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World literature Part 1
World literature Part 1
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... World Literature Part I Answers Match the terms in Column I with the s in ColumnII. parable - B. a story that teaches a moral or religious lesson about life theme - D. a story’s central insight about life tone - F. the writer’s attitude toward the subject speaker of a poem - G. the voice talking to readers foreshadowing - E. a hint about what may happen later flashback - A. a scene that interrupts the present action of the plot to tell what happened at an earlier time imagery - H. language that appeals to the senses archetype - C. a model repeated across time and cultures (2) Which of the following is true of Zen parables? Zen parables are deceptively simple and contain profound t...
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Humanity 5 short essay questions
Humanity 5 short essay questions
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... Information] Assignment Homer and Virgil In these great works that have transpired over time, the presence of man as the core does not vary much according to the current literature. We have seen how far the focus on men and their importance as entity structuring and destructive throughout history. A man and a man Homeric Virgiliano, that despite representing different cultures and different literary styles, show us man as "Man". Be myth or not, the Iliad, the Odyssey and the Aeneid are part of a rich literary, which to this day we are given, as well as were given to our parents and grandparents, showing us the magic of each word that make these three poems. Certainly among the Aeneid and Homer's...
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Humanities
Humanities
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... Passage The passage under analysis occurs towards the beginning of the fourth book. In book two Aeneas landed in Carthage and met with the Queen of the region – Dido. Aeneas relays his journeys beginning at the fleeing of Troy, and the hardships he has experienced before being brought to Carthage. Dido finds herself falling in love with Aeneas, but concerned because she swore to never love another after her ex-husband Sychaeus was murdered by her brother Pygmalion. The beginning of the book shows Dido’s sister, Anna, attempting to console Dido and convince her that a marriage to Aeneas would have great benefits for Carthage. The passage itself is situated almost directly after Anna finishes speaking...
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English Literature
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... Multiple Choice a). Invocation to the Muses b). in medias res c). A literary epic derives from oral tradition d). The Greek Muse of epic poetry is Calliope e). The above quotation is an example of epic epithet Question # 2 a. Turnus Turnus is the chief antagonist of the hero Aenneas in Virgil's Aeneid. He was the potential suitor of Lavinia, daughter of the King of the Latin people. However, when Aeneas arrived Italy from Troy, King Latinus offered him the hand of Lavinia. Thus a great rivalry and jealousy ensued between Turnus and Aenneas which resulted in war between Latins and Trojans people. In this war, Turnus fought bravely and killed the son of Evander and took his sword belt (Book X). Aene...
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The Religion of Christianity
The Religion of Christianity
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... of the basic components of Christian teachings was the supreme power of the gods and faith in the theory of providence. Faith in the supreme ruleof gods was also a component of the early Greco-Roman tradition though disbelievers were there. However history showed that the people who had deep trust in gods’ grace ultimately emerged victorious in the battlefield of life. Aeneas is the center character of Vigil’s Latin epic The Aeneid, a legendary story of a Trojan (Aeneas) who traveled to Italy and became the ancestor of Romans. Aeneas is depicted as an ideal and one of the great epic heroes. He was one of the few survivors of the Trojan War and an ancestor of the Roman emperor Augustus. He had guide...
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Ancient and Modern Epics
Ancient and Modern Epics
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... and Modern Epics The final and extensive version of the Mesopotamian’s Epic of Gilgamesh was written around 1200 BCE. There was almost 11 centuries that separated this epic and Virgil’s Aeneid. Though both literary works were considered to be epics, there were distinctions between the 2 besides the fact that there were too much of history and changes that separated them (Damrosch). Aeneid was just a manuscript when its author was already on the deathbed. Virgil even asked a friend for the manuscript to be burnt as it was not yet finished. Virgil’s style of writing resembled much of Homer’s. They differ in such a way that Virgil has the time leisure in completing his works contrary to Homer’s lack o...
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Men, friendship and companionship in Divine Comedy
Men, friendship and companionship in Divine Comedy
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... friendship and companionship in Divine Comedy Dante's The Divine Comedy, written in the first person, tells of the poet's journey through the realm of afterlife: Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. In this journey, Dante uses the Roman poet Virgil (Vergilius) as a character in his work who acts as Dante's guide through the Inferno and Purgatorio. Dante welcomes Virgil as "my master and my author" who was sent by a woman in heaven named Beatrice to rescue him (Websophia 2003). She is the epitome of pure love and finally leads Dante to Paradiso where he is then able to gaze upon the supreme radiance of God. He ends his pilgrimage into vision of "the Love which moves the sun and the other stars. (Michael...
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Dantes The Divine Comedy
Dantes The Divine Comedy
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... The roles of Virgil and Beatrice in Inferno and Purgatorio Virgil and Beatrice are renowned characters of Dante's The Divine Comedy, which is a striking, elongated classic. The Divine Comedy is alienated into the Inferno (Hell); the Purgatorio (Purgatory); and the Paradiso (Paradise). In classic stories heroes usually come across supernatural characters who guide them to the right path and prevent them from all the potential troubles, so were the roles of both Virgil and Beatrice in this epic as well. (Vernant, p. 271- 272) Virgil's character is by and large comprehended by reviewers as symbolizing humanistic cause, who directs and defends not only Dante in particular but the mankind as a whole from...
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Characterization Essay
Characterization Essay
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... number Characterization. Aeneas as an Archetypical Character. Characterization is known to be a literary device, employed in the process of creating characters in a story. The main function of characterization is to help author depict the personality of a character. The appearance of this literary tool dates back to the middle of the 15th century. Aristotle in the Poetics promoted the idea that plot is a driving force within the narrative, but not characters. In other words, the narrative was proposed to be referred as plot-driven. Aristotle aimed to prove that “tragedy is a representation, not of men, but of action and life” (Aston 34). This idea was dismissed in the 19th century when the petty...
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Literature of Western World
Literature of Western World
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... submitted Literature of Western World One of the most renowned works by Chaucer is unquestionably The Canterbury Tales. In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the story opens with a description of twenty nine individuals going on a pilgrimage. The individuals discussed or the characters possess distinct personality. For instance the author makes the Wife of Bath to be more outstanding as compared to others. She is described explicitly to provoke shocking response. According to Petterson, her physical features and her clothes are discussed in a manner that is likely to confuse the reader whether she really fits in the rules imposed by Christian authorities in references to womanly conduct. There were two...
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Heroes in Epic Journeys through the cultures
Heroes in Epic Journeys through the cultures
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... s Heroism: Then and Now The portrayal of heroism has evolved greatly in the literary realm, as the audiences and viewers are more moved by realistic depiction of an individual’s struggle rather than a romanticized version of the protagonist in battle with a fierce creature that actually does not exist. Even though, the character struggles may differ vastly in essence, but their traits have remained consistent throughout and there is little difference in how the character of the heroes is portrayed. The substance of this prose will juxtapose two classical heroes such as Aeneas and Odysseus, with one contemporary depiction of a hero from the movie ‘O’ Brother, Where art thou?’ Firstly, Aeneas from the ...
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Miltons Poetry in the Paradise Lost
Miltons Poetry in the Paradise Lost
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... 'PARADISE LOST' MILTON BOTH ADOPTS AND ALTERS THE CONVENTIONS OF EPIC POETRY - A DISCUSSION "The noblest poem that ever was wrote in any language or in any age" [Sir John Denham Cited Wedgwood, 46] John Milton's Paradise Lost essentially belongs to the genre of epic poetry. Yet in retelling the biblical myth of God and Satan, Satan's enticement of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden, seeking to "assert the eternal Providence/ And justify the ways of God to men,"[Milton, I.26] Milton has perceptively shifted from the traditional track of epic narration, imaginatively transforming almost all the elements of epic narration- myth, history, form and language- into a classical, yet...
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Literature Quiz Lesson
Literature Quiz Lesson
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... September 26 Foreshadowing is used for all of the following purposes in the Iliad EXCEPT to * buildsuspense. hint at Achilles' final battle with Agamemnon. explain the god's actions. reinforce the readers' sympathy for Achilles.   2. The long flashback early in Book 1 of the Iliad explains why * the Greek soldiers are dying of a plague. Achilles turned his back on the Greek army. the Greeks had stopped sacrificing to Apollo. Agamemnon chose Chryseis as his war prize.   3. Given his actions in Book 1 of the Iliad, Agamemnon is best described as being very brave. * selfish. wise. fearful.   4. In the Iliad, Homer uses contrasting words, synonyms and antonyms, to describe different characters. Which of ...
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Gods and goddesses played an important part in the lives of the Greeks and Romans. Explain
Gods and goddesses played an important part in the lives of the Greeks and Romans. Explain
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... “Role of Gods and Goddesses in the lives of the Romans and Greeks” Gods and goddesses played an important role in the lives of the Greeks and Romans. Their religions incorporated the worship of many gods and goddesses. They have gods of sun, poetry, music, fortune, war, marriage, wisdom, underworld, death, love, sea, fire etc. The Greek gods originated 700 years before the Roman civilization. Greek gods and goddesses were based on human characteristics like love, hatred, jealousy etc. The roles of these gods in their lives were determined by what they were actually gods of. For example, Zeus was god of sky, Hades of death etc. Their gods and goddesses believed in the importance of physical life on...
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ENG 201-Questions
ENG 201-Questions
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... Question Beneath all the propaganda for the ascendant Roman Empire and the story of Rome’s celebrating its establishment, Aneid is a poem that talks about inner realm of emptiness filled with tormented remorse and memories. The poem is presented in a state of lament. It is a sorrowful tale of the Aeneas trying to re echo his past woes. Aeneas himself cringes back in fear as he recounts his past misery. Aeneas is sentimental about his past experience and is expressing his personal regret about the events of his destiny. This is portrayed in the whole narrative of his sea wanderings and of the Fall of Troy both Books II and III. This narrative is an empty space of lament and memory, where loss of...
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Role of Homers Andromache as Representative of Female Race
Role of Homers Andromache as Representative of Female Race
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... English 23 February Role of Andromache, Lysistrata and Dino as Representative of Female Race Introduction Over the centuries, Literature has projected women in a variety of multi faceted roles such as an epitome of strength and courage, as loving wife and a mother, intelligent strategists, victims as well as manipulators. The three characters i.e. Homer’s Andromache, Aristophanes’ Lysistrata and Virgil’s Dido epitomize all these qualities hence providing to the readers with an interesting amalgamation of various aspects of a woman’s nature and personality. Homer’s Andromache is a character who is a victim of the War of Trojan who suffers at the hand of fate and suffers loss of her husband’s death....
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Evaluation of Classical tradition in Dantes journey through Hell to salvation
Evaluation of Classical tradition in Dante's journey through Hell to salvation
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... An Analysis of Dante’s The Divine Comedy The values portrayed by the elements and creatures mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy as he journeys through hell (inferno), purgatory (purgatorio) and paradise (paradise) are decidedly Christian, or Roman Catholic to be specific. The very existence of the three realms of the dead are written in their ceremonial documents and are taught in the homily. Paradise for example, can be read from Luke 23:43 of the King James version, “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise” while hell, from Matthew 5:22, “…danger of hell fire”. Because the Bible is the Christian basis of religious convictions and good morals, it is...
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Western heritage
Western heritage
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... Western Heritage Heroism has changed since Homeric times due to cultural changes that result in variances, in the definition of a hero. Throughout history, a hero has been defined as a person of noble character, and who is admired for his bravery. This can either be through heroic acts such as saving those in danger or as seen in the Homeric times, a warrior chief having excellent courage and wisdom. During the Homeric times, a hero was one who possessed divine powers, fame, honor and one who killed many people through war. The idea of a hero killing many people contrasts with the ideals of society. The ideal person is defined as one who is responsible, law abiding and reasonable, he does what is...
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Dante Alighieris Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy
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... The roles of Virgil and Beatrice in Inferno and Purgatorio The concepts of Inferno and Purgatorio are given in Dante's world renowned poem 'The Divine Comedy'. He segregated it into three phases Inferno means 'Hell', Purgatorio means 'Purgatory' and Paradiso means 'Heaven'. There are three main characters; Dante himself, Virgil and Beatrice. Traditionally, Virgil had been a Roman poet famous for his creation a legendary initiation of the Roman Empire through 'The Aeneid', his well-known epic. Dante takes him as his hero to support the value of 'Justice' and 'Reason' without any strict religious application and this is the main role of Virgil in the comedy. Throughout the comedy he acquires a number o...
