Lysistrata The play Lysistrata was written by Aristophanes during the twelfth year of the Peloponnesian war. It was first performed in Athens, Greece in 411 B.C., with the typical male audience and all male actors. A great deal of thought went into this play that Aristophanes wrote, he shows the folly of war, chauvinism, and sex by making his audience look foolish though sexual humor and old comedy. Many things that are demonstrated by the play Lysistrata still occupy the American society today. In the play, the women take matters into their own hands by hosting a sex strike; they are determined to win the war by themselves.
Because of these pessimistic beliefs, people believed that there is no life after death and human beings were created to serve Gods. Greek In the Greek myths, everything rose from chaos. Love and desire played a crucial role in the whole mythology. Greek gods emphasize beauty, power, and desire. We can see that most of these Gods have had different sexual relations with different gods.
Although Helen was the most beautiful woman in the world, she was manipulated and deemed secondary to her male counterparts. Helen can be looked at as a woman who had no say so in how she wanted to run her life and was manipulated throughout the years. In the Iliad the Greek Goddess Aphrodite played the key role in controlling Helen. Helen was taken from her husband Meneleus and could not return. Aphrodite being the goddess of love was the one who took Helen from him, and forced her to stay with Paris of Troy, which sparked the Trojan War.
 The Greeks were ambivalent toward Ares: although he embodied the physical valor necessary for success in war, he was a dangerous force, "overwhelming, insatiable in battle, destructive, and man-slaughtering. " Fear (Phobos) and Terror (Deimos) were yoked to his battle chariot.  In the Iliad, his father Zeus tells him that he is the god most hateful to him.  An association with Ares endows places and objects with a savage, dangerous, or militarized quality.  His value as a war god is placed in doubt: during the Trojan War, Ares was on the losing side, while Athena, often depicted in Greek art as holding Nike (Victory) in her hand, favored the triumphant Greeks.
Throughout all ancient Greek literature, there is one theme that consistently arises. This is the theme of women. In ancient Greek literature, women and depicted as cunning deceitful people and this implication is supported by characters such as Clytemnestra, who embodies all that is fraudulent and deceptive in the world. She loses our faith in women because of her ruthlessness in killing her husband Agamemnon and she is clearly feared by those under her. One example of this is the watchman whom she has posted on top of a building to look for the beacon signal.
When you think about it, in both situations we went right into war, both Spartans and the U.S. gathered an army and rebelled. This movie shows that history could repeat itself, that right now we are in the process of repeating history. We are repeating the history of the Spartans. As you know we are much like the Spartans, at the same time the Persians are much like the Arabians. The Persians worship their god, and their leader the most, and so does the Arabians.
He then leads up to his main objection of this definition by means of stating that even though men and gods love that which they think is noble and good, and hate that which is opposite to those things, not everyone thinks this way about all things (Plato, 7). This being in the nature of things that are considered to be good by a group of people, can be hated by others, and this would also apply to the gods, for not everyone thinks the same. Socrates then uses a good example concerning the gods to better prove his reasons. He states that even though Euthyphro's decision to proceed against his own father may seem agreeable to Zeus, but not to Cronos or Uranus, and that there may be other gods who have these differences of opinions (7). Concerning
Trojan War 15.1.13 The Trojan War all started by when Peleus and Thetis had not invited Eris, the goddess of discord, to their marriage. This made Eris really angry and so she stormed into the wedding banquet and threw a golden apple onto the table. Eris said that whoever was the fairest would get this wonderful golden apple. Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite all reached for the apple, and couldn’t decide t who should have it so Zeus said that Paris, prince of Troy and apparently most handsome man alive, would act as the judge. Hera promised Paris power, Athena promised him wealth, and Aphrodite promised the most beautiful woman in the world.
The Odyssey has made clear that the Greek gods have majority of power in the decisions that affect the lifestyles of the people. What is considered right and wrong that make up today’s moral framework would have little effect on the gods’ decision in The Odyssey. The Greek gods are known to lash out with what they feel is ‘just’ behavior on a rampaging impulse of current emotion. Because justice is demonstrated as the whim of the Greek gods, it is clear that justice does rule over the human society in The Odyssey. The gods in The Odyssey, though they are Greek gods, lash out with anger and make irrational decisions, their actions have life-threatening effects on civilizations.
As one of the few gods to be married of the Greek Pantheon she is frequently unfaithful to her husband. Hephaestus is one of the most even-tempered and humorless of the Hellenic Deities. Of her many lovers Aphrodite preferred Ares, the volatile god of war as she was attracted to his violent nature according to the narrative embedded in the Odyssey. She is one of a few characters who played a major part in the original cause of the Trojan War itself: not only did she offer Helen of Troy to Paris, but the abduction was accomplished when Paris, seeing Helen for the first time, was inflamed with desire to have her—which is Aphrodite's realm. In the novel The Golden Ass, Lucius Apuleius written in the second century A.D , Aphrodite poses as a secondary character in the Tale of Eros and Psyche.