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What do we learn of the concepts of Xeniaand

The subjects of both Xenia and Justice were important ones in ancient Greece, and to reflect just how seriously they were taken Homer makes a lot of references to them in “The Odyssey. ” The definition and customs of Xenia are strange concepts to a modern audience of the epic, however to a Greek listening […]

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Odyssey and Calypso

In the Odyssey the gods play a significant role throughout. Homer’s use of the gods and their decision to see “good” prosper and “bad” fail is one of the ongoing themes that runs though the narrative from beginning to end. The gods play a constant role throughout the narrative offering importance drive and substance to […]

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The Odyssey and Ulysses

Virgil portrays Aeneas in many ways. One of the ways he portrays him is as a hero. In the opening scene Aeolus at Junos command has caught Aeneas up in a storm. So immediately we get the picture of the hero at sea, buffeted by weather and impeded by unexpected encounters, this image is a […]

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History of World Literature

World Literature started as early as years before Christ’s death. The earliest forms of world literature were oral and passed on by word of mouth. As time passed, forms of writing were developed and were pictographic. Writing was not invented for writing down literature but it was invented for more administrative and political purposes. The […]

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Midterm Reflection

Over this semester, I have been learning about more writing techniques to use for essays. I am trying to get all the skills I can to prepare me for other prompts from now until college. I have learned a fair amount of new things that can help to make my writing better. Now I look […]

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O’ Brother Where Art Thou Compared to the Odyssey

Who would have thought that a prison escapee would be modeled after a hero from the ancient Greece era? The movie is both similar to the book in plot line, themes and character traits, although there are also many differences and during certain scenes the movie somewhat mocks the novel. Ulysses (Odysseus’ Latin name) Everett, […]

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