Subject Search for: Literature / Ancient Literature
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1.4318 Oedipus the King.
Oedipus the King is a tragedy that focuses on the life and downfall of the unfortunate King Oedipus, who was condemned by the oracle at an early age to murder his father and marry his mother. This paper, analyzes, and pays special attention to the last line in the play, "Crave not mastery in all." And what this means in the context of the play and the ending of it all. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Filename: 4318 Oedipus the King.doc
2.19049 The Epic of Gilgamesh: Enkidu's Domestication.
This paper is written about the Epic of Gilgamesh. The thesis is that there are two meanings to the notion of Enkidu's domestication in Gilgamesh. The first meaning is straightforward of Enkidu's coming out of the wilderness, lured by Shamrat "the harlot" and The second has to do with what exactly it means for Enkidu to become civilized and the deeper question of primitiveness versus civilization, the natural state versus the self-aware one.
Bibliography: 1 source(s) listed
Filename: 19049 Epic Gilgamesh Enkidu.doc
3.15915 Four Military Tales.
This paper argues that the centrality of military stories in ancient literature -- including Homer, Gilgamesh and Genesis -- are ways for humans to explore their own mortality.
Bibliography: 2 source(s) listed
Filename: 15915 Gilgamesh Homer Bible.doc
4.15938 Historical Literature: A Collection of Essays on Ancient Themes and Epic Heroes.
This eight-page undergraduate research paper discusses thirty various topics common in ancient literature, drama, and religious texts, including the Epic of Gilgamesh from Sumer, the Old Testament Book of Genesis account of the Garden of Eden, the trials of Job, the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Iliad, the Odyssey, Antigone, and Lysistrata. The author analyzes the actions of epic heroes such as Odysseus, Achilles and Gilgamesh, examines the role that gender and gender stereotypes played in these various works, and compares and contrasts features of ancient Chinese philosophies such as Confucianism and Taoism.
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Filename: 15938 Historical Literature Essays.doc
This paper examines the life of Aristophanes, several of his plays ("Lysistrata," "The Birds," "The Frogs," "The Clouds"), his techniques, and his influence.
Bibliography: 5 source(s) listed
Filename: 15959 Aristophanes Greek Comedy.doc
6.16398 Study Questions
This paper answers a variety of questions regarding several important texts. The story of Joseph, as well as the story of Job, is discussed from the Old Testament. The Gods of Hesiod?s Theogony are compared and contrasted with the God of Genesis. As well as what this text tells us about Greek society during this era. And, Homer?s two great works The Iliad and The Odyssey are also investigated.
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Filename: 16398 Iliad Genesis Odyssey.doc
7.21294 On the Mysteries: A Rhetorical Analysis of Andocides
This seven-page postgraduate paper examines On the Mysteries, a speech presented at his trial for impiety by the ancient Greek orator Andocides. The author methodically analyzes the rhetorical elements in this passage, discusses the speaker?s use of diabolic, trickle, irony, rhetorical questions, mythological analogies, ethos, logos, and pathos, and explores how Andocides combined these elements of classical rhetoric to convince the jury to acquit him.