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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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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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The Aeneid

The Aeneid Catherine J. Troy was sacked by the Greeks in the Trojan War. Aeneas, a Trojan himself, wandered the sea for seven years with his fellow Trojans in attempt to found a new city, but something fails each time they try. The Trojan Fleet got caught in a storm sent by Juno, the queen of the gods. Their travels lead them to a shipwreck in Carthage, a city in North Africa. Juno hates Aeneas because she knows that the city of Rome that he will found will one day destroy her beloved city of...

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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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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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Rage In The Iliad Essay

character in the entire book and because of his rage, he acts childish and does not fight in the war. Achilles also shows a vengeance-filled rage on the battlefield when the enemy kills his best-friend Patroclus and rage is what starts this war against Troy. The characters in the Iliad exhibit an unbridled rage, which affects the event occurring throughout the war against Troy. Rage is what causes the war to begin in the first place. It all starts while, staying at the house of Menelaus, king of...

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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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Lessons from Homer's "The Iliad"

Understanding the theme: The Great War, Foreshadowed Although most today refer to the great battles between 1914 and 1917 as "World War One" (WWI), those who lived through the turmoil referred to it as "The Great War." "The Great War" stands as a great warning to how one can basically stumble into war. WWI began with a small, local feud in the Balkans, which exploded into a global catastrophe. In the exact same manner, the Trojan War, as explained by Homer, blew into a huge event from a small feud...

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Mythology Character Chart

Odysseus, tried to kill Odysseus in a big storm. Preventing him from going home. Athena Goddess of war and marriage Daughteer of Zeus She’s crushing on Odysseus, trying to help save him. Hermes Messenger God Speaks with Odysseus and gives him the herb and tells him how to excape Circe. Aphrodite Goddess of love Hephaestus The god of metal-working Sculpts sculpture of O with Athena. Ares The war-god Puts mortals in pain. Artemis The goddess of the woods Laertes Odysseus’ daddy ...

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What Is The Witty In The Odyssey

The Odyssey by Homer is very famous epic poem. It has an epic setting of Ithaca, surrounding islands, and various seas in the mediterranean in Europe. The overall poem is about Odysseus adventure to get home to Ithaca from the trojan war in Troy. He goes through many obstacles including mystical sea creatures, nymphs, and evil magic witches. Hey goes through god invention when the Greek gods intervene with the mortal world. Hermes, Athena, and Poseidon were all gods and goddesses who went to help...

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