preview

Diomedes: The Heroic Hero

Satisfactory Essays
I have decided to analyze the hero Diomedes due to his heroic characteristics and actions on the battlefield. As part of the Achaean army, it is his duty to fight for the Greeks and follow his commander, Agamemnon, into battle. Without the help of the half god Achilles, Diomedes takes it upon himself to defend his city, but was struck by an arrow during the battle. He prayed to Athena the goddess of war for support and Diomedes is then able to destroy every opponent in his way including attacking Aphrodite and Ares as instructed by Athena. Homer describes Diomedes as being tough and fearless especially in the heat of battle. In contrast to Homer’s description of Diomedes, I have noticed that Diomedes is indeed a respected warrior but is also
Get Access