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  Arachnion, n. 3 - Fantham: The ambiguity of Virtus in Lucan's Civil War and Statius' Thebaid
Menoeceus meanwhile, like some pagan Parsifal, was innocently slaughtering Argives at the open gate of a tower in the wall, with his brother Haemon, but more successfully.
Statius has carefully interwoven with the death of Menoeceus the Aristeia of the Argive giant Capaneus, whom we first meet rallying the defeated Argives in the name of Virtus: he calls on his fellows to display their valour in full daylight, relying on the divinity of his right hand and his battle-frenzy (10.483).
Menoeceus had been lifted to the stars; Capaneus assaults them with his abuse, and stands at the giddy height of the firmament while the heavens above darken and thunder.
www.cisi.unito.it /arachne/num3/fantham.html   (3029 words)

 APA 1999 Abstract
These situations are akin to the "Aeschylean silence" once critiqued by Taplin--that is, an actor is present on stage, immobile and silent, for a long time before actually speaking and joining the plot.
Menoeceus does not speak until he is alone with his father.
Women’s self-defense may have an emotional basis which is more appropriate to lyrics, whereas men’s moments of persuasion are more dramatically effective when made at the right time with the right audience, after a period of silence.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/99mtg/abstracts/CHONG-GOSSARD.html   (495 words)

 Creon 2, Greek Mythology Link.
The parentage of Menoeceus 1 is unknown, but he is considered to be a descendant of the SPARTI.
Menoeceus 1 threw himself from the walls of the city when Tiresias predicted that someone had to die voluntarily to free Thebes from the plague during the reign of Oedipus.
Megara married Heracles 1 and might have been killed by him; but it is also said that she was given by Heracles 1 to Iolaus 1, his charioteer, who married her.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Creon2.html   (4582 words)

When the Seven Against Thebes laid siege to that city, Tiresias foretold that if anyone of the Sparti should parish, Thebes would be freed from that disaster.
Menoeceus realized that only he could bring safety and threw himself from the walls.
Article "Menoeceus" created on 14 May 1999; last modified on 01 December 2005 (Revision 3).
www.pantheon.org /articles/m/menoeceus.html   (68 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eriphyle, Amphiaraus wife, had been given the veto in deciding disputes between the her husband and her brother, Adrastus; Polyneices bribed her, however, with the gift of a necklace, which had been a wedding gift for his ancestress, Harmonia 6.
Creon refuses to offer his son to be slain, and encourages Menoeceus to flee before the Thebans discover Teiresias’ prophecy c.
Menoeceus tricks Creon, however, because he wishes to bring honor to his father and his homeland d.
www.unco.edu /psci/current/331_files/Theban_Plays.doc   (1850 words)

 Phoenician Women E-book by Euripides
I am known as the daughter of Menoeceus, and Creon is my brother by the same mother.
ETEOCLES (to an attendant) Go, fetch Creon son of Menoeceus, the brother of jocasta my mother; tell him I fain would confer with him on matters affecting our public and private weal, before we set out to battle and the arraying of our host.
MENOECEUS 'Tis for thee to name a place, for me to carry out thy bidding.
www.19.5degs.com /ebook/phoenician-women/1280/read   (11577 words)

In cultures like ancient Greece where the sharp division between religion and state did not exist, two of the instances of suicidal self-sacrifice, Codrus and Menoeceus, involve the death of an individual to ensure the continuation of their city and her political sway.
Menoeceus was a descendant of the Spartoi in Thebes and when it was predicted that Thebes would survive only if one of the Spartoi be sacrificed, he unhesitatingly killed himself.
Though of course both Codrus and Menoeceus gain honor, the emphasis instead is on the continuity of the state.
www.stoa.org /diotima/essays/garrison_essay2.shtml   (3536 words)

 Oedipus, Greek Mythology Link.
When Laius 1, having become king of Thebes, married Jocasta, daughter of Menoeceus 1, an oracle came from Delphi warning him not to have a son because that son was fated to kill his own father.
It was then that brave Menoeceus 1—father of both Jocasta and Creon 2, and a firm believer in seers and oracles indeed—, having heard Tiresias's pronouncement, threw himself from the walls of the city, and died.
For when King Polybus 4 of Corinth, whom Oedipus believed to be his father, died, Queen Periboea 4 decided that the time had come to reveal the circumstances around Oedipus' adoption.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Oedipus.html   (1923 words)

 Apollodorus, Library and Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
So when the Thebans sought counsel of him, he said that they should be victorious if Menoeceus, son of Creon, would offer himself freely as a sacrifice to Ares.
On hearing that, Menoeceus, son of Creon, slew himself before the gates.
But a battle having taken place, the Cadmeans were chased in a crowd as far as the walls, and Capaneus, seizing a ladder, was climbing up it to the walls, when Zeus smote him with a thunderbolt.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=Apollod.+3.6.7   (1318 words)

