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18786. Pride in Beowulf and Odysseus.

This paper discusses the strengths and weaknesses in the characters Beowulf (from the Old English epic Beowulf) and Odysseus (from the ancient Greek epic The Odyssey, by Homer). It is argued that pride is the major weakness to be found in both characters. The theme of pride in Beowulf and The Odyssey provides lessons for people in the present day. TAGS: classics essay, epic heroes, Homer, Beowulf, Odysseus, The Odyssey, pride. MLA Style. 7 pages, 13 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. 1,721 words.
  $49
 

18775. Achilles and Hector in Homer’S the Iliad.

This paper discusses the similarities and differences in the characters Achilles and Hector, as found in The Iliad by Homer. Both characters match Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero. They also match Homer’s definition of a tragic hero, although Achilles, who is dishonored in the story, is more of a tragic figure than Hector is. TAGS: Greek literature, Homer, Aristotle, tragic hero, Poetics. MLA Style. 6 pages, 11 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources. 1,451 words.
  $42
 

18737. Women in the Odyssey.

This paper is concerned with the depiction of two female characters, Penélopê and Nausikaa, in Homer’s The Odyssey. Using quotes from the text, it is shown that both women, despite the different circumstances of their lives, have lower status than men in ancient Greek society. TAGS: ancient Greece Homer women Odyssey Penelope Nausikaa. MLA Style. 6 pages, 11 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 1,495 words.
  $42
 

18543. Oedipus the King (Sophocles).

This paper discusses the themes of sight, blindness, destiny and fate in Sophocles’ play Oedipus the King. The play conveys the message that destiny and fate are inescapable. Oedipus’ “blindness” to this fact is expressed in various ways (images, figures of speech, plot elements and characterizations). The tragedy of Oedipus’ fate is emphasized by his act of self-blinding at the end. KEYWORDS: literature Greek drama Sophocles Oedipus blindness. MLA Style. 5 pages, 20 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 1,406 words.
  $35
 

18038. Oedipus the King by Sophocles.

This term paper uses psychoanalytical literary criticism to discuss the meanings in the ancient Greek play Oedipus the King. References are made to the views of Sigmund Freud and Erich Fromm on the symbolism of the story and to the psychological elements found in the character Oedipus. The essay concludes that the play has emotional impact in the present day because it relates to a common human condition and taps into our repressed feelings about our relationships with our parents. KEYWORDS: greek drama sophocles oedipus psychoanalysis freud fromm psychoanalytical literary criticism. MLA Style. 6 pages, 16 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources. 1,487 words.
  $42
 

17597. Transgressions Against Authority and Social Order in the Ancient World: The Theme of Punishment in Genesis and the Odyssey.

This paper explores the theme of punishment in the ancient Hebrew and Greek texts. Concludes that all punishments were in response to people defying or disobeying authority figures. Moreover, most transgressions occurred as a result of people having uncontrolled desires. KEYWORDS: punishment bible greek literature. MLA Style. 6 pages, 11 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. 1,417 words.
  $42
 

17594. “Medea” by Euripides.

This paper provides a review and analysis of “Medea,” taking into account Euripides’ stance on the political and societal issues of his time. Discusses in detail Medea’s assumption of the role of a traditional male hero. Argues that one of the most important messages of the play is that true heroism goes beyond courage and glory on the battlefield; it honors the family and the social role of women as well. KEYWORDS: greek drama Euripides medea feminine hero. MLA Style. 6 pages, 17 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources. 1,510 words.
  $42
 

17583. Telemakhos Grows Into Manhood.

. This brief paper discusses how King Odysseus’ son, Telemakhos, grows into manhood during the first four books of The Odyssey. KEYWORDS: Homer epic classic literature odyssey. MLA Style. 2 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 631 words.
  $14
 

17219. Dante's "Inferno".

This paper examines Dante’s theme in the “Inferno” that “sin is self-punishing.” For example, sinners create the conditions for their own suffering and the punishments encountered in hell correspond to the type of sin committed. The paper also discuses how this theme relates to the work’s historical and literary context. Keywords: Dante Inferno sin self-mortification. 9 pages; 20 footnotes; 5 bibliographic sources.
  $63
 

15980. Oedipus Rex as a Tragic Hero.

This paper discusses how Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex character falls to misfortune as a result of his own pride and haste, and thus matches the classic description of a ‘tragic hero’ given by Aristotle in his Poetics. 6 pages; 10 footnotes; 2 bibliographic sources. 1,508 words.
  $42
 

15933. "Antigone" by Sophocles.

This paper analyzes Sophocles’ play. The main theme of “Antigone” is the struggle between manmade laws and the laws of the gods. The lay’s outcome shows that divine law is more vital and enduring than the laws of the state. 5 pages; 22 footnotes; 5 bibliographic sources. 1,464 words.
  $35
 

15856. The Theme of Exchange in Homer's "Iliad".

This paper discusses the theme of exchange in the epic poem, and how it relates to the development of Akilleus (Achilles) as a literary character. 6 pages; 5 footnotes; 1 bibliographic source.
  $42
 

15710. Oedipus Rex (Sophocles).

Discusses how the play conforms to the definition of a tragedy, as established by Aristotle. For example, the title character is a heroic person who falls from fortune because of his own tragic flaw. 6 pages, 11 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

15534. Impact of Classical Culture on Today's Society.

How ancient culture (especially Greek) has influenced Western society in such areas as science, language, philosophy, government, drama and psychology. Also includes information on the role played by the Renaissance in causing these influences. 5 pages, 21 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

15523. The Impact of Patroclus' Death on Achilleus (In Homer's Iliad).

This paper discusses the evidence from the text regarding Achilleus' excessive pride and his feelings of love and concern for his young friend Patroclus. Also discusses Achilleus' reactions to Patroclus' death, including his feelings of guilt and desire for revenge. Ultimately, the death causes a temporary change in Achilleus' character, which allows him to sympathize with his enemy Priam in his grief over the loss of his son, Hector. 6 pages, 12 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $42
 

15519. Comparison of the Film Jason and the Argonauts (1963) With the Argonautica (Appolonius of Rhodes).

Discusses how various versions of the story of Jason and the Argonauts have been created throughout history, and compares several scenes in the film with those in the main source of the story, the Argonautica. It is argued that the variations in the film exist to make the film more dramatic or visually exciting, or in order to relate to modern moral values. 12 pages, 7 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.
  $84
 

15512. The Theme of Disguise in Homer's Odyssey.

How the use of disguises makes Odysseus similar to the gods, especially his patron goddess Athena, who also often uses disguises in the epic poem. Also discusses how disguises relate to Odysseus's character (his use of cleverness and guile) and how they enable him to test the loyalty of his servants and family members when he finally returns to his home. 6 pages, 19 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

15206. Comparison of Hamlet and Antigone.

Compares these characters of Shakespeare and Sophocles by looking at their strengths and weaknesses, the challenges they face, the impact of their deaths, and the lessons that can be learned from them. 7 pages, 10 footnotes, 2 bibliographic references.
  $49
 

15145. The Character of Odysseus.

A look at the personal qualities that enable the Greek hero to survive his adventures. Of his various traits, his intellect and ingenuity play the greatest role in helping him survive. Even when his curiosity gets him into trouble, his cleverness gets him out again. 7 pages, 9 footnotes, 6 bibliographic references.
  $49
 

15092. The Character of Odysseus.

A look at the personal qualities that enable the Greek hero to survive his adventures. Of his various traits, his intellect and ingenuity play the greatest role in helping him survive. Even when his curiosity gets him into trouble, his cleverness gets him out again. 7 pages, 9 footnotes, 6 bibliographic references.
  $49
 

15087. Dante’S Inferno.

This paper provides a summary and discussion of Dante’s “Inferno,” the first part of Dante’s three-part epic poem, The Divine Comedy. The paper includes a comprehensive discussion of each of the Nine Circles of Hell. KEYWORDS: dante divine comedy the inferno circles of hell. MLA Style. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

14049. Oedipus and Othello as Tragic Heroes.

Argues that both Shakespeare’s Othello and Sophocles’ Oedipus match Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero, but there are also differences to be found in comparing the two characters. For example, Oedipus’ downfall is due to his failure to heed the gods and his destiny, and Othello’s downfall is due to the jealousy that arises as a result of human treachery. 10 pages, 25 footnotes, 6 bibliographical references.
  $70
 

13999. Antigone (Sophocles).

Examines the play regarding the lessons it was meant to teach to the democratic citizens of ancient Greece. The play shows that women lacked rights at the time, that the laws of nature are more valuable than the laws of man, and that Creon’s tragic downfall is due to the fact that he is a tyrant rather than a democratic ruler. 7 pages, 15 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $49
 

13865. The Dramatic Function of the Scene.

A well-informed and interesting analysis of the scope and nature of the dramatic function of the scene within Western dramatic tradition. The major concepts are illustrated with numerous examples from Greek tragedies and Shakespearean drama. 12 pages, 10 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $84
 

13820. The Importance of the Peloponnesian War According to Thucydides.

This essay attempts to get inside the head of the classic historian and speculate on why Thucydides believed that this war was of great historical significance. Argues that Thucydides was determined to make his own history a rival to that of Herodotus (author of The Persian Wars). 8 pages, 8 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

13755. Poets of the First Circle: Dante and Virgil.

This essay explores Dante's estimation of his greatness as reflected in his boasting of his own inclusion among the most exclusive group of great poets gathered in the First Circle of Hell. Argues that Dante's decision to include himself among the world's greatest poets was not mere vanity but rather vital to the purposes of his epic. 7 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $49
 

13464. Animal Imagery and Symbolism in the Oresteia.

Aeschylus' use of animal images and symbols to described the characters in the Greek tragic trilogy is analyzed. Images of eagles, hounds, hares, vipers and other animals are used to represent the human actions of betrayal, matricide and revenge in the plays. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

13296. Life Passages of Odysseus and Telemachos.

Compares the journeys and experiences of father and son in Homer's Odyssey, showing the similar structure and different adventures of the two figures. Argues that while their passages seem structurally similar, their experiences are quite different. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

13295. The Rage of Achilleus: Grief and Its Resolution.

Discusses and analyzes the rage of Achilles as portrayed in Homer's The Illiad. Explores the ways in which his pride and anger are manifested, considering both negative and positive manifestations. Argues that Achilleus' rage represents the psychological and moral redemption of the disgraced hero. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

13285. Tale of Cupid and Psyche (Apuleius' Version From the Golden Ass).

Lucius Apuleius version of the classical lovers' tale from "The Golden Ass" is analyzed in terms of justice and revenge, love and desire and jealousy and envy. 6 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $42
 

13195. The Character Oedipus as Seen in Two Plays by Sophocles.

In Oedipus the King, the character has heoric qualities but is also arrogant and has a quick temper. In Oedipus at Colonus, the character is older and wiser. He still shows the same traits as before, but he has also come to accept fate and the prophesies, and it is shown that he has gained the acceptance and forgiveness of the gods. 6 pages, 27 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

13170. Life Passages of Odysseus and Telemachos

Compares the journeys and experiences of father and son in Homer's Odyssey, showing the similar structure and different adventures of the two figures. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

13071. Classical Comedies: Aristophanes, Plautus and Terence.

Compares comedies by Aristophanes, Plautus and Terence in terms of themes, plot, and characterization. The critical, satirical Greek Old Comedy of "Lysistrata" is contrasted with the Roman New Comedy farce of marriage and mistaken identity. 11 pages, 12 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

12693. Death in Hamlet & Oedipus.

The central role and thematic significance of death is examined in the two tragedies; death is linked to revenge in Shakespeare's play, and to incest and atonement in Sophocles play. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

12692. Hektor's Homecoming in Book Vi of the Illiad.

Analysis of the scene in which the Trojan champion returns from the battlefield briefly to visit his family. The strong emotions as he bids them farewell, and his brave submission to fate, are seen as characteristic of the ambiguous Trojan situation. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

12232. The Geography of Dante's Purgatory.

Examines the physical layout and landscape of Dante's epic poem from The Divine Comedy. The model of the island mountain, and its relationship to earth and heaven, are analyzed in detail. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

12206. The Sicilian Expedition in "The Peloponnesian War" (Book)

This paper describes the disastrous war expedition that led to the fall of the Athenian empire. The Sicilian defeat is seen as symptomatic of Athenian arrogance and internal weakness in the democracy. Keywords: Greek history military campaigns. 10 pages, 13 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $70
 

