"Comparison Of Troy And The Iliad" Essays and Research Papers

  • Comparison Of Troy And The Iliad

    Comparison Paper on the Book Iliad and Film Troy   On the Plot The plot of the book and the film has a very big difference especially on its coverage and focus. The coverage of the film starts all the way from why the Trojan-Greeks conflict started up to the death of Achilles and the fall of Troy. While on the other hand, the book' onset is narrowed down to the ninth year of the Trojan war wherein the conflict between Achilles and Agamemnon is intensified...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 2270  Words | 6  Pages

  • Troy vs. the Iliad

    the epic story the Iliad has survived, there has no doubt been some form of alteration to Homer's original. Last May, Wolfgang Petersen directed a movie based on the Iliad. This movie, Troy, has proven to be a very loose adaptation of Homer's original, as are almost all stories that are made into movies, unfortunately. With its timeless storyline, amazing scenery, gorgeous actors/actresses and most of all, its reported two hundred million dollar budget, it is easy to see why Troy was hyped up to...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Helen 1393  Words | 4  Pages

  • Troy vs Iliad

    The movie Troy written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen was inspired by The Iliad, an ancient Greek poem about the time of warrior Achilles argument with King Agamemnon during the Trojan War. Some events the film where taken straight from the Iliad, and is at times the two stories are very similar to one another. However there are several major differences between them, as Troy the movie was made to appealing to twenty first century audiences, where as the Iliad was meant to appeal...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Apollo 1441  Words | 4  Pages

  • Troy vs, Iliad

    Farhood Bahadori Classical Mythology Professor Sina Jafari 5 July 2012 Guidelines for the Comparative analysis of the movie "Troy" and "The Iliad" Your comparative essay should be typed in single space paragraphing (font 12 Times New Roman) and it should be at least 500 words. (I will use the "word count" feature in Microsoft Word to check the number of words.) Try not to exceed 1000 words at most. Your essay should be the result of your own contemplations, observations and conclusions. You...

    Achilles, Apollo, Hector 1488  Words | 4  Pages

  • Troy and Iliad: Questions for Discussion

    1121 Troy is alleged to be a retelling of the Trojan War based on the Iliad (Homer is listed as one of the writers in the credits). In spite of that, there are many, many differences between the epic poem and the film. For this assignment, you will first need to read the Iliad closely, enough that you will become familiar with all the characters (ones who appear over several lines of text, and have “speaking parts”). Having acquired this familiarity, you will then watch the film Troy, paying...

    Achilles, Aphrodite, Apollo 838  Words | 3  Pages

  • Troy vs Iliad

    A Comparsion Between The Epic Poem The Iliad And The Modern Film Troy The film Troy is a movie released in 2004 and was directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and has been influenced by the classical epic poem, The Iliad which has been credited of the Greek poet Homer. Both texts deal with the same subject, the siege of troy which was ended with the trickery of the wooden horse. However the characters themselves are shown with different actions between the two texts which revels different motives and...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hector 2014  Words | 5  Pages

  • Troy: Iliad and Pages Helen

    The Movie Helen of Troy The movie Helen of Troy shows the important details before and inside the book Iliad. This movie helps the readers to understand this book. Also, it shows how the Trojan war started and how Troy has fallen. Like in the book, because Helen was taken by Paris, the Achaeans demanded to take her back Premium 490 Words 2 Pages Helen of Troy The movie Helen of Troy shows the important details before and inside the book Iliad. The movie helps us...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Greek mythology 1137  Words | 4  Pages

  • Troy vs Iliad

    Troy vs. The Iliad Homer’s The Iliad is one of the greatest epic poems ever written. The poem shows the lives of the soldiers during the Trojan War, the battles, honor, and revenge (Schultz). The poem is loosely portrayed in the 2004 film, Troy, screenplay written by David Benioff. Between the two, several areas that overlap. Yet, poem and film have many differences from the actions of the characters to the way the film ended. There were parts of the film that was correct. The Trojan War was...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Greek mythology 947  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Iliad

    Alan Zhou The Iliad – First paper prompt In the Iliad, Homer portrays Hector as an honorable Trojan warrior, who is admired by both the Trojans and the Greeks, prompting the audience to question the necessity of the war. Hector openly opposes Paris’s actions and tries to lead by example with his loving relationship with Andromache. Hector is also often compared to Greek heroes, showing that he is not only respected by the Trojans, but also by the Greeks. Both of these timocratic societies...

