Thomas Homer-Dixon

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  • Social Ingenuity Gap Analysis

    (which was “Techno-Hubris”), the author mainly discussed issues on the technical and the technological ingenuity gaps. As we looked further in the book, the author give us valid examples of each ingenuity gap that make his views coincide those of the Clay Shirky. The link between these two concepts are that the ingenuity gap would be easier to solve if not only we follow what the author said, but also add in what Shirky said. To start off, Homer-Dixon clearly out lines…

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  • Differences Between The Odyssey And The Odyssey

    Wynona Ryan The Odyssey The Odyssey, an epic poem written by the blind poet Homer, is the story of the resourceful Odysseus, king of Ithaca. The Odyssey tells the tale of Odysseus’ years of hardship in trying to return home to his wife and son after victory over the Trojan war, with the interference of gods and goddesses. The epic poem was then adapted into a film, also named The Odyssey, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky in 1997. This essay is the discussion of the differences and…

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  • Aristotle's Poetics: The Contributions Of Odysseus And Achilles

    the universe had never had a beginning and would never end; it was eternal.” Aristotle received much criticism for his divergent beliefs but is well-known today for his modernistic thinking. One of Aristotle’s most famous works would be his Poetics. In this text, Aristotle outlines what makes a great text in his opinion. Aristotle’s Poetics can also be applied to many modern movies. Aristotle’s famous points outlined in his Poetics, can be applied to the powerful film, Captain America, Civil…

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  • Questions On The Iliad And Odyssey

    FLIP #1 #1. Cole-Symes: How did the epics of Homer transmit the values of the Bronze Age to the aristocracy of the new Greek polis? What were these values? 1. A polis was not a unified city-state or its people. a) Greeks saw poleis as the collective houses of various city-states that made them up, and the collective values and beliefs they had, but did not see themselves as a unified people. 2. Myths are written to reflect the values of the culture at the current time. a) Homer and other…

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  • The Transition From Orality To Literacy: An Analysis Of René Descartes And The Clockwork Girl

    from the Iliad by Homer, which was chosen because it closely mirrors oral tradition, possibly because it was created in an oral society, later recorded upon the advent of written language, long after the work’s oral conception (Al-Tamimi). The Iliad’s words are painted on a blue background, a color which is related to ideas of stability, depth, and intelligence, all of which characterize the oral period of language. Stability because, remarkably, stories, songs, and histories repeated thousands…

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  • Disguise In Homer's The Odyssey

    dreams." (Homer XXI/XXII 2). Lines like this appear in the text to make the reader worried, about the time Odysseus is taking to confront the suitors; the delay helps prolong the tension. Another time while in disguise Odysseus is insulted by Melanthios a goat herd. He insults Eumaos as well as Odysseus. “No other beggar or stranger has been allowed to hear what we say among ourselves; the wine must have been doing you a mischief, as it does with all those drink immoderately” (Homer XXI/XXII 5).…

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  • Significance Of The Trojan War

    originated solely from a legend, and thus the Trojan War must have been, at some point, a reality. There are many sources written after the time by Greek writers that support the Trojan War’s occurrence. The most famous of these is Homer’s Iliad, a spoken epic poem created approximately five centuries after the war’s estimated occurrence in c. 1200 BCE. As a secondary source, it is less reliable, but factual elements give the Iliad more credibility; the catalogue of ships in Book II lists the…

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  • The Transformation Of Telemachus In The Odyssey

    In The Odyssey, Homer shows the transformation of a naïve boy Telemachus undergoing a transition that showed him becoming a man. Telemachus was just an infant when his father Odysseus left Ithaca, their home for a war in Troy. He has grown up without a father figure devoted to his mother and his father’s estate. At the beginning of the book in book 1, the author shows Telemachus as weak, indecisive and hopeless. But as the book goes on and with the guidance of goddess Athena Telemachus is…

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  • Essay On Loss Of Humanity In The Iliad

    In Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad, the Achaeans and Trojans abide by a deadly hero culture that compels them to fight for honour and glory, usually to their deaths. However, in this pursuit, the Achaean and Trojan warriors contrast greatly in their actions to achieve eternal glory. While the Trojans preserve their sense of civility and morality in the brutal setting of the Trojan War, the Achaeans resort to cruel acts of violence that demonstrate their lack of humanity. Using Homeric similes, this…

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  • Divine Intervention In Iliad

    the Trojans, the gods and the outcome of the war. In the introduction, Book I, Homer sets the stage in the middle of the War and first introduces the intervention of Apollo. Homer states that the son of Jove and Leto, sends a plague to the…

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