What makes a hero? Is it their birth, their deeds, their virtues? This exhibit tracks the nature of heroism through works featured in the Humanities Sequence's Ancient World course. From the Trojan war to the Crucifixion, different ideas and ideals of heroism are examined. Are you a hero because of your divine birth? Because you have a glorious destiny? Because you fought bravely or died for a cause you believe in? Can you be a hero by enduring or by bumbling around in an entertaining way? If your great deeds are attained by leaving other people hurt or dead, can you truly be considered a hero? These ideas are examined throughout the works of the period. It is hard to determine what 'really' makes a hero out of all these conflicting accounts, but one thing is for certain: a hero makes for one memorable story.