As he is saying this, his hubris is beginning to creep up on him because he thinks he is the best person ever after tricking Polyphemus. His crew is seeing this and begins to warn him of what is happening (Homer 769) yet he disregards their warnings. His hubris then takes full control as he says, “Cyclops, / if ever mortal man inquire / how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him / Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: / Laertes’ son, whose home
In general pressure groups are seen as an important element in modern democracy however they can also be seen as undemocratic. Pluralist democracy is the idea that democracy represents multiple different sections and groups and that political power is distributed in society. Pressure groups help to enhance this as they represent causes which may be ignored by the majority due to political parties and allow political power to be spread to the public as it’s a form of political participation, this allows the avoidance of dangerous concentrations of power. Evidently pressure groups are effective and enhance pluralist democracy as governments pay attention to pressure groups and consider the demands and decide to consent to them influencing any decisions, this shows they are accepting and know the effect pressure groups have as the government has not restricted creation and action of pressure groups. In addition a function of pressure groups is to inform and educate the public, this allow improvement of democracy as the electorate can make a more informed decision in political participation, such as the general election and referendums.
He utterly envies the men who died in the Trojan War, wishing he could be so lucky, as to die behind the walls. Instead he is fated to endure the wrath of Juno and lead the fleet of people to found a new city. He is a rather interesting character, different than common heroes, like Achilles in the Iliad, who are driven by kleos in their piety. Aeneas on the other hand, is strictly motivated by fate, but he still proves to be equally as pious, as heroes like Achilles. Not
Creon, from the beginning, is in a prosperous position. He is the king of the state and has everyone’s respect and honor. When he refuses to let Antigone live and eventually gets Antigone, Hamon, and everyone else killed he looses his respect of himself and others. People no longer see him as king and he feels increasingly worse as he realizes what he has done. In Julius Caesar Brutus starts out as Caesar’s good friend.
Heracles Introduction Heracles might possibly be the most courageous, strongest and best-known one among all the Greek heroes. His renowned twelve labors established him as a benefactor of humanity. He was the son of Zeus and a mortal mother and, therefore, was both a god and hero. As a mortal son of Zeus, Heracles condemned to confront Hera’s continual wrath and had faced numerous conspiracies by Hera since birth and it, consequently, resulted in a tragic life of Heracles. On the other hand, he is honored by sacrifices and eliminating dangers from the world.
The Athenian statesman Pericles was the very model of a politician. Under his leadership, the people of Athens embarked on one of the most brilliant eras in all human history. It was the heart of the Athenian Golden Age, a time known as the Age of Pericles, when philosophy and the arts flourished as never before. Likewise, democracy, (government by the people) experienced one of its proudest moments; but Pericles won his triumphs in part through foreign conquest and empire-building. In the end, like a hero from a Greek tragedy, his own mistakes would bring about his downfall.
Was Alexander the Great really a genius, or was he just a lucky king? The answer seemed to be simple and straightforward; Alexander the Great was a successful achiever, winning lots of battles with just a small army and at a young age. However, Alexander was born to a king. The skills, armies and tactics that he used were all evoking from his father. If Alexander was that great, why would his empire collapsed after his death?
In the classic epic poem The Odyssey, Telemachus’ character is, in my opinion an extremely wise and patient man. While his father is away, he lacks the courage that he needs to stand up to the suitors until Athena comes to him and gives him the valor that he desires. Until he acquires that courage, however, he is particularly patient with the suitors. Most men today in a similar situation would not tolerate a fraction of these suitors for more than a few days. Furthermore, Telemachus’ cunning is outstanding even for a man of his time.
I do not feel Pericles exaggerated the Athenian Democracy. He needs to be proud and lead by example for his people to follow him. If he did not show positivity and strength for his nation then others would not follow. Pericles is a proud and powerful leader and his people followed every action he made. Lysistrata expresses her opinion
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well - Alexander The great How many men, lying on their death beds, can look back upon their lives and all that they have accomplished and proclaim that they have truly lived? Will they consider their impact on the world and all the people that they have affected? How many men will wonder how history will judge them and if they will be remembered as great men? As Alexander the Great of Macedon laid stricken with illness, waiting for deaths embrace, he was able to find solace in the fact that he had accomplished more in his mere thirty three years of life than most men before him had, and most men ever will. History has only showed us a handful of great men.