Greek Mythology

This year in Greek Mythology has been quite eye opening. Between the battles, both internal and external, has shown how much our world today has changed but also how it still has some similarities. The fighting that Homer showed was between mainly two characters battling it out, in some ways this is the way it is handled today. More so in high school  settings than in the battlefield but it is still handled along the same lines. In the fights Homer would describe he would have two heroes like Achilles and Hector going back and fourth at each other with who they had defeated in the past in order to hype up who they were. The same goes for people today. Though they do not say who they have fought and won against in the past they do things like call each other names in order to bring their opponent down and make them look tougher compared to the other. As well, today women have a lot more power than they did in Homeric times. Homer describes most women as only having power because of who they are married to and because of their beauty, even though it still partially exists today that women are treated differently because of what they look like women today still have far more power and respect.