Essays Tagged: "Agamemnon"

The Shield of Achilles. From the Illiad.

phaestus, who was a crippled smith, it depicts the two cities and the happenings within, as well as Agamemnon's kingly estate. To gain insight into the details and intricacies of the shield, one must ... men fix the midday meal. The shield depicts happiness and prosperity for the king (whom represented Agamemnon, the King of the Achaeans) again foreshadowing the Achean's victory in their war with Troy ...

(3 pages) 148 0 3.8 Nov/1994

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies


Agamemnon Agamemnon is a confusing tale of the people that are waiting for the soldiers toget ... ar. The play also shows the disrespect the men had forwomen in that time period. In front of Agamemnon's palace, a watchman wishes his shift would end. He istired and wants to sleep but he must ... d of the great army. They anxiously awaitthe news from the Queen. In the song, they tell how Agamemnon killed his child. He sacrificed his daughterto Apollo so that Apollo would make the winds ...

(2 pages) 105 0 2.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Achilles, The Super Yuppie

In the beginning of Homer's The Iliad, Achilles is arguing with Agamemnon over a girl. Since Achilles does not get what he wants, he decides to leave the battle tha ... r which is shown through the reasons he decides to leave the battle against Troy. He leaves because Agamemnon does not want to do what he says: Give Chryseis back to her father. Naive as he is, he bel ... o, it is not for the sake of some vow or hecatomb he blames us, but for the sake of his priest whom Agamemnon dishonoured and would not give him back his daughter nor accept the ransom. (1.93- 1.95)Af ...

(3 pages) 54 1 2.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Iphigenia, examines the relationship of religion in the classic tradgedy Iphigenia, and also includes modern day examples of religious corruption

gods are used by all the high ranking characters to control the army. Calchas uses that to control Agamemnon. Finally, the play-write, who wrote the play when the whole idea of the gods was starting ... as starting to be questioned; he is trying to show what happens when people blindly follow religion.Agamemnon, Calchas, and the other characters who hold power over the people all question the existen ...

(3 pages) 40 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Progression of Light in Aeschylus' Oresteia

thereby emphasizing the movement from evil to good.The use of darkness imagery first emerges in the Agamemnon. In this first play of the trilogy, the cycle of death which began with the murder and con ... began with the murder and consumption of Thyestes' children continues with Clytaemestra's murder of Agamemnon and Cassandra. The darkness which is present in the beginning of the story is further magn ...

(6 pages) 86 0 4.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Death by Aeschylus Reasons Why Teachers Should not Force Students to Study Agamemnon

story about one family?s journey though a quarrelsome era. No compassionate instructor should teach Agamemnon. Agamemnon is a laborious play written by the caustic character commonly known as Aeschylu ... d. It is not overwhelming, and it is not underwhenming, it merely whelms.There are a few crises? in Agamemnon. In order to win the war, the ?tragic hero? Agamemnon (who is relegated to only a few page ...

(4 pages) 65 0 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Agamemnon: Power and Vengeance An analysis of Zeus's role in cycle of violence and revenge in Aeschylus's Agamemnon

Agamemnon: Power and VengeanceIn the world of Aeschylus, the lives of mortals are rocked by the emot ... equipped with the power to wreak havoc on the lives of his mortal subjects. In Aeschylus' tragedy, Agamemnon, Zeus blesses and and encourages a vengeful ten year war waged by the twin kings Menelaus ... seem justified and even holy.Ten years since the great contestants of priam's right , Menelaus and Agamemnon my lord, twin throned and twin sceptered, in twofold power of kings from God, the Atreidae ...

(4 pages) 97 1 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The anger of achilles in the poem "The Iliad" and how if affected him

best friend, Patroklos, by Hecktor, the taking of Briseis, who was his war prize, away from him by Agamemnon, and not having the pride of a warrior to fight in battle.First, war prizes were very valu ... rty or ownership of a person and how good of a warrior they were Briseis was the prize of Achilles. Agamemnon wanted to take her away from him as reparations from the war. This was the start of his wr ...

(2 pages) 60 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"Leda and the Swan" by William Butler and "The Iliad" by Homer .

g the time when both the Trojan and Argives were burying their dead Poseidon became infuriated when Agamemnon forgot to make a sacrifice offering to him. Poseidon was promised by Zeus that only after ... Zeus that only after the war and Troy's predestined destruction could Poseidon take his revenge on Agamemnon by crushing the wall.In Leda and the Swan, fate is introduced as a "sudden blow" (Yeats 1) ...

(5 pages) 79 1 2.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Manipulation of desires in The Iliad.

In Book IX of The Iliad by Homer, Agamemnon gives gifts to Achilles to get help. Therefore, Agamemnon tries to bribe Achilles into fol ... empt to gain a certain goal.A deeply rooted desire in our instinct is sex, represented by the women Agamemnon gives to Achilles. Women, to the Greeks, were of great importance; Therefore, Ajax tries t ... though my captive, and had will to take her for my wife" (Book IX, Line 330-331) Therefore, because Agamemnon sees Achilles' desire for women, he tries to offer him many women in order to manipulate h ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Review of Agamemnon and His Daughters. A play classified as a Greek Tragedy.

scene opened with Artemis. She explained who she was, and why she was looking for a sacrifice from Agamemnon. This set the ball rolling for the rest of the play. It was interesting how key female mem ... m available to be tied in, with the rest of the plot. What seemed like a pretty stiff punishment to Agamemnon for shooting a deer and boasting about it was actually even harsher in reality. I was neve ...

