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  • Design And Building Of Roofed Theatres
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    HOW WERE THE GREEK AND ROMAN THEATRES DESIGNED DEREK WATTERUD ENGLISH-111 DECEMBER 7, 1994 The designs of theatres during the last five-hundred centuries b. c. varied in many ways of construction and design. The technical advances in acoustics and construction were enormous. The placement of the seating and construction of the stage and even sizes of the theatres varied from theatre to theatre. They varied from open-air to roofed, both columned and free-spanned roofs. The versatility of uses of ...
  • Dionysus With Two Festivals Known As Dionysia
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    Dionysus Dionysus was the most widely worshipped and popular god in ancient Greece. It's not difficult to see why; he was their god of wine, merriment, ritual dance, warm moisture, and later, civilization. He was often depicted asa handsome young man, dressed in fawn skin, 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 myths state that he is the son of Zeus and a mor...
  • Dionysus Problems With Hera
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    Dionysus was the god of the vine. He invented wine and spread the art of tending grapes. He had a dual nature. On one hand, he brought joy and divine ecstasy. On the other hand, he brought 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 of Zeus and Semele. He was the only god to have a mortal parent. Zeus came to Semele in the night, invisible, felt ...
  • Ancient Greek Myths Of Dionysus And Apollo
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    The Apollonian and Dionysian man complete each other in the sense that these two terms create our society. The Apollonian man was given its name from Apollo, the sun-god. He represents light, clarity, and form. The Dionysian man was given its name from the Greek god Dionysus. As the wine-god, he represents drunkenness and ecstasy. The Dionysian was the primal aspect of reality, as well as raw nature, life and death, pleasure and pain, desire, passion, sex, and aggression. It is the source of pri...
  • 5th Century Bce Three Tragedy Playwrights
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    Greek Theatre in 5th Century BCE The Ancient Greeks, probably one of the most fascinating civilizations to study contributed several discoveries and technological advancements. One can not discuss the Greeks without discussing Greek Theatre though. Greek Theater paved the way for literature and art in later history in many ways. If it wasn't for Greek Theatre famous play writers like Shakespeare would have never done what they are so very well known for. When studying Greek Theatre it is virtual...
  • Apollo And Dionysus
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    Contrasting Apollo & Dionysus In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are nearly opposites of one another, and as with many opposites, life would not operate just quite right without both of them. They each played a specific role for the Greeks. They had very different things associated with them. Apollo was often associated with logic and the power of the mind. He was basically in charge of the Work section of the people. Logic is something the Greeks used often, and when they didn't, things of...
  • Dionysus
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    Mythology: Dionysus And Semele Sane Pezeshki Per. 2, English 2 Tuesday, December 24, 1996 Semele was the daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, king and queen of Thebes, and the mother of Dionysus, god of wine. Zeus fell madly in love with her and made an oath to do anything that she asked. Hera, the jealous wife of Zeus, realized Zeus was in love with Semele and tricked Semele into asking Zeus to let her see him in his majesty. Bound by an oath, Zeus appeared before the unfortunate woman in all his d...
  • Festival For Dionysus
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    Dionysus Winter squalls are drained out of the sky. The violet season of flowering spring smiles. The black earth glitters under green lawns. Swelling plants pop open with tiny petals. Meadows laugh and suck the morning dew, while the rose unfolds. The shepherd in the hills happily blows the top notes of his pipe. The gathered gloats over his white kids. Sailors race across the thrashing waves. Their canvas full of the harmless breeze. Drinkers acclaim the grape-giver Dionysus, capping their hai...
  • End For Pentheus
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    In The Bacchae, Euripides portrays the character of Pentheus as an ignorant, stubborn, and arrogant ruler. These character flaws accompanied with his foolish decisions set the stage for his tragic downfall. Pentheus' blatant disregard to all warnings and incidents, which prove that Dionysus is truly a god, lead him to his own death. In the end, his mistakes are unforgiving and his punishment is just. Throughout the play, the audience cannot help but feel merciless towards Pentheus. In his openin...
  • God Of Life And Rejuvenation Dionysus
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    Dionysus: The Peoples God Dionysus was one the most influential of the Greek Gods. Even though he didn't arrive in Greece until approximately 800 BC, the impact from his followers is still felt in the world we live in today. Dionysus was a demi-god meaning that he was only a half god, which makes his rise to Mount Olympus even more amazing. Dionysus represented everything that the people could relate with. He was looked upon as a god of Life bringing water and viability to plant, animal and man....
  • Pentheus Thoughts Toward Dionysus
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    The Bacchae In the story, The Bacchae The dramatic conflict is how Pentheus goes against the nature and ways of Dionysus and his followers. Pentheus is an ignorant king who believes that he is the all-powerful and that Dionysus is not a god. Pentheus actually states to his father that Dionysus is no god. When he is confronted by Dionysus (The Stranger) he is ignorant and doubtful of his godliness. He is soon killed because of his ignorance. Throughout the story Pentheus makes the mistake of doub...
  • Dionysus In Control Of Pentheus
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    In the Bacchae, for whom do you feel more sympathy? Pentheus or Dionysus? In the Bacchae, Pentheus and Dionysus have very different characters. They are both very complex characters and they both go through changes that alter the way you see them. At the beginning of the play, we are given a very dramatic image of Dionysus at his mothers, Semele's monument. He is wearing a crown of ivy, carrying a thyrsus and wearing a fawn skin. It is a very mysterious and haunting scene. When Dionysus speaks h...

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