Achilles And Oedipus

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Though some may argue that it is the individual actions of Achilles and Oedipus that lead to their demise, it is the role of prophecy in their individual lives as well as in their respective societies, which allows for the tragic fates of such great heroes; and renders the dream of achieving any semblance of arete or human flourishing null in favor of the whims of the gods.
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