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  • One Thousand And One Nights: An Analysis

    Since the dawn of time, humankind has clung together, holding on to the humanity they share that separates man from beast. Somewhere along the line, people stopped seeing humanity, and started only seeing humans. It soon became difficult to ascertain the purpose provided to all humans. From Nazism, to slavery, people have been unjustly ceased, enslaved, and slaughtered. People stopped seeing agency. What is agency? Agency is the ability for the agent, the person, place, or thing, to have meaning…

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  • Herodotus Bacchae Analysis

    As Herodotus is known to be the progenitor of “Orientalism,” to which Munson elucidates the interlocking Herodotean components, operating in his theory of ethnicity. Availing the The Bacchae by Euripides, Said argues in his spilt thesis that: “The two aspects of the Orient that set it off from the West in this pair of plays will remain essential motifs of European imaginative geography. A line is drawn between two continents. Europe is powerful and articulate; Asia is defeated and distant,” and,…

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  • Davidson And Greek Love Summary

    A Review of The Greeks and Greek Love, James Davidson Davidson, James. The Greeks and Greek Love: a bold new exploration of the ancient world. Random House, 2007. xxxiv. 644. James Davidson is a history professor at the University of Warwick in England. He has authored Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens, and he contributes…

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  • Morality In The Iliad

    referred to as the birthplace of western civilization. During this period there were many advancements as the Ancient Greek people began to explore topics such as philosophy, science, art, theatre and more. From Socrates and Plato to Herodotus and Euripides, the Greeks did great things that furthered thinking about life, the universe and beyond. Another major advancement was with regard to literature, with the first appearance of Homer’s iconic works. The Iliad and the Odyssey changed many…

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  • The Concepts Of Masculinity In Roman Culture

    Masculinity is an adjective that simply defines something as having qualities traditionally associated with men. Because of this, every subsequent civilization will have a different view of masculinity. Even with a constantly changing definition there is always one constant: men who display traits associated with women are considered inferior to “manly” men. Each culture will develop its own idea of what makes someone manly or feminine, however these definition will eventually serve as insults…

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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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  • The Great Migration In Jean Toomer's Cane

    Jean Toomer 's composite novel Cane, mirrors the Greek play The Bacchae by Euripides. This is accomplished through the use of specific symbolism and references to the vagrant preacher and Greek God, Dionysos. Toomer retells this play through his short story Esther. He does so by telling the story of a character who, after leaving the south and then returning, comes back entirely transformed. In addition, the perspective of a woman is given. She remains in the south her entire life in order to…

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  • What Role Does War Play In Humanities

    Life can be messy and filled with complications. Throughout the journey of life, there are moments of ups and downs, triumphs and failures. One day a child might come home ecstatic that she got to pet a dog during show and tell. However, later in her life, she may realize that her family is being separated because her parents are getting a divorce. More bad news could keep piling up as she realizes that her father is being deployed overseas for an entire year. However, she tries to stay positive…

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  • Meda By Simonides: The Oppression Of Women

    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 be rid of all its miseries.” These two authors easily depict fanatical evaluations of women in ancient…

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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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