The Iliad

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  • How Did Homer Impact Society

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    some people have taken for granted over the course of history, but in reality he actually influenced our modern society, and human kind as a whole. Homer was an ancient Greek, which wrote epic poems and other works, the most recognized today are the Iliad and the Odyssey. Why are two poems so important to us? You might say. Well, that’s where things get interesting. Homer influenced the Greeks, which ended up having a huge effect on the romans, which had an even mayor effect on history. He wrote about

  • Dante's Second Circle Of Hell, 'Lust'

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    Dante’s Second Circle of Hell, “Lust”: The Forbidden Love: Helen and Paris During Homer’s, The Iliad, Zeus and Leda’s daughter, Helen was recognized as the world’s most beautiful woman in Greek mythology. A beauty that launched a thousand ships and caused an epic battle between Greece and the city of Troy. A battle that began from a forbidden love between a married Helen and a young Prince of Troy, Paris. Considering Dante’s 9 Circles of Hell, from the reading of The Inferno, which circle does

  • Trojan Women Essay

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    The Confined World of the Trojan Woman Throughout the nine-year siege of Troy, the Trojan society developed into a divided world, one whose division was based primarily upon the separation of the masculine and feminine spheres. In the Iliad, the Scaean gate transforms into a barrier between these two domains, separating the battlefield plains from the more domestically focused interior. In this sense, while the Greek society provides only a limited scope for both presenting and analyzing its female

  • 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:

  • Hector Vs Achilles Essay

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    In the Iliad, near the end of the Trojan War, when Hector has been slain, Priam successfully makes a desperate speech hinging on pathos towards Achilles, his audience, to give the body of his dead son to Priam for a proper burial. The stakes of the occasion are high for Priam, as he is in the midst of the enemy host, susceptible to be killed, and anxious to get his son back, even if dead. For example, the main argument used by Priam is one designed to attract pity. Priam makes an apt comparison between

  • Achilles Pride Essay

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    In the midst of competitive human beings, pride exists as a social survival method ( ). The Iliad depicts characters who impulsively commit prideful actions to secure a specific social standing, but those actions lead to self-destruction. When Achilles offends Agamemnon by requesting to return Chryseis back to Chryses, Achilles simply wants to prevent any complications that may occur by not doing so. In turn, Agamemnon decides to take Briseis, Achilles’

  • David Malouf's Ransom

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    ‘Ransom’ a retelling of Homer’s Iliad, is set in Ancient Greece and paints a story of a King by the name of Priam, going through a quest in order to retrieve his son’s dead body. During this journey there is an obvious growth in Priam’s nature and mentality. Through the use of Priam’s quest, Malouf is able to portray how to live optimally as a human, and he does so by commending the actions of those closest to their nature, which is human. Malouf highlights the ‘dark’ nature of grief and how that

  • Odysseus Heroic Courage

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    Through its almost three millennia of existence, Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey , has been a source of insight into the principles of Ancient Greek civilization and culture. The poem’s themes reveal different traditional values that make up the foundation of Ancient Greek society. One of the motifs which The Odyssey examines is the nature of thumos , or heroic courage. In this essay, I will argue that the Iliadic goal of glory through thumos is slowly overcome by a newfound Odysseadic objective to

  • Argos Were Deeply Insulted By Troy Essay

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    Q.1. The Argos were deeply insulted by Troy. How is that sense of insult expressed and described in the play? A.1. Argos were deeply insulted by Troy when Paris, a mortal abducted Helen, a women of royalty from them. This was the actual insult but it is necessary to recall how this act of insult happened. Zeus held a banquet where a disruptive argument took place between the goddesses as a result of Eris’s, a goddess of strife intentional act. The argument was to figure out who was the fairest of

  • Retributive Justice In The Odyssey

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    In The Odyssey, there is a depicted hero who seeks enormous and violent revenge on his enemies. ​Odysseus returns to Ithaca after a twenty-year absence and not only kills all one hundred and eight of Penelope's noble suitors but then slaughters and mutilates his own disloyal servants. A study of heroic behavior shows that, while not yet the equivalent of a justice in the modern sense, revenge was part of a developing concept of retributive justice based on fairness and mutuality. In this era, it