ALCESTIS
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...Alcestis Alcestis was the daughter of Pelias the king of Iolcos who was married to Admetos who was king of Pherae. She was married to Admetos after he succeeded in yorking a bear and a lion to a chariot with the help of Apollo the god. Apollo was banished to serve a mortal as punishment for defying his father’s orders. He learned how to become more sympathetic with the mortal condition while serving at Admetus’ estate. When Admetus asked him if he understands his ways, Apollo replies, “Yes, hostile to mortals and by gods abominated” (Euripides et al. 172). On Alcestis and Admetos’ wedding day, the groom is faced with imminent death for failing to sacrifice Artemis. To atone for this failure... ...
About Euripides Alcestis
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...Alcestis In Euripides play Alcestis, Alcestis is perhaps the greatest human hero in the book is Alcestis due to her act of giving her life for her husband. Through her sacrifice, Alcestis shows that she is brave when she decides to give her own life without any fighting so that her husband can survive. The reason that makes Alcestis a hero is her character of humility. She is humble enough to surrender her own future desires and her children’s joy in order to ensure that his husband lives. Considering Admetus foolish and selfish nature of clinging to his life, Alcestis emerges to be a Hero because she does not fight to keep her life. Alcestis has the character of the powerful Greek woman... Euripides...
Mythology
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...Alcestis, the concept of death is one that is regarded by all with a specific perspective. When looking at the different concepts of death, there is an understanding that it is a part of the divine while there are other elements that show a perspective that is human. This not only includes the concepts of death as an agency, but also relates to religious views on fate and destiny. In each of these perspectives there is a contrasting viewpoint, one which is related to the sacred and religious ideal and the other which shows a specific ideal... Death in Greek Myth as Divine and Human The concept of death in Greek myth is one that relates to the religious and cultural views of the time. In the story,...
Philosophy
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...Alcestis is a spirited, puzzling, profound, and seriously lighthearted tragic comedy of human existence” (Arrowsmith 3) Beautifully summarized what Alcestis by Eurpides is all about, a “universalizing” (Arrowsmith 4) drama. However the character Admetus is a puzzling question; was he a fool or not? I don’t agree with the statement that Admitus was a fool, he did what any man would have done. The greatest fear any soul on this earth has is the fear of death, mortality is the biggest reality of any person. Everything is uncertain but death. Under such dark omen that is always hanging... also made a deal with any person, who would be happy to die at a certainty time in future for a pot of...
Humanity 5 short essay questions
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...Alcestis, Iphigenia, Phaedra, Helen, Electra, and Andromache. Women... ? Information] Assignment Homer and Virgil In these great works that have transpired over time, the presence of man as the core does not vary much according to the current literature. We have seen how far the focus on men and their importance as entity structuring and destructive throughout history. A man and a man Homeric Virgiliano, that despite representing different cultures and different literary styles, show us man as "Man". Be myth or not, the Iliad, the Odyssey and the Aeneid are part of a rich literary, which to this day we are given, as well as were given to our parents and grandparents, showing us the magic of each word...
Modern Sense of Hero
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...Alcestis the wife of his host. Euripides gives an account of Heracles statement: 'For I must save the woman newly dead, And set Alcestis in the house again, And render to Admetus good for good. I go. The sable-vestured King of Corpses, Death, will I watch for, and shall find, I trow, And if I lie in wait and dart from ambush. And seize, and with mine arm's coil compass him And make demand, I doubt not I shall lead Alcetis up, and give to mine host's hands . Who to his halls received, nor drove me thence." (Euripides: Alcestis) . he god intervention element is in the form of Hera. All through-out his life, even before his... Where Have All the Heroes Gone This song "Holding Out for a Hero" was...
To what extent are ancient ideals of the hero different or similar to the modern sense of "hero"?
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...Alcestis the wife of his host. Euripides gives an account of Heracles statement: ‘For I must save the woman newly dead, And set Alcestis in the house again, And render to Admetus good for good. I go. The sable-vestured King of Corpses, Death, will I watch for, and shall find, I trow, And if I lie in wait and dart from ambush. And seize, and with mine arm’s coil compass him… And make demand, I doubt not I shall lead Alcetis up, and give to mine host’s hands . Who to his halls received, nor drove me thence.” (Euripides: Alcestis) . he god intervention element is in the form of Hera. All through-out his life, even... Where Have All the Heroes Gone? This song “Holding Out for a Hero” was written by...
Literary Critisism: The Hunger Games Movie
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...Alcestis. Alcestis, within the self-sacrificial streak of Katniss, gives up her individual life instead of her companion Admetus’. From the information provided above, Thesaus, Spartacus, and Katniss have a lot of attributes in common, for instance, being enslaved within their humanity and compelled to compete for amusement, in addition to dethroning the social structure of their civilizations. Therefore, in her individual manner, Katniss is a revolutionary Theseus, as well as Spartacus. Works Cited Collins, S. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic Press, 2012. Print. Littleton, S. & Caldwell, C. Hunger Games. BMI Educational Services. 2012. Print....
Plato Symposium: Origin, Purpose and Nature of Law
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...Alcestis who was ready to die for her beloved husband Admentus and because of that, she was saved the atrocities of Hades unlike... The Origin, Purpose and Nature of Love In the Symposium, Plato tells us about the nature of love as described by seven men attending a symposium. In the drinking party, every man is expected to deliver a speech about how wonderful love is. Among the men is Socrates, who asserts that the greatest purpose of love is becoming a philosopher or a lover of wisdom. Plato explains the nature of love by painting two pictures to us: the physical world which we can use our senses to perceive, and the world of forms which we only think of. He argues that the two are linked together...
"The Cocktail Party" T.S. Eliot
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...Alcestis," by Euripedes, which has been labelled as a "problem play" because of the difficulty of its classification. In some sense then, one can indicate that "The Cocktail Party" is also a problem play. While in many regards, problem and comedy have similar connotations, it’s clear there are elements that differentiate these two approaches to drama and literature. In defining comedy Aristotle distinguished, “between tragedy and comedy essentially on the basis of the fact that the former represents "noble" or "morally good" agents, while the latter... ?The Cocktail Party T.S. Eliot’s play the ‘Cocktail Party’ is broadly ified as a comedy. Still, however, the play is based partly on the Greek tragedy...
"The Cocktail Party" T.S. Eliot
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...Alcestis," by Euripedes, which has been labelled as a "problem play" because of the difficulty of its classification. In some sense then, one can indicate that "The Cocktail Party" is also a problem play. While in many regards, problem and comedy have similar connotations, it’s clear there are elements that differentiate these two approaches to drama and literature. In defining comedy Aristotle distinguished, “between tragedy and comedy essentially on the basis of the fact that the former represents "noble" or "morally good" agents, while the latter... The Cocktail Party T.S. Eliot’s play the ‘Cocktail Party’ is broadly ified as a comedy. Still, however, the play is based partly on the Greek tragedy...
Euripides: A Greek Playwrite
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...Alcestis, “You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you" is emblematic of his work. It is hard to know much of the personal lives of men who lived so many years ago. So many details about Euripides' life is lost in the fog of history, and so it is hard to know how much personal experiences influenced the way that he wrote or his perspective on the world. We know, however, that Euripides, had a difficult... ? Euripides: A Greek Playwright The Ancient Greeks were very advanced for their time. In some senses they were pioneers who carved out the frontier of human experience. They are some of the first recorded people who used plot, character, and rhetoric to communicate a fictional story to...
Misgynism or Photo-Feminism?
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...Alcestis, Medea, and Hippolytus, who talks about the ill-treatment... ?Running head: MISOGYNISM OR PROTO-FEMINISM Misogynism or Proto-Feminism: Euripides, Medea, and Hippolytus MISOGYNISM OR PROTO-FEMINISM? 2 Misogynism or Proto-Feminism: Euripides, Medea, and Hippolytus Misogynist or Proto-feminist? There are several attempts to find genuine feminist voices or at least voices that exhibit sympathy to the plight of women, amid the predominantly negative portrayal of women in ancient Greek literature. Although Euripides is called “misogynist” by his contemporaries, recent studies qualified him as a champion of women’s equality (Rabinowitz, 1993, p.90-1). Certainly, the author of The Trojan Women,...
Angelica Kauffmann
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...Alcestis, a princess in Greek... Angelica Kauffmann I. Angelica Kauffmann’s Biography A. Her place of birth B. Her early artistic influences C. How she harnessed her talent II. Kauffman’s Rise to Fame A. Her artistic genre 1. neo-classicism B. Her famous patrons 1. the British Royal Family 2. prominent society figures C. Her famous works 1. portraits of influential persons 2. annual exhibits at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculptures III. Kauffman’s Legacy to Arts History A. History painting 1. her major contributions 2. literary works on her life Thesis Statement Neo-classical painter Angelica Kauffman had made a distinct mark in the male-dominated art movement prevalent during th...
Wallace Stevens biography
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...Alcestis Press; the Parts of a World (1942) and the Man with the Blue Guitar (1937) were printed by Knopf while the Notes toward a Supreme Fiction (1942) were printed by the Cummington Press (Wallace 19). Stevens showed his impression of creative thoughts in “The Idea of Order in Key West.” In this poem, he wrote about discovering a young girl singing along the ocean when they were strolling with his friend. He asserts that the girl had formed order out of chaos by creating a song from her interpretations of the swirling sea. Before gaining national recognition as a poet, Stevens enjoyed respect among his colleagues and friends. His life as a lawyer in a Company did not obstruct his... Wallace Stevens...
How an ideal life is to be led by men
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...Alcestis, the daughter of Pelias, who was willing to die to be able to gain entrance to the underworld to be with her lover (Plato 179c). Pausanias... Both Plato and Aristotle, two great ancient philosophers, presented different viewpoints on how an ideal life is to be led by men. In Plato's symposium, Plato implied different discourses on love, and how ultimately, this would enable men to arrive at the highest good. On the other hand, Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics outlined men aims at a certain good. Plato's symposium occurs at Agathon's party, attended by men of different interests. Here, thay decide to give praises to Eros, the God of love, as it has been proposed that there are praises and son...
Gendering the Mythic World - Greek myth
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...Alcestis. In this story, Moira were ready to save the life of dying Admetus, in case if someone else gives his own one instead. Love of Alkyds was so great that she sacrificed her life in order to save Admetus. Ancient mythology represents love as the motive power of the spiritual ascent, aesthetic delight and aspiration ideas of goodness and beauty. Greek poets describe it as the main joy of life. However, we can also notice... Professor Name Institution, course number Date Gendering the Mythic World – Greek Myth “From even before the beginning of the Greek civilization, which began around the year 1100 BC, story-telling was a tool of record-keeping. The Greeks b...
Explain the Greek concept of "eros" and the variations on the concept as introduced by the various speakers in Plato's "Symposiu
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...Alcestis and Achilles to denote the honorary nature of love that compelled a person to commit highly supreme deeds for the sake of love. “He chose to die for his lover Patroclus…the gods were highly delighted…and gave him special honor” (Lawall and Mack874). Thus, it can be stated that for Phaedrus love and honor were intertwined. Pausanias’s View of Eros/Love: Pausanias reinforces the stereotypical image of Eros in his speech by bringing the focus on Aphrodite, the love goddess, and explaining that sexual dimension is the main feature of erotic love... Exploring Eros through speeches in Plato’s Symposium Greek philosophers, theologians and critical thinkers perceived Eros/Loveas something beyond the...
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