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    Delphi

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    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

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    Starbuck to journey home to Delphi to retrieve the Arrow of Apollo so that they could open the tomb of Athena and find the fabled homeland known as earth. This plotline is straight from the story of Aeneas and the Golden Bough. Laura Roslin acts as the Pythia or Sibyl of Cumae an old woma... ... middle of paper ... ...nation of the journey towards salvation, Apollo turns toward Kara Thrace to ask her what she will do with her newfound freedom, hoping that she will not have any excuse to deny his love

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    keep their powers balanced by filling certain niches. In the Eumenides, Pythia begins by singing a prayer to honor the gods. Although she first honors Gaia, Pythia spends a few lines talking about Apollo and his relation to Zeus. When she calls on Zeus, she calls him “the Fulfiller, the highest god” (Aeschylus, Eumenides, p. 112, 17-19). Her approval and reverence towards Zeus is made clear immediately. Even before that, Pythia acknowledges that Apollo was “Zeus inspired” and the “spokesman of Zeus

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    have become important role models of today. They each write wonderful and strong essays describing what they believe in and finding out who they really are. Winona LaDuke and Pythia Peay both come from different backgrounds. LaDuke is a Native American Indian who wrote the essay on “Reclaiming Culture and the Lands.” Pythia Peay also wrote an essay on “Soul Searching.” They both share their ideas and experience of how and where they grew up. LaDuke is a mother of two children and lives on the

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    Oracle in Greek Religion

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    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

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    because Plato and himself had disagreed on some of the philosophical treatises. After Plato’s death, Aristotle’s friend Hermias invited him to Mysia. He stayed here for three years where he met and married his first wife, Pythias, his friend Hermias’ niece. The couple had a daughter, Pythias, named after her mother. In 338 B.C., Aristotle went back to Macedonia to tutoring King Phillip II’s son, the then Alexander the Great, (who was thirteen at the time). After he had finished teaching them, and Alexander

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    Aristotle was born in 384 BC. In Stagira, a small town northern Greece. He had one older brother and one sister. His father, Nicomachus, was a doctor. His mother, Phaestis, came from the island of Euboea. She was wealthy. Owning a house which later remained in the family after she married Nicomachus. There are hardly any personal details of Aristotle because he lived so long ago. The little details we know are mostly from a Greek Historian named Diogenes Laertius. In his book he said that Aristotle

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    In early fifth century BC Greece, the Greeks consistently suffered from the threat of being conquered by the Persian Empire. Between the years 500-479 BC, the Greeks and the Persians fought two wars. Although the Persian power vastly surpassed the Greeks, the Greeks unexpectedly triumphed. In this Goliath versus David scenario, the Greeks as the underdog, defeated the Persians due to their heroic action, divine support, and Greek unity. The threat of the Persian Empire's expansion into Greece and

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    their youth recruiting new worshipers for their respective cults in which they started, each cult showing their divinity. They are both associated with the phenomenon of ecstasy, meaning to stand outside oneself. In one such case, Apollo's priestess Pythia was overcome by his spirit and began speaking in tongues. Also when possessed by Dionysus, his followers similarly changed there normal actions, breaking into wild dances and "experienced a rapturous sense of union with their God." This shows how

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    Women in the Apology of Socrates The most striking thing about women in the Apology of Socrates is their absence from where we might expect them. Only two specific women are mentioned: 1) the Pythia, the priestess of Apollo, who answers Chaerephon's question that no one is wiser than Socrates (21a); and 2) Thetis, the mother of Achilles (who himself is not mentioned by name but only referred to as the "son of Thetis"), who warns him that he will die if he kills the Trojan hero Hector (28c). Only

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