"Trojan War" Essays and Research Papers

41 - 50 of 500

The Depiction of the Trojan War and the Trojan Horse by the Movie “Troy” (2004)

with the Trojan Horse being found by the Trojans and ending with Troy being sacked had lacked effectiveness. This may be due to insufficient details delivered throughout the whole movie. It may be a disappointment if one decides to look at the accuracy of the movie’s depiction of the stories of Homer’s The Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid. Both poems are known to be accountable written sources that go way back many centuries ago, having described the Trojan Horse and the events of the Trojan War. Even an...

Free Achilles, Homer, Trojan War 895  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

My essay is about masculinity in the Iliad and how gender roles in turn cause a "war versus oneself" (the title)

The War Versus Oneself During the time period in which the Iliad took place there was a great emphasis put on masculinity. Five specific qualities were required to obtain the venerable title of a hero. Firstly, one must be born unto noble birth. For instance, a man born from the social status of a servant would cause the man to be immediately looked down on for his rankings among his higher status social counterparts. Secondly, the hero must attain strength. Without strength, the man cannot prove...

Premium Paris, Priam, Achilles 1306  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

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...

Free Iliad, Apollo, Paris 1441  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document

The Iliad

Acquisitiveness of the Trojan War In almost all instances of war the cause has been related to greed, or the gaining of land and possessions. Greed is presented in the very first book of Homer’s “The Iliad.” It isn’t displayed by the cowards, but the “heroes” of the war such as Agamemnon, Achilles, and Pandarus. The entire cause of the Trojan War is the result of the greedy and cowardly behavior of Paris. There are many factors that had sparked the war, including the interference of the gods;...

Premium Menelaus, Helen, Odyssey 713  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Troy vs Iliad

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 between Trojans and Greece. The war started because Helen, wife of Menelaus, was taken...

Free Iliad, Greek mythology, Achilles 947  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Trojan War and Hecuba

during the Trojan War, because she was married to King Priam of Troy. The play begins with the ghost of Hecuba’s son, Polydorus, telling the audience about how the Trojan War was weakening the city of Troy. Hecuba enters the stage telling her Trojan Chorus that she has had a dream with the ghost of Polydorus in it. Two soldiers appear, that morning, requesting for Polyxena. Polyxena is the last daughter of Hecuba. Polyxena was taking away to be sacrificed to the spirit of Achilles, a great Trojan soldiers...

Premium Trojan War, Achilles, Greek mythology 332  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Hector the Hero

Hector the Trojan Hero Hero. A word used widely throughout Homer’s The Iliad, but interpreted differently in the eye of the beholder. Though there seems to be numerous definitions of a hero, one that can accurately define such a person is someone of distinguished courage and nobility that will put all others before themselves for the greater good of others while possessing the strength and cunningness to overcome obstacles they may be faced with. It can be seen throughout the poem that Hector...

Premium Homer, Hector, Andromache 979  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

The Greek-Trojan War in the Iliad

The Greek-Trojan War in The Iliad The gods and goddesses that the Greek people believe in make up the Greek mythology studied today. These divine characters represent a family living on Mount Olympus who intervene frequently in the lives of the human characters in Greek plays. They are omnipresent, for they are always observing mans actions and working through human nature. The gods are a higher power, and provide explanations for otherwise unexplainable events. The gods help humans in trouble...

Free Hera, Greek mythology, Achilles 1929  Words | 8  Pages

Open Document

Divine Intervention in 'the Iliad'

glory if he waits. ATHENE's intervention alters the course of the story line. If Achilles had attacked Agamemnon, by winning he would have disrupted the chain of command and by losing he would have ended the story line. Without Agamemnon there is no war, without Achilles there is no hero and no rage. Here another divine intervention occured when Achilles appeals for help to his divine mother THETIS.He laments to his divine mother,who is a sea nymph, that Agamemnon has dishonored him .Achilles asks...

Premium Greek mythology, Odyssey, Agamemnon 1561  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document

The Menin of Achilles

Agamemnon because he rudely refused to return his war prize, Chryseis, to her father Chryses, who is a priest of Apollo, and Chryses prays to Apollo that he would shoot and infect the Greeks with a plague so that they would die and suffer. Another time anger becomes very important to the Iliad is when Agamemnon agrees to give Chryseis back to her father, but at the cost of Achilles’ war prize, Briseis, being given to him as retribution for the loss of his war prize. This indiscretion caused Achilles to...

Premium Priam, Trojan War, Zeus 772  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free