Essays Tagged: "Athena"

Segal's "Blue Woman in Black Chair" vs. Greek "Athena Lemnia"

time nice job, needs more formal art elements mentionedSegal's Blue Woman in Black Chair vs. Greek Athena LemniaGeorge Segal's Blue Woman in Black Chair and the Greeksculpture Athena Lemnia are frees ... 2500years after the Greek sculpture and thus also has manydetails that are distinct from the older Athena Lemniasculpture also.Both of these sculptures have a few details in common.First of all, both ...

(3 pages) 133 0 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Justice in the Orestia. A look at the contrasting views of justice in Greece, and the transition to a deliberative for of justice.

m an older, more primitive autocratic form of justice, to a new concept of civil justice devised by Athena. He confronts the contrast between the old and new orders, the lives of the members of the Ho ... atricide. The Furies represent something older and more sacred which Apollo and Zeus do not respect.Athena's establishment of the court to try manslaughter is significant, because it provides a place ...

(6 pages) 194 1 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

ogically and physically. In Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, the intervention of such divine powers as Athena, Apollo, and Zeus play significant roles in the lives of the characters and the events of the ... d Zeus play significant roles in the lives of the characters and the events of the Greek-Trojan War.Athena plays a very influential role in the Greek-Trojan War. She is the most constant divine suppor ...

(7 pages) 254 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"The Odyssey" by Homer

s he destroys the importunate suitors of his wife Penelope and reestablishes himself in his kingdom.Athena appeals to Zeus for permission to help Odysseus reach home. Odysseus's home in Ithaca is over ... 's home in Ithaca is overrun with suitors who are trying to win Penelopeia's hand. With the help of Athena disguised as Mentes, Telemachos finds the courage to confront the suitors.In a town meeting, ...

(7 pages) 97 1 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

This is an essay on the woman in the Odyssey and their influences on his travels.

r the actions of the men.In The Odyssey, the females who direct or influence the actions of men are Athena, Circe, Calypso, Penelope, the Sirens, and Scylla and Charybdis. Athena uses her intellect mo ... s off from Ogygia, setting the stage for Odysseus to return home simultaneously with Telemachus. If Athena had not interfered, Odysseus could have stayed at Calypso's island for eternity, and Telemach ...

(4 pages) 112 0 3.1 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

how female characters in the Odyssey are important and help the story progress

Women are very important figures in Homer's The Odyssey. Athena and Penelope are the two primary examples. They help Odysseus in his travels in many ways thr ... of the women of The Odyssey influenced the actions of men, playing key roles in the epics, such as Athena, Penelope, Calypso, the Sirens, Helen, or Circe; all have been true, and in actuality, may be ... ories with underlying messages of feminine superiority or equality.As goddess of wisdom and battle, Athena naturally has a soft spot for the brave and wily Odysseus. She helps him out of many tough si ...

(5 pages) 228 3 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Character Sketch of Odyssey Character Telamakhos

tant, and unconfident. At the end he is self-confident and aggressive. This occurs with the help of Athena.The Odyssey began in Ithaca, where a group of suitors were harassing Telemakhos's mom Penelop ... em. At first, it seemed as though nothing could have gotten him out this mess, but then the Goddess Athena disguised as Mentes, a friend of his father's, rallied him out of this position.It is possibl ...

(2 pages) 59 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Who is Prometheus?

claws, fur, and shells to cover the inner bodies. Prometheus created and molded man from clay and Athena blew life into the figures. Epimetheus used all the gifts on the animals leaving nothing lef ...

(7 pages) 88 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Athena's Role in the "Odyssey" by Homer.

Athena's Role in the OdysseyAn English professor once wrote these words on the board: "Woman without ... most authors prefer to omit the presence of women in their epics, Homer opts to utilize the goddess Athena to portray strength.In book 23, Athena shows pity for Odysseus and wants to help him return t ... However, it this passage is thoroughly analyzed another important idea is presented. Homer portrays Athena as a motherly figure. Every mortal mother worries about her child when he is away and wants h ...

(5 pages) 92 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Odyssey "and the relationship between Odysseus and his son, the honorable Telemachus.

of the word 'cautious' proves that Telemachus is trying his best to not be deceitful and to give to Athena the most honest answer that was to his knowledge. He is showing himself to say all things to ... eginning of the book, Telemachus was told by many that he was and is the son of Odysseus. Penelope, Athena, Telemachus' nurse, those of their kingdom, and also many others referred to Telemachus as th ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The life and power of Zues, King of the Gods in Greek Mythology.

