Essays and Research Papers on Greek & Roman Mythology

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A 12 page analytical paper exploring the theme of human sacrifice in mythology. Using the stories of Selene and Endymion, Aphrodite and Adonis, and Cybele and Attis, along with two stories about Demeter, the writer supports the notion that human sacrifice is used to demonstrate the power of the gods and compassion. Bibliography lists ...

This 4 page paper looks at power-structure in Ancient Greece. Ovid's Metamorphoses is referred to extensively. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 10 page paper discusses aspects of Greek religion, culture and customs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 3 page paper covers two subjects: the relationship between ancient Egyptian religion and the idea of death; and ancient Judaism. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page paper looks at mythology and religion characteristic of the people of Ancient Greece in order to determine what effects they had on civilization. Gods and goddesses, and their roles, are noted. Descriptions regarding daily life in Ancient Greece, as well as the role of democracy in the society, is included. ...

This 7 page paper constructs the life of a character named Eleni, who is a young woman in ancient Greek society. This paper delves into all aspects of her life, illustrating how life in this time period would have been for such a young women. Issues addressed include marriage, food, dress, social activities, ...

This is a 9 page paper discussing the Ancient Greeks’ attitude to death and the rituals and beliefs which surrounded death. Death among the Ancient Greeks was treated as honourable as described by Homer and its prevalence in their society became a daily way of life. Men died in battle and from disease and whether ...

A 3 page research paper that discusses the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome and how their pantheons differed. This also addresses what the differences imply about Roman traits. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Women in Mythology

  • 14 page paper

A 14 page paper that presents the complex roles of women in mythology and the three major categories in which most mythological women can be placed. This paper also demonstrates the way in which culture determines the roles of women, and utilizes a variety of mythologies, from the myths of medieval England to those of ...

This 5 page paper discusses the myth of Hercules (Heracles) and compares it with the myth of Diana (Artemis). Each character was undeniably heroic and each based their standards of behavior on ideals much larger than their own individuality. No additional sources cited.

In 5 pages, the author discusses how Roman mythology began and its purpose. Roman mythology is much like Greek mythology. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This is a 3 page paper on qualities of Greek civilization which are revealed in Homer’s “The Odyssey”. Homer’s “The Odyssey” was written around the year 750 B.C. and in addition to providing a great tale about the adventures of the king Odysseus, it also reveals aspects and qualities of the ancient civilization in Greece ...

A 3 page essay that contrasts and compares 3 creation stories. In ancient creation mythology, the role of feminine deities, and women in general, is to provide a sense of conflict, which serves to both heighten the drama of the story as well as provide a rationale that justifies the societal status quo of male ...

(5 pp). Ancient Greeks cared deeply about the pursuit of knowledge. Although the truth was often a terrifying concept, they still saw it as a critical virtue. The theater with its chorus and collection of ancient stories, was one way in which the ideas of knowledge and truth were examined. How ...

This 4-page paper examines The Pantheon (Rome) and the Parthenon (Greece) in terms of social, technological and political structures of their times. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

In 6 pages the author tells a hypothetical story, which might have happened when Argonauts visited Jason in Corinth after Medea's departure. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page research paper that focuses on how the image of Zeus, as portrayed in Greek art, demonstrated the place that worship of Zeus had in Greek society. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Essays on Mythology

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper consists of 2 essays (3 pages each). The first essay discusses the applicability of the creation myth in Genesis and the myth of Prometheus to modern society. The second essay discusses the value of African wisdom proverbs. No bibliography provided.

A 5 page paper discussing Heracles [later renamed 'Hercules ' by the Romans]. The themes of the stories and adventures of Heracles have all the makings of a great action/adventure television show. Bibliography lists four sources.

25 pages worth of extensively detailed discussion relevant to how the stars and constellations derived their name from Greek mythology/stories. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A 6 page paper that looks at the issue of abuse as it is presented in Greek mythology, and focuses on the issues related to the abuse of women in a number of myths. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 7 page essay on the unequal and unjust roles assigned to women in Greek society as expressed in mythology. The writer focuses on plays by Aeschylus, Euripides and Homer, and on the characters Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Odysseus, Calypso, and Helen. The writer also expresses the overall purpose of the play in terms of ...

Incest of the Gods

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page essay on the incestuous relationships reported in Greek mythology and Greek plays. The writer lists a number of incestuous relationships between Zeus, his brothers and sisters and progeny, and also gives examples from and commentary on plays such as Oedipus Rex, Medea and Agamemnon in support of the thesis. ...

a 5 page paper looking at the reason Zeus retained his position as this 'Supreme Deity' of the Greek Pantheon after his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather lost theirs to their sons. The paper suggests that Greek society was changing and civilizing over time, and Zeus, more than his father or grandfather, represents the flexibility and ...

A 3 page paper looking at the characteristics of the Greek goddess Athena, and analyzing her appeal to the people who worshipped her. The paper argues that in an overwhelmingly patriarchal society, Athena's spirit ruled in Athens as the Athenian wife's spirit ruled within the confines of her home. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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