Essays Tagged: "Delphi"

Oedipus Rex. About the detective process used by Oedipus

ing under a terrible plague. Unsure of how to save his people, Oedipus sends a messenger, Creon, to Delphi. There, Creon consults the oracle of Apollo on how to save the city of Thebes.When Creon brin ... eon consults the oracle of Apollo on how to save the city of Thebes.When Creon brings the news from Delphi, Oedipus has the people listen with him. Here, Creon reveals that Liaus's murderer dwells in ...

(3 pages) 152 0 2.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Tragedy of Oedipus the King

eday marry his mother and to murder his father. This prophecy, as warned by the oracle of Apollo at Delphi, would inevitably come to pass, no matter what he may have done to avoid it. His past actions ...

(3 pages) 134 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Agias, from the Doachos Monument

ptor is believed to be Lysippos. The monument was a gift from King Doachos of Thessaly dedicated to Delphi, and was built in 344-343 B.C.E. A marble copy survives today and is at the museum in Delphi, ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Ancient Greek Paintings

o literary sources, the 5th century bc produced a host of great painters. Polygnotus, who worked at Delphi and Athens in the 460s and 450s, was famed for giving character to the faces of his figures. ...

(5 pages) 111 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

How Oedious came to experience his final downfall.

under for that day,"(pg. 45). However, the insult continued to distress him so he left Corinth for Delphi. Oedipus travels to Delphi to speak to the oracle of Apollo and have her confirm who his pare ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.3 Apr/2003

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

"Oedipus rex" by Sophocles.

eday marry his mother and to murder his father. This prophecy, as warned by the oracle of Apollo at Delphi was unconditional and inevitably would come to pass, no matter what he may have done to avoid ... ve waited for the plague to 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 ...

(3 pages) 117 2 4.2 Aug/2003

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

To what extent do stories and information about Apollo's personalities problems suggest that these problems can be resolved?

double tradition of origin and a double name, Phoebus Apollo. "Apollo had two great sanctuaries, at Delphi and Delos, and this is part of the evidence that he is a composite god, with independent orig ... was the scene of his birth.Apollo, in his role of prophet, denied the gift of true prophecy, so the Delphic oracle was always ambiguous, helpful as well as harmful. It left the seeker for advice and g ...

(8 pages) 20 0 1.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Oedipus Rex

ve waited for the plague to 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 ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is an essay about the main character in the play oedipus the king and it thoroughly describes 2 of his characteristics.

l strike he received from the King and his entourage as they were approaching the crossroad between Delphi, Thebes, and Corinth. Again his violence is triggered when he learns the prophecy foretold by ...

(1 pages) 20 0 3.0 Jan/2005

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

Sculpture frieze of the Siphnian Treasury, Delphi, Archaic Greek. C.530-525

The Siphnian Treasury was built at Delphi by the people of Siphnos, sometime before 525 BC, after a lucky strike of silver on their isl ... uel at Troy; a procession. The east pediment shows the struggle between Apollo and Herakles for the Delphic tripod. The quality of the carving makes this an important monument for the dating of Archai ... rtant monument for the dating of Archaic Greek sculpture." 1East Frieze of the Siphnian Treasury at Delphi"The right half of the frieze (below) shows a duel at Troy, with Trojans to the left and Greek ...

(2 pages) 29 0 2.5 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

"Oedipus the king" summary

Thinking the prophecy referred to his foster parents, he decided not to return to Corinth. Leaving Delphi (where the oracle is), he came upon a man at a crossroads with four attendants who tried to f ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Why did Socrates die?

nto the stronger argument." (23)In an attempt to find a wiser man than himself and prove the god at Delphi wrong, Socrates was in search for someone who understood human wisdom meant nothing. Instead, ...

(1 pages) 720 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Plato's "Apology"

fend himself chronologically beginning with the time that his childhood friend, Chairephon, went to Delphi and asked the oracle if there was anybody wiser than Socrates. When the oracle said that ther ...

(3 pages) 46 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Automobile Ancillary Industry Analysis

Introduction"......The biggest auto ancillary company in the world, Delphi, had sales in 2004 of $28.7 billion, yet lost $36 million. Its main competitor, Visteon lost ...

(35 pages) 268 1 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies

The king Oedipus

d, out of compassion for his suffering people of Thebes, Oedipus orders Creon to seek the oracle at Delphi. Oedipus is like many of us today, so caught up in the future that we fail to recognize our p ...

(3 pages) 626 0 0.0 Feb/2007

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

The Laws of Plato: Sophrosune and Symposium

o a principle of life. So much is its significance, that in ancient Greece, the temple of Apollo at Delphi bears the inscription Meden Agan or 'Nothing in excess'. But if this key concept is to be inc ...

(4 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Art styles in Greece and Etruria

st important concepts which the ancient Greeks followed were found inscribed on the great shrine of Delphi, which read 'Nothing in excess' and 'Know thyself'. This philosophy greatly impacted the Gree ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Effects of the Supernatural

r in Odeipus’s life, when the city is struck by a plague, Oedipus sends Creon to the Oracle at Delphi hoping figure out how to save his city. Creon returns and states that murderer of Laius, form ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Oedipus the Irony

cles's Oedipus The King, Oedipus's life was set for him. He learned through the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, that during the span of his lifetime that he would kill his father and marry his mother. He ... oughout. But the irony is what makes this play such genius.When Laius got his Oracle of Apollo from Delphi (that his son would kill him and marry his widow), he tried to control faith by having his ba ...

(5 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Interpretations of socratess d

"…. he went to Delphi at one time and ventured to ask the oracle…he asked if any man was wiser than I, and t ...

(3 pages) 821 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy