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  • Ancient Times Of The Greeks
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    Homer Homer, a greek poet and one of the first of his time wrote, 'The Odyssey and The Iliad. ' There is much not known about this man but the few pieces of information written about him. He is believed to lived between 1100 through 800 B.C. seeing how The Iliad revolves around the Trojan War. Many historians believe him to be the first of man to write literature of the western world. The only resources on him are from the ancient times of the Greeks. The Greeks looked at him as the greatest poe...
  • Suffering Mother In The Odyssey
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    Women Portrayed in Homer's The Odyssey Women were very important to the Greeks, and they showed this value in many ways. In The Odyssey Homer shows us the different ways women were looked upon through female characters, such as Penelope, Naussica, and Anticlia. With Penelope, a faithful and loving wife to Odysseus, Homer reveals to us how the Greeks believed wives should act. She was loyal to Odysseus the entire time he was away on his journey, and even when it appeared as if he had passed on sh...
  • Homeric Writings
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    Homer and His Writings "A hero is one who is born illegitimately, out of the fear of the prophecy of his future greatness, is abandoned by his father, is save by animals or others and raised by a lowly couple, fights wars, returns home triumphant, defeats his persecutors, frees his mother, becomes king, founds a city, and dies young (In Quest of the Hero vii)". Homer took this theory to heart in his writing the Odyssey. Homer was constantly using each one of these components and many of them can...
  • Homer's First Epic Poem
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    Homer: His Life and His Works Greeks had used writing since c. 1400 BC, but it was not until the late 8th century BC that their literature was first written down. Greek literature began in Ionia with the brilliant epics of Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey. These mature products of a long tradition of oral poetry brought together a vast body of divine and heroic myths and sagas that served as a foundation for much subsequent Greek literature. The epic view of humankind had a lasting influence on ...
  • Odyssey And The Aeneid
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    Comparative Analysis of the Aeneid, Odyssey, and Iliad The Iliad and the Odyssey are two of the best Greek epics written by Homer. Despite their popularity, almost nothing is known about the author beyond the existence of his masterpieces. Surprisingly enough no concrete evidence of his existence is available; not even to confirm the same person created the two works. The authorship of the Iliad and the Odyssey were debated even in the times of the ancient Greeks. Many scholars have argued that ...
  • Clear View Of Evil In The Odyssey
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    The Iliad From the beginning of time and continuously through the ages there has always been the struggle between good and evil. Through the Odyssey Homer presents a clear view of both good and evil. Odysseus, the hero and main character of the Odyssey, is portrayed by Homer as the unequivocal essence of goodness and all that is right. Penelope, being the heroes wife, is also depicted by Homer as being purely good. Through Telemachus, Homer once again illustrates a clear view of goodness and all...
  • Iliad And Odyssey
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    The Odyssey is the product of a society in which the dominant role was played by men. In ancient Greece, just as in the whole of the ancient world, and in America and Western Europe until the last century, women occupied a subservient position. Society was organized and directed by men, and all of the most important enterprises were those which men arranged and implemented. Women were valued, but they participated in the affairs of the world only when they had the tacit or open approval and perm...
  • 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...
  • Homers Epics
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    The Odyssey is one of only a few epics still in existence today. An epic is a long narrative poem which focuses on the lives and struggles of a great hero or heroes. Homer used many literary techniques to make his poetry more fully understood. He was very versed in his Greek gods and uses them as great heroes. The Odyssey was written approximately 2500 years ago. Top scholars have spent much time attempting to confirm who created these epics, The Odyssey and The Iliad, when they were written, an...
  • Homer's Odyssey
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    A Common Thread While outwardly similar, the characters Aeneas and Odysseus are inwardly as different as the authors that brought them to life. The respective views of the authors societies on gender, race, and social conduct are seen throughout the epics in the characterization and interaction of their heroes. Despite these differences, however, there remain certain parallel themes in the two works that build off of the similarities and differences in the plot structures: honor, the role of fat...

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