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Hercules: 12 Labors of Hercules

Hercules, in Greek mythology, was a hero known for his strength and courage and for his legendary adventures. Hercules is the Roman name for...

A Few Greek Gods

The Ancient Greeks believed in a series of myths which explained nature, set up a moral code for the people, and were just folk...

The Odyssey The Role Of Prophe

When one ponders the Greek mythology and literature, powerful images invariably come to mind. One relives the heroes' struggles against innumerable odds, their battles...

Creons Defense to Oedipuss Accusations and Their Relevance

The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedies was simultaneously desired and dreaded because of the kings responsibility to the people...

Oedipus, a very interesting character in Greek mythology

Oedipus is a very interesting character in Greek mythology. He encounters many episodes on his journey, escaping the dangers of the prophecy he was...

Greek Mythology Essay

The Greeks believed that the earth was formed before any of the gods appeared. The gods, as the Greeks knew them, all originated with...

Medea As A Heroine

In Euripides’ Medea, the main character of the same name is a controversial heroine. Medea takes whatever steps necessary to achieve what she believes...

Media: Character Analysis

Media was a very diverse character who possesses several characteristics which were unlike the average woman during her time. As a result of these...

Medea: “Love and Deception”

There are many pieces of literature that may entail more than one theme throughout the story. The tragedy, Medea, by Euripides is very good...

Comparing Odysseus and Medea

"Let me hear no smooth talk of death from you, Odysseus, light of councils. Better, I say, to break sod as a farm hand for some poor...

Medea – Male and Female Perceptions of the World

Ask yourself this, Is this world biased against a particular gender? Do we mainly focus on women's issues or men's? What would your answer...

Plato & Medea

In ancient Greece women were viewed as many things. They were not viewed as equivalent to males by any means. Women were portrayed usually...

“Medea” by Euripides: Jason and Medea

In Medea, by Euripides, the two main characters Jason and Medea are forced to leave Lolkos and have taken refuge in Corinth. Jason has...

Medea: Study Guide

Authorial information Euripedes lived from ca. 485 to ca. 406 B.C. making him younger thank Aeschylus and Sophocles, and making him the last of the...

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...