    Achilles, Helen, Homer 1244  Words | 3  Pages

  • Troy (the movie) v. the Iliad

    Contrasts of Troy and the Iliad Troy and the Iliad are very similar in the story line and the all-around theme but there are huge fundamental changes the director made to the story to increase the likeability of the movie. Troy includes some of the significant events from the Iliad but there are extremely important events of the book that he did not include and some events that are important to the movie that never actually happened in the book. The three most important fundamental changes of the...

    Achilles, Ajax, Greek mythology 1060  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Roles the Gods Played in the Iliad and Troy

    Human Mythology 130 The roles the gods played in the Iliad and Troy The gods were more involved in the Iliad than in the movie Troy. In the Iliad they manipulated people’s emotions, the weather, the outcomes of battle; they would disguise themselves to trick the characters into the move they wanted them to make, physically trip them up to give the opponent a better standing. In the movie the gods had no visible role they were more...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Iliad 2233  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Iliad Comparison Paper

    The Iliad Paper "Polonius, ‘What do you read my Lord?' Hamlet, ‘Words, words, words.'" -Shakespeare, Hamlet, II, ii, 193-4. Reading, writing, speaking, these are the things that define our humanity. Without words or the ability of speech we would once again be equal to the animals we preside over. In the scheme of time we have perfected this human ability above all else; we teach it, correct it, and embellish it to no end. Even so stories may be told in many different ways, simply by altering...

    Achilles, Epic poetry, Fiction 873  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparison of the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid

    area and time period in which it was written. The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid are all similar epics in their adventures and their lessons. Throughout the literary works of the ancient world there are many reoccurring motifs such as: the role of the gods, the role of suffering, and the roll of fate. The role of the gods shows heavily in the literary works of this era through the god’s direct interference in mortal events. Within the Iliad Athena, who hates the Trojans, does not directly kill...

    Achilles, Aeneid, Iliad 1003  Words | 3  Pages

  • Iliad

    ILIADGuangying Tang 2013/7/25 Prof. Jason EdwardCLAS 170 | The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek states. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege, and it describes many distinctive characters, include Achilles, known as the “Greek...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Greek mythology 1507  Words | 4  Pages

  • Troy Versus Homers Illiad

    TROY VS HOMERS ILIAD (A comparison between the two with a mix of movie reviewing) by Amber Shepherd When comparing the movie Troy, directed by Wolfgang Petterson, and The Iliad, written by Greek poet Homer we can clearly see that although Petterson has made an excellent film he has clearly left out certain aspects of the Iliad which really define the story. Both versions portray the Trojan War between Greece and Troy, Achilles killing Hector and King Priam visiting Achilles to ask for the body...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Greek mythology 2242  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Iliad

    9/11/12 The Iliad “Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus son Achilles and it’s devastation which put pains thousandfold upon the Achains, hurled in their multitudes to the house of Hades strong souls of heroes, but gave their bodies to be in the delicate feasting of dogs, of all birds, and the will of Zeus was accomplished since that time when first there stood in division of conflict Atreus’ son the lord of men and brilliant Achilles.” The easiest way to remember text is to set it...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Greek mythology 585  Words | 3  Pages

  • Iliad

    The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hector 2078  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Iliad

    The Iliad The Iliad is an epic poem about the war between the Trojans and the Greeks. The poem admires the obligation that binds families together as noble, but it also respects the pursuit of glory. To fight in war is to prove one’s honor and integrity, but to...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Greek mythology 984  Words | 3  Pages

  • Kleos in the Iliad

    Kleos in the Iliad When we consider the Hero in ancient Greek culture, we must forget our notion of what a hero is. The ancient Greek concept of a hero was different from our own culture's. The motivation for any Homeric Greek is glory, or "Kleos", that is to be honored and respected among their people. Not only does kleos imply being honored and respected, it literally means ‘to be heard.’ Achieving kleos entails that your tale and ultimately you will live on forever. Kleos is essential...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Hector 1067  Words | 3  Pages

  • Troy and the Iliad

     The movie Troy and the epic poem, the Iliad, reveal distinct differences and similarities in several scenes such as when Achilles learns of his fate but still decides to go to war; which is a similarity, and two other scenes which are differences that concern the length of the war and the other is the role of the gods in the story. In both the movie and the book Thetis, Achilles' mother tells him of his fate which is that if he sails for Troy he will earn glory and fame but his life will be cut...

