He hath brought many captives home to Rome whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is a honourable man. By this it shows that Antony is intelligent and has courage for he mocks Brutus and his accusations. And it shows how he can manipulate the crowd by telling of Caesars wonderful accomplishments. Antony then shows his anger towards the conspirators by getting the mob to release their anger by rioting and going out and killing the conspirators.
He brings courage to the Greeks, and eventually fights one-on-one against Hector. Hector cut his throat and he falls to the sand bleeding to death. This energizes the Trojans and dismays the Greeks. The Myrmidons are shocked by “Achilles” apparently being outmatched by Hector. Hector kneels and pulls Achilles' helmet off, and finds it is actually Patroclus who he has killed, not Achilles.
Plot: The Odyssey is an epic poem that tells the story Odysseus’ long journey home. He had fought in the Trojan War, and now, along with his shipmates, is trying to return to Ithaca. On his return home, he faces Cyclops, lotus-eaters, sea monsters, and giants. After surviving these adventures by his quick thinking and intelligence, he crash lands on Calypso’s Island. Meanwhile, in Ithaca, suitors are attempting to win the hand of his wife, Queen Penelope; in marriage because everyone thinks Odysseus has died in the war.
How do you like the beating we gave you, you dammed cannibal? Eater of guests under your roof! Zeus and the gods have paid you!” (page 825 lines 395-399). After Odysseus said this, the Cyclops hurled a bolder at his ship, nearly sending them back to shore (page 862 lines 395-399). Another weakness for Odysseus would amazingly be his good looks.
The Odyssey The Odyssey, by Homer, is an epic poem that tells, the story of the warrior leader of Greece, Odysseus. The hero goes through many trials and tributes on his journey to find his way back home. Odysseus proves himself to be cleaver, brave and patient. Odysseus cleverness helped him find his way back home. For instant, he creates a plan to escape from the Cyclopes cave.
281-286). It was not the loss of personal property or spoils of war that infuriated Achilles, it was the face he lost when Agamemnon snatched away his prize for the sake of reminding all that were present that he, though not a great warrior like Achilles, was still the greater man. His ire raised, the childish Achilles cries to his immortal mother Thetis to do the unthinkable, “go and sit beside [Zues]… persuade him to help the Trojan cause, to pin the Achaeans back against their ships, trap them round the bay and mow them down” (1. 485-488). This is how the mighty Achilles hopes to demonstrate his greatness; have his comrades mown down so that Agamemnon could see his folly for disgracing
Aeneas is bread of the Trojan war of mythic times. Fleeing Troy with what people he could gather and what remembrance of Troy there was as the city burned. Though this refers greatly to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey at least from the fate of Troy’s standpoint the methods of Aeneas’s escape and the loss of his wife in the horrors show a darker side to the Grecian victory. The burning of Troy is the beginning and basis of Aeneas’s quest. With no place to call home Aeneas and his followers and moved by the gods to find the future sight of Rome where they will make their home before the arrival of the roman founder Romulus.
The definition of heroes changes through generations. Based on personal life experience and world events, recent heroes of both genders have displayed self-sacrifice, altruism, and dedication to improve the world. But the heroes in ancient times had only to display physical strength and sneaky, cunning intelligence. Odysseus, the King of Ithaca who ended the Trojan War with the wooden horse idea enraged the god of the sea, Poseidon. He survived many difficulties on his ten year voyage home.
After leaving victorious from the Trojan War, he possesses a sense of pride and invincibility, raiding cities and fueling his need for glory. Yes, Odysseus’s attitude allows him to act cleverly and quickly when placed in tough situations, but it is his foolishness that gets him into dangerous positions in the first place. One example is his encounter with Polyphêmos, the Cyclops. While in the monster’s cave, his companions wish to take needed supplies and leave in order to avoid any trouble that might arise. In spite of this, Odysseus refuses to retreat; he is curious to see what the creature has to
Full of grief Maximus is captured by slave traders and is sold to become a gladiator. He quickly becomes a favorite of the crowd; so much so that Commodus feels he has to challenge Maximus to a duel when Maximus refuses to kill another gladiator defying the order of death given by Commodus. Commodus knows that Maximus is a greater warrior then he is and has Maximus stabbed prior to the dual puncturing his lung. Maximus kills Commodus and wins the duel but lies dying on the field of the Roman Coliseum. He orders the release of the rest of the gladiators and the