The first event was in 323 BC and is when Alexander the Great died and his generals fought for the empire. The Hellenistic Age is considered to start here, but for a little while war broke out through the empire. When the war was over all of the rulers were Greek. This caused the Hellenistic spread as I mentioned earlier. The second event is when Theocritus was born circa 300 BC.
Print D’aulaires’ book introduces the concept of power and control within families and of dictatorships over lower ranked people. Through an introduction of the lineage of the gods, D’aulaires’ shows the length an individual will go to in order to hold power. Even sons killing fathers to gain power. In the book, the titan, Kronos, must slay his father in order to take power. In turn, Kronos’s son, Zeus, kills him to take the throne.
It is an epic poem because commemorates a few important events of the last weeks of the Greek siege of troy and the Trojan War. It is written in the mid-8th BC which is considered to be the pioneer work in the western literature and its tradition. It is most celebrated story of all time. It portays the epic subject of the Trojan war which stirs the scenes of the gorey battle, the frequent interference of greek gods, interference of fate, themes of glory, and achilles’ wrath. It later paved way for Renaissance, Roman and Greek literary writings.
William’s main argument in this book is that the rise of industrial capitalism in Europe would not have been possible without the profits derived from African slave labor. Williams does an exceptional job of demonstrating how slavery transformed England into an economic superpower. This book illustrates the economic aspects of the slave trade as it addresses who benefited from it, how it contributed to the formation of capitalism. When referencing the book by Eric Williams, “Capitalism and Slavery” the origin of Negro slavery is something in history that is disputed and misconstrued. According to William’s book slavery was caused by numerous economic
Charles J. Heglar, an associative professor at Xavier University, categorizes the typical elements of a slave narrative to follow footsteps of one of the most iconic slave narratives, Fredrick Douglass’ narrative. Heglar says the “irreversible transformation from slave to freeman” was the fundamental part of the story,
Xenophon, who authored The Constitution of the Spartans, was born approximately 430 BC and he died in 354 BC. Xenophon lived during the Peloponnesian War, which was a war fought between Athens and Sparta. What is interesting about Xenophon is the fact that he was born an Athenian, but he was a Spartan supporter. During his exile from Athens, he found safety in Sparta, and it was there that he became a strong advocator for Spartan policies and government. The second author, Strabo, was born in Amasia in Pontus, approximately 63 BC and died in approximately 24 AD.
Silvy Elsa Mathew Hum 120 3/1/18 Paper 1 - The Epic of Gilgamesh and Homer’s Iliad The two main oldest epic tales in the world, ‘Epic of the Gilgamesh’ and Homer’s ‘Iliad’ deals with many significant issues that pose a meaning in the life of an individual and communities. The Epic of Gilgamesh was written 1500 years before Homer wrote the Iliad. It tells the story of mighty hero Gilgamesh, the hero king of Uruk, and his adventures. The Iliad is an epic poem written in the mid-8th Century BCE. It describes the main events in the final weeks of the Trojan War and the Greek siege of the city of Troy.
Homer (700-800 BC), commonly credited as the Greek poet and author of Western Literature 's first and most influential works Iliad (c. 750-725 BC) and its sequel Odyssey (c. 743-713 BC). THE THEOGONY (The Birth of the Gods). The Theogony is a poem written by Hesiod (8th – 7th century BC) describing the origins and genealogies of the Greek gods and goddesses. It was composed at 700 BC and written in the Epic dialect of Homeric Greek. According to Hesiod, the world began differently.