Essays Tagged: "Menelaus"

The Trojan War

she had promised him Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. Helen was already married to Kin Menelaus of Sparta but when visited by Paris, she fled with Paris to Troy. Menelaus organized Greek ...

(5 pages) 162 1 3.1 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

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

tragedy, Agamemnon, Zeus blesses and and encourages a vengeful ten year war waged by the twin kings Menelaus and Agamemnon against the city of Troy, sparking a cycle of continued infidelity and violen ... nd revenge are valued more highly than human life.The war against the city of Troy is waged because Menelaus is angry and embarrassed that his wife Helen ran away with Paris, yet the chorus makes it c ...

(4 pages) 97 1 3.4 Dec/2002

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

"The Odyssey"

stor's palace. Instead, he insists on leaving as soon as possible. Once he initiates his journey to Menelaus' palace, he travels "holding nothing back." This description proves that Telemachus' search ... search for his father and his place in the kingdom of Ithaca is unmatched. Once Telemachus reaches Menelaus' palace and hears the news that the great King of Sparta offers, he longs to leave immediat ...

(3 pages) 47 1 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Title: Homer and The Iliad Task: Write a report on the significance of Homer and the Iliad to ancient Greece and to Western culture.

r. The Greeks waged the war against Troy, which lasted ten years, after the abduction of Helen from Menelaus. The epic occurred during the late Bronze Age, in the late 8th century B.C. Both Homer and ...

(2 pages) 82 0 4.7 Dec/2003

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

Omen Birds in Homer's Oddeyssey

s the massacre of the suitors, but none listen.In book fifteen, Telemachus Returns, when he is with Menelaus, about to leave and return to Ithaca, an eagle flies from the right carrying a goose from t ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Odysseus- Character Comparison to the movie TROY

len. He was the one that made all of her suitors swear to defend her marriage rights. However, when Menelaus called on the suitors to bring Helen back from Troy, Odysseus was reluctant to make good on ...

(2 pages) 14 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Hector - Point of View

emnon, King of Mycenae had forced the kingdom of Greece into a loose alliance. Agamemnon's brother, Menelaus, king of Sparta, was weary of war and battle and offered peace with Troy, the most powerful ... he hasn't even killed a man, hasn't even experienced the hardships of war and he wants to challenge Menelaus for the right to Helen? He'll be crushed to death. Helen tried to run away back to Menelaus ...

(7 pages) 40 1 1.7 Jul/2005

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

"Peace, War, and the Trojan War" In MLA Style. Discusses the fact that war never brings peace, by using examples from Greek Mythology.

be indeed fact.The War against Troy began with a seemingly petty cause; a love affair between king Menelaus' wife, Argive Helen, and the handsome Trojan prince, Paris. According to Carlos Parada, in ... is. Homer, Iliad 3.39) "Yet others could argue that Paris and Helen would never have met in love if Menelaus, sailing to Crete in order to attend The Funeral of Catreus, his grandfather, had not left ...

(7 pages) 50 0 4.5 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"The House of Atreus."

n Greek and Roman mythology. Furthermore, some key members of this family include; Tantalus, Niobe, Menelaus, and Agamemnon and his children. These characters of Greek mythology were haunted by their ... urn, Atreus married Aerope, daughter of King Catreus of Crete, and fathered two sons, Agamemnon and Menelaus. Somewhere along the way, however, Aerope had fallen in love with Atreus' brother, Thyestes ...

(2 pages) 21 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Lessons from Homer's "The Iliad"

ame manner, the Trojan War, as explained by Homer, blew into a huge event from a small feud between Menelaus and Paris. Menelaus drags all of Greece against Paris who drags the great city of Troy into ... n the Trojans' favor. Finally, an enormous breach of trust is made when Pandarus shoots an arrow at Menelaus after a truce had been made between the opposing sides. This breaking of the truce causes t ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2006

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

Character list for Homer's "The Iliad"

of her beauty. By giving safe haven to Paris and Helen, Priam prevented peace from being made.King Menelaus of Sparta"Fair-haired"Paris steals Helen from Menelaus, and he subsequently galvanizes all ... n from Menelaus, and he subsequently galvanizes all of Greece to unite behind him to reclaim Helen. Menelaus fiercely fights Paris, yet fails to kill him because Aphrodite pulls a deus ex machina to s ...

