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Title: Whether the Olympians prefer war or peace in The Iliad and The Odyssey

Total Pages: 6 Words: 2107 References: 1 Citation Style: APA Document Type: Essay

Essay Instructions: Topic: Athena uses the same words at the end of the Odyssey book 24 as Zeus uses at the beginning of the Iliad book 4 about whether the Olympians prefer war or peace. In the Iliad, he clearly wants war; in the Odyssey Zeus, with Athena, bring peace. Discuss both passages in the context of both poems.

I read the Fitzgerald translation of the Odyssey and Lattimore translation of the Iliad.

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Title: A letter to Zeus from Goddess Hera

Total Pages: 5 Words: 1315 Works Cited: 0 Citation Style: MLA Document Type: Research Paper

Essay Instructions: Assignment:
Chose an art work from the Egyptian collection in the Metropolitan Museum of art and view the art thought the eyes of a character from The Iliad. A?n the guise of this character, you will be writing a letter to another character from the Iliad. Whatever character you choose you will assume that she has a wide knowledge and love of the arts and culture. As an expert, you will obviously speak about the works composition, style, and purpose as well as its symbolic meaning for the culture that produced it. your letter must be very specific about these, along with providing information about its date of origin, medium, and artist. In your letter you may criticize or praise, express dismay or rapture about the art work but always need to stay in character. you must use 2 quotations from the A?lliad that supports the opinions of your character.
My A?dea:
I have picked " Hatshepsut as Maned Sphinx" from Egyptian art. and will be viewing the master piece from the eyes of the goddess Hera from the book Iliad. Hera will be writing a letter to Zeus.She is jealous of the way Hatshepsut has been depicted. She compares her self and Hatshepsut. She complains to Zeus telling him that The Egyptian art has been displayed very well in the modern day.

I want you to only use A?lliad as a quote nothing else. I will attach the picture of the art work with the description with it.
There are faxes for this order.

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Title: Give a close critical discussion of this extract from book one Homer's The Odyssey

Total Pages: 4 Words: 1674 Bibliography: 0 Citation Style: APA Document Type: Essay

Essay Instructions: TITLE: Give a close critical discussion of the following extract (shown below) from Book One of Homer's 'The Odyssey'.

[Recalling Aegisthus,Zeus harangued the immortal powers:
"Ah how shameless - the way these mortals blame the gods. From us alone, they say, come all miseries, yes,
but they themselves, with their own reckless ways,
compound their pains beyond their proper share.
Look at Aegisthus now ...
above and beyond his share he stole Atrides' wife,
he murdered the warlord coming home from Troy
though he know it meant his own total ruin.
Far in advance we told him so ourselves,
dispatching the guide, the giant-killer Hermes.
`Don't murder the man,' he said, `don't court his wife. Beware, revenge will come from Orestes, Agamemnon's son, that day he comes of age and 'longs for his native land.'
So Hermes warned, with all the good will in the world.
but would Aegisthus' hardened heart give way?
Now he pays the price - all at a single stroke."

And sparkling-eyed Athena drove the matter home:
"Father, son of Cronus, our high and mighty king,
surely he goes down to a death he earned in full!
Let them all die so, all who do such things.
But my heart breaks for Odysseus,
that seasoned veteran cursed by fate so long -
far from his loved ones still, he suffers torments
off on a wave-washed island rising at the centre of the seas.
A dark wooded island, and there a goddess makes her home,
a daughter of Atlas, wicked Titan who sounds the deep
in all its depths, whose shoulders lift on high
the colossal pillars thrusting earth and sky apart.
Atlas' daughter it is who holds Odysseus captive,
luckless man - despite his tears, forever trying
to spellbind his heart with suave, seductive words
and wipe all thought of Ithaca from his mind.
But he, straining for no more than a glimpse
of hearth-smoke drifting up from his own land,
Odysseus longs to die ..." ] (Book One, 'The Odyssey')

REQUIREMENTS: The paper must provide a close and detailed discussion of this passage from book one of Homer's 'The Odyssey'. It must discuss what is mythical about the passage and consider the gods and attributes. The paper must fully concentrate on discussing this passage from the text noting all the relevant points that arise from an analysis of this passage. It must be concise and to the point with no irrelevant material. It needs to also explain what is taking place in this extract and discuss the
mythological context of the extract.

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Title: agamemnon

Total Pages: 4 Words: 1166 Sources: 1 Citation Style: MLA Document Type: Research Paper

Essay Instructions: The essay has to be from 1200 to 1500 words. It is about "Agamemnon" by Aeschylus, but it can only be the Norton Anthology of World Literature translation. I can send this to you if you don't have it. The essay needs a thesis and also needs to be supported by at least 4 quotations from "Agamemnon" which again is located in the Norton Anthology of World Literature. As for a thesis, I was leaning towards the rules that Zeus puts forth in society (even though they aren't set in stone) which are 1. Do not commit blasphemy 2. Do not kill family 3. Always be hospitable. I was thinking that when one character breaks a rule another character becomes an agent of Zeus and punishes the character who broke the rule. This was just my first idea, but it can be changed around as well. The quotations that are being used to support this have to be cited just with a page number in parentheses followed by a period. I'm not sure if this is standard MLA citation or my english teacher's creation so this is what she wants it to look like "Quote from Agamemnon" (14). If the quote is more than four lines please single space it and indent it on both sides. A bibliography is not needed just the citations. Thank you for all the help. I would appreciate if you used my thesis, but I have no problem with you makeing changes to it for a more cohesive argument.

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