Whilst reading the Iliad you’re naturally inclined to follow the plight of the great Greek hero Achilles as he tears through Trojans and further advances his powerful reputation. Half god, he invites the favor of many powerful beings on his pursuit to win both the war and glory for himself. The reader is engaged by […]

In the Iliad the Ancient Greeks valued a few different qualities in their time that Homer showed. The threes most valued qualities were Courage, Piety, and Love. The qualities valued today are similarly and differently viewed by the Ancient Greeks. One of the valued qualities was courage. One act of courage was shown by Priam […]

Homer’s “The Iliad” includes female characters as major roles in the epic story. Homer seems to make several points that go in contrast with the societal views pertaining to women. Homer gives hints that society should change the negative views of women as a call to action in order to bring change to Greek society. […]

The Peloponnesian war is the war that was fought between major nations in ancient Sparta, Greece, and Athens. The fighting engulfed almost the entire Greek nations and it was considered to be one of the world’s famous wars that have held so much significance in the history of war. There are various authors and scholars […]

The term Polis evolved over time, they were the nucleus (central area) that controlled the surrounding communities. Over time it meant the Polis controlled the surrounding city states. The origins are not clearly known. Sparta Today we are gathered here at the Apella to convey news of the plans going forward to a future of […]

Being a leader means leading a group of people. People can lead a community or country very well or very bad. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus leads his country with success and prosperity. Before the time period when the play began, Oedipus already ruled Thebes for 15 years. King Oedipus sends his brother-in-law Creon to find […]

One recalls the not-so distant polemics around the place of Islam in the European Renaissance. What if Europe did not owe its knowledge to Islam? Many historians reject the idea that the science of the Greeks has been transmitted to the West by the Muslim world. Contrary to the crescendo that has been repeated since […]

The Ethics of Ancient Greek Religion: The Story of Jason and the Argonauts Ancient Greek religion is a polytheistic religion whose gods held a strong influence on the lives of worshippers during that time. Greeks depicted their gods in human form and through stories, the gods’ wrongful and unethical behavior taught you what not to […]

The Princess Bride Essay

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My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die (The Princess Bride). You may recognize this quotable line from The Princess Bride. This historic love story and action film may be a part of modern-day culture but was truly inspired by ancient Greece. Due to its elements of comedy and tragedy, heroes […]

Antiquated Greek and also Roman legends are known to be polytheistic religions which rose in Western Europe numerous years back. Both of their way of life has faith in indistinguishable divine beings from well as demigods, otherwise called half-divine beings; in any case they have distinctive names to assign them. Maybe the most popular demigod […]

According to Merriam Webster dictionary, a femme fatale is an attractive and seductive woman, especially one who will ultimately bring disaster to a man who becomes involved with her. This idea of vengeful women such has femme fatales has been shown in the arts, mainly in the theatre, for centuries even though this term was […]

Imagine, you were living in Greece a couple thousand years ago. The sights, smells, and the culture would be vibrant! But what if you were looking for some sort of entertainment, where would you go and what would you do? Seems like a no-brainer, right? You would go to Greek theatre of course! Although the […]

In today’s society, we take architecture for granted. It is everywhere today, but in ancient Greece, it was far rarer. Churches, cathedrals, temples, statues, and big hotels are all examples of modern architecture. Similarly, in ancient Greece there were temples, amphitheaters, and sports arenas; however, they weren’t everywhere like they are today. Today there isn’t […]

Greek civilizations began to emerge in the ninth and eighth centuries BCE, divided into four periods, the Geometric, Archaic, Classical and the Hellenistic. Made for trade, many metal and ceramic wares were created in exchange for grain and raw materials. With human form and proportion being the Greek artists’ main focus, a multitude of ancient […]

The Role of Women within Ancient Greek Society One of the things that interested me the most is how Greek women were depicted in the Iliad, which was an epic poem written by a poet by the name of Homer around 8th century B.C.E. in Ancient Greece. This therefore makes the Iliad a primary source […]

Introduction People act in various ways to achieve their goals despite the fact that they may encounter different challenges along the way. As a result it may not be easy to achieve the goals if a person is not capable of identifying the forces or obstacles that hinder him or her from achieving and fulfilling […]