New Coasts and Poseidon’s Son by Homer explains how Odysseus tells the Phaeacians of his journey returning from the Trojan War. First, when Odysseus and his crewmen were on their way back from the war, Zeus sent them a storm that sent them to an island that was inhabited by the Lotus Eaters. The inhabitants of the island gave some of the intoxicating flowers to some of Odysseus’ crewmen which made them forget about any thoughts of returning home and made them only think about eating more flowers. Then Odysseus soon forced his crewmen to leave by tying them to their stations until they came back to their senses. Later, they sail to the land of the Kyklopes, one- eyed giants.
In the play Oedipus, King of Thebes, upon hearing that his city is being ravaged by fire and plague, sends his brother-in-law Creon to find a remedy from the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi. When Creon returns Oedipus begins investigating the death of his predecessor, Laius, and discovers through various means that he himself was the one who had unknowingly killed Laius and then married his own mother, Jocasta. Jocasta commits suicide; Oedipus blinds himself, leaves his
The festival was unique because the day of the dead fell on the 9th month of the Aztec calendar, around the beginning of August. It was celebrated for a whole month. The festivities they performed were dedicated to the god , “Lady Of The Dead”. My Opinion on this holiday: I believe this holiday is wrong by what they’re doing. For Example I honestly don’t think you should worship dead people.
Berlioz Essay, Research Paper Hector Berlioz wrote the Symphonie fantastique at the age of 27. He based the program on his own impassioned life and transferred his memoirs into his best- known program symphony. The story is about a love sick, depressed young artist, while in his despair poisons himself with opium. His beloved is represented throughout the symphony by the symbolic idee fixe. There are five movements throughout symphony.
The book of Deuteronomy contains all but one of the following: a. curses and blessings b. Moses' farewell address c. the story of the tower of Babel d. the account of Moses' death and burial 9. Abraham and David were both closely associated with: a. Nineveh b. Hebron c. Jericho d. Peniel 10. Moses' call to lead his people out of Egypt came while he was: a. on a trip for the Pharoah b. in Egypt c. keeping the flock for a Midianite priest d. working in the forest 11. Jethro: a. counseled Moses to appoint able men to help him decide legal cases b. brought unacceptable sacrifices to the LORD c. complained because he had no meat in the wilderness d. led a revolt against Moses in the wilderness 12. When
It shows the Spartans as chariot warriors, and infantry who fought for glory. Later the army was issued with aspis shields which made their new phalanx formation possible. In 550BC the entire state dedicated itself to aiding the Spartan warriors, and using helots to farm the land owned by spartiates, and perioeci as sailors, tradesmen and light infantry. By the end of the Corinthian War, however, the city of Thebes revolted and in a short campaign led by Epiminondas won the Theban War, extended Sparta to the assembly of Thebes. When the Theban-Athenian alliance was defeated by Macedon at the Battle of Chaeronea, Sparta was taken over.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins An allusion is a reference, bored and indirect to a person, place, thin or idea of historical or political significance. The Hunger Games contain many examples of allusion. Example 1: •The 12 districts on Panem must each send one male and one female tribute to the capital every year to die in a battle to the death, a tradition started after a failed civil war. This is an allusion to the story of Theseus and the Minotaur in which Athenians sacrificed seven ale and seven female youths to the Minotaur on Crete after being federated in war. Theseus volunteered to be a “tribute” as did Katniss in the barbaric practice.
He proposes they repel the numerically superior Persians by using the terrain of Thermopylae (the Hot Gates) and funnel the Persians into a narrow pass between the rocks and the sea. The Ephors consult the Oracle, who decrees that Sparta must not go to war during their religious festival Carnea. As Leonidas departs, two agents of Xerxes appear—one of them, Theron, is a Spartan—who bribe the Ephors with concubines and money. Leonidas follows his plan anyway, setting out with only 300
No fort will keep it out, no ships outrun it” (Sophocles). The idea of fate is first brought to the light when Oedipus sends Creon to the temple of Apollo to find out the fate of Thebes and how he can rid his land of the horrible plague his people are suffering from (Sophocles, lines 70 - 74). Oedipus says, "I sent Meoeceus son of Creon, brother of my wife, to Pythian halls
When Saint Nicholas visited the area to care for the hungry he not only saw through the butcher’s horrific crime but he also resurrected the three boys from the barrel by his prayers. There is also another story that after his death the townspeople of Myra were celebrating him on the eve of his feast day when pirates came and stole treasure and one little boy named Basilios. Basilios became the rulers cupbearer and for the next year when waited on the king, bringing his wine in a beautiful golden cup. As the next Saint Nicholas’ feast day came closer Basilios’ mother would not join in on the festivities because it was the day her son was taken. However she was persuaded to have a simple observance at home with prayers for Basilios’ safekeeping.