(2 pages) 48 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Why does Agamemnon die? An analysis of Aeschylus's 'Agamemnon' from the Orestia trilogy which examines the multiple causes of his death. Based on a reading of the play in translation.

Aeschylus' Oresteia: AgamemnonWhy did Agamemnon die?Aeschylus' tragedy, the Agamemnon, is the opening play in the only su ... tragedy, the Agamemnon, is the opening play in the only surviving Greek trilogy: the Oresteia. The Agamemnon has a multifaceted plot, charting the reasons for the hero's legendary unexpected death on ... myth in order to accentuate the dangers of giving power to a woman, hence Clytemnestra's murder of Agamemnon as opposed to her lover, Aegisthus, who is given a far more effeminate role than the origi ...

(5 pages) 103 0 4.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

'Consider the nature of heroism in epic poetry. How does the role of the hero relate to the society that produced him? How is the idea of the hero questioned?'

using The Odyssey by Homer and Aechylus: The Oresteian Trilogy, Agamemnon.'Consider the nature of heroism in epic poetry. How does the role of the hero relate to th ... s no fear like a god:'all the daring feats of dauntless Odysseus'(p.52)- In 'the Oresteian Trilogy' Agamemnon talks to his wife, Clytemnestra and realises himself that he is only a man:'I would be rev ... roic' is defined as 'courageous but desperate'. This introduces Odysseus plight and could relate to Agamemnon in the Oresteian Trilogy. Both men are desperate to return home from their heroic deeds to ...

(9 pages) 105 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An Examination of Clytaemnestra as a Tragic Victim of the Oresteia.

had available to her. An examination of the character of Clytaemnestra by analyzing the dialogue of Agamemnon shows that the actions of Clytaemnestra were not only justified for teh zeitgeist of the M ... a violation of the blood tie was more heinous a crime that the oath tie shared by Clytaemnestra and Agamemnon; however, when Orestes' later slays his mother he is also in violation of the oath tie as ...

(9 pages) 59 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Comparison of Medea and Clytemnestra, Euripides's Medea and Aeschylus's Agamemnon

e similar characteristics. Medea from Euripides's play Medea and Clytemnestra from Aeschylus's play Agamemnon display and share tragic traits. They are both vengeful wives who share similarities in th ... killed her sons, so he could feel horrible forever.Clytemnestra single-handedly plots the murder of Agamemnon and Cassandra, his concubine. When she is successful, she celebrates her triumph by profes ...

(5 pages) 111 0 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Achilles as the Anti-Hero in Homer's "Iliad." Is Achilles' behavior justified, and does he change by the end of the story?

ishness, the fury within Achilles causes him to remain the unchanging, selfish man that he truly is.Agamemnon has just insulted Achilles in front of all the Achaeans, and, because of this incident, Ac ... equest, and the Trojans eventually force the Achaeans back to their ships. After many great losses, Agamemnon sends messengers to Achilles to ask the great warrior to rejoin the battle. Reviewing the ...

(4 pages) 106 0 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Leda and the swan

where it lies?A shudder in the loins engenders thereThe broken wall, the burning roof and towerAnd Agamemnon dead.Being so caught up,So mastered by the brute blood of the air,Did she put on his knowl ... alluded to in the next lines (ten and eleven), "The broken wall, the burning roof and tower... And Agamemnon dead." The allusion that is used in these two lines refers to the destruction of the Battl ...

(10 pages) 85 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Illiad: Heroism

as going to win. In the book "The Rage of Achilles", the reader learns that Achilles was furious at Agamemnon for not withdrawing the troops after Agamemnon was forced to return his war prize. Since A ... his war prize. Since Achilles had already won his war prize, he was no longer willing to fight for Agamemnon. Hector was willing to fight the whole time and whether he was going to triumph or be defe ...

(2 pages) 82 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Discuss the portrayal of women in The Agamemnon

In The Agamemnon women are portrayed as strong and powerful. Clytaemestra rules Argos which she calls 'my c ... trayed as strong and powerful. Clytaemestra rules Argos which she calls 'my city' while her husband Agamemnon is away at Troy, and the Chorus of Argive Elders show her 'reverence'. She manages to pers ... g she has power over him and in the end her 'strength of heart' leads to her being able to 'strike' Agamemnon down and kill him.Cassandra also is shown to be strong, but in a different way. The Chorus ...

(5 pages) 78 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

"More sinned against than sinning." Is this a more appropriate description of Agamemnon than Clytaemestra?

Clytaemestra's murder of Agamemnon can be seen as one of the main sins in the play. The Chorus of Argive Elders calls the act ... cts after the murder to The Chorus she tells them it was she who was sinned against, as her husband Agamemnon 'slaughtered' their 'own child' Iphigenia. She suggests that The Chorus are hypocrites as ... their 'own child' Iphigenia. She suggests that The Chorus are hypocrites as they 'would not cross' Agamemnon for his murder of his daughter but they call her crime 'treacherous' and are 'stunned' by ...

(4 pages) 54 0 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature