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Women in Homer's 'The Iliad' and Virgil's 'The Aeneid'

although portrayed by many in a sympathetic light Homer see her as a wicked woman who brings shame on herself and her society thro...

Critique of Homer's 'The Iliad'

quoted as saying: "Achilles, valiant though you be, you shall not thus outwit me. You shall not overreach and you shall not persua...

Homer's 'The Iliad' and Classifications of Women

'The Iliad' by Homer is examines with the focus being on the women who are featured within and their classification in a paper con...

Comparative Analysis of Homer's 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey'

much. In a sense, he is the quintessential manly man. Odysseus in a way is a caricature. While there are a lot of traits he posses...

Comparative Analysis of the Heroic Code in The Book of Job and in Homer's 'The Iliad'

In five pages this paper contrasts and compares how the heroic code is represented in these two works. There are no other sources...

War in Homer's 'The Iliad' and Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

In six pages this paper considers classical and contemporary examples of war literature. There are 3 sources cited in the bibliog...

Egypt's Burial Rites and Homer's 'The Iliad'

In three pages this paper examines the events presented in Homer's epic in comparison with the burial rituals of Egypt in a consid...

'Epic Hero' Characteristics of Odysseus

In five pages this essay discusses how Odysseus qualifies as an 'epic hero' because of the suffering and hardship he endured throu...

Comparing Homer's Heroes in 'The Iliad'

In this paper containing four pages Achilles and Hektor are compared and it is determined that while Hektor's tragedy is synonymou...

Analysis of Symbolism Homer's 'The Iliad'

In seven pages with a Roman numeral outline of one page also included this paper analyzes how symbolism is used to thematically po...

Homer's 'The Iliad' and Free Will

the conflict in terms of an insult to his personal honor. Homer writes that Achilles responded by telling Agamemnon, "Ah me, cloth...

Greek Values in Homer's 'The Iliad'

withdraws from the battlefield, refusing to fight. This quarrel typifies how the Greeks valued personal honor above all other cons...

Gender Portrayals in Homer's 'The Iliad' and Sophocles' Antigone

of Helen of Troy in marriage if she wins. This starts the war. In this we see that the war is being fought over a woman, Helen, c...

Review of Homer's 'The Iliad'

which the argument that arises between the Greek heroes, Achilles and Agamemnon. The poem begins roughly ten years into the war an...

Homer's 'The Iliad' and Speeches Delivered by Ajax, Phoenix, and Ulysses in Book IX

states, "Up, then, and late though it be, save the sons of the Achaeans who faint before the fury of the Trojans. You will repent...

Relationship Between Paris and Helen in Homer's 'The Iliad'

a whole. According to Hector, Paris has brought ruin on his people and has allowed his lust for women to drive him to insane actio...

Differing Depiction of Women in Homer's Epics 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey'

Greek society was that imposed upon them by either their fathers or purchasers. They would never aspire to privilege or influence...

Homer's Epic Style

return home. They are in morning, for they have lost a son. They pray to the gods for his return, but feel that he is dead. They e...

Journeys in Dante's 'Inferno' and Homer's 'Odyssey'

and his courage will constantly be tested. Without going into great detail, and there is a large amount of it in this classic, we ...

Sophocles' Antigone, Homer's 'The Iliad' and Fate

In five pages fate as it affects Antigone, Hector, and Achilles is examined. There are no other sources listed....

Comparing Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai with Homer's 'The Iliad'

heroic ideal of the young and noble combatant who appears to be destined to die at an early age on the battlefield. Achilleus is ...

Comparative Analysis of Supplication in Homer's 'The Iliad'

"Hear me," he cried, "O god of the silver bow, that protectest Chryse and holy Cilla and rulest Tenedos with thy might, hear me oh...

Classical Greek Poet Homer

The Odyssey. In his History, Herodotus (484-425 B.C.) came up with dates for the singer (400 years before my time-and no more than...

Speech Development and Characters of Andromache and Nestor in Homer's 'The Iliad'

being mindful of his station. Agamemnon is the king of the Achaeans, and Nestor has no designs on Agamemnons position. He does w...

Homer's 'The Iliad' and Helen

in the following: "Oh be it ours to come to Theseus famous realm, a land of joy! Never, never let me see Eurotas swirling tide, ha...

Compare: Iliad and the Aeneid

that they escaped due to their bravery. Then they both go on to say that there will come a time when they will look back on these ...

Comparative Analysis of Achilles and Hector in 'The Iliad' and Penelope and Odysseus in 'The Odyssey'

Two characters from each of Homer's epics are compared in five pages in order to ascertain which is the most heroic of the charact...

Classical Literature and the Portrayal of the 'Faustian Bargain'

In 5 pages this paper examines how the 'Faustian Bargain' is depicted in the literary works Faust by Goethe, Don Quixote by Cervan...

Western Classical Literature and Women

was forbidden to her, period. It was not her place to try to reason why; it was her place to obey without question. This is what w...

Interchangeability of Homer's Heroic Hektor

In six pages this character analysis of Hektor in 'The Iliad' by Homer reveals how he is a hero who also happens to be human and h...