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  • Athena - 769 Words
    In Greek religion and mythology, Athena also referred to as Pallas Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. The story of her birth comes in several versions. In the one most commonly cited, Zeus lay with Metis, the goddess of crafty thought and wisdom, but he immediately feared the consequences. It had been prophesied that Metis would bear children more powerful than the...
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  • Athena - 802 Words
    Although Athena appears before Zeus at Knossos —in Linear B, as a-ta-na po-ti-ni-ja, "Mistress Athena"[16]—in the Classical Olympian pantheon, Athena was remade as the favorite daughter of Zeus, born fully armed from his forehead.[17] The story of her birth comes in several versions. In the one most commonly cited, Zeus lay with Metis, the goddess of crafty thought and wisdom, but he immediately feared the consequences. It had been prophesied that Metis would bear children more powerful than the...
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  • Athena - 789 Words
    Athena Athena, a Greek goddess of war, wisdom and arts & crafts, was the daughter of Zeus and Metis. Zeus heard a prophecy that the child Metis bore after she gave birth to Athena would become the lord of heaven, so, to prevent this from happening, he swallowed Metis while she was still pregnant with Athena. When the time came for Athena to be born, the smith god, Hephaistos, opened Zeus' head with an axe, and Athena stepped out, in full armor. The birth of Athena was a favorite topic of...
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  • Athena - 684 Words
    Athena was one of the most powerful of the goddesses. She was called the daughter of Zeus; but the Greeks believed that she had sprung full grown from his head, wearing her helmet and armor. She was more warlike than the other goddesses, and was almost always successful in her battles. Athena was the goddess of wisdom and learning. The owl was her favorite bird, because of its wise and solemn look, and it is often represented with Athena in the images which the Greeks made of her. While Artemis...
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  • Athena - 268 Words
    Arianna Mrs. Sani English 1 23 September 2013 Athena: Goddess of Wisdom In Greek mythology, there are many deites. The Greeks had a God or Goddess for nearly everything. They needed a way to explain the existence of animals, humans, or natural phenomena. Athena was the Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom; her roman counterpart is Minerva. Athena was one of the most powerful of the goddesses. She was called the daughter of Zeus; but the Greeks believed that she had sprung full grown from...
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  • Athena and Telemachus - 379 Words
    Chayenne Georges Prof Jette Eng-111 3/10/13 Athena and Telemachus Athena, the Grey eyed goddess, is one of those women in The Odyssey whose role is so important. She is the goddess of wisdom, who helps Telemachus on a journey to bring his father back home. Athena goes to Odysseus son to put courage in him. She doesn’t show her true self to humans; instead Athena disguises herself on three different occasions. She appeared as Odysseus friend Mentes, when she approached Telemachus....
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  • Medusa: Athena - 455 Words
    Bad hair days happen to everyone they even happened in accicent greece. Anyone would consider their hair being turned into snakes a very bad hair day, but that's exactly what happened to Medusa. Everyone who knows anything about Greek Mythology knows who she is. She turened people to stone if they looked at her and was killed by Perseus with the help Athena then placed her head onto a sheild. But, how did Medusa become the lady with snake hair that you can not look at? She was not born this way...
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  • The Justice of Athena - 1834 Words
    Victor Salvado English R1A: Performing Revenge The Justice of Athena In the Greek trilogy of revenge The Oresteia, Aeschylus actively utilizes literary symbols to suggest significant parallels between the representative system of justice reflected in the play and the prevalent democratic attitudes of 5th century Greek society. The goddess Athena is instrumental in drawing these parallels, as it is she who establishes the unbiased court system in which Orestes is tried. However,...
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  • The Role of Athena - 984 Words
    Behind Every Good Man, There is a Good Women In recent decades the role of women in society has seen tremendous improvement. Male dominance dates back thousands of years, and has been that way until recently. Women have always been given inferior roles at home, at work, and in the community, but when Homer wrote “The Odyssey” over 3,000 years ago the role of women played a significant role in Odysseus’s journey back to Ithaca. In particular, the role of Athena is arguably the most important...
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  • Rip Athena - 323 Words
    The Tennessean David Mikhael Mr. Snow Imaginative Writing May 22, 2013 R.I.P. Athena Today, we morn the tragic loss of a great god. On May 22, 2013, the great god Athena was found dead on mount Olympus. She will be remembered forever as the goddess of wisdom and military victory. She was also the guardian and patron of Athens, Greece. She helped build Athens into an economic power...
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  • Goddess Athena - 263 Words
    Athena was the goddess of wisdom and war. She invented math. Her responsibilities were giving wisdom, inspiring, inventions, and protecting Athens. She could change herself into other forms and shapes. Her weapons were a lance, shield, and a fringed cloak. Athena lived on Mount Olympus. Her parents were Zeus and Metis. Metis was a Titaness. Her birth was more than unusual. Metis was to bring forth the new goddess, Athena. Zeus decided to put her into his own belly, as Gaia and Uranus...
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  • Odysseus and Athena - 330 Words
    2) Odysseus and Athena. Compare their relationship with that of Job and God from the Hebrew Bible. What does this suggest about the religious attitudes of the Hebrews and the Greeks. Odysseus and Athena’s relationship can be very closely compared to that of Job and God due to the harmonious nature of their coexistence. In the Odyssey, Athena acts as a sort of protector for Odysseus. “I that am always with you in times of trial, a shield to you in battle…” (pg 368, ln356) She is constantly...
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  • The Cunning Athena - 1876 Words
    Maggie McGowan Mrs. Hunnicutt Block IV 11 December 2012 The Cunning Athena The myth of Pallas Athena inspired many artists to create marvelous pieces of art. Athena’s myth is about how you can’t run away from your problems and not to be so self-centered. For when Zeus swallowed Metis, his intension was to not have his two children born to him because they were going to defeat him. Zeus didn’t know that one way or another; Athena was going to be born. This myth inspired Jacopo Tintoretto...
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  • portrayal of athena in the odyssey - 289 Words
    Women in the odyssey are portrayed in different ways, depending on whether they are mortal or divine, although there are many similarities. Major goddesses such as Athena are portrayed as being a watchful protector, whereas lesser divine women like Calypso and Circe are seen as being more seductive. Mortal women like Penelope are portrayed as being loyal. Homer portrays Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, as being a very powerful yet caring woman; a guardian angel of sorts. She convinced...
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  • Greek Myth of Athena - 378 Words
    In a small town in Northern Greece, there once lived a beautiful girl with the name Arachne. Arachne was known for being a very skillful weaver and spinner. However, Arachne was a very vain girl and couldn’t stop boasting about her talent. She claimed that she had learned the skills all by herself and that there was no one else in the world who could weave as well as she could. She even felt that she could compete against Athena, the goddess of skill, and win with ease. When Athena heard...
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  • Athena Research Paper 1
    ATHENA RESEARCH PAPER Athena is the goddess of wisdom and warfare. She is the favorite daughter of Zeus. There are many different versions of how Athena came to be. The most accepted version is that Athena was born a child of Zeus by his first wife, Metis, a goddess of wisdom. Zeus feared that Metis might bear him a son who was mightier than himself, so he swallowed her. According to some stories, Zeus had every right to fear this because Mother Earth had prophesied that Metis' first...
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  • Story of Medusa and Athena - 954 Words
    Story of Medusa and Athena A long time ago, Once upon a time there was this beautiful Professor by the name of Harris. Harris stayed in the country by the name of Greece in the city of Athens. Professor Harris was considered the most lovely looking girl within a city full of pretty looking girls. Harris was exceedingly proud of her beauty, unfortunately and rarely talk or thought about anything else. Every day she would brag about how beautiful she is and how pretty she looks. Day after day...
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  • Athena, Greek Goddess - 1109 Words
    The birth of the Greek goddess Athena was more than unusual, it was truly amazing! It was the headache to end all headaches! Zeus, the mighty king of the Olympian deities, regretted having swallowed his first wife, Metis. When Zeus had learned that she was pregnant, he feared that she was carrying the son that had been prophesied to supplant him on the throne. Though swallowing Metis had seemed a good idea at the time, it was now causing him great suffering which eventually proved to be...
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  • Athena: One of the Greatest Goddesses
    One of the greatest goddesses who lived atop mount Olympus was the goddess Athena. Athena was known as being the goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, and industry, Furthermore; she aided many desperate warriors on their journeys, and for this she is considered very just. With all of her contributions to the race of man such as the olive, the ability to tame the horse, and her creation of the potters wheel, she was greatly admired by humans. Athena was a very thoughtful and intelligent goddess, very...
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  • Athena: Greek Mythology - 481 Words
    Athena Athena is the goddess of wisdom and war, patriotism and good citizenship. She is the protector of Athens, as she is the patron deity of the city. There are two sides of her character: she could be mighty and terrible, or gentle and pure. Her Roman name is Minerva, and the Romans rank her third among their gods, under Jupiter (Zeus) and Juno (Hera). Athena was the favorite daughter of Zeus, and her share of wisdom was given to her by him. She has been called the "mind of god." As the...
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  • The Greek Goddess Athena - 652 Words
    The Greek goddess Athena Angelina Shaw Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom, skills, and warfare. Her roman name is Minerva. I chose Athena as my subject because she was a goddess who was strong, intelligent, and likes to help people. It was said that Athena did not have a mother, and that she was born from the head of her father Zeus. But there are other stories saying that Athena did in fact have a mother, but that Zeus was afraid if she had their child he would lose all his power. Zeus...
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  • Greek Goddess Athena - 471 Words
    Many Greek gods and goddesses make up the stories we know about the most famous constellations of stars we look at every night. One of which is the goddess Athena. While not a constellation herself, she?s a key character in many of the stories. Athena was the goddess of crafts, war, and wisdom. She is very unique in lots of ways, some of which are her many names, how she came about, and her very own city. It was said that she was to carry out deeds that Zeus could not do but would want to do....
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  • Greek Mythology and Athena - 1184 Words
     Angela Davis 7/27/2014 Humanities Paper #2 Athena On the top of Mt. Olympus lived one of the greatest goddesses, Athena. Athena was known as a goddess of war, wisdom and arts. She is portrayed as strong, fair and merciful. She helped many warriors on their journeys. She was greatly admired by humans for her contributions to man. Athena was also very intelligent and thoughtful; she rarely lost her temper and pushed for a solution that was beneficial. As you read on you will find that...
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  • Greek Goddess Athena - 444 Words
    Greek Goddess Athena The Greek virgin goddess Athena, later called Minerva by the Romans, was the goddess of wisdom, war, strategy, crafts, and cities. Athena was an important member of the Olympic Pantheon. She was born fully armed from the forehead of Zeus, the chief god. Athena was Zeus's favorite child. He entrusted her with the Aegis, his breastplate, and with his thunderbolt. Athena's role as a goddess varied. She was a major warrior and took on many fierce battles. She was noted for her...
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  • Temple of Athena “Paestum” (analysis)
    Temple of Athena “Paestum” (analysis) Within the ancient Greek city of Paestum is the Temple of Athena. Built around 500 BCE, a half a century before the Temple of Poseidon and a half a century after the Basilica. The temple rests of the highest point of Paestum as do most temples of Athena do. ! ! Up until now in history buildings have either been doric or Ionic, but the Temple of Athena combines the two. The temple is peripteral, hexastyle with thirteen columns on the side,...
