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    In the Apology of Socrates there is not real evidence of true impiety for the Athenian government, but Socrates does put forth feelings of arrogance and self-confidence within himself and his beliefs. Throughout Socrates’ trial he hardly questions anyone which would be seen in a traditional trial, he often goes on tangents and laments about the injustices of the world in large words that perhaps many of the people there did not understand which leads to him being seen as impious and rejecting traditional Athenian values. In the beginning of his trial Socrates talks about how he had never been to court in his more than seventy years of life, and that because he wasn’t accustomed to their language he would talk in the language he had learned, in other words he would talk eloquently with large words that many people wouldn’t understand if they were not highly educated. He continues on to talk about wisdom and how other see him as one of the wisest men, but he travels to people that have perfected their craft and claim to be wise in a broad array of subjects when in reality they are not wise. This seems to promote his own arrogance by saying that because he knows he doesn’t know everything he is wise. To the audience I think this does as well because he is already on trial for impiety and destruction of the youth, yet he still continues to promote his wisdom and how much better he is than everyone through his teachings and his thoughts which is the opposite of what people that…

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    hings to Do in Delphi Greece By Nick Nikolis | Submitted On January 03, 2011 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Twitter Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author Nick Nikolis There are so many things to do and see in Delphi that it will…

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    Damon And Pythias Analysis

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    Between “Damon and Pythias” and “Two Friends”, I believe that “Two Friends” presented friendship more realistically. The fact that “Damon Pythias” is a Greek legend, meaning that it’s an exaggerated story, makes its presentation of friendship a lot less realistic. On the other hand, “Two Friends” presented friendship more realistically since the author left a lot of hints, which foreshadowed the developments of the story. For example, it may seem unrealistic that M. Sauvage and M. Morissot went…

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    happened in the story. I thought the story “Damon and Pythias” didn’t show a realistic approach to friendship because of how Damon didn’t hesitate and trusted his life to Pythias. Although it’s nice that they deeply care for each other, the part where they would die for each other was too exaggerated. In “Two Friends”, the way Morissot and Sauvage act around each other shows that they’re good friends. “Often they spent half a day side by side…Inevitably they had struck up a friendship.”…

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    Throughout multiple short stories, various characters take extreme risks in order to improve their quality of living. The short stories “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket” by Finney, and “Two Friends” by Maupassant, “Story of Damon and Pythias” by anonymous, best display how the main characters take gambles in order to obtain their desired life. One should take risks in order to improve their quality of life. A quality life was not determined by a little piece of yellow paper. In the short…

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    Her parting words to the visitors were always “Know Thyself”. The stone still is at the site waiting to be discovered as the parting message of the Pythia for anyone who heads to Greece to see the inscription. This was a powerful piece of advice, that was also later recalled by Socrates, the worlds earliest philosopher as he said before his passing, “Know Thyself, for in that measure lies the truth of man and your fate.” Many men and women came across the world searching in ancient times for…

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    Aristotle's Legacy

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    Plato’s Academy. Later it was discovered why Aristotle declined the position, he often disagreed with some of Plato’s decisions. (Biography.com 1) After Plato’s death, Aristotle was invited by his friend Hermias, king of Atarneus and Assos in Mysia, to court. He spent the next five years there where he helped pioneer zoology and marine biology. Aristotle classified the animals he observed in the classifications of Genus and Species. (Britannica.com) He classified over five hundred species.…

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    teacher’s forms of theory. Aristotle scrutinized and rejected Plato’s forms of theory believing that the two separate realms failed to explain what they were arguing for. This is one of the reasons some believe that Aristotle did not come to be Plato’s successor; the clashing of views being the reason why. Aristotle’s excellence would have presumed him to be an appropriate successor to Plato, but Speusippus, Plato’s nephew, was elected for the part. After Plato’s death in 347 B.C.E., at the…

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    Omphalos Of Delphi

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    Delphi was known as the naval of the world. It is the ancient sanctuary where the Oracle or Pythia gave her prophecies. The oracle sat on a tripod and breathed in the vapors that came from deep within the Earth. She would then go into a trance and answer questions from kings to peasants. We started the tour at the Delphi museum. We saw many of the artifacts that were found during excavations. They were brought into the museums to prevent further damage and to protect them. There are two main…

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    The castalian spring is where the water used to wash the temple of Apollo came from. This is where Pythia and the temple staff washed. The castalian fountain was built near the ancient route around 600-590 BC. The Delphi stadium was built in the 5th BC and it was used during the Pythian and Panhellenic games for the athletic events and music festivals occurring. The Delphi stadium could seat about 6500 spectators. The Delphi Theatre was built in the 4th B.C. The Delphi theater can accommodate…

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