Delphi Essays

  • Apollo's Oracle at Delphi

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    The Oracle of Apollo at Delphi is shrouded in myth and mystery, but one thing is certain, their prophetic influence stretched far and wide and was detrimental in shaping Greece. Neither war nor boundary was determined without conferring the Delphic Oracle first. The Oracle of Apollo was held in high regard by the likes of "Plutarch, Plato, Aristotle, and Diodorus" (Broad 10). The Trojan War and Theban War were in part responses to the Oracle's forecasts (Fontenrose 4). The Delphic Oracle shaped

  • Research Methodology: Delphi Technique

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    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

  • Oracles

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    predict the future and fortell the fortune of the citizen and help bring solutions and other answers the citizen seeks. The most famous oracle in ancient Greece, and perhaps the most popular oracle was the oracle of Delphi, Pythia. Pythia was the oracle of Delphi, and the people of Delphi believed that the god Apollo presented her with the gift of oracular powers; such as fortelling the future and providing answers or advice to the people. Other myths propose that the god Apollo would be in the body

  • The Meaning of Oracles in Ancient Greece

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    ambiguousness of the answers, the Ancient Greeks still relied heavily on the Oracles to make important life decisions. Though Apollo and Zeus had other Oracles in Ancient Greece, Apollo’s Oracle at Delphi was the most famous and important Oracle in Ancient Greece. The Delphic oracle was located in the city of Delphi. “It was believed [that] Apollo … spoke through the mouth of an inspired woman known as the Pythia, who in turn conveyed the message to a priest, who relayed it to the person who had made the

  • Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Impact of Fate

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    attempts to defy the gods, consequently Sophocles says that prophecies from the gods of someone's fate should not be ignored. Prophecies from the Oracle of Delphi are told to King Laius and Queen Jocasta, and to Oedipus. Sophocles says that prophecies from the gods of someone's fate should not be ignored when King Laius went to the Oracle of Delphi and received a prophecy that his child, Oedipus, was going to kill him and marry his wife, Jacosta. " Shepherd - No! No! I said it before--I gave him

  • Realism in Oedipus the King

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    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

  • oracles in greek mythology

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    “Knowledge is power” (Francis Bacon); the ancient Greeks believed in the tellings of oracles; the knowledge they received from them was considered sacred. Oracles play a great part in many myths involving both mortals and gods. There were many different oracles throughout the ancient Greek history. The oracles play their part in each myth and the characters base most of their choices on what they are told. The Greeks thought very highly of the oracles. They used them to make important life decisions

  • Oedipus the King: Unrealistic or Realistic

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    Oedipus Rex – Unrealistic or Realistic Let’s explore the traces of realsim and its opposite in Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus Rex. The first obvious question is: How can this drama possibly be considered realistic since it relies so heavily on predetermination and fate in the life of the protagonist, Oedipus? As Jocasta recounts to Oedipus: An oracle Once came to Laius (I will not say 'Twas from the Delphic god himself, but from His ministers) declaring he was doomed To

  • The Conflict in The Eumenides of The Oresteia

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    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

  • Forecasting

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    product and future business may also be lost. There are several methods that can be used to forecast demand. These are not limited to, but may include: • Grass Roots Forecasting • Panel Consensus • Historical Analogy • Time Series Analysis • Delphi All of these methods work basically the same. They all try to predict the amount of product or service that will be purchased in a given time period. The way these methods arrive at their conclusions, however, is different. Panel Consensus

  • Defense of Socrates

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    accepted. Socrates’ argument was unique in that he tried to convince the jury he was just an average man and not to be feared, but in actuality demonstrated how clever and tenacious he was. He begins with an anecdote of his visit to the Oracle of Delphi, which told him that there was no man smarter than he. He, being as humble as he is, could not take the Oracle’s answer for granted and went about questioning Athenians he felt surpassed his intelligence. However, in questioning politicians, poets

  • Story telling through Greek Art

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    medium was often walls of the city or of public buildings (Boardman 292). These artworks depicted topics ranging drastically from scenes of daily life: athletics, weddings, dating, to those of war( Sowerby 302). "On the walls of public buildings at Delphi and Athens Polygnotus painted great friezes with figures set up and down the field…and presented epic scenes of Troy and the underworld, and Micon the more recent, but heroically conceived, struggle for freedom at Marathon" (Boardman 292). Most of

  • A Rhetorical Analysis Of Socrates 'Apology'

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    accounts in his speech. Throughout his defense, Socrates did not rush into an argument using his emotions, but instead uses his logic and understanding of the situation to explain everything. He explains why he acts the way he did. The Oracle of Delphi proclaimed that Socrates was the wisest man in all the land, which is what caused Socrates to search for men to question on how much

  • socrates

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    though he explains that the knowledge of his ignorance lead to his philosophical mission in life .his mission to question and to seek “the unexamined life is no life for a man”(21c-23c) this is explained by Chaerephon's enquiry at Apollo's oracle at Delphi declaring Socrates the wisest of men (21b-) Socrates turns this philosophical interrogation into his philosophical purpose ,as a consequence the young followed him trying to copy his questions to their leaders (23c) this arose the charge of corrupting

  • Business Forecast

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    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 Concept of Legitimaiton in Oedipus the King by Sophocles and Crito by Plato

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    fate was related to the oracle. Oedipus was well known of the ancient Greek believes that god can see the future and some people can access this information. Therefore, when a plague strike the city Oedipus act as traditional leader and sent Creon to Delphi-Apollo the prophet oracle to know what he can do to save the city. The Delphic oracle showed that the problem is because a religious pollution, the murder of the king Laius has been not caught yet. Oedipus believed that god is telling the truth therefore

  • Apology In The Apology Of Socrates

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    begins his defense by saying that his prosecutors are dishonest, and that he will prove it. He explains that his behavior stems from a prophecy by the oracle at Delphi, which claimed that he was the wisest of all men.

  • Comparing Grendel and Oedipus Rex

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    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. Oedipus

  • Antigone – Strong and Powerful or Spoiled and Stubborn?

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    Polyneices has been declared an enemy of the state by Creon. The sentence for anyone attempting to bury him is death by stoning. Creon has become King of Thebes by default, as a result of Oedipus' fate as previously predicted by the Oracle at Delphi: Oedipus murders his father and unknowingly marries his mother. Jocaste, his mother and wife and Creon's sister, commits suicide upon learning the truth. Between Oedipus' two sons, Creon sides with Etocles in his claim for Oedipus' throne and exiles

  • Hercules: 12 Labors Of Hercules

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    Megara and they had three children. Hera, still filled hatred of Hercules, sent him into madness, which made him kill his wife and children. In horror and remorse at what he did, Hercules was about to kill himself. But he was told by the oracle at Delphi that he should purge himself by becoming the servant of his cousin Eurystheus, king of Mycenae. Eurystheus, urged by Hera, planned as a punishment the 12 impossible tasks, the "Labors of Hercules." The Twelve Labors The first task was to kill the