    Achilles, Apollo, Greek mythology 508  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Iliad and Today

    The characters portrayed in the Iliad are culturally similar to the people living in the United States today, but they are also different from us in several ways. The people that lived during the time of Homer had different ideas on many issues. The way they viewed things were somewhat different to how we view things today. This is to be expected because throughout history many events reshaped their views and beliefs. Events such as disasters, plagues, and wars occurred which brought about change...

    Achilles, Apollo, Culture 961  Words | 3  Pages

  • Iliad

    Book 1: The Rage of Achilles  Book 2: The Great Gathering of Armies  Book 3: Helen Reviews the Champions  Book 4: The Truce Erupts in War  Book 5: Diomodes Fights the Gods  Book 6: Hector Returns to Troy  Book 7: Ajax Duels in Hector  Book 8: The Tide of Battle Turns  Book 9: The Embassy to Achilles  Book 10: Marauding Through the Night  Book 11: Agamemnon's Day of Glory  Book 12: The Trojans Storm the Rampart  Book 13: Battling for the Ships  Book 14: Hera Outflanks Zeus  Book 15:...

    Achilles, Aphrodite, Greek mythology 2319  Words | 7  Pages

  • Comparison Between Iliad and Odyssey

    Although both works are credited to Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey provide two remarkably different views on the nature of the Olympian Gods, their relationship to humanity, and the general lot of mortals throughout their all too brief lives. As a result of these differences, both stories end up sending contrasting messages about life in general. In the Iliad, the supernatural denizens of Olympus are depicted as treacherous, power-hungry, and above all temperamental beings...

    Achilles, Athena, Hera 1070  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Iliad

    Throughout The Iliad, the heroic characters make decisions based on a definite set of principles, which are referred to as the "code of honor." The heroic code that Homer presents to the reader is an underlying cause for many of the events that take place, but many of the characters have different perceptions of how highly the code should be regarded. Hektor, the greatest of the Trojan warriors, begins the poem as the model of a Homeric hero. His dedication and strict belief in the code of ...

    Achilles, Hector, Helen 1240  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Iliad

    The Iliad is the quintessential epic. It is full with gods, goddesses, heroes, war, honor, glory, and the like. However, for just short while near the very conclusion Homer avoids all of those epic qualities. The banquet scene in Book XXIV is the most touching, the most "human" scene in the entire poem . In the midst of the dreadful gulf of war and anger there occurs an intimate moment between two men who ironically have much in common below the surface. Priam, old and fragile, makes his way...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Hector 1077  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparison: Hector in Iliad vs. Hector in Troy

    Comparison: Hector in Iliad vs. Hector in Troy Heroes possess five timeless qualities. They are always willing to accept a challenge, they are courageous, self-sacrificing, they can overcome struggle with strength and dignity, and they have superior yet human qualities. Over different eras, other qualities that are attributed to heroes change based on society’s changing morals and ethics. The two versions of Hector display the many differences between the Greeks perspective on heroes and the...

    Achilles, Ajax, Hector 693  Words | 2  Pages

  • Troy Essay

    information: Homeric Question, Historicity of the Iliad, and Troy VII Portion of the legendary walls of Troy (VII), identified as the site of the Trojan War (ca. 1200 BC). Ancient Greek historians variously placed the Trojan War in the 12th, 13th, or 14th centuries BC: Eratosthenes to 1184 BC, Herodotus to 1250 BC, Duris of Samos to 1334 BC. Modern archaeologists associate Homeric Troy with archaeological Troy VII.[8] In the Iliad, the Achaeans set up their camp near the mouth of...

    Achilles, Historicity of the Iliad, Homer 803  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Iliad

    The Iliad Greek Mythology is dominated by numerous heroes, all with unique super-human qualities. The purpose of every story is to demonstrate each character’s remarkable “gift.” Some of the qualities represented by these colorful characters include caution, confidence, kindness, strength, and courage. Combining Odysseus’ wisdom, Achilles’ intimidation factor, and Hector’s bravery, would result in the ultimate warrior who would surpass the best of Homer’s creations. Among Homer’s enviable...

    Achilles, Apollo, Greek mythology 949  Words | 3  Pages

  • Troy

    negotiate peace between Troy and Sparta. Paris has fallen in love with Helen (Diane Kruger), the wife of king Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), and smuggles her to Troy with him. Infuriated, Menelaus vows revenge. Menelaus approaches his brother Agamemnon (Brian Cox), a king who has conquered every army of Greece, and now commands them. Agamemnon, who has wanted to conquer Troy for years (which would give him control of the Aegean Sea), uses this as a justification to invade Troy. General Nestor (John Shrapnel)...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hector 898  Words | 3  Pages

  • Troy: Evidence of Homer

    writing the Iliad has been one of great significance. The turn of the 8th Century saw the writing of the Iliad from the Ancient Greek writer, Homer, which was roughly 3,000 years ago. Heinrich Schliemann, a wealthy German business, dedicated his energy and considerable fortune to discovering the Troy Homer describes in the Iliad. By using the writings, Schliemann was able to locate the site of the Ancient city of Troy. Manfred Korfmann, a German archaeologist, interested in the city of Troy itself,...

    Achilles, Historicity of the Iliad, Homer 1552  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Iliad

    The Iliad Socratic Seminar Is Divine Intervention beneficial to the characters in the Iliad? Destiny is defined as fate. One cannot escape destiny. Divine intervention on the other hand is much different. One can at least beg for mercy or help. Divine intervention is a term for a miracle caused by a god's active involvement in the human world. Is Divine Intervention beneficial to the characters in the Iliad? From reading the Iliad, I believe that divine intervention is beneficial only to some...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Apollo 873  Words | 3  Pages

  • Analysis of Achilles' Personality Growth in Homer's the Iliad

    Achilles, the famous mythological war hero, is the central character in The Iliad. It is his storyline that creates the essence of the epic war written by Homer. Although it may seem that the main theme is about the dominance, gruesomeness, and destruction of Troy when the poem is first read, this is not the main focus. It is in The Iliad, that we see how Achilles transforms from youth to maturity; and grows through undergoing permanent and fundamental personality changes from a ferocious warrior...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hector 1910  Words | 6  Pages

  • List of Differene in Troy and Iliad

    between the Iliad and the movie "Troy" from a past question: The movie was only inspired by Homer's Iliad, not a completely accurate depiction of what he wrote. The movie script took many liberties with the poem and the characters. Here are some differences between the movie and the poem: - Homer's Iliad was greatly influenced by the gods. In the movie "Troy" the gods played no role in events that took place.  - In the movie Hector kills Menelaus to save Paris. In the Iliad (and Odyssey)...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Greek mythology 318  Words | 2  Pages

  • Gilgamesh & Iliad

    the contexts of the passages are important for explaining why they are important in similar ways. a. b. Author ______Homer_______________________ Author ______Homer_______________________ Title _______ The Iliad – Book 16_____________ Title _______ The Iliad – Book 16_____________ a. “Look what a springy man, a nimble, flashy tumbler! Just think what he’d do at sea where the fish swarm – why, the man could glut a fleet, diving for oysters! Plunging overboard, even in...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Ajax 1699  Words | 7  Pages

  • Comparison of Troy Maxson and Willy Loman

    When one achieves wealth and happiness, they’re considered successful. In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and Fences by August Wilson, both protagonists Willy Loman and Troy Maxson go through many trials and tribulations trying to achieve this wealth and happiness through the American Dream. These trials and tribulations not only allow the reader to identify the characters’ hubris, but also their bitter, inconsiderate personalities. Furthermore, it was not America holding these characters back...

    American Dream, Arthur Miller, Charley Says 1114  Words | 3  Pages

  • Difference of Troy Movie and Iliad

    Major Differences between the Homer’s Iliad and the film Troy. It is very apparent that the film Troy, directed by Wolfgang Peterson, has been heavily influenced by the epic poem, the Iliad, a work commonly credited to the Ancient Greek poet Homer. Both the film and the poem have the same overall plots, such as the siege of Troy by the Greeks, the feud between the warrior Achilles and the king Agamemnon, and these events being triggered due to the Trojan prince Paris “stealing” Helen of Sparta...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Helen 626  Words | 2  Pages

  • Pride in the Iliad

    in The Iliad took place were different than the times of today. Back then, the most important aspect of life for a person was to be a hero and to be remembered. One's pride would come before everything else. In the present day, this concept would be thought of as illogical or foolish. This is certainly true. But, that is how life was in that time- peoples' beliefs were to be the death of them. Pride was the downfall of all characters in Homer's epic poem, The Iliad. ...

    Achilles, Hector, Homer 565  Words | 3  Pages

  • Helen in Iliad

    the Iliad, with a different audience in each. As the encounters progress, she reveals more and more aspects of her personality and becomes increasingly assertive, increasingly her own person, and increasingly a part of the society in which she is an outcast. In the Iliad, as in the Odyssey, Helen is repeatedly referred to as the woman for whose sake the Trojan War was fought.But Helen is something more than that.She is depicted within a framework of multiple constraints in the Iliad. She...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Hector 2703  Words | 7  Pages

  • Comparison of Vergil and Augustan Arts

    of Rome. It is a representation of Aeneas’ destiny and the destiny of Rome. Beyond this destiny, the shield represents Vergil attempting to outdo his predecessor, Homer. Homer’s “Iliad,” tells the story of how Hephaestus forged a shield for Achilles that portrayed Greek life, which contained many contradictions (Iliad, 18:478-608). Achilles shield contained symbols of war and peace, farming and city life, etc. This shield shows no great destiny or glorious city. It is a true portrait of what Achilles’...

    Aeneas, Aeneid, Epic poetry 1721  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Iliad Homer

    The Iliad Homer Major Themes The interaction between fate and free will: A complicated theme, the interaction between fate and free will is present in every book of the Iliad. At times it seems that men have no real freedom. The gods intercede repeatedly, altering events as they please. But Homer was no determinist, and there is a place in the Iliad for human agency. At key points, Homer makes it clear that mortals make important choices, and a few times mortals nearly overturn the dictates...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hector 1399  Words | 4  Pages

  • Iliad

    One thing that stood out to me as I was reading The Iliad is how Chryses offered so many gifts as ransom in order to get his daughter back, but no matter what he offered or how much he begged, Agamemnon refused. He kept telling Chryses that he would not give her back. On page 78, Agamemnon states, “The girl- I won’t give up the girl.” One line that I thought was very powerful was when Agamemnon says to Chryses, “Now go, don’t tempt my wrath- and you may depart alive.” After hearing this, Chryses...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Apollo 942  Words | 3  Pages

  • Women Iliad

    1 English November 23December 10th, 2012 Women In the epic poem, The Iliad, by Homer, women play an important but subservient role to men. With very few exceptions, the acts and deeds of men are dominant. Some goddesses such as Hera enjoy parity with men, and some mortal females show exceptional strength such as Andromache, but the primary role of women is to create a sanctuary at home or perform handiwork for their husbands. Women also serve to symbolize a man’s military rank as well...

    Achilles, Gender role, Helen 1518  Words | 5  Pages

  • Punishment in the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Hebrew Bible

    Not everyone has the same idea in mind about punishment, and nor did other countries from other times. The following books: The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Hebrew Bible, entitling instances of cheating, kidnapping and murder, insulting and their punishment. Very rarely would you get away with something unseen because the Gods saw everything, and they could do just about anything known on earth to mankind or even to each other. Anything was punishable whatever time ear it was, and the Gods would cease...

    Achilles, Adultery, Agamemnon 918  Words | 3  Pages

  • Troy and the Trojan War

    Troy was considered a mythical city until archeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the remains of the city in 1871. Archeological digs have brought up many truths about the history of Troy, and about the Trojan War, which supposedly occurred around 1250 B.C. The war is the subject of the epic poem, The Iliad by Homer, however, there are several theories regarding the existence of Troy and the events of the Trojan War. In 1871, Heinrich Schliemann, with the aid of geographical clues mentioned...

    Homer, Trojan War, Troy 1442  Words | 5  Pages

  • Dicuss similarities and differences between Homer's Iliad and the movie Troy with reference to what the movie has brought to modern day western culture

    The ancient legend of Troy, recorded in Homer's epic poem "The Iliad" Oxford (trans. Robert Fitzgerald University Press 1974) has been retold in many other forms, the most recent being the blockbuster film "Troy" (2004, Wolfgang Peterson). "Troy" is a basic retelling of the myth, lacking many elements of the book thus containing many inaccuracies. However, it appeals to a modern day audience shortening and condensing stories from the "Iliad", "Odyssey" and "Aenead" and greatly reducing the time span...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Greek mythology 1903  Words | 6  Pages

  • Helen Of Troy

    Helen of Troy In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy, also known as Helen of Sparta, was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and was a sister of Castor, Pollux, and Clytemnestra. In Greek myths, she was considered the most beautiful woman in the world. By marriage she was Queen of Laconia, a province within Homeric Greece, the wife of King Menelaus. Her abduction by Paris, Prince of Troy, brought about the Trojan War. Elements of her putative biography come from classical authors such as Aristophanes, Cicero...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Greek mythology 1470  Words | 4  Pages

  • Seao - the Iliad

    The Iliad SEAO I. Homer and Robert Fagles. The Iliad. New York, N.Y.: Penguin, 1990. Print. A. The title relates to the story literally, because the word “Iliad” means “poem about ilium”, and ilium is an alternate name for Troy which is where the Iliad took place. II. POV A. The story is told in 3rd person omniscient because he has access to every character’s mind and he frequently gives insight into the thoughts and feelings of even minor characters, gods and mortals alike. The narrator also...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Greek mythology 1056  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Iliad Essay

    Homer’s epic The Iliad, is a great tale of war and glory. It takes place during the last year of the ten year Greek-Trojan war. The Greeks have been fighting with the Trojans for quite some time, and just when peace seemed like a possibility, the youngest prince of Troy, Paris, acts out selfishly and steals the beautiful wife of Menelaus, Helen. This instigates the fighting again. Throughout The Iliad, Homer tells of two heroes, both similar, but also very different in their character; the great...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hector 1164  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Bad Essay on Troy

    Achaeans (a name used by Homer in the Iliad as a collective name for the Greeks) consisted of soldiers and leaders from many different Greek city states and islands and worshipped the Olympian gods. The Trojans were an Anatolian people from Northern modern-day Turkey. The Trojans had many similarities with both Ancient Greek and Hittite culture but according to Homer they adopted the Olympian gods as their religion. There is debate over the historical accuracy of the Iliad the epic poem written by Homer...

    Agamemnon, Aphrodite, Eris 892  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Iliad: Analysis of Major Characters

    The Iliad Hector and Achilles were two of the most notable characters in the Iliad. In many aspects of their lives, Hector and Achilles were complete opposites. For example, Hector was a family man whereas Achilles had no family and only cared about himself. Also, Hector went to battle to lead his country while Achilles went for personal reasons. Both men showed distinct opposite characteristics in the book. The following is an analysis of the opposition of Achilles and Hector's characters throughout...

    Achilles, Hector, Homer 1387  Words | 4  Pages

  • Influence of Iliad to Troy

    First off, Homer's Iliad was the main source of influence for Wolfgang Petersen's film, Troy. However, even though it is directly influenced by the poem, Troy does not stay true to the poem for the entire movie. Some major difference's between Homer's Iliad and Wolfgang Petersen's film Troy, is that there was no mention of the Gods being participants in the battle of Troy. This was a major plot point in Homer's Iliad, as the Gods who fought on the battlefield had somewhat of an influence on the outcome...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Hector 851  Words | 2  Pages

  • Comparison between Modern and Epic Heroes

    being courageous is not something inherent, but something he has had to acquire and learn (Iliad 7: 317-320). However, although he is a hero, he displays cowardice twice when he flees upon encountering the great Ajax (Iliad 26: 318-325; Iliad 6: 180-181). Iliad's 22nd book portrays Hector outside the walls of Troy waiting to kill Achilles. Again his is stricken by fear at the sight of Achilles, so he flees (Iliad 6: 293). As well as cowardice, Hector shows bad judgment. He makes a grave error and has...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Hero 1245  Words | 4  Pages

  • Troy Movie Notes

    Troy= the movie(post classical depiction) * Troy is the most powerful alliance against the Greeks * Agamemnon wants ‘the world’ all the land * Achilles has disappeared from the army. A boy goes to find him, * Achilles mother is goddess as can’t be killed (Contemp) * Nester persueds Achilles to fight the big guy because of Time. He can’t stand to lose his pride * Achilles, son of Paris * Achilles kills the big guy with one stab * There is a huge feast , thrown by Agamemnon...

    Achilles, Hector, Helen 2011  Words | 6  Pages

  • Helen of Troy Movie Analysis

    Title of the Movie: Helen of Troy Directed By: John Kent Harrison Produced By: Ted Kurdyla Written By: Ronni Kern Starring: Sienna Guillory as Helen Matthew Marsden as Paris John Rhys-Davies as King Priam of Troy Emilia Fox as Cassandra, Princess of Troy Rufus Sewell as Agamemnon Stellan Skarsgård as Theseus Joe Montana as Achilles Katie Blake as Clytemnestra Craig Kelly as Pollux Manuel Cauchi as Paris’ Father Kristina Paris as Iphigenia Music By: Joel Goldsmith Cinematography:...

    Achilles, Agamemnon, Greek mythology 2039  Words | 7  Pages

  • Iliad and Odyssey

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