The games played an important part in not only honoring the Gods but also celebrating the athleticism and vigor of the youth within Greece (AvantiLogic). It was also a way to unite city states with a common thread by celebrating achievements and enjoying the entertainment brought on by the festivals. These games left an important legacy of community and passion not only in ancient Greece but in modern society. This is evidenced by the continuing Olympic sports ceremony that unites countries around the world to display the athletic prowess of their nationals. The Olympic Games, arguably the most prestigious of the four festivals was held in honor of Zeus.
Donna Kay March 13th 2015 Gaunce Hour 7 Honors English Traits of Odysseus Most people think of a hero as someone who is a strong, and brave human being. Heroes usually have super-powers that help them to to achieve their mission. Some things that heroes do is get help from other sources, or leave on a journey where they have to prove themselves to be worthy of honor and praise. Odysseus faces many drawbacks and complicating situations but he rises over them all to reach his final goal of returning home to his family and son in Ithaca.
Heroes also are well liked by the people, and Odysseus is well liked by many. An example is in The Odyssey, while Odysseus is explaining himself to the gods; “I am son of Laertes, Odysseus. Men hold me formidable for guile in peace and war; this fame has gone abroad to the sky rim’s.” (Homer.9.145.19-22). This shows that Odysseus is well-known even by the gods because when he said “this fame has gone abroad to the sky rim’s” which is saying his fame has reached the gods.
Upon seeing him at first sight, Athena immediately exclaims, "'you're truly Odysseus' son? You've sprung up so!/ Uncanny resemblance ... the head, and the fine eyes'" (Homer 1.240-241). After describing to Telemachus his remarkable resemblance of Odysseus, Athena goes on to tell Telemachus of Odysseus' heroic accomplishments and his contributions to Greece's victory in Troy. As the son of a hero of the Trojan War, Telemachus is inspired to not only resemble his father physically but also through his actions. In addition to emboldening Telemachus, Athena also hints to Telemachus what Odyessus would do if he was in the palace, by saying "'he'd lay hands on all these brazen suitors . . .
Heracles, a Greek demigod and son of Zeus, is known far and wide as one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology due to his awesome accomplishments. However, Heracles is not only defined as a hero through these actions, but by his characteristics as well. In Euripides’ Heracles, his character is truly put to the test. His most prominent traits shown throughout the story are his loving devotion to his family, his kindness as both a friend and son, and his continued determination during horrendous times.
This tradition started thousands of years ago; Romans known for their power and strength, established the Roman games in a display of raw athleticism and bravery. Rome held tournaments that included different games such as: gladiator battles, chariot races, and occasionally human sacrifices to the Gods (“Gladiators”). The games fueled a sense of community among the citizens and a sense of pride for those who emerged
Athenians took pride in the establishment of their democracy built from empowerment, strategic leadership, and loyalty. This is evident in Pericles’ famous speech delivered at a funeral to honor those who have previously died in war. In his speech, Pericles boasts about all the different virtues that make up the great and successful Athenian democracy, declaring that “the admiration of the present and succeeding ages will be ours” (2). The citizens of Athens have proven themselves patriotic, courageous, loyal, and honorable- all attributes that cultivated the ultimate political freedom found in their democracy. Impressive how we view and understand this ancient city as the place of origin for equal rights and democratic values that we incorporate in today’s
In the Odyssey by Homer, one heroic trait that Odysseus shows his preeminence which articulates the Greek cultural value of leading your men to victory. For example, the theme is made apparent when Odysseus visualizes “Bow to stem, trying to put heart into them, standing over every oarsmen, gently” (782, book 12). This shows that Odysseus knows his men can overcome the fear of dying and can save themselves. This is important because Odysseus’ trait is guidance and he strongly portrays that.
The term hubris refers to the act of extreme pride in a foolish manner. Lastly, all the Greek heroes are decedents of the gods, whether it be one of the major gods or minor deities. Heroes have some form of divine relative that gives them an advantageous connection during the ancient Greek era. These traits merge together to create a traditional Greek Hero.
There are not many people who have changed the course of history for their country and brought a new hope and dynasty to them in short years of rule. Julius Caesar helped form the First Triumvirate and worked his way up to dictatorship. He brought greatness to the civilization of Rome and gave the people a leader that they would go on to love and be remembered forever. He was a great leader of the Roman Republic who innovated to the Roman Empire by greatly capturing other lands and spreading the culture there establishing its imperial system. Julius Caesar was born to Gaius Caesar and Aurelia Cotta on July 12, 100 BC in Rome.
The Emperor Augustus had strived to spread the message of his intention to bring back the “golden age” of Greece, in which there would be prosperity and peace for all. The statue had been carved by marble, and had been discovered within his wife’s villa in Primaporta. There is speculation that this specimen may have been a duplicate of an original bronze statue, and since Augustus was a powerful public figure, there may have been many more made in his
It influenced him so much that he believed that he was the (living again after a previous life) of Achilles. This set the idea that his victorious capture/romantic relationship was his by right. His military helped him overcome what is known as the western world. His most searched out military
In saying this, it is important that these behind the scene supporters are commemorated. Leonardo Dicaprio says it best by saying, “The Revenant was the product of the tireless efforts of an unbelievable cast and crew” (Leonardo Dicaprio). Leonardo surpassed expectations of recognition for his team when he mentions each person, then continues to comment something short about how they have contributed. Brie does a suitable job of stating the names, much like Leonardo, however, she seldom comments about how they supported
A legend to a great many people would be somebody who has strength and has gambled or yielded his life for others. To others a man that has found or accomplished something exceptional. In antiquated Greece a legend was viewed as a man frequently of heavenly family, celebrated for his courageous achievements and favored by the divine beings. In the epic "The Odyssey" Odysseus shows every one of the characteristics of a legend, for example, his intelliegence, quality, devotion, and strength. First a critical quality that an epic legend must have is knowledge.
Odysseus is an epic hero because he was a great warrior, came from a noble birth and was capable of great strength and courage. Odysseus proved that he was a great warrior when he stood up to the goddess of witchcraft. Odysseus proved that he came from a noble birth when he was a prince of Ithaca and became the king. Odysseus proved that he was an epic hero because capable of deeds of great strength and courage when Odysseus and his executed his plan to escape the Cyclops. Odysseus explains that he has been tested by the gods multiple times and has overcome