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  • Athena vs. Poseidon - 1618 Words
    Athens, one of the chief city-states of all of ancient Greece, was a city greatly desired by two powerful deities: Athena and Poseidon. The myth that shows how this dispute was settled is depicted in many ways. This story can vary depending on which depiction is being observed. There are slight discrepancies between the Greek version of this myth, the Roman version, and the sculpture shown on the Parthenon in Athens. With close scrutiny of this myth, it is clear that culture, time period,...
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  • Athena in the Odyssey vs. Virgil in the Inferno
    Athena in the Odyssey VS. Virgil in the Inferno Two of the greatest works ever written, The Odyssey by Homer and The Inferno by Dante, are detailed, multi-sectioned poems about the journey’s of two men. In each story, the main character is given some sort of guidance by another character in order to aid them in their travels. In The Odyssey, Athena is portrayed as the protector to Odysseus on his journey back home from the Trojan War to his family in Ithaca. In The Inferno, Virgil is...
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  • Visual Analysis Assignment Hope Athena
    Visual Analysis Assignment: The Hope Athena For my visual analysis assignment I chose to go visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It has been an extremely long time since I last visited a museum. I took my twelve year old son with me to explore what the museum had to offer. We found the art to be very interesting, educational and unique. There were so many beautiful pieces throughout the museum that it was difficult trying to decide which one I wanted to base my visual analysis on....
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  • Severan Copy of Athena Parthenos and 13th Century Virgin and
    Comparison of Severan copy of Athena Parthenos and 13th century Virgin and Mary The Severan copy of Athena Parthenos and an early 13th century Virgin child are two pieces at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that compare and contrast in several ways. Their historical importance as symbols, their sculptural mediums, styles and dimensions, and their functions make them historically relevant. The Reduced Replica of Athena Parthenos - at the MFA in Boston is a marble...
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  • Athena: A Positive Role Model for Women Today.
    Athena: A Positive Role Model for Women Today As a man, it is nearly impossible for me to truly know what a woman would desire in a positive role model. Being a man in a "mans' world" I can only see and try to understand the struggles that many woman go through today. To me an ideal role model for modern women would be, someone who can overcome the obstacles of a patriarchal society while not compromising their personal ethics and morals. Role models need to have both strength and sensitivity...
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  • Greek Women - 2425 Words
    Dana Jagarnauth HUM 2220 Dec. 13,2012 Roles of women in Greece and America We Americans view our modern culture very differently than the way we view ancient times in Greece. The roles of women in American society are seen as independent, intellectual and religious. In Greece women were dependent on men, had very little influence in power and were also very religious. Women from Greece had emotional power over men in...
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  • Parthenon Reaction Paper - 522 Words
    Parthenon Reaction Paper #3 The Greatness of the Greeks During the movie that we watched in class, I learned many things that I previously never knew and though were possible during the Greek classical age. The Parthenon was greater than just an amazing piece of architecture. The Greeks dedicated this monument to their Greek goddess Athena. I was surprised to learn while watching the video that they did not have plans to go off of but yet made the structure of the Parthenon so complex that...
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  • Odyssey and Dantes Inferno - 905 Words
    Odyssey means trouble: giving and receiving in kind, while inferno is symbolic for hell. This paper reviews the two poems, written centuries apart. The odyssey and inferno are about the journey of two men. In the two poems, the main character is given guidance by another character aiding them in their travel. Athena is the protector of Odysseus on his journey back from the Trojan War to his family in Ithaca. Dante on the other hand was led by vigil through hell in order to save his soul. In...
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  • Art History Nike of Samothrace
    "Nike of Samothrace" was sculpted in second century AD during the hellenistic culture. This 8ft high sculpture was found on an island called Samothrace, north of the Aegean, and though beautifully carved, the artist is not known. It was discovered at a sanctuary in a harbor that faced the predominate wind. It was as if the wind was blowing directly on the sculpture itself. The Nike was made to act like a figure head on the prow of a ship, and though it never really was on a ship, it was the bow...
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  • Similarities and differences between Odysseus and Theseus, Jason, Hercules, and Perseus.
