i) Each of these texts respond to phenomena relating to the Nile. The text: ‘Hymn to the Nile, ‘responds to the flooding of the Nile and how the Egyptians believed that the God Hapy who is quoted as being ‘the nourisher of all who thirst,’ (Hymn to the Nile Stanza 1 line 9) was responsible for this phenomena. This topic was significant to the ancient Egyptians because the Nile was central to their survival and without the flooding of the Nile they would have no fertile land nor be able to harvest crops for food and the people would starve. The text states that: ‘a million would perish among men’ (quoted from Hymn to the Nile stanza 3 line 5) when the Niles flood water was low. This phenomena is significant to Herodotus as it provided him with insight into the relationship between the Egyptians and the Nile and helped him better understand the God Hapy.
Further evidence can be found in Document E, a hymn to the Nile written circa 1200 BCE. In this piece, the writer praises the Nile because it “floods all the fields that Ra has created” and “produces barley and makes wheat grow” (Document
In The Odyssey, references to musicians or poets like the author, Homer, are often used to enhance the story and the character of the poem’s hero, Odysseus. Homer inserts himself and his identity as a storyteller into his story this way, creating a comparative relationship between himself and his hero. Homer’s comparative relationship, expressed through the use of the character Demodokhos, the use of deities, and descriptions of Odysseus himself, stresses the importance of storytellers as most fit to understand heroes and their stories. As directed by the poet, storytellers in the poem are most able to provide insight into those they speak about because of the similarities between them and their heroes. Directly embodying Homer and other poets,
INTRODUCTION Egypt, a country with a rich cultural heritage rooted in the deepest parts of ancient history. The Nile cutting through the landscape as if it were a life giving artery. 20km from the Nile Delta lies the vast city of Cairo the crown jewel of Egypt . Its beautiful monuments of ancient origin accentuated by modern technology. Yet for all its beauty, breath-taking wonder, and hospitable people, there remains a great need that goes unfulfilled in Egypt.
In the Nile comic, it presents how crucial is the Nile through out the history. For example, our ancient Egyptian culture is initiated because of the River Nile. In the past, men used to more from place to another one seeking the water and food. So that, the Egyptian man settle down nearby the Nile because it supports him with water and fertilized land to farm. Not only did the ancient Egyptians benefit from the Nile, but the Ottoman Empire also did.
Thus, inspiring Aeschylus to write tragic poets such as Prometheus’ Bound in order to express his own ideology and pointing the moral of tragedy. It is no surprise that Hesiod viewed Zeus as a glorified olympian hero and Prometheus as a traitor who stole fire and gave it to mankind. Aeschylus’s idea of Prometheus was conflicting to Hesiod, whereby he viewed Prometheus as a god supporting the civilization of mankind. Through thorough analysis of Zeus’ interaction with Prometheus in both Hesiod’s Theogony and Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound, this essay will be able to clarify which one of the authors had the most accurate
But Odysseus faced trials that constrained him ten years late to arrive home. His story about how he faced these trials and tests, was written in the Epic: “The Odyssey” by Homer. After reaching home, and completing the trials called upon him, Odysseus was deemed a legend and a hero. In the light of trials Odysseus went through, he revealed a manifold of
They believed that these prophecies made were inspired by God, and held a greater importance and value as opposed to other influential factors in an individual’s life such as friends (Ustinova 265). For this reason, Oedipus similarly believed and trusted the validity of this prediction, as he knew that the inferences made about his future will be fulfilled. Another evidence supporting
Hesiod, who is a Greek poet, writes history in a mythological way concentrating on social life rather than politics. Therefore, in his point of view toil and justice are the core issues of history. Hesiod mentions man’s toil as an imperative aspect as he states “…always remembering my charge, work, high-born Perses, that Hunger may hate you, and venerable Demeter richly crowned may love you and fill your barn with food (Hesiod).” Basically, this quote shows how important toil is for men in the Hesiod’s standpoint. Additionally, he represents justices as another valuable aspect in history as he states “…whoever deliberately lies in his witness and forswears himself, and so hurts Justice and sins beyond repair, that man's generation is left obscure thereafter. (Hesiod).” This statement by Hesiod elucidates that he has been for justice and asked for justice, for it is the only way to give democracy a continuation.
(Smith, 2007, first published in 1993) The great river Nile! It is at the core of the story of Egyptian Civilization; a grand tale of intrigue and magnificence. The Hapi is the deification of the Nile, and the goddess of the harvest. “The two kingdoms of Egypt and all the peoples in them depend utterly upon her and the periodic flooding of the great river which is her alter ego.” (Smith, 2007, first published in 1993) The desert tribes, stumbled across the spellbinding Nile, and settled down on its banks. The seeds of the birth of a civilization were sown.