• The Illiad Book Xviii Lines 548-720
    The shield of Achilles plays a major role in Homer’s The Iliad. In book XVIII, the shield is created by the crippled Greek god of fire (or the god of the blacksmiths) Hephaestus. This passage can be seen as Homer’s “ekphrasis”, a Greek word which in rhetorical terms is a description of a visual work...
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  • Comparison of Vergil and Augustan Arts
    Images depicted by Augustus such as the breastplate of Augustus on the Prima Porta and the Temple of Mars Ultor, can be compared to Vergil’s description of the Shield of Aeneas and the Temple of Juno. These visual art pieces all share a common theme; they share the theme of “Glorious Rome” and extravagance...
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  • Shield of Achilles and the Shield of Aeneas
    Study of the Shield of Achilles and the Shield of Aeneas In Homer’s great work, the Iliad, Achilles is given a set of armor, including a glorious shield which allows him to return to battle and carry out his revenge against Hector. Likewise, in Virgil’s Aeneid, Aeneas is sent a shield for the purpose...
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  • How and to what purpose does Virgil use ekphrasis in the Aeneid
    first point to make is on the nature of an ekphrasis. The term ekphrasis has come to mean ‘an extended and detailed literary description of an object, real or imaginary.’2 Description of this nature causes a narrative pause and it is precisely this which makes it salient and draws the reader to read the...
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  • Greek Gods
    |Ancient Greek name |English name |Description | |Ἀφροδίτη (Áphroditē) |Aphrodite |Goddess of love, beauty and sex. Although married to Hephaestus she had many lovers, most notably Ares.| ...
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  • Homer and His Age
    unable to recover the meaning of the text, this has been indicated by the annotation [sic] or [blank space]. We hope that in the future a complete edition can be found and these gaps can be filled.] HOMER AND HIS AGE BY ANDREW LANG [Illustration: ALGONQUINS UNDER SHIELD _Frontispiece_] ...
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  • Reviewer in English Iv
    in Olympia. Even if there was a war between the city-states of Greece they were stopping the war to take part on that games.  Symbols or Attributes: Thunderbolt, eagle, shield, oak tree Strengths: Highly powerful, strong, charming, persuasive. Weaknesses: Gets in trouble over love affairs, can be moody...
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  • Greek and Roman Literature
    Many works in the earliest days of Greek and Roman literature focused primarily on the military aspect of life. Through battles, vivid descriptions of armor and other battle utilities, and specific actions regarding wartime affairs, timeless authors were able to characterize their heroes, as well as...
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  • Ass Ass
    "The Shield of Achilles" is a poem by W. H. Auden first published in 1952. The Shield of Achilles is also the title poem of a collection of poems by Auden, published in 1955. Description The poem is Auden's response to the detailed description in Homer's epic poem the Iliad of the shield borne...
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  • The Shield of Achilles
    The Shield of Achilles The shield of Achilles plays a major part in the Iliad. It portrays the story of the Achaeans and their fight against the Trojans in a microcosm of the larger story. Forged by the god, Hephaestus, who was a crippled smith, it depicts the two cities and the happenings within...
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  • Shield of Achilles by Auden
    of Form   Poetry Analysis:W.H.Auden's “The Shield of Achilles” 01. Analysis of W.H.Auden's “The Shield of Achilles” .“The Shield of Achilles” belongs to W.H.Auden’s collection The Shield of Achilles published in 1955The classical myth of Achilles is employed by Auden to exemplify the contrast...
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  • The Shield of Achilles
    The Shield of Achillles The shield of Achillles plays a major part in the Illiad. It portrays the story of the Achaeans and their fight against the Trojans in a microcosm of the larger story. Forged by the god Hephaestus, who was a crippled smith, it depicts the two cities and the happenings within...
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  • Role of Zeus in the Iliad
    focusing on the Trojan War. This war is between the Trojans and the Achaeans. There are several themes in the story, one of them being the wrath of Achilles and the will of Zeus. With this I will end my introduction. Chapter 2 Recommended Reading Merit and Responsibility: A Study in Greek Values by...
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  • The Shield of Achilles
    cosmos, all equally possible and legitimate in so far as they spring from the universal and immutable principles. Titus Burkhardt. To every shield, there is another side, hidden. A. N. Whitehead. In the Hesiodic account of the world-ages, preserved in the ancient writing known to us as...
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  • The Aeneid Study Guide
    the contemporary Roman historian Livy. In Book XX of the Iliad, Aeneas faces off with Achilles, and we learn about Aeneas’s lineage and his reputation for bravery. However, in that scene, he is no match for Achilles, who has been outfitted in armour forged by the divine smith Hephaestus. Poseidon rescues...
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  • Iliad: Achilles Hero
    Iliad, Achilles embodies the arête trait very well. Achilles is referred to as strong, swift and god like, he is the great runner and most powerful warrior of the Achaeans. Homer introduces his subject with the first word, in the first sentence, “Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles, 
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  • Summary
    were unknown or ignored by Homer. For example, a widely known story holds that Achilles was immortal, except for his heel. But although Homer's Achilles is an unmatched warrior, not once in the Iliad does Homer present Achilles as more or less vulnerable than anyone else; either the story was a later addition...
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  • Treatment of Classical Myths by the Modernist Poets: W. H. Auden’s the Shield of Achilles
    research is to show W. H. Auden’s treatment of classical myths in “The Shield of Achilles” in relation to other modernist poems. Bearing it in mind, we have focused on the mythic characters especially Thetis, her warrior son Achilles and the master blacksmith Hephaestus, and their role and function attributed...
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  • Achilles and the Greek Era
    Achilles, son of Peleus, King of Myrmidons, and Thetis, sea nymph, comes to Troy as part of a Greek force led by King Agamemnon. Unlike most protagonists, Achilles does not develop significantly over the course of the epic. “Swift” Achilles, having been a famed and valiant soldier, was sought after...
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  • Coleridge
    Platonic mysticism. Both made an attempt to adopt to modern life the ideals of mediaeval chivalry. They saw in the romance of medieval times an inspiring symbol for the battles they were to fight in their times. The soul of Sidney that was stirred by a rude ballad of Chary Chase and later found an intimate...
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