Essays Tagged: "Ancient Greek literature"

Divine intervention dealing with Greek myths, especially The Odyssey and The Iliad.

Divine intervention is a feature of ancient Greek literature. One is amazed and even dumbfounded by the magical myths so frequently refe ... n begin to form an image of Athena's relationships with her peers, the other gods and goddessess of ancient Greece. Through the interactions between this goddess and other supreme beings, one can witn ...

(6 pages) 118 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Ways in which Margaret Atwood's "The Penelopiad" subverts the Grand Narrative and reflects feminist thinking.

no choice, we had one face." (p195)The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood is a contemporary twist to the ancient myth of Homer's 'The Odyssey'. The novel is set in Ancient Greek society where particularly ... ve voice to Odysseus' wife Penelope and her twelve maids - characters who rarely receive mention in Ancient Greek literature. With Penelope and her maids now playing the protagonists, Homer's story ha ...

(4 pages) 38 0 3.5 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Iliad" by Homer book review

A classic novel in its clearest sense is a novel that was written in ancient Greece or literature that is based on its form. Besides this, a classic novel tends to be ti ... e for readers to get a better understanding. It is widely regarded as being the earliest example of ancient Greek literature. Historical, archaeological, and linguistic evidence suggests that the epic ... veness of war. You cannot read a page without plunging yourself into the culture and beliefs of the ancient Greeks for centuries after these poems were composed. A huge majority of people who dislike ...

(6 pages) 71 2 4.4 Aug/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Aristotle on Poetry and Imitation

jects of imitation. The explanation he offers for this is that Aristotle, following the practice of Greek poets and artists of the classical period, allows the introduction of "the external world only ... generally known to give a complete account of the phenomenon. And of course one of these forms was Greek lyric. Now one might say that Greek lyric poetry is as much an imitation of actions as epic or ...

(25 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus the King

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

On Being Hubristic

is is generally presented in two words: excessive pride. In the literary world and the world of the Greeks, this is also true with one added element. This overblown pride is the very thing that causes ... rom a high place, often taking others down as well. While this theme is commonly present throughout Greek works, many significant examples of hubris are to be found in Homer's epic poem The Odyssey an ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy