Philoctetes


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Philoctetes

(ˌfɪlɒkˈtiːtiːz; fɪˈlɒktɪˌtiːz)
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a hero of the Trojan War, in which he killed Paris with the bow and poisoned arrows given to him by Hercules
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She wanted to know if Philoctetes had a sister, and why
It's about Philoctetes, the lame man I was telling you of yesterday," he answered, resting his head on his hand, and looking at her as if he were not at all sorry to be interrupted.
Aeschylus in his Philoctetes says: {Phi alpha gamma epsilon delta alpha iota nu alpha /
His work included the adjudgment of the arms of Achilles to Odysseus, the madness of Aias, the bringing of Philoctetes from Lemnos and his cure, the coming to the war of Neoptolemus who slays Eurypylus, son of Telephus, the making of the wooden horse, the spying of Odysseus and his theft, along with Diomedes, of the Palladium: the analysis concludes with the admission of the wooden horse into Troy by the Trojans.
And those that held Methone and Thaumacia, with Meliboea and rugged Olizon, these were led by the skilful archer Philoctetes, and they had seven ships, each with fifty oarsmen all of them good archers; but Philoctetes was lying in great pain in the Island of Lemnos, where the sons of the Achaeans left him, for he had been bitten by a poisonous water snake.
They say the Myrmidons returned home safely under Achilles' son Neoptolemus; so also did the valiant son of Poias, Philoctetes.
The famous Hercules was one, and so was Achilles, and Philoctetes likewise, and Aesculapius, who acquired immense repute as a doctor.
Four plays are examined in detail in separate chapters: Ajax, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus.
Theorists have long struggled to explain how ancient plays such as Sophocles' Philoctetes qualify as tragedy.
Other organizations have built strong frameworks for delivering theatre to military audiences, such as Bryan Doerries and Outside the Wire's Theater of War, begun in 2008, which takes visceral readings of Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes to military and civilian communities across the U.
Are homeless, exiled, abandoned, and enslaved individuals (including women and children) not at the center of famous tragedies (take Orestes, Oedipus, Philoctetes, Helen, and the women of Troy)?
By no means is Caliban accepted into the family of man; rather he is claimed as Philoctetes might claim his own festering wound.