Ancient Greece was one of the most developed countries in its time. Its many legacies still influence culture in modern society. The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event and it is every athletes dream to participate in them. They continue to unite countries all over the world in peace for sixteen days of pure love of sports. The legacy of ancient Greek drama still plays a huge role in modern society with many ancient Greek plays still being performed to this day.
Evidence of the impact of Aristotle's mentorship can be found by comparing the decisions made during Alexander's time as king and Aristotle's ideas found in the books that he left behind. Even though Aristotle was only Alexander's tutor for a short amount of time, Aristotle became a large influence in Alexander's life. As a teacher Aristotle was able to project his personal views onto his pupils as well as educational information. Alexander was a captivated student. He had special interests in lessons such as medicine and scievnce, however he also enjoyed the arts, particularly literature.
Over time, many novels have been composed but society seems to continually come back to the writings of Homer. His novels have captivated audiences around the world with their heroic qualities that audience’s can appeal to. The Odyssey by Homer displays human like characteristics that society can admire because it reveals the morals of society. The audience is with Odysseus as he suffers through heartbreak, long nights away from home, and revenge. These qualities are all possessed by humans in today’ society which makes the epic poem more relatable to today’s public.
It is a place of learning, majesty, and sheer beauty. I have been privileged to take part in something so grand in my studies. In my opinion, everyone should take part in this information so they can see it as I did. I have learned about many legends in finding out the background history of the islands of Patmos and Santorini, as well as the rest of the Cyclades. It was an experience of becoming part of the tradition.
In many mythological stories, heroes are described to be someone with great strength or someone who possess great intellect. These special characteristics help heroes achieve dangerous goals that require great strength and courage. Theseus stands out when compared to the other mythological heroes. He not only possess great strength, but he also intellect and compassion. By deciding to make everything equal in Athens, Theseus created a very prosperous city which stood out all throughout the world.
Was Odysseus a hero? The definition of hero - “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” In Homer's Odyssey Odysseus was a major part in the victory of the Trojan war, he was the one who came up with the idea of the Trojan Horse which should make him a hero only for that. All Odysseus wanted to do was to get home but some obstacles were placed in front of him preventing him from getting home, yes it was bad decisions that led these obstacles to be put there but everyone makes mistakes. But instead of falling to these obstacles he persevered and got home to his Mom, wife and son. When Odysseus gets home he is placed with another set of challenges but he still overcomes them.
The Greek poet and author of the famous stories The Iliad and The Odyssey was one of them. In the epic, The Odyssey, Homer displays Ancient Greek values and virtues through his character/hero, Odysseus. Odysseus is a true hero in the eyes of the Ancient Greek Civilization because he was intelligent, loyal, and extremely religious. During Homer’s lifetime, being religious was expected. The
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is the protagonist and shows many characteristics of being a brave hero, but he often makes many mistakes throughout his journey due to his hubris. He left home to fight in the Trojan War and showed great leadership along the way. On top of leaving Ithaca, he also left his wife and child behind. He got lost on his journey home which caused him and his crew to encounter multiple dangerous situations. While most Ancient Greek societies clearly saw Odysseus as a hero, many modern audiences would reject his hero status.
To be seen as the ideal Greek man or woman one must obey the Greek values revealed in The Odyssey. Many Greek poems and books are written suggesting how to live life as the ideal person. The Odyssey is an epic poem written by Homer. The Odyssey tells the story of the epic Greek hero Odysseus and his journey home to Ithica after winning the Trojan War. Throughout the voyage Odysseus and his crew face many difficulties.
Research Title: The Reflection of Sublime in Antihero Culture Since the ancient times, great works centering on heroes have been endlessly emerging in literature. However, due to the proceeding of time and the changes of people’s beauty-appreciation, works centering on antiheroes have been increasingly attracting people and winning a lot recognition. Unfortunately, seldom can we find researches on tragedy or on antihero culture. As far as I am concerned, the researches on antihero culture are of great significance to the exploration and understanding of human’s aesthetic value. Then, once aesthetic value is mentioned, it is undoubtedly that sublimity in aesthetic pleasure becomes a key point.