• The Impact Of Women In The Iliad
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    The Impact of Women in The Iliad Women have always been recognized for their strong influence on the actions of men. Because of his love for Delia, Samson told his secret of his power and ended up losing it. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Lady Macbeth urged Macbeth to commit murder. More recently, Eleanor Roosevelt strongly influenced the decisions that Franklin D. Roosevelt made. Women of Homer's epic, The Iliad, were considered primary instigators of the Trojan war. The characteristics attributed ...
  • Iliad Zeus Aphrodite Gods
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    The goddesses have a major role in both epics as Helpers of men. They have varied reasons for this. One is a maternal instinct. This is displayed in the literal mother-son relationships of Aphrodite and Aeneas, Thetis and Achilles, and the protective instinct that Athene displays in Book 3 of the Iliad when Pandarus arrow shot an arrow at Menelaus and she "took her stand in front and warded off the piercing dart, turning it just a little from the flesh, like a mother driving a fly away from her ...
  • Ares God Of War
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    Ares was the Greek god of War. The Romans had a similar figure in their religion, whom they called Mars. Ares was the son of Zeus and Hera. Hebe, Hephaestus, and Epis were his siblings. Ares was hated by most of the gods for his cruel and violent manner. Being the god of war, he would ride into battle on his chariot pulled by his horses, flame and terror. Also accompanying him in battle was his sister Epis (Goddess of Discord) and Hades (Lord of the dead). There is one goddess who loved him, an...