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The Types Of Delphi Technique

- 3. Methodology The three types of Delphi technique’s mentioned above in application can be defined as follows. The first type of Delphi is called the classical Delphi and is characterised by Skulmoski et al., (2007, P.2) with the following features: a. Anonymity of participants; allows free expression of opinions and feedback is motivated by individual experiences rather than expectations from industry groups. b. Iteration; allows the participants to refine their views in comparison with the panellists without losing credibility....   [tags: Qualitative research, Quantitative research]

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The Ethics Of Apollo At Delphi

- Over the temple of Apollo at Delphi, there are some norms called “maxims” inscribed. These maxims are essentially rules by which society is expected to live. One of these rules is “Nothing in excess”. This maxim attempts to eradicate extremes. Particular actions and the consumption of luxuries should be regulated; one should not consume to the point of greediness. This rule, if broken, does not go unpunished. Mythological figures are inevitably punished for their gluttony, of which there are countless examples....   [tags: Prometheus, Frankenstein, Greek mythology]

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The Modern Day Oracle of Delphi

- In modern day society, people don’t journey to the Oracle of Delphi to find out about their future. They go to a bank to protect their money or an economist to track which stocks are on the rise. And people don’t conduct sacrifices to prevent disease; they get vaccinations and routine testing at a doctor’s office. No longer does society rely on stars; it relies on science. While the Greeks believed in the power of oracles and stars, humanity now looks to science to foresee its fate. And as long as people have tried to find out their destinies, they have also tried to evade them....   [tags: Attempting to Escape Fate]

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Research Methodology: Delphi Technique

- The Delphi technique is a tool that is used in many areas of study. According to (Nworie, 2011) the Delphi Technique is a research methodology which is used to extract, collect, and determine the opinions of a panel of experts from a given field. This tool is used to seek consensus from the experts and then be able to make predictions or decisions based on the experts’ opinions of the panelists involved in the study. This research methodology is considered to be of importance as it is based on the premise that the collective opinions of efforts panelists are of richer quality than the limited view of an individual....   [tags: experts, panelists, strongest arguments]

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Apollo's Oracle at Delphi

- ... The Homeric myth is only one of the many parables that explain Delphi's origin, but the record of the Oracle's prophecies at Delphi have been slightly more concrete. Polytheism was practiced in ancient Greece. Apollo, the god of music, light, and order, was the son of Zeus. "The gods were considered all powerful, all controlling and all knowing" (Scott 9). The Oracle of Apollo was the most steadfast and consistent prognosticator in all of Greece. People would traverse over long distances and in some cases wait for months on end just to seek advice from the sibyl (Scott 9)....   [tags: ancient Greek beliefs and prophecies]

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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 ]

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Socrates 's Philosophy : The Oracle At Delphi

- The oracle at Delphi said to Socrates’ friend, Chaerephon, that there is no man wiser than Socrates. In disbelief and not agreeing to be the wisest man, Socrates went on to investigate by examining all men that he thought to be wise. His goal was to find a man that is wiser than him in order to tell the oracle he was incorrect. He went to a public man first, as he thought he would live up to the expectation of public man to be wise. However, he found out that although he appeared to be wise to himself and other, he was in fact not wise (Plato, 24)....   [tags: Plato, Knowledge, Virtue, Human]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Socrates 's Views On Plato 's The Court Room

- As Socrates is being put on trial, a young philosopher, Plato documents him trying to defend himself to Athens. Socrates is defending both his name and philosophy in the court room. One theme that seems to occur throughout the Apology of Socrates is that death is something to look forward to, not something to fear. Socrates is more than willing to die for what he loves, philosophizing, and has a first-hand account with the Delphic Oracle telling him that philosophy is the right thing to do. Even though the court tries to accuse Socrates of not believing in God or religion, Socrates demonstrates through his words that he does believe in something higher and afterlife....   [tags: Philosophy, Plato, Delphi, God]

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The Apology Of Socrates By Plato

- In Plato 's “The Apology of Socrates”, Socrates is charged with not accepting the gods recognized by the state, devising new gods, and corrupting the youth of Athens. However, the word "apology" in the title is not our modern understanding of the word. The name of the speech stems from the Greek word "apologia," which translates as a speech made in defense. Thus, “The Apology of Socrates” is an account of the speech Socrates makes at the trial in which he defends himself, not apologizes. (The Apology) (SparkNotes Editors) He begins his defense by saying that his prosecutors are dishonest, and that he will prove it....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Delphi, Apology]

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Oedipus As A Good Leader

- Sight. Sometimes even though you can see, it is not good enough. After all, the eyes can be deceiving. Sometimes it seems that life is an illusion. The moment you think you’re seeing the right thing, the image shifts on you. In Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, when Oedipus tries to see and control to his destiny he is blind but is blinded by his pride, and only when he is really blind does he see. Oedipus is described as one of the greatest characters of all time in Oedipus Rex. "Here I am myself—you all know me, the world knows my fame: I am Oedipus." (Prologue) He solves the riddle of the Sphinx and has been very good to the people....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Delphi]

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The Evolution in Computer Science

- Contents 1 . Introduction 2. 2 . Problem 2 3 . The main idea 2 4 . Basic algorithm : 4 5 . Design of the program and explained : 4 6 . Error messages : 8 1 . Introduction The evolution in computer science , especially in the quality of software , and shift programs to facades and windows (User Interface), making those programs that do not work this way back down to the back and at least use it and over it became some users abandon those programs and looking for Alternative . This development was not immune to the translators , but became the success of any programming language is linked to the existence of an integrated environment supports language and facilitate the work of the programm...   [tags: programing, delphi, algorithm]

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Fate against Free will in Oedipus the King by Sophocles

- The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate that the events in Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles, are the result of the hero’s self determination and restless attempt to escape a terrifying destiny predicted for him by the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
My intention is to prove that although the Fates play a crucial part in the story, it is Oedipus'choices and wrong doing that ultimately lead to his downfall. At first glance, it seems that the abhorrent destiny of the main character is at the mercy of mischievous and cruel gods....   [tags: Apollo, Delphi, literary analysis, determination]

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The Cleansing Process Of Apollo

- The cleansing process would take place the seventh day of each month and that was because the seventh day was special to Apollo-it was his day of birth. The first step in the cleansing process was for the oracle to bathe in the Castalian spring. After this bathing she would return to the temple and begin to make an offering to Apollo. This offering consisted of burning of laurel leaves and barley meat and possibly some sort of spoken homage (Scott 15). However, during this time the priests would be performing rituals of their own....   [tags: Apollo, Greek mythology, Homer, Delphi]

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Socrates 's Theory Of Wisdom

- In modern society, wisdom can be defined as the quality of having experience, knowledge, and moral judgment; the quality of being wise. However, Socrates had the idea that wisdom was knowing oneself. Socrates’s was beyond brilliant compared to the average Athenian; he was self-aware and just. Although Socrates tended to meddle in the affairs of others, he consequently had the ability to spark enlightenment among the people in Athens. To Socrates, philosophy served as the study of humans. He highlights this in The Apology when he goes from one social group to the next in search for the wisest of all the land....   [tags: Plato, Knowledge, Athenian democracy, Delphi]

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The Catastrophe Of Oedipus By Sophocles

- The Catastrophe of Oedipus In the play, Oedipus Tyrannus, Sophocles, illustrates how fate and free will could determine one 's destiny. Sophocles is a well-known tragedian who wrote more than one-hundred Greek dramas for Greek festivals. While his plays entertained countless people in Greek carnivals in his plays also made his intended audience to become acquainted with Athens’ government, social forms as well as its’ religion. In this play the main character, Oedipus, is represented as a man of sudden action, honest, and great insight....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Jocasta, Delphi]

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Speech Analysis : ' The Apology '

- The speech title may be deceiving to the eye, this speech isn’t even an apology, and it’s more of defense speech. Socrates uses the speech to defend his accusations against him. In the story, “The Apology” Socrates is on trial for accusation like, “corrupting the youth” and “impiety.” Through this following essay, I would like to convey the following: what Socrates means by knowledge or wisdom and why he thought that knowledge/wisdom was the best means of happiness and perfecting the soul, what kind of knowledge is the best, how did he react to the oracle, and what we thought about his accusations in the court and do we think he deserved his punishment....   [tags: Plato, Knowledge, Oracle, Delphi]

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Oedipus As A Man Of Mighty Feats

- Oedipus is a tragic tall of a man trying to avoid his fate, and instead running right towards it. When he was young Oedipus found out he was destined to kill his father and marry his mother. In an attempt to negate the prophecy, he leaves his parents only to kill is father along the road thus unknowingly setting up the groundwork for him to marry his mother. The town of Thebes, where his parents ruled, was hounded by a sphinx that devoured anyone who could not answer her question. Oedipus challenges the beast, answers the riddle, and defeats her....   [tags: Oedipus, Sphinx, Delphi, Oedipus the King]

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Oedipus The King : Fate Vs Free Will

- In Oedipus the King, one of Sophocles most popular plays, Sophocles depicts that fate will control the journey of a man’s life through free will. In today’s society, people let their life’s to be controlled by certain believes they strongly abide. Throughout Oedipus the King, the concepts of fate versus free will plays a crucial role in Oedipus’s life. Oedipus personality causes him misfortunes through his downfall by continuously denying accepting his own fate, as his temper took a major tool on him, and the rational choices he made....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Delphi, Tiresias]

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Temples and Economics in the Archaic and Classical Period

- Temples and Economics in the Archaic and Classical Period During the Archaic and Classical periods in Ancient Greece, the technique and scheme of arts had dramatically developed, and temple buildings became more decorative and more complex. The development of the temple buildings, such as the painting and crafting skills, and the change in construction technique and building materials, indicated an increase of the local economy. Nearly all ancient complex societies built some forms of monumental architecture, for these buildings were not only religiously important, but also served the purpose as a deliberate symbol of power and wealth of the rulers and their poleis....   [tags: ancient greece, hera, delphi, olympia]

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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]

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The And Its Impact On The World

- Fig. 42. Relief of Satyrs Glyptothek Munich, with two Satyrs with an altar standing between them; above them is a nymph cortege and a little hekateion. Attica, 2nd century B.C.; from the heritage of the King Otto of Greece. Ostensibly, the monument became partially reinstated during 1938. Furthermore, Pan had an exceedingly strong connection to this area among its various gods, like Zeus that retained sanctuaries there. Afterwards, the worship of Apollo became dominant when this conspicuous god became ushered into the region by either Dorian from Crete or the northern tribes from Thessaly, approximately, 1000 B.C....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Rome, Palatine Hill]

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The Meaning of Oracles in Ancient Greece

- “Oracles (or prophecies) themselves are messages from the gods in human language concerning the future or the unknown and are usually received in response to specific inquiries, often through the agency of inspired mediums” (Aune). For the people of Ancient Greece, Oracles were intermediaries between man and the G-ds. People would ask the Oracle questions about the future and/or ask for advice. Because the Oracles’ responses were always ambiguous, the answers could never be wrong. Regardless of the ambiguousness of the answers, the Ancient Greeks still relied heavily on the Oracles to make important life decisions....   [tags: oracles, apollo, pythia]

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Greece and Their Gods Zeus and Apollo

- The origins of Ancient Greece can be found back as far as 3000 BCE (Fiero 76). This was the time there is a lot of art and religion that defines the Greek period. This is only because there is a lot of prosperity and peace which causes a surplus of goods within the Greek city-state. This surplus allowed a more time for people to participate in such frivolous activities. Though the art is very representative of its time the stories behind the art are much more prominent. The religion is the story behind the art this is because of the Greek mythology....   [tags: Greek mythology]

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Socrates Was The Wisest Man Alive

