The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey have been a part of human literature for several years. Both poems are from the category of epic poetry and have a time difference of at least one thousand years apart. Their themes explore different aspects of human cultures and ideologies. The Epic of Gilgamesh is a poem from early Mesopotamian culture while the onset of the Greek civilization inspired The Odyssey. The main characters for these epics are Gilgamesh, a demigod and ruler of Uruk, and Odysseus a great warrior returning home to his wife from war.
The Greek epic poet, Homer tells the story of the Odyssey which details Odysseus’s journey home after the trojan war. Odysseus and his men face life threatening challenges including his encounters with the Cyclops, Sirens, Scylla, and Charybdis.While facing danger, the gods also tested Odysseus. Despite struggling for 20 years, he eventually prevails and returns to his wife Penelope. Not only does figurative language entertain and help the audience visualize the moments, but it also emphasizes the struggles and pain of the characters. The language depicts society’s values and helps readers understand the significance of social structure and one’s relationship with the gods.
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.
The Greek author Homer wrote an epic poem call “Iliad”. Iliad and Inferno do not have similar backgrounds. Iliad is what tells an audience about some significant events happened during the last year of the Trojan War. Even though these two poems are talking about two opposite stories Dante present a variety of classical characters as immoral, his vision of hell both Trojan and Greeks. Iliad and Inferno are portrayed in their stories about afterlife and reality.
Odysseus and Achilles were both Greek heroes under king Agamemnon in the two epic poems composed by Homer who is believed to be a Greek poet somewhere between 8th century BC. He speaks about them as the best heroes who came to fight in the Trojan war. In the Odyssey, we see how Odysseus reunites with his family after overcoming a number of hurdles across a long span of time of ten years. Illiad covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Illiad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors of the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear in the beginning. Achilles was the best fighter of the Greeks besieging Troy.
He lived during the time of the Trojans. According to myths, Achilles was part human and part god, also known as a demigod. People believed he was invincible and could not be killed. Achilles was a hero to his army because he was able to bring Troy to its knees ultimately causing it to fall. He is remembered because of Homer’s literary works.
There has been much debate in the book the Odyssey by the poet Homer if Penelope has been faithful to Odysseus out of fear or love.Now I can say for sure that Penelope has been faithful to Odysseus out of love because a lot of evidence supporting this is good. The Odyssey is about our main character Odysseus, who after winning the Trojan war has been sailing the seas trying to get home for twenty years, losing all his men and getting home after a long time while Penelope has been trying to fend off the suitors with her maids and slaves. On the book The Odyssey by Homer, the author discusses how Penelope has been waiting this entire time if she has been faithful or not. In the Penelopiad in the first two pages, Penelope discovered the truth after the Odyssey and she stated herself that she had been faithful the entire time and Penelope has been seen time and time again to be good so we can trust her on that. Second look at differently translated version of the Odyssey, in the first and second about Penelope and Telemachus, it shows that Penelope did in fact missed Odysseus.
I am also hoping to answer the question, did he really exist, or was he just a face made up in the mind of the people to provide an image of what may of been. The Iliad is a story staged ten years after the start of the trojan war. The story takes place through many battle and is essentially a political conflict between the greek gods Zeus and Achilles. Throughout the dispute between the Greek and the Trojan there are many casualties with one god supporting one side and the other supporting the other. The war ended when Achilles slayed Hector outside the gates of Troy, the gods are again at peace and hector is returned to his family and given a proper burial.
Conclusion Ovid's Metamorphoses is a collection of poems chronicling the history of the creation of the world, according to the poet written in the 8th Century CE. Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a mythological fiction series by Rick Riordan and through its modern writing depicts the story of the life of a young Demigod written in the 21st Century CE. Both these texts are as far away from each other in terms of era, language, genre and aimed demographic as can be. However, through the common thread of belief and culture, what should have been lost and forgotten has not only endured but has revitalized with renewed vigour. Therefore, it is evident that the old concept of Gods, Goddesses, Deities and Demigods have not only been re-popularised, but they also remain true to their lineage of more than a thousand years prior.
Prayers to Those Above: From Homer to Augustine To request a favor from a higher deity, people across time and location learn to pray and sacrifice to give back to the gods for hearing the pleas. Although years separate them, one can see that Greco-Roman authors often follow the same rules of praying to a god. However, even after the time of Ancient Greece and Rome can readers still find the invocation of gods with barely anything changed from the time before. Constantine's performance of prayer in Confessions is a sudden change from the those in the texts such as Homer's Iliad and Sappho's fragments students have read in the Literature Humanities course. With a sudden shift from a polytheistic Greco-Roman time to a monotheistic period, it is not