. Zeus wasthreatened by the birth of his son so he ate his wife. When it came time for hisdaughter (Athena) to be born he ordered Prometheus to open his head with an ax or hammer soshe could be born. ... also fought his second wife(Ira,which was also his sister) his brother(Poseidon) and his daughter (Athena) to get his throne.This is how Zeus became ruler of Heaven. Zeus had 38 immortal children and ...

(2 pages) 91 3 3.3 Apr/2003

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

Religions found in literary works and across the world.

e human world. Gods are constantly interrupting and controlling people with rewards and punishment. Athena is one of the gods who rewards Odysseus, and Poseidon is one the gods who punishes him. This ...

(2 pages) 35 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Odysseus as an Epic Hero.

death, which then shows his true strength.When Odysseus ventures out on his journey, he is told by Athena that he is destined to be great, and through the whole war he knows that. When the war is fin ...

(2 pages) 65 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"The Important Roles Of Women In The Odyssey"

how those women are portrayed. Homer portrays the females in contradictory ways: the characters of Athena and Eurykleia are given strong, admirable roles while Melantho, the Sirens and Circe are depi ... egative way. Penelope--the central female character--is given both negative and positive attributes.Athena, the grey-eyed goddess of wisdom and battle, has a soft spot for Odysseus and Telemachos. The ...

(6 pages) 138 0 4.3 Nov/2003

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

The Odyssey.

seus sets sail, but when Poseidon finds him sailing home he sends a storm to wreck Odysseus's ship. Athena guides Odysseus to the home of the Phaeacians. They promise to give him safe passage to Ithac ... arrival on Calypso's island. When he finishes his story, the Phaeacians return Odysseus to Ithaca. Athena disguises Odysseus as a beggar. He soon encounters Telemachus and reveals his true identity. ...

(4 pages) 31 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Criteria for Heroes

d kills Hector, the greatest of the Trojan warriors. However, this fight may have never happened if Athena had not disguised herself as one of Hectors brothers and convinced him to fight. Achilles fai ... governmental or religious. He not only disrespects King Agamemnons authority, but also the goddess Athena herself. This lack of respect begins when Achilles calls an assembly of the Greeks, something ...

(4 pages) 57 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Public Art in Greece: To what extent and in what ways does the Parthenon perform the function of a gigantic billboard for the late fifth century Athens? For whom is it intended?

The Parthenon (447-432BC) was dedicated to Athena, daughter of Zeus, and she was therefore one of the major figures in the Greek Parthenon. She ... ythic history and beliefs. When the Athenian citizen of ancient Greece looked up to the entrance of Athena's temple, he saw "those Olympian gods, with their beautiful bodies richly clothed...their myt ... learly as any ancient viewer what the Parthenon was about: very simply the glorification of Athens, Athena and everything Athenian" . It was a monument to the Athenian victory over the Persians after ...

(7 pages) 83 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

A Hero's First Death, an essay on Homer's The Odyssey

to do this he also has to die andthen be reborn. When Odysseus is finally ready to die, he dies and Athena allows him to bereborn. Odysseus spends a long time fighting death. According to the w ... conquered by the sea" (5.478). All hisliving energy, his "vital force," is gone. He is dead. Athena lets Odysseus be reborn. At the point where Odysseus finally would have died, hegets "the gif ...

(3 pages) 45 0 4.3 May/2004

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

Comparison/Contrast Essay : The Odyssey and Crow and Weasel

row and Weasel both believe in the existence of a greater power. Odysseus in 'The Odyssey' believed Athena, who was a goddess, to be his guardian and the higher power that looked after Odysseus and he ... that the greater powers are gods and goddesses who look like humans and each has a different duty. Athena, goddess of wisdom, was always at Odysseus' side while Poseidon who is the god of the sea, wa ...

(3 pages) 30 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Parallels Between Greek and Egyptian Creation Goddesses

hose responsibilities the Greeks placed upon Aphrodite and Hera, Neith whose duties became those of Athena, Artemis, and Gaia, and finally Nut, who shared her essence with the three generations of Gre ... ever, despite not having any recorded relations with males, Neith is never considered a virgin like Athena and Artemis, because none of the Egyptian goddesses escaped motherhood. Similar to the myths ...

(7 pages) 79 0 2.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers