Essays and Research Papers on Greek & Roman Mythology

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A 4 page analysis of the appeal of Zeus to Greek society. The paper argues that Zeus changed from a fickle and furious weather-god to a champion of justice, as his worshippers changed from illiterate tribesmen to the highest culture of the ancient world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Greek God Apollo

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper that explores the legends surrounding the Greek god Apollo and discusses the religious rituals practiced in his worship. The nature of the symbols of the bow, the laurel, and the lyre that are traditionally associated with Apollo are explained. Apollo's early use of music therapy is also explored. ...

In 3 pages the author discusses Cupid, Mars, and Venus, who were figures in Roman Mythology. Roman mythology has many interesting gods and goddesses. They are mirrored in Greek mythology. Cupid, the god of love, Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, and Mars, the god of war are three of mythologies well ...

A 10 page paper which examines Greek mythology by considering three or more myths to determine meaning, function and significance. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 5 page paper considers the use of the name Apollo in products and the development of advertising campaigns around this name. This paper argues that the use of the name Apollo, for everything from microcomputers to watches, has occurred because of the familiarity of Greek mythology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 7 page paper looks at both works inclusive of plot, primary characters, humorous aspects and thematic elements. The thesis that both works are about love, and not war, is supported with an analysis of the author's techniques and story lines. No additional sources cited.

This four page paper discusses whether or not the Greek mythological character Oedipus was guilty and responsible for the events that occurred in his life. This paper presents and defends the thesis that he was not because he was not aware that she was his mother when he did it and upon finding out gouged ...

This five-page-paper describes the view the authors of Electra and Medea had of family and women in general. The murder of her two children and the anger Medea held towards Jason are discusses as is the bitterness that consumed Electra following the murder of her father. Bibliography lists two sources.

The Knidian Aphrodites

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper discussing various perspectives from which Praxiteles' nude and her effects are studied. The ancient Greeks had a god or goddess for every reason, many of which were personified in statuary which was then located in the various temples built in honor of these forms of deity. Study of these ...

5 pages in length. The status and treatment of women in Greek and Roman mythology proves to be not all that different from one another. Women, in general mythological terms, were primarily in existence to act as man’s servant, both menially and sexually. To go so far as to say their treatment ...

A 4 page paper that examines the symbolism of the olive tree in Homer's epic poem The Odyssey and discusses how this symbol represents rebirth and the renewal of life. This paper focuses on three critical points in the story that symbolize rebirth and renewal, noting and analyzing the presence of the olive tree ...

Hercules Then And Now

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper. Ancient myths are often resurrected for modern day entertainment. Hercules is one of those that has gained a great following in today's society. This essay offers a brief overview of Hercules life, according to Greek mythology, and compares it to the Hercules presently on television. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 3 page paper answers three questions posed by a student regarding Greek and Roman gods which appear in myth and literature. The heroes in The Odyssey and The Aeneid are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

(5 pp) What we will do in this discussion is see how two mythic heroes, Achilles and Odysseus compare to each other as they move through the mythic hero's journey. Annotated bibliography lists 6 sources.

6 pages in length. The writer discusses how the ten tales of Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' reflects contemporary society. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper which discusses the parallels the film "Manchurian Candidate" and Aeschylus' "Libation Bearers" of the fifth century. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

(5 pp) What we will do in this discussion is see how two mythic heroes, Achilles and Odysseus compare to each other as they move through the mythic hero's journey. Annotated bibliography lists 6 sources.

(5 pp) What we will look at in this discussion is the importance of the Swordbelt of Pallas in the Aenid by Vergil to see if we can trace the mythic intent from the physical description of the swordbelt of Pallas found in The Doloneia: Pallas was wearing "distinctive armor, and a ...

This 4 page report discusses the fact that some of the world’s most fascinating stories and myths are surprisingly similar despite the thousands of miles and years between lands and cultures. They each follow a very similar pattern, although that of the battle between Zeus and Typhon is the most well-delineated and graphically-portrayed of any of them. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...

A 5 page essay that examines the origins of Rome, which are represented in two famous myths – the saga of Aeneas and the story of Romulus and Remus. The writer first summarizes these two legends and then examines the purposes that they fulfilled in Roman culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper looks at these four mythological character and examines their personalities and characteristics and events in their lives to discuss their suitable for a role in caring for the young. Then bibliography cites 2 sources.

A 5 page research paper that examines the functions that mythology has performed in human societies. The writer mainly focuses on Greek myths, and other creation stories in explaining how early people turned to mythology for explanations of natural phenomenon. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


  • 7 page paper

In addition to being half male and half female, Dionysus was half God and half mortal. This 7 page paper provides a tutorial based on the thesis that writing about the Greek God, Dionysus, the duality of his form and disposition may be a place from which the study may begin. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

5 pages in length. Both Seneca and Euripides envisioned something different when they each penned their individual version of Medea. That Euripides put forth a decidedly more humane and sensitive version illustrates how Seneca took her fundamental character and transformed it into an unsavory, vengeful sorcerer. Clearly, Seneca's Medea boasts a more ...

A 10 page research paper that examines the Greek sagas featuring Herkules and the Mesopotamian epic hero Gilgamesh. The writer looks at how violence is portrayed in these epics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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