Humanities Is So Much Better Than Math

"Man is the measure of all things" ~Protagoras~

So today we went over book one and I found out some pretty interesting things that I didn't really know.

  • People back then, feared ghosts because a ghost was someone that wasn't properly buried. 
  • Also Hades wasn't hell, it was just a place that people go when their dead. 
  • All of the Gods were metaphores for things...
    • Thetis is a metaphor for the inner conflict
    • Athena is a metaphor for wisdom
  • Also Zeus is an abusive wife-beater
  • At the end of the book when Zeus got mad and told Hera to shut up and she was sad. Her son was comforting her and offered her wine.
Then in book six
  • When Hector returned home he saw
    • Mom
    • Brother
    • Wife
    • Son
  • When Hector went home Hectors mom offered HIM wine. 
  • Hector is actually fighting for something real.
  • His brother is a lover not a fighter
I love the fact that the gods are no better then the humans!


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I am currently a college student studying music education, and maybe family consumer science. I am pretty quiet but when you know me it's kind of hard to get me to shut up. I have an amazing family, and an even more amazing boyfriend. They support me in pretty much anything that I decide to do. I like to read, but haven't been reading much my first semester of college. I love movies, and I pretty much watch them all the time. I also love music. I play the alto saxophone and am learning the guitar. I can be really crafty and like to make things.


"A t his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst." ~Aristotle~

"Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another" ~Plato~