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    conceited ways led to their tragic endings. Achilles became filled with anger when he was forced to give up his prize of war Briseis to Agamemnon (Homer lines 185-200). Leading him to ask his mother Thetis to go to Zeus and ask him to help the Trojans beat the Greeks (Homer lines 425-450). Zeus granted her his help and the Greeks begin to lose the war. Agamemnon tried to make amends with Achilles by offering him several gifts. Achilles was filled with too much anger and refused to help…

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    Taisha Pacheco 11/24/2015 Block F AP lit 1979 Prompt The Iliad Mrs. Bauman In Homer’s Iliad, people are conflicted with their vengeance and their pride. Achilles stands up for himself because of the disrespect of Agamemnon. Achilles has a chance to honor himself after his death, however, he refuses Hector’s offer, in order to honor Patroclus. The refusal could have led to a dishonor of Achilles’ body, if Hector would have won. Readers experience the wrath of the warrior. Readers notice a sense…

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    This is not the first time I have read the Iliad. I took a course back in my sophomore year called Love and War in the Ancient World. After reading the Iliad for a second time, I realized something that I did not see when I read it the first time. I realized that the Greeks were not all that much different than myself. While reading the Iliad, I got a sense that there was a theme of God, Family, and Country. This reminds me of a lot of important in my own life. Let me explain the Greeks are more…

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    Cause Of The Trojan War

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    beautiful goddess in a competition with Athena and Hera at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis” (Cartwright). Everyone in the kingdom of Sparta was appalled that this tragic event took place upon them. “Helen’s jilted husband Menelaus convinced his brother Agamemnon, king of…

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    Arrogance In The Iliad

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    In the Iliad, written by Homer comes a great Epic written back in Ancient Greek time, no specific time period, around 750 B.C. The story starts about nine years after the Trojan War has started. We see many great characters in this story that express themselves throughout the story. Satterfield states, “Were our Iliad like the more traditional story apparently proposed in the poem, however, it would be a fundamentally different story. It would end before Achilles reenters the battle to kill 0;…

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    Women In The Odyssey Essay

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    husband when he returns. Before Agamemnon returned, Zeus sent a messenger to warn Aegisthus about his plan to kill Agamemnon. Agamemnon eventually comes home from the war. When he arrives, he is unsuspecting of what is awaiting him at home. He also finds out that his loving wife has changed so much since he left for the war. Hermes’ first warning told Aegisthus to not “murder the man [or] court his wife” (1.47). Clytemnestra and Aegisthus succeed in killing Agamemnon, only to pay the ultimate…

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    Aeschylus’s trilogy, The Oresteia, presents one reason for Clytemnestra murdering Agamemnon: as revenge for the sacrificial murder of her daughter, Iphigenia. While this is not the only reason for Clytemnestra’s action, it is the most ambiguous; for example, Clytemnestra presents herself as a devoted mother, but she constantly contradicts her actions with her words. For instance, Clytemnestra, acting as a loving mother, vowed to avenge her daughter’s death, but later on goes to curse her own son…

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    Pride In The Iliad

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    Iliad opens up with an argument between Agamemnon and Achilles. Anger be now your song, immortal one, Akhilleus’ anger, doomed and ruinous, and crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrion for dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done. Begin it when the two men first contending broke with one another- The Lord Marshal Agamemnon, Atreus’ son, and Prince Akhilleus. (Fitzgerald, 5) Achilles’ pride has been wounded because Agamemnon has taken his bride, Briseis, to…

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    states that women are to be “wives in common” (457d). This is distinctly not the case when it comes to the protagonists in The Iliad. The dispute between Agamemnon and Achilles – at least on a surface level – is motivated because of a girl. Agamemnon’s decision to take Briseïs from Achilles is, in part, what keeps Achilles from making up with Agamemnon. The Greeks (and the Trojans, for that matter) place great importance on acquiring and keeping women. Reading of such a culture would lead the…

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    legend. I said yes you might die but you would be remembered and honored for what you have done. He will still have the remembrance of a war hero. I also told him he should make peace with Agamemnon and just rejoin the war. Agamemnon tried to make peace with Achilles with the offer of gifts and riches. Agamemnon even offered one of the seven daughters as a gift. But Achilles refused all of this and still would not go back. I also told him he would stop listening to his mother who is trying to…

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