Essays Tagged: "Homer"

FATE - Would Homer and Virgil be the same with out it?

written for AP English class Exam Paper -Fate - Would Homer & Virgil be the same with out it?In Virgil's Aeneid and Homer's Iliad, a picture of the su ... with the inevitable outcome of certain events, outcomes that cannot be changed by men or gods.Both Homer and Virgil allude to the existence of unchangeable laws, one of which is the mortality of huma ... nchangeable law is the period of limbo that is said to await the souls of the unburied after death. Homer indicates this law by writing of Patroklos' spirit's return to remind Achilles that, until he ...

(4 pages) 120 0 3.3 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Odyssey and It's Relation to the Greek Ideal Of a Sound Mind and Body

ody, not only one or the other, to be ideal. This is the Greek concept of a sound mind and body. In Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus and Telemachos, had to have and/or achieve a sound mind and body, to be th ...

(5 pages) 83 1 5.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Classic World

, astronomers, and scientists contributed to the development of many of theluxuries we enjoy today. Homer, author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, made contributionsto the field of literature through his ... from the Classical World since its development bymany authors and playwrights of this time period. Homer, author of The Iliad and TheOdyssey, affected prose and poetry through his writing of Homeric ...

(2 pages) 76 2 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Georges Seurat: The Neo-Impressionist

ool where he copied plaster casts and he then studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1878 and 1879 (Homer 7). The young Seurat was strongly influenced by Rembrant and Francisco de Goya. Seurat spent h ... and spontaneous nature of Impressionism with the use of science to derive strictly composed works (Homer 23).In the time of his formative years, Seurat was drawn to the works of the coloristic tradit ...

(4 pages) 103 0 3.0 Nov/1995

Subjects: Art Essays

2001: A Metaphorical Odyssey

ew revelation to fuel his cause.Every myth has a character that breaks the mold of the ordinary. In Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus is the character that broke the mold of the other mortals. He displaye ...

(3 pages) 139 2 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A review of William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"

passed away. He also tries to state is to always expect the unexpected, like when Miss Emily killed Homer.Faulkner chooses to use third person narration in this particular story for a couple of reason ... out many things about Miss Emily's past. For instance the death of her father, the love she had for Homer, and how she felt the need for affection. Those ideas she would have kept to herself, if she w ...

(3 pages) 250 0 4.1 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay Comparing the Religions of the Modern to Thoose of the Ancient Greeks As Representated in the Odyssey

ligion and death differ with the view of other cultural groups? Death, the way it is represented in Homer's book, The Odyssey, is always caused by human error. Whether their death was caused by greed, ... ess of war and wisdom, is discussing the matter of Odysseus with Zeus, the head god and god of sky (Homer 10). Of course these are not the only Greek gods and goddesses. Other examples of Greek gods a ...

(3 pages) 114 0 2.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Odyssey: Telemachus And His Development

occured in the epic was the development of Telemachus. Telemachus is a very complex character that Homer develops from beginning to end. From the beginning when is a mere shadow of his father to near ... long from the house, and so regain his loyal honors, and reign over his own once more'(The Odyssey, Homer, 1980 Oxford University Press, W. Shewring)(pg. 17)It is not till Telemachus receives divine a ...

(4 pages) 162 1 3.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

"A rose for Emily" (Faulkner) or something more? Talks of symbolism

nges, how her hair and some other items helped to show her resistance to change, how the room where Homer died shows that she loved Homer and her desire to stop change, how Homer's name and actions su ... bolize innocence, but she begins wearing black clothes, much like a mourner's style of dress, after Homer presumably disappears. Emily's change in appearance shows that she has become soiled in some s ...

(5 pages) 486 0 3.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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 ... attle for glory, not honor; that Achilles is the first yuppie, according to Russell Baker; and that Homer does not like Achilles as much as he seems to like Hector or even other characters in this poe ... believes that the universe revolves around him and that everyone believes that he is the best. Even Homer refers to him often as the "godlike Achilles," which reflects on his personality, especially a ...

(3 pages) 54 1 2.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Greek Gods in the Iliad

rollable 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 symbo ... his word to Thetis that Achilles would gain much glory showing his involvement on a personal level.Homer used the gods and their actions to establish twists on the plot of the war. It would not have ...

(4 pages) 130 0 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

ance about the future. 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 pla ...

(7 pages) 254 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

loyalty in "The odyssey" by Homer and "The Pearl" by Steinbeck

a cause may be an admirable trait, but it can lead to either positive or negative consequences. In Homer's epic The Odyssey and John Steinbeck's novel The Pearl there are characters that show great e ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

John Keats poem's "First Looking into Chapman's Homer", "Seeing the Elgin Marbles for the First Time"

John Keat's poems, On First Looking into Chapman's Homer, and On Seeing the Elgin Marbles forthe First Time, express an irresistible, poetical imaginat ... s and expressed them verbally with delicacy and reserve.In the poem On First Looking into Chapman's Homer, the description of his experiencesoverflows with youth and excitement. But as the poem contin ... kingdoms, he never truly realized the wonders of thesethings until reading Chapman's translation of Homer. Crossing many western islands bards havesung about, he never was able to comprehend their tru ...

(2 pages) 111 0 4.2 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"The Odyssey" by Homer

The story, The Odyssey, was written by Homer and translated to English version by Samuel Butler. The main character in Odyssey was Odysseus ...

(7 pages) 97 1 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"Animal dreams" by Barbara Kingsolver

s not appear physically but haunts mentally. She is Codi and Hallie's mother Alice, the late wife ofHomero Noline. Throughout the novel Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver Alice impacted the character ... ngsolver Alice impacted the characters, action,and theme(s).When Alice passed away she took part of Homer with her. What she left was a misfit of time and circumstance;an emotionally distraught and di ...

(2 pages) 72 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Odysseus is not a Hero

he goodness of his heart." Odysseus, who is the main character of the book "The Odyssey" written by Homer, would fit the dictionary¹s definition of a hero; but if you go deeper, looking at what p ...

(3 pages) 99 2 1.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

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 tra ... een the gods and mortals, the Trojan War probably started because of a reason other than the reason Homer gives. If Homer were a woman, then he would have directed his audience into believing that wom ... nce into believing that women were at a higher level than men were by use of his epics. Ultimately, Homer would be utilizing his feminine characteristics when telling his stories with underlying messa ...

(5 pages) 228 3 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The qualities of Beowulf

es inspire, 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 a ... eroes in 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 th ...

(4 pages) 85 0 4.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Herodotus: Greek Historian

nderstand a bit about him. The last six(6) pages will speak of or mention other historians, such as Homer, Anaximander, Hecataeus, Thucydides, Machavelli, Plato, Sophocles, Theopompus, and Philistus i ... ores of the Black Sea to the Don River. (Bailkey, 57-102)The first to write about Greek history was Homer, but when Herodotus and Thucydides began their writing it was a different type, primarily beca ...

(31 pages) 210 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers