Aristophanes

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  • Optometrist Career

    Pursuing a career in the medical field can be a daunting task. Up to 12 years of postsecondary schooling combined with the competitive nature of the field is enough to deter most people away. However there is an option in the medical field that could be more appealing, optometry, the practice of examining eyes and prescribing lenses. Optometry allows people like myself the opportunity to reap the benefits of being a doctor while skipping out on some of the less attractive aspects of the medical…

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  • Exploring The Nature Of Love In Plato's The Symposium

    The Symposium is an ancient philosophical book written by the famed Greek philosopher, Plato. Plato was born and lived in Athens and was a student of Socrates, another famous Greek philosopher who is present as a character in the Symposium. The date for when Plato wrote the Symposium is not exactly known, but it is believed by scholars to have been written likely no earlier than 385 BC. The setting of the story itself, however, takes place several decades earlier, c. 416 BC. The story takes…

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  • The Characteristics Of Agathon And Aristophane's Speech On Love

    and what Love is. Agathon and Phaedrus believe love is a god. Eryximachus believes love is a bodily response. Pausanias believes there are two kinds of love, common love from Common Aphrodite and Heavenly love from Aphrodite, Daughter of Uranus. Aristophane believes love developed from a myth and that love can work against us. From each of these speeches the personalities and characteristics of each person are revealed. From Agathon’s speech, it is evident that Agathon is narcissistic and…

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  • Alternate Range Of Greek Tragedy

    plays, which were composed and performed, were comedies and tragedies. A drama in antiquated Greece was typically a play that stamped or made fun of a certain point, individual, or assembly of individuals. One renowned comic drama essayist was Aristophanes. He composed the play The Birds and Lysistrata. A tragedy in aged Greece generally demise with an ethical or social issue, human enduring, and finished in a disaster. Three well-known Greek disaster authors are Aeschylus, Euripides, and…

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  • According To Don Nardo's The Trial Of Socrates

    Athens on Trial In 399 BCE a grave mistake was made by Athens which will go down in history. It was the trial and execution of Socrates, a great and mysterious philosopher. Socrates was charged and found guilty for not worshiping the gods and corrupting the mind of the youth. Both off the charges are trumped up or not true at all because he believed i vn the Oracle of Delphi but did not agree with what it was saying and that he did not tell the kids to follow what he was doing, they did it on…

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  • Plato's Criticism Of Socrates On Trial

    things he has said. These arguments, he believes, should debunk the unpopular opinions towards him as mainly untrue rumors, and is a criticism on societies tendency to form harsh opinions on unfavourable people. The satirical play, The Clouds, by Aristophanes had been popular at the time of the trial and may have been an effect on the perception of Socrates’ practices and character. He mentions the play during his defense speech, saying it paints him with a bad image; that his sole efforts are…

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  • Religion In Greek Theatre

    Religion will, no matter what culture or environment, always be a sensitive topic brought up in conversation. Religion has been dated back before the birth of Jesus Christ which has been placed centuries before that. Religion was a big use and continues to be a use in telling stories or reaching out to specific audiences. We must ask ourselves, “What was Religion’s main use & significance in Theatre Culture?” I’ve chosen this topic because the subject is talked about briefly. We just know the…

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  • Oscar Wilde's View Of Love

    In the Symposium, a couple of characters discuss the guiding nature of Love: “[We will find wholeness] if Love is our guide and our commander,” says Aristophanes; (Plato 1997, 476) “There is a certain guidance each person needs for his whole life,” says Phaedrus, “if he is to live well; and nothing imparts this guidance…as well as Love;” (Plato 1997, 463). This proves one of the main objections discussed…

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  • Symbolism In Saint Marie, Marie Lazarre?

    Baited and Lured Aristophanes said, “Hunger knows no friend but its feeder” (BrainyQuote). In “Saint Marie (1934): Marie Lazarre,” from the novel Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, begins with Marie Lazarre following the Nuns up the hill to the Sacred Heart Convent where she will become a protégé, not for the intentions of salvation, but to prevent Sister Leopolda from getting into heaven. In this story brimmed with layers of irony, Erdrich uses fishing and baiting imagery to demonstrate the…

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  • The History Of Banned Books

    The first amendment of the US Constitution conveys that congress is prohibited from creating a law that restricts the freedom of speech, religion, press, or the right to petition. According to history.com, “The US Constitution established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens”. Though, it is still in the US Constitution today, its become more insignificant when laws are being regulated or put into place. Claire Mullally found…

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