Despite the disapproval from his wife, Hektor believes that he must “stand up bravely, always to fight……., winning [his] father great glory, glory for [himself].” He must prove his devotion to the heroic code. Homer compares Hektor to that of an eagle to show how much confidence he has in his own skills and how much passion he was for glory. Homers simile helps to portray a vivid image of not just his swift fighting style but also his greatness. Achilles is portrayed as “trembling hare” to boost Hektors heroic image even more. Achilles does finally step up to fight but not for the reason an eagle would defend its nest.
The movie 300 is based on the story of the 300 spartans that stood against the entire Persian army. The story takes place in 480 B.C. in either August or mid-September. During this time Persia had been conquering any lands around it and finally set its sights on Greece. Learning of this and knowing that the persians would attack Leonidas asked the council of sparta to give permission for the army to fight against persia.
When Achilles was killed in battle by the king Paris , it was Odysseus that had successfully got the warrior's body and armor in the thick of heavy fighting. During the funeral games for Achilles, Odysseus competed once again with Telamonian Ajax to claim the title. Theist said that the arms of Achilles would go to the bravest of the Greeks, but only these two warriors were brave enough to claim the title. Odysseus is an epic hero because he is strong.
He enlists into the regiment with immense dream, becoming a hero in the battle as the ancient Greek soldier did. He desires far from noble; Henry hopes that an impressive performance on the battlefield will immortalize him as a hero among men based on his dramatically belief. Ironically, Henry runs from his own intelligence in order to justify his cowardice by condemning the soldiers who escape from the battle are “wise enough to save themselves from the flurry of death." Henry's lack of a true moral sense aids Henry to restore his fragile self-pride If others call him a hero, he believes he is the one. His first focused desire to get good reputation makes him to distort the reality and his moral acknowledgement.
All Spartan kings, nobles, and scribes had to have been to war and acted nobly during their battle. Young Spartan boys would be trained in the forests for war to ensure their strength in battle. Spartan warriors not only had to be physically prepared for battle, but had to know how to strategize their attack. Such years of training would give future military commanders and king’s knowledge of war operations and the ability to devise stronger and more effective war tactics. This ability to plan wisely when preparing for battle, after many years of experience, gave Spartan kings and military officers an advantage over empires with less experienced leaders when heading into war.
A significant amount of being a hero involves physically fighting. One could say since Achilleus is fighting and presenting a hope of victory for the Argives then he is portrayed as more heroic. However, hero’s are praised for their selflessness in battle and their good hearts, not acting on anger and revenge. Patroklos sets a good example of a hero, with such empathy for his countrymen he says, “… such grief has fallen upon the Achaians. For all those who were before the bravest in battle are lying up among the ships with arrow or spear wounds” (XVI 22), and then pleading with Achilleus to let him go into battle.
Odysseusis the son of Laertes. Odysseus is strong, brave, and Odysseus skills in fighting showed repeatedly and his willingness is mostly shown threw the fight between the Trojan's. Here is my first reason, Odysseus is a man of outstanding of wisdom and shrewdness. He shows great leadership and brave. Odysseus, is strong because according to the Editors of Encyclopedia Bretannica it said that he had lead his army to the fight against the Trojan's and won the fight.
The ancient powerhouse of Greece, Sparta, was a city-state that was based around military. They were known for many reasons and continue to influence history today. The Spartans reached the top of their run of success after defeating the Athenians in the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C). The ideals and morals of the Spartans were based upon loyalty to the military and the entire city-state. Many scholars idolize the Spartans because of the rights that women held and their place in society.
Sparta was the land power of its time and its hoplite’s (Soldiers) were drilled and trained to perfection. The Athenian’s had the overall maritime power at the time and supported by a walled capital. The Spartan leader warned his king’s men about the overall strength and power of the Athenian’s. However, the loyalty to the Spartan King and his orders the Spartans marched through Attica ravishing and destroying the Athenian estates and farms. The Spartans encamped waiting for the Athenian herald’s for a plan of attack hoping for a short war however, the Athenians decided not to make contact with the Spartan’s and remained behind the capitol wall.
They were taught to be brave and courageous at a very young age, soon evolving into soldiers for the military. DOK Level 2 – Question: Summarize how Spartans laid the groundwork for military principles used in the modern world. One of the ways the Spartans laid the groundwork for military values used in the modern world is when the 300 Spartans stood up against the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae, which symbolized selflessness, which is used in the military today to show bravery, honor and responsibility. The second way that Spartans
He failed, so the Persians retreated. Eventually, Pausanias took his troops down into the ally, Pausanias took his troops down into the plains where they were still separated from the Persians, but only by a row of hills. He divided the army, creating a diversion. The Persians attacked but were met the united army of Greeks, led to victory by the
Now Leonidas commits his most noble act as a Spartan, he fight until not only his life was taken but every soldier on that battlefield facing the Persians. This is not only a heroic moment but also a very honorable, and memorable moment. This was such a great act of Leadership that it went down in history as one of the most amazing battle ever fought by any civilization ever.This was because the Spartan King was able to provided just enough time for his people and allies to make preparations for the oncoming attacks and how the Spartans were able to hold back an unbeatable opponent . This caused when the Persians attacked later on it was useless because of the time given to them by the incredible leadership of leonidas and his 300
Njal had many children and raised them to become great warriors in their own way. Njal is well known for adopting children and raising them like his own. Njal offered to be the foster father of Thorhall and raised him to become the greatest lawyer in Iceland. Njal also offered to be the foster father for Hoskuld when his father was killed by Skarphedin. Njal raised Hoskuld to be well-mannered and a strong fighter which earned him the respect of his brothers.
Instead, Alexander challenged him to stand and fight, and he wanted to meet again in Gaugamela where Darius would again run away, but this time he would meet his death. In conclusion, Alexander the Great changed many things in the ancient world. He was a very brave man and used that to conquer the Persians and take over the position as king. Alexander found out he is the son of Zeus. He won many of battles and even when afraid he did not show it.