• Homer vs. Virgil
    knowledge we currently have about ancient history. The world has learned much from the different themes that are implied throughout The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid. Hopefully future generations will continue to dissect and analyze their writings in order for the messages in the writings to continue to be passed down....
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  • Deus Ex Machina and Fate vs. Duty
    Deus ex Machina and Fate vs. Duty in Homer's The Iliad and Virgil's The Aeneid The actions taken by the gods in the works of Homer's The Iliad and Virgil's The Aeneid are numerous and important. Both works gain their momentum from the activities of the gods, and without these heavenly actors...
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  • Essay on Herakles
    this Page Cut and paste the following text for use in a paper or electronic document report. Stewart, Michael. "Herakles vs. Hercules", Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant. http://messagenetcommresearch.com/myths/essays/herakleshercules.html (June 26, 2009) | Cut and...
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  • Medieval Characteristics
    scope of events is grand, and the poem covers a long stretch of time”. (http://www.gradesaver.com) “The Song of Roland gives us Good vs. Evil, pure and simple. The horror of war is not intensified by ambiguous moral justifications, as in Homer's Iliad, nor are heroes deterred by compassion for the...
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  • My Life
    Greece, like statues and architecture Virgil and Homer Greek culture shaped by Homer. Virgil did the same for Greece, but different. Virgil’s hero is a loser, survives the defeat of troy, and creates a colony that becomes rome Aeneid- first half like the odyssey, second half like the iliad...
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  • Overview Chart
    ,1960 | Epic | Ancient Polytheism | The Human Condition | Mesopotamian | Creation-to Abraham | Book of Job/Hebrews | Sacred Historic Narrative | Judaeo-Christian | Monotheism, God is good | The Leviathan | Post Flood | Iliad, by Homer; Alfred J. Church, 2006 | Greek Epic Poem | Greek Myth...
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  • Homer
    Agamemnon's sceptre. ------------------------------------------------- U * Ucalegon, one of the Elders of Troy, whose house was set on fire by the Achaeans when they sacked the city. He is one of Priam's friends in the Iliad (3.148) and the destruction of his house is referred to in the Aeneid...
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  • Study Guide 1
    Greek myths are written down • First Greek vases survive • Iliad and Odyssey would have been impossible to record without modern alphabet • Alphabet could have been invented for the purpose of recording Homer • Iliad and Odyssey are epics. (Epos= Songs) • Discrepancies between Homer and real...
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  • Justice: Aeneid vs Old Testament vs New Testament
    emphasis on proper burials in Greek culture. During several instances in the Iliad, which part of the Aeneid was meant to mimic, burials are essential for the souls of the dead to be at rest. Through this we can see a clear example of retribution as well as vindication as part of the value of justice...
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  • Greek and Roman Culture
    , trying to draw some knowledge out of it. The Roman book Aeneid, written by Virgil, is a parallel to the Iliad and the Odyssey. It tells the other side of the Trojan war. This is one of the main examples of the way that the Romans tried to mimic the Greeks, who they admired. Many of Greek and...
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  • Study Guide
    cultures and The Iliad is not? The Iliad is about the Greeks and the Trojans. They are fighting with the same code and they worship the same gods. They both also have the same culture. Rolland is a clash of cultures of the Christians vs. Muslims. 5. What concepts of courtly love are illustrated by...
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  • To Separate or Not: Classical from Popular Literature
    Literature refers to the great masterpieces of the Greek, Roman and other ancient civilizations such as Homer’s “Iliad,” Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” Virgil's "Aeneid," "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles, along with works by other writers in epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy and other forms. In the other hand Popular...
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  • Selected Topics in Roman History
    Aeneid An epic poem, but literary epic (it did not exist as an oral story before he wrote it) Set after the Trojan War Written in 19BC Describes the efforts of Aeneas the Trojan to find a new Italy The descendants of Aeneas become Romans Aeneas personifies Roman values Livy - The...
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  • Good Essay
    Iliad, tr., Stanley Lombardo Homer, The Odyssey, tr., Stanley Lombardo Vergil, The Aeneid, tr., L.R. Lind Barry Strauss, The Trojan War, A New History Course Evaluation midterm examination 35% final examination (comprehensive) 45% two 1-page essays (400 word minimum per essay) 10...
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  • Mythological Aspects of the Aeneid
    “Compare and contrast the mythological aspects of the Aeneid with those found in the Greek Iliad and Odyssey. Do you think Aeneas is more of a hero than either Achilles or Odysseus? Explain your answer.” In order to properly compare and contrast the mythological aspects of Aeneid with...
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  • Essays for Me
    the original human beings were torn asunder by Zeus. Discuss how erotic desire relates to personal or historical loss in one of the following texts we’ve studied this term: the Iliad, the Symposium, Genesis, the Aeneid, or the Metamorphoses. In Book 1 of Virgil’s Aeneid, Jupiter promises Venus...
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  • Boxing Is My Life
    ) Detail of leather straps The right boxer signals giving up by raising his finger high (ca. 500 BC) Main article: Ancient Greek Boxing Homer's Iliad (ca. 675 BC) contains the first detailed account of a boxing fight (Book XXIII).[3] According to the Iliad, Mycenaean warriors included boxing among...
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  • Greek Mythology
    ) Homer, The Iliad, trans. Robert Fitzgerald (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) 5) Homer, The Odyssey, trans. Robert Fitzgerald (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) 6) Virgil, The Aeneid, trans. R. Fitzgerald (Vintage, 1990) Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays CLH L 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m...
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  • Is Virgil Merely Copying Homer? Discuss
    Is Virgil merely copying Homer? Discuss Homer and Virgil are both astounding writers of epic poetry. Homer with his Iliad and Virgil with his Aeneid. However when you look below the surface the Aeneid and the Iliad are startlingly similar, in particular that of Aeneid Book 5 and Iliad book 23...
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  • Greek Epics
    ; the authors of The Iliad and The Odyssey; and Vergil; the authors of The Aeneid are two of the greatest writers in ancient western civilization. There are heroes in these three literatures to reflect the society and culture: Achilles, Odysseus and Aeneid. The Iliad and the Odyssey are two of the...
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