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  • History Of Lesbianism

    “live”. Most recently I have been coming across things like “weird” news or “unusual history” from the past that I had no knowledge of or, better yet, know they even existed. One piece of history that was somewhat surprising to me was the history of lesbianism. We all know that lesbianism has been around for a long time. I know that the gay community is still in the shadows and not really openly accepted still to this day. However, many decades ago many women have changed the face of lesbianism and brought out homosexuality to life. I want to bring to life two women, that quite frankly, I had no idea existed. One woman that changed the face of “womanly love” goes by the name “Sappho”. She was born around 615-630 bc in the Greek Island of Lesbos. (Brekke and Sopelsa) She was an Alexandrian poet that wrote about her desire for women. Her style of poetry which was “lyrical” poetry was both inventive and amazing for that time. Lyrical poetry was combined with music and an instrument; usually a lyre. Her ideals became very well known in the community and even praised and honored for her lyricism and cultural impact. (North, Alix) . I never really thought about women back in history being secretly attracted to one another. I am aware that some attraction for a different sex can be without knowing and very surprising, but what was very interesting was that lesbianism was widely accepted back then. Unfortunately, is still not fully accepted as it was before. I can imagine how it…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Right Vs. Responsibility

    Right vs. Responsibility Why states should protect one another. Along the sunny shorelines of Lesbos, Greece, a small body washes ashore. A child, in a failed attempt to seek refuge from the terrors in Syria. Teary eyed volunteers grasp the child, and bury it modestly. The government stops these Samaritans from grave digging, resulting in complete outrage and many unanswered questions. Implicitly, they ask this: wouldn’t you want your family given burial if you were unable? Is it not within…

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  • Short Essay On Sappho

    Little is known about the life of Sappho, or Psappa in her native dialect. Her birthplace was either Eressos or Mytilene to an aristocratic family on the island of Lesbos. Many scholars always say that Sappho came from a wealthy family and the wealth allowed for her to live a comfortable lifestyle, this cannot be supported. Most wealthy women in Lesbos married according to their customs and traditions of their city-states and even though Sappho was possibility wealth, this would have not made…

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  • Greek Economic Crisis Essay

    In 2015, Greece granted asylum to over 7.3 million migrants. The EU raised spending exponentially to cover costs for those who gained asylum to cover costs of housing, food, and medical care. Greece, already incredibly financially strained, is struggling to cover the high costs and government spending to accommodate for the refugees. Leaving the EU relinquishes it from being able to obtain any money dispersed among the union which primarily is from wealthier countries like Germany. Nearly five…

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  • Palace Of Knossos Essay

    Picturing Poseidon as a horse has cause historians to be almost sure that an earthquake was the cause of the Greeks victory, and therefore has given us important insight into Greek history. Part B Sappho of Lesbos Circa 630 BC, a lyrical poet named Sappho wrote poetry. In her earlier days she wrote a lot about her love for another woman, thus it is one of the earliest homosexual relationships that was written about. Sappho is known as the first Lesbian, but later in her life she ended up…

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  • Greek Civilization: Homosexual Love In Homer's Iliad

    the tale of Zeus, king of Greek Gods, who transforms himself to the form of an eagle and abducts Ganymede, a prince. A fight that happens between Zephyr, the god of West Wind and Apollo over Hyacinth, a handsome youth (Pattanaik, 2014, p 19). In the Aeolian Culture of the Greek Island Lesbos, Sappho, the poet immensely praises the beauty of women in all of her poetry (Ibid, p 20). The term ‘lesbian’ emerged from the avowals of love for women in Sappho’s poetry (Crompton, 2003, p 18). In and…

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  • Mytilenian Debate Analysis

    The Mytilenian Debate was a key part of Thucydides’ On Justice, Power and Human Nature. The Mytilenian debate focuses on a conflict about the rebellion of Mytilene. The Rebellion that began in the summer of 428 was between the Athens and a town on the island of Lesbos; Mytilene, that was located off the coast of Asia minor. The rebellion also grew to include most of the islands of Lesbos. The rebellion was caused by the Mytilenians believing that the Athens would eventually take over their…

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  • The Contribution Of Women In Ancient Greece

    However there is not too many evidence that mentioned her, there are some writers that documented her life and her work. For instead, In the book “Women in Ancient Greece” by. Sue Blundell has a few pages about her life and work. This book mentioned that apparently Sappho from Lesbos was a lesbian poet that most of her works were love poems, which were directed towards to another women. This fact was on of the reasons why her poems didn’t survive intact. Like her work was linked to…

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  • Agamemnon's Resolution In The Iliad

    However, for a man of honor such as Achilleus, there can be no better way to compensate an honor that has been disrespected. For the gifts that Agamemnon intends to give to Achilleus, they only confirm how much wealth and power Agamemnon has. For instance, the twelve race horses and the seven women of Lesbos (9.123 – 127) are part of the spoils that have been looted in a war where Achilleus has fought the bravest and the hardest. However, the best spoils are unfairly distributed (1.163-168).…

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  • The Importance Of Political Views Between Aristotle And Aristotle

    Aristotle (384 - 322 BC), was a Greek philosopher, logician, and scientist. Along with his teacher Plato, Aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most influential ancient thinkers in a various ways. Aristotle was born in Stagira in northern Greece, and as a young man he studied in Plato's Academy in Athens. After Plato's death he left Athens to proceed in philosophical and biological research in Asia Minor and Lesbos, and he was then invited by King Philip II of Macedonia to tutor his…

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