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Unformatted text preview: Paper #1 Here are several possible essay questions drawn from the Iliad. 1. Describe the range of political disputes and political actors presented in the Iliad, Book I. 2. Compare and contrast the qualities of Achilles and Hector from the point of view of politics. 3. Describe and evaluate the place of women in the Iliad. 4. In the Iliad, is any form of immortality available to human beings? If so, to whom, how, and why? 5. Compare and contrast the political goals of three of the following: Andromache; Diomedes; Nestor; Hector; Odysseus. 6. What, in your opinion, is the meaning of the decorations on the shield of Achilles that is made for him by Hephaestus? 7. Lysistrata has always been understood to be in some way an anti-war play. What motives for war do the speeches and action of the play suggest? Discuss in detail, citing specific scenes to support your argument. 8. In the Lysistrata, is Aristopalies presenting a universal political message that is also a practical one? Discuss in Lysistrata, is Aristopalies presenting a universal political message that is also a practical one?...
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- Spring '11
- The Iliad, possible essay questions, universal political message, mother sea-nymph Thetis