Apollo Belvedere

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  • Piombino Apollo Statue Analysis

    In the cycles of the art world, artistic styles progress over time and new innovative techniques embody an era, but the past periods never truly fade from the mind of the artist, hence periods like the Renaissance, a rebirth of an older era of art. However this retrospective obsession with art can meddle up an art history timeline if a statue is not properly dated to the correct era. This is case the regarding the Piombino Apollo, a statue found at sea in 1832 with a complex history of study where it eventually made its way to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The statue looks extremely archaic, like a kouros, but some more advanced stylistic evidence on the statue contradict the earlier claim regarding an archaic date and places it in a later Hellenistic one. The…

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  • Juxtaposition Of Boss And Zorba

    The importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle will allow one to achieve the most worthwhile existence. Nikos Kazantzakis’ Zorba the Greek dramatizes the significance of balance between the Apollonian and Dionysian dichotomy, through the characterization of the contrasting protagonists, Boss and Zorba. Kazantzakis typifies the differences amid the philosophical ideologies through the comparison Boss and Zorba’s beliefs. Moreover, he represents Boss by his willingness to try to improve…

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  • Homer's Historical Impact Of The Iliad

    Transcending almost 3000 years of time with its emotional resonance, integrity, and relevance to both the Ancient and Modern world, the Iliad is arguably one of the most outstanding poetic feats in the history of Western literature, praised explicitly throughout the ages by esteemed historians and scholars alike. Between its undeniable influence on Alexander the Great and it’s correlation to Rome, the Iliad certainly has a lot to say about the ancient world that so quickly embraced it’s epic…

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  • The Iliad: Is Glory Worth Dying Over

    oldest work of western literature and it is considered by the majority to be the most important piece ever. It is a story of the Trojan War. Instead of focusing on the battle outside the walls of Troy, I found the internal, mental battle that the hero, Achilles was fighting to be much more interesting. Achilles is tired of fighting in combat. He has already won great material wealth and glory from other conquests around the world. Achilles says, For not worth the value of my life are all…

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  • Essay On Zeus Is The Great Leader Of The Olympian Gods?

    It has been said “he is a sacred twin” (102). His sister was Artemis, the great virgin huntress. Being the god of law, and knowledge, “he brings reason to the Greek world in the trial of Orestes” (102). When thinking of Apollo, they are thoughts of beauty and order. In art he is drawn as a handsome young man, usually naked. He lived in Delphi, a major site where he gained control of the known oracle, by slaying the giant python that roamed near. Apollo’s sister, Artemis, was his twin. She was a…

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  • Humans And Gods In The Illiad By Homer's The Iliad

    When the Trojan War first erupts, Hephaestus says “There’ll be no more pleasure in our feasts if we let things turn ugly” (Homer, 608) which suggests that the gods don’t join the war and let the humans quarrell become their problem. Furthermore, Zeus makes it clear that the gods are not allowed to step in and affect it in any way. However many gods still kill and save the heroes in the war based on their liking and benefits. One of the most biased gods is Apollo; Apollo is a major catalyst of…

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  • Relationship Between Individual Action And Fate In Oedipus

    The ancient Greeks believed that their gods could see the future, and that certain people could access this information. A common debate that still brought up today is whether we as a species have free will or if fate controls our destiny. The same question applies to Oedipus the King. Does Oedipus control his actions, or are they predetermined by the gods? It’s that question that makes Oedipus classic, and there are many different views on it. With all the oracles and talk of prophecies, it’s…

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  • Apollo: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

    Apollo: Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places Considered the “…the most Greek of all the gods” (Hamilton 25), Apollo is the god of the sun, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, plague, archery, and truth. This makes him a powerful god amongst the Olympians and leads to extensive praise from mortals. This kind of importance puts Apollo at the center of countless myths where his power and prestige shine through. Fathered by Zeus, and born to Leto, Daughter of Coeus and Phoebe, Apollo and his…

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  • Nietzsche's Apollonian

    Apollonian: The word Apollonian is an adjective that refers to the God Apollo of the Greek or Roman mythology. Apollo is the messenger Gods; the God of light, spring or youth, medicine and the art of music and also sometimes identified with the sun. He is a son of Zeus and one of the twelve main Gods. The adjective Apollonian was first used by the German philosopher F. W. J. Schelling and later by another German philosopher, F. Nietzsche, who explains it further in combination with the adjective…

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  • Plague Of Wrath Theme Analysis

    The theme is “the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, the accursed anger, which brought the Greeks endless sufferings…” This theme is brought to light at the very beginning of the book 1 Plague and Wrath. He was furious with Agamemnon for not respecting his priest. Apollo after being called upon decends from the heavens furious he begins to fire his arrows upon those who had wronged the old priest. Apollo also inflicted a deadly plague on Agamemnon 's army and destroyed his men. Nothing all that…

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