Heroism In The Iliad

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Homer was very important to our society because he was a philosopher. Homer was the creator of the Iliad and the Odyssey. The Iliad was meant to be said, not read. It was written down in the 8th century, by Homer. It is an epic, long poem, made up of 24 chapters. It is based on the attack on Troy by the Mycenaean’s. The Iliad includes early Greek myths and legends. Some historians say that Homer may not have been the only one to write it. The Odyssey is an Ancient Greek epic poem also. It was an oral epic poem. The Odyssey is about Odysseus’s ten-year-long voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
His poems gave off a model of heroism, nobility, and the great life all The Greeks, especially aristocrats, had. The worst thing that can
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It defined your social class, and it also helped you in the favor of Zeus, who is the god of travelers and guests. A wide range of things can be classified as hospitality but the general idea is always the same and cannot change. The key theme of the Iliad is specified in the first line, as Homer asks the Muse to sing of the "wrath of Achilles." This wrath, all its variations, alterations, inspirations, and consequences, makes up the themes of the Iliad. The wrath of Achilles lets Homer present and grow, within the ethnic outline of daring integrity, the ideas of trouble, hostility, and settlement. The wrath of Achilles is motivated by Achilles ' intellect of morality as a result of Eris or discordance, which leads to the warrior 's aggression from the Greeks and eventually from human society. Second, the wrath of Achilles sets him up in clear difference to his great Trojan complement in the story. Finally, the appeasing of Achilles ' wrath leads to the understanding and rehabilitation of the warrior, first into his own civic and second into the larger civic of all humanity. When seeing these three straightforward ideas that result from the wrath of Achilles, students can see an impressive proposal in the work that centers not so much on war as on the development and expansion of a single …show more content…
When Odysseus evacuates Calypso’s island, more than everything he desires to go back to his home and see family in its place of dying a praiseworthy death. So, after giving us the Iliad, an epic focused on war, honor, and death, Homer gives us the Odyssey, a book focused on home, family, and life. Odysseus attempts to get back to Telemachus and Penelope, but comes across adventures along the way. Homer further worries about the difference in Greek society from honor to family throughout Odysseus’ visit to the underworld. There, Odysseus meets Achilles, a man with eternal honor and fame, who is appreciated all over Greece. The change in arrogance is best accessible when even Achilles, who died an honorable death at Troy, now states his request to give up all of his honor and glory in order to go back to his family and live a usual and humble life. This request is rather outrageous when associated to the arrogance of the Iliad, but serves well in reinforcing the changing boldness in Greek civilization as seen in the Odyssey. In the end, Odysseus attains his goals when he gets back home to his family. With that event, Homer straight contrasts the end of the Iliad, when heroes attains integrity through death and triumph. Through the two epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer presents the change in Greek society, from highlighting personal

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