Essays Tagged: "Iliad"

The Shield of Achilles. From the Illiad.

Frosh Level Essay NoneThe Shield of Achilles:The shield of Achilles plays a major part in the Iliad. It portrays the story of the Achaeans and their fight against the Trojans in a microcosm of t ... will give even an amateur reader a fair understanding of the importance of Achilles' shield and the Iliad.Hephaestus, the god of fire, is the smith whom forged Achilles' shield. He begins with twenty ...

(3 pages) 148 0 3.8 Nov/1994

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Critique of the last chapter of Virgil's "Aeneid"

Homer. Virgil based the first six books of the Aeneid on the Odessey and the last six books on the Iliad both written by Homer. The Aeneid describes the adventures of Aeneas, the legendary Trojan her ...

(5 pages) 109 1 4.3 Feb/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 ... ttle, for the next fifteen or so books, with the Greeks losing. One can conclude, after reading The Iliad that Achilles is so self-centered that he kills in battle for glory, not honor; that Achilles ...

(3 pages) 54 1 2.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Greek Gods in the Iliad

part of life. Needless to say, divine intervention was a major variable in the equation of Homer's Iliad.The gods picked who they would favour for different reasons. Except Zeus: As the symbol of sup ... Responsible for sending plague to the Greeks, Apollo was the first god to make an appearance in the Iliad. Also, mainly because Apollo and Artemis were on the Trojan side, their mother, Leto, also hel ...

(4 pages) 130 0 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Structural Levels of the Iliad

berty and justice to some poor soul, and a coward may fight because he was drafted by force. In the Iliad, powerful gods, great nations, and heroic people all fight for many different reasons. This wi ... ution of the social war eventually lead to peace on Mt. Olympus. The three structural levels of the Iliad thus created, carried out, and concluded the Trojan war.

(4 pages) 71 0 3.4 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Athena, the Godess of Wisdom

She was a major warrior and most images depict her dressed in armor and holding a spear. In Homer's Iliad, she is described as a fierce battle goddess who continually intervened on the side of the Gre ...

(5 pages) 112 1 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

The Olympians influence men on earth both psychologically and physically. In Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, the intervention of such divine powers as Athena, Apollo, and Zeus play significant roles in ... d to him" (244). This intervention is the greatest assist of a divine power to a human being in The Iliad.Athena also plays an influential role in the battles of Diomedes. Martin Mueller reveals, "Ath ...

(7 pages) 254 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The qualities of Beowulf

re, make a difference, act as role models, and lead others with the utmost of perseverance. Homer's Iliad and 1 Samuel illustrate characteristics of the heroes of their time. Not only do you as a read ... those particular societies, but also the powerfully negative effects of the heroes' faults.Homer's Iliad is the tale of the tragic Greek hero Achilles. He is a fearless, ominous figure. As the protag ...

(4 pages) 85 0 4.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Homer and his impact on the Greek Culture

war poems and emotional ballads.Homer was a Greek poet, to whom are attributed the great epics, the Iliad, the story of the siege of Troy, and the Odyssey, the tale of Ulysses' wanderings. The place o ...

(2 pages) 70 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Title: An Examination of the Character Achilles.

In Homer's The Iliad, the reader is introduced to a very famous warrior. He did not achieve this status easily, tho ... te the depths that his character will sink to just to gain revenge and soothe his injured pride.The Iliad centers around the Trojan War which was caused by Paris, the most handsome man in all the worl ...

(3 pages) 156 0 4.4 Dec/2002

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

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

reat warrior such as Achilles to sub come to his feelings of intense anger? Three causes in Homer's Iliad was the death of his best friend, Patroklos, by Hecktor, the taking of Briseis, who was his wa ...

(2 pages) 60 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Homer's Iliad.

Homer's Iliad is consistently classified as one of the greatest pieces of written art in the history of the ... o have a few slight problems about the poem though. Before I get into the themes and content of The Iliad, I'd like to point out a few discrepancies and fallacies surrounding it.1. Homer, a blind poet ... cies surrounding it.1. Homer, a blind poet, is traditionally given credit for the authorship of the Iliad along with The Odyssey, but odds are Homer was just a glorified scribe. Most scholars that hav ...

(7 pages) 209 0 4.6 Apr/2003

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

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

e described as being impersonal is just a manifestation that God's see humans as play things.In the Iliad, most of what the Gods do to humans have in large part have to do with their respect for fate. ... Trojan force shows other humans the will of Zeus, which is that Troy must fall. The reason for the Iliad's almost endless itemizing of infantry was to show that lineage of great kingdoms always conta ...

(5 pages) 79 1 2.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Heroes in the Iliad and their criteria.

ng a hero was coolness. Heroes were not permitted to be blinded by rage or have mood swings. In The Iliad, two Greeks are presented to the reader as heroes. They are Achilles and Diomedes. Although th ... s easily meet the first requirement, that a hero must have skill on the battlefield. Throughout The Iliad, Homer tells of their incredible (though usually god-aided) feats during the many battles of t ...

(6 pages) 99 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Bible god vs. Iliad Gods.

part of life. Needless to say, divine intervention was a major variable in the equation of Homer's Iliad.The gods picked who they would favour for different reasons. Except Zeus: As thesymbol of supr ... Responsible for sending plague to the Greeks, Apollo was the first god to make an appearance in the Iliad. Also, mainly because Apollo and Artemis were on the Trojan side, their mother, Leto, also hel ...

(4 pages) 80 0 2.0 May/2003

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

Zeus The Great God Of Mount Olympus.

clear, sometimes he rains". He is also known to have caused thunderstorms. In Homer's epic poem the Iliad he sent thunderstorms against his enemies. The name Zeus is related to the Greek word dios, me ...

(5 pages) 80 0 3.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

How Internet is changing the education system.

process in the classroom? How does it make a difference in study of epics like the Odyssey and the Iliad? These questions and more will be answered in the following passages. The Internet has a more ...

(9 pages) 557 0 4.4 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The book of Exodus.

an object like many great worriers who are strong and has good fighting skills like Achilles in the Iliad. Also, God demands to be set apart from and held supreme over other Gods (If other Gods exist) ...

(5 pages) 68 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

"Achilles' Shield Essay" is an analysis of the shield described in Book 18 in The Iliad, by Homer.

Achilles' Shield EssayIn Book 18 in The Iliad Achilles receives new armor. Among the new items is a shield, made by Hephaistos. This shield ...

(2 pages) 49 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Technical term definition of a Trojan Horse.

cit or malicious action". When you hear the term "Trojan horse", it brings to mind the story of the Iliad by the Greek poet Homer. In this story, a large hollow wooden horse was filled with many Greek ...

(1 pages) 50 0 3.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking