• Mythology Important Part Of History
    736 words
    Mythology: Important Part of History Bullfinch once said 'Mythology is the handmaid of literature... .' . That means that mythology is necessarily subservient or subordinate to literature. I personally think that is not true. Let me introduce myself. My name is Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and sexual desire. Mythology is important and interesting. In fact, I think I may be the most interesting of all the gods. Well, at least the most beautiful. In this auto biographical paper I will reveal to y...
  • Aphrodite Goddess Of Love
    1,034 words
    APHRODITE (a-fro-DYE-tee; Roman name Venus) was the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. She was also a protectress of sailors. The poet Hesiod said that Aphrodite was born from sea-foam. Homer, on the other hand, said that she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. When the Trojan prince Paris was asked to judge which of three Olympian goddesses was the most beautiful, he chose Aphrodite over Hera and Athena. The latter two had hoped to bribe him with power and victory in battle, but Aphrodite ...
  • Trojan War Troy Homer City
    1,736 words
    "Archaeology has proved the historicity of the Trojan War." Discuss.".. he [Heinrich Schliemann] found layers of ruins... and two bore unmistakable signs of violent destruction. One of these layers, the seventh according to more recent excavators, was no doubt the city of Priam and Hector. The historicity of the Homeric tale had been demonstrated archaeologically." - M. I. Finley, the World of Odysseus Introduction The Trojan War and its characters are detailed in the writings of Homer, Vergil,...
  • Odysseus Epic Hero
    458 words
    Odysseus Odysseus is without a doubt an epic hero. He goes on a perilous journey even though not by his choice. He saves his comrades from great evils. He is considered to be a great military tactician and he is known around the world as a great man. All of those qualities and feats make Odysseus an epic hero! An epic hero has to go on a long and dangerous journey. Odysseus has to do exactly that when he and his shipmates try to return to Ithaca after the Trojan War. They are thrown off-course ...
  • Gods And Goddesses Of Greek Mythology
    1,906 words
    The gods and goddesses that the Greek people believe in make up the Greek mythology studied today. These divine characters represent a family living on Mount Olympus who intervene frequently in the lives of the human characters in Greek plays. They are omnipresent, for they are always observing mans actions and working through human nature. The gods are a higher power, and provide explanations for otherwise unexplainable events. The gods help humans in trouble and give them guidance about the fu...
  • Sundiata Three Epic
    968 words
    Epics Sundiata was written in Africa. Gilgamesh was the oldest one written. Other works include the Iliad and the Odyssey, which were written by the blind prophet Homer. What do all these works of literature have in common with each other? The similarity that all these works of literature have is that they are all epics. What does this mean? What is an epic? The definition of an epic is that an epic is a long, narrative poem with a hero that goes on a quest. What is the hero? Well, the character...
  • Trojan War Troy City Winning
    388 words
    The Trojan War took place more than a few thousand years ago in ancient Greece. It was a war waged by the Greeks on the city of Troy. This war was said to have lasted ten years. I twas caused by the abduction of Helen by Paris. Helen at the time was married to King Menalausof Sparta. To avenge the kidnapping King Agamemnon of Mycenae and the warriors of Odysseus and Achilles followed Helen and Paris back to Troy and waged war upon the city for ten years. One day, the warriors thought of an idea...
  • The Greek Trojan War In The Iliad
    1,908 words
    The Greek-Trojan War in The Iliad The gods and goddesses that the Greek people believe in make up the Greek mythology studied today. These divine characters represent a family living on Mount Olympus who intervene frequently in the lives of the human characters in Greek plays. They are omnipresent, for they are always observing mans actions and working through human nature. The gods are a higher power, and provide explanations for otherwise unexplainable events. The gods help humans in trouble a...
  • The Odyssey And Ancient Greek Culture
    1,431 words
    Homer composed the Odyssey in the 8 th century BC. After the Trojan War, Greek kingdoms declined. Homer wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey when Greece had recovered from this war and Greek city-states were going into their eminent time. The actual stories take place earlier than Homer, during and after the Trojan War which occurred around 1200 BC. Homer wrote the Odyssey with many realistic descriptions of Ancient Greek culture. He also presented more extreme lifestyles in the way that characters ...
  • Trojan War Troy Great Greece
    271 words
    World History 6 October 2004 The Trojan War The city of Troy, now known as Turkey, was believed to had a great war with Greece. Major sources of this war include historical evidence and depictions through the epic poem The Iliad, written by Homer. While visiting Greece to request the return of a Trojan Princess, Prince of Troy Paris falls in love with the Spartan Princess, Helen. Because of their love for each other Paris and Helen return to Troy together. The abduction of Helen was the reason f...
