Essays Tagged: "Apollo"

Oedipus Rex

ill happen in due time. Oedipus' fate was spoken before hisbirth to his parents, Laios and Iocaste. Apollo thus said that Oedipus shall kill his father andthen marry his mother. "An oracle was reporte ... n the queen's hand, Iocaste, in marriage. The hand of hiswife is the hand of his birth mother which Apollo has stated in the oracle. Without knowing thathe is married to his mother Oedipus and Iocaste ...

(5 pages) 139 0 3.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Greek Mythology. The Ancient Gods.

he Greeks viewed the heavens and the earth. Zeus was the king of the sky, earth, and men. Zeus' son Apollo urged all Greeks to follow these words: "Nothing in excess" and "Know your limitations." Thes ...

(4 pages) 155 0 4.1 Mar/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies


e Queen. In the song, they tell how Agamemnon killed his child. He sacrificed his daughterto Apollo so that Apollo would make the winds blow for his armies ships. The chorusthinks that deed was ...

(2 pages) 105 0 2.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

This essay is about the Greek God of Art, Apollo. This goes into detail about the life and times of Apollo and what he encountered along the way.

es and the stories of how they came to be and of their life stories. One God that caught my eye was Apollo, the son of Zeus and Leto, was associated with many aspects of life in the time of the Greek ... k gods. He was the God of reason and intelligence, music (the lyre), prophecy, medicine and the sun.Apollo is in many respects the model of a Greek god. He represents order, harmony, and civilization ...

(6 pages) 110 1 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Births of Kings in 'Hamlet', by William Shakespeare and 'Oedipus Rex', by Sophocles

father died of natural causes. Or, in Oedipus' case, the main character thinks that he has escaped Apollo's prophecy that decreed that he would grow up and murder his father, the king, and marry his ...

(3 pages) 85 0 4.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

The Fate of King Oedipus

.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 ancient Greece the people believed ... Then,eighteen years later, he leaves Corinth for Delphi, to check on his parentageat the oracle of Apollo. The oracle, though, gives him a horrific prediction.Which is that he will kill his father an ...

(4 pages) 140 0 3.3 Apr/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Manciple's Tale: The Journey The placement of the Manciple's Tale before the Parson's Tale is intentional on Chaucers part.

Tales as a whole.Chaucer's main source for The Manciple's Tale, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and its hero, Apollo, is the first of many ironic twists that Chaucer incorporates in this tale. Chaucer reverses ... ditional qualities and shows his unsuccessful attempt as a human lover. Michael Kensak in his essay Apollo exterminans: The God of Poetry in Chaucer's Manciple's Tale agrees that Phebus in The Mancipl ...

(8 pages) 41 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Geography and climate of ancient greece.

s the conifer sections of trees began. At about 1700 to 2000 metres there were only black pines and Apollo fir. After that section there were only alpine plants that were remote and small. In addition ...

(3 pages) 57 0 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Choice of blindness in "Oedipus the King".

does not see that he is caught up in a web of cruel destiny that he cannot escape. Tiresias, one of Apollo's prophets who happened to be blind, was the one who was sent to tell Oedipus his fate. Throu ... t instant he takes on the role of King again. Creon disagrees and states that they need to see what Apollo and the other Gods want them to do. By "choosing" blindness over death, Oedipus once again pr ...

(1 pages) 93 0 3.8 May/2003

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

"King Oedipus", by Sophocles.

cles successfully suggested.King Laius, is the ruler of Thebes, he has the famous oracle of Delphic Apollo explain unto him that Queen Iocasta will bear a son that will in fact, kill him and marry her ... o take over Thebes, after the people\'s pleadings he (King Oedipus) calls for the Oracle of Delphic Apollo to explain how to elevate this plague that has contaminated his domain.The Oracle tells Oedip ...

(6 pages) 83 0 1.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Was it Fate or Free Will-Homer's Illad.

ose actions and fate are determined by him and ultimately lead to his downfall. Although the Oracle Apollo has predicted what will ultimately become of Oedipus, he does not control Oedipus' life and a ... influenced by his trust and openness of his people. After Creon returned from Delphi with news from Apollo on how to stop the plague and put an end to the suffering, he suggested that he speak to Oedi ...

(4 pages) 62 0 4.4 Oct/2003

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

A complete description of the Greek god Hermes.

yllene in Arcadia. It is said that Hermes got away from his mother Maia, and stole some cattle from Apollo, who was his brother. Apollo got very mad when he found that it was Hermes who had stolen the ... s Hermes who had stolen the cattle, but Hermes had made a very nice lyre and gave the instrument to Apollo. This cleared everything up and they became friends.One characteristic that makes Hermes one ...

(2 pages) 108 3 4.3 Oct/2003

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

Oedipus at Colonus - Summary and analysis of Section 1

s and that Oedipus and Antigone must leave."XOedipus tells Antigone, that earlier in his life, when Apollo's oracle prophesied his doom, the god declared that Oedipus would die on this ground."XThe Ch ...

(1 pages) 36 0 3.9 Dec/2003

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

MERCURY history and statistics (facts)

und the sun, like the messenger. Mercury also has a alias of its own, the Greeks gave it two names, Apollo as a morning star, and Hermes (or Mercury) as an evening star, because it as seen at both tim ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Joseph Conrad - Man and Writer in the "House of Darkness"

ntry and nobility. They had the political power, despite their impoverished state. Conrad's father, Apollo Korzeniowski, belonged to this class. He studied for six years at St. Petersburg University, ... ically unattractive and unpleasant. Conrad's mother, Eva Bobrowska, was thirteen years younger than Apollo and the only surviving daughter in a family of six sons. The couple met in 1847. She was draw ...

(10 pages) 26 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ancient Egypt - Spartan religion speech (refered to sources)

ux were particularly important to the Spartans.Other Gods that were worshipped by the Spartans were Apollo Larneios, Apollo Chalkioikos, Helen, Leucippide and Lykourgos..However, Gods such as Hephaest ... ans.The Hyakinthia was a festival to celebrate the death of Hyakinthos who was the lover of the God Apollo and died when Apollo accidentally hit him with a discus. *The festival took place over 3 days ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Oedipus Rex

end, but out of compassion for his suffering people, he had Creon go to Delphi. When he learned of Apollo's word, he could have calmly investigated the murder of the former King Laius, but in his has ... ill. Like his father, Oedipus also sought ways to escape the horrible destiny told by the oracle of Apollo. The chorus warns us of man's need to have reverence for the gods, and the dangers of too muc ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cattle of the Sun God

gry and miserable. Unknown to Odysseus, the men killed one of the cattle and offered a sacrifice to Apollo then ate the rest. When Odysseus realized what was going on he was upset; he knew it was goin ...

(1 pages) 15 0 1.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Oedipus Rex, Sophocles "Do the gods seem tyrannical, benevolent, just, cruel, indifferent? Is the play indifferent to the gods? Do you feel Sophocles believed in a cosmic order?"

olled by Zeus or any other god. They were some of the few beings over which the gods held no power. Apollo helped Oedipus to learn his fate. If Oedipus had not known, Thebes still would have been bese ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Dec/2004

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

My Bio Essay

tates. I used to live in Orlando, Florida about 2 years ago. My 1st school in the United States was Apollo Elementary for 6th grade. But then I moved to West Palm Beach after ½ year to Bear Lakes Mid ...

(2 pages) 66 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies