Poseidon tells Odysseus that he will suffer on his way back home. Odysseus was being watched by the gods. Athena said he was on his way to the Trojan War from Ithaca. The Trojan’s was hiding the Trojan horse. While the Greeks thought they left the Trojans attacked secretly.
Quickly, Sinon states, “it now is right for me to break the holy / oath of my loyalty and right for me / to hate the Greeks, to bring all things to light, / whatever they conceal” (II, 220-223). Sinon’s logical explanation for going against his country makes sense when his army picked him to be sacrificed to the gods. To close out his argument, Sinon explains the causes of harming or caring for the Trojan horse. Sinon carefully states, “… For if your hand should harm Minerva’s gift / then vast destruction… / would fall on Priam’s kingdom … / but if it climbed by your hands into Troy / … Asia would repel the Greeks, … / this is the doom that waits for our descendants” (II, 268-275). Sinon’s last statement triggers the Trojan’s to bring the horse inside the gates of Troy to bring doom upon Greece.
He then set off and conquered Egypt, the Persian Empire, and won a hard battle against India before his troops forced him to return home. Alexander then died at the age of 32. Most people see Alexander as Great because he conquered a lot of land, built a massive empire, and was a military genius, but Alexander was not so great. Alexander the Great did not deserve his title as Great because he gained his power by fear, killed innocent
Agamemnon Plot: The play begins with the watchman is keeping lookout for the signal indicating the fall of Troy to the Greeks. The chorus then enters and begins to tell us how the Trojan Prince, Paris, stole Helen the wife of Menelaus which then caused a ten year war. The Queen then appears letting the Chorus aware of the falling of Troy and orders sacrifices. There is a terrible storm which causes Menelaus, King Agamemnon, and many others missing. Then a guy Calchas claims it's the work of one of the gods and the sacrifice of Agamemnon's daughter was necessary to bring the winds that are needed to get to Troy.
When a person goes through a trial, he or she faces a challenge and their characters are revealed through their actions as they try to overcome it. In the movie, The Odyssey, the Greek hero Odysseus, king of Ithaca, leaves his queen Penelope on the island and goes off to battle in the Trojan War. Victorious after fighting in ten years of war, Odysseus announces that he conquered Troy alone, without the help of the gods. His hubris angers Poseidon, the god of the sea, who decides to punish him by making his return to Ithaca nearly impossible. This punishment brings forth many trials for Odysseus and his wife, Penelope.
Describe the steps that Alexander the Great and his mother took to ensure his rise to power. Alexander and his mother took many steps to ensure his power as king of Macedonia. One of the first steps he took was to have a great education. Secondly, Alexander may have gotten his father killed by his bodyguard. Lastly, the both of them killed off all potential successors to the throne, even Alexander’s baby boy, Caranus.
Athena conjured up a storm in the Aegean sea. She was furious about Ajax’s blasphemy, which occurred at the sack of Troy. -The storm destroyed Agamemnon’s fleet that Ajax was sailing. Ajax bragged that he escaped unharmed. Poseidon was not pleased with his arrogance so he struck Ajax w. his trident and killed him.
According to the myth, Minos was imprisoning his enemies in the Labyrinth so that the Minotaur could eat them. The labyrinth was such a complicated construction that no one could ever find the way out alive. Son of Minos, Androgeus, went to Athens to participate to the Panathenaic Games, but he was killed during the Marathon by the bull that impregnated his mother Pasiphae. Minos was infuriated, and demanded Aegeus the king of Athens to send seven men and women every year to the Minotaur to advert the plague caused by the death of Androgeus. The third year, Theseus, son of Aegeus decided to be one of the seven young men that would go to Crete, in order to kill the Minotaur and end the human sacrifices to the monster.
The battle of Thermopylae was a state of war with Persia and Greece in Thermopylae area in 480 B.C. In the background of this battle, the Persian King Xerxes 1 plans to invade with the desire to dominate Greece. Xerxes sent an envoy to the city states of ancient Greece and threaten to carry out a massacre if his reign does not acknowledge. However, the Leonidas who was a king of Sparta rejected to surrender, and he killed the envoy into a well. The Leonidas unites with the city nations, and he plans to prevent the Persian army.
Entry 1, 340 BC Today we are marching against the Greeks. Athens and Thebes has managed to gather a large army. It means nothing, our army shall crush theirs and their cavalry will soon be completely annihilated. The Greeks wish to meet at Chaeronea. My father will lead the military and I the cavalry.