Essays Tagged: "Dionysus"


and assuming you double space it and put it into normal paragraph form. Excellent, other misc. B. S.Dionysus Dionysus was the most widely worshipped and popular god in ancient Greece. It's not ... n, dressed in fawnskin, and carrying a goblet and an ivy-covered staff. Some myths hold that Dionysus was the son of Zeus--the king of the god--and Persephone--queen of the underworld--but most ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Comparison of "Daughters of Akhenaten" (1379 - 1362 B.C.), "Dionysus in a Sailboat" (C. 540 B.C) and "Frieze In The Villa of The Mysteries" (C. 50 B.C.) - Roman, Egyptian

hree works from these eras: Daughters of Akhenaten (1379 - 1362 B.C.) from the Egyptian era of art, Dionysus in a Sailboat (C. 540 B.C) from the Greek era, and finally Frieze In The Villa of The Myste ... ncouraged a style of art which was true to life and expressive of one's emotions. The second piece, Dionysus in a Sailboat came from era of Greek vase (cup) art. Greek civilization was one which was c ...

(6 pages) 110 0 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

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.

tion in a way that most other Olympian deities cannot quite equal. One only has to compare him with Dionysus to understand how Apollo is depicted as a bright, rational counterpart to the chaotic and f ...

(6 pages) 110 1 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Contrasting Apollo And Dionysus

it's from a humanities class, part of the 6000 word requirement -In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are nearly opposites of one another,and as with many opposites, life would not operate just ... e sick and the dying, because he is associated with medicine,probably because of his vast knowledge.Dionysus, on the other hand, represents the Play side of life. He is the god ofemotions, the god of ...

(2 pages) 71 0 2.5 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love And Beauty

re him three children named Deimos, Phobos, and a daughter named Harmonia. She also had flings with Dionysus and Hermes. There were only three deities who could resist the passions of Aphrodite. They ... ses, Zeus made her fall in love with him and she bore him Aeneas, Ares, whose affair was legendary, Dionysus, resulted in the birth of Priapus, Hephaistos, her husband who she cheated on, Hermes, the ...

(7 pages) 75 0 2.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Dionysus: The God of Wine includes bibliography

Dionysus was the god of the vine. He invented wine and spread the art of tending grapes. He had a du ... ght brutality, thoughtlessness and rage. This reflected both sides of wine's nature. If he chooses, Dionysus can drive a man mad. No normal fetters can hold him or his followers. Dionysus was the son ... e form and Semele was instantly burnt to death by the sight of his glory. Zeus did manage to rescue Dionysus and stitched him into his thigh to hold him until he was ready to be born.His birth from Ze ...

(8 pages) 63 1 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Punishment of Wrongdoing in Greek Tragedies, Emphasizing Pentheus, Creon, and Jason

e punishments of the god were both harsh and severe, they were always just. Pentheus angered Dionysus by his failure to recognize and accept Dionysus as a god, even though Dionysus is his cousi ... a stranger, whose head he has already threatened to cut off, whom he believes to be a worshipper of Dionysus but is actually Dionysus in disguise. Pentheus insults the stranger by calling him feminine ...

(3 pages) 27 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ancient Egypt - Spartan religion speech (refered to sources)

s who were popular in other parts of Greece were not worshiped by the Spartans. Another God such as Dionysus who was the god of wine was also not worshipped by the Spartans as they did not drink wine ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jun/2004

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

Golden Age Of Greece

and Apollo was the god of the sun. Poseidon was the god of the sea, Loki, the god of mischief, and, Dionysus, the god of wine.The Greeks, made sacrifices to the gods, so that the gods would honor them ...

(4 pages) 42 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Bacchae, reactions and interpretations

chic cult and how their society influenced them and the way they reacted.It is important to discuss Dionysus as he is a key element in Bacchic cult. Dionysus is a paradox within a paradox, he challeng ... ysian cult consisted of maenads, which translated means "Mad woman" The maenads were worshippers of Dionysus a.k.a Bacchus. They were mothers and wives who, upon being summoned by Dionysus would leave ...