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Epic poetry: John Miltons Paradise Los
Epic poetry: John Miltons Paradise Los
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... poetry: John Milton’s Paradise Los Epic poetry is an integral part of literature and has been in use since Greek times at least. Typically, epic poems are lengthy narrative poems whose subjects are concerned with serious issues such as heroic deeds and issues and events significant to a cultural, national or religious identity (Meyer 2128). Over the centuries, epics have evolved though the variations are not highly noticeable. It has been argued that classical epics were based on oral traditions alone but this seems untrue considering that had epics not been written then they would not have survived to the modern day. The earliest epics are better known as primary or original epics such as the old En...
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Humanities
Humanities
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... book 4 of the Aeneid, Virgil describes Dido falling in love with Aeneas in the following way: Across the She wanders in her frenzy–even asa heedless hind hit by an arrow when a shepherd drives for game with darts among the Cretan woods and, unawares, from far leaves the winging steel inside her flesh; she roams the forests and the wooded slopes of Dicte, the shaft of death still clinging to her side. So Dido leads Aeneas around the ramparts, displays the wealth of Sidon and the city.... (90-99) The deer simile as demonstrated by the passage above is primarily applied to Dido and her kind of love for Aeneas; and, Aeneas ignorance of this feeling. Here, Didos unacknowledged passion is depicted ...
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Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome
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... of modern-day civilizations here on earth are perhaps influenced by primitive Rome. This ancient civilization really has its traces of influencein economy, form of government, religion, beliefs and arts. People, works, way of thinking and the likes from this civilization were felt and are still creating an impact on most of the people and places at present. Religion plays a big role in terms of Rome's contribution to the world. Roman Catholicism perhaps is the most and widely embraced religion on earth. During the time of the Roman Empire, one of the most influential and strongest empires that were established, the Pauline Christianity or the Christianity that was propagated and preached by Apostle...
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Serene, Erudite, Lyrical Stoicism: Philosophy
Serene, Erudite, Lyrical Stoicism: Philosophy
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... Erudite, Lyrical Stoicism: Philosophy The exceptional attainments completed in Greece 2, 400 years ago promoted the advance of scores of diverse aptitudes towards leading a full life, empowering people to talk about philosophy, comprehend mathematics, recognize the value of arts, get involve in public affairs, and pursue living superior substantial status, looking forward to the individuals endeavor to do more presuming infinite human abilities in the achievement of greater goals (Perry 82). Even after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C., (Perry 90) Hellenic schools of thoughts and philosophies carried on its influence by providing the basics for its furtherance. Philosophers sought the...
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Arms And The Man
Arms And The Man
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... Arms and the Man Introduction Arms and the Man enacted in 1894 was quite unsuccessful as audiences of that era were more used to melodramatics than the sarcastic comic wit of the play, but when Arms and the Man was published as one of the “pleasant” plays in Shaw’s collection called Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant, and it gained popularity as a written work. Its title comes from the opening words of Virgil's Aeneid: "Arma virumque canoe" -Of arms and the man I sing. It is a sarcastic take on people who romanticize war and love. Characters Captain Bluntschli is the hero of the play; he is a mercenary from Switzerland and has been appointed as a captain in the Serbian military to fight against the Bulg...
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Franciscan Values
Franciscan Values
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... s Franciscan Values St. Francis of Assisi is regarded as one of the most influential leaders in both the political religious and as well as social realms. Being an influential preacher in the Catholic Church in the 13th century, St Francis abandoned his wealth and worldly life to live among the poor in a life of service to God (Robinson, P, 109). This earned him a lot of respect and he gained a lot of followers enabling him to form the Order of Friars Minor in the Catholic Church. Francis and his followers, commonly known as the Franciscans lived a very religious life full of values that earned him great admiration the world over (Robinson 127). Among the values spearheaded by the Franciscans...
