Ethics and morality are synonymous terms, both meaning customs in their original languages, Greek and Latin respectively. However, the Greek term "ethics" also implies character as opposed to its Latin counterpart referring to social customs. Ethike is descended from ethikos which, in turn from etho
Persuasive techniques and a powerful refusal in Iliad Book IX
From the outset, Homer concentrates his epic Iliad on the wrath of Achilles and probes the values and attitudes of him as a hero. Ìçíéí áåéäå, èåá, Ðçëçéáäåù Á÷éëçïò Sing, goddess, of the wrath of Achilles
Reading Journal 3 Iliad Part 2
What is fate? Is it something that we have no control over? Can we as human beings overcome fate? That is something that people tend to question. Are we really the captains of our own ship? In the Iliad, two men, Hector and Achilles are destined for a tragic end. Thi
Keys to Analyzing Literature
What problems or difficulties do the characters face?
The long battle of the Trojan War between the Greeks and Trojans, as well as Achilleus’ goal to get revenge on Hektor for killing his friend Patroklos.
How are th
In his role as storyteller and counselor to the Achaean forces, Nestor often provides motivation for The Iliad’s plot. He convinces the Achaean army to build fortifications around its ships—fortifications that serve as a locus for much of the future confrontation between the two armies. He propo
Analysis Paper 4
Analysis of a Quote from The Iliad
“One more thing-take it to heart, I urge you
You too, you won’t live long yourself, I swear.
Already I see them looming beside you-death
and the stro