(2 pages) 32 1 3.7 Mar/2006

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

Presence of Gods in "The Iliad"

xample of how the gods explain a phenomenon occurs in Book Three when Aléxandros is fighting Menelaus for the prize of Helen and her Spartan gold. When Menelaus was dragging Aléxandros b ... artan gold. When Menelaus was dragging Aléxandros by his helmet, the novel states that “Menelaus now would in fact have pulled him all the way, had Aphrodite with her clear eye not perceiv ...

(3 pages) 17 1 0.0 Apr/2007

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

Trojan Women- Helen's Case

the now widows of Troy. Helen makes a better case than Hecuba because she effectively blames Paris, Menelaus, and Deiphobus for the events that happened at Troy.Helen says that Paris was given three c ... ontrol over either of the other two continents, more people would have been killed.Secondly, it was Menelaus' fault for leaving Paris with Helen and going off to war for ten years. No husband in their ...

(1 pages) 366 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Myths

ly admires Odysseus prepares him for a great journey to Pylos and Sparta where the kings Nestor and Menelaus give him valuable information regarding his father's whereabouts.Disguise/Concealment " ...

(2 pages) 335 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Trojan War

im the most beautiful woman in the world, who was Helen of Sparta. Helen at the time was married to Menelaus, the King of Sparta.Weeks after the promise by Aphrodite, he finally went to Sparta to visi ... se by Aphrodite, he finally went to Sparta to visit Menelaus and Helen. There they had dinner. When Menelaus was out, he stole Helen from Menelaus and took her to his home in Troy at the time. (Many o ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Mar/2002

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

Hospitality and Destiny in the Odyssey and Sundiata

vited these foreign guests in as if they were members of the royal family to take part in the feast.Menelaus, like Nestor, treated his guest as part of the royal family before knowing their names. Men ... hem with oil, and provide them with warm fleece and shirts to wear. Before Telemachus was to leave, Menelaus insisted on giving him many gifts but Odysseus' young son respectfully declined any such gi ...

(7 pages) 29 0 4.3 Nov/2007

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

Untitled

te. Iphigenia's fate of death is a sacrifice that her father Agamemnon has to uphold to his brother Menelaus. Agamemnon like any father would not willingly offer his child as a sacrifice, however he d ... , however he does so because of his "commander-in-chief" position and the oath he took on behalf of Menelaus.There are similarities and differences to Agamemnon and Iphigenia's fate. Agamemnon nor Iph ...

(2 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Hospitality in the odyssey

n to escort them along their journey. The second example of gift giving is when Telemachus met King Menelaus. After being instructed by King Nestor, Telemachus set out to meet Menelaus. After Telemach ... by King Nestor, Telemachus set out to meet Menelaus. After Telemachus explained that he must leave, Menelaus offered him many gifts. Menelaus wished to give Telemachus "three stallions and a chariot b ...

(4 pages) 43 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The oresteia

kill his daughter and continue on to Troy, or should he let his daughter live and put the honor of Menelaus and Argos aside? He realizes that it is a lose-lose situation: "What of these things goes w ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Where are the heros

(Pp. 27 ll. 105.) Agamemnon has left his known world on a quest of honor, to fight for his brother Menelaus, who has had his wife and treasures stolen by a guest. In coming to a place of trials Agame ... Akhilleus we find a similar beginning, he too leaves the comforts of home to fight for the honor of Menelaus. Akhilleus comes much closer to fulfilling the hero image. He is the child of an immortal m ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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