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Unformatted text preview: -Greek Heroes:->Arete - Excellent->Public Approval - Important in Greece to be accepted->Great honor - Lasting fame - Through immortality of his name->Great insult - To withold the honor he has earned->Hubris - Greater than his peers->Ate - rash behaviour->Nemesis - Retribution->Homeric Similes - Comparison methods Women in the Illiad:-High value upon women->Arete:-->Beauty, loyalty, intelligence-->Most honored prize-->In charge of the palace-->Greek female Divinities-Servitude and Deprivation Homeric Gods-Immortal-Knowledge of the future-All members of the same, aristocratic family-Influenced by mortals-Not perfect-No moral codes to be followed-Not all powerful-Help and advice Mortals fate:-Personality and situation-Have favorite gods/help-Responsible for their actions/fate-Important creatures-No puppets-Hero brings his Fate (death) upon himself->Kleos (immortal fame) Nestor = Oldest king Macrocosm vs Microcosm...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course HUMS 160 taught by Professor Litos during the Fall '08 term at Lansing.
- Fall '08