  • Homer The Odyssey Greek Mythology
    958 words
    Homer, name traditionally assigned to the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two major epics of Greek antiquity. Nothing is known of Homer as an individual, and in fact it is a matter of controversy whether a single person can be said to have written both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Linguistic and historical evidence, however, suggests that the poems were composed in the Greek settlements on the west coast of Asia Minor sometime in the 8 th century BC. Both epics are written in an elaborate...
  • Trojan War Women Penelope Odysseus
    1,551 words
    Listen, my lords. You have fastened on the house, in the long absence of its master, as the scene of your perpetual feasts, and you could offer no better pretext for you conduct than you wish to win my hand in marriage. That being the prize, come forward now, my gallant lords; for I challenge you to try your skill on the great bow of King Odysseus. And whichever man among you proves the handiest at stringing the bow and shoots an arrow through every one of the twelve axes, with that man I will g...
  • Trojan War Odysseus Heroes Hero
    3,150 words
    The heroes of the Greeks were an intricate part of society. After the gods and demi-gods of Greece, the heroes were extremely revered by the people. One hero in particular has distinguished himself from the rest through his quest and adventures. That hero is Odysseus. Odysseus displays the necessary qualities to be honored as a hero, but also has distinguishing traits that set him apart from the rest. In order to describe the traits that contrast Odysseus from the customary Greek hero, it is fir...
  • Trojan War Odysseus Telemachus Home
    1,535 words
    THE ODYSSEY The Odyssey tells of the adventures of Odysseus. After fighting ten years in the Trojan War, the story tells it took Odysseus ten more years to reach home, in Ithaca, and his wife, Penelope. The Odyssey begins describing the current circumstances. The Trojan War is over, and all of the survivors are home except one: Odysseus. He is at the Nymph Calypso's island, detained for she wishes him to marry her. All of the gods felt sorry for him, except Poseidon. Poseidon is in Ethiopia, ho...
  • Did Trojan War Exist
    447 words
    Many have speculated about the Trojan War. It's been written about in books like the Iliad and The Odyssey. A person could read in a book about this massive war between King Priam and Agamemnon, but did this massive war ever really happen? We have all heard of the mighty wooden horse in which the Greek forces broke into the mighty walls of Troy. The Trojan War did occur and can proven by skeletons, artifacts, and other findings from excavation sites. Historians speculate that the Trojan War coul...
  • Odyssey 2 Actions Of Men
    1,168 words
    In these epics, several female characters had a profound effect on the plot. They wielded their influence through typically feminine skills and attributes: seduction, supernatural powers, intelligence, and beauty. Some of the women of The Odyssey and The Iliad influenced the actions of men, playing key roles in the epics, such as Calypso, the Sirens, Helen, or Circe; all of these women were responsible for the actions of the men. In The Iliad, Helen and Athena are two characters who display "the...
  • Who Is More Heroic Odysseus Or Achilles
    448 words
    In Webster's Dictionary, a hero is defined as a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of purpose, especially if this individual has risked or sacrificed his life. It can also be used in reference to a mythological or legendary figure, often of divine ancestry, who is favored by the gods, endowed with great courage and strength, and celebrated for his bold exploits. War or dangerous adventure is the hero's normal occupation. In my opinion, Odysseus is much more heroic than Achilles. Throu...
  • Achilles Trojan War
    1,292 words
    Achilles Achilles was one of the many, numerous heroes of the great Trojan War. He has a great story that goes along with his adventures. A man who wrote poems about wars named Homer tells his story in the Iliad. He was a great warrior of the Trojan War because of what his parents did to him when he was young. Because of what his parents did when he was young, he could not be defeated and was a major threat to other enemies, but was a great asset to the country he fought for. Achilles had two pa...
  • Famous Judgement Of Paris
    1,165 words
    The famous Judgement of Paris has nothing to do with a city in France. However Paris was the Prince of Troy. The golden apple referred to by the Judgement of Paris was the time bomb that ended up destroying the city of Troy. The city of Troy was built for Priam's father by the gods, Apollo and Poseidon, during a time in which they were being punished by having to work among mortal men. Since destiny had decreed that Troy would one day be captured in a place built by human hands, the gods invited...
  • Ancient History Hunt 8212 Greece Greek
    1,035 words
    Hunt for Ancient Greece an Internet Treasure Hunt on Ancient Greece created by M. Kelley O'Donnell Middle School Introduction | The Questions | Internet Resources — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — – Introduction On this page you will be touring Ancient Greece. Your assignment is to answer the following questions by vis...