Essays Tagged: "Ancient Greece"

A comparision between Odyssey, Beowolf, Knight in the Cart

a bit roughThe Odyssey is the product of a society in which the dominant role was played by men. In ancient Greece, just as in the whole of the ancient world, and in America and Western Europe until t ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ancient Greek Olympics

with a sense of history. There was nosuch sense of history or records when the first Games began in AncientGreece.The first recorded champion in Greece was a sprinter, Coroebus, hewas a cook in a near ... perfect spot forthe ceremonies held every four years, for Zeus.In 1875, the most important ruins of Ancient Greece were uncovered.One important ruin that was discovered was the temple of Zeus, that wa ...

(20 pages) 193 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The History of Greek Theater

s more about the theater's effect on Greek society.The History of Greek TheaterTheater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. I ...

(10 pages) 311 1 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies


ellent, other misc. B. S.Dionysus Dionysus was the most widely worshipped and popular god in ancient Greece. It's not difficult to see why; he was their god of wine, merriment, ritual dance, wa ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies


and astronomy. Pythagoras's teachingsand beliefs that were once taught by him in his own school in ancient Greece, are stilltaught today.The thing that Pythagoras is probably the most famous for is t ... l always be a significant person in history, because of the discoveriesmade by him, his students in ancient Greece, and the ever growing amount of peoplestudying his teachings today and who will conti ...

(2 pages) 102 1 3.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Democracy in Ancient Greece

Democracy of Ancient Greece and the problems the greeks faced -Eddie Witten ...

(3 pages) 130 1 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Ancient Greece

ANCIENT GREECEAncient Greece is a peninsula located off the Mediterranean Sea, and is surrounded by ... cient Greece is a peninsula located off the Mediterranean Sea, and is surrounded by several islands.Ancient Greece was made up of different types of government. There were two types of city states an ...

(3 pages) 148 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Olympic Games

The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in ancient Greece. The original Greek games were staged every fourth year for several hundred years, un ... ry fourth year, except during World War I and World War II.Perhaps the basic difference between the ancient and modern Olympics is that the former was the ancient Greeks' way of saluting their gods, w ... the religious nature of the Games, which were held in honor of Zeus, the most important god in the ancient Greek pantheon, all wars would cease during the contests. According to the earliest records, ...

(5 pages) 166 0 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The ethics of Euthanasia

death.Euthanasia has been accepted both legally and morally in various forms in many societies. In ancient Greece and Rome it was permissible in some situations to help others die.With the rise of or ...

(2 pages) 225 0 4.2 Sep/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece was the birthplace of Western civilization about 3rd millennium to the 1st century. T ... he north coast and nearby islands of the Mediterranean Sea. Culturally, though it indicates how the ancient Greeks spoke. How they worshipped and understood the physical world.Greek civilization devel ... s created forms of expressions, by human personalities and emotions.The Greek WorldThe territory of ancient Greece consisted of a mountainous peninsula that went into the Mediterranean Sea west coast ...

(4 pages) 214 0 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Homosexual prejudices, homosexual targeted hate crimes, and the history of homosexuality.

nd how someone could be attracted to the same sex or why they do it.Historical record shows that in ancient Greece people accepted same sex relationships. This was especially true between young boys a ... hips. This was especially true between young boys and their teachers. This was due to the fact that ancient Greeks had no expression in their language for homosexuality. They believed that one could f ...

(5 pages) 385 3 3.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality


the time (the fifth and sixth centuries BC)giving an outline of what theatre meant to the people of ancient greece as well as what it meant to the writers themselves. it then carries on to take a clos ... the beginnings of history and political theory, political democracy and of philosophical thought in ancient Greece. From architecture to theatre, the ancient Greek world has affected and sometimes dom ...

(10 pages) 198 1 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Sophocles:The Legend of Greek Tragedy

es: The Legend of Greek TragedySophocles, perhaps more than any other Athenian author, typified the ancient Greek ideal that a man, no matter what his other ambitions and accomplishments, should live ... should arouse pity and fear and provide a catharsis, or purging of these emotions" (Robinson 3).In ancient Greece, dramas were performed each year in Athens as part of the festival of Dionysius, the ...

(4 pages) 168 0 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Ancient Greece - A Time Of Great Cities And Lives

Ancient Greece was an interesting time and place with huge markets inwhich people could sell items o ... e killed one I have killed two -- the vampire who said he was youo.' -Sylvia Platts.Likewise in the Ancient Greeks so called modern civilization, which has oftenbeen compared with the Nazi Germanies e ... mination. very crueland yet enticing time to be alive.'Get your pots and pans...' Compared to today Ancient Greece was acity far ahead of its time and possibly the time in which people now live.Down i ...

(2 pages) 87 0 2.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Greek Mythology, an integral part of the lives of all ancient peoples

Mythology was an integral part of the lives of all ancient peoples. The myths of AncientGreece are the most familiar to us, for they are deeply entrenc ... dess of the moon, were the twins of Leto andZeus. Many qualities were attributed to Apollo, for the Ancient Greeks believed that thesun not only gave physical light, but that its light was symbolic of ... symbolic of mental illumination.Apollo was also worshipped as the god of music and song, which the ancients believedwere only heard where there was light and security. Artemis was worshipped as thego ...

(5 pages) 141 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The philosopher, Aristotle

The ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle was an amazing individual who possessed amultitude of talents r ... rom mastery of rhetoric to interest in physiology. Aristotle livedduring the fourth century B.C. in ancient Greece. The culture of the Greeks during this timediffers greatly from our present day life ...

(4 pages) 223 0 3.7 Apr/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Humanism, a word of many meanings

h and falsehood.Cultural Humanism is the rational and empirical tradition that originated largely inancient Greece and Rome, evolved through out European history, and now constitutes abasic part of th ... s what I tried todo.The Secular Humanist have been known for defiance, a defiance that dates back toancient Greece. Humanist themes that are shown in Greek mythology are rarely evershown in the mythol ...

(6 pages) 252 1 2.5 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Fate of King Oedipus

dy been planned by the Greek Gods.Throughout the whole play there are references made to many of theancient Greek Gods, for example, Apollo, Zeus, Dionysis, and Artemis arediscussed quite often. In an ...

(4 pages) 140 0 3.3 Apr/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Compare and Contrast ancient Civilizations in the lands surrounding the Mediterranean sea

Ancient Civilization flourished in the lands surrounding the Mediterranean sea. Each had it's own di ... religious aspects; however, there were many similarities each civilization shared with the others. Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt were mythopoeic societies, while Ancient Greece and Judaic society was ... of their gods brought forth the rising of the sun each day, and to create any hopeful circumstances.Ancient Mesopotamia consisted of Highly organized, independent city-states, each ruled by a mortal k ...

(10 pages) 406 0 3.7 May/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Orgins of Atomic Theory

civilizations, and when an entire society commits to one noble cause only good can come from it. In Ancient Greece there was such a civilization, and even today we use their theories to initiate our s ... losophy and science of the Greeks, even the way we see the world is influenced by the ideologies of Ancient Greece. The Greeks were the first to seek a greater understanding of the world, to know "why ...

(7 pages) 63 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy