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 she didn't go with him on the desert island and take care of him.
"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 / / eta
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. Idomeneus, again, lost no men at sea, and all his followers who escaped death in the field got safe home with him to Crete.
I admire the love of nature in the Philoctetes. In reading those fine apostrophes to sleep, to the stars, rocks, mountains and waves, I feel time passing away as an ebbing sea.
The famous Hercules was one, and so was Achilles, and Philoctetes likewise, and Aesculapius, who acquired immense repute as a doctor.
Paradise is a reworking of Sophocles' Philoctetes and part of the National Theatre of Great Britain's new season in which eight of the 15 productions are written by women.
In returning to the book now, I was surprised to discover that I revisited the harrowing summer experience in a chapter called "Philoctetes' Sister: Feminist Literary Criticism and the New Misogyny." It was as if I wanted to say after the fact what I couldn't say then.
Focusing mostly on literature before the Hellenistic age, they address animal similes in Homer's Iliad, addresses to animals in Sophocles' Philoctetes, human birds and bird humans in Aristophanes' Birds, Anyte's animal epigrams, and other examples.
Theorists have long struggled to explain how ancient plays such as Sophocles' Philoctetes qualify as tragedy.