Ransoming Children In The Illiad

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Ransoming Children Intro to comparison and contrast of ransoming children or something. In this essay, this sucks I knw, but anyway, I am discussing the similarities and differences in the two instances of ransoming children back from their capturers in the Illiad. In both situations, a father seeks to ransom back his child from the capturer. One for his stolen daughter, and the other for the body of his son. Both men offer extravagant and numerous gifts for the return of their children. Chryses approaches offering “gifts beyond count and holding in his hands wound on a staff of gold the ribbons of Apollo” (1.13-14). Priam gathers, along with numerous intricate garments, “ten talents of gold, and brought forth two shining tripods, and four

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