The Heroic Ideal

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Heroic qualities have always been debatable but historians tend to agree that the qualities of a hero are a reflection of the values of the society. Augustus and Beowulf are two individuals revered as heroes during their own time. Both sustained their share of criticism but still managed to come out on top. Augustus was responsible for uniting Rome and creating a society that influenced every single society that followed. Beowulf’s success was in …

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…the Roman government had enough power to organize enough support to try to take over. Augustus’s main success in his Roman empire was leaving behind a legacy that every society since then has been influenced by. Augustus and Beowulf embody several qualities of their respective societies. By looking at their accomplishments and how they were described, it is possible to interpret Roman culture and Germanic society and what they value. Bibliography Beowulf our textbook