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    generations and a remembrance of him. When it comes to Achilleus and Agamemnon’s relationship, Achilleus would love to watch Agamemnon and his army get slaughtered by the Trojans rather than help them out. Though something always happens to make Achilleus side with Agamemnon, such as when Athena restrained Achilleus anger towards Agamemnon and told him to attack Agamemnon with words instead of fighting because that is what Hera wanted. Athena also promised him three times the gifts because of…

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    Achilles, one of the quintessential Greek heroes, embodies the moral dilemma of what constitutes as good. He is a highly celebrated man, but his exaltation could strictly be attributed to just his prowess at warfare. Throughout the Iliad, Homer has consistently stressed the veneration that just the mere presence of Achilles demands from those around him by giving him the major moments of the battle. Additionally, his strength is highlighted at a myriad of instances in the epic by comparing…

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    Sophocles’ Electra for it tells a story about Electra and her brother Orestes wanting to get revenge on their mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus, for killing their father Agamemnon. The events that led to the actions in this play was Clytemnestra killing her husband, to avenge her daughter Iphigenia, Agamemnon and his concubine Cassandra after they returned from the Trojan War. The play’s setting unlike Sophocles’ does not take place entirely in their palace in Argos but on a farm.…

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    Aeschylus Oresteia

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    Oresteia Trilogy illuminates the distinctions between humans and gods, focusing on the concepts’ amalgamation in one paramount act that unites humans and divinities. Clytaemnestra sparks this series of polarities by mercilessly slaying her husband, Agamemnon, who sacrificed their daughter to Artemis. This “reckless…

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    An ‘epic’ poem is a lyrical narrative about a significant event. An epic poem usually features a hero and is a way to record the history of a culture. The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem created by Homer around750 B.C. that illustrates the Trojan War. To give a thorough, detailed, and specific view of the literature, this essay will respond to the meaning Areté; explain why Achilles, hero of the Iliad, cannot fully live in Areté; clarify, specifically, how that manifests against Hector;…

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    princess and seduced her. He then brought her back with him, and her husband, Menalus accused Agamemnon of abducting her, and then the war began. Therefore, this tension and Helen's leaving caused a war to break out for years. The story of the Trojan Horse occurred around the end of this war, along with the fall of Troy itself. The horse was a huge horse that was made out of thick wood, and it was hollow; Agamemnon and his soldiers hid in the horse after placing it at the walls of the city as a…

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    throughout the book. For example, the entire Trojan war began due to Zeus ' deception. Agamemnon was beginning to decline the notion of war with Troy when Zeus convinced him to reconsider. He told Agamemnon that all of Olympus was in favor of an Argive victory, when in fact, he planned on awarding victory to Troy (99). Not only did Zeus lie about the gods ' unanimous decision, he suppressed those who wished to help Agamemnon (146). In addition, Hector met his death due to the gods ' deception.…

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    The Oresteia Play Analysis

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    Aeschylus’s trilogy The Oresteia is a play of immense proportions, and at its heart it is a study of morality and the palpable tension of the competing ideas of dikē – justice or right. It depicts a societal change from one form of justice and law to another; from the law of the old gods to the law of the new. The third play in the trilogy, The Eumenides, depicts the culmination of this conflict, where all the individual conflicts reach their conclusions and the overarching themes of the trilogy…

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    Homer’s Iliad is a portrayal of a momentous battle fought by magnificent warriors. This battle has raged for nine years, this story taking place in its tenth. The fighters are fearless warriors, each with some legend of their own. Many are renowned on both sides of the war: Achilles, the “swift running” warrior of the Greeks, or Achaeans, and Hector the “last defence” of the Trojans. the Iliad focuses on the trials and tribulations of these, and other, warriors. Though they are certainly…

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    ears because of his wife’s hatred of them. Perhaps Hector would have avoided death by the hand of Achilles if Athena had not disguised herself as his ally. Without Hector fighting on the side of the Trojans they had no chance against the forces of Agamemnon and his great army. Athena’s betrayal against Hector eventually leads to the destruction of…

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