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Who is Esau of the book of Genesis?
Esau is the older twin brother of
Jacob, and therefore should have been entitled
to his father’s birthright and blessing.
However, when Esau comes back
tired from hunting one day and Jacob has
food, Jacob demands that Esau give him
his birthright in exchange for food; Esau
agrees. Later, Esau is tricked out of his father’s
blessing when he goes hunting and
Jacob disguises himself to smell and feel
like Esau (Isaac is blind by this time.)
Who is Epicurus?
According to On the Nature of the
Universe, Epicureanism advocates a philosophy
of the natural world based on sensation,
reason, and atomism. Matter is eternal,
and the form of matter is ultimately
atoms. Even a person’s soul was considered
reducible to atoms. Fear of the gods
and of death drive men toward superstition,
but these beliefs are ultimately unnatural.
what is xenia?
In the “Iliad”, the concept is
twisted; Paris visits Menelaus and instead
of taking what Menelaus offers, he takes
Menelaus’ wife (Helen). In the “Odyssey”,
Odysseus meets Nausicaa when he washes
up on her island. Nausicaa introduces him
to her father, who provides him with ships
to help him reach Ithaca. They arrive, but
Poseidon punishes the Phaeacians by turning
their ships into rocks shortly before
they reach home.
2.19 Gorgias
By sarah scher.
Greek word for “honor”. Warriors
achieve their “kleos” through great deeds in
This play is a satire of the Greek
Tragedies of the era, as well as a blatant
anti-war statement. Aristophanes employs
wit and sarcasm to criticize human
weaknesses such as the desire to see the
tragedies of others.