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- In Homer s epic, The Odyssey, various aspects of the ancient Greeks are revealed through the actions, characters, plot, and wording. Homer uses his skill as a playwright, poet, and philosopher to inform the audience of the history, prides, and achievements of the ancient Greeks, and, also, to tell of the many values and the multi-faceted culture of the ancient Greek caste.
- In The Odyssey, the act of storytelling plays a significant role in revealing the story of Odysseus. Each storyteller reveals a part of the past of Odysseus and his heroic deeds. Each of their stories gives insight into what a hero should be, according to the standards of the Greek society, and they each reflect a different aspect of a hero.
- Odysseus heroismThe journey in Homer’s tragic poem involves a test which will prove whether the main character, Odysseus, is worthy of achieving his goal. To be worthy is to posses the qualities of a hero, such as strength, courage, faith, intelligence, politeness, hospitality, respect for the gods and attachment to his family.
- In book XI of the Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus meets with several members of the underworld. These “shades” of death help Odysseus understand the importance of returning home; thus, giving him decisive steps in his re-education of life. Of the many “shades” Odysseus speaks with, the three that extend beyond the others are Antikleia, Agamemnon, and Akhilleus.
- Every boy would like to be characterized as a man Most look to age or the way they see their own maturity to determine manhood for themselves Neither age nor self-image can determine whether or not you have become a man In that time, arete would be used to determine one?s manhood Early in the Odyssey, we see Telemakhos daydreaming as an untrained boy The book says, “…-for he, too, was sitting there, unhappy among the suitors, a boy, daydreaming”(277) He is no comparison to Odysseus as a leader or fighter As the book goes on, we see Telemakhos become more and more like his father By the end of
- The impact of the passage in question is so important because it is when Odysseus returns to his home and kills the suitors. This is a large part of the final resolution, it al begins with this, for once the suitors are gone Odysseus is free to reclaim is post in society.
- In the limited experience of my young life I have not come across too many circumstances where I have been under what I would call a true leader. In order to be able to state what I think a true leader to be, the first problem for me is what truly constitutes a leader.
- Even though Homer’s The Odyssey (eighth century B.C.) and Kalidasa’s Sakuntala (fourth century A.D.) were written more than twelve centuries a part, many similarities can be found in the roles that the rulers in each play. The stories not only reflect the values of the cultures and times, but they also give a glimpse into the public and private lives of the nobility.
- In order to be considered an epic, there are certain qualifications and standards that a piece of literature must meet. The themes and motifs incorporated in these stories are universal and the plot lines are both historical and entertaining. These epics are long poems that were originally expressed orally and later transcended into written works.
- ?Summit of the Americas? held by heads of 34 countries, were as follows: (1) preserving and strengthening the community of democracies of the Americas, ( ) free trade area of the Americas (FTAA), (3) eradicating poverty and discrimination in the hemisphere, (4) education (Americas Net).
- In Ancient Greece, after 800 bc , new ideas came to the forefront concerning the governing of society These ideas led to a more organized leadership and a government whose decisions were primarily based on majority rule This system took the form of city-states, large self-governing towns These city-states were founded on principals of “freedom, optimism, secularism, rationalism,?[and] the glorification of body and mind” Accompanying these principals was an obligation of fierce loyalty to the city-state and a willingness to shed blood for its betterment These ideals, while ambitious and noble,
- ". . . and he left pain and lamentation to me. Nor is it for him alone that I grieve in my pain now (The Odyssey, Latimore, I.
- ?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.
- “Don’t kill the man, don’t touch his wife, or face a reckoning with Orestes the day he comes of age and wants his patrimony. Now he has paid his reckoning in full.
- The Journey of Odysseus and Telemachos In The Odyssey written by Homer and translated by Richard Lattimore, several themes are made evident, conceived by thenature of the time period, and customs of the Greek people. These molded and shaped the actual flow of events and outcomesof the poem.
- 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 Homer did not compose the Iliad and the Odyssey; only compiled over the centuries by many different storytellers
- OdysseyThe 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.
- This is directly connected to the voyage of Odysseus, in that they both lead to the same finale, and are both stepping stones towards wisdom, manhood, and scholarship. Through these voyages certain parallels are drawn concerning Odysseus and Telemachos: the physical journeys, the mental preparations they have produced, and what their emotional status has resulted in.
- “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).
- No other texts in the Western imagination occupy as central a position in the self-definition of Western culture as the two epic poems of Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey . They both concern the great defining moment of Greek culture, the Trojan War. Whether or not this war really occurred, or occurred as the Greeks narrate it, is a relatively unanswerable question.