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  • Ransom The Body Back To The Trojans
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    With our view of God, comprehending the actions and thinking of the Greek deities can sometimes be difficult. The Christian God does not take such an active role in the affairs of people's lives, where, the Greeks regarded direct involvement by the gods as a uncontrollable part of life. Naturally, divine intervention was a major variable in the equation of Homer's Iliad. Zeus, as the symbol of supreme authority and justice, made judgement calls as to the other gods' involvement in the war and re...
  • Influential Role In The Greek Trojan War
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    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...
  • God Like Achilles
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    Role of Greek Gods In the Illiad With our view of God, it can sometimes be difficult to comprehend the actions and thinking of the Greek deities. The Christian God does not tend to take such an active role in the affairs of people's lives, where, on the other hand, the Greeks regarded direct involvement by the gods as a daily, uncontrollable 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 differen...
  • Greek Army Into Troy
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    The Judgement of Paris According to the legend, the chain of events that led to the Trojan War started at a royal wedding. Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, was marrying a sea nymph named Thetis. Many gods went to the the wedding, but Eris, daughter of Zeus, king of the gods, wasn't invited because she was the goddess of discord and was going to cause trouble. Angry for not being invited, Eris decided to disrupt the wedding banquet. She threw a golden apple marked "for the fairest" among the guests...
  • Homer's Similes
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    An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how Homer's Use of Them Affected theStoryIn the Iliad, Homer finds a great tool in the simile. Just by opening the book in a random place the reader is undoubtedly faced with one, or within a few pages. Homer seems to use everyday activities, at least for the audience, his fellow Greeks, in these similes nearly exclusively. When one is confronted with a situation that is familiar, one is more likely to put aside contemplating the topic and simply inje...
  • Zeus's Order To The Other Gods
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    The Iliad is a poem divided into twenty-four books, about Troy, written in the late eighth or early seventh century B.C. by Homer. The saga is about the tenth year of a war between the Greeks and the Trojans, around 1200 B.C., and takes place before the city of Troy. While the Greeks are stood by the walls of Troy, the King, Agamemnon, does not want to return his captive Chry seis to the priest of Apollo, her father. As the Greeks persevere in their demand, Agamemnon finally agrees, but takes Br...
  • Great Warrior Of The Trojan War
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    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...
  • Tenth Year Of The War The Greeks
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    Ancient Greece Ancient Greek culture has a huge impact on the world today. It has affected the literature we read, the way we do mathematics, and even some of our television shows. It also has affected sports today. Sports like javelin, shot-put, and discus are sports that are still played today in track and field. Those were all invented during ancient Greek times by the Greek. One last big thing that has an impact on the world today is the philosophies of Greed philosophers. Philosophers such ...
  • End Of The Great Trojan War
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    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...
  • Early Greek Civilizations
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    Explain the economy of ancient Greece. Explain the role of Greek gods. Who ruled all the gods. Where did most of the gods reside? Where did the Olympic games come from? Why were they held at Olympia? Were there other contests like the Olympics? Who could compete in the Olympics? Were women allowed at the Olympics? How were the athletes trained? What prizes did Olympic victors get? Who were the Olympic judges? What was the penalty for cheating? Where did the marathon come from? Compare the differ...

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