Search Results delphi

Free Essays Unrated Essays Better Essays Stronger Essays Powerful Essays Term Papers Research Papers

Your search returned 288 essays for "delphi":
[1] [2] [3] [4] [Next >>]

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.
Title Length Color Rating  
Delphi - History of Delphi ?Zeus according to the Greek legend once wished to determine the exact centre of the earth.. So he released two eagles from opposite ends of the world.. Flying towards each other they met precisely over Delphi.?[1]. So, according to this legend and historians, Delphi was known as the center of the world to the Ancient Greeks, starting in the 6th century BCE.. . Excavations have shown that the Mycenaeans (in Greece from 1600-1200 BCE) were probably the first to inhabit Delphi in the 14th BCE, and it has continuously been inhabited since then.[2]....   [tags: Greek History Historical Papers]
:: 3 Works Cited
1927 words
(5.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Revisiting Delphi Technique in Fire Safety - Revisiting Delphi technique in fire safety Introduction In this article, Shields, T. J., Silocock, W.G, & Donegan, A. H (1990) towards the development of fire safety systems evaluation for public assembly with regards to the delphi technique. According to the Delphi technique, introducing the analytical hierarchal process was a major breakthrough in the fire safety world especially in evaluating its schemes. After its proper investigation it was keenly noted that the analytical hierarchal process (AHP) was a tool that was of for fire safety in buildings which seemed effective any general fire safety....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
:: 2 Works Cited
957 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Human Resource Management at Delphi - Human Resource Management at Delphi Human Resource Management is the utilization of human resources to achieve organizational objectives. Various studies have concluded that an organization?s human resources is its people. It can be a significant source of competitive advantage. Achieving competitive success through people requires a fundamental change in how managers think about an organization workforce and how they view the work relationship. It's a new approach within the framework of organizational, behavior that goes beyond the role of just personnel administration....   [tags: HR HRM] 2524 words
(7.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Examination of Delphi and Quasi-experimental Research Designs - Research plays a vital role in more deeply understanding library science. Thoughtful consideration of how evidence-based research is conducted is essential to its effective use. Research helps professionals identify and explore areas of concern or interest in addition to providing possible solutions for known problems. The Delphi and quasi-experimental studies provide examples of research performed in library science. The Delphi Study The Delphi study was developed by The RAND Corporation in the 1950s for the Air Force and was primarily used to forecast future events based on expert opinions (Wildemuth, 2009)....   [tags: Research Analysis]
:: 7 Works Cited
1721 words
(4.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Positive Effects Due to the Building of a Smelter in Delphi - Positive Effects Due to the Building of a Smelter in Delphi I think that the building of a smelter in Delphi is a positive addition to this area because it will create many new jobs but also, it will make up a great percentage of the income in that area. This smelter will make the cooperation between Greece, Poland and Russia stronger. This is important for our international ties and our economy. We also hope that further cooperation will result from these countries or even other countries and that we will therefore, earn even more money....   [tags: Papers] 727 words
(2.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Methods of Technology Forecasting and Analysis for Firms - Methods of Technology Forecasting and Analysis for Firms There is a great need for firms to consider the future. Given the rate of technological innovation and the scope and impact of disruptive technologies, if firms are to predict and exploit their future markets, the role for technological forecasting and analysis is likely to become more prominent. In this paper, two methods (Delphi & Scenario Writing) will be examined in terms of their relative merits and use. The attention will then turn to the nature of use within the firm of both techniques in a technological forecasting context....   [tags: Papers] 2454 words
(7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Business Forecast - Business Forecast This Paper examines and compares various forecasting techniques used for qualitative and quantitative business forecasting and their use in Firstlogic Inc., to forecast the demand under conditions of uncertainty. Time series and Delphi forecasting methods are considered for this research to evaluate their ability to make effective decisions regarding the future. Business Forecasting Business forecasting is the process of studying historical performance for the purpose of using the knowledge gained to project future business conditions so that decisions can be made today that will aid in the achievement of established goals....   [tags: Business Forecasting Research Essays]
:: 2 Sources Cited
1434 words
(4.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Genre of Cyberpunk - The Genre of Cyberpunk Cyberpunk is, as its authors would have it, a revolutionary new genre. The Movement is made up of radical new authors breaking from traditional SF ideology and prose. The style evokes a sense of fear and paranoia while overloading the reader with information. Aside from these indefinable feelings evoked by the genre, cyberpunk contains several concrete, identifiable themes in every story. The central theme is about fringe characters -- outsiders -- living in a grimy, seedy world ruled over by huge, all-encompassing megacorporations....   [tags: Literature Science Fiction Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
1267 words
(3.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Adept Ralphael Palmatus - Adept Ralphael Palmatus Adept Ralphael Palmatus stepped off the crew ramp of his shuttle and squinted in the harsh glare of evening sunlight. The air was hot and stagnant, not a breath of wind stirred and he could feel sweat prickling on his brow. A shadow fell across him as the giant figure of captain Taelos of the Imperial fists joined him on the lading platform. The captain seemed untroubled by the heat; despite the heavy armour and ceremonial fur cape he wore....   [tags: Papers] 436 words
(1.2 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Everything About Apollo - Apollo Apollo's Appearance: A young man with curly golden hair. Symbol or Attribute: The Sun itself, the lyre (a type of musical instrument), the bow, and the chariot he drives across the sky daily. Apollo's Strengths: Creative, handsome, supportive of all the arts of civilization. Weaknesses: Like his father Zeus, Apollo is all too happy to enjoy the charms of nymphs, as well as the occasional youth, and his conquests number in the dozens. Birthplace of Apollo: On the sunny Greek island of Delos, where he was born along with his twin sister, Artemis....   [tags: Greek Mythology God] 1904 words
(5.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Oracle in Greek Religion - Oracle in Greek Religion oracle in Greek religion, priest or priestess who imparted the response of a god to a human questioner. The word is also used to refer to the response itself and to the shrine of a god. Every oracular shrine had a fixed method of divination. Many observed signs, such as the motion of objects dropped into a spring, the movement of birds, or the rustle of leaves. Often dreams were interpreted. A later and popular method involved the use of entranced persons whose ecstatic cries were interpreted by trained attendants....   [tags: Papers] 773 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Who Is to Blame? - ... Oedipus marries Jocasta, who is his mother and fulfills part of the prophecy foreseen by the Oracle of Delphi. Over the course of the play it is discovered that Oedipus did kill Laius, when Oedipus grew angry at a traveler on his way to Thebes, even though Oedipus did not know it was his father; “On his journey, Oedipus came to a crossroads and was faced with a carriage driving the opposite direction. The driver struck Oedipus to get him to move out of the way, but this enraged the young man, who continued to fight and kill the driver and the man he was transporting - King Laius.” (Oedipus 1) At this revelation, Oedipus discovers that he fulfilled the prophecy of the Oracle, and blinds himself in his grief....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
:: 2 Works Cited
973 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Forecasting Methods for Companies - Abstract Companies forecast in different ways and for different reasons. For the sake of my current employer, some of the reasons to why they forecast is to ensure that there are plenty of cellular phones in stock or even to make sure that the company has enough numbers to assign to customers when they purchase wireless service from us. The following paper will compare and contrast various forecasting methods while also elaborating on the method that my current employer use for forecasting sales and mobile identification number (MDN) requirements....   [tags: Compare Contrast Statistics Forecasting] 1449 words
(4.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Greek Statues And the Olympics - The time has come again for Olympics games to begin. Organizers of the Olympics must choose the finest statues from a certain time period; they chose to decorate with the Classical period. They believed that the Classical period would best decorate the course of the marathon because they believe that the Classical statues characterize both modern and ancient values the best. The three Classical statutes that would best signify both ancient and modern values would be: The Charioteer from Delphi, The Discus Thrower, and Zeus/Poseidon....   [tags: essays research papers] 450 words
(1.3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Risk Management Process - Risk Management Process Identify Risk Risk identification, focuses on identifying which risks will affect a project, by looking at the project plan, the work breakdown structure, the project charter and other project related documents (PMBOK, 2008). Broad risk categories are human resources, technology changes, quality and performance issues, customers, vendors, management, funding, political, legal, market forces and environmental issues (PMBOK, 2008). Risk identification involves forward and creative thinking by project stakeholders (Hilson, 2003)....   [tags: Business Administration]
:: 9 Works Cited
1894 words
(5.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Effectiveness of Alternative Schools At Modifying Disruptive Behavior and Improving Academic Performance - CHAPTER THREE RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY The purpose of this study is to explore how effective alternative school are at modifying disruptive behavior and improving academic performance in middle and high school. The study will track students sent to alternative school for a period of one year and study the change of improvement in the student through school records, observation and grades. The study will also test if there are any correlations between student nonsuccess in the classroom and teachers lack of classroom management skills, perception and stereotyping of the teacher....   [tags: Education] 876 words
(2.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Impact of Fate - Oedipus The King and His Fate Oedipus The King, by Sophocles, is a play about how Oedipus lives up his fate that he will kill his father and marry his mother, both of which are extremely bad in the Greek society, even though he thinks he is getting away from it. Despite the Greek notions of supreme power of the gods and fate, Oedipus' downfall is primarily the result of King Laius' and his own actions and attempts to defy the gods, consequently Sophocles says that prophecies from the gods of someone's fate should not be ignored....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex] 873 words
(2.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
We Cannot Escape Fate - Not knowing who you are can put many hard strains on your life. For many, it can lead to a path of failure and ruin, but knowing who you are, and where you came from often helps you decide where you want to go. For Oedipus, the journey of finding out who he was lead him to his destruction. The play depicts the working of the inner layers of the subconscious mind through the words and the actions of Oedipus and his parents. When king Laius and queen Jocasta of Thebes, have a son, the God Apollo prophesizes that he will kill his father, then marry and have children with his mother....   [tags: Greek Literature] 895 words
(2.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Oedipus: Destiny and Fate - Although it is widely alleged that destiny is by choice, there are a vast number of people who believed that it is by fate. Those who believed it is by choice follow the directions and guidance of their elders. For example, they will try to hold on to the values that their parents instilled in them and use them to guide their entire lives. Others who believed that destiny is by fate, believe that the outcome of their lives is determined by luck, and that no matter what they do or how careful they are, whatever has to happen to them must happen....   [tags: Oedipus, fate, ]
:: 5 Works Cited
1349 words
(3.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Information Technology Project Risk Factors - ... Examples of this would be if the project team has clearly indentified roles and which rolls apply to certain people. The ninth criterion is clear visions and objectives, which is ranked three points. Examples of this would be if the overall goals and objectives of the project make sense can be completed. Finally, the tenth and last criterion is a hardworking, focused staff, which is also ranked three points. Examples of this would be making sure every worker has a role and how they will work together with others....   [tags: Information Technology]
:: 6 Works Cited
1921 words
(5.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The History of Bioterrorism - ... One of the tactics used against them was the poisoning of their water supply with Hellebore, a poisonous plant that causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Kirrha ended up losing due to the poisoning, because the defenders were too weak from dehydration due to diarrhea to defend their city. Something that Bioterrorists don’t always take into consideration is that often their plans for death and destruction go far beyond the realms that they had planned. Sometimes their chosen weapon of mass destruction travels past the area that they wanted and into the rest of the continent....   [tags: Terrorism ] 1232 words
(3.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Decision Making - ... 466). During a recent presentation, an interior designer spoke about the common coffee table. The coffee table holds the same function for all of us but what we do with the coffee table can differ greatly. For instance, some of us want to display family pictures while others place magazines on them. In the end, the coffee table represents the how we want others to perceive us. Then, she related it to the patient room environment and asked the group to design their own “coffee table.” The participants began to view the patient room in a new way....   [tags: Business]
:: 1 Works Cited
1032 words
(2.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Realism in Oedipus the King - Realism in Oedipus Rex              This essay will examine a feature of Sophocles’ tragedy which causes the reader to doubt the realism underlying the literary work. Specifically, the essay will consider the feasability of the belief at that time – that the Delphi oracle possessed credibility with the people.   At the outset of the drama the priest of Zeus and the crowd of citizens of Thebes are gathered before the royal palace of Thebes talking to King Oedipus about the plague which is ravaging the city....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]
:: 3 Works Cited
1230 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Satellite Radio - Satellite Radio When I drive my car around town running errands and going from place to place, it’s nice to listen to the radio. Now since this distance I am traveling seems to be within a 30-40 mile radius, flipping through the stations is not much of a problem for me. Now on the other hand, I do travel out of town frequently, and I hate it when I want to listen to the radio and there is no signal. The reason why none of us can is because radio signals don’t carry much farther than the town’s radius....   [tags: Technology Essays] 854 words
(2.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Locke - Socrate's Wisdom Socrates was a man that was in search of the truth about wisdom. However, it became more than just a simple search, rather it tuned into a complex assignment where the answer of true wisdom leads Socrates to be brought up on charges of corrupting society. As a philosopher Socrates is known to take every angle of an argument and to never put belief into one idea. Therefore Socrates was known to perplex even simple ideas and to frustrate his opponent. People who have experienced this accuse Socrates of making his own truths about the natural and unnatural world when in actuality he his still in search of a better meaning....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
(1.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Use of Character Flaws and Literary Devices to Teach Morals in Oedipus Rex - Use of Character Flaws and Literary Devices to Teach Morals in Oedipus Rex       The Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex is an excellent example of how an author can use literary techniques and personality traits to teach a certain moral or theme.  In Oedipus Rex, Sophocles communicates his themes and morals to the reader through the character flaws of Oedipus, a tragic hero.  The most prominent character flaw that Oedipus possesses is his excessive arrogance. One way this flaw is displayed is Oedipus' repeated use of the pronoun "I"....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]
:: 6 Works Cited
1292 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Eumenides - Importance of Gender in Aeschylus' Oresteia - The Importance of Gender in Aeschylus' Oresteia          Gender is made explicit as a theme throughout the Oresteia through a series of male-female conflicts and incorrectly gendered characters dominated by the figure of Clytemnestra, a woman out of place. This opposition of gender then engenders all the other oppositions of the trilogy; conflicts of oikos and polis, chthonic and Olympian, old and young can be assigned to female and male spheres respectively.  In this essay I will look at how the polis examines itself in terms of gender by focusing on the Eumenides' exploration of the myth of matriarchy, issues of the conflict between oikos and polis and the use of speech within the polis....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia]
:: 5 Works Cited
3666 words
(10.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Comparing Female Characters in Euripides' Medea and Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Antigone - Comparing Female Characters in Euripides' Medea and Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Antigone       In the times of the ancient Greeks, women had an unpretentious role. They were expected to do take on the accepted role of a woman.  In most cases, a woman's role is restricted to bearing young, raising children, and housework. In Sophocles' Oedipus  the King, Antigone, and Medea, the dominant female characters impacted upon men with authority and political power.  It is an inescapable fate that one of these characters will fall, and that the Gods have control over everyone's fate.  Each dominant female character portrays her willpower and commitment to their beliefs.  This is what leads to the inevitable tragedy....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
:: 3 Works Cited :: 2 Works Consulted
1553 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Oedipus as a Plot Driven Tragedy - According to Aristotle, the driving force behind tragic works lies not in the development of characters but in the formulation of a specific plot structure. Aristotle believed that the purpose of all art is to imitate life and that human beings live their lives through events and actions. He argues that characters serve to advance the events of the plotline and that the characters themselves are not central. Aristotle's opinions on tragedy were largely constructed around Sophocles' Oedipus the King, which Aristotle called "the perfect tragedy." Considered by many to be one of the greatest plays of all time, Oedipus the King tells how Oedipus, the king of Thebes, comes to realize that he unknowingly killed his father and married his mother and shows the tragic aftermath of this realization....   [tags: essays research papers] 1485 words
(4.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Oedipus the King - Oedipus the King By definition a tragedy satisfies the moral sense, it brings forth pity or fear and it tells a story of misfortune by reversal of situation, all of which are fulfilled by Sophocles' Oedipus the King. This being said, I will argue that this play is actually a tragedy of fate: "its tragic effect depends on the conflict between the all-powerful will of the gods and the vain efforts of human beings threatened with disaster." In tracing the events throughout Sophocles' play it becomes evident that the will of the gods wins out, causing the collapse of Oedipus, his land and the people of Thebes....   [tags: Papers] 646 words
(1.8 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Forecasting - Forecasting In business being able to predict how a particular product will sell and how many will need to be made is an important part of staying competitive. Forecasting how your product or products will perform is a key component of budgeting, capital improvements, and investing for any company. How would you grow your company if you did not know that for the next 2 years your average performance of each product would be X.. By knowing this you can estimate your income and then budget for your future....   [tags: Business Market Analysis] 1243 words
(3.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Forecasting Methods - Forecasting Methods Forecasting demand is not an easy task. The market is constantly changing and it makes the product demand difficult to predict. Therefore, there is not such as perfect product forecast of what customers will need in the future. However, there are several methods that help attenuating the uncertainty of forecasting demand. Since, the forecast methods or techniques differ from one another; the objective is to compare and contrast several forecasting methods, and how they are used by organizations to the best advantage under conditions of uncertainty....   [tags: Business Market Forecasting] 901 words
(2.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Failure of Xerxes’ Invasion of Greece - Xerxes was a man of power. The Great King of Persia, his empire encompassed the majority of the known world. On his invasion of Greece in the spring of 480BCE, he reportedly commanded a horde of over two million men. Even the Greek oracle at Delphi encouraged prudence in face of such an overwhelming force (7.140). Thus the question arises of why such an army failed to compel Greece into submission. I will explore this with focus on the key battles and the important factors, most notably the timing of the attack, the quality of his expeditionary force and Xerxes’ personal faults....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Greek History] 2119 words
(6.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Role of Fate in Greek History - The Greek believed strongly in knowing yourself, retributive justice and being able to see things as a whole. They also arranged their social life to provide them with a maximum degree of freedom; freedom form political and religious domination. Despite their strong beliefs in freedom , they always had the belief on fate and usually consult the gods regarding their fate, so that they may live according to their fate. Fate is the inevitable force that controlled the lives of human. Before the birth of Oedipus, he was destined to "kill his father and mate with his mother"....   [tags: world history] 731 words
(2.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Socrates, Guilty Or Not - Socrates, Guilty Or Not Ancient Athens was the site of a growing culture. Philosophy was among the many improvements and discoveries being made. With these improvements and discoveries, great thinkers were able to stretch out their knowledge to new heights. The society they lived in, both welcomed and shunned their ideals. Socrates was one of these thinkers. It was because of Socrates open-mindedness that he was sentenced to death by two charges brought against him. One, Socrates corrupted the youth and two, Socrates believed in ‘false gods’....   [tags: Phiosophy] 931 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Importance of Good Leadership Expressed in The Histories of Polybius - In The Histories of Polybius, Polybius suggests to the audience that it is absolutely necessary for a city to have a well-respected leader in power in order to make progress within the city. In asserting this idea, Polybius specifically refers to the city of Athens. His defense consists of a well fitting metaphor comparing Athens to “a ship without a commander” in which “fear . . . or danger . . . induces the mariners to be sensible and attend to the orders of the skipper,” but when there is no danger or fear, the mariners are likely to, instead, disrespect their superiors and fight with one another (Polybius 6.44)....   [tags: The Histories of Polybius]
:: 2 Works Cited
1506 words
(4.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Life of Oedipus Rex - Oedipus Rex suffered a strange, confusing, awkward, and sometimes embarrassing childhood. His trauma as a child, wretched beginning, strange fetish for older women, and unfavorable standing with the gods left him with no alternative but to suffer a terrible life. But what really drove the man to become what he will forever be remembered as. Little to nothing is truly known about his early life before his ascension to the throne and triumph over the Sphinx. After countless years of research and dedication one specialist has finally gathered enough information to show us the mystery behind the man, these are his stories....   [tags: Character Analysis] 913 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Seeking Truth in "Oedipus Rex" - ... Jocasta tries to comfort Oedipus by telling him not to believe in what the oracles have to say because one determines their own fate. The only way to refute his fate would be by the castration complex, which would eliminate the problem as its source. Another refute would be the ideology that Freud presents that every woman is your mother and every man is your father therefore Oedipus should have maintained that mentally that would have prevented the oracle from happening. As scenario such as the one presented by Oedipus Rex, would be classified as taboo this was look down upon in their society....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 3 Works Cited
1232 words
(3.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Morality in Oedipus Rex - ... Because of his complete faith in Apollo’s oracle, he immediately leaves Corinth in an attempt to avoid the despicable atrocity of killing his father and engaging in incest with his mother. Regrettably, it is this very action that charts his course towards a violent path of destruction. One can see that as a result of Oedipus’s recklessness he has allowed the prophecy to become “self-fulfilling” and if had not heeded the oracle’s forecast it would have never become a harsh reality (Harris and Platzner Classical Mythology: Images and Insights, p.649)....   [tags: Classics, Literary Analysis, Greek Literature] 1782 words
(5.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Morality in Oedipus Tyrannus - ... Regrettably, this action is the foundation that establishes his violent path to destruction. As a result of Oedipus’s recklessness, he has allowed the prophecy to become “self-fulfilling” and if had not heeded the oracle’s forecast the dark reality would have been avoided (Harris and Platzner Classical Mythology: Images and Insights, p.649). Near the end of Sopholcles’s distinguished tragedy, Oedipus finally recognizes the harsh truth. Instead of acknowledging his faults he insists his actions are the fault of Apollo....   [tags: Classics, Philosphy, Greek] 1680 words
(4.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Heracles - ... Hercules faced these Labor with training, as a young boy. Heracles was trained by the famous hero mentor, Cheiron. Hercules went into these labors ready to face the world and to try his best to survive. “Like all heroes, he pushes at the limits of humanity, yet he does so to a degree and in ways which no other hero can match” (Buxton 114). Buxton is trying to see that Heracles will become a great hero he is the greatest Greek hero that had ever lived or ever was written about. Heracles will now be about to face the 12 labors to purify him....   [tags: Greeks, Myth] 2103 words
(6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Sophocles' Oedipus Rex: Oedipus, the Tragic Hero - The play Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, tells a horrendous tale about one man's quest for the truth. In the play, King Oedipus was burdened with the task of finding his predecessor's murderer so that order may be restored to his kingdom. While his conscious mind was seeking the murderer, his unconscious mind was retarding his progress in order to conceal the truth. Tiresias prophesies the truth to Oedipus, but Oedipus's unconscious mind would not hear it. Thus, when the awful truth is finally revealed, Oedipus is overwhelmed by it....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 726 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Oedipus: Do Not Try to Control Your Fate - ... One can ultimately see this human flaw in the beginning of the play as he says “Here I am myself – you all know me, the world knows my fame: I am Oedipus” (p 262, line 7-9). One day Oedipus heard someone say that he wasn’t his father’s son in which bothered him greatly and triggered his curiosity in whether Polybus and Merope were his biological parents. So, as a way to figure out his identity and true origins, he left to Delphi to see the Oracle. However, instead of answering Oedipus’ answer of who his true parents were, the Oracle told him of his fate that “You are fated to couple with your mother, you will bring a breed of children into the light no man can bear to see – you will kill your father the one who gave you life” (p....   [tags: Sophocles] 1063 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Differences and Similarities: Apollo and Dionysus - 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 are half brothers, both sons of Zues and they compete just as most brothers do. Though the two Greek Gods, Apollo and Dionysus, were actually very similar in some ways, they severely contrasted in others. Dionysus, son of Zues and Semele and Apollo, son of Zues and Leto, both were born under strange conditions....   [tags: Greek Mythology Compare Contrast Essays Papers] 512 words
(1.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Sophocles’ Oedipus the King: Fate vs. Free Will - Sophocles’ Oedipus the King: Fate vs. Free Will In Oedipus the King, one of Sophocles’ most popular plays, Sophocles clearly depicts the Greek’s popular belief that fate will control a man’s life despite of man’s free will. Man was free to choose and was ultimately held responsible for his own actions. Throughout Oedipus the King, the concept of fate and free will plays an integral part in Oedipus' destruction. Destined to marry his mother and murder his father, Oedipus was partly guided by fate....   [tags: Sophocles Oedipus the King] 577 words
(1.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Socrates - Socrates Socrates, arguably the greatest philosopher in all of history, can also be one of the most confusing people to try to understand. His way of thinking was so far from the norm of his time he was considered to be corrupting the people he came in contact with during his life. But, was he corrupting or improving society. He appears to contradict himself on many different occasions during The Apology. But is he contradicting himself or do we need to look deeper into his words to understand the point that Socrates was trying to get across....   [tags: Papers] 394 words
(1.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Sophocles' Oedipus - Sophocles' Oedipus In Sophocles’ Oedipus The King, King Oedipus of Thebes is confronted and strangely obsessed with the mystery of who killed Laios, the former king of Thebes, for a great plague has overtaken the city of Thebes because due to this murder. During his quest for the truth, he begins to discover that the answer to his query is also the answer to another disturbing mystery about himself, who am I. The work as a whole seems to be a study of the nature of the mystery and how its discovery brings out the true identity of Oedipus....   [tags: Papers] 509 words
(1.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Assessing Business Strengths and Weaknessess - Brainstorming is an effective technique that combines people with knowledge of a variable, to share ideas and thoughts on the matter. Statistical modeling and the use of six sigma are technique that tries to discover factors that link two or more time series together historical trends to historical data collections. Delphi technique collects opinions of professional’s experts through survey to determine possibility of specific events. Utilizing these techniques, the strategic management process can evaluate and forecast on future of more detailed and complete formats....   [tags: Business Analysis] 707 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Comparing Grendel and Oedipus Rex - Parallels between Grendel and Oedipus Rex        A messenger hurriedly arrives at a palace to tell king Oedipus, that his father, Polybus, the king of another town, has died at an old age of natural causes. The message's receptor and his queen, therefore, assume that Oedipus has escaped his fate as told by the oracle at Delphi that he should murder his father and marry his mother. There is reprieve of worry until it is revealed that the man who died was merely Oedipus' adoptive father and that Oedipus had indeed once killed his father and was married to his mother....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
:: 6 Sources Cited
2796 words
(8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice - Prophecies in Oedipus, Antigone, and Agamemnon - The Damning Prophecies in Oedipus, Antigone, and Agamemnon Oracles, seers, and prophets are used in Greek tragedy to provide foreshadowing for the audience and characters. The seers' wisdom is conveyed through the pronouncement of oracles or prophecies. They confer forecasts to principal characters that affect the characters' future. Although not always believed, and often endeavored to be foiled, seers, oracles, and prophets in Greek tragedies foretell events that greatly affect the lives of prominent characters....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1011 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Triumph of Prophecy - The Concept of Fate in Oedipus Rex                 To the first-time reader of Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus Rex, it seems that the gods are in complete domination of mankind. This essay will seek to show that this is not the case because the presence of a tragic flaw within the protagonist is shown to be the cause of his downfall.   In the opening scene of the tragedy the priest of Zeus itemizes for the king what the gods have done to the inhabitants of Thebes:   A blight is on our harvest in the ear, A blight upon the grazing flocks and herds, A blight on wives in travail; and withal Armed with his blazing torch the God of Plague Hath swooped upon our city emptying The house of Cadmus, and the murky realm Of Pluto is full fed with groans and tears....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]
