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Amunhotep-son-of-Hapu was a courtier, who was employed as a royal scribe and "overseer of all the work of the king" in the reign of Amunhotep III (Dynasty XVIII). Later, in the Ptolemaic period, he was deified on account of his reputation for wisdom....
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
King Pentheus and his fateful encounter with the god Dionysus
The story of king Pentheus and his fateful encounter with the god Dionysus is both horrifying and carries a certain warning. There arrived one day in Thebes a dancing god of great beauty and magnetism. So strong was his pull that all the women in that town...
Deities & Heros >> Greek
Astrology >> Pisces
Meaning "the House of Horus". In early times seen as the sky-goddess and mother of Horus, in the New Kingdom she was merged with Isis to become the same deity. Already in the Old Kingdom her cult center seems to have been in Dendera. During the...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Goddess of war and battles, consort of Ptah. Hathor took Sekhmet's shape when she made war on men. Sekhmet is usually portrayed as a woman with the head of a lioness, sometimes brandishing a knife in an upraised hand. Her name means the powerful. Sekhmet's...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: Middle Kingdom
First Intermediate - Middle Kingdom (ca 2181 -1786 bc.) The powers that built the solar temples of the 5th dynasty and the pyramids of the 6th dynasty weakened towards the end of the Old Kingdom, perhaps as a result of eroding economics, leaving the King less...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian

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We Must Not Follow in the Footsteps of Thebes
If Thebes owes its liberty and glory to Epaminondas, she will lose both when she dies, and it would have been as well if she had never enjoyed the taste of either.
POWER PARALLELS: 'The Burial at Thebes' offers a lovely take on classical
UNCW's season continues with “The Burial at Thebes”—a version of Sophocles' “Antigone” by Seamus Heaney. Directed by Paul Castagno, the show is a really innovative blend of ancient and modern theatre. Heaney takes for the inspiration of the script, ...
UNCW Department of Theatre Presents The Burial at Thebes, Feb. 18-21 and 25-28
The UNCW Department of Theatre continues its 2015-2016 season by bringing Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's adaptation of Sophocles' great tragedy Antigone to the stage. Under the direction of professor Paul Castagno, The Burial at Thebes runs on ...
Review - Modern parallels abound in the antiquity of 'Burial at Thebes'
MODERN TO ITS ROOTS: 'The Burial at Thebes' opens at UNCW
The UNCW theatre department presents “The Burial at Thebes” this Thursday on the main stage at UNCW's Cultural Arts Building. A translation of Sophocles' “Antigone,” “The Burial at Thebes”—written by by Seamus Heaney, the Irish Noble Laureate—keeps ...

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