• Is Antigone A Tragic Play As D
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    Is Antigone a tragic play as defined by Aristotle? Antigone is not a tragic play. Rather it is a theological debate spawned by Sophocles, a debate that is still raging today, the debate of who holds the higher law, the Gods or the State. While this debate has slowly twisted into Church versus State, which is a very different argument, the highest questions still remain the same: Which one is held higher in men's (and women's) hearts? Antigone answers this question with shocking clarity in her ad...
  • The Revolutionary War Greek God
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    The Revolutionary War was an enormous part of American history. The revolution in Russia, that sparked the overthrow of communism, was a huge part of Russian history. The revolution of Christianity from the concepts of Greek gods was also a large part of religious history. Christianity and Greek gods have many comparisons, contrasts, and these contrasts resulted in Christianity being revolutionary. The concepts of Christianity and the religious concepts of the Greek gods are comparatively alike....
  • The Gods Vs Man
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    The Gods vs. Man God. That one word has a lot of weight to it, doesn't it It had even more significance to the Greeks. It was something they feared and respected. Throughout history men have always wanted to be like the gods. It is something that is seen over and over, man's universal struggle to be like the gods. Is it man's fault that he wants to be like the gods Or is it the gods' fault The story Oedipus Rex by Sophocles shows that man's arrogance and fallible personality is the cause of thi...
  • Epic Of Gilgamesh Gods God Mortal
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    The American Heritage Dictionary defines a god as "1. A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient ruler and originator of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheist religions. 2. A being of supernatural powers, believed in and worshiped by a people." (360) I believe the first definition reflects Modern America's connotation of the word god. The latter definition recalls the Ancient Greco-Sumerian ideal of a being greater than man. While both definitions ar...
  • Divine Power In Greek Religion
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    Divine Power in Greek Religion Most religions have some sort of a divine being or beings. Some religions focus on one god or higher power while others have multiple gods. Usually a god is omnipotent or all- powerful if he or she acts alone versus multiple gods who usually have respective limited powers. The Christian religion has a central being that is all-powerful and controls every aspect of mankind from fate among the living to the outcome of one after he has perished whereas the Greek relig...
  • Aztec Religion Caso 1987
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    At the time of the Spanish conquest, the religion of the Aztecs was polytheistic, based on the worship of a multitude of personal gods, most of them with well-defined attributes. Nevertheless, magic and the idea of certain impersonal and occult forces played an important role among the people. There was, in addition, among the uneducated classes tendency to exaggerate polytheism by conceiving of as gods, also, what to the priests, were only manifestations or attributes of one god (Caso, 1987). E...
  • Egyptian Babylonian And Hebrew Religions
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    Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hebrew Religions Egyptians, Babylonians, and Hebrews have similarities yet also differences in their religions. The importance is not in the similarities as much as it is in the differences that distinguish the cultures from each other and their views on life. I would like to point out each civilization's creation and flood story. By analyzing these stories we can come to a better understanding of their worldviews. The Hebrew creation story from the book of Genesis is ...
  • Greek Mythology Gods Zeus God
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    No matter what you think the ancient Greeks were not on drugs. The people of ancient Greece had an extremely intelligent society. They had sophisticated architecture and a very high level of mathematics in their culture. These areas of life dealt with real things that could be controlled. When it came to natural phenomena the Greeks had certain explanations that might look eccentric now, but were reasonable 3000 years ago. In Greece history there are several themes that contributed to Greek myt...
  • Zeus Gods Cronus God
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    Zeus was the son of Cronus and Rhea, an earlier race of ruling gods called Titans. Cronus was king of all the Titans. Zeuswas the brother of Hades and Poseidon, Hades was the god of the underworld and Poseidon was the god of the sea. Together they overthrew their father and the rest of the Titans. All thanks was due to Zeus for the dethroning of Cronus. You see, before cronus ever had children he heard a prophecy that one of his overthrow him, so whenever his wife would have a child he would sw...
  • Greek God Gods Hebrews Greeks
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    Homer, Comparison And Contrast Of The Gods In Homer's Epics With The God Of The Hebrews Tucker 1 Bobby Tucker Ms. Barrett English 2205 30 October 2000 Word Count: 2900 Comparison and Contrast of the gods in Homers epics with the God of the Hebrews There are many similarities and differences between the Greek gods and the Hebrew God. These similarities and differences are revealed in the character and functionality of the gods. The revelation of similarities and differences can also be seen in ma...
  • Egyptian God People Gods Relationship
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    How did people revere their gods differently among three civilizations? Did they worship with the same general intent? What were gods' role (s) in people's lives? A brief exploration into the religions of Egypt, Greece, and the Hebrew people may bring insight to these questions. Although the main idea of higher beings remains constant throughout societies' religion, their form of presence in people's lives varies. I will present the relationship between the leaders and the gods, as well as resem...
  • Mesopotamia Egypt And Indian Afterlife's
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    Is there really life after death Different cultures and people interpret the afterlife in a variety of ways, depending on their view of their gods and their interaction with those gods. In this paper, I will discuss the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and Indians and their beliefs about what happens to a soul after death. Mesopotamia Between the two rivers of the Tigris and the Euphrates, lies a land that is now the eastern half of Iraq. However, many years ago, around 5000 B. C. E. , this land was c...
  • Mythology Egyptians Believed That Amen
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    "To some extent, mythology is only the most ancient history and biography. So far from being false or fabulous in the common sense, it contains only enduring and essential truth, the I and you, the here and there, the now and then, being omitted. Either time or rare wisdom writes it." - Henry David Thoreau (1849) Every culture has evolved its own mythology, defining its character and offering a way to understand the world. Myths of every culture reveal the power of love, with it, its accompanyin...
  • Euthyphro Conflicts In The Divine Command Theory
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    In his dialogue Euthyphro, Plato poses the question of whether the gods love what is holy because it is holy or whether it is holy because the gods love it. The corresponding question in terms of ethics is whether God loves the good because it is good or whether it is good because God loves it. Divine command theorists give a clear and unequivocal answer to this question in the area of ethics: they maintain whatever is good is good only because God wills it to be good. This has serious implicati...
  • Power Of The Gods
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    The Power of the Gods In the play, Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles, Oedipus is rewarded king of Thebes when he frees the city from death by correctly answering a riddle by the deadly Sphinx. You came to Cadmus city and unbound the tax we had to pay to the harsh singer, did it without a helpful word from us, with no instruction; with a god s assistance you raised up our life, so we believe. The play begins with begs and pleads by the priest of Zeus who speaks for the Theban people. The pri...
  • How Ethical Are The Gods In The Iliad
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    Ethics and morality are synonymous terms, both meaning customs in their original languages, Greek and Latin respectively. However, the Greek term ethics also implies character as opposed to its Latin counterpart referring to social customs. Et hike is descended from ethikos which, in turn from ethos which means character or nature. Ethos is the fundamental and distinctive characteristic of a group within its social context or period of time, typically expressed in its attitudes, habits or belief...
  • Judgement Play Gods Antigone Creon
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    Antigone Judgment Play Human beings by nature judge both themselves and others. Judgment comes through a person s ego telling them that they can have control over a particular situation. This desire for control promulgates a false sense of responsibility in essentially uncontrollable situations. For example, a human feels a responsibility to the dead. Humans build mental and physical shrines for the dead. They mourn the dead with funerals. Most people practice specified burial rituals to ensure...
  • Greek Myths And Legends
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    In Ancient Greece, many people believed in many different gods, each god had a different purpose and a different meaning. The Greek gods were like humans, they looked like us and they had the same feelings as us. Greek Mythology was not used to teach anyone in any Spiritual way unlike new religions such as Hinduism or Judaism. The Greeks believed that the gods chose mount Olympus, in a region of Greece called Thessaly, as their home. The Gods became associated with three main domains, which were...
  • Labor Basket Gods Created Civilizations
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    Around the time 4, 000-1, 000 BC there were two major western civilizations. Those civilizations were the Ancient Egyptians and the Mesopotamians. Many similarities exist between the civilizations of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, as well as many differences. Both Egypt and Mesopotamia were polytheistic, that is, they believed their worlds were ruled by more than one god. Both cultures also believed that they themselves were created for the purpose of serving their gods. Their similarities incl...
  • Ancient Egypt Gods God Egyptians
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    Ancient Egypt Term paper Gods for the Egyptians were thought of as being human beings of a divine power that controls the past and future of the universe. Each divine being is a deity worthy of being loved; or capable of inspiring awe, obedience, and even fear. The effect of the above feelings on people lead them to setting-up of a system of worship of the deity, code of beliefs and to do things inspired by their religious faith. The Ancient Egyptian religion is much different from today's moder...