- In Plato’s Apology, the story of Socrates was portrayed. He was known as an extremely wise man who felt knowledge was power. Socrates lived his life by trying to do what was right and being a virtuous person. However, not everyone saw him this way. Socrates had many enemies and was not well liked in the city of Athens. Eventually, these enemies put Socrates on trial. As Socrates believed in the person he was and knew he had done nothing wrong he chose not to flee Athens. Instead, he went to court and defended himself....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Knowledge, Philosophy]

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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]

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Five Selected Construction Supervisor Competencies

- Five Selected Construction Supervisor Competencies (Hardison, Behm, Hallowell, and, Fonooni, 2014) 1) Creating efficient communications between the supervisor and workers This skill is essentially important for the front site supervisor because a positive communication between the foreman and the worker obviously can create a great safety and health information conveyed in the safety training. Indeed, when the safety manager clearly and precisely express the regulations and steps of construction safety to the employees, the percent of risks for unsafe working condition as well as job hazard would be significantly reduced....   [tags: Construction, Occupational safety and health]

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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]

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Who Is to Blame?

- “My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself.” This quote, said by actress Teri Hatcher about her own childhood relates to Oedipus’s situation from Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Sophocles‘ Oedipus Rex tells the story of a monarch named Oedipus who becomes the unfortunate victim of circumstances beyond his control. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus‘ downfall is not a result of excessive hubris or his actions, but rather his parents’ disgraceful actions and uncontrollable aspects of fate....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles

- “My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself.” This quote, from actress Teri Hatcher about her own childhood also relates to Oedipus’s situation from Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Sophocles‘ Oedipus Rex tells the story of a monarch named Oedipus whowho becomes the unfortunate victim of circumstances beyond his control. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus‘ downfall is not a result of excessive hubris or his actions, but rather his parents’ disgraceful actions and uncontrollable aspects of fate....   [tags: Summary, Fate, Character Actions]

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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]

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Various Ways Ancient Greeks Used to Communicate with Gods

- Religion was an integral part of ancient Greek society and there were various ways in which the people could communicate directly or indirectly with the Olympian gods. Ancient Greeks could receive messages from the gods though a medium of a priestess or priest at oracles such as Delphi, Asclepius and Dodona. One of the biggest and most widespread ways to communicate indirectly with the gods was to sacrifice a valuable part of the harvest or a healthy animal such as an ox or sheep. Home rituals were also important to an ancient Greek household, as they were a way of communicating directly with the gods and they were performed in many aspects of life such as birth and marriage....   [tags: olympians gods, greek society, oracles]

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Oedipus The King, Communication, And Religion

- One of the world’s timeless classical playwrights, Sophocles, has inspired thousands over several generations, making him one of the world’s greatest writers that is still appreciated today. Sophocles specialized in tragedies which depicted people of high status being made low through circumstance, which served as examples to common people as to what character traits will cause one’s downfall. In his play, Oedipus the King, communication method to the divine through Oedipus and the Oracle depicts that the hierarchy of divine information and its reception from the perspective of the common people is measured by the amount of good fortune or direct communication with the gods that occurs in a...   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Oedipus the King]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Modern Popular Culture: Katabasis

- My example of a katabasis in modern popular culture is from the (2004) Sci-Fi television series Battlestar Galactica, created by David Eick and Ronald D. Moore. The basic premise of the series is that a civilization of humans is nearly, brought to extinction after a surprise attack from a cybernetic race known as the Cylons and subsequently the survivors set out on a voyage to find a fabled lost homeland. I thought this series would be a good example because of all the motifs it borrows from Greek and Roman mythology....   [tags: Pop Culture, Battlestar Galaactica]

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The Apology of Socrates

- ... The god Delphi answered nobody was wiser. Socrates thought surely this must be some kind of joke or riddle, he ponders what was said by the god Delphi and was speechless. Socrates decides to go investigate a man who seems to be wise to others and himself, but he wasn’t wise he only looked that way on the outside. When hearing this the man became angry with Socrates causing others to be against Socrates. Then after that Socrates went to the politicians from the politicians to the poets from the poets to the craftsmen’s; and none of them were wiser than Socrates....   [tags: law court, jury, truth]

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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]

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The Function of the Quest or Journey Motif in the Apology and the Crito

- ... Such as the questions posed by Socrates against those he viewed as pretentious, meaning that they never understood the nature of their work or existence, the craftsmen, politicians and poets claiming they were all well versed, but were truly ignorant of their nature from being corrupted at a young age by those that preceded them. We can further understand its nature through the methods that Socrates applied it in as he had said “I was attached to this city by the god-though it seems a ridiculous thing to say-as upon a great and noble horse which was somewhat sluggish because of its size and needed to be stirred up by a kind of gadfly....   [tags: death of Socrates, philosophy]

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A Report On Diy Car Tech Hacks That Won 't Ruin Your Car

- DIY Car Tech Hacks that Won 't Ruin Your Car The capabilities built into new automobiles boggle the mind. Unfortunately, things like park assist and adaptive cruise control push the price so high you might have to take out a 7 year loan to get behind the wheel. Fortunately, you don’t have to buy a new car to get some of the most useful tech features. Let 's find out what technology we can add to your vehicle with a minimal amount of time and money investment. Add Collision Avoidance and Lane Monitoring Technology As we steamroll toward self driving cars the next stop on the journey is an automobile that yells at us when we 're not driving well....   [tags: Automobile, Vehicle]

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Tragedy in Oedipus the King by Sophocles

- The play, “Oedipus the King” by Sophocles will show the tragic destiny of Oedipus; the King of Thebes. In the beginning, the play slowly starts to unfold until Oedipus realizes a mistake, and downwards spiral begins. The play will convey how “tragic power resides in human failing” (Walton). Although Oedipus did not intentional kill, his father and marry his mother. The author’s view of a tragic hero as seen in the play, “Oedipus the King” will exemplify Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero....   [tags: Destiny, Downfall, Greek]

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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]

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Information Technology Project Risk Factors

- The failure of Information Technology projects has always been a hurtful problem for many organizations. With tons of new technologies coming out throughout the year, new IT, projects continue to grow by the year. Unfortunately, the success rates of the projects are very low and have actually lowered since its last estimate. Project risk factors are important to know and avoid in making of a success project. This paper is going to explain risks in knowledge areas, how to identify risks, and explain the risk register....   [tags: Information Technology]

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The Overlooked Gift of Knowledge

- In 399 BCE, one of the wisest men in history was put to death. This man was not only extremely wise, but also highly influential. He was a leader of the highest caliber. This is Socrates, arguably one of the most prominent men in philosophical history. Socrates is a figure of evolution, when referring to the way people think. He was sentenced to death by the Athenians for corrupting the youth, not believing in the gods recognized by the state, and for introducing supernatural beings. The Athenians were unjust in in their conviction and condemnation to death of Socrates because he helped the youth rather than corrupt it, attempted to abolish ignorance, and provided sufficient evidence of his...   [tags: the death of Socrates]

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Brainstorming Method On The Formation And Transformation Of Social And Political Structure

-  Brainstorming Brainstorming method is mainly to guide students around a specific topic, to encourage students to actively think, creative thinking, and to talk about and discuss the form of mining a variety of useful information and ideas.  Contingency Contingency is the basic category of reflection on the formation and transformation of social and political structure.  Delphi technique Delphi technique refers to researchers for a theme, which inviting a number of experts anonymous written way to express their views, and through multiple exchange of views and gradually get the conclusion of a research method....   [tags: Risk management, Risk, Risk aversion, Uncertainty]

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Types of Conflict in Decision Making

- Structured conflict is a positive kind of conflict that can lead to much better group cohesion and decision making. There are two types of conflict that may occur in a group decision process. These are c-type conflict or cognitive and a-type conflict, affective conflict (McWilliams & Williams 2014). C-type conflict is disagreeing with others interpretations or opinions. Group members where c-type conflict occurs will disagree with other member’s opinions, based on their previous experiences and expertise....   [tags: structured conflict, cognitive, a-type]

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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]

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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, free will]

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The History of Bioterrorism

- Throughout the progression of mankind, there has always been a need to become superior in tactics and technology over an opponent. It did not take long for man to discover the effective and deadly tactic of Bioterrorism, which is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria or other germs used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. As time passes, everything about bioterrorism becomes more and more sophisticated, making it very difficult to combat with. By examining the history of bioterrorism, one can learn how military forces utilize this deadly weapon....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Plutarch: A Greek Philosopher

- Plutarch was a historian from Chaeronea, which was a Greek area of Boetia and lived in the time of C.46-120. Plutarch is known in history for being a famous writer who started his studies somewhere around the age of twenty under Ammonius who was a Platonist philosopher in Athens. It is not known what Plutarch studied under his mentor Ammonius but it is thought that maybe Ammonius influenced Plutarch in his religious ways. Plutarch spent so much time in Athens that he became a Citizen of Athens, some even say he served as governor of Greece but this hasn’t been confirmed....   [tags: Theory, Writer]

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Socrates 's The On The Earth And The Things Beneath The Planet

- Then the accusation of heresy or studying the Heavens and the things beneath the earth is questionable all within itself for Socrates depicts himself as a very religious man. Indeed, at one point during the trial, Socrates calls upon the Athenians god at Delphi as his witness. In our present day, we would call Socrates fanatical for this rather fantastic claim. However, the Athenians beliefs were such that Delphic Oracle prophesized through the god Apollo and it was customary to visit these great authorities when troubled and looking for answers....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Thirty Tyrants, Apollo]

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Achilles, Son Of Peleus, King Of The Myrmidons, And Thetis

- Achilles, son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, and Thetis, the Nereid, is famous for being the bravest, strongest, and most handsome of the warriors in the Trojan War. As leader of the Myrmidons, sacker of cities, and slayer of Hektor, the main hero in Homer’s Iliad wasn’t always the godlike figure known for his infamous vulnerability. As a child, his mother, in an attempt to destroy his mortality, dipped him in the River Styx, or in some accounts, over a divine flame. Unfortunately, despite her efforts, Achilles’ heel was left mortal....   [tags: Greek mythology, Aphrodite, Zeus, Trojan War]

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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]

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Oedipus The King : A Tragic Hero

- A thunderous crash is felt when nobility falls from its ivory tower. A crash that is heard for generations. Sophocles’ Greek drama Oedipus Rex is just such a crash. It exhibits a noble king beset by unimaginable tragedy. Oedipus the King has elicited pity and fear from those who read it or watch it for many generations. How does one who is noble, and good, fall. It is “Aristotle 's demand that suffering be shown to have been caused, in part at least, by errors.” The plot, hero, diction and theme all lead to a final tragic event in the life of the noble king....   [tags: Tragedy, Sophocles, Oedipus, Poetics]

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Hera and Hercules: The Detrimental Relationship Between the Goddess and the Hero

- Hercules is best known for his twelve labours. That said, few people actually know why Hercules had to perform these labours. He is the man of everyone’s dreams – men and women alike. He had the physique, the complexion, the heritage, and the romance. Because of Hercules’ ancestry, he is automatically considered a hero. This is because of the globally accepted equation: God + Mortal = Hero (Rouse, 1957, p. 55). Greek mythology tells us that Hercules’ birth was actually a result of rape. Zeus had come down to Alcmene, the mortal wife of king Amphityron, disguised as her husband, and made love with her....   [tags: Greek Mythology]

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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]

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Strategies for School Counselors to Use with Academically Struggling Students

- Three studies provide professional school counselors with a wealth of strategies. Rowell and Hong (2013) underscore the academic struggles of students who have poor motivation. Schulz and Rubel (2011) revisit the disparity in male versus female completion of high school. Krell and Perusse (2012) utilized the Delphi method to explore effective college readiness counseling for students with autism spectrum disorders. Rowell and Hong address motivation as a factor that underlies academic success, exploring constructs....   [tags: motivation, autism, intervention]

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Heracles: A Primary Example of Joseph’s Campbell’s Hero’s Journey

