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The Greek-trojan War In The Iliad

The Greek-Trojan War in The Iliad The gods and goddesses that the Greek people believe in make up the Greek mythology studied today. These divine characters represent a family living on Mount Olympus who intervene frequently in the lives of the human characters in Greek plays. They are omnipresent, for they are always observing mans […]

Difference Between Greek and Roman Warfare

2 SEP 2002 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GREEK AND ROMAN WAREFARE The main difference between Greek and Roman warfare was the formations that they fought in. The Grecian armies all used the phalanx as a fighting formation while the Romans used the maniple. The phalanx was one mass formation that consisted of infantry eight deep. The maniple […]

Greek History and Food

Greek History and Food Greek cuisine: The Greeks usually eat 3 meals a day. The first meal of the day is Breakfast. A typical Greek breakfast consists of a piece of bread, some goat milk and strong Turkish coffee. The Greeks do not eat a large breakfast typically. Their next meal of the day is […]

Greek Mythology: Metamorphosis

Greek Mythology: Metamorphosis Metamorphosis is a key element in Greek mythology. This ability to change shape or form is a major development in the stories of Arachne, Zeus, and Daphne. Almost all of the gods had the power of metamorphosis. The first story was the one of Arachne. Arachne was a mortal, who was a […]

Greek Literature

Greek literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has […]

Book Of Greek Myths

Humans are scared of what they dont understand, and so in a way to try and understand the world around them, humans made up gods. Gods are a simple way of answering any question, and humans all throughout history have made up gods and/or supreme beings such as the Greeks did. The ancient Greeks developed […]

Ancient greek civilisation

The earliest Greek civilization thrived around 4,000 years ago. Some of the things that they had that we still use today are the arts, science, math, literature, and politics. The Greeks were known for their great intelligence, military strategies, and their buildings. All Greek’s spoke the same language. This made it easier to trade and […]

Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

The gods and goddesses that the Greek people believe in make up the Greek mythology studied today. These divine characters represent a family living on Mount Olympus who intervene frequently in the lives of the human characters in Greek plays. They are omnipresent, for they are always observing mans actions and working through human nature. […]

Greek and Roman Architecture

Greek and Roman Architecture The Greeks thought of their Gods as having the same needs as human beings, they believed that the Gods needed somewhere to live on Earth. Temples were built as the gods’ earthly homes. The basic design of temples developed from the royal halls of the Maycenaean Age. A Mycenaean palace consisted […]

Three Female Characters in Greek Tragedies

Three Female Characters in Greek Tragedies Jim Creus Mrs. Baldi English IV 2/18/97 In the times of the ancient Greeks, women had an unpretentious role. They were expected to do take on the accepted role of a woman. In most cases, a woman’s role is restricted to bearing young, raising children, and housework. In Sophocles’ […]

The Theme of Self-Sacrifice in Greek Tragedies

Most Greek plays and writings, especially tragedies, are founded on recurring themes that touches on fate, self-sacrifice, and death. The lead characters in these tragedies are portrayed as individuals who are ready to behave in an extreme manner in an endeavor to avert disasters and misfortunes. A significant number of these misfortunes are prophesies or […]

The Relationship between Love and Sex in Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, love and sex are intertwined. Actually, they are one and the same thing. Most of the myths in Greece correlate with sexual intimacy (Davidson, 2009). The end of these myths is usually tragic with either death or separation of lovers (Dominican, 2010). Most of Greek myths are full of lust and strong […]

The Monsters of the Greek Mythology

The fear of the powerful forces of nature was embodied by ancient people in mythological images of giant or vile monsters. Created by a rich imagination of the antiquity, they combined parts of the bodies of known animals, such as, for example, a lion’s head or a tail of a serpent, and human bodies. The […]

Hercules (Greek God)

He is the greatest of all mythical characters among the Greeks. According to them, he was the strongest man on earth; he exuded confidence in all difficult situations and considered himself as being at the same level with gods. Besides great physical strength, he was also very brave. He was born to Zeus a god […]

Freedom Versus Destiny in Greek Drama

The Plays “Antigone” and “Oedipus the King” are among the most interesting of plays by Sophocles. The thematic elements of the two p0lays offer a plethora of insight into Greek tragedy which is interesting and illuminating. The three most important elements that I found to be most important in the reading the two plays are […]

Harmonia: Greek God and Goddess

In Greek mythology, Harmonia is the immortal goddess of harmony and concord. Harmonia was the daughter of Aphrodite and Ares but Zeus gave Harmonia to Cadmus after he found Thebes. Harmonia is from Samothrace, Greece. Harmonia ranks in the bottom compared to other gods or goddesses since her parents are Olympians. The Greeks described Harmonia […]

Ancient Art: Grave Stele of a Little Girl

This Greek sculpture carved with parian marble was found on the island of Paros in 1775 and consists of a young girl wearing a woolen garment with her head bowed giving her farewell to two pet doves. The young girl’s facial expression is strong, yet somber while she holds one dove close to her serene […]

The Justice of Athena

In the Greek trilogy of revenge The Oresteia, Aeschylus actively utilizes literary symbols to suggest significant parallels between the representative system of justice reflected in the play and the prevalent democratic attitudes of 5th century Greek society. The goddess Athena is instrumental in drawing these parallels, as it is she who establishes the unbiased court […]

The Importance of Greek Mythology

Today, the ancient Greek myths still fascinate readers throughout the world. There are thousands of books written about the importance of Greek mythology in the formation of modern-time societies. There are hundreds of movies created about the adventures of Greek heroes. Apparently, the events, creatures, and people described in the ancient Greek myths were not […]

Aeneas is no warrior

In Greek Mythology, Aeneas is the son of Prince Anchises and the goddess Aphrodite, who is also popularly known as Venus in Roman myth. With the unwavering support of his own mother, Aeneas led the pro-Trojans camp of Dardanians. He was a principal lieutenant of Hector, the son of the Trojans’ King Priam.

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