In Homer's classic epic poem, Iliad, gods and goddesses are seen throughout affecting and influencing the lives of mortals. In this lesson we will study Athena. The goddess Athena in Homer's ''The Iliad'' is a powerful figure. Athena, sometimes referred to as Athene, or Pallas Athene, is the Greek goddess of Wisdom. She plays a major role in Homer's The Iliad because she works to protect the Achaean warriors fighting against the Trojans. Throughout the Iliad, gods are present spontaneously, encouraging the mortals to act. At the same time, the gods seem to be vitalized by men.
Homer presents her as such at the very start of the Iliad, when she persuades an angry Achilles not to attack Agamemnon and points the way to a more productive course of action. In both the Iliad and Odyssey, Homer uses Athene in a leading role as the driving force behind the. Achilles glowered at Agamemnon and said,. “Clothed as you are in shamelessness and deceit,. how can any Achaean follow your orders. to go on a mission or. She is called Athene in The Iliad but after B.C.E. she is referred to as Athena. Some of her various other names are of uncertain meaning: Pallas Athene (the.
The The Iliad characters covered include: Achilles, Agamemnon (also called Antenor, Sarpedon, Chryseis, Briseis, Chryses, Zeus, Hera, Athena, Thetis. Athena or Athene, often given the epithet Pallas, is an ancient Greek goddess associated with She plays an active role in the Iliad, in which she assists the Achaeans and, in the Odyssey, she is the divine counselor to Odysseus. In the later. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ZEUS. AND ATHENA IN THE ILIAD. After his injury by Diomedes at the instigation and with the active participation of Athena. The most masculine of the goddesses, Athena is the goddess of “ ingenuity and resourcefulness ” (p ). In the Iliad, these actions come in the form of battle.