12202. Pericles, Cleon and Diodotus on Speech and Action in History of the Peloponnesian War.

This paper compares the rhetoric of the Athenians Pericles, Cleon and Diodotus concerning the use of reason versus the need for action in the war against Sparta. Keywords: Greek history military campaigns. 10 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $70
 

12049. Thucydides' Account of the Melian Debate and the Lessons for International Order.

Considers the classic statement of the debate between power and morality as articulated by Thucydides in his History of the Peloponnesian War. Argues that while the Athenian/power-oriented position appears well-grounded in political reality, the Melian/morality-oriented position provides a better foundation for international peace and world order. 8 pages, 11 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

12038. Treatment of Women in the Iliad and the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Examines these two works as examples of patriarchal values in ancient times. Shows that women (including goddesses) were either completely repressed or else they were forced to use their "sexual charms" to get what they wanted out of men. 6 pages, 20 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

11885. Epic and Tragic Heroes: Ulysses and Oedipus.

Summarizes The Odyssey and Oedipus the King and interprets the experiences of Ulysses and Oedipus from a variety of perspectives. Compares the struggle of an epic hero against that of a tragic hero. 11 pages, 24 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

11884. Aristophanes' Lysistrata and Its Relevance to Contemporary Feminism.

Analyzes feminist principles central to Lysistrata. Makes comparisons to contemporary feminism. KEYWORDS: lysistrata female empowerment sexuality classics. 6 pages. 1,231 words.
  $42
 

11244. Love as "Divine Joy" in the Odes of Pindar.

Pindar's use of various kinds of love (erotic, friendship, pride in accomplishment, etc.) in his poems celebrating success in athletic competitions. 9 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $63
 

11067. Power in the Iliad.

Argues that the individual warrior's power and authority came from family and personal qualities, rather than from official duties or rights given by the state. Hektor's love of his family and people are contrasted with the divisive Greeks' spirit in Homer's epic. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $42
 

11037. Herodotus' "The History".

The reasons for Greek victory over the Persian horde are analyzed. Strategy, tactics and defensive position are seen as decisive factors. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

10653. Oedipus Rex and Medea

Compares the tragic conception of the plays by Sophocles and Euripides in terms of dramatic structure, characterization, and use of the chorus. 6 pages, 10 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

10652. The Oedipus Cycle

Summarizes the stories of Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, and links the main theme to the plots of the plays by Sophocles. 7 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $49
 

10623. The Depiction of Women in the Divine Comedy.

Dante's depiction of women in the three books of his epic poem is described and analyzed. The combination of rheumatic and spiritualization inspiration in the person of Beatrice is noted. 11 pages, 13 footnotes in text, 5 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

10539. Major Themes in Homer's "Odyssey".

Homer's treatment of the themes of homesickness, human nature versus supernatural power, and male honor in the epic poem is analyzed. 3 pages, 7 footnotes in text, 1 bibliographic source.
  $21
 

10508. How the Iliad Validates Zeus' Contention That No Creature "Is to Be More Pitied Than a Man."

Recounts episode from the Iliad which summon a tragic pity in the reader, primarily episodes which emphasize the influence of emotions over rationality. 7 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $49
 

10486. Odysseus: A Character Study of the Homeric Hero.

A look at the personality and experiences of the Homeric hero; considers Odysseus as a "godlike" figure with human characteristics, the greatest of all epic heroes. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

10457. The Ideal Man in Western Literature (Odysseus, Oedipus, Roland, Beowulf, Doctor Faustus, Macbeth, and Othello).

Contrasts the view of the epic and tragic hero in the literature of classical antiquity, the medieval period, and the Renaissance. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

10450. Human Kind, Nature, and the Divine in Shakespeare's King Lear, the Book of Job, and in Aeschylus' Play Prometheus Bound.

