Oedipus Rex Unit Project - Hubris is excessive pride or...

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Hubris is excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance. Hubris related to Greek drama because excessive pride will lead to a person’s downfall, and in Greek plays, this is one of the major themes. A character will get overly-confident and this confidence eventually leads to disaster, even death, for that character. he word “Thespian” comes from Thespis, said to be the first person to appear on stage as an actor in a play. Actors in western history are referred to as thespians in honor of Thespis. Aristotle was a philosopher in ancient Greece and also wrote books on many subjects that he studied. He had many famous ideas such as “The Golden Mean” and that all matter was composed of potential, such a block of marble has potential to be anything the sculptor wants it to be. He influenced and laid the foundations of almost Plato and Aristotle all of western science and was considered one of the most influential Greek philosophers. He founded a school called the Lyceum and taught there for much of his later life.
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