By Theo Papas
Kingdom. Freedom. Democracy.
How a lot may you sacrifice to guard them?
480 B. C.
Proud Xerxes, Emperor of Persia and King of Kings, invades Greece with one million infantrymen. He instructions hundreds of thousands of ships and is supported through dozens of allies, between them the captivating Queen Artemisia.
Against him stand a couple of Greek opponents and made up our minds males - Leonidas and his 300 Spartans on dry land, the personification of bravery and patriotism; and Themistocles and the fleet of Athens at the sea, the incarnation of ingenuity and process.
Can they cease him?
WAR. HEROISM. SELF SACRIFICE. VICTORY.
An epic booklet concerning the first nice struggle in historical past, a warfare that determined the destiny of humanity, western civilization and democracy.
A tricky yet deeply human novel approximately honor, dignity and tragic love overwhelmed among the blade of a sword and the blood of conflict.
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The following short excerpt (a two-line dialogue, all we have of the song) suggests that the bride experiences marriage as an event that takes away from her something that is precious. (Bride) Maidenhood, maidenhood where have you gone – leaving me behind? (Maidenhood) Never will I return to you, never will I come (back). (Sappho, fr. 114V) W o men and gender in the melic and lyric p o ets 35 The following fragment, which belonged to another wedding song, implies that maidenhood in all its beauty will be dealt with harshly.
Such a woman knows nothing, wicked or good. The one thing she does know how to do is eat. And whenever the god produces a harsh winter then she shivers and draws her stool nearer to the fire. He made one from the sea, and she has a disposition of two sorts. ” Then on another day to cast your eyes on her or to approach her is intolerable; she rages terribly then just like a bitch around her pups; she becomes equally rough and unpleasant to enemies and friends alike. Just so the sea often stands still without a ripple, harmless, a kindly delight for sailors in the summer season, but she often rages, heaved up by loud-thundering waves.
Slaughter. (Alcaeus, fr. 283V 3–17) Greek lyric/melic poets in the 7th and 6th centuries shared a number of themes and images in their compositions, recording a range of perspectives on the mythical tradition they had inherited and the experience of love they had known personally or observed in others. Stesichorus lived and composed songs in the Greek west, and is associated with the colonies that had been founded in southern Italy and Sicily beginning in the 8th century bce. His life spanned the last third of the 7th century and the first half of the 6th.
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