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    ancient Greek mythology has remained recognizable in today’s culture lies in battlefield of the Trojan War. Although many scholars question whether or not the Trojan War actually happened as Homer described it in his infamous epic poem the Illiad, archeological excavations of the city of Troy in Turkey have uncovered that the city was indeed destroyed by a war in 1180 B.C. (Korfmann). Evidence that a war did in fact take place around the city of Troy, which was an affluent city in its prime,…

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    central to the myth because they play a significant role in every aspect of the Greek and Trojan War. It was not only a battle between humans, but also gods. By exerting their power, the gods/goddesses illustrate that Greek society relies heavily on the deities. Hera queen of the gods Athena, the goddess of wisdom, war, patriotism and good citizenship and uses their dynamic power to prolong the Greek and Trojan War. Menelaus’s wife Helen (regarded as the “Finest Women of the…

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    Heber Brau Mrs. Teemant Period 6 Greek Myth Biography February 16, 2016 Ares: A Personification of Violence Ares, the Greek god, is known for war. He is also known for betraying his promise to his mother, Hera, and his sister, Athena, in going to war against the Trojans. Aphrodite convinced him to side on the Trojan’s side, after he had promised to side with the Greeks. His sister was furious with him and became his arch enemy. He is also known for his son’s Fear (Phobos) and Terror (Deimos)…

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    Achilles In The Iliad

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    ultimately shapes the outcome of the Trojan War. Achilles role as a Greek hero during the epic helped the Greeks defeat the Trojans by proving his toughness and excellence as a leader and fighter following his un-heroism that he showcases in the beginning of the Iliad. The Trojan War was a very long and brutal war that went on for many years.…

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    story. Achilles was first fighting for glory the honor of Menelaus, Agamemnon brother, and husband of Helen. Helen was stolen by Paris the Trojan prince, son of Priam. All Greeks made a pact that if one of their wives was stolen they all would intervene. Also, an epic is concerned with the fate of a nation and a people. Achilles has had no problems with the Trojans they never did anything personal to his country or people. Even though Achilles and the…

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    Role Of Honor In The Iliad

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    events of the Trojan War, Homer uses its characters as platforms from which he can add his own perspectives regarding the true value of honor. Homer uses Achilles’ discussion with Patroclus in The Iliad to ridicule fighting for honor; by equating Achilles’ grudge against Agamemnon with the larger purpose of the Trojan War, Homer casts war, glory, and honor in a light that both exposes their vacuity and proves their uselessness. Homer parallels the Achaeans’ conflict against the Trojans to win…

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    Homer dichotomizes the brutality of war against the peacefulness of family in The Iliad. As Book 6 opens, Homer states that the Greek and Trojan armies “spread like hemorrhage across the plain” (Homer 69). The Trojans are so brutal, that the Greek armies pull back because it seems as if “Some god had come from the starry sky/ To help the Trojans” (Homer 69). Utilizing these similes, Homer makes it clear that the war is bloody and violent. Later in Book 6, Homer’s tone shifts to dichotomize the…

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    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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    Question 1 In the poem ‘IIiad,' the poet discusses a quarrel between two characters which had started ten years after the Trojan War. This quarrel was caused by Agamemnon’s actions of taking away Briseis, Achilles’ slave girl. Agamemnon was revenging for what Achilles had done to him. He had asked the Greek army leaders to talk to Agamemnon and convince him to free Chryseis. Agamemnon was very angry because he realized that he was going to lose the girl. Consequently, Achilles was angry with the…

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    The Greek, Trojan, and Indian families all have different views of seeing family and most of the time put other things over family. Take for example how the Greeks and Trojans in The Iliad both valued glory over family, unlike the Indians who did not. The Indian families in The Ramayana are traditional and follow a caste system in which everyone has a dharma or duty. They value this system and honor their roles, like women who are to submit to their husbands. In The Iliad, the Trojans and…

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