• Homer vs. Virgil
    his writings include The Iliad and The Odyssey. After the great Homer, multiple writers tried to emulate the stories he created, but none could compare. Then came Virgil, a roman poet hired by Augustus Caesar to create a tale describing the beginning of Rome. He wrote The Aeneid, which is considered one...
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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 the...
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  • Medieval Characteristics
    later generations. The Iliad and The Odyssey are early examples of the epic poem. Later Roman and other civilizations continued this literary tradition through the rest of the classical era. (http://ancienthistory.about.com) Pre-classical or ancient period hero; “The Aeneid is epic poem, written by...
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  • Essay on Herakles
    Herakles vs. Hercules Was the Greek Herakles the same hero that the Romans worshiped as Hercules? The answer devolves from Yes to Maybe and then No. The differences between the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses have become so blurred over the centuries that it is sometimes difficult to tell one from...
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  • My Life
    author, compiler, concept Importance to the greeks History, cultural education, moral education- heroic warrior, religious education The iliad War story The judgment of paris Hera and Athena hate the Trojans because they are not the fairest of the land Conflict between Achilles...
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  • Homer
    represents Homer as blind, and as reciting his poems as he travelled from place to place. The principal poems which are accredited to Homer, are the Iliad and the Odyssey, and these stand as the greatest epics of any age. The Trojan war is the great central event which they celebrate. The materials out...
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  • Overview Chart
    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/Polytheistic | “kleos” (Glory)“time” (Honor) | Trojan Wars | 750 BC | Odyssey,Homer...
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  • Justice: Aeneid vs Old Testament vs New Testament
    The Aeneid, a poem written before the era of Christ and Christianity, has been argued to be a precursor to the values of Christianity, much as the Old Testament is a precursor to the New Testament. While the Aeneid does not explicitly lay out these values, scholars have interpreted the text otherwise...
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  • Study Guide 1
    First time 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...
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  • To Separate or Not: Classical from Popular Literature
    Guide Classical 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...
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  • Greek and Roman Culture
    on today as some of the greatest literature ever written. Scholars today study the Iliad and the Odyssey, 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...
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  • Study Guide
    about the clash of two 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...
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  • Selected Topics in Roman History
    of southern Italy begins 8th century BC Political Influence (City State organization) Religious Influence (Greek Myths and Legends) Virgil’s 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...
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  • John Milton, Paradise Lost
    in the story brought in later by flashback; and it expresses the ideals and traditions of a people. It has these elements in common with the Aeneid, the Iliad, and the Odyssey. The poem is in blank verse, that is, non-rhyming verse. In a note he added to the second printing, Milton expresses contempt...
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  • Good Essay
    gallucci@classics.ucsb.edu Class Description In this course we will read the most influential epics of antiquity (Epic of Gilgamesh, Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid), paying special attention to plot and character development and to the archaeological, religious, social, political, and cultural background...
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  • Mythological Aspects of the Aeneid
    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 Iliad and Odyssey, the authors must...
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  • Boxing Is My Life
    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 their competitions honoring the fallen with great ceremonies...
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  • Essays for Me
    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 that he will “give [the Trojans] empire without end” (1.390). Discuss this desire...
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  • Is Virgil Merely Copying Homer? Discuss
    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 which both focus on the funeral games. However though there...
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  • Aenied 2
    Aeneid The Aeneid is an epic poem. What characteristics of an epic poem have you observed in The Aeneid? Does the main character Aeneas display characteristics of a hero? Does Virgil use similar language to homer? Have you seen any aspects of Roman culture in the first part of the tale? Although...
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