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Tacitus - Tacitus lived under the reign of Domitian, twenty years after Nero. His family originated from southern Gaul. After becomng a barrister he was promoted to the position of provincial governor in 112-113AD in Asia. Under the reign of Domitian, Tacitus was incredibly lucky that he managed to survive, unlike many of his colleagues. Domitian disposed of rivals and opposition, thus making him a very paranoid man. The killings of these men started Tacitus' anti-emperor feelings. Domitian's reign was modelled on Tiberius' who Tacitus also heavily criticised....   [tags: Tacitus Essays] 1746 words
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The Annals of Tacitus - Tacitus tells us in the introduction to his Annales that his intent is to “relate a little about Augustus, Tiberius, et cetera” and to in fact do so “sine ira et studio” -- without bitterness or bias.1 Experience, however, tells us that this aim is rarely executed, and that we must be all the more suspicious when it is stated outright. Throughout the Annales, Tacitus rather gives the impression that his lack of bias is evidenced by his evenhanded application of bitterness to all his subjects. But is this really the case....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Life and Works of Cornelius Tacitus - Tacitus was a Roman senator and writer that lived from circa 56-117. He was born in Gaul, a town in what is now modern day France. He had a wealthy father, and his family raised horses. Growing up, Tacitus loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting as a pastime. When he was in school, he studied rhetorics. Tacitus’ friend, Pliny the Younger, also studied rhetorics. This was helpful for Tacitus when pursuing a career in law and politics. Tacitus became a Quaestor, which was a Roman official, and later became a senator....   [tags: roman senator, gaul, roman official]
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Unspoken Comparison in Tacitus's Germania - Unspoken Comparison in Tacitus's Germania Tacitus's Germania is a thoroughly itemized ethnographic text detailing the geography, climate and social structure of Germany and its people. Unlike his Histories and Annales Tacitus doesn't offer a story line to be followed, but instead, he nudges forth an unspoken comparison to be made between two cultures. Each of the Germania's 46 passages deals with a particular area of German civilization among which Tacitus develops a two-tiered theme. The two points he tries to make generally clear are the following: A) The Germans are barbaric, savage and stupid…but… B) The Germans are quaint, noble and have some redeeming qualities that mak...   [tags: Germania] 2072 words
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Tacitus' The Agricola and The Germania - Imperial Rome, during the first century A.D. was expanding it's boundaries by adding new territories. They expanded into northern Europe and Britain and conquered or attempted to conquer various types of people. Based on my reading of Tacitus' The Agricola and The Germania, I have knowledge of the life and customs of the Britons, subject of the Agricola, and the Germans, subject of the Germania. This of course being the Romans, and more specifically Tacitus,' observation and view of these groups of people....   [tags: Culture Romans Germans Britons] 909 words
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Germania: Tacitus’ Perceptions of Pax Romana Rome - Germania: Tacitus’ Perceptions of Pax Romana Rome While the early 2nd century is usually considered to be the height of the Roman Empire, closer examinations reveal a deteriorating state hiding behind a façade of power and wealth. As modern day historian C. Warren Hollister described, “life in Rome’s ‘golden age’ could be pleasant enough if one were male, adult, very wealthy, and naturally immune to various epidemic diseases. But if this was humanity’s happiest time, God help us all!” (14)....   [tags: Roman History Empire]
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Agricola as Hope for a Troubled Empire - Agricola as Hope for a Troubled Empire Tacitus’ Agricola, though it traverses a significant part of Rome’s conquest of Britain, is primarily about the man from whom the book takes it title. Tacitus used British conquest to show the reader Agricola’s many virtues, and he explained why Romans should strive to follow Agricola’s example. At the same time, however, Tacitus echoed Agricola’s virtues to Rome, which, before and during the writing of his book, endured several tyrannical emperors....   [tags: Tacitus Agricola Essays] 1912 words
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Galgacus: On Roman Imperialism - Publius (Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus was a Roman historian and senator who wrote several historical documents, including some discussing ancient Britain. In approximately 98 CE, Tacitus wrote a particular document called, “Galgacus: On Roman Imperialism,” which focused on a speech supposedly delivered by Galgacus, a Briton military leader. If Tacitus in fact did write this speech celebrating the Britons and calling them to fight for freedom, why would he use Galgacus’s name. Firstly, Tacitus was a Roman senator who witnessed imperialism’s negative impact so he imagined this speech to criticize the Roman Empire’s barbarism without incriminating himself....   [tags: Ancient Rome]
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History as Scourge - History as Scourge How truly the wisest of men used to assert that the souls of despots, if revealed, would show wounds and mutilations – weals left on the spirit, like lash-marks on a body, by cruelty, lust, and malevolence. Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome. Penguin Group. Translation by Michael Grant, 1996 ed. Pg. 202 Tacitus wielded his history like a scourge, excoriating the corruption of emperors and populous alike, attempting to revise the fictions of earlier histories and chart the decay of Roman values and virtue in the early Empire....   [tags: essays research papers] 453 words
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The Character and Achievements of Roman Emperor Augustus - Augustus was more concerned with self preservation than the advancement of the senate, the armies and his citizens. He rejected absolute power, but had an ulterior motive. With the fate of Julius Caesar in his mind, Augustus was well aware of the dangers of absolute power. So he saw dispersing power as a means to offset those potential threats to his lift. I have used the primary sources such as Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus, The Deeds of the Divine Augustus by Augustus and The Divine Augustus by Suetonius for the examination of my hypothesis and to compare how each of them portrayed Augustus....   [tags: Roman Empire, biography, Biographical Essay] 844 words
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The Tale of Boudicca - “Great leaders undergo reinvention throughout different periods of history” to what extent does this statement reflect the image and interpretation of Boudicca since the first century AD. The tale of Boudicca, the warrior queen dates back to 60 AD, when the Celts rose up in revolt against their Roman oppressors. Yet the only ancient written sources about the battle today are riddled with bias and fabrications. All due to the fact that history is written by the victors and in this case the literate....   [tags: Leaders, Reinvention, World History]
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Learning About Celts Through Roman Authors - Learning About Celts Through Roman Authors The Celts left very little written documentation behind them. What is known about the Celts has been discovered through archaeology and through the writings of Roman authors such as Caesar, Strabo and Tacitus. Caesar wrote about the Celts in his Gallic Wars as he documented his arrivals in Britain in 55 and 55 BC. Strabo was a Roman geographer, and included his knowledge of the geography of Britain in his texts, and Tacitus in his "Agricola", his histories and his annals also wrote of his knowledge of the Celts....   [tags: Papers] 2074 words
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Thesis Introduction: The Batavian Revolt and the Sepoy Rebellion - Chapter 1: Introduction The problem of internal revolt is inherent to all empires, as it is difficult to consistently maintain authority over a large and diverse population. Although empires have taken steps to prevent a loss of control from occurring, even the utmost vigilance has been either not enough, or has lapsed long enough for a revolt to occur. The resulting uprising might be minor, or it might be serious enough to threaten a crucial territory. How empires have dealt with a major internal revolt is instructive in several ways: it tests whether or not the empire's military is strong enough to deal with revolts, it tests the ability of the ruler or the ruling class to maintain their...   [tags: World History] 1298 words
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The Roman Emperor Tiberius - In the early first century AD, the Roman Empire was subject to autocratic rule and the old Republic was long dead. Augustus had been ruling for forty years and most of that time he was loved and praised by the Senate and the people of Rome. Throughout his reign, Augustus had the one lingering problem of finding a successor to take over the role of Emperor. He had chosen 3 different heirs in his time of rule; however, they all passed before they had the chance to inherit Augustus’ esteemed power....   [tags: Roman Empire, Biography] 1977 words
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German Barbarians - Just outside the boundaries of the Roman empire of the first and second centuries, beyond the Rhine River, and occupying the area of Central Europe of what is today Germany, lived the tribes of the Germanic people. In Germania, the Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus gave an account of the lifestyles and organization of these peculiar barbarians. These descendants of modern Germans proved peculiar in that they adopted many qualities typical of barbaric cultures, yet they simultaneously practiced virtues more befitting of advanced civilizations, values more ethical than even the Roman empire of the time....   [tags: essays research papers] 987 words
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The Effects of War on the Characters of The English Patient - Like a tree spreading its roots into the ground, cultural history is something that is deeply rooted in the minds of people. As the significance of Herodotus unravels itself in “The English patient,” Michael Ondaatje touches further upon the idea of how personal history is shaped by cultural history. Ondaatje refers to Tacitus, a great Roman historian, in the third chapter, “Something with Fire” in order to enhance the notion that times of terror can influence the shaping of an individual’s personal history....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje]
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Ancient Greek Historians: Herodotus and Thucydides - Thesis statement: While the ancient Greek historians made great strides in perfecting the writing of history, the Roman historians (and the Greek historian writing Roman history) continued perfecting the art of writing good history. The two Greeks Herodotus and Thucydides started the practice of reporting truth and personal knowledge of historical events above prose and poetry (vis-à-vis Homer), as well as removing much of the theological-centric content. The Roman historians that came after improved on this practice, particularly Tacitus, who used the better developed record-keeping of the times to write more concise, accurate histories with personal knowledge of the movers and shakers of t...   [tags: greece, writing roman history, polybius]
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Legacy of Queen Boadicea - Boadicea is a celebrated the war-queen who led an ultimately unsuccessful rebellion against the Roman occupancy of ancient Britain in the first century AD. Our knowledge of Boadicea stems from works of Roman historians, Tacitus and Cassius Dio's. Tactius's Agricola and Annals along with Cassius Dio's Roman History are the three major works that document the violent legacy of Boadicea. The only known description of her is found in Cassius Dio's work: She was huge of frame, terrifying of aspect, and with a harsh voice....   [tags: Roman History]
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Conspiracy Theory - In the Roman world, reputation and character were powerful concepts. A person could be brought up to prominence or down to infamy through their reputation alone. Some attempted to cultivate their image to suit their purposes, while others had theirs ruined by detractors. After the discovery of a conspiracy, the suspected participants could be punished by damnatio memoriae, considered unworthy of remembrance. However, because of the practical difficulties of this and the importance of remembering conspiracies, it was more likely that a conspirator would instead have his or her reputation slandered and any posthumous honors removed from them....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1717 words
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Different Theories Proposed to Account for the Iron Age Bog Bodies - There are numerous unanswered questions surrounding the Northern European Bog Bodies phenomenon including "How, or why, or even when, the bodies became immersed in quagmires." (Turner, R.C, Scaife, R.G (ed.),1995,p.169). Despite vast amounts of evidence there are still no easy answers that account for the Iron age bodies. However there are four main competing theories providing possible causes including: the Sacrifice theory, Punishment theory, Boundary theory and the Accidental death theory. All these competing theories will be further examined and critically analysed throughout this text allowing us to depict the most convincing and plausible solution for the mystery of the Iron Age Bog B...   [tags: sacrifice, punishment, boundary, accidental death]
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The Bible and Jesus of Nazareth - ... through Judea, where the mischief originated.”This quote, from the works of Tacitus, appears in every known copy, downplaying the idea of tampering by Christians. From this quote we can discern that Jesus was a jewish man who wandered Judea preaching. He eventually gained a massive following. This gained the attention of roman officials. another man who confirms these notions in his writings is Lucian of Samosata(120 - ~180 A.D.). He wrote “The Christians... worship a man to this day- ... who introduced their novel rites, and was crucified on that account......   [tags: secular evidence, miracles, healing] 759 words
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Education Reform and Partisan Propaganda - It is likely that in our lifetime we will witness some form of educational reform. We need to be involved in this process to ensure that the reformed educational system focuses on knowledge, not propaganda. Education is the most powerful propaganda known to man. The subtle seduction of education can accomplish what legions of soldiers cannot. It can change the prospects of a generation. It can illuminate the darkest corners of the mind. It can shade the luminous opportunities of the future. A good education can ennoble a populace, granting them access to true knowledge, freeing them from the chains of ignorance and despair....   [tags: Educational reform, politics] 699 words
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History of the World´s Religion - History of the World’s religion begins tackling the sources that make up the life of Jesus by stating that the New Testament has been thoroughly searched and questioned then any other book throughout all of history (398). However many coutless of people critics and supporters who have analyzed these writing the verdict that truly count are those made by historian and scholars. On account of this, the next statement made has great implication as the authors state that the overall verdict reached by historians is that early Christians modified the New Testemant though to what degree is still uncertain....   [tags: Christian, Jesus, history]
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The Iron Age - The Iron Age has been perceived of as a period filled with war and conflict due to the writings of classical authors. War, as defined by the Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology, is “a particular type of political relationship between groups, in which the groups use, or threaten to use, lethal force against each other in pursuit of their aims.” The warfare that took place in Iron Age Britain could have been more the threatening of, rather than the actual infliction of violence. Prehistoric people might have viewed combat more as a ceremonial practice....   [tags: Ceremonial Warfare, War]
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Frontier Policy and the Maintenance of the Pax Romana - Frontier policy and the Maintenance of the Pax Romana Tiberius and Claudius The Imperium Romanum (Roman Empire) was a vast domain containing large territorial holdings in Europe and the Mediterranean. Beyond the empire however consisted of barbarous nations that were a constant threat to the Roman boundaries. For this reason, it was necessary for well-functioning frontier policies to be administrated and sustained to protect the outskirts of the empire from invasion. During the Julio-Claudian dynasty both Tiberius and Claudius established many effective frontier policies during their Principates....   [tags: Roman History]
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The Roman Colosseum and The Great Fire of Rome - The Roman Colosseum is known by many as one of the most prominent traces of the Roman Empire, but it symbolizes more than an architectural feat. Vespasian, and his son, Titus, used the Colosseum as an appeasement to the Roman citizens after an era of private luxury and tyranny. The Colosseum, built in on the former gardens of Nero’s palace, stands as a symbol of a new era, as well as a gift from the new ruling family that had no physical ties to the previous family. The use of the Colosseum is obvious, but the purpose it served for late Vespasian is not clear, though it’s physical location, the symbolism behind it and the primary sources of the time period add to the significance of the mo...   [tags: vespasan, titus, flavian family]
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Reflecting on Why the Roman Empire was Great - ... Nerva adopted Trajan and it was accepted by the senate and was the next great leader in the era of Five Good emperors. Trajan was the first emperor not native of Italy therefore it was very important that he made himself popular with the people and army. Trajan continued many of the programs that his father started. Trajan also gave to the people elective power to the senate, liberty in action and speech, as well as giving back to the magistrates their authority that had been stripped from them by prior emperors....   [tags: military, leaders, traits] 847 words
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Rome in The Age of Augustus - 30 BC ~ Octavian was given the title of Imperator, which was used in the Eastern provinces. Imperium suggests unlimited imperium (or power) (Antiquity 2 Interpreting The Past) This was the first of many titles that were to be given to Octavian after his defeat of Mark Antony in 31 BC at the Battle of Actium. It indicates that the provinces thought Octavian was worthy of being honoured, and that the power he possessed at the time should remain his. Therefore this was the first factor that initiated the rise of Octavian....   [tags: Roman History ]
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Passive Male Homosexuality in Pre-Christian Scandinavia - “The love that dare not speak its name” truly was a mute love in pre-Christian Norse society. The Norse viewed male homosexual intercourse through a curious (by modern American standards) dichotic lens. Similarly to Roman and Greek societies, the Norse attached no great negative stigma or condemnatory connotations to the idea itself of homosexual intercourse. However, the Vikings intensely disapproved of free men taking the passive role in any male-male sexual acts. Norse society regarded passivity in all penetrative intercourse as intrinsically related to unmanly, and therefore feminine, behavior....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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ROME IN THE AUGUSTINIAN AGE - 30 BC ~ Octavian was given the title of Imperator, and was used in the Eastern provinces. Imperium suggests unlimited imperium (or power) (Antiquity 2 Interpreting The Past) This was the first of many titles that were to be given to Octavian after his defeat of Mark Antony in 31 BC at the Battle of Actium. It indicates that the provinces thought Octavian was worthy of being honoured, and that the power he possessed at the time should remain. Therefore making it the first factor that led to the rise of Octavian....   [tags: Roman History ]
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A Brief History of Estonia - Estonia woke during the early period of her people’s settlements, and she travelled with them until she was found later by a man visiting her country’s boundaries. He gave her the name Aestii. This man, she later learned was named, Tacitus, a Roman historian. After she was given this name, Estonia sneaked around and looked for people like her - those that did not age, as Tacitus had mentioned meeting some like her. Before the Vikings began to invade, she managed to find and befriend, Finland, and much later after some incident, Hungary....   [tags: former Soviet Union countries]
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Anglo-Saxon Warriors and the Klephts of Greece: Their Indo-European Origins - Anglo-Saxon Warriors and the Klephts of Greece: Their Indo-European Origins Anglo-Saxon warrior bands share the same code of honor as the Greek resistance fighters called Klephts both nations having a common Indo-European heritage and concept of hero. Beginning in the fifth century Germanic invasions transformed the Celtic culture of the British Isles. Anglo-Saxon warrior bands conquered the native Celts and prevailed in England from the fifth until the eleventh century. Warfare, the idea of comitatus, and the Germanic heroic code comprised the Anglo-Saxon way of life....   [tags: History Greek Essays]
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Importance of Compassion - “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness. This quote said by the Dalai Lama has a great meaning to it. Most just see compassion as another word in this world, when it’s so much more than that. Compassion bring people together, makes the world a better place, and most importantly allows you to connect with others. Compassion is necessary to the human experience because it keep the world emotionally connected....   [tags: together, world, connect, human] 649 words
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The Main Changes to the Frontiers in 14 AD to 117 AD - The Main Changes to the Frontiers in 14 AD to 117 AD The main changes to the frontiers in the period from 14 AD to 117 AD are as follows ; in the east early in the period there were many annexations by the Romans , in which the army would move into the province to relieve a client king of the province, to either quell an uprising or if the Romans decided that the client king was not doing a satisfactory job, sometimes these annexations would be only temporary and a new king would be chosen at other times the Romans will have used the annexation as an excuse to invade permanently....   [tags: Papers] 834 words
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Women in the Epic of Beowulf and in Other Anglo-Saxon Poems - The Women in Beowulf and in Other Anglo-Saxon Poems             Are women in these poems active equals of the men. Or are they passive victims of the men. The roles of the women in Beowulf and other Anglo-Saxon poems are not always stereotyped ones of passive homemaker and childbearer and peaceweaver, but sometimes ones giving freedom of choice, range of activity, and room for personal growth and development. Beowulf makes reference to Ingeld and his wife and the coming Heathobard feud: in that hot passion his love for peace-weaver, his wife, will cool (2065-66) This is a rare passage, for Anglo-Saxon poetry rarely mentions romantic feelings toward women....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf womenbeo]
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A Comparison of Women in Beowulf, Widsith and Icelandic Sagas - Women in Beowulf , Widsith and Icelandic Sagas                          Are women in these poems active equals of the men. Or are they passive victims of the men. The roles of the women in Beowulf, Widsith, The Saga of The Volsungs, and the Saga of King Hrolf Kraki are not always stereotyped ones of passive homemaker and childbearer and peaceweaver, but sometimes ones giving freedom of choice, range of activity, and opportunity for personal growth and development.   Let us first of all consider the roles of women in the classic epic poem Beowulf....   [tags: comparison compare contrast]
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The Significance of Women in the Imperial Family - The Significance of Women in the Imperial Family During the time of the Roman Empire women were not allowed to play any part in the political life of the empire. However women were still able to influence powerful men and manipulate them to use their power for the wants of woman. The most powerful woman in the roman society was either the wife of a principate or the mother of one. Examples of influential woman in the imperial family include Livia Drusilla, Julia Agrippina and Octivia....   [tags: Roman History Roman Empire]
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Women’s Roles in the Epic of Beowulf - Women’s Roles in Beowulf         Are women in this poem active equals of the men. Or are they passive victims of the men. The role of the women in Beowulf is not a stereotyped one of passive homemaker, but rather one having freedom of choice, range of activity, and room for personal growth and development, such as is reflected in Anglo-Saxon England of the time.   Beowulf makes reference to Ingeld and his wife and the coming Heathobard feud:                                                               in that hot passion his love for peace-weaver,                    his wife, will cool (2065-66)   This is a rare passage, for Anglo-Saxon poetry rarely mentions romantic...   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essay]
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How Can We Be Sure That What We Are Taught About Jesus Is True And Not - There are several ways in which we can be assured that what we are taught about Jesus is true and not just made up. These are called our faith sources. These sources, like the Bible and other sources of information about Jesus have accounts of Jesus’ life. The most important part of these faith sources is the Christian Scriptures. Although the Christian Scriptures are one of the most valuable tools we have to learn about Jesus there are also the Gospels, and also other non-biblical, and non-Christian accounts of Jesus’ life that we can consider when trying to answer the question How can we be sure that what we are taught about Jesus is true and not just made up....   [tags: essays research papers] 492 words
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The Historical Accuracy of the Movie, The War Lord by Franklin J. Schaffner - The Historical Accuracy of The War Lord Wouldn’t it be thrilling to tread into the era of lords, knights and dukes. The War Lord is a 1965 fictional movie directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, and produced by Walter Seltzer. Charlton Heston is the star of the film (Brooke). Visually, The War Lord is remarkably well done. The weapons and sieges on the tower are good. The coarseness of the era is brought to the viewer’s attention. But some aspects of the movie may not be historically accurate. The right of droit du seigneur is practiced in this movie....   [tags: druidism, middle ages, lord] 1289 words
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Analysis of When the Vikings Reached the New World - When the Vikings reached the New World, they called the native inhabitants (American Indians or Native Americans), “Skræling.” There has been much debate as to what exactly this word or label meant. Some translate it as “skin wearers,” which may be true as to how they described them, being the Norse generally wore woolen or linen clothing and North American Natives generally wore animal skins. But there was one additional thing puzzling about the Norse and the Skræling. The Viking explorers weren't curious or baffled by these new people....   [tags: vikings, norsemen, skraeling] 692 words
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What was life like in Rome during Caesar’s Time? - What was life like in Rome during Caesar’s time. Imagine what it would be like to be related to a dictator. How would it feel if there were no equal rights as there are today. Maybe feel as if there were no point in living life at all. Family and gender roles were different in Caesar’s time than they are today. People during Caesar’s time had different roles that they played according to their gender. According to later Roman law, the Roman father, or paterfamilias, was a powerful type in the family....   [tags: powers, gender, paterfamilias] 582 words
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What made the roman imperial army so strong - What lies behind the strength of the Roman Imperial Army has sparked considerable debate throughout modern scholarship, with the dominant view concluding that Rome’s Imperial military power was heavily influenced by its organisation and discipline. However, Adrian Goldsworthy has emphasised that the military’s organisation should not be exaggerated, claiming that it was flexibility that was ultimately the key to its success. The strength of the Army can explicitly be seen in its ability to maintain control over the provinces....   [tags: Ancient Rome]
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Romanticism in European Art and Culture - Of all the movements in European art, Romanticism has by far the most difficult origins to pinpoint due to the broadness of its beginnings, artistic expressions, and time frame. Inspired by “nature, an awareness of the past, a religious spirit, and an artistic ideal” (Barron’s 6), Romanticism is one of the most significant influences on European culture. By looking at modern paintings, we can see the influence Romanticism has had throughout the generations. With Romanticism, artists have been able to take painting to different levels....   [tags: Romanticism, European Culture, art, Europe,]
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Technology in Ancient Rome and Egypt - Technology application of antiquity was so advanced in some areas that only in the last several centuries has modern technology overtaken what existed several millennia ago . The massive building projects of the Giza Plateau and throughout Egypt required heavy lifting and precision surveying technology that did not exist even 100 years ago . The military equipment of ancient Rome, such as artillery machinery, was still state of the art 200 years ago . Neither Rome nor Egypt invented much new technology , but rather applied existing technology in new ways....   [tags: Rome, Egypt, Giza]
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Persecuction of Christians - Persecuction of Christians Christians today form a happy and integral part of society. They have through history suffered greatly along the way. The most significant and remembered of these were the persecutions endured by the Christians at the hands of Ancient Rome. This Roman Persecution of Christians began in the second half of the 1st Century and continued sporadically until the religion gained official status in 313- under the Emperor Constantine The Great....   [tags: Christianity History Religion Rome] 1502 words
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Indigenous Religion: Druid Religion - ... Many people associate Druids with both animal and human sacrifice during their rituals although it has never been historically proven. The druids are also known for creating stone circles to perform their rituals in. It is believed that they created these open stone circles because thought it was degrading to the gods to confine them with walls during rituals (Partington, 635). In Britain and Ireland there are more than 1,300 stone circles attributed to the Druids. The most famous of these stone circles is Stonehenge in England....   [tags: celtic people of ireland, oak trees]
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Engineering an Image - Engineering an Image Gaius Julius Caesar was posthumously elevated to a status of divinity, but even during his life, his exceptional leadership motivated and mobilized his armies to perform extraordinary feats. He was unequaled at political clemency, superlative leadership, and militant celerity; these were among the traits that set him apart. He proved his fearlessness and daring on many occasions; one such notable occurrence was during his Gallic war when he endeavored to cross the Rhine into an area explicitly foreign and beyond the scope of Roman territory at the time....   [tags: Ancient Rome] 840 words
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