Phalanx formation

    Page 1 of 8 - About 77 Essays
  • How Does Homer Use Hoplite Warfare In The Iliad

    (Il. 8.60-64) The soldiers coming from a chaotic, individual based fighting to a close-ranked battle where they “clash in the middle” resembles the construction of othismos. Specifically, this resembles Thucydides battle description: “the rese engaged with utmost obstinacy, shield against shield,” and Xenophon depicts a similar picture when the soldier: “setting shields against shields they shoved, fought, killed, and were killed” (Thuc. 4.96.2; Xen. 4.3.19). Beyond othismos, there are prominent parallels between hoplites and Homer in more significant aspects: the phalanx. If the phalanx is tight-rank, massed fighting, then the Iliad is, in places, depicting this style—in fact, there are “no less than 23 instances of protracted and clearly described, decisive massed fighting” (Schwartz, 2009, pp. 108). These “decisive” massed fights can be seen when Hektor charges Achaian…

    Words: 2174 - Pages: 9
  • Wilhoit's Theme Of Spiritual Formation Is The Tasks Of The Church

    He immediately makes this known in the first paragraph of Chapter 1 where he states, “Spiritual formation is the task of the church. Period. … Spiritual formation is at the heart of its whole purpose for existence.(15)” Wilhoit then goes on to provide the reader with a definition of Spiritual formation, “Christian spiritual formation refers to the intentional communal process of growing in our relationship with God and becoming conformed to Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit (26)”,…

    Words: 1415 - Pages: 6
  • Career Observation Essay

    It was neat and odd observing people around my own age. It made me think about my own interactions and development as I was observing others. Starbucks is a common meetings place and study location for college students. Even though the majority of the people there were college students, some were adults. I paid attention how their behaviors differed from those of the college students. As I observed I noticed that of the groups it was mainly groups of all guys or all girls. I found this…

    Words: 884 - Pages: 4
  • Reflective Essay On Identity Development

    Reflection 2 Having kids is something that not till recently I have discovered I wanted. I never thought about how the smallest factors, such as cartoons, can impact their persona greatly. For example, when Professor Ermitte showed the whole class a picture of her adorable daughter and then told us a story about how when she told her daughter to pick the pretty doll she picked the blonde one over the brunette. This complete shocked me because what has made this young girl think that the blond…

    Words: 753 - Pages: 4
  • Exploring Identity Creation Through Instagram

    This sheds a great light on the modes of identity formation that varies on its own existing spaces, e.g. online and offline identity. Sherry Turkle (1995) supports that people experience identity in modern age as a set of roles that can be mixed and matched. She adds that in postmodern times, multiple identities are not regarded at the margins of things. Postmodernism also views consumption as a passive act, when every product is mass-produced and rehashed a thousand times before, the new…

    Words: 1607 - Pages: 7
  • Identity And Self Concept Essay

    besides just physical characteristics. As complex organisms, with high levels of thinking, feeling, and social functioning, humans have both unique, inherent traits, as well as unique life experiences. Both of these areas mold together into the development of one’s identity and self-concept. At no other time is the formulations of identity and self-concept more important than during the integral years from middle-childhood through early adolescence. Erikson (as cited in Crocetti, Rubini, Luyckx,…

    Words: 1469 - Pages: 6
  • The Effects Of Hydraulic Fracking

    I am originally from a small rural community in Ohio which has poor regulation on the air and water quality which humans depend on to sustain life. Throughout the city, hydraulic fracking has become a common method to obtain energy. This method of obtaining energy is misconceptualized to be a cleaner alternative to oil and coal, however, with a first hand on experience with living in this area allows me to witness otherwise. This city is known as Youngstown, Ohio. Hydraulic fracking is a…

    Words: 1770 - Pages: 8
  • Comparing My Life With Marcia's Theory

    These past weeks I have visited a dear friend of mine with the purpose of getting this paper done. A friend that is already 85 years old and that has been part of my life since the day I was born. That friend is my grandpa, who is also the father of my mother. With the visits that I have done lately I have learned much more of him than what I knew before. As well as understanding some of his stages as indicated by Erickson’s Theory, and some of his identity statuses as indicated by Marcia’s…

    Words: 1973 - Pages: 8
  • Subjective Wellbeing Definition Essay

    term used when the emphasis is placed primarily on the overall hedonic tone of an individual’s life (Ryan & Deci, 2001). The most widely used instrument for assessing subjective well-being incorporates indices of life satisfaction, the presence of positive mood, and the absence of negative mood (Deiner & Lucas, 1999).- Waterman 2007. The assessment of subjective well-being allows respondents to provide global judgments of the quality of their life experiences without preconceptions as to where…

    Words: 1343 - Pages: 6
  • Breaking Silence In Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior

    Chinese woman living in a traditional patriarchal society is shown when the woman reluctantly confronts her Americanized husband and is unable to voice her years of rage and misery: “But all she did was open and shut her mouth without any words coming out” (Kingston 152). Ironically, her loss of speech is the central factor in her husband’s decision that she has no place in his American life, stating, “I have important American guests who come inside my house to eat… you can’t talk to them. You…

    Words: 736 - Pages: 3
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Related Topics:

Popular Topics: