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  Phoenix, Arizona   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County.
Phoenix lies at an elevation of approximately 117 feet in the heart of the Sonoran Desert and is located in the center Arizona in the Phoenix Valley or "Valley the Sun" at 33°31'42" North 112°4'35" West -112.076300)
The Phoenix metro is surrounded by McDowell Mountains to the north South Mountain to the south and the Superstition Mountains far to the east.
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 Homer Study Guide
The two most famous paradeigmata in the Iliad occur at very important moments: in book 9, when Phoenix is making a request to Achilles, and in book 24, when Achilles is making a request to King Priam.
Phoenix says that even the gods can be persuaded by prayer and sacrifice.
This famous passage unusually in the context of the Iliad describes scenes away from the fray of war and killing.
ccwf.cc.utexas.edu /~kallet/greece/iliad.html   (3622 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Iliad Study Guide
Phoenix, now an older man, was an exile taken in by Achilles' father Peleus.
She is the only goddess allowed to attend personally to the battlefield because of Zeus, and her presence says much about Homer's understanding of war.
The brutality of war is certainly one of the poem's themes, but the Iliad is not a pacifist's epic.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/iliad/section5.html   (3795 words)

 The Virtual Iliad
Phoenix, at hearing this, first fears for the sake of the entire Argives and questions Achilles nervously whether that is really what he is planning to do in his mind.
Next is Phoenix, Achilles' tutor, he uses the idea and theme of "old times" and a "traditional" motif to try to win over the pride and damaged reputation of Achilles.
The Iliad does not end suprisisingly with the Trojan Horse and the defeat of Priam's city, but however with the death and return of Hector.
library.thinkquest.org /19300/data/Iliad/virtiliad.htm   (7861 words)

 Lect15Iliad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Next Phoenix gives a long speech in which first he paints himself as a father figure.
Phoenix also tells the story of Meleager: Meleager wouldn't fight to defend his own people because he was mad (like Achilles).
Note that Achilles' answer to Phoenix is less harsh than the one he gave to Odysseus, and his answer to Ajax is still more softened.
www.utexas.edu /courses/lupack/Lect15Iliad.html   (1892 words)

 Phoenix Rising   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In Egypt, the phoenix was associated with the worship of the sun.
The Chinese phoenix was thought to have a large bill, the neck of a snake, the back of a tortoise, and the tail of a fish.
The phoenix myth, then, in the part about the egg of myrrh, tells us that there is balm available to soothe any pain that we may experience from going through the fire.
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In this Attic red-figure Crater (c480 BCE), he wounds Aeneas in the hip (with a spear, not a rock as in the ILIAD), and Aphrodite grabs hold to rescue her son.
After Xanthus is boiled into submission by Hephaistos, and being led on a short goosechase by Apollo disguised as Agenor, Achilles finally faces Hector in single combat in 22.
In this Attic red-figure cup (c480 BCE), Hector breaks his spear on Achilles' shield, and Achilles advances with drawn sword--again, different from the ILIAD, where Hector advances with drawn sword and is stabbed by Achilles with a spear in the throat.
www.uark.edu /campus-resources/achilles/iliad/iliad.html   (2000 words)

 4: Homer: Mission to Achilles
Old Phoenix is a father-figure who has raised Achilles from infancy and taught him both "speech and action," the things that a warrior should say in council and do on the battlefield.
Phoenix is characterized as an old man, a "foster father" to Achilles, one who has nurtured Achilles from early childhood.
The Iliad and later Greek writings (as well as Genesis and other early sources) may have featured giants because of the enormous bones that the ancients found buried everywhere in the earth--such as wooly mammoth bones that could be reconstructed to seem heroic indeed (image right).
englishare.net /literature/POL-HS-Mission-Achilles.htm   (6434 words)

 Phoenix - Columbia Encyclopedia article about Phoenix (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Phoenix is the seat of the Univ. of Phoenix, Arizona State Univ. West, Grand Canyon Univ., and Southwestern College.
phoenix, fabulous bird that periodically regenerated itself, used in literature as a symbol of death and resurrection.
According to legend, the phoenix lived in Arabia; when it reached the end of its life (500 years), it burned itself on a pyre of flames, and from the ashes a new phoenix arose.
columbia.thefreedictionary.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Phoenix   (961 words)

 Unit 2
A good example of such a narrative is the story of Meleager, which the old man Phoenix tells to Achilles in the embassy of Iliad IX in attempt to bring Achilles back into the war.
Phoenix himself is represented much like an epic poet when he begins his tale: "I totally recall [memnmai] this event of the past - it is not a new thing - and how it happened.
Phoenix' story revolves around the idea of compensation, but also the importance of one's nearest and dearest companions, that is his comrades, in a warrior's ascending scale of affection.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~chs/HPJ/unit2.html   (1528 words)

 Phoenix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Phoenix is the name of a creature from Egyptian mythology.
Phoenix may have been first used as a first name in the Iliad, where it belonged to one of the Greeks attacking Troy.
Phoenix is also occasionally a surname from the Old French surname Fénix or Phenix.
www.geocities.com /edgarbook/names/p/phoenix.html   (194 words)

 The Internet Classics Archive | The Iliad by Homer
Then Achilles took his seat facing Ulysses against the opposite wall, and bade his comrade Patroclus offer sacrifice to the gods; so he cast the offerings into the fire, and they laid their hands upon the good things that were before them.
Go, therefore, as in duty bound, and tell the princes of the Achaeans the message that I have sent them; tell them to find some other plan for the saving of their ships and people, for so long as my displeasure lasts the one that they have now hit upon may not be.
On this she nodded quietly to Patroclus as a sign that he was to prepare a bed for Phoenix, and that the others should take their leave.
classics.mit.edu /Homer/iliad.9.ix.html   (5148 words)

The Iliad begins perhaps nine years after the Greek armies first laid seige to Troy, seeking revenge for the theft of Menelaos' wife, Helen, by the Trojan prince, Paris.
A admits he was mad to take Achilles' captive, Briseis and offers trophies, horses, seven captive women of Lesbos, Briseis, herself, an oath he never had sex with her, and an offer to marry him to one of Ag's three daughters as a son equal to Orestes (market; family/houseold; class).
Phoenix, Ajax, and Odysseus are the ambassadors; Odysseus makes the first speech, recasting Ag's offer to appeal to Achilles' desires for honor and fame that outdo any other warrior's (heroic code; market; class; family).
faculty.goucher.edu /eng222/homeriliad.htm   (2502 words)

The death of Oedipus is alluded to in a passage in the Iliad (23.677 ff.):
Clearly, the Iliad version is in direct contrast to the version immortalised by Sophocles in the Oedipus Coloneus, in which the wretched Oedipus died in exile in Athens; according to epic tradition as reported in Homer and Hesiod (fr.
The only problem with the Iliad verses is the meaning of the perfect participle *dedoupo/tos*, which occurs only here in Homer and already in ancient times promoted discussion and close analysis.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~phoenix/contents_indices/Cingano.html   (3683 words)

They were protected from the front by giant ox hide shields but, without armor, entirely vulnerable from the rear.
Once a hero cut his way through the line of enemy shields, he could slaughter their entire Trojan army unless opposed by an enemy hero in armor.
After I described the shields in more details in "production notes for The Iliad,", he wrote back (March 18, 1960): "The prospect of doing the Iliad is exciting and inspiring and my interest could not be more thoroughly aroused.
www.edwardjayepstein.com /iliad4.htm   (723 words)

 Phoenix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Phoenix (comics), a fictional cosmic entity in the Marvel Comics universe, and the associated characters:
Phoenix, rumored to be the name of Michelle Williams' third studio album, but not confirmed yet.
Phoenix Islands, a sparsely populated island chain in Kiribati
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Phoenix   (1178 words)

 JTK's Study Guide for Iliad 1-12
The scene between him and Andromache is one of the most moving moments in the entire Iliad.
Here he is shown driving a chariot -- his own chariot, in fact (he does not have a chariot-driver as we typically see in the case of a mortal warrior).
The speech of Phoenix includes an 'embedded narrative,' the tale of the Calydonian Boar Hunt.
omni.cc.purdue.edu /~corax/iliad.studyguide.01-12.html   (2694 words)

 Kretler: Marpessa, Kleopatra and Phoenix: Iliad 9.556-565
The Meleager story recounted by Phoenix in Iliad 9.529-99 is one of the most discussed passages in the poem.
Scholars have for example noticed how Phoenix's autobiography resonates with the Meleager story (sketched in Heubeck 1943), but not how it may be related to the Marpessa digression.
Within a story with no direct discourse, this ambiguously directed catalogue can be performed as a uniquely unintroduced direct speech– the horrors of the sack of a city emerge from Kleopatra's, Phoenix's, and the performer's mouth at once, emerging to confirm the contradictory quality of his ostensibly hortatory tale.
www.camws.org /meeting/2005/abstracts2005/kretler.html   (724 words)

 USS Iliad - Shuttles
The Iliad has a full complement of shuttle craft.
As one might imagine, all shuttles on USS Iliad are named after characters referred on in Homer's Iliad.
To continue the classical feel, the shuttle craft are named after characters associated with the Gods, the cargo shuttles after Greeks and the other craft after Trojans.
www.angelfire.com /scifi/ussiliad/shuttles.html   (182 words)

A character in the Iliad and father of Adonis in Greek mythology or a different character in Greek mythology, brother of Europa and Cadmus
Phoenix[?], first steamboat to sail the open ocean
If you followed a link here, you might want to go back and fix that link to point to the appropriate specific page.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ph/Phoenix.html   (99 words)

 Iliad: Reading Assignments, Summaries, Notes, and Questions
The Iliad is divided into 24 chapters or "books," of which we will read a little over half.
Name some aspects of Achilles' story and character that might be seen as "tragic." If you do not think that Achilles is tragic, give reasons for your views.
Iliad, the first seven lines in Greek and (eight) in English
faculty.gvsu.edu /websterm/Iliad.htm   (3941 words)

 Phoenix (Iliad) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A different Phoenix in Greek mythology was a son of Agenor and Telephassa.
When his sister, Electra[?] was kidnapped, Phoenix and his brothers, Cadmus and Cilix went searching for her.
Phoenix eventually settled down and founded the country Phoenicia.
www.mik.fastload.org.cob-web.org:8888 /ph/Phoenix_(Iliad).html   (160 words)

 Phoenix (Iliad) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Homer's Iliad, Phoenix is one of the Myrmidons led by Achilles, who along with Odysseus and Ajax urges Achilles to re-enter battle, giving the most passionate speech of the three.
There is no doubt that this was a later addition to the epic, as Achilles continually uses a special dual verb form in speaking with his guests, rather than a more appropriate plural form.
As Aeneas is searching his fallen Troy for his wife Creusa, he glimpes Phoenix and Odysseus guarding their loot in Priam's palace.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Phoenix_(Iliad)   (145 words)

 Chronicles of Love & Resentment CCCIV
After all, Homer enclosed the Calydonian boar hunt in his Iliad, a myth within the myth, both as a nod to what was previously big box office for bards and as a guide to old hat newly worn.
Wise old Phoenix’s account in book nine of the Iliad of the mythical boar-hunter Meleagar’s anger, therefore, mirrors Homer’s own innovative portrayal of the insufficient merit, in the archaic age, of a warrior’s mere rage.
Phoenix tells his cautionary tale about Meleagar in order to dissuade Achilles from his feud with Agamemnon.
www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu /views/vw304.htm   (2148 words)

 Phoenix (Iliad) biography .ms (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the Greek epic Iliad, Phoenix is one of Achilles' men who goes with Odysseus and Ajax the great to urge him to re-enter battle, giving the most passionate speech of the three.
There is no doubt that this was a later addition to the epic, since Achilles continually talks to his guests using a special dual verb form, not plural.
A different Phoenix in Greek mythology was a son of Agenor and either brother or father to Cadmus.
www.biography.ms.cob-web.org:8888 /Phoenix_(Iliad).html   (79 words)

 Study Guide for Reading Homer's Iliad
The theme of the mutilation of the corpse will be important throughout the epic; it is the title of an important book by Charles Segal.
The Iliad is famous for its extended similes.
Phoenix attempts to persuade Achilles by telling him a story about Meleager.
www.temple.edu /classics/iliadho.html   (2691 words)

 Classics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
No one is quite sure where or when the poet lived, or even of the origin of his name.
Matthew Arnold, an apostle of high-Victorian culture, maintained that a proper translation of Homer should be rapid, plain, direct in expression and ideas, and noble in sentiment.
While Lattimore's remains the ideal for textual fidelity enlivened by creative interpretation, the recent work of Princeton's Robert Fagles, accompanied by introductions of exquisite cultural sensitivity by Bernard Knox, have subtly and significantly altered how these ancient poems are now appreciated.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/books/97/12/04/CLASSICS.html   (1241 words)

 Why Liberty Originated in the West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In Homer’s Iliad, which along with the Odyssey, is the oldest surviving literary work (written down perhaps around 800 B.C.), it’s clear that discussion was a feature of Greek life.
For instance, in the Iliad, Phoenix tells Achilles: “Did not the old charioteer Peleus make me your guardian when he sent you off from Phithia to join Agamemnon [during the Trojan War].
Fifth was the Iliad and the Odyssey, literary masterpieces that are themselves the epitome of liberal rational thinking.
www.libertystory.net /LSCONNECTLIBERTYORIGINATEDINWEST.htm   (3061 words)

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