Both the Odyssey and the Aeneid represent their cultures very well, but they express different ideas on what one should strive for in life. There are also different forces that pushed both epics to be written. The Aeneid expresses the Roman idea of pietas which means to show extreme respect for one’s ancestors. We see this in Aeneas when he is pictured caring his father away from burning Troy. He has pietas because he cared so much for his father that in fleeing from Troy he took up his father over his shoulder to save his from certain death. This is not the only major idea in the Aeneid. There is also a very political focus. The Roman were very interested in politics which comes through in the Aeneid. The Odyssey has the Greek
The Odyssey is a fascinating epic poem consisting of twenty-four books all written by Homer. It is based on a Greek hero named Odysseus, who spends twenty years away from his family. Odysseus was in a battle against the Trojans in the Trojan War for the first ten years. Then, another ten years of painful obstacles was added due to his boastful attitude towards the gods and goddesses. When returning back to Ithaca, Odysseus encounters numerous of hardships with the help of the goddess, Athena. He bravely dealt with the wrath of Poseidon, the Cyclops, Aeolus’ winds, the Sirens, Lotus-Eaters, Cattle of Helios, Circe, Calypso, Scylla, Charybdis, the loss of his crew members, and also went to the underworld. The epic poem also includes the
Both the Odyssey and the Aeneid describe the journeys of the two Greek heroes –Odysseus and Aeneas, as they struggle towards their goal through the crises and deadly situations caused by the wrath of the gods upon them. In the Odyssey, we see that Poseidon (god of the sea/earth shaker) has a grudge against Odysseus while Athena, god of wisdom, aids him throughout his journey. Similarly in the Aeneid, we see that goddess Juno dislikes Aeneas as he is destined to destroy the city of Carthage loved by Juno during his mission to find a new land- Rome, whereas Aeneas’ mother Venus aids him.
The amazing epic poem by Homer entitled “The Odyssey” shares many similarities and many differences as well with the Hallmark movie of the same name. The epic poem is about the hero Odysseus who has spent twenty long years filled with toil and loss, through war and sea desperate to return to his home of Ithaca. Odysseus has angered some of the gods and goddesses of a Greek Mythology with his destruction of the mighty city of Troy. Odysseus is represented in the poem and the movie, but there are several differences between the two in the events he encountered. There are also numerous similarities
In reading The Aeneid and The Odyssey, we learn many different things. We learn how different Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece were, but also how similar they were. Reading the different viewpoints from Homer and Virgil we learn about heroic tales of Aeneas and Ulysses. We also learn about the intervention of the gods and fate. No individual is in control of his or her own life. Every individual in the ancient times life was controlled entirely by the gods and/or fate. Sometimes the gods and fate would use mortals as play things, used to anger each other or to help each other.
The Odyssey by Homer is an epic poem consisting of 24 books that share individual stories. The Odyssey tells a story of Odysseus, son of Laertes, known as a Great hero. Odysseus fought in the Trojan War for ten years and it took another ten years for him to return home to his grieving wife Penelope and son Telemakhos. Throughout the poem, Odysseus and Penelope go through pain, hardships, and sacrifices always showing their heroic qualities of courage and wits.
As humans, we are always imagining what our lives will be like when we die. While the depictions of what hell or heaven may be from the ancient times and now, what has stayed consist is the idea of an afterlife altogether.
Homer 's Odyssey chronicles the journey of the great Greek hero Odysseus and the setbacks he encountered on his way home from the Trojan war. Odysseus
The Odyssey is an epic poem written by Homer, during the 8th century BC. The epic is centered on the Achaean, or Greek, known as Odysseus, and the adventures he endured on his way home to Ithaca after the end of the Trojan War. These adventures test Odysseus’ ability to push through even the darkest of hours, as well as to bypass the most cunning of enemies, until finally he achieves his goal.
The odyssey, Homer's epic which documents Odysseus and his, give or take 20years struggle to return home after the Trojan War. Odysseus battles mythological creatures and fights against the wrath of gods like Poseidon, his wife Penelope and his son Telemacus turn away all other suitors looking for his mother's hand in marriage and defend his throne in Ithaca and at the same time anticipating Odysseus return home.
Odyssey (My Interesting Facts)?!” The Odyssey is a fictional book about Odysseus trying to get back home to Ithaca. This epic story was told by Homer, experts do not think he wrote it because writing only started around 5,000 years ago. Odysseus, a mortal, is the main character of this story. Odysseus is trying to come home from The Battle of Troy, but he comes in contact with many gods, mortals, and monsters who hinder or help him get back home. Odysseus leaves his wife and newly born child because he needed to go fight in a battle. Odysseus tells his wife, Penelope, that once his son, Telemachus, has a beard on his chin she must remarry. Odysseus is battling time
A comparison between Virgil's hero, Aeneas, and the Homeric heroes, Achilles and Odysseus, brings up the question concerning the relevance of the difference between the Homeric heroes and Aeneas. The differences in the poets' concerns are explained by the fact that Virgil lived many years after Homer, giving Virgil the advantage of a more developed literary and philosophical society than Homer had at his disposal. But the question remains: how are the differences between the Homeric heroes and Aeneas relevant to the epic at large? This question will be answered by first pointing out the differences between Greek and Roman society, then explaining
Long ago, there were two powerful nations located in southern Europe. First there were the Greeks, this nation was known for the first practice of democracy. Other than democracy, during the Greeks era there was a man by the name Homer who wrote a story called The Odyssey about a great legendary hero named Odysseus. After the Greeks, then came the Romans who ruled Greece for centuries. The Romans during their time were known to have practiced and used many of the Greeks cultures and theories. There was a Roman named Virgil who wrote about the beginning of the Romans. He created a story called The Aeneid; this story was about a Trojan who escaped a losing war to find a new home and peace. Even though these two stories may be hard to understand, Homer and Virgil are making statements about their nation after the Trojan War, because Odysseus was a legendary Greek king and Aeneas of Troy was known to be a beginning of the Romans.
Homer's Odyssey is a story of the homecoming of Odysseus after the Trojan War. Odysseus left his wife, Penelope, and their young son, Telemachos, almost twenty years before the telling of this story to fight in the Trojan War. His absence places Penelope in a rather precarious position. Faced with many different circumstances, both good and bad, Penelope is on her own to decide the path she wishes to take. Depending on her decisions, the situations could either be filled with wonderful opportunities or perilous dangers. The strong character of Penelope is revealed by her decisions.