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Question: For what purposes does Virgil use the supernatural in Book 3 of the Aeneid?

Answer: In book 3 Virgil uses the supernatural influence plays a prominent role...


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  • Subject: Classics
  • Course: Classics
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 1320
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1515

Question: To what extent does Aristophanes attempt to convey a serious political message to his audience in The Frogs?

Answer: As Aeschylus says in the play Frogs, “Schoolboys have a master to...


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  • Subject: Classics
  • Course: Classics
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 950
  • Date submitted: May 04, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1494

Question: How is Medea portrayed in this passage? How consistent is this with her portrayal elsewhere in the play?

(The play Medea play written by Euripides - first produced 431 BCE)

Answer: Firstly we see in this passage Medea’s hatred for Jason ‘I loathe...


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  • Subject: Classics
  • Course: Classical Literature
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 859
  • Date submitted: September 29, 2014
  • Date written: March, 2014
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6087

Question: Explain the symbolism within Plato’s allegory of the cave and how it justifies Plato’s point that ‘philosophers should be kings’. (30 Marks)

Answer: In this essay I will be explaining the symbolism of the cave...


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  • Subject: Classics
  • Course: Classics
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 752
  • Date submitted: September 30, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5065

Question: “In Oedipus Tyranus, Oedipus is destroyed by his own flawed character.” Assess this statement.

Answer: To assess the accuracy of this claim, it is first necessary to...


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  • Subject: Classics
  • Course: Classics
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1337
  • Date submitted: July 28, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2002
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1964

Question: Comment on the authors approach to historical writing as demonstrated by Thucydides (Thucydides, ‘History of the Peloponnesian War’, Book 6, chapter 15 (pp.418-19) and analyse the historical problems raised in this passage.

Answer: Thucydides’ history of the Peloponnesian War describes many great events and the...


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  • Subject: Classics
  • Course: Classics
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1596
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1514

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