeschylus Aeschylus was born in Eleusis, a Greek town near Athens, in 525 B.C. He was the first of the great Greek tragedians, preceding both Sophocles and Euripides, and is often credited with inventing tragic drama. Prior to Aeschylus, plays were primitive, consisting of a single actor and a chorus offering commentary. In his works, he added a second actor (often more than one) thus creating endless new dramatic possibilities. He lived until 456 B.C., fighting in the wars against Persia, and a
Greek Literature
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,
Illiad
Illiad
Illiad In the excerpts we read from The Iliad, the characters continuously performed tasks that were considered to be courageous for the sake of honor. With the motive of the task being courage, the tasks were automatically regarded as noble, but there are underlining suggestions that the majority of the honorable tasks were selfish. This was especially intriguing to me because it differs from the Asian honor system that I am more familiar with. One example is when Hector, the mighty warrior of