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Editing Excercise
Editing Excercise
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... Editing Exercise Read over the following passage to identify and correct mistakes in grammar, punctuation, syntax and spelling. Underline and mark the mistakes in red on the text itself, identifying each mistake with the abbreviation given below. Consult also and use the table of Editing Symbols on the back inside cover of The Little Brown Compact Hand book. If you proofread this passage carefully you will find the following mistakes: Eight sentence fragments--frag Six comma splices—cs At least four needless uses of the passive voice—pv Two misplaced or dangling modifiers—mod Three vague pronous—v prn One incorrect use if relative pronoun—rel prn Eight instances of faulty or inconsistent verb...
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English literature
English literature
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... Literature Question Aeneas is regarded as one of the founders of the Roman culture. Although is not accredited with the establishment of Rome, his characters reveals his identity and his value for the Roman culture. Unlike Odysseus, Aeneas is not involved in concurring expeditions around Mediterranean islands. However, he was engaged in many battles that led to the creation of the Roman Empire. This essay analyzes Aeneas characters in the context of the Roman Empire through a comparative study. Odysseus and Aeneas are mythical heroes who had significant following in ancient Rome and Greece. The two heroes fought in opposing sides during the Trojan wars and their encounters are accounted in odyssey...
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Virgil in Dantes Inferno
Virgil in Dantes Inferno
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... Virgil in Dante's Inferno Dante Alighieri's Inferno relates the story of Dante and his journeythrough hell. Dante the character hopes that by doing so, he would determine the true nature of sin and hopefully find God's love in the process. The journey takes Dante to the deepest recesses of hell but receives help and guidance from Virgil, the only character that appears all throughout the story besides from Dante. Virgil's character is seen by many as indispensable to the philosophical development of Inferno. It is the purpose of this paper to discuss and analyze the significance of Virgil in the story. Dante's Virgil takes much inspiration from the real life Roman poet of the same name. During Dante...
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English literature
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... Being wise is one thing, being the chosen one is a thing to consider about; here we are discussing the bare facts about how we can relate Socrates actions with Jesus. If we look deeply we will find just one word describing both of them ‘knowledgeable’. One was sent to guide and the other considered him-self the wisest and decided to spread the truth. Over the years mankind has kept on saying ‘the truth is out there’, a simple statement which depicts that in order to get knowledge you need to search for it regardless of the era. Socrates was told he the wisest by an oracle thus took upon this theory and challenged himself to spread his knowledge to mankind. Jesus on the other hand was selected by the ...
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Women
Women
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... 3 Women always played important role in the political and social life of s, in spite of their inferior status. While men were waging wars and struggling for new lands, women were trying to maintain the social order; in general they didn't rule directly, since the society always restricted their power, but acted as 'grey cardinals', whole control was always hidden. Nevertheless, literature and world history contains the outstanding personalities of those women who were both wise and magnificent and governed the whole countries, keeping in their hands the fates of nations. In the present essay, the author is going to compare three outstanding imaginary women from myths and literature - Athena f...
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Homers Odysseus and Virgils Aeneas
Homer's Odysseus and Virgil's Aeneas
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... Section/# Analysis: Comparison and Contrast of the Similarity and Dissimilarity of Virgil’s Aeneas and Homer’s Odysseus Although at first glance it may appear as if Greek and Roman mythology has a great deal in common, the differential that separates these two mythological interpretations is ultimately based upon a differential and culture between these two ethnicities. Although the Roman culture indeed “borrowed” a great deal of mythological subject matter from the Greeks, they also engaged in their own interpretation with regards to the way in which humans interact with the Pantheon. As a microcosm of this differential, the following analysis will seek compare and contrast holders Odysseus and...
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How Do I See Myself
How Do I See Myself
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... are all part of a bigger world, larger than we can even think. None in this modern world of technology and media can place even a slightest claim of living on an island. Thus, definitely nobody is in a shell. Each one of us is vulnerable to the tradition of this so called fierce and selfish world. This affects our habits and behavior to be in line with the surroundings. To be successful one has to flow with the stream of this world. Nobody of even the mightiest power can impose his own rules without first bowing before this world himself. “Fortune favors the Bold”, Virgil, the Aeneid, indeed we should be brave and courageous in the face of this world. However, after following certain universal rules ...
