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  • Esther And Lysistrata Comparison

    The characterization of women in classical and biblical literature is usually very negative. Both The Bible and numerous Greek works exemplify the patriarchal structure of their societies through their perception of female characters. Every once in a while, however, a work portrays a heroine in a positive manner. Esther and Lysistrata are two examples of women who display traits of female heroism in their respective works. Similarities and differences arise when it comes to the actions they take…

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  • Classical Vs Hellenistic Greek Art Essay

    The Humanities in Ancient, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece The history of Greece is filled with ethos and color through all the ages and societies of the past. Ancient, Classical, and Hellenistic Greek are three civilizations rich in their expression of the humanities. While these cultures are very similar is some ways due to the fact that the people resided in the same country, many of their beliefs and practices were different from one another as they expanded on and learned from the period…

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  • Athenian Women And Sparta

    The treatment of women in ancient Greece varied wildly from state to state. Two particular cities stand out as stark opposites: Athens and Sparta. When considering the two, many consider Sparta to have been far more progressive in terms of women’s rights, at least for that day and age. Compare: in Sparta women were encouraged to eat well, and train their bodies, that they might be at their peak physical form, while in Athens women were fed what the men did not eat, and were rarely allowed to…

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  • Meda By Simonides: The Oppression Of Women

    on legitimacy for family inheritance; nevertheless outside their homes, women had limited access to social activities within their cities. The poet Hesiod loathed women as a ‘snare’ for men, calling women a ’poisonous race’ and ‘a great plague.’ Aristophanes had men chant in one of his plays, “Women are a shameless set, the vilest creatures going.” Euripides from his book ‘Meda’ writes; “If only children could be got some other way without the female sex! If women didn’t exist, human life would…

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  • Effects Of Xenophon's Attitude Towards Athens

    The evidence to be discussed is that of Xenophon from his work The Economics, however there is no record of when it was produced. Xenophon was born in to a wealthy Athenian family in C.430BC and lived until 354BC. He participated in campaigns but was exiles from Athens in 394BC after fighting against them along side the Spartans. This therefore could affect his attitudes towards Athens however it is still an important piece of evidence concerning social history. In these particular verses…

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  • Humorists: A Satirical Analysis

    beyond comics, satire can succeed in written forms where other forms of comedy struggles. Satirical books have been published by Stephen Colbert and fellow late night host Jon Stewart, and satirical novels are extremely common in the literary world. Aristophanes wrote satirical plays in Ancient Greece, and many have followed suit. In 1726 Jonathan Swift satirized human tendency to make war in Gulliver’s Travels, and in 1961’s Catch 22 Joseph Heller satirizes World War II; satirical novels have…

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  • Loss Of Innocence In Socrates's Apology

    Socrates commences by making a serious request to the jury to listen to him. He also asks them to forgive him if he begins to talk in the way he usually does. The people accusing him have already spoken out against him. They warn the jury of his persuasive way of speaking and how he might seem convincing as he is professing his innocence. Socrates states he does not speak eloquently. He says he will speak so that everyone to understand why he believes he is innocent. He even believes the…

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  • Bisexuality In The 21st Century

    Bisexuality has been an ambiguous sexual identity. Due to the progressive transformation in the history of bisexuality, it has been difficult to distinctively define the term. This has resulted in many debates surrounding the distinctive historical formation of the term. It is necessary for us to comprehend the term bisexuality so that it can stand the test of time especially as the concept gains massive popularity in this day and age. Today, bisexuality is all around us and has become a…

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  • Ethical Issues In The Epic Of Gilgamesh And The Odyssey

    Gilgamesh, written in ancient Mesopotamia, and The Odyssey written by Homer in ancient Greece. Though many of these situations being discussed are mainly going to be from these two epics, there were also be situations mentioned from Lysistrata by Aristophanes and The Aeneid by Virgil. The characters of…

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