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Lysistrata Of Aristophanes
Lysistrata Of Aristophanes
Lysistrata of Aristophanes The Lysistrata of Aristophanes Aristophanes was a satirist who produced Lysistrata around 413 BC when the news of Athen?s warships had been destroyed near Sicily. For twenty-one years, while Athens was engaged in war, he relentlessly and wittliy attacked the war, the ideals of the war, the war party and the war spirit. This risked his acceptance and his Athenian citizenship. Lysistrata is probably the oldest comedy which has retained a place in modern theatre. It prima
The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are a tradition of athletic events that take place every four years. They are a custom that was started many years ago, but are currently taken for granted. People from all over the world tune their televisions and radios to watch and listen to the events, but never question their existence. When were the Olympic games started? What was the first event? How did it grow? Where were the first games held? Why did they start? Did they have any political, social,
Socrates
Socrates
Socrates THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOCRATES Philosophy was both serious and dangerous, Socrates chose to ignore both. Ignoring the first made him one of the most engaging of all philosophers, ignoring the second was to cost him his life. He was born in a middle class home in Athens, in 470 BCE. His parents were Phaenarete and Sophroniscus. His mother had a reputation for her patient and intuitive skill in delivering babies in and around the neighborhood. The latter, his father was a craftsman, stone
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMERS EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MEN?
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMERS EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MEN?
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMER'S EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MEN? Throughout the Common Era, women have been recognized as a strong influence on the actions of men. For example, Eleanor Roosevelt influenced the decisions that Franklin D. Roosevelt made, and in literature, Lady Macbeth urged Macbeth to commit murder. Did the women of Homer's epics, The Odyssey and The Iliad emulate the women of the Common Era? The Iliad is an epic about the Trojan War and Achilles' role as an Achaean warring against the
Anne Brannen
Anne Brannen
anne brannen Gender Issues in ?Antigone? One of the most devastating problems for the Classical Greeks was the women?s issue. Women in Classical Greece were not citizens, held no property, and indeed were not even allowed out of the house except under guard. Their status differed from that of the slaves of Greece only in name. This alone, however was not a problem -- the problem was that the Greeks knew, in their hearts, that this was wrong. Indeed, their playwrights harangued them about it fro
lysistrata
lysistrata
In her view, if their husbands call their bluff and leave, they will get it nowhere else because they will soon find that all the women in Greece are doing the same thing. If the men try to force themselves upon the women, the women are to resist. If they fail in their resistance, they are to lie joylessly still, so as not to give the men any enjoyment. At this point, part B of the plan is revealed- as the young women speak, the older women are in the process of taking over the Acropolis and bar
Iliad Essay
Iliad Essay
Up on Mount Ida, Paris was making his decision of who was most beautiful, Hera, Athena, or Aphrodite. Each woman offered something to Paris in return for the golden apple. Hera offered ?extraordinary wealth and to be ruler over all mortals.? Athena offered Paris to be ?the bravest and wisest of mortal men, victorious in war, and skillful in every craft.? Aphrodite?s offer, which was Paris?s favorite offer of the three, was Helen to be his wife. When Paris had made his choice and gave the golden
The Battle of Thermopylae: Paragraph 3
The Battle of Thermopylae: Paragraph 3
Mac Hendrix 10/9 Dr. Boesen B Period The Battle of Thermopylae: Paragraph 3 The Spartans chose to take their stand against the overwhelming amount of Persians is because of their elite mentality. They Spartans were insane, they only took the best babies possible in their own community. They took their stand to show how honorable they are, but they also took their stand because they did not fear death. In fact, you were killed if you feared death in the Spartan society. In short, the Spartans-
The Battle of Thermopylae Essay
The Battle of Thermopylae Essay
Mac Hendrix 10/12 B Period Dr. Boesen The Battle of Thermopylae Essay Leonidas and his 300 chose to confront the Persian army at Thermopylae because they wanted to prove that they were the best polis. They opposed the Persians at Thermopylae because they wanted to remain the most honorable and most elite polis for hundreds of years. The Spartans chose to stay stand their ground at Thermopylae because they wanted to show that they were the best. The Polis and the hoplite phalanx inspired Leoni
Test 1
Test 1
Test 1 Question 1 0 / 2 points During the Second Punic War, the Carthaginian general Hannibal: Question options: a)  was defeated by Roman armies at the battle of Tours in France. b)  became the last foreign invader to fight on Rome's home territories. c)  won the support of Rome's unhappy Latin allies. d)  brought his entire army, including elephants, over the Alps. e)  defeated the Roman general Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in Rome. Question 2 0 / 2 points Our knowledge
Lysistrata
Lysistrata
Lysistrata Women and Men in Lysistrata and the Role of Sex and Reason Aristophanes? Lysistrata is an excellent example of satirical drama in a relatively fantastical comedy. He proceeds to show the absurdity of the Peloponnesian War by staging a battle of the sexes in front of the Acropolis, worshipping place of Athena. Tied into all of this is the role of sex and reason and is evident in the development of some characters and the lack of development in others. Although the play is centered on L
Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson The L.A. Lakers in the 1980?s were a basketball powerhouse with household names such as James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kurt Rambis who would doubt it. They had class and displayed it on the court. Kareem could pull up for his patented sky hook, they could dish to Worthy for the dunk and Rambis could pull down a rebound, but without a certain Magic there would be no showtime in L.A. A certain young player who had it all, a flashy smile and a great no look pass. That certain p
Leda And The Swan
Leda And The Swan
Leda and the Swan The Big Bad Swan In nature, there are many amazing and bizarre acts. Take, for example, the Preying Mantis. The Preying Mantis is a relatively large insect that performs a most barbaric act: after the docile and exquisite female mates with her aggressive and overpowering male counterpart, she eats him. Instinctively, the powerful male seeks out his mate and impregnates her, fulfilling his mating duties. However, the male expends all of his strength in the sexual encounter, and
Quest For Reformation
Quest For Reformation
Quest for Reformation Henry David Thoreau's Quest for Reformation While strolling through the forests near Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau stumbled across a man and his family. The father, John Field had moved to America from Ireland with his wife and his son in order to improve [their] condition one day (Walden, 139). Henry listened intently to what John had to say about his life in America and his plans for the future, and then he offered up his personal experiences concerning society and l
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Dulce et Decorum Est Dulce et Decorum Est Through vivid imagery and compelling metaphors Dulce et Decorum Est gives the reader the exact feeling the author wanted. The poem is an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen and makes great use of these devices. This poem is very effective because of its excellent manipulation of the mechanical and emotional parts of poetry. Owen's use of exact diction and vivid figurative language emphasizes his point, showing that war is terrible and devastating. Furthermore,
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar The Life And Death of Gaius Julius Caesar In my opinion, no other man in the history of the world symbolizes military and political strength as much as Julius Caesar does. Caesar was born on July 12, 100 BC in Rome, Italy (Encarta 2000). His father belonged to the prestigious Julian clan (Internet Explorer) His uncle by marriage was Gaius Marius, leader of the Populares which supported agrarian reform and opposed the Optimates (Comptons Encyclopedia). Marius saw to it that Julius C
Henry David Thoreau And Ralph Waldo Emersons Beliefs
Henry David Thoreau And Ralph Waldo Emersons Beliefs
Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson's Beliefs A Comparison of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson?s Beliefs concerning Simplicity, the Value and Potential of Our Soul, and Our Imagination. Henry David Thoreau tests Ralph Waldo Emerson?s ideas about nature by living at Walden Pond, where he discovers that simplicity in physical aspects brings deepness to our mind, our soul to its fullest potential, and our imagination to be uplifted to change our lives. These two men believe that
i too sing america
i too sing america
The Applebee?s Experience Recently, while dining at Applebee?s in Boiling Springs, Spartanburg, SC, I experienced some of the most excellent service in the Upstate. From the first few seconds upon entrance until we exited and were told to have a great evening, the service was exceptional. The waitress and the manager who both tended to the table had great personalities, showed knowledge of the menu, and adapted well to every individual table, which was noticeable. Also the food came out at a de