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Pantheon and Hagia Sophia - ... The dome was the largest built until modern times. The interior is a perfect circle which diameter and height are exactly same, 43m. The wall is 6.05m thick and on the lower level are seven niches with a pair of Corinthian columns. The lower level and the second level are divided by the cornis in the ratio of a square root of 2 to 1. Exterior walls are divided into two zones by the cornis but no correspondence with the height of the interior cornis. The hemispherical dome has the skylight oculus of 8.9m in diameter....   [tags: architecture, dome, cathedral]
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The Beauty of the Pantheon and the Parthenon - The Beauty of the Pantheon and the Parthenon If I showed you pictures of the Parthenon and Pantheon, would you get them confused. Well, I sure did at first, but then realized a lot of people do because they look almost alike. Well I am going to tell you today that they are two completely different, yet monumental pieces of architecture. To start off I want to look at the Parthenon and then finish with the Pantheon. So let's begin. The Parthenon is a temple that towers above the city of Athens, symbolizing the Athenians' wealth and power....   [tags: Compare Contrast Architecture Art] 1088 words
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From Rome to Columbia: A Comparison of Jesse Hall and The Pantheon - For much of the last millennia many great architects have looked upon the Pantheon as a staple of classical architecture, as well as a model for many modern day buildings. Created by the Romans, the Pantheon would use many elements better than any other works of architecture to that time. No further than Columbia Missouri is this evident in the construction of what used to be known as the First Academic Building on the University of Missouri campus. The Architects Bell and Binder headed the creation of the new building after the First Academic Building burnt down in 1892....   [tags: Architecture] 1004 words
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Jefferson Memorial and the Pantheon - Jefferson Memorial and the Pantheon The Jefferson Memorial is a testimonial to the past, present, and future of the United States. Its architecture, like most neo-Classical buildings, gives a sense of permanence. This permanence has a history far older than many would suspect. Centuries ago and thousands of miles away a building was erected that would later become the model for which many other buildings, including the Jefferson Memorial, are based upon. This building is the Roman Pantheon. Though the Jefferson Memorial borrows the basic form and elements from the Pantheon, the Memorial has distinctive differences from its predecessor....   [tags: Architecture Compare Contrast Essays]
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Meaning Making and the Importance of Questioning in the Great Books Pantheon - Throughout the Great Books pantheon we have read and discussed the works of various individuals who aim to answer important questions such as, how should one live a life of virtue, what does the most functional society look like, is there any meaning to life at all?, and as students we have been challenged to do more than to take each of these works at face value. In reading any book, it is important to evaluate the content so that the author’s purpose in writing is properly ascertained and so that we may add our own knowledge and opinions to the work, essentially creating and solidifying our own ideals subsequently crafting within ourselves an analytical mind....   [tags: Education, Students, Reading]
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The Sumero-Akkadian Pantheon's mos Important Gods - Although, the Sumero-Akkadian Pantheon was made up of almost two thousand different gods and goddesses there were six major deities known throughout Mesopotamia. These gods were each the chief deities of main cities. However, with time their influence spread throughout other cities. Most of these gods represented the major elements of nature. Following are some examples: An, deity of Uruk, was the god of the sky, Nanna, deity of Ur, was the moon god, and Ea, deity of Eridu, was god of both water and wisdom....   [tags: ishtar, mesopotamia, gligamesh] 1404 words
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The Greek Parthenon vs the Roman Pantheon - The Greek Parthenon vs the Roman Pantheon Imagine asking a five-year-old to draw a picture of a house. A native Floridian probably wouldn’t draw the typical split-plan design with a tile roof and a screened-in lanai. The extent of the child’s artistic ability would probably consist of a box with a triangle on top of it. As fundamental as it sounds, the use of this structure has a long history dating back to ancient Greece. The classical Greek temple, the Parthenon, made use of this design and influenced (the still rather different) Roman Pantheon....   [tags: Architecture Design Compare Contrast] 767 words
