• Was There a Trojan War?
    Trojan War? Compare the literary with the archaeological evidence. “Why must Argives fight the Trojans? Why did he raise an army and lead it here? For Helen, was it not?” (Homer.Iliad. 170-180) The epics of Iliad is so compelling that for centuries people wondered if any of it was true? Was there a war...
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  • Iliad movie analysis
    Troy) is a greatest war epic poem of ancient Greek 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, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the...
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  • The Aeneid Study Guide
    Dido the long and painful story of his group’s travels thus far. Aeneas tells of the sack of Troy that ended the Trojan War after ten years of Greek siege. In the final campaign, the Trojans were tricked when they accepted into their city walls a wooden horse that, unbeknownst to them, harboured several...
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  • Latest News Updates
    including "Dreaming"/"So Nice", were double A-sides? • ... that according to Elizabeth Gaskell, Maria Brontë was the inspiration for the character of Helen Burns in Jane Eyre? • ... that the National D-Day Museum honored Beth Courtney, president of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, for co-hosting a three-hour...
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  • Causes of American War of Independence
    served in northern militias from the outset, but this was forbidden in the South, where slave-owners feared arming slaves. In November 1775, Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia, issued a proclamation promising freedom to runaway slaves who fought for the British; Sir Henry Clinton issued a similar...
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  • Troy
    one. All this of course opens the Iliad. The entire 10-year war seems to be over women. Many know Helen to be "the face who launched 1,000 ships". These heroes again reflect Homers view of mankind. "Helen is virtually erased as an object of contention. These heroes thereafter concern themselves only with...
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  • Indians of the American Revolution (History 101)
    Valley (Washburn and Utley 1977). 1774 was the beginning of the breakdown of the arrangements between the Indians and the seaboard colonists. Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia, wished to reoccupy the abandoned Fort Pitt, located in western Pennsylvania. This resulted in a war against the Shawnees...
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  • Fall of Troy
    of one whom in his prosperity he had forgotten. This was the nymph none, whom he had married when a youth, and had abandoned for the fatal beauty Helen. none, remembering the wrongs she had suffered, refused to heal the wound, and Paris went back to Troy and died. none quickly repented, and hastened...
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  • Iliad
    Trojan War in popular culture Episodes Judgement of Paris · Seduction of Helen · Trojan Horse · Sack of Troy · The Returns · Wanderings of Odysseus · Aeneas and the Founding of Rome Greeks and allies Agamemnon · Achilles · Helen · Menelaus · Nestor · Odysseus · Ajax · Diomedes · Patroclus · Thersites...
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  • "As Due by Many Titles I Resign My Self to Thee, O God …" (Donne) What Do You See as the Most Interesting or Challenging Aspects of Therelationship Between the Human and Divine in the Texts ‘Jane Eyre' and the Poetry of John Donne?
    In contrast, ‘Jane Eyre' and Donne's poetry portrays two people with different religious experience and beliefs. Jane's best friend at Lowood, Helen Burns, is of a deeply religious disposition and it is her death that shows a link to Jane's later thoughts on life and God when faced with the prospect...
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  • John Agard
    Selected Poems which confirms Agard as an important and – at his best – uniquely inventive talent; ‘rich in literary and cultural allusion’, as Helen Dunmore has commented of his work, ‘yet as direct as a voice in the bus queue’.   Ben Wilkinson, 2009...
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  • Madlibs Are Bad Libs
    that there was a war and that it was an expedition to rescue Helen after her abduction by Paris. It tells us that "Agamemnon King of Men" (Homer, p.1) moved the Greek people to unite and take up arms against Priam's city of Troy where Helen was being held after she was stolen from Menelaus. The Iliad...
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  • Literature Marking Scheme
    These are contained in Selected Poems (Penguin Books, in association with Anvil Press, ISBN 978-0-14-102512-4/ISBN 9780141 025124) * Helen Dunmore The Siege ** from Jo Philips, ed., Poems Deep & Dangerous (Cambridge University Press) The following fourteen poems (from Section 4 ‘One Another’): ...
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  • Achilles: God or Beast?
    character has gone through changes at the end of the poem. Leading his nation the Myrmidons, Achilles and the rest of the Greek army are laying siege on the city of Troy and parked on its shore. Inside the Greek camp, there is no doubt that the semi-god Achilles is the greatest warrior. No other king...
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  • Trojan War
    surrounded by high limestone walls. However, there was no evidence of Greek camps outside the walls of the city that supported Homer’s account of a ten year siege, thus leading us to conclude that Level VIIa must’ve been the Homeric Troy. Layers of charcoal uncovered by Korfmann that dated to roughly 1250 BC,...
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  • Unit Test in Poetry
    fights which are all alike, those gods who are always interfering but never decisively, that Helen who is the cause of the war and then scarcely takes any part in the story, that Troy which is always under siege and never taken—all that bores rne to tears. I have sometimes asked scholars if reading it...
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  • Frontline Essay
    Arguably, the telling of the truth can be influenced by the ways in which journalist search, disclose and suggest information. In Frontline's, ‘The Siege', the responder is shown the lengths that media networks will go to, to secure a story. Through characterization and dialogue, Frontline exaggerates...
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  • The Iliad Homer
    the8th century BC, but many scholars now prefer a date of the 7th century or even the 6th century BC The poem concerns events during the last year in the siege of the city of Ilium, or Troy The word Iliad means "pertaining to Ilion" (Latin Ilium), the name of the city proper, as opposed to Troy, the state centered...
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  • The Epic Life of Odysseus
    afterwards obtained it from Anchialus of Taphus. (Homer. Od. I.259 , &c.) Some accounts also state that he went to Sparta as one of the suitors of Helen, and he is said to have advised Tyndareus to make the suitors swear, that they would defend the chosen bridegroom against any one that should insult...
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  • Greek Mythology
    of males. Many tales demonstrate how differently married women were expected to act compared to men. When King Agamemnon departed from Mycenae to siege Troy he tricked his wife, Clytemnestra, into sacrificing their daughter to the gods. During the ten years Agamemnon was gone Clytemnestra plotted with...
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