    In The Odyssey, the act of heroism and storytelling plays a significant role in portraying the story of Odysseus. According to the standards of the Greek society, The Odyssey depicts a different aspect of a hero in which an older, more established man already starts off as a hero, but must regain his dignity after falling into a crevice of turbulent times . When pieced together, each aspect that is told becomes part of a whole however, each with a different unique function within the epic to...
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  • name-giving of athens - 449 Words
    The name-giving of Athens It is well-known that Athens was the most powerful and glorious town of ancient Greece. Its residents managed to develop a wonderful civilization that is admired till today. It is also known that the city got its name from Athena, the goddess of wisdom and courage. But how did Athens have its name? Here is a charming little story about the origin of the city's name. The dispute of the gods Cecrops, a strange creature, half-man half-snake, was the founder of a city...
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  • Parthenon - 1250 Words
    Athena by Jason Stowe Period 2 The god to be the topic of discussion in this report is Athena. Athena was an important member of the Olympic pantheon. She was born fully armed from the forehead of Zeus, the chief god. Athena was Zeus's favorite child. He entrusted her with the Aegis, his breastplate, and with his thunderbolt. Athena's role as a goddess varied. She was a major warrior and most images depict her dressed in armor and holding a spear. In Homer's Iliad, she is described as a...
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  • The gorgons head - 461 Words
    The Gorgon's head C. Rivera This is the best known object in the Roman Baths collection and has fascinated scholars and the public since its discovery during the digging of foundations for the Grand Pump Room in 1790. A missing block was found during excavations beneath the Pump Room in 1982. As a work of art the quality of workmanship is exceptional for Roman Britain and it is now generally recognised that it is probably the work of sculptors from Gaul (now modern France) in the...
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  • In Ther Shadow of His Father
    In the shadow of his father When reflecting upon Telemachus standing up to the suitors and slowly taking back what rightfully belonged to his family, you see him mature with confidence and courage like his father. He is able to boss around his mother with such confidence it reminds her of her great husband Odysseus. Also with Athena’s help Telemachus is able to achieve what everyone thought was impossible for a young man like him. Her wise influence helps him figure out his role at the palace....
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  • Heeeey - 662 Words
    Explore the ways the characters are developed in ‘Medusa’, ‘The River God’, ‘The Ruined Maid’ and ’The Clown Punk’. The Ruined Maid The Ruined Maid was written in 1866 and published in 1902. It similarly revealed the injustices of Victorian morality and women’s insecure social position. By playing on the word ‘ruined’, Hardy questions which woman’s reality is the harsher and suggests the irony of class distinctions and moral rectitude. Stanza 1 The speaker of the first three lines is an...
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  • Greek Mythology and Medusa - 2718 Words
    Medusa Medusa, the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto is a famous gorgon in Greek Mythology. Medusa, who represented female wisdom, was the eldest of two other Gorgon sisters, Stheino, who represented strength, and the last sister, Euryale as universality. Medusa was the mortal one of the sisters. She was known originally for being a beautiful young maiden, her loveliest feature being her long gorgeous hair. She was a virgin, and she was raped by Poseidon, Lord of the Sea, while she had been...
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  • How gods intervene in mortals' lives, and how fate and free will are not mutually exclusive and they both go on throughout "The Odyssey".
    Throughout history fate vs. free will has been debated over and over. Do we really have control over our lives, or are there higher beings controlling our lives? When we look at Greek Mythology we often run into the gods of that era. Sometimes they are merely backdrops to the human element of the story, but in The Odyssey, the gods play a prominent if not vital role to the central themes of the story. We must ask ourselves if Odysseus was ruled by his own whims or if he was ruled by fate, this...
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  • Medusa - 949 Words
    Medusa the snake haired girl. Once upon a time, a long time ago there lived a beautiful girl named Medusa. Medusa lived in the city of Athens in a country named Greece. Although there were many pretty girls in the city, Medusa was considered the most beautiful one. Unfortunately, Medusa was very proud of her beauty. Each day she boasted of how pretty she was and each day her boasts became more outrageous. Medusa bragged and boasted to everyone that her skin was more beautiful than fresh...
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  • The Golden Age of Athens - 299 Words
    AJ Sedillo Period 7 The Golden Age of Athens The Golden Age of Athens was from 479 BC to 431 BC, during this time there were many aspects that helped Athens become a strong and notable society. A few being achievements in philosophy, democracy and their dedication to their religion. Pericles, a wise and able statesman who led Athens during much of its golden age, had three goals for Athens; to strengthen Athenian democracy, to hold and strengthen the empire and to glorify Athens. To...
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  • The Greek Myth of Arachne - 287 Words
    REFLECTION (Arachne) All of us are created with a special purpose in this world. We are not created just to increase the population, but we are created to know our special purpose and to help make this world a better place. All of us are gifted with different latent skills, it’s just up to us on how we are going to develop these skills and make use of it for our own good and for the good of others as well. In the story Arachne she was also gifted with a certain skill. That is her...
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  • Lysistrata Essay - 591 Words
    Lysistrata essay The book takes place in Athens (Greece) during the Peloponnesian Wars between Athens and Sparta. All of the scenes take place on the Acropolis and shrine on a rough hill 500 feet above sea level–accessible through a marble gateway (the Propylaea). The acropolis had a gigantic ivory-and-gold statue of the. Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war and the patron goddess of Athens, was honored in the temple as Athena Parthenos. The characters come from various parts of Greece such...
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  • The Golden Ratio in Zeus - 690 Words
    PHEIDIAS (fl. c. 490-430 BC), Athenian sculptor, the artistic director of the construction of the Parthenon, who created its most important religious images and supervised and probably designed its overall sculptural decoration. It is said of Phidias that he alone had seen the exact image of the gods and that he revealed it to man. He established forever general conceptions of Zeus and Athena. Little is known about Phidias' life. When Pericles rose to power in 449, he initiated a great...
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  • odyseey - 984 Words
    To what extent was the Great Panathenaia a social and political event as well as a religious festival? The Great Panathenaia was a festival that happened every four years. The festival was in honour of Athena and it lasted 8 days. The Great Panathenaia was a social and political as well as a religious festival. The Great Panathenaia was mainly a religious festival as the whole point of it was to honour the goddess Athena who was the patron goddess of Athens. The reason for holding the...
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  • Diomedes Analysis - 820 Words
    DIOMEDES CHARACTER ANALYSIS From the very start of the Iliad, there is a leadership crisis among the Greeks. Who is really filling the role of leadership in the greek army? A leader is more than just a position of authority. A true leader is a hero among his men, a living example and paradigm of virtue. Throughout The Iliad it is Diomedes who consistently fills this role. By his prowess in combat, his fidelity to the the cause, and his piety to the gods, he shows that he is a...
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  • Three Goddess - 643 Words
    Antonio Rocha Mrs. Mendoza AP Art History 13 October 2010 Three Goddesses During High Classical period, Greece in particular Athens experienced many new creations such as, scultuptures, buildings, paintings and many other art forms but the most magnificent of all these art works was the Parthenon. This great structure housed many, many beautiful art works but the one with the most beautifulness and gracefulness of all was the three goddesses that were on the east pediment of the Parthenon....
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  • Temple of Aphaia - 326 Words
    Ancient Greece & Rome before 300 102654333742500The Temple of Aphaia The architecture above is The Temple of Aphaia located in northeast Aegina, Greece and has been estimated to be built in 480 BC. It is argued that the temple is the jewel in the crown of Aegina Island. The temple was designed in the typical Greek style, a column structure with several pediments. Referring to this temple specifically, the pediments make it stand out. Each pediment has an intricate sculpture engraved in...
