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A Greek Heroe, Achilles or Diomedes?

Summary: Compares the characters Achilles and Diomedes from Homer's The Iliad. Considers which character best fits the Greek defenition of a hero. Describes the Greek defenition of a hero.
In the story The Iliad by Homer many of the characters can qualify as the Greek definition of a hero. Some of the rules of Greek heroism that must be displayed are ones such as one must be subject to death. Another rule to Greek heroism is the one that says that a Greek hero must establish their status in battle. An important rule is the rule that says that the hero must be lower then the gods of Greek mythology. Other rules to being a Greek hero are being a loyal person, and more importantly, a Greek hero must be respectful to their superiors. Diomedes and Achilles are both great and powerful figures in Greek history and to one who doesn't know the rules to Greek heroism, can both be looked upon as a hero, and maybe even a Greek hero. But between...

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