|The Oresteia, the Odyssey, and the Bible / Comparisons
and Contrasts : A 6 page paper divided into three parts. Part I
looks at the presence of a patriarchal worldview versus an older
matriarchal one in Aeschylus The Eumenides. Part II looks at
the themes of blood and inherited sin in the story of Cain and
Abel from the Bible. And Part III examines the differences
between the concepts of justice in the Odyssey and the Oresteia.
No sources except books. Oresod.wps
vs. Medea / A Comparison : A 5 page comparison
between the two classic Greek plays : Lysistrata (by
Aristophanes) and Medea (by Euripides). Although a number of
inherent similarities are pointed out, the writer defines Lysistrata
as a comedy and Medea as a tragedy. One of the key
differences between the two central characters was that
Lysistrata -- from the very beginning -- sought to end violence.
Medea, in contrast, ultimately used violence in an attempt to
prove her point. No Bibliography. Lysismed.wps
Violence in Mythology vs. Violence in Modern Times :
7 pages in length. In this well-thought essay, the writer argues that
the contemporary media is not to blame for our violent ways.
Thousands of years ago, crowds jeered at public executions and
fights to-the-death staged in large arenas and coliseums.. Using
examples from myths such as Oedipus, The Odyssey, Aeneid,
and more, it is shown that the violent imaginations of today are
really no different than those of thousands of years ago. The
only thing that has really changed is the media through which
we express our myths. Bibliography lists 9 supporting sources.
Virgils Aeneid /
Didos Wound : A 15 page essay that
examines the possibility that Didos wound is more than her
love for her lost Aeneas but rather a wound of not having
children. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Lovedido.rtf
Virgils Aeneid & The Character Of Dido
: A 5 page
paper that reviews book four of Virgil's Aenead. This paper
discusses Aeneas' duty, Dido's romantic passion, and the reason
why this couple suffers such a tragic end. Also considered in
this poem is the affect of Catullus' poem 64, and a comparison
is made between the story of Ariadne and Theseus and Dido
and Aeneas. Bibliography lists 3 sources Dido.wps
Virgil's "Aeneid" / Treatment Of Mortals By The
A 5 page paper on this work by Virgil. The writer focuses on how
the gods use mortals for their own designs and how mortals are
essentially powerless against them. No additional sources cited.
Virgil's "Aeneid" : 3 page essay on this
classic work of Greek
mythology. Discusses the central character Aeneas and the
qualities that make him a hero. 2 sources listed in bibliography.
Virgil's "Aeneid" # 2 : A more-detailed,
4 page version of
Virgil's "Aeneid" & Plato's
"Republic" : A 2 page essay on
fact vs. fiction in Virgil's "Aeneid" and Plato's "Republic." No
outside references listed. Aeneas2.wps
T.S. Eliots The Waste Land / Influence Of
Aeneid : A 12 page paper comparing T.S. Eliots watershed
work to Virgils epic poem. The paper looks at the many
correspondences between Eliots narrative and Virgils, and
concludes that they are approaching the same goal on two
different paths. Bibliography lists twelve sources. Anwas.wps
Petronius The Widow of Ephesus :
A 6 page paper on
Petronius' short fable, "The Widow Of Ephesus." The writer
describes how Petronius satirizes, grief, crucifixion and fidelity
and discusses the importance of Roman funeral practices.
Bibliography lists 6 sources. Bibligoraphy lists 6 sources.
Euripides' "Medea" : A
5 page paper that discusses the way
in which power corrupted Medea in this tragedy. This paper
contends that it was not only the behavior of Jason that led
Medea towards the pursuit of power, but also the
determinations made by society that led her to murder her
children, among others. No additional sources cited.