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- Importance and Depictions of Homer: The IliadPublished: Mon, 18 May 2020Extract: The Iliad, possibly written at the pinnacle of Homer’s career, begins the journey. There are some that think Homer did not exist at all. This debate has continued for thousands of years, with scholars going back and forth as to its validity. Homer’s writings could have been the works of many or the works of […]
- The Odyssey: The Use of Revenge within Greek MythologyPublished: Sat, 08 Feb 2020Extract: The role of gods and goddesses within the affairs of humans can be seen as a recurring subject throughout Greek mythology. The divinities involvement and relation within mortal affairs is tremendously prominent within works such as The Odyssey. Humankind within The Odyssey is demonstrated to have a strong connection with the Greek gods, in which […]
- Gilgamesh and The Early 17th CenturyPublished: Sat, 08 Feb 2020Extract: The Epic of Gilgamesh is a poem that was written on a historical king by the name of Gilgamesh. The Epic Of Gilgamesh was well cherished and idolized poem for Mesopotamia. The poem was based in the area of Uruk in Mesopotamia, which is known by Iraq today. In the poem Gilgamesh was ruled as […]
- What Role Does Tyche (Fortune) Play in Polybios’ Histories?Published: Sat, 08 Feb 2020Extract: Polybios’ use of Tyche in his Histories, has led to a lot of scholarly debate over the past couple of centuries in which not one but several trains of thought carry weight. It is clear from these debates that no one is quite certain as to what exactly Polybios’ intentions were in incorporating Tyche in […]
- Analysis of Oedipus the KingPublished: Sat, 08 Feb 2020Extract: In the play, the country of Thebes is stricken by a great plague, and king Oedipus, being a noble leader, is determined to find the solution of ending the scourge. A determined Oedipus goes on a quest of determining the truth behind his parentage and the old prophecy. After a thorough investigation, he traces the […]
- Representations of Combat Trauma in Sophocles’ Tragedies Philoctetes and AjaxPublished: Sat, 08 Feb 2020Extract: In fifth century Athenian Theatre, going to war is glorified as the epitome of bravery and valor. In the works of Tragedian and General Sophocles, it is apparent that the strength of the comradery between brothers in arms, the willingness of self-sacrifice, and the desire to gain both fame and material glory for oneself and […]
- To What Extent Is the Legend of Boudica More Powerful than the Actual Women?Published: Sat, 08 Feb 2020Extract: Q: With reference to examples in film, art and iconography, to what extent is the legend of Boudica more powerful than the actual women? The legend of Boudica was evidently greater than the actual women herself because there is more information about the legend compared to the women. This is because we have very […]
- Exploring Tragedy Between the ErasPublished: Sat, 08 Feb 2020Extract: From its conception in ancient Greece, tragedy has always lured its audience through its observation and analysis of the human condition in its most noble and pitiful moments, eliciting all-consuming emotions. Traditional tragedy, such as Sophocles’ famed play Oedipus Rex, represents the pinnacle of tragic works, incorporating the most core qualities of a work of […]
- Mercury and Apollo in Horace Ode I.10 and I.31Published: Mon, 23 Sep 2019Extract: Throughout the books of Horace’s odes there is a variety of approaches to the divine and to the composition of religious poetry. Horace, learning much from his Greek predecessors, is able to adapt Archaic Greek meter, motifs and themes into contemporary Latin verse that could be utilized by educated Romans in a variety of ways. […]
- Tranquility from a Stoics’ Point of ViewPublished: Mon, 23 Sep 2019Extract: How individuals can achieve tranquility from a stoics’ point of view Epictetus and other stoics believe that tranquility should be our utmost goal in this rational life. They claim that the key to happiness is solely based on rationality and tranquility. Stoics argue that to become tranquil, considerable effort must be made and prices must […]
- Maenads in Classical WorksPublished: Mon, 23 Sep 2019Extract: Introduction εἰς ὄρος εἰς ὄρος, ἔνθα μένει θηλυγενὴς ὄχλος ἀφ᾽ ἱστῶν παρὰ κερκίδων τ᾽ οἰστρηθεὶς Διονύσῳ. “to the mountain, to the mountain, where there rests/ the throng of women, / driven by Dionysus in madness/ from their looms and shuttles. (Euripides, The Bacchae, 116-119 Loeb translation) Maenads (μαϊνάδες), or Bacchants as the Romans called […]
- Greek History – Class and StatusPublished: Thu, 10 May 2018Extract: Greek history cannot be viewed as complete without analysing the class structure and status, as most of the historical evidence we have acquired from…
- Euripides Hippolytus EssayPublished: Wed, 20 Dec 2017Extract: Euripides’ Hippolytus (1972) is a paradoxical play that, at its heart, deals with the outcomes of conflicting human emotion.
- Ostracism in Athenian DemocracyPublished: Mon, 11 Dec 2017Extract: Ostracism was a process instituted as one of the Kleisthenic reforms of 508/7BC as a result of the non-elite intervention in the conflict with the…
- How Virgil Integrates Myth and History in The AeneidPublished: Wed, 27 Sep 2017Extract: How does Virgil integrate myth and history in The Aeneid? Discuss with reference to specific passages.
- Athenian Democracy and MeritocracyPublished: Wed, 27 Sep 2017Extract: To what extent did the Athenian democracy live up to its ideology of being a meritocracy, and to what extent was power still in the hands of the wealthy?
- A Family for Christmas by Linda FinlayPublished: Thu, 17 Aug 2017Extract: The story written by Linda Fay is truly an amazing one and I would definitely recommend it to all my friends and family members. When I read this book…
- The Bible: An Eternal CanonPublished: Thu, 17 Aug 2017Extract: The biblical canon is meant to shape people. It is logical to believe that the Creator of the Universe provided man with a code of conduct, as it says…
- Genealogy, History, and Mythology in Olympian 9Published: Fri, 28 Jul 2017Extract: I observed that the absence of father was striking and potentially troubling for epinikian poetics and praise, structured as they are around family.
- Qualitative Data Analysis Techniques | Example AnalysisPublished: Mon, 22 May 2017Extract: A commentary on qualitative data analysis techniques will be discussed and an interpretation of findings from the scripts will be presented.
- Zeus: The man, the myth, the legendPublished: Mon, 15 May 2017Extract: Zeus’ name in Greek comes from a root word meaning bright. It is interesting to note that the planet Jupiter, which is the same name as Zeus in Roman is…
- The Age of Innocence | AnalysisPublished: Mon, 08 May 2017Extract: The Age of Innocence is the novel of Edith Wharton’s maturity in which she contemplates the New York of her youth, a society now extinct and even then…
- The importance of the work of KiplingPublished: Mon, 11 May 2015Extract: To understand the importance of the work of Kipling, we must first understand the world that he lived in, that he captured the very essence of his age in…
- Gcc economiesPublished: Mon, 11 May 2015Extract: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is an attractive location for investment and a salient consumer market for imported goods…
- ukessays>essays>classics Essays – Roman Social LifePublished: Mon, 5 Dec 2016Extract: ukessays>essays>classics Essays – Roman Social Life – What can the decoration and layout of the Pompeian house tell us about Roman social life?