The Iliad

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  • Homeric Code Analysis

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    That Socrates searched for a way to immortality different than the status quo of his time has been established by scholarship. But what is missing from the conversation is how to define what the Classical Greek philosopher had attempted to implement as a replacement for the Homeric code, before being executed. For the ancient Greek man, this code, with its masculine-nihilistic qualities, emphasized individualism and even egoism. And as the path to immortality, Socrates saw in it the following flaws:

  • Comparing The Flood In The Epic Of Gilgamesh And Genesis

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    In the Iliad, Diomedes speaks of his family's traditions of hospitality. He says, “We have old ties of hospitality! My grandfather Oenues long ago entertained Bellerophon in his halls got twenty days, and they gave each other gifts of friendship.” (207). In the

  • Themes And Lessons In Greek Mythology In The Iliad

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    has influenced literature and the way people perceive life. Stories in greek mythology tend to be very lengthy and distributed into different sections, but within those different sections there are different themes and points to be reached. In the Iliad there are many different trials that Odysseus has to face but he strives to return home no matter what. After returning home for sometime, he finally meets with Penelope and are reunited. Johann Tischbein painting depicts what the atmosphere and the

  • Greek Hero Analysis

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    In my blog report, I will be proving that Greek heroes accept the necessity of fate when making decisions. To prove this I will be using the story Iphigenia At Aulis, a painting titled, Wall, by an unknown artist, The Iliad, and an article titled, The Structural Similarity of "Iliad" and "Odyssey" as Revealed in the Treatment of the Hero's Fate. My first source will be focused on the decision that Agemenon must make in the play, “Iphigenia At Aulis.” In the play, the Greek army is preparing to set

  • Heinrich Schliemann: The Man Behind The Masks In Ancient Greece

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    The study of the past is the key to understanding the development of man and with that comes a great deal of responsibility. This responsibility entails being respectful of that past and understanding that and also that preserving it, these are utmost priorities. Heinrich Schliemann brought in new discoveries about the past, specifically about majestic ancient Greece. His discoveries controversially shaped what is currently known about ancient Greece. Heinrich Schliemann was an individual who was

  • Characteristics Of Gilgamesh

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    A person could come up with many different qualities of what makes a hero “heroic”. It all depends on who you ask and when. If you ask a young child what makes a hero “heroic” he might say superpowers and not afraid of anything. Then if you ask that same child a few years later he might describe his dad as his hero, because he is always there for him and loves him no matter what. Time is not the only factor that can shift what qualities make a hero. Cultural is another big factor. With different

  • Essay On Modern Short Story

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    Introduction In this portfolio we are going to take a look at the modernist short story, focusing especially on its main characteristics and development throughout history. We will begin by introducing the notion of short story and its main distinctive features. Subsequently, we shall focus on the development of the modern short story, its key features and how it’s different from the traditional short story. To conclude our portfolio, we will explore the most famous short story writers and approach

  • Love And Love In Shakespeare's As You Like It

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    Shakespeare writes between the two girls is to be read as a borderline to make the overall theme that love is blind and has no limits. This is also emphasized in Rosalind's cross dressing as Ganymede. Ganymede the name is an allusion to Ganymede in the Iliad by Homer who was a trojan hero and in a myth Zeus abducts him in an act of sodomy. This furthers the interjection of homosexuality within the play. Gender roles also appear as a main concept in the play. As shown through Rosalind’s cross dressing which

  • The Elizabethan Era

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    some of the era's best poetry, together with the Cavalier poets and John Donne. Inprose, the most representative works are found in those of Francis Bacon and the King James Bible.In 1616 George Chapman completed his monumental translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into English verse, which were the first ever complete translations of either poem, both central to the Western Canon, into the English language. The wildly popular tale of the Trojan War had until then been available to English readers

  • Similarities Between Jainism And Sikhism

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    Having been formed in the same general region, it is not surprising that the religions of Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Hinduism have some similarities. The basic philosophical ideals that Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism share are the beliefs in a system of karma, a cycle of rebirth, and the goal of ultimate liberation which leads to the end of the rebirth cycle and peace to the soul. However, the way that each religion goes about these shared philosophies and have other beliefs that set