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Published: 14.04.2002.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
References: Not used
  • Essays 'Greek God of Art Apollo', 1.
  • Essays 'Greek God of Art Apollo', 2.
Extract

Greek myth is comprised of many Gods and Goddesses and the stories of how they came to be and of their life stories. One God that caught my eye was Apollo, the son of Zeus and Leto, was associated with many aspects of life in the time of the Greek gods. He was the God of reason and intelligence, music (the lyre), prophecy, medicine and the sun.Apollo is in many respects the model of a Greek god. He represents order, harmony, and civilization in a way that most other Olympian deities cannot quite equal. One only has to compare him with Dionysus to understand how Apollo is depicted as a bright, rational counterpart to the chaotic and frenzied god of wine and women. Indeed, Apollo is most often associated with the cultivated arts of music and medicine, and his role as the leader of the Muses establishes him as a patron of intellectual pursuits.…

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