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Department
History
Course
HIST-UA 105
Professor
ertman
Semester
Spring

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Homers Iliad is a great work of literature that has surprised and perplexed readers for centuries The way the characters act what was accepted as normal what the role of the Gods were in the human world all served to amuse and entertain all its readersIn book one Agamemnon is portrayed in a really contradicting and perplexing manner He is described as this great general and claims that he cares for his troops and people yet he refuses to give the daughter of the priest back Achilleus describes Agamemnon as the most lordly greediest for gain of all men Homer 78 for he refuses to sacrifice a small thing in return for all of their safety Though one would expect a leader and general such as Agamemnon to be generous and understanding the Iliad portrays him in an utterly different manner Achilleus states that he is wrapped in shamelessness with his mind forever on profit Ho
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