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    The Iliad: Poem Analysis

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    The Iliad is a poem that begins nine years into a war where there are gods and goddess that support different sides. The god’s interference affects the outcome of the Trojan War. It begins with the character, Achilles who withdraws from the war and goes to the Zeus to pray for assistance, which begins his rage and towards the end, we see someone who is able to overcome himself for another. In the beginning of the poem, Achilles’ battle prize is taken from him, and in a childish manner, he…

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    Poulydamas; plus, the gods, Ares, Apollo, Leto, and Aphrodite helped them. As the Greek fleet sail across the sea to their destination, the goddess of the environment, Artemis, is angry and prevents the winds from pushing their ship. To satisfy her, King Agamemnon, sacrifices his own daughter, Iphigenia, to continue the journey to Troy. The Trojan War lasted ten years, as both sides continue pushing against the other with all their might, never giving…

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    right and wrong. In the Iliad A Trojan, Paris ran off with the wife of Agamemnon’s brother who was a king. In response Agamemnon got the blessing from Zeus to restore justice his brother by starting a war with Troy. Another example of the sense of justice in the Iliad and Oresteia was when Clytemnestra killed her husband with the claim she was enforcing justice due to Agamemnon for killing their innocent daughter. “By the justice I exacted for my child, by Ruin, and the Fury…

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    Epic Conventions : Iliad In the story ,The Iliad by Homer, the Greeks and Trojans battled for years over woman. Though the war was humans fighting each other, the Gods influenced it a lot. Choices made by great individuals, like Achilles, changed the outcome of the war too. While there are many epic conventions demonstrated throughout The Iliad, the two that are most prominent are the starting of the story, and the God’s interference. The author , Homer, started the story in the middle and…

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    the Olympian god. In the Oresteia Aeschylus tells the story of Tantalus descendent Agamemnon. Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia "What can I say? Disaster follows if I disobey; surely yet worse disaster if I yield and slaughter my own child, my home 's delight, in her young innocence, and stain my hand with blasphemous unnatural cruelty, bathe in the blood I fathered! Either way, Ruin!" (Aeschylus: Agamemnon, 813-814). This shows that he knew that there were going to be repercussions…

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    Greek Gods Analysis

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    The first example she used was when Zeus lets Achilles defeat Agamemnon. The way Achilles and Agamemnon worshiped Zeus shows that men are terrified by the gods, and the way Zeus plays with their lives shows that the gods do not care about men. Also, men and important goddess were identified by their father’s name. Finally, the Iliad…

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    Achilles fights for the for the Greeks, but eventually locks himself away from everyone and due to his anger and pride towards Agamemnon and the decision he made dealing with captured prisoner Chrysies. This ends up being a problem for the Greeks because Achilles is the Greeks greatest warrior. Most of their victories are counted due to him. In this situation Achilles acts like a…

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    Throughout the works of Greek history and mythology, mankind’s relationship with the gods play a vital role in the understanding of civilization at that time, but what kind of relationship does mankind have with the gods? Before one can discuss how humans maintain a right relationship with the divine, the question arises: What is a right relationship in the first place? Secondly, how does one maintain a right relationship? Fundamentally, a relationship with a god should meet certain requirements…

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    Odyssey Character List 1) Agamemnon-(ag-uh-mem-non) In Greek legend, he was the king of Mycenae or Argos. When paris (Alexandros), son of King Priam of Troy, carried off Helen, Agamemnon called on the princes of the country to unite in war of rage against the Trojans. 2) Alcinous-(Al-KIN-oh-us) In the Greek legends, he was king of the Phaeacians, and father of Nausicaa and Laodamas. Phaeacian king at whose court the shipwrecked Odysseus told of his wanderings See also Nausicaä 3)…

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    Sacrifice In The Iliad

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    In Greek mythology, it was common practice to make sacrifices to appease gods and goddesses. Often times, it was even mandatory, because a god would be upset at a human for whatever reason and arbitrarily decides to put a plague on them, their family, or their entire country, just because they felt like it, or sometimes in retribution. An example would be Apollo’s plague on the Greeks after they kidnapped his priest’s daughter, Chryseis. In The Iliad, the residents of Mount Olympus are no more…

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