A literary discussion of human pride and impertinence in defying harmony of nature and the ethical order of the divine. 6 pages, 15 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

10415. Compares Achilles and Odysseus as Epic Heroes.

Compares the protagonist of Homer's Iliad with that of the Odyssey as epic heroes. The importance of the virtues of strength, bravery and loyalty to the Greeks is remarked upon. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

10275. Does Homer's Iliad Glorify War?

Considers whether or not Homer's epic poem glorifies war; the behavior of Achilles, Hector and the other combatants is examined, their human flaws and weaknesses noted. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

10274. Heroism in the Iliad.

The concept and depiction of heroism in Homer's Iliad is examined by comparing the characters and deeds of Achilles and Hector. 5 pages, 11 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

10272. Common Themes in the Odyssey, Don Quixote and Great Expectations.

The themes of the great voyage, of trials and tests, and of homecoming are reviewed in this comparison of the works by Homer, Cervantes and Dickens. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

10222. The Ancient Legend of Atlantis.

The ancient Greek legend of a lost underwater continent is studied in terms of its mythical, mystical and scientific explanations. The myth's retellings are traced from Plato to the present. 9 pages, 16 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.
  $63
 

10219. Oedipus the King.

Analyzes the character of Oedipus in Sophocles' classical Greek tragedy, looking at his conflict with Teiresias, his internal conflict, and the role of the chorus. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $42
 

10217. The Greeks, Ancient and Modern.

This paper examines the rich cultural heritage of ancient Greece and traces elements of that heritage in the modern Greek character. The landscape and the Mediterranean are seen as defining forces in modern Greek culture. KEYWORDS: greek culture ancient greece modern greece architecture philosophy. 8 pages, 11 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 1,974 words.
  $56
 

10154. Homer, Aeschylus and Plato on Social Organization.

The depiction of Greek society in the three authors is compared and contrasted. Greek society is seen developing from tribal kingships to regional kingship and dynasties, to the democratic city-state of 5th Century Athens. 6 pages, 12 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

10084. Role Reversal in Electra.

The reversal of the aggressive role of the revenging brother and sister in Euripides' play is studied. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

10077. Military Organization Under Alexander the Great.

Alexander's armies and tactics during the conquests of 336-323 B.C. are noted, for use of infantry, cavalry, supply and logistics. 11 pages, 25 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

09822. Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War.

Analyzes the Melian Dialogue in Thucydides' account to consider the debate over the real nature of politics. 10 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $70
 

09812. Cicero's "On Old Age."

Examines Cicero's essay on the virtues of old age in light of his stoic philosophy, political and personal troubles, and belief in immortality. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09791. Haemon in Sophocles' "Antigone."

A character analysis of Creon's son Haemon in the Greek tragedy of a woman who buries her brother; Haemon's inner conflicts and final heroism are noted. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09627. Compassion and the Tragic Hero.

An essay which examines how the tragic hero's status in the world influences the way the author and reader show compassion for him. Examples are drawn from both classical and modern tragedy, including the works of Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Faulkner. 4 pages, 5 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $28
 

09585. Suetonius' the Twelve Caesars.

A review of this ancient biographical work which details the history of Rome's transformation from a republic to a dictatorship. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09512. Oedipus and Julius Caesar.

Compares and contrasts the central characters (Oedipus and Julius Caesar) in Sophocles' and Shakespeare's plays, arguing that the causes of their destruction are very different in their meaning. 4 pages, 3 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $28
 

09479. How Fate Controls the Gods and Men in Three Classics.

Compares the treatment of fate in three classical works -- Virgil's The Aeneid, Marcus Aerelius' Meditations, and Lucretius' On the Nature of the Universe. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09451. Past, Future and Fate in Virgil's "Aeneid".

Considers the way in which past and future are both aspects of an all-powerful fate that determines the events in the lives of the characters. 6 pages, 10 footnotes in text, 1 bibliographic source.
  $42
 

09402. Antigone and Socrates on Virtue and the State's Law.

A comparison of the views of citizen's duty to the state in Sophocles' play and Socrates' philosophy. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09353. The Prologues to Oedipus Rex and Medea.

Considers the function and intention of the prologue in the two plays. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09352. Homer's Illiad and the Modern World.

A comparison of the values of war, love and country in The Iliad and the modern world. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09351. The Tragic Flaws in Sophocles' Oedipus and Euripides' Medea.

Compares the two tragic heroes and traces how a tragic flaw leads to the downfall of each character. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09350. The Chorus in Oedipus Tyrannus and Medea.

Compares and contrasts the role of the chorus in the two plays by Sophocles and Euripides. 5 pages, 11 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09349. Aeschylus' Oresteia and Sophocles' Oedipus Plays.

The treatments of love, hate, truth and justice in the two plays are examined and compared. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09348. Dramatic Themes in Oedipus the King.