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Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh
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... World Civilization The epic of Gilgamesh is an extended narrative poem, which, on the bigger scale, is based on the manners of heroes and warriors. The epics mostly bear significance on a national basis as they are embodied in the history of any country or nation in a grandiose or lofty way. The basic epic is primitive or oral, such as Gilgamesh’s epic. The secondary epics include literary or written ones, such as The Aeneid. The Epic of Gilgamesh dates back to 2150-2000 BC and before that there were only two huge Indian epics called the Ramayana and Mahabharata, which date back to 1000-800 BC. There were also two epics of Greeks titled as ‘The Odyssey’ and ‘The Iliad’ as of 900-700 BC, which are...
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In what ways does the Ara Pacis Augustae reflect Augustus vision of a Roman golden age
In what ways does the Ara Pacis Augustae reflect Augustus' vision of a Roman 'golden age'
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... Ara Pacis Augustae: Reflection of a Roman 'golden age' [Pick the The Ara Pacis, or Altar of Peace is a Roman sacrificial altar enclosed in a screen of Parian marble beautifully carved in high relief with allegorical and ceremonial scenes ornamented with elegant plant motifs. In the summer of 13 BCE, the Roman senate issued a decree calling for the construction of an outdoor altar complex commemorating the emperor Augustus’s successful campaigns in Spain and Gaul and his return to Rome in that year. The Ara Pacis Augustae, or Altar of Augustan Peace, was completed in 9 BC(1). The reconstructed Ara Pacis now stands within a large, reinforced glass and concrete shelter, also the work of Mussolini’s...
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The range of icongraphy used on mosaics in romano- british villas during the 4th century AD
The range of icongraphy used on mosaics in romano- british villas during the 4th century AD
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... How he Different matter used in Mosaic Iconography in Romano-British Villas in the 4th Century A. D determined the beliefs, religion and way of life of its occupants? [Insert Your Full Name Here] [Insert Your Instructor’s Name Here] [Insert Your Course Name and Number Here] 30 March 2011 How the Different subject matters used in Mosaic Iconography in Romano-British Villas in the 4th Century A. D show the beliefs, religion, and way of life of its occupants ? Table of Contents 1 Introduction 5 2 Mosaic Interpretation with Local Cultures 5 4 Limitations of Techniques used in Determination of period of Creation 10 5.1 Iconography of the Sea 11 5.1 Figure 6 12 5.1 Figure 7 13 5.2 Iconography of Mythology ...
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Midterm
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... Cultural ideals and values of the Homeric Greek Around 1400 B.C. was an era where Mycenae, the traditional home of Agamemnon, brother of Menelaus and leader of the Greek warriors in Troy, dominated the mainland and his island of Crete assumed the political and militaric status of master of the eastern Mediterranean (Lawall & Maynard 15). A golden age of splendor arouse during this period, as shown by excavations of the royal graves at Mycenae, and the cultural and religious traditions of the eminent classical Greece began to take form. This is the Homeric or Heroic, Age - also called Mycenaean, or Late Minoan -for the culture and values of the latter part of this period are those permanently...
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Heros Journey
Hero's Journey
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... Journeys of Pilgrims and Heroes The ical epics, such as The Odyssey, The Aeneid, and The Epic of Gilgamesh are often used to show what the cultures that produced them valued the most. Many Medieval texts, such as Everyman and The Canterbury Tales can also be examined to learn about the values of the times. The classical hero and medieval pilgrim, however, are vastly contrasting in their values. Through the examination of fictional and historical figures from both of these eras, we can discern that the hero figures were conquerors, usually seeking their own glory and gain, while the life of a medieval pilgrim tended to be self-sacrificing in the pursuit of worshipping and honoring God. Pericles an...
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PTSD
PTSD
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... Stress Disorder among Soldiers Hook + Thesis ment “You are faced with being a good soldier as you were told, or do what your conscience tells you, regardless of the consequences,” as narrated in the award-winning documentary Soldiers of Conscience by Ryan & Weimberg. Many soldiers encounter this kind of dilemma on whether they are going to kill their enemies because it is part of their job or follow their conscience and show mercy. Sometimes, these men are not aware of the consequences of what the violence of war might bring into their lives. One country depends so much on the military in times of war. People believe that soldiers had gone through a lot of trainings - too much training that taking l...
