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Kill His Father Killed His Father
1,637 wordsIn Sophocles play Oedipus Rex Oedipus Even though "fate" seems to determine Oedipus' life, . he does infact have a free will. His choices brought the prophecy to life. Only his decisions (not influenced by anybody) he made. Of course those decisions were in side of the limits set by fate. When Oedipus heard a prophesy that his going to kill his father and sleep with his mother he ran away, even when he new there were suspicions of him being the real son of his parents. There some lines from the ...
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Stage Directions God Apollo
1,923 wordsAlcestis is a myth that is "the most touching of all the Greek dramas to a modern audience" (Lind 213). It is a tragicomedy by the playwright Euripides and it centers on the king and queen of Thessalia. Admetus, the king, has been fated to die yet, due to his alliance with Apollo, is given the chance to find a replacement. His wife, Alcestis, volunteers for the position claiming that she cannot imagine life without her husband. After Alcestis submits her life, Admetus discovers the pain of loss ...
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Geometric Shapes Ancient Greek
1,116 wordsAncient Greek art set the bar for artists around the world for thousands of years and still does today. Its sophistication peaked during the Classical Period which has been called the Golden Age of Greek art. The idea of being able to make the world and people around oneself seem flawless was captured through their art. From the usage of geometric shapes to the idea of symmetry helped to give way to the idea of equilibrium, a balance, to which the Greeks held as one idea of perfection. Many scul...
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Oedipus The King Killed Laius
548 wordsIn the book Oedipus the King a man is corrupts the town Thebes from his own great misfortunes and self-tortures. The book starts off in the town of Thebes and Oedipus as the king. King Oedipus realizes slowly but surely the town is withering down to nothing. So Oedipus sends Creon to the great god Apollo for advice. When Creon returns Oedipus is in the presence of company. Oedipus who was waiting eagerly for the news told him to tell the news in front of everyone. Creon told Oedipus the great go...
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Youth Of Athens Court Of Law
1,669 wordsPlato's Apology In The Apology Socrates makes a speech in defense of himself. During the course of that speech he presents himself to the men of the jury in two different ways. In the beginning of the speech he presents himself humbly. As the speech goes on he begins to show himself as more and more important. This sense of importance is who he really is. He perceives himself to be an important man. His students also perceive him to be important, otherwise why would one of his students have even...
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House Of Atreus Immanuel Kant
903 wordsThe Role of Cassandra in the Oresteia Trilogy Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved. Immanuel Kant, Crooked Timber of Humanity The character Cassandra in Aeschylus classic trilogy, The Oresteia, plays a small yet acutely important role in the advancement of the entire drama. Cassandra appears only in the first book, Agamemnon, but her prophetic visions and declarations concerning the House of Atreus ring true throughout the work, and prov...
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One Of The First Apollo
1,379 wordsGods play an integral role in Homeric society. They are very active in the lives of humans, both in wartime and peacetime. People depend on the gods to help them fight wars, protect their loved ones, and just improve their everyday lives. Since they do play such a large role in the lives of humans, people often blame or credit gods for things they had no involvement in. This can lead to complicated dealings between gods and humans. The best way for humans to get what they want from the gods is t...
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