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  • Iliad The Work Of Homer
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    The Iliad The work of Homer was very important to the Greek Civilization; it gave the Greek a structure of personality to follow. It is assure that The Iliads roots reach far back before Homers time. Homer focused several characteristics of how their ancestors behaved and such behavior was to be passed on to the new generations. In The Iliad, Homer emphasized the role of the gods in the daily events, and how every happening was based of the desires of the gods. Homer also focused on the warrior ...
  • Homer Simpson
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    The Simpsons How does a television series keep going in this time of ever changing network schedules and shows that grow stale after twelve weeks? The Simpsons have not only lasted, but it has also become a staple of American life. Many tribute this longevity to the witty and hilarious satire that is present in every episode. By using incongruity, sarcasm, exaggeration, and other comedic techniques, The Simpsons satirizes most aspects of ordinary life, from family, to TV, to religion, achieving ...
  • Epic Element In Media Res
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    What is an epic? An epic is an extended narrative poem recounting actions, travels, adventures, and heroic episodes and is written in a high style. The Odyssey, by Homer, is definitely one of the greatest classic epics known to man. This tale contains numerous epic elements such as in media res or "in the middle of things" to grab the reader's attention and make the reader keep reading to get the full story. Throughout the story, Homer included the epic element of divine intervention where the g...
  • Pandaros Despite Athena's Intervention
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    The religion of the ancient Greeks was polytheistic, consisting of the worship of various gods who presided over different aspects of human existence. In addition, the Greek gods are not spiritual beings but are anthropomorphic. They resemble human beings and tend to act in a human way, displaying all human vices, virtues, emotions, and beliefs. This anthropomorphism continues past the personalities of the Greek gods and on into their social structure: a patriarchal organization that closely res...
  • Ethical Nature Of The Gods
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    Ethics and morality are synonymous terms, both meaning customs in their original languages, Greek and Latin respectively. However, the Greek term ethics also implies character as opposed to its Latin counterpart referring to social customs. Et hike is descended from ethikos which, in turn from ethos which means character or nature. Ethos is the fundamental and distinctive characteristic of a group within its social context or period of time, typically expressed in its attitudes, habits or belief...
  • Homeric Gods
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    Assess The Significance Of The Gods In Assess The Significance Of The Gods In Homer's Iliad And Odyssey It is the gods, not fate, who are concerned with the activities of human life in both the " Odyssey could be conceived even without any intervention of the gods. Others argue that nothing happens in the poem without the prompting of a god. The wrath of Achilles is explainable in its own right; and yet Apollo and Zeus come into the picture. Do we have a divine plan or simply a human quarrel wit...

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