:: 12 Works Cited
3908 words
(11.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Fate and the Modern World - Oedipus Rex, Fate, and the Modern World      In the two thousand since “Oedipus Rex” was written, it has been analyzed and dissected innumerable times and in every possible way.  Usually the analysis has been within the context of the play itself or within the context of other Greek tragedies.  Perhaps it would be more relevant and interesting to evaluate the play within the context of the modern world.          In his play Sophocles brings up many questions which are not easily answered.  Does man ha free will....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex] 969 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Conflict in The Eumenides of The Oresteia - The Conflict in The Eumenides of The Oresteia   In The Eumenides, the third book of The Oresteia, there exists a strong rivalry between the Furies and the god Apollo; from the moment of their first confrontation in Apollo’s temple at Delphi, it is clear that the god and the spirits are opposing forces. Their actions bring them into direct conflict, and both of them are stubbornly set on achieving their respective goals while at the same time interfering with or preventing the actions of the other....   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia]
:: 1 Works Consulted
1372 words
(3.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Tradition or Cruelty in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery - Tradition or Cruelty in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" satirizes barbaric traditions in a supposedly civilized village. As the story begins, the villagers appear to be fairly civilized and carry on fairly modern lifestyles. This is assumed by the men's discussion of planting, rain, tractors, and taxes. The lottery was outdated to such a degree that some may think that the tradition is primal competition of anthropoid beasts. On the other hand, some think that carrying on the tradition was necessary....   [tags: Shirley Jackson Lottery Essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
2231 words
(6.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Power of Prophecy - Free Will and Fate in Oedipus the King        The Greeks believed that the universe was guided in a harmoniums purpose by cosmic order and fate. Sophocles has, in Oedipus the King, depicted the underlying relationship of man's free will existing within the cosmic order and fate. Man was free to choose and was ultimately held responsible for his own actions.   Oedipus' destruction was brought about by a combination of fate and free will. He was a victim of fate for it was foretold at his birth that he would marry his mother and murder his father....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]
:: 4 Sources Cited
1259 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Oresteia - The War-of the-Sexes in Eumenides - The War-of the-Sexes in Eumenides   In this essay I will examine the war-of the-sexes taking place in The Eumenides, the final play of The Oresteia. The plot of The Eumenides pits Orestes and Apollo (representing the male gods and, to a certain extent, male values in general) against the ghost of Clytemnestra and the Furies (equally representative of female values.) Of more vital importance, however, is whether Athene sides with the males or females throughout the play. The character of Orestes is somewhat down-played in The Eumenides and in fact his role is far less significant than that of Apollo....   [tags: Oresteia Essays]
:: 5 Works Cited
2114 words
(6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
A Comparison of Individual Responsibility in Oedipus Rex and A Doll's House - Individual Responsibility in Oedipus Rex and A Doll's House   In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Ibsen's A Doll's House, the main characters - Nora and Oedipus, are both constructed to illustrate flaws in society.  Oedipus' psychological evolution sees him begin as an all-powerful, righteous king, who seemingly through no fault of his own murders his father and marries his mother.  His evolution ends with his self-blinding, an action which Sophocles' uses to establish the true freedom of the individual before divine authority.  In A Doll's House, the development of Nora Helmer leads her from believing that she is happily married to realizing that she is a mere possession for her husband's entertainment.  By her decision at the end of the play to leave her family and explore her own self-identity, Ibsen is insinuating that concern for oneself is far from selfish; it is in fact a supreme duty.  Both plays introduced new waves of thought into society, and proved that freedom and justice are essentially matters of individual decision and responsibility.1 King Oedipus is introduced in Oedipus Rex as the charming, courageous, and all powerful king of Thebes.  In the opening sequence of the play, Oedipus is approached by his citizens, led by a priest, who asks him to find the source of the plague which is devastating their city.  He praises Oedipus as "King of the land, our greatest power,"[ln....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
:: 6 Works Cited
4309 words
(12.3 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Boundaries of Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Boundaries of Fate and Free Will in Oedipus the King   The ancient Greeks firmly believed that the universe was guided strictly by order and fate. In Oedipus the King, Sophocles has examined the relationship between free will and fate, suggesting that free will paradoxically exists inside the boundaries of fate. It may be concluded, however, that man has free will and is ultimately held responsible for his own actions.   Oedipus' destruction was brought about by a combination of fate and free will....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]
:: 4 Sources Cited
1268 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - The Fate of Oedipus - The Fate of Oedipus in Oedipus the King   In "Oedipus the King" there comes a point in the play where Oedipus learns something that plays an important role throughout the play.   He learns from a  oracle that he will eventually kill his own Father and sleep with his own mother.  As one could imagine this is a shock to Oedipus, and he does not believe the oracle.  However, he cannot prevent any of this from happening because it is his fate.  Oedipus is a victim of circumstances beyond his control, his life had already been planned by the Greek Gods....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]
:: 2 Sources Cited
1223 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Oedipus and Fate - Oedipus the King and Fate D.T. Suzuki, a renowned expert on Zen Buddhism, called attention to the topic of free will in one of his lectures by stating that it was the battle of "God versus Man, Man versus God, God versus Nature, Nature versus God, Man versus Nature, Nature versus Man1." These six battles constitute an ultimately greater battle: the battle of free will versus determinism. Free will is that ability for a human being to make decisions as to what life he or she would like to lead and have the freedom to live according to their own means and thus choose their own destiny; determinism is the circumstance of a higher being ordaining a man's life from the day he was born until the day he dies....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex] 1438 words
(4.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Avoidance of Prophecy - Avoidance of Prophecy in Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex illustrates the Greek concept that trying to circumvent prophetsÕ predictions is futile. The play includes three main prophecies: the one made to Laius concerning his death by the hands of his son, a similar one directed to Oedipus, and one made by Tiresias foretelling OedipusÕ discovery of the murdererÕs identity. Both recipients of these oracles attempt to avoid their destinies, but both wind up following the paths which the Fates have prescribed....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex] 978 words
(2.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Impact of Technology - The Impact of Technology With all of the new technology forcing itself into our lives, many of us can't help but get sucked into the excitement. So as we struggle to figure out where the future is heading, we ask ourselves is it good or bad. In my opinion, it's a little bit of both. Everything we do uses technology. The computer that I typed this on is one of them. On page 28 in the textbook, there is a short story on how much we use computers daily. Our watches, ATMs, cars, TV’s, and Radio's all use computers to work....   [tags: Technology Technological Papers] 1175 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Exploring Subjectivity in Teaching Philosophy - Exploring Subjectivity in Teaching Philosophy ABSTRACT: In the teaching of philosophy, we need to be connect with everyday life. Students in introductory courses can be more motivated when philosophical problems have personal significance. Take the topic of 'selfhood.' Introductory textbooks generally begin with the oracle at Delphi: "Know thyself!" But this motto is usually treated as the search for general knowledge of the individual or of human nature. Is it possible for a student to acquire some knowledge about him or herself during this course and reflect on it in a philosophically relevant way....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
:: 13 Works Cited
3300 words
(9.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Blessed Luke - Blessed Luke Background of Saint Luke . Saint Luke was born in 896 A.D. most likely in Delphi or in nearby Kastri in Central Greece.[1]. He is known today as Blessed Luke, Luke the Younger, St. Luke of Stiris, and Luke the Wonderworker (Thaumaturgus in Greek).. ?His parents were farmers in Thessaly.?[2]. Originally from Egina, St. Luke?s parents fled the island when the Saracens attacked it. Saracens was the name that Medieval Europeans used to describe the Arabs and all Muslims in general.. As a youth, St....   [tags: Saint Luke Stiris Essays]
:: 5 Works Cited :: 2 Sources Cited
1547 words
(4.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Applying Plato's Allegory of the Cave - Applying Plato's Allegory of the Cave to Oedipus Rex, Hamlet,and Thomas Becket Plato was one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He is recognized all over the world as one of the greatest minds of all time. Knowledge is required under compulsion has not hold on the mind.(Durant 24). Plato's dialogues are the fruit of a rare mind; but the could not have kept their perennial freshness if they had not somehow succeeded in expressing he problems and the convictions that are common to Plato's age and to all later ages....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Philosophical]
:: 6 Works Cited :: 3 Sources Cited
1642 words
(4.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Alcestis - Alcestis 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 and even determines that Alcestis is the lucky one in dying....   [tags: essays research papers] 1884 words
(5.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Greece - Art & Culture There are few places in the world with so rich and diverse an artistic and cultural history as Greece. In terms of archeology there are artifacts that are 200,000 years old, while architecturally Greece boasts Minoan and Dorian ruins dating back almost four millennia. Greece is also where drama originated, so there are plenty of ancient theatres to pick your way through Museums Greece is bursting at the seams with museums. Almost every single city, town, village, historical site, settlement and hole in the hedge has an archeological museum which details the archeological and historical significance of its surroundings Historical Sites There is certainly no shortage of these in Greece....   [tags: essays research papers] 1270 words
(3.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Ion - There is a deep sense of realism that lies in the play Ion. The opening of the play arouses an old wrong, the seduction of Creusa by Apollo, which slowly develops into a tangled plot of deceit. The theme of the play is unique in how it is centered on a human dilemma that many can associate with in some way. From the beginning, one can only imagine the outcome of Apollo’s seduction of Creusa. To make matters worse she has a child. There is an uncanny feeling of darkness and silence as she is made to keep her lips sealed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1130 words
(3.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Oedipus and Hamlet as Father Figures - Oedipus and Hamlet as Father Figures Oedipus and Hamlet are two very well known characters in literature. They both stand out in a reader's mind through their actions, conflicts, strengths, and weaknesses. A reader becomes involved more in the action through these two characters. They allow us, the reader, to gain a greater sense of the stories plot. In many ways these characters hold similar traits to one another but the one that stands out most in my mind is their relationships with their fathers....   [tags: William Shakespeare Sophocles ] 884 words
(2.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Pride of Oedipus the King - The Pride of Oedipus the King Oedipus the King is perhaps one of the most famous and influential of Sophocles' plays. It is a tragic play which focuses on the discovery by Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. On the surface of this drama there is, without a doubt, a tone of disillusionment. Throughout the play we find that Oedipus, the protagonist of this Greek tragedy, is tested by life in a number of ways. To those in Athens who watched the performance of Oedipus the King, Oedipus appeared to be the embodiment of a perfect Athenian....   [tags: Sophocles Tragedy Tone Theme]
:: 1 Works Cited
1347 words
(3.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Sophocles' Oedipus Rex - Sophocles' Oedipus Rex As the plot in Sophocles' famous play Oedipus Rex unfolds, many aspects of the relationship between ancient Greeks and their gods are revealed. It demonstrates that the people could call upon the gods in times of distress, how the gods could cause widespread disasters if a population displeased them, how arrogance and ignorance of the gods' powers would lead to disaster, and most importantly, how the gods were believed to control the individual destinies of each and every one of their mortal subjects....   [tags: Sophocles' Oedipus Rex] 1385 words
(4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Oedipus The King by Sophocles - Oedipus the King by Sophocles is the story of a man who was destined to kill his father and marry his mother. The ancient Greeks believed that their gods decided what would ultimately happen to each and every person.Man was free to choose and was ultimately held responsible for his own actions. Both the concept of fate and free will played an important part in Oedipus' destruction. Although he was a victim of fate, he was not controlled by it. Oedipus was destined from birth to someday marry his mother and to murder his father....   [tags: Oedipus King Sophocles] 1284 words
(3.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Product Economics And Profitability - Forecasting can be broadly considered as a method or a technique for estimating many future aspects of a business or other operation. There are numerous techniques that can be used to accomplish the goal of forecasting. While the term "forecasting" may appear to be rather technical, planning for the future is a critical aspect of managing any organization;business, nonprofit, or other. In fact, the long-term success of any organization is closely tied to how well the management of the organization is able to foresee its future and to develop appropriate strategies to deal with likely future scenarios....   [tags: Economics] 1771 words
(5.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Forecasting Methodology - Forecasting Methodology Forecasting is an integral part in planning the financial future of any business and allows the company to consider probabilities of current and future trends using existing data and facts. Forecasts are vital to every business organization and for every significant management decision. Forecasting, according to Armstrong (2001), is the basis of corporate long-run planning. Many times, this unique approach is used not only to provide a baseline, but also to offer a prediction into the corporation's future....   [tags: Business Forecasting ] 1444 words
(4.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Free Oedipus the King Essays: Oedipus as the Hero Archetype - Oedipus as the Hero Archetype   The character Oedipus in Sophocles' Oedipus the King follows a literary pattern known as the hero archetype. The hero archetype is a pattern involved with transformation and redemption. Manifest in three stages called the quest, the initiation, and the sacrifice, Oedipus is transformed from the redeemer of the city to the cause of its downfall. These three stages are clearly revealed and although they are separate entities, each intertwine. Prior to the opening of the story Oedipus begins the first stage, known as the quest....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex] 493 words
(1.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Interest in Business Management - MBA Admissions Essays - My Interest in Business Management I am very interested in studying a business management course with the addition of legal and financial studies. From a young age I have always had a keen interest in monetary matters and have also been intrigued by legal systems and how they work. I feel that combining one or both of these interests with business management will give me a sound footing to launch a career from in either legal or financial business sectors. I am confident within myself and find communication with others easy....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 368 words
(1.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Definition of Success - "Success entails having a positive outlook and good work ethic to help you pursue your dreams and goals throughout your entire life. Success is achieving intellectual growth for your own personal enrichment. Success is making the best of the opportunities that are presented to us in order to do good things for ourselves and for those around us." – Aarron Hedlock – What is success and how can you achieve it. I’d like to to propose a new definition of success that isn’t about landing a job; it’s about believing that the job you will do is the job you should be doing....   [tags: Definition Essays 2014] 450 words
(1.3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
An Analysis of Oedipus the King - An Analysis of Oedipus the King Here is a story where Oedipus the King, who has accomplished great things in his life, discovers that the gods were only playing with him. He has everything a man of that time could want; he is king of Thebes, he has a wonderful wife and children, and great fame through out the lands. He has lived a good life, but in the end everything is taken from him. The priests of Thebes have come to Oedipus to stop the plague that is killing the people of Thebes. They revere him for his knowledge, since he solved the riddle of the Sphix many years before and became the king....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex] 465 words
(1.3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Oedipus Rex - Oedipus In the play “Oedipus the King”, the main character, Oedipus tries intensively to figure out the truth about himself. There were many instances where Oedipus was looking for the truth but instead was led away from it. As Oedipus searches the city of Thebes for the truth, his ruin is ironically mentioned and foreshadowed in the narrative. His quest is revealed to him early on in the play, though it undergoes a number of changes before he is actually examining his own life and heritage....   [tags: essays research papers] 579 words
(1.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Sight And Blindess Of Oedipus The King - Sight and Blindness of Oedipus The King Oedipus the King by Sophocles was a play written after a devastating plague struck the city of Athens in 430 B.C. The play is about how knowledge can lead to devastation and destruction based on how the characters find out the truth of the Delphic Oracle. Years before Oedipus became the king of Thebes, the previous king, Laius, had received a prophecy that his son would grow up to kill his father. With this information he gave his baby son to a sheperd to dispose of him....   [tags: Sophocles Oedipus] 1450 words
(4.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]


Your search returned 288 essays for "delphi":
[1] [2] [3] [4] [Next >>]



Copyright © 2000-2014 123HelpMe.com. All rights reserved. Terms of Service