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That's an excellent answer. In addition, two other things to consider:1. the use of the number three continues to this day, due to the Christian ideals that have later sprung from Greek (and then...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2007 11:11 am UTC

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I think that Agamemnon's motivations are more in line with his opportunity to take Troy more than in showing loyalty to his brother. Homer depicts Agamemnon as the type of leader who can seize a...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2013 9:53 pm UTC

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You are, I imagine, referring particularly to Book 22, which narrates the titanic final battle between Hector and Achilles and then Hector's death. As to who is the more "heroic", there are...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2010 5:12 am UTC

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One reason why Homer's work is considered significant is because it is believed to be "the first work of true literature in the Western tradition." The Iliad establishes the capacity and the...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2013 8:01 pm UTC

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Menelaos (or Menelaus) is the powerful king of Sparta whose wife is the beautiful Helen, whose abduction by Paris set off the Trojan War. Menelaus is also the brother of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2012 2:00 pm UTC

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You will get many answers to this. There are many extraordinary passages in the work. For my bet, I think that the prayer Hector offers the gods in favor of his son is really powerful. It is at...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2010 9:57 am UTC

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In the Iliad, the characters are to follow a heroic code. This code is a system of honor. The heroic code includes a goal. The goal of Homeric heroes is to achieve honor. Honor is essential if one...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2013 5:20 pm UTC

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While Achilles is busy sulking in his tent, his comrades are getting a good, hard thrashing on the field of battle. Without their finest warrior, the Achaeans are in big trouble against the...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2018 8:16 am UTC

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Part of what makes the Iliad such an immensely powerful work is that it renders a very challenging portrait of war. On one hand, war is shown to represent the vitality of human beings. Men, in...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2014 11:08 pm UTC

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Hecuba (Hecabe in Greek) is the wife of Priam, king of Troy, and the mother of 19 of Priam's 50 sons. Among Hecabe's children are Hector, Paris/Alexander, and Cassandra. In Homer's Iliad, Hecuba...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2011 11:45 pm UTC

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The quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles is absolutely crucial to the action of book 1 of the Iliad and provides a catalyst for much of the action to follow. Proud Achilles, the finest of the...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2020 8:32 am UTC

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The Iliad, like all great works of art, is of continued relevance because it deals with universal themes. The characters in the poem may have, what seem to us, strange names; their codes of honor...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2017 11:44 am UTC

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The Greek's did place a lot of importance on the body after death. This is why Priam begged for Hector's body back. A proper burial was very important to the Greek's. Hector was brave and his...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2013 5:34 am UTC

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The Iliad gives us a third person omniscient, or god's eye view, which is appropriate as the action that transpires outside the walls of Troy is all part of a divine plan. Everything that happens...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2019 10:24 am UTC

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One of the essential themes in the Iliad is fate and how much of it is in our control. For the women of the Iliad, much of their fate is beyond their control. Hecuba and Andromache represent...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2018 2:21 pm UTC

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Andromache is utterly crestfallen at news of her husband Hector's death. Even though she foretold his demise, it's still incredibly hard for her to handle. So she weeps and wails bitterly over her...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2019 1:40 pm UTC

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The concept of pride in the Homeric epics differs somewhat from our modern understanding of pride. The most famous Greek word for pride, hubris, indicates outrageous behavior that goes beyond the...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2011 1:18 am UTC

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I think that Homer is seeking to bring out how human beings, unlike the Gods, can change in a worthwhile and meaningful manner. Achilles' evolution is a reminder that the horrors of war can be...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2012 3:44 pm UTC

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One shared archetype in both works is the archetype of "the task." In this particular archetype, there is a task confronting the protagonist or individuals in a work. The task is massive, and not...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2013 10:07 am UTC

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The Iliad is an ancient text that includes a firsthand account of the Trojan War, a time when swords and spears were still used for battle. Ares appears in divine form as a god of war who backs the...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2019 3:08 pm UTC

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Homer's Iliad and Dante's Inferno are both epic poems that examine the negative consequences of unbridled human emotion—of giving in to unethical personal desires that harm others. A big difference...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019 5:05 am UTC

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In Homer's Iliad, Hector is the oldest son of the Trojan king, Priam, and his queen, Hecuba; husband to Andromache; brother to Deiphobus, Helenus, and Paris (who seduces Helen away from the...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2019 12:43 am UTC

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Zeus is the King of the Gods, and the most powerful god in the Olympian pantheon. He is married to Hera, his sister, and the Queen of the Gods. They both were children of Cronus and Rhea. Zeus was...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2016 1:29 pm UTC

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This is hard question to answer, because this question can be answered by two perspectives. If we only consider human women, then we can say that they are not portrayed as strong at all. For...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2012 8:29 am UTC

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I think that it is perceived that the Homeric text encompasses the entire Trojan War. That is not the case. The length of the war was about a decade. Homer's work focuses on a small period in...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2012 9:34 am UTC

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The various legends concerning Achilles' invulnerability are wildly contradictory. The most famous relates to his mother, Thetis, dipping him into the River Styx but failing to fully submerge the...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2011 12:16 am UTC

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I would like to add a comment to the fine answer above. Achilles displays arrogance whenever he has the opportunity--although only a degree away from other warriors' arrogance--and he certainly...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2015 6:21 pm UTC

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Women show the price of a warrior society on individual humans. They can't earn glory fighting, but they can reveal the ill effects of fighting. Chryseis and Briseis, for example, becomes spoils of...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2019 11:31 am UTC

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It has been established by scholars that the Iliad contains textual layers that pertain to various epochs beginning from Pre-Mycenaean era and ending at least with the ninth century BCE. Thus,...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2019 12:16 am UTC

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Achilles's death is a well-known story from Greek mythology. When he was a child, Achilles's mother, Thetis, dipped him into a substance that made him immortal, but a vulnerable spot remained on...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2021 11:16 am UTC

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The first line of Homer's Iliad references Achilles's anger which "brought countless ills" to all the parties involved in the Trojan War. Achilles fights his battles literally and figuratively...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2020 12:24 pm UTC

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Throughout Homer’s epic, the gods manipulate the humans to influence the war’s outcome. Instances when the gods trick the mortals by assuming disguises or using their divine powers can be found in...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2020 6:06 am UTC

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We should define pathos. Broadly speaking, pathos is a quality that evokes pity or sadness. Based on this definition, there are four qualities that Homer uses to provoke sadness. First, as Hector...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2015 11:40 pm UTC

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Apollo is able to help Hector kill Patroklos because Patroklos ends up not listening to the advice that Achilles gave him prior to his departure into battle. Still fuming over his perceived slight...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2013 1:50 am UTC

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A crucial and widely encompassing aspect of the heroic code in The Iliad is the sacred oath—the reason why Helen's former suitors have all come together at great personal cost to fight the Trojans...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019 8:09 pm UTC

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While it is true that Dante is sympathetic to the Trojans, it is not fair to say that Homer favors the Greeks. In fact, Homer's impartiality in the Iliad is remarkable. Hector is perhaps the most...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020 3:31 pm UTC

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Looking at the Trojan War, it is very obvious that passion played a massive role in this war. After all, had Paris not abducted Helena, this would not have prompted Menelaus to go to war against...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2020 8:57 am UTC

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On the whole, Troy makes a number of changes to the Iliad, mainly as a result of the filmmakers wanting to appeal to a modern audience. Characters are made nobler than they were in the original...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2020 3:41 pm UTC

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What is so interesting about the presentation of the gods in this epic classic is that, instead of being divine and more wise than humans, the gods are shown in many ways to be more petty and more...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2013 6:45 am UTC

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Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid are both epic poems set around the Trojan War. The former recounts battles during a multiyear assault on Troy as strange and often strained bedfellows Achilles and...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2018 12:38 am UTC

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Achilles is a central character in the Iliad and the Greek's greatest warrior. Significantly, he is the given the choice between living a long and peaceful life at home or achieving heroic fame as...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2019 3:41 pm UTC

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The Iliad is an Ancient Greek epic poem written by the Ancient Greek poet Homer. The epic tells the story of the so-called Trojan War, which was supposedly fought between the Mycenaean Greeks and...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2020 12:08 pm UTC

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Homer’s Iliad features the great warrior Achilles. As a demi-god, his mother was a sea god and his father was a mortal. This gives Achilles great strength of body and character, though he is not...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2013 6:34 pm UTC

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There are many conclusions that we can draw about Odysseus as a leader of the Greeks, but one characteristic stands out above the rest. We read about him in Homer's great poems, the Iliad and...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2015 7:48 pm UTC

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Among the monumental struggles that Homer, Sophocles, and Euripides depict in these classical Greek works, the efforts of the women emerge in complementary and contradictory ways. Issues of loyalty...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2020 11:12 pm UTC

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Apollo's question to Achilles is essentially a taunt designed to remind Achilles that he is not only fighting the Trojans but also the gods, some of whom are supporting the Greeks, and some,...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2015 2:49 pm UTC

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The differences between Hector and Achilles derive from their respective origins. Achilles is half god, half king, son of Thetis the sea nymph and King Peleus. This helps to explain why there's a...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2017 8:20 am UTC

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Two adjectives that could describe Achilles are sulky and temperamental. Achilles sulks in his tent because his sense of honor is offended when Agammenon takes Briseis, a young woman, to be his war...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2019 12:30 pm UTC

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I had to reduce the original question because each sacred text mentioned could represent another answer. I think that reposting them into separate questions could be quite insightful. I think...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2012 1:21 pm UTC

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The most important aspect of the heroic code is honor. For the Achaeans and Trojans alike, honor is won primarily on the field of battle, displayed in countless acts of physical courage. Achilles,...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2018 8:38 am UTC

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