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Mythos: An Animation Retells Timeless Greek Myths with Abstract Modern Designs

Designer Stephen Kelleher and animator Chris Guyot present "Mythos," an animation that tells timeless stories--Greek myths--with simple abstract designs. Here's how they describe this project where the ancient unexpectedly meets the modern: For centuries the Greek Myths have been used as cautionary tales and teaching tools for people both young and old. These stories convey deep wisdom about the human condition which continue to resonate with us. I wanted to honor these ancient stories by i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, California, College, Animation, Zeus, Ideo, Facebook Twitter, Demeter, Daedalus, Midas, Hilma, Persephone, Klint, Dionysus


An Animated Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s Life & Thought

There’s no shame if you’ve never known how to pronounce Friedrich Nietzsche’s name correctly. Even less if you never remember how to spell it. If these happen to be the case, you may be less than familiar with his philosophy. Let Alain de Botton’s animated School of Life video briefly introduce you, and you’ll never forget how to say it: “Knee Cha.” (As for remembering the spelling, you’re on your own.) You’ll also get a short biography of the disgruntled, dyspeptic German philosophe...
Tags: Google, College, Nazis, Philosophy, Alain De Botton, Elizabeth, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Friedrich Nietzsche, University of Basel, Nietzsche, Babich, de Botton, Durham NC Follow, Dionysus, Arthur Schopenhauer Richard




A Deeper Disney Discourse on Song

None It's a recurring joke that Disney films have all sorts of double entendres and hidden messages, often sexual in nature. What most people don't appreciate is just how far this textual duplicity goes, and how many layers of meaning can be revealed in something as simple as one of their catchy sing-alongs.In this piece, we'll be looking at Disney songs through the lens of hardcore hermeneutics -- analyzing not just their surface message, but the deepest, most heartfelt and often craziest mean...
Tags: Elsa, Frozen, Feature, Music, Disney, Philosophy, Sleeping Beauty, Stanley Kubrick, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Ariel, Ursula, Jon Favreau, Jim Crow, Walt Disney


Review: At the Getty Villa, ‘Bacchae’ speaks of ancient times — and today

Yes, this is our great-great-great-great-grandfather’s Greek drama. SITI Company has brought its production of Euripides’ “Bacchae” to the Getty Villa outdoor amphitheater, where this vibrant evening reminds us that the ancient Greek playwrights put human behavior downstage center, and that human behavior hasn’t changed much since ancient times. Several other factors make this production immediate and engaging. In large part, Aaron Poochigian’s new translation and Anne Bogart’s direction feel co...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Notre Dame, Lauren, Euripides, Anne Bogart, Getty Villa, Dionysus, SITI Company, Dany Margolies, Sierra Madre Playhouse, Ellen Lauren, Pentheus


Salzburg Festival (3) - The Bassarids, 23 August 2018

Felsenreitschule  Tanja Ariane Baumgartner (Agave / Venus), Károly Szemerédy (Captain / Adonis), Vera-Lotte Böcker (Autonoe / Proserpine), Nikolai Schukoff (Tiresias / Calliope)Images: © Salzburger Festspiele / Bernd Uhlig Dionysus – Sean Panikkar Pentheus – Russell Braun Cadmus – Willard White Tiresias, Calliope – Nikolai Schukoff Captain, Adonis – Károly Szemerédy Agave, Venus – Tanja Ariane Baumgartner Autonoe, Proserpine – Vera-Lotte Böcker Beroe – Anna ...
Tags: Religion, Munich, Paris, Santa, Salzburg, Nagano, Braun, Salzburg Festival, Wagner, Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Schott, Vienna Philharmonic, Pasolini, Schoenberg, Henze


9 fascinating facts about festivals in ancient Greece and Rome

Festivals in ancient Greece and Rome were important periods of time during which people performed “activities that are most often thought of as communications with the superhuman world.” Marked by a variety of unique cultural rituals and traditions, festival days stood in stark contrast to ordinary life in ancient Greece and Rome. Processions, sacrifices, athletic events, and musical performances were just the start of some of the interesting highlights. The ways in which the ancient people chos...
Tags: Books, Featured, Greece, Religion, History, Rome, Festival, Calendar, Athens, Socrates, Ancient Greece, Sacrifice, Arts & Humanities, Online products, Classics & Archaeology, Oxford Classical Dictionary


