"The Shield of Achilles" Book Review by Research Group

"The Shield of Achilles"
The writer presents an analysis of "The Shield of Achilles" by Phillip Bobbit and offers a review of Greek society in the eighth century.
# 28050 | 2,692 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 20, 2003 in History (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Archaeology (Greek)

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This paper reviews the work in light of ancient Greek culture and society. The writer claims that this time was well organized with a set way of making decisions, a hierarchy headed by the elders, a population fully involved in affairs and heralds who serve as protection and population controls. The original document proves this mythology to be complex and extensive while it still relates directly to the real world. The writer attempts to understand and explain the story for its reader.

From the Paper:

"First, this is a society that has achieved a higher level of organization. Certainly, it is a society that has reached the Bronze Age. Civilization developed following a pattern based on the ability of the human population to learn to use different tools at different stages, different materials from which those tools were made, and different modes of food production. With the development of more sedentary habitats, urban centers eventually developed and produced civilizations with certain similar characteristics, though these developments may have taken place at different rates in different areas. Civilization began with agriculture, developed metalworking in the Bronze Age, and progressed to more advanced metalworking in the Iron Age."

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