An example of visual arts can be seen not just in their paintings, but in their theater plays. Theater is portrayed in Document 6, an excerpt from Sophocles’ play, “Antigone.” According to the Document, the play is about Antigone, who “defies the king’s orders and buries her brother, who was killed while leading a rebellion.” This clearly shows a strong example of art, as the Greeks are performing in unique plays that they created. Their theater has influenced Western Civilization immensely - even today in the United States, theater is very popular. Many people travel to Broadway to witness a performance from actors, just as the Greeks might have done. Also, Greek theater may have sparked the idea for one of the largest sources of entertainment in the Western world; motion picture films.
The fantasy of nature and society and the admire of god’s shape and personality makes the sculpture more multiple and abundant. It is initiate the innovate art style and help the next generation that how to continued to shaped western art culture, such as Rome period and Renaissance period. Every sculpture is a story about gods, heroes, religions and culture in general, Rome even actually copies some of the art works just for showing his respect and love. Some of the sculptures we can see right now for the ancient greek, it is actually the copies during the Roman period. The timeless idealized art work
Pericles promoted the arts, literature, and philosophy. He gave inspiring and great speeches to give citizens the idea that they were an amazing civilization, and the most powerful. This overall boosts the ego of the Athenian Citizens and convinces them that they are a “master race”, and it also encourages them to become apart of their government, and work together. With the continuation of these speeches given by Pericles, it would lead the Athenians to show off their amazing achievements, by sending fleets into the Black Sea to demonstrate power, finding
Energy of mind and body influences these abilities. In the thick of The Odyssey by Homer, mortals and immortals are challenged and judged and reminded of these gifts. Homer depicts our greatest characters by strong men who made a difference in the ancient world. For example most of us know the stories of Odysseus, we’ve read The Odyssey and study greek culture. Their accomplishments are a milestone to how we construct our buildings today.
The army was incredible, they even beat Athens in the Peloponnesian War. Aside from this, that is about the only thing Sparta had going for them. Meanwhile, Athens was busy focusing on creating democracy and making famous literary works, like it was no big deal. Sparta, not so much, they just wanted strong jocks. After a reviewing a few elements of Athenian culture, it is clear to see Athens was clearly better than Sparta.
And Roy London was right. Using our little secret, I received some of the best reviews of my career. And most importantly, I learned yet another technique to stow in my professional tool bag. And all actors have their tricks. Since the Greeks grabbed the masks of comedy and tragedy, any thespian worth a lick has been figuring out ways to shine, to stand out and sometimes sandbag fellow performers.
The common aim of playwrights of any time or location is to capture and hold the attention of their audience; this is what Shakespeare has clearly done. The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, is one of Shakespeare 's most renowned plays. Through construction of intriguing characters, exploration of universal themes, use of comic relief and a well-written script featuring a compelling plot, Shakespeare ensured the tragedy of Othello would hold the interest of the audience; despite being over four centuries old. It possesses so many conditions that can be accentuated to hit nerves with both a Shakespearean and modern audience. The entire plot of Othello is very much like the attitudes and methods of our modern day society.
Literature as a whole is a direct representation of human existence and the beauty of the Greek drama is that it is portrayed in front of an audience, and as the words are being spoken the audience can directly relate and comprehend the actions of the characters. Hence, the theme of exile of Orestes in the Eumenides in the third part of the Oresteia is a lot more than alienating him from the rest of the world - it becomes a stepping stone for him to break free from political and social strife, question laws and believes that have been set down for many years and, bestow a new power upon himself and his society under a new form of justice. The Greek custom of exile was known as Ostracism.
Good Morning theatre makers here at the La Boite HW. Personally, I am very thrilled to be here today and present to you my directional concept for the contemporisation of this Ancient Greek play Medea by Euripides, written in 431 Bc. I’d like to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the people of the aboriginal nation, their elders past and present, the Yuggera, Jagera and Ugarapal nations. I respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. Medea is one of the most famous Greek mythology plays that has been produced many times throughout the past two and a half thousand years.
In ancient Greek society, the tragedy was a deeply spiritual and emotional art form integral to daily life. Perhaps one of the best examples of Greek tragedy is Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. The work is distinguished by the deep emotion and thought it elicits from the reader. This is in part due to Sophocles’ expert portrayal of Oedipus, who bears all the attributes of an Aristotelian tragic hero. A once powerful king turned blinded pariah, Oedipus is characterized by both his pride and his honorable character.
But, of course, they do. Both the Chinese and Romans are guilty of this because they do not want to lose their power. This weakens the idea that Qin and Caesar are preferable rulers than their predecessors because they still have the same amount of power. The people still do not have a voice and that’s why their ideas and policies did not last forever. Eventually with the right amount of protesting, the people always get what they
They were worse under Hardian due to his Greco-Roman culture push on the people, but that still doesn’t take away from the fact that he was an amazing emperor. Hardian was an emperor who truly loved the people of Rome, and this meant everyone. He was known for rarely being in the capital, in fact he traveled “throughout the empire, visiting cities, natural wonders, and troops along the frontier,” (225.) He could have been focused on affairs outside of Rome’s boundaries like many leaders before him, but Hardian genuinely wanted to make Rome a better place from the inside. Which reflected in the time of peace that overcame Rome in his reign, regardless of the Jewish revolts.
All of their resources such as plays, laws, and myths brought in the power of speech as an essential part of learning which could lead people to progress which was so valued. They were all interconnected, and positively impacted ancient Greek civilization, so that it could continue to evolve into the Greece it is
Lorenzo De’ Medici encouraged and supported one of the greatest artist periods in time, the last decade of his reign of Florence was the highlight of artistic contributions to the Renaissance. The Renaissance gave people a chance to make something of themselves from practically nothing, your position in society was not determined by heredity anymore. The De’ Medici family was a great example of this, through immense trade and business skills, they made Florence become the artistic culture capital of Europe. Lorenzo De’ Medici only added to this, he captivated the artistic potential of many well known artists today, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Lorenzo had a great deal of political power, “Under his control, the Florentine economy expanded significantly and the lower class
Julius Caesar achieved such a great amount of influence after he vanquished Gaul and brought back much riches, most of the Romans loved and cherished him, yet some didn 't. He made more employments and numerous changes that helped poor ranchers, merchants, artisans. On the other hand he was the most recent in a long line of officers and tribunes who had misused their authority and harmed the republican foundations which were vital to the Roman government. He made himself out to be a king, something discredited by most romans since the fifth century BC when it turned into a full republic kept running by the senate rather than rulers. "Friends" of Caesar and other people 's issues with him was that they were jealous of him, their own