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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 '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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

'The Odyssey,' 'Epic of Gilgamesh,' Violence and Heroism

This essay consists of six pages and in a comparative heroic analysis of Gilgamesh and Odysseus presents the arguments that despit...

Character Comparisons in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing II

becomes more and more obvious. Their words, which appear to be that demonstrating disdain, are words spouted by lovers who are con...

Mahabharata and the Heroes Karna and Arjuna

In a research paper consisting of sixteen pages the heroes of the epic Indian saga are examined in a comparative analysis that als...

Homer's 'The Odyssey' Goddess Athena and Hero Odysseus

In five pages this epic goddess and hero are examined in terms of their similarities. There are no other sources cited....

Quest and the Works of Dante and Homer

journey of humanity through life. Dantes epic charts a journey of the soul, from the depths of degradation to the radiance of rede...

Odysseus, Hamlet, and the Supernatural

note his passion for such in the following lines when Hamlet responds to the facts presented by the ghost: "Haste me to knowt, tha...

Achilles and Odysseus and Their Mythic Journeys

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts the heroes Achilles and Odysseus, and their development as they move through their advent...

Odysseus and Achilles

In this paper of five pages two classical heroes are contrasted in terms of the older and noble Odysseus and the young and volatil...

Sigurd and Achilles and Their Deaths

destroy Sigurd. She says that she has a favor to ask and makes the king promise that he will keep his word. He does, and asks her ...

The Hero’s Journey: Moses and Jesus

the hero receives the call to adventure, which he initially rejects before crossing the threshold into adventure. Next comes initi...

Homer's World, Similarities and Difference with Present Day

This essay pertains to "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" by Homer, the ancient Greek poet and the worldview and cultural values that a...

The Iliad: What is the Good Life?

as Achilles, this is the good life. He is not a character who seems to desire times of peace or quiet but rather a man who is happ...

Gods and Violence in the Works of Statius, Sophocles, and Homer

This paper consists of nine pages and considers how violence is perpetuated by the gods in Thebiad by Status, Oedipus Rex by Sopho...

Works of Sophocles and Homer and the Gods

In five page this paper considers Gods and their roles in ancient Greek society and literature in a consideration of a passage fro...

Society, Man and Destiny

In ten pages this paper evaluates the extent of man's power over his fate within the literary contexts of 'Epic of Gilgamesh,' 'Th...

'Omeros' by Derek Walcott and the Poet's Uses of Character and Landscape

In 7 pages this paper discusses the similarities between 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey' of Homer and Derek Walcott's 'Omeros' in a...