9 facts about festivals in ancient Greece and Rome

Festivals in ancient Greece and Rome were important periods of time during which people performed “activities that are most often thought of as communications with the superhuman world.” Marked by a variety of unique cultural rituals and traditions, festival days stood in stark contrast to ordinary life in ancient Greece and Rome. Processions, sacrifices, athletic events, and musical performances were just the start of some of the interesting highlights. The ways in which the ancient people chos...
Tags: Books, Featured, Greece, Religion, History, Rome, Festival, Calendar, Athens, Socrates, Wikimedia Commons, Ancient Greece, Sacrifice, Arts & Humanities, Online products, Classics & Archaeology


Hellebore

A gift from a dear friend -- come spring, I'll plant it outside. Wikipedia says:  Several   legends   surround the hellebore; in witchcraft it is believed to have ties to   summoning   demons . Helleborus niger is commonly called the Christmas rose, due to an old legend that it sprouted in the snow from the tears of a young girl who had no gift to give the Christ child in Bethlehem. In Greek mythology, Melampus of Pylos used hellebore to save the daughters of the king of ...
Tags: Gardening, Wikipedia, Argos, Bethlehem, Pylos, Vicki Lane, Dionysus


Greek Myth Fashion: Ares, Dionysus, & Hephaestus

Mosaic of Dionysus Photo Credit Hello, and welcome to another installment of the Greek Myth Fashion series! As a quick recap, so far we have drawn style inspiration from Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, and Hera, Amphitrite, and Persephone, and in an older article, from Aphrodite, Athena, and Artemis.In this article I will show you three outfits inspired by Ares, Dionysus, and Hephaestus. Ares - God of War Ares is the god of war, battle lust, and courage. In contrast to Athena who is a goddess of mi...
Tags: Greece, College, Inspiration, Olympus, Hera, ARES, Mount Olympus, Athena, Fashion Inspiration, Greek Mythology, Dionysus


A Primer on Plato: His Life, Works, and Philosophy

If you’d prefer this longform article in the form of a downloadable ebook, a FREE PDF is available for immediate access — just subscribe to our email newsletter to get your copy . Word count: ~8,600 Reading Time: ~50 min From antiquity to the modern day, society has been having a “Great Conversation” about the big ideas of life. What is love? What is courage? Does Truth exist? If so, how do you access it? You can find attempts at answering these questions throughout the great works of Weste...
Tags: Amazon, Greece, Life, Wikipedia, India, Earth, West, Egypt, Athens, Republic, Syracuse, Academy, Citizens, Sicily, Freud, Aristotle


Mykonos and Delos: The Odd Couple of the Aegean

Spend some time cruising around Greece's Aegean Sea, and it's not hard to slip into the adventures of Odysseus on his 10-year-long trip back to Ithaca from the Trojan War. You can almost see yourself battling a three-headed monster on one island, steering clear of the Sirens on another and matching wits with the witch-goddess Circe (who turned you and the rest of the guys into pigs for awhile) on still another. One of the islands is known for its good times. Another one - just a half-hour boat r...
Tags: Greece, Iraq, Iran, Olympus, Huffington Post, Artemis, Lions, Delos, Aegean Sea, Aegean, Bob Schulman, Ithaca, Odysseus, Leto, Poseidon, Dionysus


The Larry Sanders Show's Bracing, Hilarious Cruelty

by Isaac Butler Everyone wants to be famous. They think being famous will change their life. I’m here to tell them it doesn’t. Garry Shandling At some point in the early 16th Century, the meaning of the verb to succeed began to shift. Prior to this, the word referred to succession. The Prince succeeds the previous King, now dead. But in the 16th century, the word also comes to mean achieving a goal. Shakespeare plays with this double meaning in Macbeth, a play that suggests that achieving suc...
Tags: Television, Nbc, Office, Norman Lear, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Peter Tolan, BoJack Horseman, Albert Brooks, Macbeth, Sanders, Louie, Rick, Larry, Apatow