Where are Sudan and South Sudan located and what are their relation to each other?
Sudan and South Sudan are located on the upper, far eastern side of Africa, next to the Horn of Africa. They are south of Egypt, east of Chad and the Central African Republic, west of Eritrea and Ethiopia, and north of Uganda. South Sudan was a part of Sudan until 2011 when the crisis in the Darfur region along with civil war brought unrest and separation. The capital (Khartoum), its government, and the people of the north have been historically divided and in conflict with the people of the south and those living in Darfur.
In the play _Antigone_ by Sophocles, why is Antigone bent on disobeying King Creon?
Antigone makes no apologies for staying loyal to her brother, therein her family. While she knows from the beginning that her disobedience towards the king will bring grave consequences, she stands firm in her principles. She believes her life would be purposeless if she does not stand for something true. She is stubborn because she is young, but she is also brave because she holds a high regard for the divine. Her respect towards the gods and her loyalty towards her family supersede her obedience to a king.
What is the connection between Early Christianity's art and tradition to earlier religions that preceded it?
Early Christianity derived a lot of its art matter from earlier religions and cults. Many of the stories, traditions, and figures of past religions carried over to the new religion in order to assimilate into society. One such example is the Virgin Mary and the many depictions that can be found of her with the baby Christ. Scholars have compared these images to those of Isis and Horus from earlier times. Also, archeologists have discovered that much of the religious artwork at the time was mass produced by art workshops that hired artists and apprentices to copy and re-copy styles and subjects from different religions. They would then make business by selling a variety of items to every religious group.