- THESIS STATEMENT Heracles favorite of the Greeks is a primary example of Joseph’s Campbell’s hero’s journey, proven by all the actions that Heracles has done during the span of his Life. PURPOSE STATEMENT This paper is to show that Heracles is the prime example of a hero’s journey through his actions and the struggles that he faced during his life until he was about to die but instead of death, his father, Zeus, saved him and he conquered the mortal realm, to become a god. INTRODUCTION The story of Heracles that comes to people’s mind is not what Heracles had to do during his life....   [tags: The Hero’s Journey]

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Aristophanes’ Clouds a Satyr Play Written in 419 BCE

- Aristophanes’ Clouds, if read hastily, can be interpreted as a mindless satyr play written in 419 BCE. Yet the chorus warns the reader not to expect the play to have farcical ploys like “a hanging phallus stitched on” the actors to evoke a laugh, but to take note of underlying seriousness as “she [the play] comes in trusting only her words” (Clouds 538-44). Even if the play does use some low devices, the play’s message is sophisticated and can be read as a warning to Socrates. Aristophanes is a “friendly critic” of Socrates and warns Socrates to change his ways for Athens and for the good of himself (Whidden)....   [tags: apology, socrates, youth in athens]

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The Inevitable Fate or the Result of Free Will

- Disraeli’s quotation, “Circumstances are beyond the control of man; but his conduct is his own power”, means that people can express free will, can make their own decisions, and can express their own personality, but they do not have control of their fates. In Oedipus the King and Macbeth, the eponymous characters hear their own prophecy. They have free will, but they cannot alter the prophecy. One of the themes in Oedipus the King is that characters fight against their fates. However, their efforts do not stop the prophecy from being fulfilled....   [tags: Oedipus the King, Macbeth]

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Oedipus Rex By Sophocles : An Ideal Tragic Hero

- If one is familiar with Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero, one may consider King Oedipus, from Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, as a potential example of an ideal tragic hero. Sophocles exemplifies the definition of a tragic hero in his portrayal of King Oedipus, in addition to masterfully constructing a tragedy that has lasted the ages and continues to thrive as a classic work of literature to this day. A brief review of Oedipus Rex reveals key elements when defining a tragic hero. The first is the situation, as it unfolds, is complex in nature....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Jocasta]

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Plato, Alexander The Great, Aristotle And Of Course Socrates

- The study of philosophy has been around for more years than I could ever think of. Philosophy is the study of the existence of things and why different events fold out the way that they do. When we separate the word philosophy we get “phil-”, meaning love, and “-sophy”, meaning wisdom. The word philosophy simply means the “love of wisdom”. Some of the great philosophers are Plato, Alexander the Great, Aristotle and of course Socrates. Socrates can probably be credited with founding western philosophy....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Knowledge]

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Oedipus: Do Not Try to Control Your Fate

- “Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.” In other words, the connotation of this anonymous quote states that despite whatever one chooses to decide, the outcome of their choices and decisions will still result to their predetermined fate. Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus the King, demonstrates this statement throughout the play in the role of his tragic hero Oedipus. In the course of Oedipus’ actions of trying to escape his predestined fortune, his fate and flaws of being human played major roles to bring about his downfall....   [tags: Sophocles]

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Oedipus Rex: Significant Writing from the Ancient World

- Oedipus Rex: Significant Writing from the Ancient World One source of momentous stories of Western culture comes from Ancient Greece. Numerous generations of students study these imperative works of genius. Sophocles, who created many of these significant tragic plays, thrives in the four hundreds B.C.E. Oedipus Rex, also known as Oedipus the King, is one of the notable tragedies written by Sophocles. The overall message of the play is to be not full of pride and arrogance. The reason for choosing Oedipus Rex is that I read this play before, and I have study this tragedy in school previously....   [tags: Western Culture, Ancient Greece, Sophocles]

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The Real Tragedy Is The Poor Of Poverty

