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What Was Pompeii? - ... The last public area was their theaters. They had a whole district dedicated to theaters, that had large and small theaters. The government in Pompeii was a lot like America's today. It was a republic, meaning that the people voted for officials who then decided things for the people. The main reason we know this is because when the city was buried, people had signs in their yards telling people to vote for different officials, which archeologists found when they excavated the city. In Pompeii, they elected two mayors called Duoviri....   [tags: roman, government, volcano] 857 words
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Pompeii, the Best Preserved Tragedy - ... In the course of the 6th century B.C, the influence of Greek culture is also accepted by terracottas, ceramics and architecture. A crowd of warriors from Samnium, Samnite, invaded the area somewhere in the 400’s B.C. Pompeii continued as a relatively unimportant community somewhere until the 200’s B.C, when Pompeii entered a wealthy period of building and expansion to their developing city. (Aldrette, 221) The Romans conquered the Samnites, and Pompeii developed into a part of the upcoming Roman state....   [tags: trade, volcano, victims] 769 words
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Pompeii: A Volcanic Disaster - ... There were warnings of the eruption of Vesuvius, like earthquakes. The funny part of this is that the Romans were interested in predicting the future, and they had a many different ways to decipher what they saw as the approaching wrath of the gods. They were proficient at observing 'portents' in the shape of strange sights and sounds, or unusual births. But they apparently couldn’t see the signs that the volcano was going to explode. The earthquake of AD 63 caused a lot of damage to Pompeii, as we can see from repairs made to the buildings....   [tags: magma, volcanic eruption] 811 words
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The Demise of Pompeii - Pompeii, a Roman city with a population of about 20,000, was annihilated by Mount Vesuvius on August 26, 79 AD. It wasn’t until 1595, when artifacts from Pompeii were excavated. Centuries of raiding and looting then followed. In the mid-nineteenth century, archaeological excavations began, revealing to the modern world the way the people lived (and died) in 79 A.D. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius was, in fact, the downfall of the ancient city, Pompeii, but people today still wonder how it all happened, and how it all began....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Prostitution in Pompeii - Prostitution, as stated by Flemming, is known as a form of sexual activity, a kind of sexual style or category, and a form of economic activity, a way of making a living through the provisions of certain services, by behaving in accordance with, or falling into such a category (39). This definition, though, is controversial. While conducting research for this project, we found that most topics regarding prostitution and its affiliates were controversial. Each author gave a differing interpretation for the same data....   [tags: ancient rome roman prostitute sex]
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The Role of Geographical Features in the Daily Life of Historical Pompeii - Geographical features played a prominent role in the daily life of Pompeii. A geographical feature is a natural or manmade feature of an environment. For the city of Pompeii, the location was a key aspect of its daily life. In addition, the economic activity and industry was important in the everyday life of Pompeii’s citizens. Evidence also suggests entertainment played a large role in the life of the city’s population. Archaeological remains also stress the Roman influence of its streets and buildings....   [tags: geography, world history] 1147 words
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The Private and Public Leisure Activities of Pompeii and Herculaneum - ... They were held in the Amphitheatre. The Amphitheatre was the largest building in Pompeii. It held between 13000 and 20000 people. The Pompeian Amphitheatre was an oval shaped building with approximately 35 rows of seats. It was well used, as there were numerous public holidays during the Roman calendar. There are many mosaics, inscription and paintings that depict the type of things that occurred within the Amphitheatre. The many types of events included, gladiator’s vs gladiators, gladiator’s vs....   [tags: ancient civilations under Mt. Vesuvius] 1238 words
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Pompeii: The Place to Relax - Pompeii: The Place to Relax City Planning Covering over 62 hectares, Pompeii is one of the largest relaxation towns in the modern world. The city is well planned, with activities to suit people of all ages, sexes and interests. The streets and roads divide the town into ordered rectangular blocks, which contain a diversity of shops, houses, business, as well as a variety of different buildings. The city has been planned carefully to take full advantage of the pleasant seaside, with similar buildings close to each other....   [tags: Papers] 1183 words
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Art and History Displayed at the Pompeii Exhibition at LACMA - The Pompeii exhibition at LACMA was an astounding visualization of history. The exhibition provided all sorts of objects; from sculptures, glass figures, painted art, and more. These art pieces specify the kind of life that was taking place in the Bay of Naples during the second century. As we know the cities around the Bay of Naples, which include Pompeii and Herculaneum, became tourist attractions when the cities were excavated after they were buried from the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius....   [tags: World History, Art] 829 words
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Pompeii - Pompeii Pompeii is possibly the best-documented catastrophe in Antiquity. Because of it, we know now how the Pompeians lived because they left behind an extensive legacy of art, including monuments, sculptures and paintings. Pompeii lay on a plateau of ancient lava near the Bay of Naples in western Italy in a region called Campania, less than 1.6 kilometers from the foot of Mount Vesuvius. With the coast to the west and the Apennine Mountains to the East, Campania is a fertile plain, traversed by two major rivers and rich soil....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 7451 words
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Pompeii - The morning of August 24th 79 A.D. started out as any other day in Pompeii. The streets were full of people trying to do their daily chores and activities, unaware that it was the day that would be forever engraved in history. The Pompeians settled in that area mainly because of soil and agriculture, but were also mesmerized by the beautiful location. They did not know the dangers of the neighboring volcano and so believed themselves to be very lucky to find such a place. The Pompeians were led to immortalization by uncontrollable forces of nature and their lack of knowledge....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Pompeii Apartments - Pompeii Apartments The Pompeii apartments are located in the middle of a town called La Habra, population roughly fifty-five thousand. They lie nestled in an apartment community, nearby two other apartment complexes. For the residents, this offers a moderately inexpensive housing alternative to living in a house, most of which are small or expensive in La Habra. Nearby, actually on the other side of a wall, pass the cars on Beach Boulevard, the major thoroughfare of the town, which connects La Habra to the rest of Orange County and four freeways that participate in the Los Angeles/Orange County freeway system, notorious nationwide for its complexity....   [tags: Architecture Building History Essays] 1318 words
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The Movement of Water through Homes in Pompeii - Introduction It is amazing that Pompeii, a city that existed so long ago, had such a complex water system. Ancient Rome is famous for its luxurious public baths, but much less is known about the about the movement of water through private homes. Did all citizens have running water. How was the water transported to individual homes. How were they able to control the flow of the water. Did they have toilets and sinks. How did they dispose of waste. Since Pompeii (and Herculaneum) were so well preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, archaeologists have been able to answer these questions and more....   [tags: History Drainage Waste Water Sewer]
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Ancient City of Mount Vesuvious was Destroyed in One Night - It seems that everyone knows the story of the mountain that destroyed an ancient city in a single night. Mount Vesuvius is a name that people associate with a great destructive power, violent death, and absolute obliteration. Indeed, multiple writers, such as Darley, call it, “The most famous and most accessible volcano in the world” (18). Still, this fame does not mean that people know the volcano to the full extent of its glory; indeed, most people do not know the science that caused the turmoil or the actual historical facts of the event and the devastation it caused more than one iconic city....   [tags: volcano, earth's crust, pompeii] 2209 words
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Italy and Its Popular Landmark - ... No one knows how old the Pantheon is, but it is known that it was made for Romulus, the mythological founder of Rome. One of the most surprising facts is each of the 16 foot, 60 ton columns were carried over 62 miles with no heavyweight machinery. Italy's currency is Euros. The Euro looks like a Nickel, and the Euro note looks like dollar bills in USD. The Euro note ranges from five to five hundred. The Euro ranges from one, two, five, twenty, and fifty. Euros are used in 23 different countries....   [tags: pompeii, colosseum, tourist sight] 1031 words
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How Volcanoes Cause Damage - ... The eruption lasted for about a day, because of the eruption Pompeii was buried under about 25 feet of volcanic ash and lava. Around the world there are many different types of volcanoes, but there are only three main types, Composite, Shield, and Dome volcanoes. A Composite volcano is also known as the Stratovolcano, this volcano is built by many eruptions that have happened throughout the course of history. Composite volcanoes are tall cone shaped mountains. These volcanoes erupt in different ways at different times....   [tags: Pompeii, ash, eruptions] 819 words
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Volcano Called Mount Vesuvius - ... These Earthquakes were reportedly occurring as far back as 62 AD, as they continued sporadically all throughout the 17 year period leading up to the eruption. (History of Pompeii book) One such quake caught the attention of the residents of the region when it occurred in 63 AD. The quake was large and rocked the nearby towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, doing extensive damage that would take years to repair. Due to the limited knowledge of geology at this time, Roman scholars were unable to make the connection between the earthquakes and the possible peril of a Mount Vesuvius eruption.(BBC) Some even argue that the people didn’t even know Vesuvius was a volcano....   [tags: eruptions, pompeii, herculeam] 1691 words
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Overview of Doctor Who - Doctor Who is a British show that features The Doctor, a Time Lord that travels through time visiting events that happened in the past and witnessing events that will happen in the future. In season 4, episode 3 of Doctor Who the Doctor and his companion, Donna, go back in time to the eve of Pompeii’s destruction in 79 A.D. in their TARDIS, Time and Relative Dimensions in Space. Once the Volcano begins to erupt Donna and the Doctor are the only ones with the means of escaping. The Doctor is forced to make a difficult decision when Donna argues that they have to save at least someone from the destruction....   [tags: character analysis, donna, pompeii]
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Natural Disaster Vesuvius - ... This very explosive Plinian style, named for the previously mentioned eyewitness, results in large clouds of gas, ash, and rock shooting many kilometers into the sky and falling in the surrounding areas (Ball, 2014). After the great eruption of 79 CE, there have been numerous eruptions, but none of such large scale. Each eruption has been of different severity, ranging from small explosions to being large enough to cover all of southern Europe in ash (Wikipedia, 2014). Because of the composition of the volcano and the contents inside, each eruption is still classified as Plinian, sending explosive outbursts of debris (Wikipedia, 2014)....   [tags: World History, Pompeii, Herculaneum]
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Greek Art Period and Comparison of Kroisos from, Anavysos Greece, and Doryphorus from Pompeii, Italy - ... However the Greeks took one step further and a more realistic approach to it. The head is no longer to large for the body and is proportional. The face of the statue is more rounded and full. Unlike statues before it that had an unnaturally elongated face. Also they sculpted a fuller more fleshy face instead of just flat planes. The hips and abs have become more human and curvier, the sharpness of the lines become more rounded and flow better. The hair is no longer just a stiff shape and does not form a sort of backdrop for the head....   [tags: Statue, Form] 817 words
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Pompei: The Day the Sun Hid - The vibrant mosaic tiles of the bath house became monochrome as thick grayness shrouded it, hiding the sun behind a wall of dust and ash. The bathwater, previously still and clear, rippled and reflected the dark sky. A glaring spew of fire lit the darkness, taking over the top of Mount Vesuvius. Nothing cascaded from the volcano except for rocks and ash. People stood up, confused as to where the day went. But soon, debris dropped from the sky like pebbles thrown from the heavens, covering the town and causing destruction in its path....   [tags: Vibrant Mosaic Tiles, Bath House, Mount Vesuvius]
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The Buried City of Pompei - ... Pompeii left a great fingerprint on human culture because of its well-known mountain, its eruption, and its astounding burial and preservation. What really is Pompeii though. One person might think that it is just a town that got buried by a volcano, but there is more to the story than just that. Pompeii, the city said to be frozen in time, is a city in Italy that was settled in the eighth century B.C., located about five miles from Mount Vesuvius. According to Current Science, Pompeii is estimated to have had 15,000 to 20,000 residents that lived in the city (1)....   [tags: Volcano, Eruption, Italy] 626 words
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Culture and History of Ancient Rome - ... Although, plebeians were dominated by patricians. Patricians were people that were very wealthy and typically owned huge estates. For a long time they held all the positions of political importance. Only they could interpret the laws. It was considered beneath them to be involved in commerce and trade. Reliable supply of food and water Rome had a reliable supply of food and water due to the Mediterranean Sea and Tiber River. Romans traded with some other parts of Rome such as Pompeii and Herculaneum....   [tags: ceasar, pompei, education] 1312 words
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A Comparison Between Roman Society and Medieval Society - History Essay: A Comparison Between Roman Society and Medieval Society There are many distinct differences between Medieval society as illustrated by Achen in 800 AD and Roman society as illustrated by Pompeii in 79 AD, with some similarities. There are many aspects to examine, such as education, religion, tolerance, social classes, materialism, view of time, infra-structure, trade and cities. The first difference to look at is cities and that they were structured differently. In Pompeii, there was the patrician and plebeians....   [tags: essays research papers] 416 words
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My Amazing Summer Vacation - “What did you do this summer?” our teacher grinned, as he announced the topic of our first essay this year. Everyone around me groaned in disappointment, but I raised my head, smirked, and realized, for the first time, my summer was extraordinary. As part of a deal my dad made, with my mom, for forgetting her birthday, we spent our summer in Rome. Every emotion was heightened, from getting off the plane to stepping into the taxi; this was the first time our family had stepped on European soil. After we were dropped off at our hotel, we unpacked, freshened up, and looked over our itinerary....   [tags: How I Spent My Summer Vacation]
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Conservation and Preservation of the Pompeiian Architecture - Conservation and Preservation of the Pompeiian Architecture The ancient Roman city of Pompeii was buried by a volcano in 79 AD. That should be enough to destroy any town, but the city's buildings were in fact protected by this coating of ash, and although it would never be inhabited again, it now bears witness to an incredible period of history. For thousands of years, the city lay virtually undisturbed, and protected from the elements and erosion. Excavations carried out over the last centuries have allowed the city to be once again buzzing with people, and even if this notion may appear romantic, the city is also affected by the elements once again, and that is a major problem....   [tags: Papers] 2769 words
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The Magnificent Mount Vesuvius - Today, many people may consider Mount Vesuvius, as an object of special interest and marvel; to others it is possibly one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. This was not always so. “During the historic period previous to the Christian era, Vesuvius was not considered an active volcano” (Lobely, 1889, p.6) . By 79 A.D, Vesuvius made history as it came alive, and destroyed cities and killed thousands of people. A series of eruptions over the years have created what we know today as the magnificent Mount Vesuvius....   [tags: volcan, christian, volcanoes]
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The Ancient City - The Ancient City Pompeii 'How democratic was Pompeian politics?'; In order to answer the above question, it is first necessary to consider the exact meaning of the term 'democracy';. Whilst it is difficult to give an exact definition of the word, it is certainly possible to create a list of the implications of democratic government for a society and its citizens. Perhaps the most obvious of these implications, certainly when considered from a modern standpoint, would be that every full member of a society would be considered as being equal, and thus would have an equal say in the running and appointing of a government....   [tags: essays research papers] 434 words
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Advancements in the Roman Empire Compared to that of the Han Dynasty - As one rises, another falls. Civilizations undulated in historic times more frequently than waves in an ocean; however, most of them are forgotten to this day because of their insignificant impact. The Roman and Chinese Empires were established like any other civilization, but rose to power through proper governing of the people. They later became so successful that they emulated one another in different fields of culture. The Han Dynasty was one of many dynasties in ancient China and it was able to change the outlook on society because of its radical and novel ideology based on Confucianism....   [tags: Roman Empire vs Han Dynasty]
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Gregos and Stephanos, Sons of Gods - ... “Who are you?” Gregos hissed. “Don’t worry, I come in peace. I have no weapon,” said the man. “Yes, but why did you shoot at arrow at me?” said Gregos. “To test your instincts,” said the man with sincerity. During the next week, the man explained that he was sent by the Gods and that he will teach him how to fight. On the last day, Gregos met another demigod who was going to fight with him. His name was Capaneus. Capaneus and Gregos walked to the harbor. While walking to the harbor, Capaneus told Gregos where he was from and why he came to help....   [tags: personal narrative] 1248 words
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The Collapse of Society - ... There was a great need for food production, and in a state society there were always a select few to be involved in the sole production of food. This allowed for state level civilizations that rely on mass agricultural production “in which the few [were] able to feed the many… [and in which] their production of a food surplus that [is] distributed [among the populace allows] for other members of society to engage in other [specializations]” (Feder, 345). Overall, there is an evident cause and effect tied to the creation, achievements and survival to state level societies....   [tags: state level societies]
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the Writing on the Walls - Graffiti is known as a system of altering or decorating walls, buildings, and numerous other types of abundantly available and widely seen landmarks found in large cities. The term graffiti, derived from the singular graffito, is a term that originates from Italy. These days our basic idea of graffiti as an art form has drastically changed since the origin on the expression. According to the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, graffito formerly was the title of an artistic approach to adding different designs against a canvas of sorts....   [tags: Political Advertisement, Visually Enhanced]
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Four Styles of Roman Wall Painting and Mosaics - A. Mau, a German scholar, established four distinct styles of Roman wall painting at the sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Boscoreal, and other smaller sites covered with ash from the volcanic eruption at Mount Vesuvius. The styles begin with one direction, shift completely, and end on a more combined technique. Style I, known as incrustation, began approximately during the second century b.c. This style features the strong influence of the Hellenistic Greek period in its surface decoration. At the Samnite House at Herculaneum, walls are painted as faux marble slabs....   [tags: essays research papers] 2688 words
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House of the Vettii - House of the Vettii The House of the Vettii belonged to two freedmen, Aulus Vettius Conviva and Aulus Vettius Restitutus, who amassed a fortune through a flourishing business. The House of the Vettii is not unusually large for the time or social standing of its owners, but it is obvious that the Vettii were affluent Pompeian citizens and the house compares to the other large, lavish houses found in Pompeii. (Mau, 1899: 315) Excavated in the late 19th century, the house is most notable for its remarkably well-preserved frescoes, beautiful garden and large triclinium....   [tags: Papers] 1539 words
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Sigmund Freud and Leonardo da Vincy on Psychobiography - ... (Valedictorian) Freud did this as others such as the author Wilhelm Jensen and the fictional Norbert had done previously before him. (Valedictorian) Freud had this great idea to hang this item, which is to be remembered, in his office that happened to be located in Vienna. (Valedictorian)This sculpture stayed in his office until he left Vienna and took it with him to London in 1938. (Valedictorian) Freud’s most vital analysis of the dreams in Wilhelm Jensen’s “ Gadiva” as well as his own work titled “ Delusions and Dreams”, Freud clearly states that the fictional Norbert Hanold’s, is the protagonist and that the dreams stem from the delusions that were a result of the repressed memor...   [tags: delicioins and dreams] 543 words
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Eruption of Mount Vesuvius Pieces of Art - ... The silvery color is creating a calm and soothing feeling as viewers focus their eyes to the left of the piece, seeing the moon shinning and reflecting over the quiet, peaceful ocean, at night. Where as when you shift your eyes to the right and you see the volcano erupting with red fumes, and red hot molten. That then changes your mood from calm to a feeling of danger, and violence as the lava comes shooting out of the volcano. This warm colors makes the trees in the front really stand out and you can see that it is also flowing down the mountain sides running into forested areas and towns....   [tags: oil, moon, lighting] 554 words
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The Importance of Art - Art is a form of human expression. Art can be seen as the artist sleight of hand on his mood. Art is in various media from posters to public wall of which we call “graffiti”. Art is elusive as the use of colors shapes and the surface used adds a new dimension. Art portrays various ideas, feelings such as triumph, love, happiness, sorrow and boredom in loss to mention a few. Art is beauty and creativity. During man’s evolution art has progressed over in its most primitive state up to its most modernized versions today....   [tags: art, history,] 647 words
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Ancient Greek Art - Evidence of Etruscan culture has been identified to exist around 700 B.C.E. Scholars have this information based on the art pieces found. This articles range from sculpture, paintings, pottery, metalwork, and jewelry. Etruscans are considered to be the blueprint of what the Roman culture was and a lot of influence from Greek colonies that lived in Italy was also found. This essay will attempt to describe the style and the techniques used by Etruscan’s. As the dictionary defines style is a distinctive, formal, or characteristic manner of expression in words, music, painting, etc (style, n.d.)....   [tags: Etruscan Style, earring]
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Modern Perspectives on Graffiti - Introduction. A research project into the perceptions of graffiti by certain individuals and groups can be seen as having grounding in both sociology and criminology. The sociology of deviance and delinquency in urban areas, as well as the socio-historical development of graffiti as a cultural practice provides a basis for further research into the effects of this phenomenon. In terms of criminology, the extent to which the police and local authorities see graffiti as a problem is also worth investigating....   [tags: Graffiti Essys] 7044 words
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The Conquest of Greece by the Roman Empire and the Success of Mystery Religions - ... 131-132). This is especially true to the mystery religion of Isis. Isis was believed to hold “... the keys of the Underworld and the guarantee of salvation were in the hands of [Isis].” (Apuleius Golden ass ex. 11.1) Moreover, she had “... the power to prolong [one’s] life beyond the bounds fixed for [one] by [one’s] Fate.” (Apuleius Golden ass ex. 11.1) Her divine blessings and protection, therefore, appealed to the military officials, especially frontiers soldiers. Rome’s conquests on the eastern Mediterranean also contributed to the spread of mystery religions in the Roman world....   [tags: military power, culture and traditions] 774 words
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Case Study: What is Graffiti? Can it be a Cultural Enterprise? - ... These are seen to be more artistic due the time, and location invested in completion, the denoted and connoted meaning and whether or not an artist has been commissioned for the piece. Many artists continue to remain anonymous die to the stigma and legality still contested in today’s society. Graffiti continued in this urban art form, as a medium of message, exposing rebellion, tension and conviction until the 2000s. Through the increased popularity was shifted to something that belonged to mainstream civilisation and something that was on tread often linked with urban renewal and gentrification....   [tags: illicit scribbling, scratching or spraying] 1199 words
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Shakespeare: A Master of Tragedy, As Seen in Julius Caesar - Some of the world’s greatest and most recognized writers were and are masters of the tragedy. Though everybody enjoys a nice tragedy in a book or play once and again. One overwhelming in deaths and disasters would defiantly be a turnoff to many. However, a classic trait for many Shakespearian pieces would be rather high in these. One perfect example being his infamous play Julius Caesar. Jealousy, power and war, all of which being huge bullets in the plot of the play. What to say it’s main scheme of it would have to be the conspiracy to murder the Caesar, and the conspirators that helped complete this bloody task....   [tags: tragedy, shakespeare, Julius Caesar, ] 1416 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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Graffiti Art in New York City And it’s Subways - We all know what Graffiti art is; well we think we know because of the “modern” graffiti art that is still occasionally seen. However Graffiti Art has been tracked back all the way to the time of 1851. Firstly graffiti comes from the Italian word “graffiato” meaning scratched and was later called graffiti through the media as we see it today. ‘Additionally early forms of graffiti were seen back in ancient Italy at the ruins of Pompeii’ in 1851. “Painting on sidewalks, and other forms of graffiti, is still common in Rome today....   [tags: gang, territories, crime theory]
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The History of the Original Recipe of Limoncello - In 2011, I took a 2 week tour of Italy, one of my favorite places was Sorrento it is a small town in Campania, southern Italy, with approximately 16,500 inhabitants. It is a popular tourist destination which can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples as the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula, and many viewpoints allow sight of Naples itself, MountVesuvius and the Isle of Capri. Sorrento has several agricultural productions that includes citrus fruit, wine, nuts and olives....   [tags: naples, italy, sorrento, limoncillo] 653 words
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The Tragedy of Julis Caesar by William Shakespeare - ... Due to a lack of intelligence, they immediately dismiss the harsh crime Brutus committed, and instead praise him. Although it may seem like the people are influencing Brutus’ to provide reasons for his actions, it is just a tactic being used to persuade his audience, much like Antony and Brutus are competing for office. It is important for the politicians to manipulate the plebeians because, although lower class, they still have the power to riot against the officials. Thus, if the citizens disagree with a certain politician, they can overthrow him to show their distaste; whereas, if they like the politician, they will promote and spread his positive reputation....   [tags: tragedy, brutus, cassius] 664 words
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Studying Italian and American Cinema In Rome - From the 24th of May until the 1st of July, I will be traveling to Rome to study Italian and American cinema. My studies will compliment my full immersion into the Italian society. For the duration of the trip I will be staying in apartments near the American University of Rome campus, the campus where I will be taking my classes, and I will be living like a local. In addition to my course work, I will explore Italy through planned group excursions to Florence and Pompeii and through individually planned activities....   [tags: Education/Travel] 783 words
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