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  • Heroics of the Odysseus - 1126 Words
    Ignorant Heroics If one were to walk methodically through an art gallery viewing the lovely artworks of the past you'd have to really stop and notice those of the Renaissance. These statues usually period pieces from Italian or French masters such as Donatello or Praxiteles were always sculpting realistic visions of the Gods such as Hermes. In a more popular example even modern man was made too look grand yet...
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  • Effect of French Revolution in Asia
    Athena’s Importance in the Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece Kalinka Caldas Premawardhana Prof. Nada Jecmenica English 111 August 09, 2010 There are many aspects of classical Greek life. Two of the most important are art and religion. How are art and religion related in classical Greek life? To answer this question I will focus on the mythology of Athena, the goddess most important to the ancient Greeks. I will also focus on the inspiration that she gave to artists through...
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  • The Odyssey - 1147 Words
    Rasie Turner Ms. Neff English 1030 22 September 2010 The Odyssey Greek gods and goddesses are very important in the Greek culture. There are a few Greek gods and goddesses that play very important roles in The Odyssey. They are Athena, Zeus, Poseidon, and Circe, and Calypso. The relationship between the mortals and the gods are very interesting. Everything that happens in this poem, dealing with the mortals, is related to one of the gods. Without the gods, Greek culture and literature...
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  • Ezekias Is Considered One of the Finest Painters
    Ezekias was an ancient Greek vase-painter and potter, who worked between approximately 550 BC - 525 BC at Athens. Ezekias worked mainly with a technique called black-figure; Ezekias is considered the most original and most detail-orientated painter and potter using the black-figure technique. To determine whether Ezekias was the best black-figure artist of all time, we have to first consider the other black figure artists that are among the best, and compare the work of Ezekias to them. From...
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  • Heroism - 2913 Words
    Justin Dissecting Heroism There lies a world, where the majestic seas are complemented by roaring waves, where the pitfalls of temptations lure people to their graves, where the gods from Olympus holds the fate and life of the people. And here lies a hero, battling through hardships and blood shed, trying to make an indelible mark in history with his triumphant deeds and unquenchable thirst for honor. He lives by the name Odyssey, a man destined to win back his honor stolen by the suitors at...
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  • Mythological Women - 468 Words
    Attitudes toward women in mythology reflect the attitudes that still exist today around the world. In mythology women always seem to mess up and make mistakes. Women are viewed as incapable in mythology. The attitudes toward women in both Judeo-Christian/Western and Greek mythology are negative. One of the three types of mythology that are going to be discussed about is humanity mythology. In Judeo-Christian/Western humanity mythology, there is the parable of "Adam and Eve". In "Adam and...
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  • Ideas of the Parthenon - 1437 Words
    The Greek people of the 5th century BC created a culture that was deeply rooted in philosophy and the arts. Their endless search for their place in the grand scheme of the universe and in nature around them influenced everything in their lives especially their love of the arts. Their drama, sculpture, and even architecture are all shining examples of the ideas that were so dominant in the minds of the Greek people. What could be considered the crown jewel of Greek architecture, the Parthenon, is...
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  • Pericles Building Program Paper
    Pericles’ building program. Reasons and aims for building the program. - Pericles was able to use the Delian league funds however he saw fit. The allies didn’t have say because they didn’t turn up to the conference. - To beautify Athens by restoring the temples that had been destroyed during the Persian wars. - The large scale of the buildings were to reflect the greatness of Athens. “He recognized that the city by enabling the houses of her gods would enable herself and that she could...
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  • Divine intervention dealing with Greek myths, especially The Odyssey and The Iliad.
    Divine intervention is a feature of ancient Greek literature. One is amazed and even dumbfounded by the magical myths so frequently referred to. In Greek literature, the gods play an immense role in the lives and fates of the mortal dwellers of the earth. As one examines the gods throughout the myths and epic poems of the Greeks, one recieves a strong impression that the gods "play" with and manipulate mortals and each other. One goddess who exemplifies this is the great goddess Athena. This...
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