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Domes of Ancient Rome - The dome is a remarkable engineering and architectural innovation, perhaps made even more so by the fact that those who first employed it lacked the knowledge and technology advantages of today. By considering how a dome supports itself and its various loads as well as the stresses under which it is subjected, and the structures that allow for this to happen, it is not difficult to determine that the domes of antiquity, such as the Pantheon and Hagia Sophia were incredible structural feats in their own rights....   [tags: Pantheon, Hagia Sophia]
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Roman Architecture - The White House, The Capitol Building, The Lincoln Memorial, all these things have been affected by ancient Roman architecture. This ancient Roman architecture came to be around the time period of the Pax Romana in the Roman Empire. It was a time of great wealth and prosperity for the empire which brought it into a time of a sort of golden age for architecture. This type of architecture was influenced by the ancient Greeks, but it took their ideas and transformed them to better advantage their own empire....   [tags: Pantheon, Colosseum, Roman Empire]
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Brunelleschi and The Romans: A Comparison of Technique - In a time of rebirth and revival of classical thinking into something entirely new, Filippo Brunelleschi thrived as an inspirational architect. He combined Romanesque traditions, with the modern age Renaissance thinking to create a new and defined style of architecture. One of Brunelleschi's most influential works, the Pazzi Chapel, clearly illustrated Roman influence on architecture during the Renaissance. The Pazzi Chapel's overall design was influenced by Brunelleschi's study of building designs in Rome, geometric engineering, and stylistic elements such as: columns, the importance of light, and arches....   [tags: Architecture]
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Greek and Roman Architecture - Greek and Roman Architecture Greek and Roman architecture is truly amazing. They each had great ideas, and fabulous productions. It is said that the Pantheon is to Italy what the Parthenon is to Greece. Both are tremendous monuments that reek of culture and history. Each had a purpose which was displayed by the design and construction of each. There are such great meanings behind each of these architecural structures. The Romans and the Greeks alike worshipped and dedicated their structures and designs to the Gods and Goddess they believed in....   [tags: Papers Culture History Greece Italy Essays]
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Brunelleschi and The Romans: A Comparison of Technique - Brunelleschi's inspirational Pazzi Chapel clearly illustrated Roman influence on architecture during the Renaissance. The Pazzi Chapel's overall design was influenced by Brunelleschi's study of building designs in Rome, geometric engineering, and stylistic elements such as: arches, columns, and the importance of light. Filippo Brunelleschi gained much of his architectural signature from his studies in Rome. He was already making a name for himself in Florence before he started working on a design for the Baptistery doors....   [tags: Art]
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Classical Architecture: An Everlasting Imprint - Architectural style that was developed by the ancient Greeks has had such an influence on many world civilizations that it surrounds us even to this day. The symbolism that this architectural style has represents power, dignity and recognition that is everlasting throughout generations. The Romans particularly skilled at concrete construction were intrigued by this style and incorporated this technique into their very own building and temple structures. El Paso High School located in El Paso, Texas is a representation of how powerful of an influence ancient Greeks and Romans have had on cultures around the world....   [tags: Architecture]
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Ancient Greek and Roman Architecture - Roman Architecture Roman architecture implemented many characteristics of Ancient Greek architecture. The Romans showed the influence of their engineering skills and secular monuments, while Greek architecture exhibited the influence of their gods and ideas of physical perfection. The use of arches, the dome and concrete permitted the ancient Romans to attain extraordinary achievements in the construction of imposing structures for public use. While showing the magnificence of the Greeks and their practical application, as well as their creativity, the Romans established architectural features that remain to this day....   [tags: columns, post, lintel, monuments]
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The Roman’s Extensive Use of Concrete - THESIS STATEMENT The Roman’s extensive use of concrete is portrayed through their massive architectural feats. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through the critical analysis of works dealing with the concrete of Ancient Rome it is evident that Rome used concrete to build massive structures. INTRODUCTION What would our world be like today if we did not have concrete. Could we imagine a life of stone built houses. The ancient people of world did just that. But then in Rome concrete was invented and the Romans used it to construct an enormous amount of architecture....   [tags: Building and Construction] 1673 words
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Roman Gods and Goddesses - Roman gods and goddesses are an important part of history. “Roman mythology is the conflation of ancient Roman gods, and Roman religion together...” (Milani). The belief in the Roman gods and goddesses known as mythology influenced the daily lives of the people both past and present. It has become part of our life through books and movies, architecture, religion, and art. The Ancient Roman civilization began on the Italian Peninsula beginning in the ninth century BCE. Most of the history of Roman civilization can be explained in Roman myths....   [tags: ancient romans, religion, beliefs]
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Brunelleschi's Chapel - Brunelleschi's Chapel In no other time was Roman influence in architecture more profound than in 15th century Florence. Filippo Brunelleschi's Pazzi Chapel revived interests for Roman architecture. Like Masaccio's The Holy Trinity, the Pazzi Chapel implemented numerous classical architectural elements. Like Masaccio's frescoe, the chapel is a highlight of the Renaissance. The chapel, however, was a Roman avatar. It is for this reason that Brunelleschi's is considered as an important example of the influence of Roman architecture in the Renaissance; Roman influence is most visible in the chapel's hemispherical dome, Corinthian columns, pilasters, and pedimented entrance....   [tags: Architecture]
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Trajan’s Forum: The Hub of Early Roman Society - Trajan’s Forum: The Hub of Early Roman Society The Roman Empire can arguably be considered one of the greatest ancient civilizations. From Augustus to Constantine, the Romans brought both new and borrowed ideas into the world. With influence from the Greeks, the Romans established a representative government with the Emperor and the Senate as the main law-making and law-enforcing bodies. The Roman Empire grew prosperous and, with military expeditions, expanded as west as modern day Britain and as east the lands near the Caspian Sea....   [tags: Roman History ]
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Rome and Paris: Two Great Vacation Destinations! - Have you ever had the feeling that you just want to get away from where you are or a situation you are in. When people start to feel this way they often decide to go on a vacation. Then they face a decision, “Where do I want to go?” There are many factors that may contribute to this decision, such as the amount of time that can be taken away from work or other obligations, how much money there is to spend on this trip, is this the best time, and much more. Deciding where to go is a big decision that should be given a great deal of thought and not rushed into....   [tags: Summer Vacation Essays]
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A Comparison of Greek and Norse Mythology - Hundreds of years ago people did not have the technology to explain different forces of nature. They created gods, each with separate powers, to rule their domains. Some of the gods were merciful, some were wicked, and others were merely servants of more powerful gods. Looking at the gods, it is easy to tell what the civilization most valued. I am going to look at the Greek and the Norse gods to compare what was most important to their societies. Both cultures had a king of the gods. In Greek mythology there is no god who is more powerful than Zeus....   [tags: essays research papers] 1774 words
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roman architecture - The city of Rome has many of the great architectural feats of the ancient world. Many of these buildings and other assorted structures, although they were built around 2000 years ago, are still standing and even in use. At the start of Roman history, they imported their marble from another great ancient city; Greece. However, they did eventually find quarries in northern Italy that held an abundance of white marble. This marble helped them become the great architectural city that we see even in present times....   [tags: essays research papers] 837 words
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Ancient Egyptian Religion - Religion was not a monolithic institution, it consisted of a large variety of different beliefs and practices, all of which were linked by the common focus on the interaction between the Egyptian people and the divine realm, as the gods of this realm linked the Egyptian understanding of the world. As the Ancient Egyptian Religion was an integral part of ancient Egyptian society. Polytheism the belief of multiple deities usually assembled into a pantheon of gods and goddesses along with their own mythologies and rituals was an essential aspect of ancient Egyptian religion....   [tags: Ancient Civilizations ]
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Fidel Castro's Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 - A. Plan of the Investigation This historical investigation aims to address the question: How significant was Fidel Castro’s role in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The scope of this investigation is to discover the involvement of Fidel Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. First to be analyzed is the relationship of Castro with the Soviet Union and the United States as to identify the significance of Castro’s role in the stages of the Crisis. Castro’s role will then be deduced referring to the early days of the Crisis, the period when a US U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down over Cuba, and the resolution of the Crisis....   [tags: World History ]
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The Classical Nature of the Trinity College Examination Hall - The term “Classical” refers to the time period of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. The architectural techniques of these peoples’ allowed them to create buildings that we admire to this day. The architectural style has several distinct characteristics that continue to influence modern architectural design. The utilization of symmetry, centralized composition, order, and a devotion to congruence has resulted in a unique and profound model for building. Roman engineer, Marcus Vitruvius, lived during the first century and wrote a book on architecture called De Architectura....   [tags: Dublin, architecture, ancient Greek, tradition]
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Roman Architecture: How did it Come to Existence? - Roman Architecture. Although this doesn’t usually come to people's minds very often, Roman Architecture hides many things behind it. The Etruscans started living in Rome in 700 B.C. There they created art and many architectural buildings. At that time the Romans had no true art. They copied Etruscan art and yet, did not want them living in Rome. As a result the Romans exterminated almost all the Etruscan from Rome. After wards the Romans were influenced by Greek art up until they derived their own artistic ways and view of art....   [tags: greek architecture, marble, doric design]
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Western Perspective on Western Biases in Hinduism - In many ways Rita Gross’ stance on Western bias on Hinduism, which creates an andocentric stance on three primary deities of Vishnu, Siva, and Devi, worshipped in Hindu tradition, is valid. As argued by Gross, within texts of Hinduism there appears an inclination towards an andocentric classification of the primary deities. This classification which is continually purported, truly does, resembles a group created with a patriarchy in mind. The list consistently is, as provided, Vishnu, Siva, and Devi....   [tags: Hindu Religion ]
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Comparing the Aztecs and the Incas - The Aztecs and Incas were the two dominant new world societies which greeted and eventually succumbed to the Spanish conquistadors in the early 16th century. Since then, they have occupied some of the most curious comers of the western imagination. Purveyors of scholarly and popular culture render them in various disparate ways: as victims of European colonialism, incompetent militarists, heroic forbears, barbarians, or authentic practitioners of native utopias and cults. The Aztecs and Incas were two Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations that roamed the land of Latin America throughout 14th and 15th century....   [tags: compare, contrast] 3100 words
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History of Machines and Tools - Machines date back to the earliest ages, made and improved over the years to help make their lives easier. Machines can be simple but very helpful but some are more complex. Before 1 B.C.E, people were beginning to discover new ideas which started the need for machines to help them carry out the important task such as building, carrying and much more. As time pasted and new brilliant minds and ideas began to soar, machines were a big development throughout time and many became famous for their great inventions of these machines....   [tags: invention, development, technology, tool]
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The City of Rome - The City of Rome The city of Rome was quite spacious. It had a “population of about 1,000,000” (Arnold, Pg. 266). Within the city of Rome, there was a variety of ethnic groups. It was a multi-ethnic cosmopolitan city: Italians from various districts as well as people from Greece, Asia Minor, Syria, Judea, Persia, Egypt, North Africa, Spain, Gaul, Germany, Brittania, and elsewhere” (Arnold, Pg. 266). Rome also had five or six different religions. “The entire pantheon of Roman gods, numerous Greek deities, some Asian, Persian and Egyptian deities, the goddess Roma, and the ruler cult” (Arnold, Pg....   [tags: Roman History, The Colosseum] 1160 words
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Xenophanes' Concept of God - Xenophanes' Concept of God Xenophanes of the late 6th and early 5th centuries BC should be credited, in opposition to his critics and misinterpreters, with an advanced contribution to the Western philosophy of religion, namely that there is one God. First, he exposes the weaknesses of the Greek pantheon. Then he satirically demonstrates the narcissistic limitations of human conceptions of the nature of the divine. Third, he logically structures a coherent concept of the nature of the only God....   [tags: Philosophical Philosophy Religion essays]
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Source Analysis: The Death of Hector - The Death of Hector is actually just one part of a larger work. The Iliad was written during the Dark Ages of Greece by a blind poet named Homer. It was mainly entertainment, but today has turned into a significant, though unrealistic History of the Dark ages of Greece. The Iliad was written and performed for a bunch of drunk, barbaric nobles who were the soldiers of the time. That’s the reason Homer put so much descriptive battle scenes and gory details. This is what they wanted; lots of blood, to go with the drinking and war....   [tags: essays research papers] 383 words
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The Art of Ancient Rome - The Art of Ancient Rome The Roman sculptures and architectures were greatly influenced by the Greeks and also some effects by the Etruscans. Romans were influenced mostly by Greek art in many ways. It was because the variety of paintings, sculptures, and the different style of early architectures presented in every period of Roman history. They had pasted and copied many art works from the early Greek to build up their empire. Although the Etruscans had contributed and influenced the Roman in some ways such as educated them to build fortifications, bridges, drainage systems, and aqueducts but their underst6anding on both the art and language is still limited to the Greek....   [tags: Essays Papers] 385 words
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The Life and Photography of Eugene Atget - Eugene Atget was born February 12, 1857 in France. He was a photographer known for his photographs documenting the street scenes and architecture of Paris. Eugene Atget was born right outside the French city of Bordeaux. He was orphaned at age seven and raised by his uncle. After finishing his education in the 1870s, Atget briefly became a cabin boy and sailor on different boats sailing in the Transatlantic. After that, Atget became an actor, but only received bit parts at a second-rate repertory company....   [tags: biography, photography] 570 words
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Immortality and Myth in The Age of Innocence - Immortality and Myth in The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton’s books are considered, by some, merely popular fiction of her time. But we must be careful not to equate popularity with the value of the fiction; i.e., we must not assume that if her books are popular, they are also primitive. Compared to the works of her contemporary and friend, Henry James, whose books may seem complex and sometimes bewildering; Wharton’s The Age of Innocence appears to be a simplistic, gossipy commentary of New York society during the last decade of the 19th century*....   [tags: essays papers] 3237 words
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Three European 'Romes' - Rome, Constantinople, and Moscow were the capitals of three successful empires. The Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D, but the Byzantine Empire kept the Roman culture alive, until its fall in 1453 AD. Roman culture, however, did not disappear, for the Russian empire took the responsibility of maintaining the legacy. This cultural diffusion between these three civilizations had a positive influence on each empire. The Byzantine Empire borrowed Rome’s architecture, religion, and law. Moscow had taken autocratic rule, an alphabet, and religion from the Byzantine Empire, namely, Constantinople....   [tags: World History] 588 words
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Roman Dreams - Looking for water, food, some history and whole lot of new and exciting experiences, look no farther than Rome, Italy. Most people have dreams and wishes about things they want to do in their lifetime, things they want to have, people they want to meet, or places they want to go. When it comes to places that someone wants to go, it may be as simple as going to a different state than the one they grew up in or it may as far as across the country. The modern world today has so many options of places to go no matter what a person’s interests are....   [tags: Italy, traveling, attractions, vacations, food]
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The Life of Filippo Brunelleschi and his Contributions in the Field of Architecture - In Florence, Italy a cathedral stands over the grave of its architect, Filippo Brunelleschi. The Cathedral of Florence that now serves as his monument was one of his largest architectural developments. Little is known about Filippo’s childhood because he was not very famous; however, later in life he made huge accomplishments in the field of architecture. Filippo Brunelleschi’s structures were considered glorious at the time and are still standing today. Filippo Brunelleschi was born in 1377 in Florence, Italy....   [tags: architecture, biography] 959 words
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