Chryses Essays

  • The Iliad Analysis

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    Saeed 1 Saeed Al Khoory Mrs. Jihan Al Mouallem English Literature and Arts 21 October 2014 The Iliad Theme Analysis The Iliad begins when the Trojan War had already begun and was in progress. It focuses on the events that took place in the ninth year of the Trojan War. In the first line of the book, one of the most constant and epic themes established is ‘Rage’ which is mainly driven by ‘Pride’. In this first line, the theme of rage established is the rage of Achilles. However, in the book

  • Themes Of Fate In Oedipus The King

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    The history of Greek tragedy shows common themes of fate versus the choices people make, also known as free will. They also show dramatic irony. The reason most Greek tragedies exemplify these themes is due to their beliefs in the Gods of that era such as Apollo, Hermes, and Athena, etc. who would often give prophecies on the fates of people. Particularly, in Oedipus the King, there was a prophecy from Apollo that in the end was revealed to have come true. The presence of whether fate or free will

  • Power Of The Gods In The Iliad And The Odyssey

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    fate. For example, in Book I of The Iliad, Apollo 's priest, Chryses, prays to Apollo for revenge on the Achaians. Agamemnon, an Achaian, has Chryses 's daughter Chryseis held captive and refuses to let her go. At Chryses 's request, Apollo shoots arrows at the Achaians, which create a plague that lasts for nine grueling days. This scene illustrates that the gods are often willing to butt in on human affairs as they see fit. Since Chryses is a priest of Apollo, Apollo thinks

  • Ancient Greek Culture Essay

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    a god. The Iliad also shows the importance of sacrifices and prayer in Greek culture. Also in Book I, Odysseus sets sail to return Chryseis and plead Chryses to end the plague. Chryses assents and has the Greeks help prepare an animal sacrifice of the hundred oxen that were loaded onto the ship along with Chryseis. The passage following Chryses’ prayer to Apollo details one form of religious sacrificial ritual, in which offerings are burned, the smoke offered to the gods, and the meat is used

  • Examples Of Rage In The Iliad

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    the battle of Troy at the height of the cities siege. The idea of Rage is introduced at its most extreme due to the first instance of rage being depicted in this epic is an example of the wrath of a God. Agamemnon had taken Apollos’ priests named Chryses’ daughter. Agamemnon was dismissive and rude to the priest which dishonored him so in turn dishonored Apollo. To dishonor a God is obviously a very great offence throughout Greek mythology there are many instances of great warriors walking on eggshells

  • Imbalance In The Iliad

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    are a collective whole, fighting against themselves in uncontrollable wrath or bubbling in an indistinguishable swamp of sulking anger. Imbalance first comes to play in the Iliad when Agamemnon refuses to honor Chryses pleas to return his daughter. Agamemnon causes an imbalance which Chryses tries to rectify by praying to

  • Theme Of Gender Inequality In The Odyssey

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    women are treated like property. Women are not people but rather a prize to be won or lost, bereft of individual identity. In the opening of The Iliad, Agamemnon captures Chryses’ daughter, Chrysies. In an attempt to win his daughter back, Chryses offers Agamemnon a ransom. Agamemnon, however, declines the ransom causing Chryses to seek help from Apollo. Apollo hears this cry for help and sends a plague to

  • Agamemnon And Achilles's Emotions In The Iliad

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    merely informing them of the god’s actions. Agamemnon angrily states that Calchas has never given him a “good omen yet” and that “nothing good ever happens” (I, 11. 113-16, pg. 232-233). He admits, though, that it is true that he did decide to keep Chryses’ daughter because he likes her better than his own wife, his selfish nature apparent. He so graciously agrees to give up the girl to cease the raining of arrows, but he expects another gift ready for himself right away that he deems fair enough for

  • Theme Of Honor In The Iliad

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    expects to be given someone else’s prize or honor in return for giving up his own honor, Chryseis. Honor can also be given up in return for ransom. Chryses attempts this in the beginning by offering a great sum of money to Agamemnon in exchange for his daughter. Chryses begs Agamemnon, “Just set my daughter free…accept these gifts, this ransom” (line 22). Chryses offers an exchange of money for Agamemnon’s prize or honor. This kind of exchange could have happened, since both money and honor are material

  • Anachronism In The Trojan War: An Analysis

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    scenes in the epic details a meeting between all of the Greek kings and their leader Agamemnon. A problem had arisen due to Agamemnon not honoring the supplication of Chryses, in which he asked for the return of his daughter. Due to this foolish mistake, the god Apollo began to fire his poisonous arrows at the Greeks to avenge Chryses, who was one of his priests (Homer 60). During the council, Achilles

  • The Poetry Of Homer's Iliad And The Odyssey

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    Homer is the name attributed by the ancient Greeks to the unbelievable author of the poems “Iliad” and the “Odyssey”, two epic poems which are the focal works of ancient Greek writing. The Greek poet Homer was born at some point between the twelfth and eighth hundreds of years BC, perhaps some place on the shoreline of Asia Minor. He is popular for the epic poems The “Iliad” and The “Odyssey”, which have enormously affected Western culture, yet almost no is thought about their claimed author (Worral

  • Achilles The Fifth Circle Of Hell Analysis

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    are a collective whole, fighting against themselves in uncontrollable wrath or bubbling in an indistinguishable swamp of sulking anger. Imbalance first comes to play in the Iliad when Agamemnon refuses to honor Chryses pleas to return his daughter. Agamemnon causes an imbalance which Chryses tries to reactify by praying to Apollo for balance to be restored by the deaths of

  • Consequences Of Agamemnon In The Iliad

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    In Book 1 of Homer’s Iliad, there is a conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles that later has severe consequences for both the Trojans and Greek armies. Agamemnon and Achilles both have a lack of respect towards each other but if I were a Greek soldier, I would side with Agamemnon. It was wrong of Agamemnon to disrespect Achilles by taking away his prize but it is also wrong of Achilles to lash out to Agamemnon because Agamemnon is the leader. Also, by Achilles deciding to no longer fight in

  • Confucianism In The Iliad

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    expand their power and influence and warriors were claiming their spoils of war. I mean the beginning of book I of The Iliad, Achilles and Agamemnon are arguing over the rewards and the spoils of war. Agamemnon didn’t want to give up his prize girl Chryses in order to please the God Apollo and stop the plague and the rain of arrow falling from Olympus. However, in the end Agamemnon took Achilles’ girl, Briseis, which really hurt Achilles in the end. These warriors took a lot of pride in the things or

  • Treatment Of Women In The Iliad And The Odyssey

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    epics, but it is still prevalent in today’s culture. In “The Iliad,” the conflict with women starts out at the opening of the story. Two women are kidnapped and kept as war prizes from their families, one for Agamemnon and the other for Achilleus. Chryses asks for his daughter, Chryseis, to be returned, even offering a large ransom. The men ignore his requests and keep the women, treating the women as prizes or trade items. Agamemnon and Achilleus stubbornly fight over the other’s “prize,” just as

  • Agamemnon In The Iliad

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    More a warrior than a king Imagine the biggest bully you know. He 's big and strong, but not so smart. He picks on those smaller or weaker than himself, throws his weight around, and basically acts like a huge jerk just because he can. Now give that bully a kingdom and soldiers at his command, and you 're pretty close to the character of Agamemnon in The Iliad. Though he is a great warrior, he is not much of a king. He hurts his own family, makes dumb mistakes, ignores his commanders, and almost

  • Honour In The Iliad

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    The Iliad which was composed by Homer is about an incident of destructive violent rage that occurred in the Greek camp in the ninth year of the Trojan War which lasted for ten years. This rage is invoked by the conflict between Achilles, son of Peleus and Agamemnon son of Atreus. Agamemnon is the son of King Atreus of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus and the husband of Clytemnestra with whom he had four children namely :Orestes, Iphigenia, Electra and Chrysothemis. Agamemnon inherited the title

  • Menelaus And Agamemnon

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    Menelaus 's brother happened to be Agamemnon, who was the most powerful king amongst the Greeks. Menelaus and Agamemnon visited all of the Greek Chieftains and persuaded them to join them in a colossal expedition which they were preparing to take down Troy, Agamemnon had been chosen as commander-in-chief; next to him were the most important Greek heroes, his brother Menelaus, Patroclus, and Achilles. Two unrelated men named Ajax, Nestor and his son Antilochus, Teucer, Idomeneus, Diomedes, Odysseus