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Dionysus

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

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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Dionysus and Pan

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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The Theater of Dionysus

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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The Reasons Dionysus Punishes Cadmus

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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Analysis of Sarcophagus with the Triumph of Dionysus and Four Seasons

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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madness

Maddness and sanity are seen to be universally known opposites. They are as different as two things can get. They are generally seen to be balancing forces such as light vs. Dark, yin vs. Yang, and so on. In the Baccae, Pentheus represents sanity, while Dionysus represents maddness. However, Euriprides portrays the struggle between maddness and sanity as one sided, rather than an even battle. Through out The Baccae, Euriprides hints at maddness being the ultimately dominant force in the battle between the...

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The Bacchae + the human psyche

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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Greek Theater

and fertility, Dionysus. The cult held religious celebrations which included large consumptions of alcohol, animal sacrifices, and sometimes massive orgies. Theater was thought as a ritual to release powerful emotions and create pure ecstasy. The cult spread south into Greece and by 500 BC annual festivals in honor of Dionysus were held every spring. A main part of Dionysus' rites was the dithyramb. It means a "choric hymn" and it was completely religious describing Dionysus' adventures. The...

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Black-Figure Amphora

with the amount of oxygen allowed I during the firing processes which allowed some parts of the clay to stay orange and for others to turn black. The scene depicted on the amphora is the procession of Dionysus. Dionysus is the Greek god who is the god of wine and wine making. On one side Dionysus is holding grapevine branches and his Kantharos which is a container shaped like a bowl that is filled with a never ending supply of his wine. He is standing between two other satyrs while being followed...

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