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    Nevertheless, this doesn’t distract from his famous daily task of dragging the sun across the sky with his four horsed chariot. Along with this, Apollo is also an oracular god as a patron of Delphi and could predict prophesy through the Delphic Oracle Pythia. Depicted as the ideal of the kouros being handsome, beardless, and with long hair, Apollo and his many strengths helped him become a dominant figure among the gods. From guiding the bow to kill Achilles, teaching man the science of medicine, being

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    between oikos and polis and the use of speech within the polis. I will then look at how these themes are brought together in the trial and the play provides an image of resolution. Many of these issues are set up in the opening speech of the priestess Pythia as already resolved and are then reconfirmed by the trial itself and closing images order. The myth of matriarchy, despite the study of J. Bachofen is not a provable historical reality. It can be seen as the result of a combination of male

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    Being a Hero in The Histories of Herodotus

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    Many people consider him the father of history; others prefer to call him the father of lies. Whatever may be your perception of Herodotus’ work, the truth is that Herodotus began a new manner of writing history in which human psychology takes a fundamental place. He was the first historian who really considered the reasons why things happen and did not limit his narrative to just facts. His book The Histories evidences all the distinctive features that he employs through his description of facts

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    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

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    Fate In the end God ultimately decides ones fate, but one can influence His choice throughout their life. The play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, as well as the books The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, Divine Comedy by Dante, and Oresteia by Aeschylus all talk about justice and fate. These stories show how even though God will decide what happens to someone at the end, the actions one does is how God bases his decision. One’s fate is determined based on what God and the law think is just. Human

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    “You send these winged creatures from the east of Greece to feast off of my liver?” Prometheus looks to the dank mountain walls nestled inside of the Caucasus Mountains and shouts, “Zeus, you will not kill me!” He hangs his head slightly, and watches as the two carnivorous scavengers stand in front of him flapping their broad wings as their white-colored heads bob back and forth, readying themselves to once again peck at his tattered, exposed, reddish-brown organ.Thestale metallic smell of iron

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    Women in the Middle East and Greece

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    Women in the Middle East and Greece Historically, women were long considered naturally weaker than men, squeamish, and unable to perform work requiring muscular or intellectual development. In most pre industrial societies, for example, domestic chores were relegated to women, leaving heavier labor such as hunting and plowing to men. Women generally have had fewer legal rights and career opportunities than men as well. Wifehood and motherhood were regarded as women's most significant professions

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    Aristotle

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    for 20 years, first as a student and then as a teacher. * Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, after the death of Plato in 347 BC. Here he counseled his friend, Hermias of Atarneus, and married Hermias' niece and adopted daughter, Pythias. * After Hermias' execution at the hands of the Persians in 345 BC, Aristotle travelled to Pella, the Macedonian capital. * In 342 BC, he began tutoring King Philip II's young son Alexander, who later became known as Alexander the Great.

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    is to mock Socrates and his followers, but he knows that a true philosopher is constantly pondering new things and questioning everything he examines. One of Socrates’ friends went to the Oracle, and “he asked if there was anyone wiser than I. The Pythia replied that no one was wiser” (Plato, 21a). Due to his knack of questioning everything, Socrates wonders what it could mean since so many people throughout Athens were considered to be wiser than he was. He tells his jury that “when I heard these

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    7 Ancient Wonders of the World 1.     The Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Located approximately 50km south of Baghdad, Iraq on the east bank of the Euphrates River. King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC), grandson of the famous King Hammurabi, is credited to have commissioned the construction of the gardens. Although no tablets were found in Babylon referring to the Gardens, accountings from the ancient Greek historian, Strabo, state that the “The Garden is quadrangular, and each side is four plethra

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