 House of Thebes
While Creon was married to Eurydice, and became the father of Megara, Menoeceus and two sons who were named Haemon.
In Oedipus in Colonus, Creon abducted Antigone, Oedipus' daughter, trying to force Oedipus to favour Eteocles in the war against Oedipus' other son, Polyneices.
During the war of Argos, the Theban seer, Teiresias, said that the only way to win the war, Creon must allow his son, Menoeceus to be sacrificed before the altar of Ares.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/thebes.html   (4334 words)

Menoeceus, father of Jocaste, threw himself from the wall on account of the pestilence at Thebes.
When Menoeceus heard this he killed himself in front of the gates.
Very near to the Neistan gate at Thebes is the tomb of Menoeceus, the son of Creon.
www.stoa.org /diotima/essays/garrison_catalogue2.shtml   (4708 words)

 Tiresias, Greek Mythology Link.
The quarrel of Oedipus' sons resulted in the expedition of the SEVEN AGAINST THEBES and its sequel, the war of the EPIGONI.
Later Menoeceus 2, son of Creon 2 and Eurydice 12, slew himself before the gates of Thebes.
When at the end of the second Theban war, the EPIGONI were close to take Thebes, Tiresias advised the citizens to send a herald to negotiate with the Argives, and in the meantime, to mount their women and children in wagons, and take to flight.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Tiresias.html   (1512 words)

 Apollodorus on the Oedipus Myth
And he married a daughter of Menoeceus; some say that she was Jocasta, and some that she was Epicasta.
The oracle had warned him not to beget a son, for the son that should be begotten would kill his father; nevertheless, flushed with wine, he had intercourse with his wife.
III.5.8 Laius was buried by Damasistratus, king of Plataea, and Creon, son of Menoeceus, succeeded to the kingdom.
mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu /cciv110x/antigone/apollodorus_antigone.htm   (871 words)

 Ancient Ethical Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aware of the Cyrenaics who hold that pleasures, moral and immoral, are the end or goal of all action, Epicurus presents a sustained argument that pleasure, correctly understood, will coincide with virtue.
In the Letter to Menoeceus, he claims, as a truth for which he does not argue, that virtue and pleasure are inseparable and that living a prudent, honorable, and just life is the necessary and sufficient means to the pleasure that is the end of life (132).
Finally, Epicurus is usually interpreted to have held a version of psychological hedonism, although there is contrary evidence (Principal Doctrine XXV), and when in the Letter to Menoeceus he says that “we” do everything in order not to be in pain or in fear, he might mean to be referring to “we” Epicureans.
www.science.uva.nl /~seop/entries/ethics-ancient   (13459 words)

 Epicureanism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What we have left of his original thought are three letters (to Herodotus, Menoeceus and Pythocles) that have been preserved by Diogenes Laertius and a few fragments.
Epicurus would probably counter that Aristotle is being slightly unrealistic about human nature: if we look at the way people act (if we examine what they pursue and avoid, during the normal course of the life) it seems obvious that the attainment of pleasure is indeed the aim of all human action.
Let us, however, now add the finishing stroke, as one may say, to this whole treatise, and to the life of the philosopher; giving some of his fundamental maxims, and closing the whole work with them, taking that for our end which is the beginning of happiness.
www.molloy.edu /academic/philosophy/sophia/ancient_lit/happiness/epicureanism1.htm   (3353 words)

 Epicurus, Letter to Menoeceus, from Epicurus, The Extant Remains, translated by Cyril Bailey (Oxford: The Clarendon ...
Epicurus, Letter to Menoeceus, from Epicurus, The Extant Remains, translated by Cyril Bailey (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 192
Epicurus, Letter to Menoeceus, from Epicurus, The Extant Remains, translated by Cyril Bailey (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1926).
Let no one when young delay to study philosophy, nor when he is old grow weary of his study.
alien.dowling.edu /~cperring/epicurustomenoeceus.html   (1557 words)

 Epicurus’ Letter to Menoeceus is about life and explains it f...
Epicurus’ Letter to Menoeceus is about life and explains it f...
Epicurus’ Letter to Menoeceus is about life and explains it from a philosopher’s point of view.
In it he discusses pleasure, pain, death, fear, judgment, destiny, ignorance and many other debatable issues that humans experience.
www.killer-essays.com /Philosophy/prz171.shtml   (649 words)

 The Royal House of the Labdacids - Creon
The Creon who welcomes Medea and Jason when they flee from Iolkos, and the Creon who is the son of Menoeceus and the brother of Jocasta.
Creon governs Thebes after Laius dies but hands it over to Oedipus when he solves the riddle of the Sphinx as the tradition requires.
Creon sides with Eteocles and is forced to sacrifice his father Menoeceus in order to save the castle of Thebes.
library.thinkquest.org /26264/myths/tales/royal/labdacids/site004.htm   (193 words)

To sharpen the irony, Teiresias in his explanation talks seriously about Ares and his dragon, in an atmosphere which makes fairy-tales ridiculous; and add some formal nonsense about the virginity of Menoeceus which is a palpable manoeuvre to accommodate the accepted legend about Haemon and Antigone.
Thus Menoeceus was a virgin, and Teiresias' words should stand true as literally interpreted.
The full implications of Menoeceus' virginity and sacrifice along with the shadow that casts over the events can only be fully realized in the context of Giulia Sissa's revelations on virginity.
greek-myth.com /Mythology/Oedipus/phoenician_maidens.htm   (1685 words)

 ANTIGONE by Sophocles, Part 02
For seven captains at seven gates, matched against seven, left the tribute of their panoplies to Zeus who turns the battle; save those two of cruel fate, who, born of one sire and one mother, set against each other their twain conquering spears, and are sharers in a common death.
Such the spirit of my dealing; and never, by deed of mine, shall the wicked stand in honour before the just; but whoso hath good will to Thebes, he shall be honoured of me, in his life and in his death.
Such is thy pleasure, Creon, son of Menoeceus, touching this city's foe, and its friend; and thou hast power, I ween, to take what order thou wilt, both for the dead, and for all us who live.
www.greece.com /library/sophocles/antigone_02.html   (1024 words)

 Immortality in ancient philosophy : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
Thus no Tartaran torments can be felt and none are to be feared; a series of arguments proves that death can have no sting (see Epicureanism §13).
But immortality and imperishability are essential attributes of the gods, according to Epicurus (the other essential attribute is happiness or blessedness).
The nature of the Epicurean gods’ existence, and thus of their immortality, has always been a matter of controversy, but both were fervently asserted (see Epicureanism §9).
www.rep.routledge.com /article/A133SECT4   (657 words)

 Philosophy 143 Lecture Notes: Epicurean Ethics
In his "Letter to Menoeceus," Epicurus stated that "pleasure is the starting-point and goal of living blessedly" (128).
In the "Letter to Menoeceus," he cites the criterion of feeling.
This does not mean, however, that every pleasure ought to be pursued, since in many cases the attainment of pleasure can lead to pain, which is to be shunned, and pain may be accepted because it will lead to greater pleasure in the end.
hume.ucdavis.edu /mattey/phi143/epieth.htm   (1719 words)

 Epicurus' "Letter to Menoeceus" (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
See end note for details on copyright and editing conventions.
Epicurus's "Letter to Menoeceus" is preserved in Diogenes Laertius's Lives of Eminent Philosophers.
This copyright notice supersedes all previous notices on earlier versions of this text file.
courses.nnu.edu /pl312ec/EpicurusMenoeceu.htm   (1509 words)

 Digital Termpapers: Term Papers on Epicurus
This is a paper about Epicurus; more specifically a critique on Epicurus' Letter to Menoeceus.
It is not the attempt of this paper to state the complete affect of Epicurus on society nor is it to be exhaustive on the work of the letter to menoeceus due to the limited magnitude of this paper.
Epicurus was born to Neocles (a schoolteacher) and chair Estrate of Samos.
www.writings.ltd.cx /c3318d.htm   (570 words)

 Study Guide : Euripides' Heracles
The meaning is "Ares spared a few of their number." Ares was not one of the Sown Men, but was the owner of the dragon that Cadmus killed.
Menoeceus: Menoeceus was one of the Sown Men.
This is Megara: At this point, Amphitryon points to Megara, who is clinging to the altar of Zeus the Deliverer.
www3.baylor.edu /~John_Thorburn/heracles.html   (3360 words)

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See end note for details on copyright and editing conventions.
Epicurus's "Letter to Menoeceus" is preserved in Diogenes Laertius's Lives of Eminent Philosophers.
The following is from Robert Drew Hicks's 1925 translation.
www.sacred-texts.com /phi/epi/letter.txt   (1526 words)

 Menoeceus - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Menoeceus
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 The Cyrenaics and the Origin of Hedonism
We recognize pleasure as the first good innate in us, and from pleasure we begin every act of choice and avoidance, and to pleasure we return again, using the feeling as the standard by which we judge every good.
In A Letter to Menoeceus - one of his few surviving fragments - Epicurus gives advice on how to decrease life's pains, and explains the nature of pleasure.
As to decreasing life's pain, Epicurus explains how we can reduce the psychological anguish that results from fearing the gods and fearing death.
www.hedonism.org /hedonism   (556 words)

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He'll be happy coming to talk to you, Creon; I've been somewhat unappreciative of his prophetic skills in the past, and he won't be doing me any favours.
MENOECEUS I must just tell aunt Jocasta: she's been like a mother, since I first sucked milk from her breast, after my own mother died.
Creon leaves: simultaneously Menoeceus makes as if to enter the palace, but returns as soon as his father has gone.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~loxias/phoenissae.htm   (11844 words)

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I intend to discuss the virtues of pleasure, and prudence because they are quite interesting.
In the Letter to Menoeceus, Epicurus writes about many things, from philosophy, death, god(s), pleasure and prudence.
Pleasure and prudence serve as pillars for living well, and interestingly enough, Epicurus made the work together as he explains to his student.
www.angelfire.com /nv/chicleta/phie1.doc   (930 words)

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