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The Roles of the Gods in Greek Myth

Zeus wins the war against the Titans, he plans to destroy humans completely and create another race (Aesch. Pro. 229-237). Since Prometheus opposes Zeus and shows excessive stubbornness and pride, Zeus demands that his servants, Strength and Violence, chain Prometheus to a mountain to show his power. Gods also communicate with human beings. For example, in Iliad, Athena comes down and tries to make peace between Agamemnon and Achilles. During the war between the Achaeans and Trojans, Achilles, one...

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Proper Greek Names

slighted. His wrath at Agamemnon for taking his war prize, the maiden Briseis, forms the main subject of The Iliad. Agamemnon (also called “Atrides”)  -  King of Mycenae and leader of the Achaean army; brother of King Menelaus of Sparta. Arrogant and often selfish, provides the Achaeans with strong but sometimes reckless and self-serving leadership. he lacks consideration and forethought. Most saliently, his tactless appropriation of Achilles’ war prize, the maiden Briseis, creates a crisis for...

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Achilles Changes

The Iliad, a book by Homer about the Trojan War, focuses a lot on Achilles and his internal struggle with his personal desires. In the time of the Trojan War, there was an unspoken code of morals and how warriors of honor should follow. If they did not fight or acted cowardly it not only brought them shame but their family name was looked down on. Warriors that were defeated weren't always killed because they were sometimes taken prisoner to be used for ransom money or gifts. However, in the...

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Homer's Odysseus: A Hero

greatest heroes who fought in the Trojan war. Odysseus was a very smart man because he created a plan that would destroy the city of troy so the Trojan war could end. he encountered many different things on his way back home to Ithaca. Where he left his wife for more than 10 years. Odysseus ruled Ithaca so it was very important for him to go back home with his people. Odysseus had courage, strength was wise,wonderful leader/commander but also had desire to end war and go back to his people. This makes...

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Troy (the Movie)

War has existed throughout History. Some men fight for power, some for glory, some for honor, and some for love. Troy is a movie inspired by Homer¡¯s epic tale ¡°The Iliad¡±. It tells the story of two worlds that go to war for honor and power. Both sides are in pursuit of glory, but love turns out to deceive their hopes and aspirations (as with Paris and Achilles), causing a nation burnt to the ground and the death of an invincible warrior. Although the story has been manipulated in many aspects...

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The Iliad

story of Greek mythology, myths are pliable ** Mythical Background: Driving force: violence, revenge, father vs. son The cycle of violence for the gods is ended with the birth of Athena (wisdom) Zeus brings morals to the Greek universe Trojan War Starts with a wedding Achilles is the son Eris is not invited but goes anyway and throws a golden apple into the crowd. The apple is supposed to go to the fairest of them all: Hera, Athena, or Aphrodite Paris is the judge Aphrodite offers...

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Comparing and contrasting Eve and Pandora

prideful and vain. Little did they know this pride would inevitably cause the Trojan War. It all started when the goddess of discord threw a golden apple with the words “for the fairest” inscribed upon it to Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. Since each of them thought they were they were the most beautiful, they needed some one to judge their beauty. But Zeus was too smart to agree to this so he told them to ask Paris, a handsome Trojan prince. The goddesses desperately wanted the golden apple, so each of them...

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Written during the Pax Augusta, a time of great optimism for Rome, Virgil's Aeneid chronicles the adventures of Aeneas, the Trojan hero & mythical progenitor of the Roman people. Due to the help of his mother, he is the lone Trojan able to escape defeat at the hands of the Greeks, fleeing with his father on his back & his son in his hand. Aeneas eventually winds up in Italy, where his son founds the city Alba Longa, the predecessor of Rome. Between the 2 cities, Aeneas has a long journey & many...

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Bronze Age

of the time. They ruled for 500 more years. THE TROJAN LEGENDS Homer is the first and greatest writer of all Greek literary form known as the Epic. People referred to his works for information and about this specific form. Homer’s name will always be linked with the Trojan War because Homer wrote about the conflict between the Trojans and the return vogues of the Greek leaders. He is known for telling us the whole story of the Trojan War but that’s not true. There are plenty of other writers...

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Greek Heros

Myths of the Greek Heroes Achilles and Ajax are both know as great heroes of the Trojan War. Behind the guts and glory of war, what were they, who were they? Achilles was the son of nymph Thetis and Peleus the king of the Myrmidons. Ajax was the son of Telamon, who was the son of Aeacus and grandson of Zeus. Achilles and Ajax are closely related and their relationship being so close knit makes being at war a dismal time for both of them. Achilles was a man of anger and with this anger he dishonored...

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