His own writing called the Res Gestae, meaning **Great Works**, was in its most basic form a list of all the great deeds, construction projects, and many other things that Augustus did for Rome. Augustus, like his predecessor before him, exploited the mythology that his family line is descended from the Trojan hero, Aeneas and his mother, the goddess Venus. He hired many Roman poets, such as Horace, Ovid, and Virgil. The Aeneid by Virgil is one of the best examples of literary propaganda, specifically in book 7 and 8. In book 7, Aeneas travels to the underworld.
Durante degli Alighieri, also known as Dante was born on either May or June in 1265. Dante was a great Italian poet of the late middle ages. His most notable work is “The Divine Comedy”, which is considered the greatest literary work to ever be written in the world of literature. To write The Divine Comedy, he used some characters which he has read about and people from his life. Virgil who was his guide in Hell, is an ancient Roman poet who wrote “The Aeneid”.
In comparison, it’s always observed on how different scholars find the similarity of especially marital settings, characters, and as well as the wanderings of the mythological world. Different events within the life of these characters cover broadly a huge range of epic encounters that are heroic. The character, emotional and psychological development of Gilgamesh can be borrowed especially from the ancient heroic perspectives of mortality and death while comparing with Achilles. Mesopotamian civilization has had several phases in which hero Gilgamesh has been in existence, however having similar attributes. One of the earliest stories of Gilgamesh is developed from Sumerian texts, one of the most influential and well-known poems (Michelakis & Pantelis 2007).
The Greek’s Inferno: A Comparison of Greek and Catholic Underworlds For nearly 2000 years, various religions continue to perpetuate the idea of an underworld, or a place after death. For the Greeks, much of their mythology deals with Gods, Goddesses, and the afterlife. Catholics, however, base their idea of an afterlife with three levels: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, a place for people who must experience a purification of sorts. Numerous Greek writers wrote about the idea of their underworld, or Hades, one of the most famous being Homer, writer of The Odyssey. The Odyssey details the hero Odysseus’ journey back to his homeland of Ithaca.
The epic poem “Aeneid” and was created by great poet Vergil during the reign of Emperor Augustus. Like other leaders, Augustus used from these poets to spread the Roman ideology around the Empire, and within this Roman culture, and lifestyle was dictated to whole nation (Stearns, 2011, p. 152). Additionally, for centuries Virgil himself had an irrefutable impact on Romanization process because his manuscripts were used as the textbooks in Roman schools to teach the Roman culture, especially Roman language for a long period of time. Thus, as we see Romans also benefited from literature in the education system, and they used this kind of tactics to manipulate whole Rome. As the support of this point we should look the great Roman historian Tacitus’ words: “Agricola was also thoughtful to provide a liberal education for the sons of the chieftains…and his efforts gave successive result, those who were against the Latin language now became the fluent speakers” (Agricola, 21).
Analyzation of Aztec Sacrificial Myths Human sacrifice has been prevalent throughout the history of the Aztec Empire. With the practice being so important the mythology surrounding them were just as influential to their society and monumentally important to our understanding of their practices. The Aztec people had many deities that represented the sun, moon, earth, death, creation, up until the late 20th century it was thought that these sacrifices were meant to please or worship these gods. Due to the finding of recent lore, opinions have changed, specialists now believe that it was a way of humbling oneself, repaying parents, revivifying the gods, or atonement for sins committed by the gods. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the
Trident was created by the Cyclopes during Titanomachy. Poseidon also has a vehicle that is pulled by Amphitrite are half horse, half fish creature. Poseidon married Amphitrite and had a son named Triton, one of the granddaughters of the Titan Oceanus. Poseidon also the god who created the horse in an attempt to seduce
Ozymandias Ozymandias is a sonnet written by Percy Bysshe Shelley In late 1817 Percy Shelley and Horace Smith wanted to have a sonnet competition, they chose to write about the broken statue of Ramses ll also called Ozymandias that was gonna be brought to London from Egypt. Shelley’s sonnet was first published in 1818 and Smith’s poem was published shortly after. This poem was diffrent to what Shelley usually did. Ozymandias is one of the most known poets. Shelley was one of the poets who was known as The Romatics.
The Anglo-Saxons had a pagan culture that honored warriors more than anything. In the events of the poem Beowulf, the traditions of the Anglo-Saxons are properly illustrated. Anglo Saxons were people who settled in Great Britain after the Roman soldiers left in 410 A.D. They were made up of different people from Germany, Denmark and Holland. The Anglo-Saxons controlled most of