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    Oedipus Tragic Hero Essay

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    The tragic flaw that seems to plague Oedipus was hubris and anger that causes him to make horrific errors in judgment. This excessive anger can be seen as it led to irrational behavior in him unknowingly killing his birth father, King Laïos, at the crossroads on the way to Thebes, marking this event a critical link that leads to Oedipus' downfall. As said in the article, “Philosophic Meaning in Oedipus Rex,” “The flaw of Oedipus is that his ability to think is impeded by a certain rashness, which is related to some degree with too much involvement with power and its subtly corrupting and alienating influences” (Coughanowr, p. 60). Oedipus’s anger results in his irrational decision of killing King Laïos, as well as the servants that were with him. Furthermore, Oedipus’s excessive pride, hubris, provokes an outburst of anger when Kreon and Teiresias attempt to help him solve the murder of King Laïos. Oedipus allows his pride and anger to overtake him: “Do you think I do not know That you plotted to kill me, plotted…

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    Greek Federalism Analysis

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    with new political organization after the end of the Peloponnesian War, a type of federalism emerged that united groups of Greek settlements in several geographic areas including Messenia, Boeotia, and Thessaly. These federations, along with the remaining independent poleis and the rest of Greece, soon encountered a new issue resulting from the rise of Philip of Macedon to the north. While federalism was certainly a civilizational advancement for the Greeks, its existence, regardless of how far…

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    Thebe Neruda Kgositila

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    Thebe Neruda Kgositila is a Chicago native, the son of a UCLA law professor and a South African poet. Nowadays, Thebe is far better known as Earl Sweatshirt. The rapper, producer and former key member of the Los Angeles based collective and movement Odd Future has gained recognition and praise ever since he'd released his debut mixtape, Earl, released back in March 2010. The subject matter of "Earl" can be easily described with one line from the title track. "I got nuts to bust and butts to…

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    Over 40 odes were written by Pindar. Each dedicated to victors of Olympic, Nemean, Isthmian, and Pythian games. Each one is unique in style and subject. What makes his ode’s unique, though? Pindar would compare the victor and a character from a well-known mythology. The comparisons would vary with each victor. The only time these epics would differ from the normal is the odes dedicated to charioteers. Only one of the odes dedicated to a chariot-race victor focuses on the rider that won. In…

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    Thebes has been in a state of chaos for far too long a time. The bodies are piling up and it's starting to come crazy with the amount of caskets around the graveyards. The plague is spreading exponentially and there's no end in sight. Oedipus, the king, is growing concerned with how his city is faring out to be. With no solution in his mind, he turns to the Delphic oracle. He has his brother-in-law Creon visit the oracle and see if there is anyway the plague can be put to a halt. Creon, going at…

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    Despite the courtesy that have been presented to his fighters, ruthlessness towards the enemy was not uncommon, which consequently contributed to his success. For example, the Battle of Thebes in 335 BCE. When Alexander acquired the throne and inherited his father’s heritage after his assassination in 336 BCE, some of the Greek territories that have been seized by the precedent empire, including the Illyrians and Thracians, saw the opportunity to revolt and attain their independence from…

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    Thebes was a city-state in ancient Greece. Thebes was located in central Greece, a little to the north of Athens, and in between Delphi. Thebes was a farming city, unlike Athens and Corinth who were seaports. Thebes is strategically located on a low plateau commanding the surrounding plains of Boeotia. Thebes is the largest city-state located in Boeotia, a region in Greece. Unlike many parts of Greece where the soil was light and thin, Thebes has rich, fertile soil that is well irrigated. …

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    Poulakou-Rebelakou, C. Tsiamis, and D. Ploumpidis. In 399 BC, Socrates consumed a lethal dose of hemlock as a result of imprisonment by the Athenians for failing to recognize the gods and corrupting the youth through imparting knowledge deemed as necromancy by the Athenian state. He was convicted by the states, forced to commit suicide, and hailed as a hero by all, except the state and state supporters, for not backing down from his ideology. A similar case can be seen in Antigone by…

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    The Bacchae is set in the ancient city-state of Thebes. In the Bacchae, Dionysus is spoken to as the primary character and hero who is chosen to build up himself, and his functions, at his place where Dionysus was conceived of Thebes. Dionysus, the offspring of Jove and Semele, recounts his treks through spots, for example, Lydia, Persia, Arabia, at that point Asia, lastly how he came back to Greece. He clarifies how he educated the general population living in these fluctuated lands his ways…

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    Oedipus The King Summary

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    Oedipus, the king of Thebes, is told by his priest that a plague has come to their city. Taking action, Oedipus sends Creon, his brother-in-law, to Delphi to ask Apollo for help. Creon comes back with a message: the murderer of Laius must be caught and brought to justice to cure the plague. Oedipus ordered Tiresias to come to Thebes to ask him about the murder. He protested against telling Oedipus what he knew, and Oedipus started calling him names and insulting him. Then he accuses Tiresias and…

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