• Medea The Conception Of Drama Within Theatrical Production
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    "The Conception of Drama within Theatrical Production" In Euripides' tragic play, Medea, the playwright creates an undercurrent of chaos in the play upon asserting that, "the world's great order [is being] reversed." (Lawall, 651, line 408). The manipulation of the spectators' emotions, which instills in them a sentiment of drama, is relative to this undertone of disorder, as opposed to being absolute. The central thesis suggests drama in the play as relative to the method of theatrical producti...
  • Women In Ancient Greek Celebration
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    Women in Celebration There is a saying that is well known, What is good for the gander is good for the goose. Ancient Greek religious festivities seem to only concern what is good for the gander, or in their case the men. The Greek civilization was extremely male dominated and Greek religion and its activities are looked upon as being andro centric. Very little is known about women s festivities in the ancient Greek religion, even though women were prominent in religious activities and had celeb...
  • Ancient Greek Roman And Elizabethan Theatres
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    Of the many types of entertainment and past times we have today, theatre is still one of the most loved. For this we have to thank the very earliest forms of ancient Greek and Roman theatre. These ancient time plays were staged often in honor of a god and have paved the way for theatre as we know today. A particular aspect that has had a remarkable effect on the way theatre has evolved is the architecture of ancient theatres. The architecture of ancient Greek and Roman theatres have had a remark...
  • Greek Plays Chorus Play Drama
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    What role does the chorus play in the play In ancient Greek plays, the role of the chorus was to sing lyrical passages. The lyrical passages were set up by the writer and the chorus would then perform dance movements to compliment those lyrics. In today's day and age, it is the cast members in many musicals who depict the role as the chorus. However, in some cases, the chorus also helps assist the modern reader in interpreting ancient terminology used during that period. I believe that the chor...
  • Ancient Greek Modern Today Thought
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    Modern Western though has been shaped by emphasis on scientific thinking and reasoning from the time of Copernicus, Galileo and Newton. The scientific revolution gave birth to a new era of thought, in which observations were made to support an idea. This involved what man could prove through sense, not religion or superstition. Notable ancient Greek historians, philosophers and scientists, such as Thucydides, Socrates, Aristotle, and Hippocrates, laid down the seeds of modern Western thought. A...
  • Ancient Greek Women Play Antigone
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    Ancient Greek Women By: March SimichinIn ancient Greek society women lived hard lives on account of men's patriarch built communities. Women were treated as property. Until about a girl's teens she was 'owned' by her father or lived with her family. Once the girl got married she was possessed by her husband along with all her belongings. An ancient Greece teenage girl would marry about a 30-year-old man that she probably never met before. Many men perceived women as being not being human but cre...
  • Behaving Badly Women Lysistrata Men
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    In what ways is Lysistrata a woman behaving badly in her own cultural context? Women can be seen as behaving badly thought the entire of history, yet the cultural context to which they belong defines what is bad and what is not. Context has been seen to effect values and attitudes to a great extent, therefore determining how a text should be viewed. Lysistrata by Aristophanes was written in ancient Greek times, so Lysistrata must be viewed as a woman behaving badly in regard to the values and at...
  • Greek Belief Ancient Beliefs Death
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    Ancient Greek Beliefs of Religion and Death Differs From Other Cultures How does the Ancient Greek beliefs of religion and death differ with the view of other cultural groups? Death, the way it is represented in Homer's book, The Odyssey, is always caused by human error. Whether their death was caused by greed, selfishness, or just being curious, many people died in The Odyssey. Still, the question of what happens after we die remains. Many religions have different beliefs of religious ideas fro...
  • Greek Influences On Western Civilization
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    Ancient Greek Contributions It is always important to look to the past in order to move towards the future. This was done in the formation of Western Society, and more specifically the formation of American society. The Greek culture served as a frame of reference for many aspects of Western life including government, architecture, math and the arts. Ancient Greek culture served as a very broad base for our society to be built upon. During the age of Pericles, the ideal form of government was be...
  • Oedipus Ancient Greek
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    Oedipus the King Oedipus being shown in an updated version is a very effective and understandable way to present it to audiences. The play that was viewed in class was a good adaptation of the original play. Although modern versions of Oedipus are far different today than the way they were performed during Sophocles's time, I think he would be impressed with the way that modern versions of his play are performed. The reason I think that the play works so well in an updated version is the fact th...
  • Classics Influence On Modern Structures
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    The Influence of the Classical Style on Modern Structures Its safe to say that the past has had profound influence on the way we live today. Many aspects of life have evolved over time and have been fine tuned to fit our preferences. A few examples are art, fashion and architecture. Every once in a while people look to the past in order to decide what we want for the present. For example, some people like to wear retro clothes that were popular in the 50 s and listen to Elvis Presley records. Th...
  • Created By The People Matrix Fate Movie
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    The matrix and its half - human, half - machine agents are invented by people. They are only the staff serving the matrix. There are no any leaders or rulers heading the matrix. It is a phenomenon, a disaster. It has been created by the collective knowledge of the mankind. There are no any cultural values within the matrix. The authors confirm the truth once more, the society neglecting the cultural and spiritual values can not be human. Still The Matrix is more optimistic regarding the fate th...
  • The Afterlife A Greek Vs Christian Beliefs
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    Any concept as vital and complex as the afterlife is sure to have been the basis of the beliefs of countless people through the ages. Regardless of race or nationality, religion or moral standing, the afterlife has remained a predominant issue in the beliefs of people around the world since the dawn of time. As religions become more intricate and involved, different myths emerged and events occurred that shaped the specifics of the afterlife for each different religion. Ancient Greek religion an...
  • Ancient Greek Stories God World
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    Genesis v. Theogony: A Comparison of the Christian and Ancient Greek Cultures Most Christians (or those religions that follow the basic principles of the Bible) believe in the stories told in the Bible. In fact, these stories are usually regarded not only as mere stories, but also as actual historical accounts of important people, events, and concepts of the Christian faith. However, stories of Greek and Roman mythology are typically regarded as nothing more than fictional, fantasy stories. The ...
  • Greek Theater Chorus Scene Orchestra
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    The actors and the chorus - Costumes and scenic appearance The actors At first in dithyrambous, there were no actors. Thespis was the poet who imported the first hypocrite, Aeschylus the second and Sophocles the third one. Besides these actors, who were playing the leading parts, there were also some other persons on the orchestra (stage), playing "dumb" roles (the "followers"). At the beginning the actors were being chosen by the poets. In the 5 th century they were being chosen by the State. T...
  • Greek Belief Beliefs Ancient Death
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    How does the Ancient Greek beliefs of religion and death differ with the view of other cultural groups Death, the way it is represented in Homers book, The Odyssey, is always caused by human error. Whether their death was caused by greed, selfishness, or just being curious, many people died in The Odyssey. Still, the question of what happens after we die remains. Many religions have different beliefs of religious ideas from the Ancient Greeks. Afterlife, is a belief where the comparisons among r...
  • Nude Figure Greek Figures Sculptures
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    The classic nude figure in Ancient Greek Sculpture often referred to the young nude male. Throughout the archaic, classical and Hellenistic periods, the nude figure was constantly evolving, showing the different styles in each period. By following the styles of the nude figures we actually see how they marked each periods. And by looking at the different styles of the nude figures, one can observe how the figures reflect to the ancient Greek culture and attitudes. Margaret Walters pointed out t...
  • Pythagoras Ancient Hellenic Board Game
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    Pythagoras of Samos is often described as the first pure mathematician. He is an extremely important figure in the development of mathematics yet we know relatively little about his mathematical achievements. Unlike many later Greek mathematicians, where at least we have some of the books which they wrote, we have nothing of Pythagoras's writings. The society which he led, half religious and half scientific, followed a code of secrecy which certainly means that today Pythagoras is a mysterious f...
  • Biased Essay Template Hardship Women
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    Essay Assignment Through past interpretations relating food and gender, one can observe a struggle of "power" in the once female dominated kitchens. Although food has been known as a female oriented subject, a male presence in the kitchen particularly involving the preparation of meat, has become prominent in the kitchens of today. With the increase in equality involving the preparation of food, it is likely the kitchens of tomorrow will be filled with both male and females participating on...
  • Greek Theatre Antigone Actors Masks
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    Antigone And The Aspects Of Greek Theatre Antigone And The Aspects Of Greek Theatre Antigone and the Greek "Goat Songs' When the ancient Greek playwright Thespis first brought forward one member of the chorus to speak alone, the form of Greek drama began to change. It is thought that Greek drama began as choruses engaging in song and dance at celebrations of holidays or special events. One of the most important of those was the spring festival of Dionysus. The celebration included choral present...