Essays Tagged: "Beeswax"

Traits of an epic hero

ong he is also very intelligent. He knows when to do the right thing at the right moment. He carved beeswax from an enormous cube to give to his men to put in their ears so they didn't have to listen ... ir ears so they didn't have to listen to the Siren's songs. Since Odysseus didn't have any leftover beeswax for his ears, he had to resist the temptation of hearing the songs. Secondly, he tricked the ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Odysseus: What his Decisions Say

devises a plan from to pass the island of the seductive Sirens. He has his men plug their ears with beeswax and tie him to the mass of the ship. He is therefore the only one who hears the songs, and t ...

(3 pages) 1920 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


g attack to Greece by writing it directly on the wooden backing of a wax tablet before applying its beeswax surface. Wax tablets were in common use back then as reusable writing surfaces, sometimes us ...

(9 pages) 22 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science


(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology