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Rhetorical Analysis of Speeches in to Kill a Mockingbird, Battle of Falkirk, and Brave Heart - We should study spoken language as it is truly unique and we can see the effect and beauty of spoken language in works of great orators and writers. Spoken language is truly an art, which involves many techniques to perfect and master it. One of the techniques is rhetoric. Rhetoric is the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing. The ancient Greeks first developed public speaking. Under Roman, influence public speaking developed further. This was heavily under the influence of Cicero and Aristotle....   [tags: Essay on Rhetoric] 1267 words
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Cassius' Manipulation of Brutus, the Noblest Roman of Them All, in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Brutus is a good man who is easily turned evil by men filled with abhorrence and jealousy. In the play, Julius Caesar, Brutus is a Roman who is easily manipulated, decisive, and proud. These contradicting traits of Brutus show us why the reader does not want to believe that Brutus is an antagonist in the story. Brutus is shown as being easily manipulated in the play. This trait is shown a few times in the play. At the beginning, Brutus is tricked by Cassius into believing that killing Julius Caesar would be for the better of Rome (1, 2, ll....   [tags: Brutus, Shakespeare, Julius Caesar]
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Cuba's attempt to redefine medical ethics: can ELAM be considered a success or failure? - "In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men," this quote by Cicero perfectly describes what the Cuban medical system is attempting to create, a place in which doctors have a desire and drive to not only help people of wealth and stature but also to help those in vulnerable, poor, communities where payment may not be an option. The time in which doctors are compelled by greed and fiscal selfishness needs to end; Cuba is attempting to do this by instilling a new code of ethics to the doctors that graduate from Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM)....   [tags: Literary Review]
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The Failure of Rome’s Economy and the Fall of the Roman Empire - The failure of Rome’s economy contributed majorly to the fall of Rome. The Roman Economy during the late Republic and Early Empire was based heavily on Agriculture and Commerce. Agriculture in ancient Rome was not only a necessity, but was idealized among the social elite as a way of life. Cicero had considered agriculture to be the best of all Roman Occupations (Sarudy). There had been a lot of trading between the provinces of the empire, and all regions of the empire were largely economically interdependent....   [tags: ancient history, late republic]
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The Relevance of the Ancients: The Case of Catullus and His Poetry - One kind of poetry existed from very long time ago. At the beginning, in preliterate societies in which period there was no sophisticated writing system, poetry existed in oral form, and people used poetry in oral form to record or to do the storytelling to the next generation (Poetry.org. website. 2005) Therefore, it can be said that there is no clear evidence that shows from when one kind of poetry started to exist. Although it is clear that human in early days had one kind of poetry. The writing system appeared in the sophisticated society, such as Mesopotamian society, Egyptian society, Aegean society as I learned from the class lecture....   [tags: Gilgamesh, Egypt, Catullus]
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Augustine’s Journey to the Truth in The Confessions of St. Augustine - In the Confessions by Saint Augustine, this great philosopher experiences many problems and emotions related to sin and evil. As a boy, he often felt darkness, blindness, and confusion while attempting to find rest in God. Augustine started out in childhood with a restless heart because he had to live in two different worlds. These worlds consisted of his mother’s Christian faith, and the world of everything else. These two worlds confused and disturbed Augustine as a child. Augustine’s father was pagan and his mother was Christian, and they both wanted him to be very successful in the world....   [tags: philosophy, religion, The Confessions of St. Augus]
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Freedom Of Expression And Action In Libya After The Libyan Uprising - Nowadays, a number of extensive public resistance towards the governments across the Middle East and North Africa often referred to as an Arab Spring has clearly emerged as one of the significant issues in world politics. The whole world watched as countries across the Middle East and North Africa have been conducting protests and demonstrations, depending on the country, to obtain what reforms or to depose their leader. Civilians, along with the social media, made use of strikes, demonstrations, marches, and rallies to persuade government officials....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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The Just War Theory Described in Living Justice by Thomas Massaro - The just war theory is described by Thomas Massaro in his book Living Justice as the “principle that warfare might be justified under certain conditions” (108). The complexities involved with international relations makes determining a just war very difficult. Even though historically pacifism hasn’t gained much traction within Catholic circles, it currently is gaining popularity with many mainstream Catholics. With so many differing views on military action, one might ask, “What determines a just war....   [tags: international relations, pacifism, catholicism]
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Plato’s Republic and the Just War Theory Versus Humanitarian Intervention - American involvement in humanitarian intervention is one of the most controversial issues in contemporary US foreign policy. The definition of humanitarian intervention is a military intervention; entering into a country for the purposes of saving lives and protecting citizens from the violation of their human rights. As in all debates, there are always two sides. One side disputes that military force should only be applied when, in the words of former Secretary of Defense Weinberger, ‘a vital national interest is at stake.’ ¹ The opposing side disputes that the US should apply military force to mediate when in the words of former president Clinton, “someone comes after innocent civilians…an...   [tags: plato, republic, war]
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Emergence of Diverse Methods of Political Thinking in Ancient Societies - Believing the Gods to be forces that arbitrarily amused themselves by toying with their pawns, humankind, the Greeks found a great deal of detachment. They resigned themselves to their fate and thus concern was replaced by the pursuit of knowledge. The Ionic natural philosophers of the 6th and 7th centuries B.C., along with their descendants, were convinced that a world plan existed that was driven by conception. The pursuit to recognize this plan by great thinkers such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle thus initiated the origin of Sciences....   [tags: World History] 1461 words
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Contributions to Western Civilization Made by Ancient Greece and Rome - The ancient Greeks and Romans were perhaps two of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. These two civilizations thrived in their ancient environments which eventually led to a vast amount of prosperity within these two cultures. It is because of this prosperity that these ancient cultures were able to make a variety of advancements in literature, architecture, art and a variety of other fields. These two civilizations also produced some of the ancient world’s greatest writers, leaders, and philosophers....   [tags: literature, philosophy, democracy]
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The Meaning of a Word: Justice Is Just This - The are certain words in the English language that are extremely difficult to define therefore to give them meaning, is to enter a fierce debate among thinkers. How does one define a word that is so abstract and whose definition and purpose varies so extensively from nation to nation, language to language, and person to person. One can only hope to grasp the concept of such words, before another person comes up with a slightly more adequate definition than the one currently leading the pack. The reason the definition these words vary as much as they do is simply because their meanings are bottom-line based on opinion....   [tags: Justice, definition, philosophy, ] 1243 words
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Deception, Corruption and a Collapsing Government in the 1920's - The decade of the 1920’s was full of deception, corruption, and a collapsing government. The United States Congress signed the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the sale of alcohol. The illegal production and distribution of liquor, or bootlegging, became rampant, and the national government did not have the means or determination to enforce this law in every state. This led up to the rise of the Chicago Outfit and how they brought a new type business into America, organized crime. Due to the lawless environment in Chicago, small time gangs were able to build an empire or crime during the Prohibition era and shape law enforcement in America....   [tags: American History] 977 words
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Biases and the Role of the Individual in History - All historians have biases and these biases shape the way the write history. Some authors write to promote an ideal while others write to educate the public and authors also differ in what aspects of history they write about. When reading any history text it is important to remember why the author wrote and what was important to them. An author like Jo-Ann Shelton writes history to educate people on the social history of Rome by using letters and inscriptions left from individual people, the authors of the fourth edition of A History of Rome write to educate college students on the political and economic history of Rome while occasionally discussing the culture in a traditional text-book fo...   [tags: History, Shelton, Rome]
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Seneca and the Apostle Paul: A Study in Comparison - ... Unlike Seneca, the apostle Paul was born to a relatively poor Jewish family. Some scholars even speculate that he was from a family of tentmakers (Lightfoot, 277-278). He is believed to have been born sometime between 5 B.C. and A.D. 5 in the town of Tarsus in Cilicia – making him a contemporary of Seneca (White, 147). Somewhat of a conundrum, Paul was both a Pharisee and a Roman citizen who converted to Christianity (White, 147, 155). He is considered by many to be the first evangelist and made three missionary journeys in his lifetime to spread the message of the Gospels....   [tags: Religious History]
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Marcus Brutus: The Tragic Hero Of Julius Ceasar - “A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.”(Aristotle). It should be noted that the Heroes downfall is his own fault as a result of his own free will, At times his death is seen as a waste of human potential. His death usually is not a pure loss, because it results in greater knowledge and awareness. In Julius Ceasar, William Shakespeare develops Marcus Brutus as the Tragic Hero whose ambition and naivety in his blind confidence in the nobility of man sparked guidance in a series of events which inevitably forced him to succumb to self destruction....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare - “Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable” ~Marcus Tulius Cicero. After Julius Caesar’s death, his friend Marc Antony decides to speak about the incidents that have occurred in order to clarify what really happened. During Caesar’s funeral speech, Antony utilizes persuasive devices in order to help the plebeians to agree with his point of view. He convinces all of the people using specific evidence from the past, repetition of important words, and statements that create suspense....   [tags: Marc Antony's Speech] 919 words
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Overview of the Room for Debate Blog Series - The Room for Debate series of blog posts between Bryan A. Garner and Robert Lane Greene presents to the reader two distinct views on various topics including that of authority in language, what makes a good and a bad rule, and what the purpose of these rules is. After reading the posts and doing some research on the people they mention, I noticed that the majority of them, whether lexicographers, linguists or writers (descriptivist or prescriptivist), had privileged upbringings and were educated at prestigious universities....   [tags: blog analysis, bryan a garner, robert lane greene]
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Science and Students: The World of Tomorrow - Everyone says this generation is the future, the people and the citizens of tomorrow’s society. Except if this generation is not educated to grow and progress with the planet and learn how to help it, there will be no “next generation”; the earth simply will not be able to sustain our life forms. This is why science education is important to the future of our lives and our planet. Where if not for the innovation of science and its cures, we would still be living in the Dark Ages where the simple flu would have killed a family, and smallpox and other diseases caused epidemics and panics....   [tags: Science Education ] 874 words
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The Life and Works of Niccolo Machiavelli - Niccoló Machiavelli is perhaps the greatest political thinker in history. He was a historian, musician, a poet, and he wrote comedies. He liked poetry as much as he liked philosophy. Machiavelli wrote and collected poems. His works, which are inspired by his life experiences, have been read by many of the worlds greatest politicians. Niccoló Machiavelli’s writing was influenced by the Medici family, the Soderini government in Italy, and his own diplomatic career. His great work, The Prince, is legendary for its impact in politics and its controversial proposals....   [tags: biography]
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Moral and Ethics: Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide - Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are actions that hit at the core of what it means to be human - the moral and ethical actions that make us who we are, or who we ought to be. Euthanasia, a subject that is so well known in the twenty-first century, is subject to many discussions about ethical permissibility which date back to as far as ancient Greece and Rome , where euthanasia was practiced rather frequently. It was not until the Hippocratic School removed it from medical practice. Euthanasia in itself raises many ethical dilemmas – such as, is it ethical for a doctor to assist a terminally ill patient in ending his life....   [tags: ethical issues, physician assited suicide]
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The Crime Boss: North Side Gang Massacre - On a bloody day of February 14, 1929, seven men laid dead upon a blink of an eye in a garage on North Clark Street (Outlaws, Mobsters & Crooks). These men were not any average men, they were gangsters who despised Al Capone, gangsters who desired power over the city, gangsters known as North Side Gang led by the vicious George Moran. So who shot them, who were all behind this notorious massacre. There is only one person to point fingers to and that is Al Capone, the famous all time American gangster, or also known as Scarface....   [tags: george moran, gang, al capone]
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Can Education be Classical and Christian? - Can an education be both classical and Christian. Many parents ask this question every year, unknowingly echoing an age-old question. Tertullian, an early church father, was perhaps the first to consider whether these two ideas are compatible when he asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” The church fathers continued to wrestle with the question for centuries, most concluding that all ideas that are taken captive for Christ may be used profitably by Christians. Examining this ongoing conversation about classical, Christian education will serve to answer many of our own questions today....   [tags: Informative, Church Schools] 1352 words
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The Republic in Shakespeare´s Julius Caesar - One of William Shakespeare’s most revered Roman plays and a tragedy that has stood alone in its place of magnificence in world literature, Julius Caesar is accredited to have been written in 1599. It portrays the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and the defeat of the conspirators at the battle of Philippi. It is one among several plays written by Shakespeare that were based on true events from Roman history, others being ‘Coriolanus’ and ‘Antony and Cleopatra’....   [tags: tragedy, civic republicanism]
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Personal Opinion: Education and Teaching Methods - In the 12th and 13th centuries, ideas and attitudes regarding education began to change considerably, gaining supreme importance, and in due course leading to an intellectual revolution in the foreseeable 14th century. The main reason for this advancement was the establishment of more towns, resulting in an increased necessity of formal education; Therefore, In 800, although it did not happen immediately, Charlemagne ordered that every town in the “Holy Roman Empire” shall establish a school. With the coming of the economic revival of the late 11th century, educational opportunities became increasingly more achievable....   [tags: History, Social Changes]
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The Relation Between Virtue and Happiness - What establishes a noble, valuable, enjoyable life. Many philosophers tried their own beliefs to these ancient and most persistent of philosophical question. Most of Philosophers have agreed that the best possible life is a life where the ideas of “virtue” and “happiness” are fulfilled. Nevertheless expected differences in terms, many great minds theorized that the road to a joyful, flourishing, happy life is paved with virtues. For example, Aristotle believed that anyone keen to live a virtuous life will reach happiness (Aristotle 1992)....   [tags: Virtue and Happiness Essays]
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Life and Victories of Julius Caeser - The Ancient Roman military is considered one to be one of the world’s finest forces. A fearsome force to be reckoned with, few enemies had a chance against this giant of warfare. However, with every great military, there is an even better leader commanding them. Enter Julius Caesar. Defeating enemy forces with ease and willingly showing a sense of mercy to some, he earned great respect from the citizens of Rome. Throughout this exposition, not only the background and life of this great ruler will be displayed, but also his importance and legacy....   [tags: julius caeser, roman military, pompey]
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Comparing Brutus And Cassius: Comparing Humans - To compare humans you are simply comparing ideas. Thoughts, experiences and philosophies that all combine together to create individuals. Two experiences and two people who see the same scenario with different perspectives. Such is the way with Brutus and Cassius. This pair of Roman senators shows us the difficulty of having a realist and an idealist work together, yet the pair manages to overcome their different views on the world to work together and assassinate “the foremost man of all this world.” Though, the pair of friends and lovers differences does not simply end at idealism versus realism....   [tags: idealists, realists, roman senators]
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Transformation: Augustine's Journey to Christianity - You prompt us yourself to find satisfaction in appraising you, since you made us tilted toward you, and our heart is unstable until stabilized in you. Quintessentially, this quote from Confessions symbolizes Augustine’s perilous journey towards Christianity. Although appearing earlier in what is colloquially known as the “first autobiography”, Augustine expounds on this very idea throughout his writings. Whether that includes his attraction and disdain for Manichaeism or his affinity with Neo-Platonism, one could argue this quote acted as the foundation of his inquisitions of these pre-modern dogmatic sects....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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International Law and Border Control - In 1780, the term “international law” was created and first used by Jeremy Bentham in his Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. Since about 1840, in the English and Romance Languages it has replaced the older terminology of ‘law of nations’ or ‘droit de gens’ which can be traced back to the Roman concept of ius gentium and the writings of Cicero. Since its inception, there have been different definitions offered to define the term “international law”. For example, Bentham himself defined international law as the law which relates to the mutual transactions between sovereigns as such....   [tags: Immigration] 2154 words
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The Roman Empire Over Time - In 336 BCE Alexander the Great inherited both the title from his father, Philip of Macedon, as well his father’s policies. Alexander stated that invading Persia was going to be campaign bent on revenge for the invasion that Persia carried out against Greece in 480 BCE; this invasion would be the start of Alexander’s eastern empire. Alexander was taught and educated by Aristotle, at the age of twenty he was ready to assume to role of king. It was at this time that Alexander created the Hellenistic Age; it was during this time that extraordinary kingdoms were formed....   [tags: History, Roman Leaders] 852 words
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Philosophy: Living a Happy Life - As one ponders on how to live a good life, many ideas come to mind. Whether this may be wealth, family, or beauty, the early philosopher’s theories need to be taken into consideration. Those early philosophers include Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and The Epicureans. These four committed their lives towards bettering life, and are the basis of most philosophical theories. It is evident that these four need to be read, understood, and discussed to better understand one’s life. They always pondered on the thought of how to have a perfect life and society....   [tags: Ancient Philosophers, Comparison, Theories]
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Brief History of Tour Guide - Guiding is one of the oldest professions of the Western world. The evolution of tour guides and the guiding history was divided by Pond (1993) into four periods. There are plenty of specific references in the annals of history, from the Roman Empire to the Middle Age, throughout the renaissance and into the Modern Age. Tourism saw the first major development during the era of the great empires. (3000 B.C. to A.D.500) During this period travelling is dangerous and time consuming. The ancient Persians, Assyrians and Egyptians pursue to travel through land and water....   [tags: Tourism, oldest profession]
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The Feminist Glance on Aspasia - Due to a lack of primary source information in relation to the abundance of secondary source material regarding Aspasia and her influence within rhetorical history, tackling the question concerning the amount of influence she held is difficult and, therefore, tackling the question of whether or not her influence was gender-related is more challenging. When grappling with the latter, a significant amount of feminist scholars provide a pool of information, as they see it, to draw from. Scholars like Cheryl Glenn and Madeleine M....   [tags: bias, subjective scholars]
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The Life of Ernest Hemingway - The making of an author stems from their upbringing or a life altering event that happened in their lives. With most modernist authors, the first World War had changed their mentality as well as the way they wrote their works. Ernest Hemingway was a writer from the Modernist period whose impact comes from the feelings and thoughts he has evoked within his readers and effectively conveyed his consciousness through his works. Hemingway and other Modernists have changed how people view the world and what they bring into it....   [tags: The encrypted diary,modernist period, author]
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Al Capone - By all accounts, Alphonse did well at school until the 6th grade, then at the age of 14 he was expelled for retaliating against a female teacher who hit him. Following his expulsion, the Capone family decided to move neighbourhoods - a chance move that would have a huge impact on Al's criminal future. Just round the corner from Capone's new home was the headquarters of gentleman gangster Johnny Torrio's East Coast operation. And like many boys in the area, he became involved in running errands for Torrio, just to earn a little extra money....   [tags: essays research papers] 2102 words
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Francesco Petrarch - &#9;Francesco Petrarch, was a man held in high regards of his peers. The life in which Petrarch lived, was certainly not one of which many people could have had dealt with. A life of solitude, misplaced love and, family misfortune that was endured. But, through hard workand perseverance, loyalty to the churches which lead to good connections, he was regarded as one of the most influential persons and authors of his time. &#9;Petrarch was not a man with greatest of family lives. Born in Arezzo in 1304, to a family that had just been exiled from Florence, his family had to move to Incisa, Tuscany....   [tags: essays research papers] 2010 words
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Roman Empire - RESEARCH PAPER Roman Republican politicians were drawn largely from an ancient elite of wealthy families. These families, known as the nobility, dominated access to the consulships; between them they held over 80% of the consulships in the last century of the Republic. Active politics took place within this framework, and was characterised largely by personal and political feuds between individual members of the elite. Because this elite was defined by office holding (the nobility consisted of those descended from consuls), political activity took place within a context of magistracies and public events....   [tags: World History] 1566 words
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Pompey The Great - Pompey The Great Pompey was a Roman general and political leader. He was a member of the first Triumvirate with Julius Caesar and Marcus Crassus, but later became Caesar's enemy. Pompey was born September 30, 106 B.C. His first important military experiences were in the Social war during which his father Pompeius Strabo, taught Pompey his military skills. Pompey distinguished himself in the civil war between Lucies Sulla and Gaius Marius. Pompey raised his own army in Picenum. He did such a good job raising his army he was made an imperator general....   [tags: essays research papers] 788 words
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The Reign of Octavian - Octavian, the sole heir and successor of Julius Caesar overcame significant impediments in his rise to becoming Rome’s first emperor. Aged only nineteen at the time of Caesars assassination in March 44BC Octavian’s intelligence and fortitude proved successful over the barriers of youth, inexperience and the political opposition that he faced. Octavian went on to have one of the most famous political careers of all time to defeat the Senate, Marc Antony, and gain sole control over the Roman Empire....   [tags: Roman History ]
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Gratitude and Relationship Satisfaction - Gratitude is omnipresent in society. People express gratitude in the form of gifts, favors, support and assistance. Empirical literature on the emotion has shown gratitude to promote feelings of contentment (Walker & Pitts, 1998) hope, happiness, and pride (Overwalle, Mervielde, & De Schuyter, 1995). However, what about relationship satisfaction. Specifically, can expressing gratitude verbally enhance perceived relationship satisfaction in close relationships. Gratitude has been referred to as “the moral memory of mankind,” and if suddenly eliminated, “society would break apart” (Simmel, 1950, p....   [tags: Psychology]
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On-Going Fear of AIDS - AIDS isn’t a disease people have known about since the 1800s. In fact, it wasn’t even known as AIDS until a couple years after its discovery in the 1980s. Before, it was called Gay Related Immunodeficiency Disease, or GRID (“Natural History of HIV/AIDS”). And because of the fact it wasn’t discovered until the 1980s, people feared the disease and still do to this day. It’s been thirty years and many are still not properly educated about AIDS (Hawkins 16). The fear, stigmatization, and discrimination of people with AIDS and the disease in general have many underlying factors....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Han and Roman Empires - From the 2nd century BCE through the 1st century CE, both the Han and Roman empires were dealing with the production of advancement in technology. Since the empires were from separate time periods each empire had different attributes when it came to creating technology and what they built with their technology. In the Han Empire, technology had been a luxury part of their empire because it was essential to their wealth and productivity. In the Roman Empire, their thought on technology had been it is a necessity to build their empire and to conquer land wherever they saw weakness....   [tags: History, Huan Tan] 2674 words
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The Notorious Al Capone - The popular image of the 1920s is of an alcohol soaked, jazz enriched, and senseless society that was full of crime. Morally minded citizens tried to solve the growing problem of drunkenness by pushing their efforts to end this behavior. This crusade gained steam in 1920 when the US outlawed the manufacture and sale of liquor which was amended into the Constitution. What was supposed to end this wild behavior of mindless drinking and crime spawned new economic problems and gang wars in major cities around America....   [tags: Racketeering, Bootlegging, Gangsters]
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Archimedes and Fluid Mechanics - Archimedes and Fluid Mechanics Fluid mechanics studies the behaviour of liquids and gases at rest or in the motion. It can be divided into 3 different areas; fluid statics research on fluids at rest, fluid kinematics that investigates fluids in motion, and fluid dynamics that analyses the effect of forces on fluid motion. The second and especially the third areas are greatly used on both solved and partly solved problems. The study of fluid mechanics is significant to engineers; because the main interest of engineers is to solve industrial problems in the applications of fluid mechanics....   [tags: liquid, gas, archimedes screw, motion, rest]
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The Education of Children - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was born on February 28, 1533, into a time when only the wealthy received the privilege of a good education. At around 1539, Michel was sent to the College of Guienne in Bordeaux, where he completed the curriculum under the direction of George Buchanan by the time he had reached his thirteenth year. Michel spoke well of his educators and praised their teaching techniques, but he chastised the stern discipline of most of the schools during his time, saying that if one were to visit a college where lessons were in progress, nothing could be heard, save “the cries of children being beaten and of masters drunk with anger.”1 In his essay, Of the Education of Children,...   [tags: Of the Education of Children]
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The Truth About Dragons - Dragons and dinosaurs, myth and fact, real and story- how do you separate the truth from fiction. You have heard of Cowboys and Indians, but how about Cowboys and Dragons or a snake-eating dragon from Egypt. Could there be another Nessie. This paper will bring up some interesting and often contradictory theories about Dragons. Starting with the thoughts of Evolutionists, then historical references and Biblical commentaries about dragons. This paper will then give an amazingly descriptive account of the Biblical Leviathan and finally present the possibility that dragons/dinosaurs might not be extinct....   [tags: Dragon Essays]
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The Practice of History - Historians face a large problem when studying history. Because history cannot be completely value free and objective, examining one source to gain the truth is not possible no matter how detailed it may be. They must call upon many different sources and analyse each one carefully trying to see past any bias and attempting to look at them with as much objectivity as possible. Breaking them up and analysing them intricately is the best way of coming as close as possible to truth of history. No matter how much historians analyse and decipher, there will inevitably be bias in one form or the other and it will not be 100% accurate to the truth....   [tags: weaknesses, documents, historians]
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Review of How the Irish Saved Civilization - In 476 AD, centuries of amassed knowledge in science and philosophy, literature and the arts lay in peril of destruction alongside the physical Roman Empire. Thomas Cahill's book How the Irish Saved Civilization sheds light upon the role of the Irish people in the conservation and rebirth of civilization and the Western tradition after the fall of the Roman Empire. It is here that Cahill opens his book and after a brief description of classical civilization, that we are given a look at another people, far different from the Romans and Greeks- the vibrant and intriguing Celts....   [tags: Book Reviews] 471 words
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