(10 pages) 68 0 4.3 Jul/2004

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


About a month ago things were roling along pretty smoothly in the life of Dionysus. Family life was going aight, school was aight, friends were sweet and rugby had just start ... sweet and rugby had just started for the season. There were the usual worries of everyday life, but Dionysus felt in control of his life. We all love that feeling don't we; when we feel like everythin ... t's great. Life though doesn't care much what we think, it just plods on regardless and soon enough Dionysus' pride led him to a fall.He fell sick. Nothing overly tragic, but enough to remind him that ...

(4 pages) 47 0 2.2 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Bacchism in Chinese Love Stories

and shows the power of women that unite and fight against the barriers in their way. In this story, Dionysus is a half-man, half-god from the Greek era that brings changes of liberation to the women o ... ings changes of liberation to the women of Greece. All of the women from Thebes vanish and flock to Dionysus to engage in drinking, ecstasy, and liberating themselves against their social norms, calli ...

(6 pages) 50 1 4.8 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Demeter goddess of agriculture

stand upright.She was the daughter of the Titans Cronus and Rhea and thus Zeus' sister. Along with Dionysus (known in Roman as Bacchus, god of Wine) Demeter was one of the two most important gods in ...

(5 pages) 24 0 3.7 Jan/2005

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

Dionysus Transformed-Essay on trasformation of Dionysus from Euripides "The Bacchae"

oppression or threats to one's character or persona. In the play The Bacchae, written by Euripides, Dionysus is the god of wine and nature and a son of Zeus. He experiences a significant transformatio ... engeful that even his own mother and grandfather were exiled for not believing in him.The fact that Dionysus seems quite compliant and not likely to cause any harm in the second and third episodes of ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.5 Apr/2005

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


Tragedy was performed in Athens at the annual festival of Dionysus, the Great, or the City, Dionysia in late March. Competition was held on three successive m ... loped from ancient dithyramb or choral lyric, which was sung by the male chorus in honor of the god Dionysus at his annual festivals. Performances included group dancing and some brief dialogue betwee ... the leader and the chorus.The dithyramb was at first a crude improvisation based on the myths about Dionysus; it may have taken the form of a rough burlesque or satire from the satyr play. In time it ...

(36 pages) 134 0 4.4 Jul/2006

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

A description of mythological creatures found in the 'Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C. S. Lewis and their origin

d half-goat nature entities that roamed the woods and mountains, and were the companions of Pan and Dionysus.Satyrs are most commonly described as having the upper half of a man and the lower half of ... the superior divinities, the huntress Artemis, the prophetic Apollo, the reveller and god of trees Dionysus, and with rustic gods such as Pan and Hermes (as the god of shepherds).FaunsIn Roman mythol ...

(3 pages) 27 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


it had Hercules wrestling with Nemean Lion, flanked by Athena and Hermes. On the other side it had Dionysus (the God of wine), and he is dinning with his wife, with Ardine as satyr approaches bringin ...

(1 pages) 739 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus Rex

In the ancient Greek culture, theater was used to honor Dionysus, their god of fertility and spring. Sophocles was among the most famous playwrights of the ...

(1 pages) 593 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Role and Status of the Actor from Classical Greek to Medieval European Society

s. These took the form of poetry and dance which was believed to be pleasing to the gods especially Dionysus. However in The Witches' Bible by Janet and Stewart Farrar, it discusses the use of improvi ... Peisistratus, the then leader of Athens authorised a competition to be held in the spring to honour Dionysus. The tragedies performed at this point where still centred mainly with Greek religious beli ...

(6 pages) 2440 0 4.5 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

"King Midas" and "Daedalus and Icarus" Comparison Essay

dalus and Icarus” are two Greek myths. In “King Midas” the king receives a wish from Dionysus after doing him a favour. Midas chooses that everything he touches turns to gold. “Dae ... ility because his food is also turning into gold, he asks for the forgiveness and pity of the Gods. Dionysus responds to this plea and tells him how to get rid of his “golden touch”. This sh ...

(3 pages) 14 0 4.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology