While researching and reading "The Odyssey" I have taken note of the many codes and customs that the Achaeans had to abide by in Homeric Society. As I have studied "The Odyssey" and read it thoroughly
The Board of Archaeology 123 Heritage Rd Ancient Ville To the Board of Archaeology, I, famous archaeologist Jessica Sinclair, had been exploring beautiful Greece and its wonderful ancient ruins, when I discovered the first four chapters of what seems an ancient text while I was digging and searching for ancient Greek cutlery. This book is amazing, although I have only read the first four chapters, and it has given me an insight to what ancient Greek life was like in Ithaca at the time of 1100- 1000 B.C. The title of my amazing discovery is called "The Odyssey" by an Ancient Greek civilian, Homer, and I have found an immediate link to this society he wrote about, and to the many Trojan Wars that were occurring in around this particular time in history. This text is about a great warrior, Odysseus, who was the kind King of Ithaca at the time and had been fighting in the Trojan War. He left in safety, his caring wife Penelope and his young son, Telemachus, in his kingdom of Ithaca, Greece. Almost twenty years later, the book begins its story and is of the struggles Penelope and Telemachus uncover, because Odysseus is still not home form war, presumed dead. While researching and reading "The Odyssey" I have taken note of the many codes and customs that the Achaeans had to abide by in Homeric Society. As I have studied "The Odyssey" and read it thoroughly, I
Creon and Brady
Brady is a Christian prosecutor in Hillsboro. Creon is a tyrannical King in. They will not stand anyone breaking their law. It might not be so obvious to see that both would share a comparison at first sight, but they do. The one word that describes their similarities is, strict. They will try their best and will do anything to enforce the laws. There are also some things that set them apart as well. Brady for example didn't make the law that made teaching evolution illegal. Creon did in fact; create the law that made it illegal to bury Polyneices. These differences are very nominal. Their similarities are on the other hand titanic yet camouflaged at first site. They both stand their ground and fight for many reasons. Creon doesn't want people to think he's a joke and Brady feels he has fight this man who broke not only the law, but went against the bible because Brady has religious responsibilities. They also share another thing, the consequences of their actions. Creon is a tyrant and doesn't give anyone, I mean ANYONE a chance when they do someone wrong. He sets up a law, and then his niece breaks it. First he doesn't believe that a woman committed this crime, and then he goes on mercilessly making sure she pays for it. Creon kills his own mother if she broke a law. This man has no compassion and lives in a black and white world. He has no gray area and the worst
Antigone staging of the argument in the play
Kerry Gibson Theatre Studies essay st November 2005 How would you stage the 'argument/conflict' scene? Consider what effects you would wish to create for the audience. This section of Antigone starts with Sentry giving the message to Creon that Antigone has gone against Creons rules and wishes and buried her brother. I think this scene should start with Creon centre stage and Sentry slightly stage right of him. Whilst Sentry tells Creon what he has seen of Antigone, Creon should pace back and forth across the stage with an angry facial expression to show the audience he is angry that Antigone has betrayed his wishes and broken his rules. Once Antigone has been wheeled into the scene, I think she should be sitting on a chair, centre stage, facing the audience. I think this because it means that Creon can be standing over her and can walk around her to show the audience he has a higher status than her and that he is in control of her and putting her on the spot to answer his questions. Antigone starts off the scene very confident and laid back about burying her brother and being interrogated by Creon, she should show this by facial expression, showing the audience she is not bothered of what Creon is asking her and sitting up straight in her chair, showing a confident posture. Creons leader who is also in the scene should be standing next to
The Odyssey Chapter Summaries. Books 5 to 12
The Odyssey Chapter Summaries Summary: Book 5 All the gods except Poseidon gather again on Mount Olympus to discuss Odysseus's fate. Athena's feels it is justified to help Odysseys reach home since she sympathizes him after his rough journey. Hermes, messenger of the gods, is sent to Calypso's island to tell her that Odysseus must at last be allowed to leave so he can return home. In reply, Calypso is very upset and feels it is not fair. She complains that they are allowed to take mortal lovers while the affairs of the female gods must always be discouraged. In the end, agrees to the wishes of Zeus. Calypso gave him the necessary tools to build himself a boat, and stocks it with food, wine, milk and clothing from her island. They sleep together for the last time then with sadness, she watches as he sails away. After eighteen days at sea, Odysseus spots Scheria, the island of the Phaeacians, his next destination appointed by the gods. Just then, Poseidon, returning from a trip to the land of the Ethiopians, spots him and realizes what the other gods have done in his absence. Poseidon stirs up a storm, which nearly drags Odysseus under the sea, but the goddess Ino comes to his rescue. She gives him a veil that keeps him safe after his ship is wrecked. Athena too comes to his rescue, as he approaches a jagged rock and almost is thrown against it; she puts the idea into his head
what was the purpose of hadrians wall.
What was the purpose of Hadrian's Wall? . Hadrian's Wall marked the boundaries of the Roman Empire. It was essentially a statement by the Romans saying that we inside this wall are civilised and you outside are barbarians. 2. Hadrian's Wall also acted as a customs post so that people going in and out of the empire could be taxed and monitored. 3. The sheer scale of Hadrian's Wall was designed to intimidate in order to discourage and small scale uprisings that may have occurred by showing the barbarians how advanced the Romans were being able to build a twenty five foot wall. 4. Hadrian wanted to be remembered because everyone knows nowadays that he built a wall whereas if he had not as many people would know anything about him. 5. The wall separated the two British tribes of the Brigantes and the Caledonians, this prevented the Romans being caught in the middle of an intertribal war 6. The wall was also a way in which Hadrian could keep his legions in Britain busy, the building of the wall kept them fit and stopped them getting bored whilst at the same time making something useful. After the wall and its forts were built it also gave Hadrian's legions somewhere to live. What was the original plan and how did it change to what it's like today? Hadrian's Wall was a military barrier which, in its final form, comprised six separate
ANTIGONE: Major Characters in a play usually undergo a change of some sort. In the play you have studied, how is the change in the major characters linked to a key theme or themes?
Major Characters in a play usually undergo a change of some sort. In the play you have studied, how is the change in the major characters linked to a key theme or themes? Antigone is about how King Creon rules that Polynices the traitor is not to be buried, but his sister Antigone defies the order. She is caught, and sentenced by Creon to be buried alive - even though she is betrothed to his son Haemon. After the blind prophet Tiresias proves that the gods are on Antigone's side, Creon changes his mind - but too late. He goes first to bury Polynices, but Antigone has already hanged herself. When Creon arrives at the tomb, Haemon attacks him and then kills himself. When the news of their death is reported, Creon's wife Eurydice takes her own life. Creon is alone in his life, full of guilt. The major characters in Antigone in my opinion are Antigone and Creon. Both undergo very major dramatic changes in their life. Antigone's changes are mainly linked to the themes of the position of women as a Greek and the theme of the individual versus the state and divine law versus human law. Creon's changes are mainly linked to the themes Conscience versus Law and the threat of tyranny. Both of their changes to themselves also inflict a change on the other. Both also undergo changes because of their pride and what actions it causes them to do. Pride and its effects are a central part
From the books you have read so far, to what extent would you say that female characters, mortal and immortal, control events
From the books you have read so far, to what extent would you say that female characters, mortal and immortal, control events in the odyssey and how do their actions and motivations differ from each other. In the books we have read so far on homers Odyssey we can see that female characters both mortal and immortal have a big effect on Odysseus and the decisions he makes throughout he books. We first come across Calypso. We find Odysseus on Calypso beautiful island, it is described as paradise, yet we find Odysseus weeping on the beach for his family and his home Ithica. Calypso is angry with the Zeus as his attitude towards mortal men, as he is allowed to have relationships with mortal women but Calypso is not aloud to have relations with mortal men. Calypso is a nymph yet she knows what pity is as understands what its like to be mortal, calypso loves Odysseus and doesn't want him to leave her island but Hermes the messenger of the gods comes down from the skies and tells calypso that Odysseus must carry on with his journey home. Calypso helps Odysseus to build a raft as she presents him with the 'boring tools' which he could make his raft with. She also helps him as she brings him cloth for him too make his sail out of. Calypso also fills his raft with food and drink including water so that he will not starve on his journey back home. Before Odysseus sailed home Calypso
In the story Oedipus the King by Sophocles, Oedipus uses his free will to make choices. He chooses to curse the killer, find the truth about his childhood, and blinds himself.
Free will is choosing your own fate Fate does not exist because your future is based on your own personal decisions. Fate is believing that your life is based on the decisions of a higher power and their plan for you. You are responsible for the choices you make and their outcomes. People are faced with thousands of choices every day, if they choose to make the wrong choice they have no one to blame but themselves. In the story Oedipus the King by Sophocles, Oedipus uses his free will to make choices. He chooses to curse the killer, find the truth about his childhood, and blinds himself. In the beginning of the play when the outbreak of plague in Thebes that could only be stopped by finding King Laius' killer. Oedipus curses the killer to live alone in the mountain. , "Now my curse on the murderer, Whoever he is a lone man unknown in his crime or one among many, let that man drag out his life in agony, step by painful step" (Lines 280-283). Oedipus uses his free will and tells Creon that the killer of King Laius will be sent to exile. He could of let God have his way with the killer but he choose to take the punishment into his own hands. Oedipus wanted to find out the truth about his past. Jocasta and Laius were Oedipus' parents. His wife, Jocasta, told him to "Stop in the name of god, if you love your own life, call off this search! My suffering is enough. Listen to me"
Song for music
I remember the first days we met, We looked at each other and smiled who thought we'll be here Sharing not only laughter but also the tears, This is our friendship, no one, nothing, and not even boys cud ever put us apart cuz this is my love to all my friends I remember those days, wen I cry, u were always right beside me, giving me the shoulder, giving me the strength, Without u beside me all those years, would've been a nightmare girl! Girl I hope we keep in touch, cuz i been through a lot with u by my side, and u'll always be my best girl friend This is our friendship, a ship that is strong and will never break Our friendship, a ship thats been through a lot, Our ship that held us together the ship that made us fight but the ship that will last
Who made the greatest contribution to the Athenian Constitution?
GCSE Classical Civilisations Coursework It is a quiet day on Mount Olympus in 423 BC. The mighty and all-powerful king of the gods, Zeus is seated atop his throne, looking unto his daughter, Athena, goddess of wisdom. They are arguing over the best way to organise the human race, a race so stubborn and hard-headed that they often ignore the best course of action, choosing instead to further their own wealth and power, rather than acting for the benefit of society. The topic has turned to Athena's home city, and the two immortals discuss which citizen has made the greatest contribution to the Constitution of Athens. To settle the matter, they call up from Hades the shades of Solon, Peisistratos, Cleisthenes and Pericles. Each shade is given ten minutes in which to make a speech, clearly enumerating their contributions to the Athenian Constitution. As Zeus and Athena settle comfortably in their seats, the four shades begin their speeches. Solon: Your Highness, I am Solon, and I come before you today to outline my contribution to the Constitution of Athens. I first acquired the status of Eponymous Archon in 594 BC, and my first reform was called the Seisachtheia - "Shaking off of burdens" (1 p. 181). This entailed several things, the first being that the practice of having to pay 1/6th of one's produce to the landowner was abolished (1 p. 181). Secondly, it became forbidden