Essays Tagged: "Trojans"

Depictions of death: Beautiful and Heroic. "Laocoon and His Two Sons" by Hagesandros vs. "Fall of the Damned" by Peter Paul Rubens

led Trojan Horse. Laocoon was a Trojan hero and a priest. Upon seeing the Trojan Horse, he told the Trojans not to accept "the gift" from their enemies, the Greeks. The Trojans did not heed his warnin ... his warning and accepted the Horse. That evening, the Greeks came out of a secret door and slew the Trojans. Laocoon attempted to flee Troy with his sons. He was attacked and killed by sea serpents, s ...

(4 pages) 100 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

The Shield of Achilles. From the Illiad.

plays a major part in the Iliad. It portrays the story of the Achaeans and their fight against the Trojans in a microcosm of the larger story. Forged by the god, Hephaestus, who was a crippled smith, ... er, children and housewives stand guard as the men march out to war. This scene is analogous to the Trojans leaving to fight the Achaeans between their shores and the city. As seen in line 625, " ...n ...

(3 pages) 148 0 3.8 Nov/1994

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Destiny,Love,and Suffering in the "Aeneid" by Virgil

tiny, Love and Suffering In The AeneidIn The Aeneid, Aeneas is on a journey to lead his people, the Trojans to a new homeland. Aeneas is a very important character because of his divine parentage. Aft ... nymphs in marriage to the ruler of the winds, Aeolus. He conjures up a great squall that leaves the Trojans stranded. Aeneas suffers the loss of many ships andcrewmen, many whom were friends. He is ti ...

(3 pages) 115 0 3.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison of Suffering in Job and Virgil's "The Aeneid"

neas also believes his "pain [is] so great and unmerited!" (Virgil 2.89). Juno's hatred towards the Trojans, however, is fueled by many things such as the descent of the Trojans from Jupiter's illegit ...

(4 pages) 77 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Structural Levels of the Iliad

e consequences and outcomes of the war. The universal war of the gods, social war of the Greeks and Trojans, and the private war of Achilles' honor are structural levels of the Trojan war. These struc ... n the gods over the apple of discord consequently lead to the social war between the Greeks and the Trojans. For example, Aphrodite promised Paris that he could have the most beautiful woman in the wo ...

(4 pages) 71 0 3.4 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Mythological Heroes

        When Achilles mother found out about the war in Troy between theGreeks and the Trojans she did not want her son to fight because she knewthat he would eventually be killed ther ... iotanddragged around the walls of Troy seven times to show his hatred and angertowards the Trojans and their hero. Shortly after the famed battle, Achilleswaskilled when he was struck, ...

(6 pages) 125 0 3.0 Jan/1994

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Wisdom vs. Strength in Odyssey.

army. They had the god Ares, god of war, supporting them against the Greeks. At the same time, the Trojans had godlike warriors such as Hector and Aeneas. On the other hand, the Greeks had Athena, go ... nd Aeneas. On the other hand, the Greeks had Athena, goddess of wisdom, to support them against the Trojans. Despite these facts, the Greeks, in the end, won the Trojan War, because of strategy. There ...

(3 pages) 39 1 2.0 Nov/2003

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

Trojan and viruses.

Under a restricted environment (a restricted Unix shell or a restrictedWindows computer), malicious trojans can't do much, since they are restrictedin their actions. But on a home PC, trojans can be l ... est of this text, we will explain about the most common types oftrojan horses.Remote Administration TrojansThese trojans are the most popular trojans now. Everyone wants to havethem trojan because the ...

(7 pages) 88 1 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Achilles as the Anti-Hero in Homer's "Iliad." Is Achilles' behavior justified, and does he change by the end of the story?

r cease. Achilles' lack of compassion perplexes the present situation involving the Achaens and the Trojans by making it difficult to figure out which side is truly good and evil--both sides have good ... watches makes his disgusting behavior incomprehensible.Zeus complies with Thetis' request, and the Trojans eventually force the Achaeans back to their ships. After many great losses, Agamemnon sends ...

(4 pages) 106 0 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Getting yourself out of a Sticky Situation (Odysseus Style) (Body Paragraph)

was to leave a single Greek behind in the deserted camp, primed with a tale calculated to make the Trojans draw the horse into the city-and without investigating it. Then, when night was darkest, the ...

(1 pages) 28 1 3.0 Apr/2004

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

How does Book One prepare us for the rest of Aeneid?

is passionately nationalistic, accentuating the suffering caused by the Greeks in contrast with the Trojans strength and success after the initial loss of the war. He hoped this would reflect the high ... nally reveals himself, Dido's explanation of how she arrived on Carthage remains sympathetic to the Trojans despite its Greek origins, emphasising their desirable characteristics. Her banquet alludes ...

(7 pages) 61 0 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

How does Aeneas present himself and his people in Book 2 of the Aeneid?

ortray himself in the face of adversity. As a result Virgil is able to emphasise the bravery of the Trojans in contrast with the merciless Greeks, showing that although the ancestors of the Romans los ... orse trick particularly highlights the deception of the Greeks contrasting with the kindness of the Trojans, thus evoking the sympathy of the audience: both Dido, whose help Aeneas requires, and Virgi ...

(12 pages) 51 0 2.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Heroes. Comparative essay about Hemmingway's "The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game"

the Phoenix from the ashes, showed their cunningness, turned the situation around and defeated the Trojans. This general plot structure is frequently obtained throughout literature in order to emphas ...

(3 pages) 39 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

How does Sinon deceive the Trojans in lines 57-144 of Virgil's Aeneid? An exercise in practical criticism.

of Book II of the Aeneid beginning at line 57 and ending at line 194, in which Sinon convinces the Trojans that the wooden horse should be brought inside their walls, is a masterful display of deceit ... his audience, and vivid and forceful in language. His general method is to involve and immerse the Trojans in his tale to such an extent that any natural cynicism is suppressed. The episode can be di ...

(6 pages) 17 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Illiad": Analysis.

great warrior's perceived presence on the battle field inspires the Achaians to fight on while the Trojans line recoils in fear. The book, while about the Trojan war, shows Achilles evolution as a pe ... ause of the Trojan War, the wife of Menelaos.Menelaos: Helen's husband and brother of Agamemnon.The Trojans These were the people defending Troy.Priam: The king of Troy, He is old but shows bravery wh ...

(6 pages) 77 0 0.0 Sep/2005

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

The Myth of Aeneas: Description of his life.

e into the city of Troy, after a stalemate of ten years, secretively placing troops inside what the Trojans thought was an offering to the gods, Aeneas was able to rescue his father, Anchises, and his ... his son, Ascanius, from the impending doom and flee the city. Aeneas's wife, Creusa, and many other Trojans perished in the Greek assault.Aeneas was addressed by the gods that night to leave the fa ...

(3 pages) 19 0 1.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Trojan War

ris for not giving them the Apple of Discord, so they helped the Greek side. Aphrodite assisted the Trojans. Zeus also favored the Trojans, but tried to remain neutral. Eris and her brother Ares helpe ... rriors hid inside it. After leaving the horse at the gates of Troy, the Greek army sailed away. The Trojans thought the Greeks had given up and had left the horse as a gift.Paris's sister Cassandra, a ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Analysis of Hector- "The Illiad"

Belonging to the Trojans, Hector was a useful and skilled fighter in the war, and was said to be the strongest on the ... y not only watched him die but also had to see his body suffer. Death was an important thing to the Trojans and it was morally destroying for Hector's family to see their son's body be mistreated. In ...

(1 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2006

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

"The Illiad" Brief Summary

in the war for the Achaeans, a devastating move on the Achaeans part, and Zeus takes sides with the Trojans. The obvious advantage of the Trojans leads to their power over the Achaeans in battle and t ... s with Achilles to return Hector's body. Achilles finally yields and returns Hector's corpse to the Trojans. Both sides agree to a momentary peace, and Hector receives a hero's funeral.

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 May/2006

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

Winter Carnival: An Analysis of Symbolism in "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles

titude toward the war efforts, which parallels Achilles disinterest in fighting the battle with the Trojans. As Achilles had a weakness, Finny's Achilles heel is his innocent perspective which leads h ...

(1 pages) 2411 1 3.5 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American