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Culture, Power, Religion
Culture, Power, Religion
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... the beginning of human history, and even into the recent pre-history, civilizations have always ebbed and flowed, morphed into new forms while retaining some features of those that came before them. Observing these ebbs and flows modern historians attempt to put labels on certain periods of history: the medieval period had certain defining characteristics which were very different from the characteristics of the modern period, despite the fact that some similarities remained (few would argue that Britain is medieval simply because it has a monarch). Yet even within these periods, great shifts and changes can occur: the modern period, for instance, is often cited as the victory of science and...
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Mythological Creatures from Dantes Inferno
Mythological Creatures from Dantes Inferno
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... Mythological Creatures from Dante’s Inferno The Inferno (Hell) is the first part of The Divine Comedy, followed by the Purgatorio (Purgatory) and Paradiso (Heaven). It is a classic Christian theological text that uses strong poetic imagination and allegorical allusion. Though originally written in Italian between 1308 and 1321 AD, the work is widely translated and its themes are drawn upon by generations of writers since. Written in first person narrative, the comedy is about the imaginative events and experiences of Dante (and his companion poet Virgil) as he traverses through Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso in his afterlife. Dante meets both mythological and real people during his long voyage. He ...
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5.To what extent do your texts explore the tensions between competing concepts of justice at work How does the individuals struggle for liberty highlight the nature of the conflict between these forces
5.To what extent do your texts explore the tensions between competing concepts of justice at work How does the individuals struggle for liberty highlight the nature of the conflict between these forces
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... what extent do your texts explore the tensions between competing concepts of justice at work? How does the individuals struggle for liberty highlight the nature of the conflict between these forces? This essay seeks to analyse and compare the two plays ‘Paradise Lost’ written by John Milton and ‘Volpone’ by Ben Johnson. To begin with, one will analyse the case of Paradise Lost followed by the same of Volpone. To conclude, a short comparison of both the plays will be done in order to allow the readers to comprehend on a greater scope. In the mid-seventeenth century, John Milton was an effective poet and political activist. He composed searing leaflets against defilement in the Anglican Church and its ...
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Plato and the Cave
Plato and the Cave
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... and the Cave To start with the discussion, we are first asked to define the words myth and allegory. A myth can be a sacred story that relates the orgind of the world or how the world and the creatures in it came to have their present form. In popular use, a myth is something that is widely believed but false much like an urban legend. An allegory is a way of describing things figuratively or representing an object and conveying meaning other than the literal. Of the many allegory already existing, I can cite the the story of the stomach and its members in the speech of Menenius Agrippa and in Ovids Metamorphoses. There was also this composition of Martianus Capella about the wedding of Mercury and ...
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How are the politics of justice and punishment dealt with in Ovids Metamorphoses
How are the politics of justice and punishment dealt with in Ovid's Metamorphoses
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... Politics of Justice and Punishment in Ovid’s Metamorphoses Annotated Bibliography Introduction Galinsky, K. 1975. Ovids Metamorphoses: An Introduction to the Basic Aspects, Los Angeles, Univ of California Pr. Galinsky uses a series of literary studies to analyse Ovid’s aims in creating Metamorphoses and the major aspects of the poetry. Metamorphoses is an interesting literary piece in that it differs substantially in style, subject matter and tone throughout. Despite the title, metamorphosis is not the primary focus of each of the stories, sometimes it is a secondary focus, other times it is merely a tangent to the main plot. How the Gods Play a Role Solodow, J. B. 2002. The World of Ovids Metamorp...
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Homers Odysseus and Dantes Ulysses
Homer's Odysseus and Dante's Ulysses
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... Homer's Odysseus and Dante's Ulysses Introduction Ulysses is also called Odysseus in Homer’s poem called odyssey. This epic poem explains Odysseus’ long journey from the Trojan War through his way home. Homer states that Odysseus had one more journey to make after arriving but he does not explain whether the Odysseus went for it. Dante comes to describe this journey in his Inferno, which narrates the journey through hell. Dante introduces a slight difference in his version by stating that Odysseus never returns to Ithaca, his home but decides to continue sailing, behaviour that Dante refers to as irresponsible on Dante’s part. Comparative analysis Homer’s depiction of Odysseus in the Odyssey...
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A research paper on the representation of the goddess Isis in Ancient Egypt from Old Kingdom to New Kingdom
A research paper on the representation of the goddess Isis in Ancient Egypt from Old Kingdom to New Kingdom
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... Module Module ID: Goddess Isis in Ancient Egypt By critically analyzing the cultures and civilizations of ancient times, it becomes crystal clear that belief in spiritual and metaphysical powers had always been part of people’s everyday life. The gods and goddesses had been inevitable part of the religious and spiritual belief of those cultures. The people had specified different gods for different purposes, and the same traits and characteristics and favors were expected from the particular deity. The people sought the support and benevolence of various gods and goddesses for peace, prosperity, love, war, fertility, health, protection, traveling and other fields and activities of life. For...
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Discuss changes and similarities in Roman Republic art and architecture as opposed to Roman Imperial art and architecture
Discuss changes and similarities in Roman Republic art and architecture as opposed to Roman Imperial art and architecture
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... change and continuity in art and architecture from the Roman republican era through to the imperial period. Consider what has changed, what has stayed the same and some possible reasons why. Introduction. From the considerable distance in time of some two thousand years, it is easy to look back on the Roman period and appreciate its considerable achievements in the fields of art and architecture as a glorious legacy, and to see them belonging to a single category. A closer look at the individual works of art, buildings and designs of this long era reveals, however, that there was considerable evolution over time, so that it is possible to distinguish two distinct sub categories of Roman art: that of ...
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Wit and Comedy in Literature
Wit and Comedy in Literature
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... of the of the Concerned 6 May 2009 Our appreciation of wit and comedy is greatly enhanced if we recognize the extent to which inherited conventions of the genre are being manipulated. Discuss with specific examples from two of the set texts. The very endeavour of approaching a work of literature by correlating it with the conventions of the genre it affiliates to, enhances the basic understanding pertaining to that work, be it the poetry, drama or fiction. Thus a thorough understanding of the genre is immensely useful as it helps a reader to evaluate how a writer has absorbed, manipulated and extended the standard practices adopted and followed by the authors that exited before and after him. Th...
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Dante: Divine Comedy
Dante: Divine Comedy
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... Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri’s (1265-1321) Divine Comedy has been considered as the single most fundamental epic poem of Italian literature and the prominence of this illustrious piece has crossed the boundaries of the land, people, and literature to be known as one of the most essential pieces of world literature. Written by Dante between 1308 and his death in 1321, Divine Comedy attained immense approbation for its presentation of the creative and allegorical apparition of the Christian afterlife. This theme of the book also celebrated the medieval world view, especially of the Western Church, developed over several years’ philosophy and theology. In fact, a reflective analysis of the illustrious ...
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The Landscape Masters of the Baroque
The Landscape Masters of the Baroque
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... Poussin and Lorrain: The Landscape Masters of the Baroque Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain are two of the most distinguished artists of the classical baroque style from France. Although their landscape paintings are all done in the baroque style, and its theoretical precepts established in France from the mid-17th century, the two artists fulfill expressive ends that are antithetical to each other. While Poussin was interested in an objective rendering of the imposing monumentality and archaeological precision present in imperialist Rome, Lorrain sought to depict the rolling countryside’s deserted ruins in a romantic manner (Tyndall 72). To the latter’s proponents, his landscapes are a visual...
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Classical Greek Burial Rites as Evident through Classical Mythology
Classical Greek Burial Rites as Evident through Classical Mythology
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... ical Greek Burial Rites as Evident through ical Mythology At the end of The Illiad,Homer writes about the funeral that was given to Hector. Hector, killed in an honorable duel with Achiles, was given back to his family dead with a promise from Achilles that the war would pause while they buried his body. The passage, from translation, reads “Achilles gave his word,/At my dismission, that twelve days he would keep sheathed his sword,” (Warner, Mabie, Warner, and Runkle 7568). This indicated that the length of time needed to mourn a prince of Troy was twelve days. On the tenth day, they lit a funeral pyre and burned the body of Hector. While the body of Hector was around for more time than that as it...
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