The reason why so many of their people died is because they had killed them. Either in battle or in the coliseum, many of the Roman people died for entertainment. One of the main focuses in Jerry Toners “The Day Commodus Killed a Rhino” is the Roman Games and what they brought to the Roman culture. As Toner wrote of the games themselves, the participants and spectators, and the overall reflection of the games on the Roman people and those around the games we find that people all around would be killed. So if the Roman Empire was so powerful then why did so many of its own people die to the Roman games?
The actions inspired by vengeance and justice in Homer’s Iliad shows how detrimental the effects can be on others. The Justice seeked by warlike Menelaus causes pain and suffering to many on all sides of the war. Paris by abducting Helen hurt Menelaus’s pride, “Menelaus had in mind taking revenge on the man who’d injured him” (Homer, Iliad 3. 26-27). Seeking this revenge Menelaus
They were disrespecting religions and wiping out an entire city, which is very barbaric. Finally, the Mongols also did some very bad stuff to Baghdad. The Mongols had done similar stuff to Baghdad like they did to Azerbaijan. According to lostislamichistory.com, the Mongols destroyed Baghdad for a full week and showing no discretion towards them whatsoever, they destroyed mosques, hospitals, libraries, and palaces. The Mongols once again disrespected another religion along with destroying and the entire city.
The gods were mad at "Enkidu" and they killed him. Their friendship meant the world to Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh wanted to be immortal so that he would be able to escape death. Therefore, that is not what it was
He wasn’t nice to the slaves either; he was cruel to them and even killed some of them on purpose. These slaves worked very hard to rebuild the island that “disappeared”, even though they were treated very
Many of the natives died due to Columbus. Him and his crew forced many of them into labor because they did not have the gold or the spices he came there for. He brought some of them back on ships for slavery and many of them died on the way due to being malnourished by Columbus and his crew. While Columbus and his crew were back with the natives, they killed the natives that refused to give their items and jewelry away, So the king and
Both Achilleus and Odysseus reacted violently towards things that angered or offended them. Achilleus went on a rampage and did not show mercy to anyone on the battlefield following Patroklos’s death and, Odysseus killed everyone that had violated his honor during his absence. Both heroes were ruthless and their violence left the subsequent generations a clue about ancient Greek culture. Violence was important and without it, Achilleus and Odysseus would not have been considered as Greek
Also, due to past disastrous event, specifically when Oedipus killed his father and married his mother, it had angered the gods and cursed the Oedipus’ family. This is evident in the following quote: “Where once the anger of heaven has struck, that house is shaken” (Sophocles, pg.215). It can also reference the gods have the ability to cause great trouble to a person or family. Furthermore, this stanza, once again, implies that the gods will take revenge and bring hardship to the Oedipus’ family members.
In the Greek Tragedy Oedipus, Oedipus’ fate and lack of knowledge and arrogance leaves him and his family in shambles. Upon finding out that he is not only the reason everything in his kingdom of Thebes is dying, Oedipus also realises that he's has inadvertently fulfilled a prophecy saying that he will kill his father and mary his mother. Driven to the point of extreme anguish his wife/ mother changes her self, upon seeing that Oedipus gouges his eyes out. Later on in Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone Oedipus’ two sons have killed each other in battle before the play starts, and one of his daughters Antigone, ends up hanging herself because
After pushing away every member of his family and causing confusion throughout the kingdom, Creon is faced with a new reality- he lost everything. He sent Antigone away to be locked up till her own death takes her, his son Haimon and his wife Eurydice took their own lives, and the prophet and people of the city look down upon Creon as he aches for his own death. Creon comes to a quick realization of his misfortunes at the sound of his poor wife 's last breath. With fear, he states "I have been rash and foolish. I have killed my son and my wife.
The Odyssey family wasn’t really close because Odysseus cheated on Penelope and Penelope always stayed loyal to Odysseus. When someone were to leave for a while they would have to send messages over paper instead of phones that we have now days. Telemachus, Odysseus son didn’t know his father till he came back to his country. When Odysseus came back to his country, he and Telemachus went to visit Odysseus father to see how he was doing because he missed him.
Poseidon When poseidon he was eaten by his father Cronus but later saved by his brother zeus who forced cronus to vomit up all of his brothers and sisters. Cronus was killed by his own children and they divided up the power of the world to each other, poseidon winning the power of the sea. Poseidon has two brothers, zeus and hades, and three sisters, hestia, hera, and demeter.
In the Odyssey, there were many gods/goddess’ that affected Odysseus. Though there were some in particular that stood out. The Odyssey is a story about a hero named Odysseus, who must go through many challenges; just to get home to his wife. In this essay, it will talk about the three gods/goddess’ that affected Odysseus the most. Them being Hermes, Poseidon, and Athena.
Humanism and Heroism Odysseus showed lots heroism and humanism throughout his dangerous journey. His humanism was shown with encounters that delayed his journey and that endangered it. Also Odysseus showed heroism when he took down dangerous obstacles that took his ca down. Another way his heroism was shown was steering his crew away from danger and back home. Calypso showed lots of affections towards Odysseus and held him as a prisoner.
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Greek gods usually use their powers to control the life of the Ancient Greeks. They would help whoever was in their favour, doing things such as giving magical gifts, and punish those who wronged them. However, the men in their society are the people portrayed heroes. The fathers are expected to bestow their sons with a sense of heroism, or courage, and self-identity.