Selected Section from "The Iliad" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Selected Section from "The Iliad"
An analysis of a passage from Book 5 of "The Iliad".
# 134962 | 1,250 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (Greek and Roman)

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This paper analyzes 20 lines from Homer's epic book "The Iliad" with a focus on the text by Richmond Lattimore. The paper addresses a series of questions involving the context of these lines, special points in the text, the identity of the speaker and the kinds of style employed. The paper then makes general observations about the story, the book and the culture.

From the Paper:

"The selected passage beginning on line 755 and ending in line 775 of Richmond Lattimore's translation of Homer's "The Iliad" begins with a conversation between Hera "Goddess of the White Arms" and Zeus. Hera is Queen of the Olympian gods and wife of Zeus. She is also the Mother of Ares and in this part of the story a supporter of the Achaians who are led by Agomemnon. Zeus is the father of the gods. He is the most important figure on Olympus. Zeus is also husband to Hera, and the father of Athene, Ares and Apollo who are also mentioned. Zeus is unsure how to act as he does not..."

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