Monster Essays - Glorious Sceptre
The Immortal Sceptre
Within the Iliad Homer portrays through association and symbolism the sceptre as a representation of divine power. Agamemnon is the nominal owner of this sceptre, on which much emphasis is placed in the early stages of the poem. This relic, a sceptre once owned by Zeus, has a kingly and divine past and, as a result, is a symbol of authority, power, and recognition within the kingdom of Greece. Homerís discussion of the sceptre in Books I and II serves to elucidate these characteristics of the sceptre.
In the earlier stages of book II, Homer establishes the godly and noble history of the ....