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Contrasting Apollo & Dionysus

In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are nearly opposites of one another, and as with many opposites, life would not operate just quite right...

Progression Towards Light

Aeschylus use of darkness and light as a consistent image in the Oresteia depicts a progression from evil to goodness, disorder to order. In...

Caged Birds Gone Mad

Women today tend to speak assertively for their rights. However, the social structures in which we live sometimes still make it difficult for us...

Artemis – Greek mythology

Artemis was born of Leto and Zeus, on the island of Delos, later helping with the delivery of her twin brother, Apollo. Some sources...

Differences and Similarities: Apollo and Dionysus

In Greek Mythology a rivalry always occurs between certain Gods and Goddesses. In the case of Apollo and Dionysus there is no exception. They...

Structural Levels of The Iliad

Wars are often very complex in nature and are fought for many diverse reasons. The school boy may fight in order to get money...

Greek Mythology

Mythology was an integral part of the lives of all ancient peoples. The myths of Ancient Greece are the most familiar to us, for...

Akhilleauss Pride

The Iliad is a classic story of a Greek warrior, named Akhilleus, whose anger causes many soldiers to die during the Trojan War. When...

Hermes – a God of mischief and excitement

Hermes was a God of mischief and excitement. He was known for inventing measurement, musical instruments, and steeling cattle. Hermes was a God that...

The Greek Hero Vs. The Anglo-saxon Hero

The hero stands as an archetype of who we should be and who we wish to be. However, the hero has inherent flaws which...

Greek And Roman Art

"The arts of the western world have been largely dominated by the artistic standards established by the Greeks of the classical period" (Spreloosel 86)....

Athena: The god

Athena, back in time when Greece was making its mark in history as one of the great civilization of the Ancient World, there was...

Ahprodite/Venus

Aphrodite is the Greek name for the goddess of love and beauty. Roman mythology refers to her as Venus. She charmed gods and men...

Book Review: The Iliad

Book Review The Iliad The name Homer is synonymous with great tales of heroic poetry. Although this genre of poetry hails the distinctness of...

Homer’s Iliad – Theme Analysis

In Homer's Iliad, war is depicted as horrible, bloody, and fruitless. There are no clear winners in The Iliad. Many people die in vain...

The Greek tragedy of Oedipus

The Greek tragedy of Oedipus illustrates dramatic irony through Oedipus' noble birth which is unknown to him and his fall from the throne due...

Oedipus Rex

Throughout history, writers and philosophers have expressed their views about how the life of man is ultimately defined in their works. The Greeks have...

The Similarities Between Creon and Antigone

"Ah Creon! Is there no man left in the world-" Teirsesias Greek theatre played a large role in Greece. The citizens were supposed to...

Role of Greek Gods In the Illiad

With our view of God, it can sometimes be difficult to comprehend the actions and thinking of the Greek deities. The Christian God does...

Telemakhos – Greek Mythology

Every boy would like to be characterized as a man. Most look to age or the way they see their own maturity to determine...

Antigone: The Significance of Historical Setting

Desirees Baby, by Kate Chopin, is not only a story about a mother and her child, but one of hatred and prejudices during the...

Oedious As A Statement Of Hope In Oedipus At Colonus

The Greek tragedy Oedipus at Colonus was written by the great and renowned Greek playwright Sophocles at around 404 B. C. or so. In...

Sophocles “Oedipus the King”

Sophocles "Oedipus the King" is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his...

The Signifigance of Irony, Metaphor, and Reversal of Situation in Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex is a tragedy of a man who attempts to flee a prophecy out of fear of what the future may hold for...

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