Research Papers on Greek & Roman Literature

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  • Learning Lessons in Billy Budd and Antigone

    In three pages this essay argues that ignoring humanitarian issues places society in peril and uses examples from Herman Melville's Billy Budd and Sophocles' Antigone to support this thesis. There are no other sources listed.

  • Principle Theme of Antigone by Sophocles

    In five pages this essay examines the conflict between loyalty to the state and to family as it is thematically portrayed in the tragic play Antigone by Sophocles. There are no other sources listed.

  • Greek God Apollo's Influence on Ancient Greece

    This 5 page paper gives an overview of the Greek god Apollo. This paper includes what areas of life Apollo ruled over and how he was the prophetic and musical god. Bibliography list 2 sources.

  • Herakles Presentation by Playwrights and Artists

    In fourteen pages this paper explores the Greek God Herakles and whether or not his image is consistently portrayed by artists and playwrights.

  • Oedipus the King by Sophocles and the Ancient Greek Gods

    In three pages this report analyzes the power of the ancient Greek mythological gods in this consideration of Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Works of Sophocles and Homer and the Gods

    In five page this paper considers Gods and their roles in ancient Greek society and literature in a consideration of a passage from History by Thucydides, Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, and 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey' by Homer. There are no other sources listed.

  • Hamlet & Oedipus

    A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares the characters of Hamlet and Oedipus. Despite being separated by the passage of centuries, as well as differences in language and culture, Sophocles’ portrayal of Oedipus and Shakespeare’s depiction of Hamlet bear similarities, as well as the innumerable differences that one would expect. The similarities revolve around themes common to both plays, such as incest and the use of symbolism, while the differences largely involve the specifics of characterization. No additional sources cited.

  • Feminism in Shakespeare and Aristophanes

    This paper examines various forms of feminism seen in two works by Shakespeare's, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Aristophanes', Lysistrata. The author contends that Aristophanes' idea of feminism was in fact unfeminine, while Shakespeare's vision was a bit irrational. This eight page paper has no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Imperialism and Athenian Democracy

    This paper consists of eight pages and compares imperialism to Athenian democracy with the assistance of Thucydides and the qualities of leadership or the consideration that perhaps similar policies may exist in contemporary democratic approaches as well which would make Athenian democratic imperialism a more accurate descriptive term. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Study Guide/Oedipus the King & Darker Face of the Earth

    A 5 page research paper that offers a study guide and suggestions on how to understand and approach the task of essay writing on 2 plays: Oedipus the King by Sophocles and The Darker Face of the Earth by Rita Dove. To repeat this, this paper is not an essay but it rather suggestions and a study guide. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Roman Mythology's Origins and How It Developed

    This paper consists of five pages and considers the origins of Roman mythology and compares it with its Greek mythology counterpart. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Greek Mythology and Names of Constellations

    In twenty five pages this paper examines how Greek mythology influenced the names of constellations and stars. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'The Iliad' and the Homeric Hero

    In five pages this tutorial answers two questions regarding the epic hero and how Achilles is the personification of the Homeric code.

  • Women in Ancient Greece by Sue Blundell

    In three pages this text is examined regarding the patriarchy of Ancient Greece and the role of women in this society.

  • Roman Society and Culture in The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius

    In five pages this essay examines The Twelve Caesars in terms of what it reveals about Roman society and culture.

  • Journeys in Dante's 'Inferno' and Homer's 'Odyssey'

    In five pages the journey theme is examined in a contrast and comparison of Dante Alighieri's 'Inferno' and Homer's 'The Odyssey.'

  • Women's Roles in Homer's 'The Odyssey'

    In five pages the women's contributions to the adventures featured in 'The Odyssey' are discussed.

  • Timing and Disguise in 'The Odyssey' Stories

    In six pages this paper examines the importance of timing and discusses in stories related to 'The Odyssey' including Homer's epic and the films O Brother, Where Art Thou? by director Joel Coen and 'The Odyssey' directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. Three other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Differing Versions of the Underworld in The Inferno, Gilgamesh and the Odyssey

    This 2 page paper looks at the concepts of the Underword as described in Dante's Inferno, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and The Odyssey by Homer. The writer notes that of the three, Dante's Inferno is the only one that describes the Underworld as a place of punishment; in The Odyssey it is merely sad, and in Gilgamesh it is empty. Primary sources only.

  • Justice in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

    In six pages this paper compares Homer's concept of justice with contemporary perspectives as it relates to 'The Odyssey.' There are 3 other sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Greek Literature and Love

    In five pages this paper examines how love and relationships are depicted in such ancient Greek literary works as Lysistrata, Antigone, and 'The Odyssey.' There is no bibliography included.

  • Lysistrata and Pleasure

    In four pages this report discusses theater in ancient Greece in a consideration of sexual conflict and pleasure as represented by Lysistrata. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Characters of Athene and Poseidon in Homer's 'The Odyssey'

    In five pages these characters as they are featured in Homer's epic are examined in terms of how they contribute to the tale overall and how they serve to compliment each other. There are no other sources listed.

  • Comparative Analysis of Queen Elizabeth II and Theseus in Phaedra

    In four pages this paper compares the problems confronting these monarchs, one fictitious and one real, and the ways in which they acted to solve them. There is no bibliography included.

 

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