- The real tragedy is the poor of poverty. Oedipus is one of the classics tragedy character in ancient Greek. Oedipus the king is the story about a man who destined to kill his father and marry his mother. He is the main character as a murder mystery, a political thriller, and a psychological whodunit. Throughout this mythic story of patricide and incest, the author Sophocles emphasizes the irony of a man determined to track down, expose and punish an assassin, who turns out to be himself. Because in ancient Greeks, they believe that their gods decided what happen to everyone and determined what destiny they will have....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Creon]

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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 Essays]

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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]

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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]

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The Nature of Shame in Greek Tragedy

- The sentiment of shame establishes the principles and morals which govern the Greek kingdom of Trozen. Shameful emotions also determine individuals’ actions and reactions as per their adherence to the ethics of the domain. The notably deplorable act of incestuous relationships flout the accepted values of this Greek society. According to Ira Mark Milne, editor of Drama for Students, “Although there are many stories of incestuous relationships (between family members) in Greek mythology, such tales are focused primarily on establishing rules and beliefs that make such relationships unacceptable” (155)....   [tags: principles, morals]

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Oedipus The King Is A Greek Tragedy

- Oedipus the King is a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles around five-hundred BC. The play is set in the royal house of Thebes and is about how King Oedipus, who is portrayed as a reasonable and respected ruler by the citizens of Thebes, is trying to find out the answers to the murder of the previous King, Laius. The citizens are dying from a plague that has inhabited the city with no end in sight. King Oedipus sends his brother-in-law, Creon, to the city of Delphi, where Apollo the Prophet’s oracle is located, to find out how to help the city....   [tags: Oedipus, Tragedy, Sophocles, Oedipus the King]

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Ancient Greek Mythology And The Religious Rituals

- My topic for this historical argumentative essay is Ancient Greek mythology and the religious rituals the Ancient Greek’s participated in and why. During their 2000-year survival in history, many religious rituals were performed, and many deities worshiped. Ancient Greek’s believed that by conducting these rituals, they would improve their relationships with the gods (Schultz 1), making their lives better; when they didn’t praise them as they should, the punishment was severe. I personally do not believe in Greek gods or the theory that they existed....   [tags: Greek mythology, Zeus, Dionysus, Ancient Greece]

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The On The Texts Sophocles ' Antigone

- This essay will briefly explain my point of view on the texts Sophocles, Antigone translated by Paul Woodruff and Plato, The Apology translated by Benjamin Jowett. Mainly focusing on when Antigone refused to obey the king 's command not to bury her brother with Socrates ' refusal to obey the Athenian court if it commands him not to engage in philosophy. I think that in actual fact Socrates and Antigone were both strong influential individuals of their time, because they had confidence in God which lead them too stand up for what was right and with all their strength never backed down from death....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Law, Philosophy]

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Oedipus The King : A Greek Play

- Oedipus the King Oedipus the King is a popular Greek play also known by its Latin title Oedipus Rex. Oedipus was written by Sophocles and was first performed in 429 BC. Over the thousands of years since its publication, Oedipus the King has been reviewed and analyzed by several renowned scholars who have all conceded that it is one of the best tragic drama pieces that draw their descent from ancient Greece (Rao, Wolf and Sophocles). This paper is a critical review of the ideas that the author of this drama had in mind as he was writing it....   [tags: Oedipus the King, Oedipus, Sophocles, Tragedy]

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Analysis Of The Underground Cinder 's Eye

- Shadow walked over to the coats hanging by the front door and handed Cinder hers. “Ready to go have some fun?” Cinder smiled while shrugging into her coat. “Yes, I hope I figure out how to tell who’s who,… and soon.” They had decided to walk the short distance to the train tunnel; it was another beautiful twilight night. After reaching the last step to the underground Cinder’s eye focused on 4 Bucks, she was curious about his hide work, and really wanted a coffee. “Shadow, let’s go to 4 Bucks I would like a coffee and I want to see what type of items he makes with the hides.” As they entered the coffee house, Cinder got a good whiff of leather and coffee mix a smell she wouldn’t normal put...   [tags: Brain, Human, Coffee, Human brain]

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