Examines the theme of blindness and insight, drawing parallels between the characters Oedipus and Teiresias. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09347. The Concept of Virtue in Homer’S “the Iliad”.

The concept of virtue as excellence in martial arts is explored in Homer's play "The Iliad." 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09346. Political and Social Values in the Odyssey and the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Discussion of society and politics as revealed in the descriptions of the heros' families, cities and countries within in each work. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09345. The Uses of Irony in Sophocles' Oedipus.

Explores Sophocles' use of irony and demonstrates how the irony works on several levels to reinforce the main theme of the play. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $42
 

09344. Today's Society and Homer's "Iliad".

A comparison of the values of war, love and country in "The Iliad" and the modern world. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09335. Thucydides' the Peloponnesian War.

Considers the strengths and weaknesses of the account in terms of its historical significance, descriptive value and contemporary meaning. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09175A. Feathers by Aristophanes.

A critical and somewhat sarcastic review of an ACT production of Stanley Greenberg's heavy-handed adaptation of the play which is based on the myth of Epops. Criticizes the script and the actors; praises the set. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09175. "Orestes" by Euripides.

Euripides' bizarre play about the punishment of matricide is analyzed in terms of the playwright's use of tragic mechanics and use of myth. Concludes that the play was intended as a brutal satire of traditional tragedy. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, l bibliographic source.
  $35
 

09174. The Role of the Chorus in Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex".

Examines each of the sections undertaken by the chorus and analyzes the role of the chorus as a dramatic mechanism. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, l bibliographic source.
  $42
 

09173. Antigone and Socrates on Democracy in Classical Greece.

Using Sophocles' Antigone and Plato's Republic, the analysis examines the values of Antigone and Socrates in an effort to trace the development of democracy in Classical Greece. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

09172. The Republic, Antigone, the City in History and the Concept of Harmony.

Analyzes the concept of harmony through the use of two classical and one modern work. 5 pages, 13 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

08948. Worldview in the Odyssey and the Aeneid.

Compares and contrasts views of life and love in the two epics and concludes that they are only similar in terms of certain details of plot and narration. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

08947. Transitions of Fate in Five Masterpieces.

The concept of man's fate and place in the universe is compared in The Iliad, The Aeneid, The Song of Roland, The Inferno, and Faust. The separation of honor and glory in the Renaissance's individualism is remarked on, and modern man's ironic sense of freedom is stressed. 10 pages, 12 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

08946. Worldview in the Iliad and the Aeneid.

An essay discussing how these two works highlight the differences between the Roman world and the Greek world. Views of human tragedy, freedom, and fate are explored. 4 pages, 5 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $28
 

08945. Sophocles' "Antigone".

The conflict between religious law and human law is explored in this essay. 5 pages, 7 footnotes in text, l bibliographic source.
  $35
 

08944. Dante's and Virgil's Hells.

A comparison of the depictions of the underworld in "The Aeneid" and the "Inferno", focusing on the geography and scale of the two. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

08943. Dante the Pilgrim.

The changes in Dante's character as he makes his journey through the Inferno are analyzed, and his relationship with Virgil described. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, l bibliographic source.
  $35
 

08941. The Art of Comedy.

A discussion comparing the serious and tragic elements in Aristophanes' "Lysistrata", Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew", and Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession". The essay argues that comedy has always had a serious social intent. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

08940. Gods/Goddesses and Heroes/Heroines: Shadows or Lights?

Considers whether myths are really nothing more than entertaining stories or whether in fact they contain deep meaning. Concludes that modern cynicism has changed man's view of myths. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

08925. Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey.

A comparison of the political and economic structures of Mesopotamian and Greek culture, as seen in the two epics. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

08853. Worldview in the "Epic of Gilgamesh" and "The Odyssey".

Compares and contrasts the world views of ancient Mesopotamia and Homer's Greece as evidenced in these two works. 8 pages, 15 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

08852. Worldviews in the Aeneid and Song of Roland.

A comparison of views on man, the universe, and human roles in the two poems. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

08851. Comparing World Views Represented in the Aeneid and the Song of Roland.

A comparison of views on man, the universe and human roles in ancient Rome and medieval France as evidenced in the two poems. 5 pages, 11 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 
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