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    The Theater of Dionysus

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    The Theater of Dionysus The Theater of Dionysus was Europe ’s first theater‚ and stood immediately below the Parthenon in Athens‚ Greece. It was originally built in the late 5th century B.C. The theater was an outdoor auditorium in the shape of a great semicircle on the slope of the Acropolis‚ with rows of seats on which about eighteen thousand spectators could comfortably seat. The front rows consisted of marble chairs‚ and were the only seats in the theater that had a back support. The priests

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    Dionysus with Pan

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    The chosen art piece‚ from Roman origin‚ is titled “Dionysus” and portrayed Dionysus‚ the god of wine‚ with his follower Pan. This artwork is a great example of Greek art’s influence in Roman artwork. The main elements of Greek’s naturalistic art‚ specifically of High Classical period‚ are rendered beautifully in this piece combined with distinctive elements from verism‚ unique to Roman art. So‚ the idealism of Greek art and the individualism of Roman art come together to create an art piece that

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    Apollo and Dionysus

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    Apollo and Dionysus In Greek Mythology a rivalry always occurs between certain Gods and Goddesses. In the case of Apollo and Dionysus there is no exception. They are half brothers‚ both sons of Zues and they compete just as most brothers do. Though the two Greek Gods‚ Apollo and Dionysus‚ were actually very similar in some ways‚ they severely contrasted in others. Dionysus‚ son of Zues and Semele and Apollo‚ son of Zues and Leto‚ both were born under strange conditions. Dionysus was born from

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    Pentheus and Dionysus

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    Pentheus and Dionysus different? In what ways are they similar? Pentheous and Dionysus are first cousins who remain different because one is a god and the other mortal. Pentheous is the headstrong mortal king of Thebes who uses strength and power and acts as a moral opposite the Dionysus who otherwise uses his ability to offer pleasure to his loyal followers. Both figures are spiteful and believe in revenge as a means to punish those who choose not to follow. 2. Why does Pentheus see Dionysus as a

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    Within this paper I will be exploring the many diverse aspects of the cult of Dionysus in Ancient Greece‚ the significance they had throughout its time‚ and the relevance in our present-day. This discussion will be divided into three sections stated‚ in order‚ as; the origins of the cult‚ the practices that took place within the religion‚ and the parallels with Christianity today. The opening section will address how Dionysus‚ the great God of wine‚ came to be leading into when and where this cult is

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    denial   of   Dionysus’  divinity.  Yet‚  in  this  ancient  Greek  tragedy‚  Cadmus  himself  never  rejects  Dionysus  as  a   god.   In   fact‚   Cadmus   goes   out   to   worship   Dionysus   as   a   deity   by   dancing‚   despite   his   old   age.   So   why   is   Cadmus   punished   to   such   an   extreme   extent   by   Dionysus?   Even   though

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    century BCE and from authors: Aeschylus (seven)‚ Sophocles (seven)‚ Euripides (eighteen)‚ and Aristophanes (eleven) (Pearson pg.19). One of Euripides famous writings was a play called Bacchae. Bacchae is about Dionysus wanting to get revenge on his dead mother’s family‚ the family of Cadmus. Dionysus was born of Zeus and a mortal woman by the name of Semele. Zeus’s wife‚ Hera‚

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    DionysusDionysus’ is a beautiful sculpture of Dionysus‚ the Greek God of Wines and Fertility‚ and Pan‚ the God of the Wilderness. The sculpture originated from the Roman Empire around 50-150 A.D. Even though a Roman artist created the sculpture‚ it holds a significant influence of the Greek art technique. The Romans got most‚ if not all of their creative ideas for art from the cultures they defeated. This magnificent artwork incorporates the elements of the Greeks naturalistic style‚ along with

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    speech‚ page 193 to 196 Passage two: Dionysus and Pentheus’ exchange‚ 206 to 209 Passage three: Dionysus’ final speech‚ 241 to 242 Euripides’ The Bacchae explores the polarities of logic and impulse that are both inherent in human nature within a world fatally lacking in balance. In evoking the very extremes of both rigorous rationale and primal instinct‚ the folly of a linear worldview is tragically rendered. In the Chorus’ emphatic exaltation of Dionysus and utter devotion to Bacchic worship

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    Apollo and Dionysus: Gods of Art and Will In Nietzsche’s first book‚ The Birth of Tragedy‚ he introduces two principles with which he drives his discourse on the nature of art: the Apollonian dream‚ and the Dionysian intoxication. He states his purpose in writing the book‚ saying that “we will have achieved much for scientific study of aesthetics when we come‚ not merely to a logical understanding‚ but also to the certain and immediate apprehension of the fact that the further development of art

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    Triumph of Dionysus and the Seasons A sarcophagus is a container or coffin that is used to bury dead human bodies. The materials used in this sarcophagus are marble which is luxurious and most expensive material and follow by stone‚ lead and wood. In the front panel of the sarcophagus are the figures of the Greek god Dionysus. The scale of Dionysus is much more biggest when compare with the four seasons and the Bacchus or cultic objects which carved only with a smaller scale. Dionysus is the main

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    Imran Kanji Ms. Heenan ENG 2D1 25 September 2012 Dionysus Introduction Dionysus is an important figure of Greek mythology. He is the Olympian god of wine‚ vegetation‚ festivity and pleasure. He represents humanity’s longing for pleasure and desire to celebrate. Dionysus is also the god of hallucination‚ theatre‚ reincarnation and homosexuality. He is called: “the youthful‚ beautiful‚ but effeminate god of wine. He is also called both by Greeks and Romans Bacchus (Bakchos)‚ that is‚ the noisy or

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    Dionysus Dionysus was the God of wine‚ theatre‚ vegetation and ecstasy in Ancient Greek mythology‚ represented by a leopard‚ a drinking cup‚ a fruit vine‚ and a thyrsos. According to Ancient Greek scripts‚ he was worshipped by Mycenean Greeks from 1500-1100 BC. Where he came from is uncertain‚ but his clans took many different forms. In some‚ he arrives from the east as a foreigner‚ and in others he arrives from the south. He is known as “the god that comes” and his foreignness is essential

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    Dionysus & Pan

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    Late Classical Period (Dionysus and Pan) Based on the visual observations and analysis conducted on paper assignment one‚ I would classify the sculpture‚ Dionysus and Pan‚ under the Late Classical period. This sculpture depicts Dionysus‚ the god of the grape harvest‚ winemaking and wine‚ together with Pan‚ his follower. It is sculpted from the finest marble which was created in the Roman period A.D. 50-150. Artists from this period of time drew a lot of attention to the statues’ expression of emotion

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    Hymn To Dionysus

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    After re-reading the Homeric Hymn to Dionysus‚ in my opinion I believe there are more differences than there are similarities. The similarities that the Exekias Dionysus Cup picture has related to the book is: 1) There are vines growing on the ship and grape clusters‚ which are written in the book on lines thirty-eight and thirty-nine. 2) When Dionysus turns the pirates into dolphins‚ as seen on the cup‚ as well as written on line fifty-three. 3) Dionysus‚ who is on the boat in the book and the

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    Dionysus Duality

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    goddess of astuteness‚ enveloping tricky insight‚ she gets regard and a position of power both on and off Olympus paying little respect to her sexual orientation. This is correspondingly found in the character Dionysus‚ the child of the god Zeus and the mortal lady‚ Semele. While Dionysus is a male god‚ the mortal structure he takes is said to be to a great degree womanly in The Bacchae by Euripides. "Well! You are very good looking‚ stranger‚ for ladies’ taste—and that is the thing that conveys

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    creates the conflict. At the beginning of the play‚ Agave is introduced by Dionysus as the sister of Semele‚ Dionysus’ mother. …Because of my mother’s sisters‚ who should have been the last to even think of saying such a thing‚ started rumors: that Dionysus was not the son of Zeus‚ that Semele’s lover had been a

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    exploration of the complexities of the human psyche. Set in ancient Greek times‚ the playwright strips away the layers that humans often embellish themselves with‚ in order to examine the true nature of a human being. Through the personalities of Dionysus and Pentheus‚ in particular‚ Euripides asserts that human nature is complex‚ as it is comprised of two contradictory forces- rationality and irrationality. He acknowledges that while order and logic are crucial in a functioning society‚ they can

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    Dionysus Beliefs

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    Dionysus is a greek god of vine‚ grape harvest‚ wine‚ vegetation‚ fertility‚ ritual madness‚ pleasure‚ theater and religious ecstasy. In Roman mythology he is known as Bacchus. There are different stories about his birth‚ but in all of them‚ he is the »twice – born« or born by two mothers. His father is Zeus. In one of the stories‚ his mother is a mortal woman‚ Semele. When Hera‚ the wife of Zeus‚ found out‚ that Semele is pregnant with her husband‚ she was looking for the way to prevent the baby

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    Analysis of the Bacchae

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    acceptance‚ as it looks at the conflict between the man-king Pentheus and the man-god Dionysus. Dionysus indicates from the outset that he has ultimate control over Pentheus’ destiny‚ announcing his plan to “prove to (Pentheus) and every man in Thebes that I am god indeed.” Pentheus refuses to accept the power of Dionysus and his new religion‚ and is duly punished for it‚ falling victim to Dionysus’ plan. Dionysus makes clear the stupidity and futility of Pentheus’ plight as he says: “a man‚ a man

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