Her father prohibits her from having a love relationship with Hamlet. Eventually, she commits suicide. In Oedipus Tyrannus, the plight of women falls squarely on Jocasta, Oedipus’ wife. When her first husband dies, she has no free hand in choosing her next husband. Society determines that whoever kills the sphinx would be her husband.
Many a man before you, in his dreams, has shared his mother’s bed. Take such things for shadows, nothing at all— Live, Oedipus, as if there’s no tomorrow!” (Meyer 1128). This quote shows both the blindness of Oedipus and Jocasta. Jocasta only believes what she wants to believe. When the oracle said that her son would kill his father and sleep with his mother she quickly abandoned her son to avoid that horrible fate and thanked the oracle for that.
THE ODYSSEY Written by: Homer Translated by: Robert Fitzgerald Supervised by: Mrs. Amira Awaad Done by: Karim Ahmed Class: 9/C Summary of the Odyssey Part (1) Prologue * Muse, help me tell the story of the skillful wanderer who wanted to return home after the battle of Troy, the Trojan War. * He made many adventures during the bitter nights at sea. * He fought to save his life and his shipmates’ lives. * His companions killed and feasted the cattle of Helios. * They were destroyed and prevented to return home again.
Merrick Isley Isley 1 Ms. Fluegel World History November 18, 2010 The Greek Trireme The Greek Trireme was the most important naval invention of ancient Greek times. A trireme was a war vessel that originated around the 5th century B.C. Shipbuilding and oceangoing were very important aspects to ancient Greek life. Ships and the water they traveled provided the needed connections between Greek cultures. During its time, the trireme was the most valuable and technologically advanced ship in the ancient world.
This resulted in the founding of an Arcadian League under the leadership of the new found city of Megalopolis. Most important however was that Thebes refounded Messenia as an independent state in 369 after many years of helotage. Sparta sank to second-class among the Greek Poleis, and this allowed Thebes and Athens to pursue their rivalry in the vacuum created by the sudden disappearance of Sparta. After the battle they sent heralds to Athens proclaiming their victory over the Spartans, but Athenians were not satisfied with the turn of events. Now they had a new superpower a few miles from Athens.
At some stage, Socrates, the great philosopher of the ancient world, is born. The Golden Age in Athens, Greece begins and this will bring the great monuments, art, philosophy, architecture and literature in the ancient world. In this era the 60 ft. sculptor of Zeus, is build and becomes on e of the seven wonders if the ancient world. Jerusalem, does not want to stay behind and Nehemiah builds Jerusalem wall, in 445 BC. It is during this era that Malachi becomes a prophet and then the Jewish language, the Hebrew is being replaced by Aramaic in 390 BC.
Page 1 Pericles was one of the greatest Athenians during Classic Greece period between 495-429 BC. Born of an Alcmaenoid ( the noble Athenians) family, Pericles became an influential Athenian leader. Pericles had an amazing orator, leadership and strategos (army general) skills that helped him to strengthen the Athens which later transformed into an Athenian Empire. Following Cleisthenes' great modernization of Athens Pericles helped to establish a strong and powerful government by, uniting the hellenic states (small city-states around Aegean Sea) supporting a democratic government, improved the life of the Athenians, and excel in tactic and clever war strategies. Some historians such as Plutarch believed that Pericles was the one who initiated the Peloponnesian war that started in 431 BC.
The King has his daughters compete for their inheritance by judging which one of his daughters can prove to him how much they love him. Now the initial act of betrayal starts with King Lear turning his back on his daughter Cordelia for refusing to have to prove her affection for her father. He immediately disowns her drops his duty as a father. Despite what he did to her, she never stops loving him throughout the play. She is cast into exile while her sisters are appointed power over the land and they begin to rule.
Penelope Although in the Odyssey Odysseus is the brave, strong, heroic man that is known for his leadership and craftiness in the battle of Troy, It is his wife Penelope who is the unrecognized hero that gest no recognition. Odysseus who was a Greek hero who lead the Greeks to victory in the Trojan War with his cunning intelligence. He wandered the seas for many years while his loyal wife Penelope was the leader of his kingdom and raised their son Telemachus. Odysseus who is the King of Ithaca was known to be dead for his absence for over a decade, many suitor wanted to seek Penelope hand in marriage but her loyalty and commitment to her husband was too strong. When Telemachus Odysseus son was old enough he wondered about his father so he was sent out by his mother in search of his father, and in search he found out many stories of his father while Penelope looked over the kingdom waiting her husband return.
All through history, societies have made political, intellectual and cultural contributions. Two societies were Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece. Ancient Rome got most of their achievements from the ideas of the Greeks. Ancient Rome had many contributions. A political contribution from Ancient Rome is the Civil Service System by Caesar.