Unformatted text preview: Sometimes a ruler will dictate in the spirit of Zeus, as in Prometheus Bound, but not have Zeus next to their side. If we relate this back to Ancient Greece, we practically have the same thing except for the fact that along with the sprits of the gods, the Greeks sometimes had the physical embodiment of the god or the presence of the god with them. They used the gods, and spirits, to explain happenings of the physical and natural world, actions of people and stories. We do the same things today but in a more subtle way as described by the examples. I think that the qualifications of a spirit and its doings have changed over time to fit the societal views of the world and itself. The spirit in modern times is not the same as the spirit in antiquity....
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07