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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Neoclassicism and the Enlightenment - Neoclassicism and the Enlightenment The Enlightenment was a time of great innovation and evolution. One of the most significant movements which owes at least the majority of its beginnings to the Enlightenment is the architectural and artistic movement of Neoclassicism. This Neoclassicism of the mid eighteenth to mid nineteenth centuries is one that valued ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artistic ideals. These ideals, including order, symmetry, and balance, were considered by many European generations to be the highest point of artistic excellence....   [tags: Neoclassical Movement]
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Julius Ceasar - Julius Ceaser was the Roman general and statesman, who laid the foundations of the Roman imperial system. Born in Rome on July 12 or 13, 100 BC, Caesar belonged to the prestigious Julian clan; yet from early childhood he knew controversy. His uncle by marriage was Gaius Marius, leader of the populares. This party supported agrarian reform and was opposed by the reactionary optimates, a senatorial faction. Marius was seven times consul , and the last year he held office, just before his death in 86 BC, he exacted a terrifying toll on the optimates....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1446 words
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Latin Captions Project - Kyle Black Picture Captions Project Page 1: This picture shows daily life inside the home of Cornelius Rufus in Pompeii. It has people performing various activities and the pillars are painted red to hide fingerprints. Page3: All official business was conducted in the Roman Forum. After a roman patronus received his clients, he would go to the Forum for business. Page 5: This picture of the atrium at the House of the Faun at Pompeii had a funnel-shaped roof designed so that rainwater would drain into the impluvium....   [tags: essays research papers] 1436 words
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Crime and Delinquency: 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: Sociology] 7044 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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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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The Power of Words - Joseph Addison once said, “Words, when well chosen, have so great a force in them that a description often gives us more lively ideas than the sight of things themselves (416).” I like this quote because it shows the importance of words and how powerful and influential they can be. Illustrations are used the same way, they hold the attention of readers, communicate content of information, and give insight of a particular event. There are eight types of illustrations: compare/contrast, personal experiences, processes, facts, quotations, case studies, examples, and statistics....   [tags: Language] 1193 words
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The History of Gothic Architecture in Italy - Abbott Suger wanted to make Saint Denis a magnificent showplace as the royal Abbey church of France and burial place of French kings. Ribbed vault which were capable of spanning large areas was designed to make gothic churches larger. These Gothic Churches were characterized by enlarged clerestory zone, windows enormous size with inserted new zone and triforium below the ribbed vaults and supporting of an arcade of high piers lining of the nave. These characteristics ensured the support of the greater stress of taller, broader interiors and to create larger window areas as well as the external supports....   [tags: Architecture] 1723 words
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Optimal Advertising Techniques to Induce Consumer Behavior - Optimal advertising techniques to induce consumer behaviour From papyrus advertising in ancient Egypt to commercial images in Pompeii, Advertising has been around for many year and usually tends to evolve with society. Advertising is basically a type of communication and is a cornerstone in our daily lives. It attempts to persuade potential customers to purchase or consume a product or service. We see advertising practically everywhere, television, newspaper, buses. Nowadays, even people are walking billboards for brands such as Nike, Adidas and so on....   [tags: Consumer Behavior] 2188 words
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The History of Graffiti - ... The last type of graffiti is wild style. “Wild style is a complex form of graffiti using interlocking arrows, letters, and connecting points. It’s a complicated construction of interlocking letters.” Wild-style is considered one of the hardest styles to master, hardest pieces done, and wild-style are often completely mysterious to non-writers. Graffiti is often noticed as having become tangled with hip hop culture and the styles derived from New York City Subway graffiti. Hip-Hop graffiti started in Philadelphia in the 1960s....   [tags: Art ]
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Mount Etna in Italy - ... The longest eruption began in 1979 which lasted for 13 years. (Mount Etna Volcano) The eruptions of Mount Etna undergo fluctuations in time. The fluctuations represent stages of cycle on a scale of decades and centuries. (Behncke, B., Neri, M., 2003) Since the eruption in 1865, with four complete cycles, recurrent patterns are strong evidences and a fifth cycle began in 1993. There are three phases in each cycle. It begins with low-level activity and continuous summit activity and a series of flank eruption are following....   [tags: Geography ]
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John William Waterhouse - ... It is believed that at this time his love for painting began to emerge (Kerr 2000). On page 14 In Peter Trippi’s book titled John William Waterhouse, he notes that; “Nino’s earliest surviving sketchbook depicts classical statuary, armor and musical instruments, as well as annotations mentioning Pompeii and forms of drapery.” There are many records of Waterhouse’s life that remain unfound, it is believed they were destroyed or discarded by his wife following his death. What we do know for sure is that a main focus in Nino’s life from this point on was painting, and he preferred working with oils and watercolor....   [tags: Artists ]
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Same Sex Relationships - ... In 1978, Harvey Milk, San Francisco’s first openly-gay politician, was murdered by former city supervisor Dan White because of his sexuality (Galas 31). Milk still decided to take the position of San Francisco supervisor despite the fact that he was aware that there was always the possibility of being harmed because of his sexuality. His actions provide encouragement for many same-sex individuals to this day. The 1980’s witnessed trying times for the gay community but also an increase in tolerance and acceptance....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Julius Caesar - A Comparison of Brutus and Cassius - Julius Caesar - A Comparison of Brutus and Cassius       In the play Julius Caesar, written and preformed by William Shakespeare, there are many characters, but two, Brutus and Cassius, stood out. The play begins in Rome where a celebration of Julius Caesar's victory over the former ruler of Rome, Pompeii. The victory leads to Caesar's betrayal by his jealous companions. Senators and other high status figures are jealous of Caesar's new and growing power, while others, like Brutus, fear the tyrannical rule Caesar could enforce....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The First Inhabitants of America - The First Inhabitants of America The First "Europeans" reached the Western Hemisphere in the late 15th century. Upon arrival they encountered a rich and diverse culture that had already been inhabited for thousands of years. The Europeans were completely unprepared for the people they stumbled upon. They couldn't understand cultures that were so different and exotic from their own. The discovery of the existence of anything beyond their previous experience could threaten the stability of their entire religious and social structure....   [tags: American America History]
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The Settlement and Innovations of Ancient Rome - The Settlement and Innovations of Ancient Rome Rome is an ancient city located on the western coast of Italy by the Meditterranian Sea.(3:289) The city of Rome was founded, according to the legend, by Romulus in 753 BC. Remus and Romulus were two mythological sons of Mars, the god of war. "Through military expansion and colonizations, and by granting citizenship to conquered tribes, the city joined all of Italy south of the Po in the 100-year period before 268 BC." First, the Latin and other tribes were joined, then the Etruscans (a civili zed people north of Rome) and the Greek colonies in the south....   [tags: Geography] 709 words
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The Dark Side of the Earth - The Dark Side of the Earth Harry Truman was a cranky, unpleasant man. He was a man who that loved his sixteen cats and his daily bourbon and coke. No, this wasn’t the President of the United States you might be thinking of. Harry Truman was an 83 year-old man who had lived at the bottom of Mt. St. Helens for nearly fifty-five years (Fire Mountain: The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens). He owned Mt. St. Helens lodge, near Spirit Lake. He never believed what anyone told him about his mountain. Even with the warnings as well as earthquakes, the only precaution he took was moving his bed to his basement....   [tags: Personal Narratives Mount St. Helens Essays] 6723 words
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Jaques Louis David - Jaques Louis David Missing Works Cited 1. Introduction Set on a stage of revolution and Enlightenment, the Neo-Classical period presents a broad and interesting topic. Jacques Louis David was the first political painter, and a true revolutionary, but one cannot disengage his art work from the social and political systems of the period. Therefore, this essay will present an overview of the social context and systems of Pre Revolution France, Neoclassicism and how David’s work was influenced by it and how his work influenced it....   [tags: Art History Neo-Classical] 1897 words
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Piazza d'Italia as an Example of Postmodern Architecture - Piazza d'Italia as an Example of Postmodern Architecture A public place incorporated into a larger commercial complex, the fountain of the Piazza d'Italia occupies a circular area off center of the development, which consists of buildings and open-air corridors planted with trees. The fountain is set on a ground of concentric circles in brick and masonry, and is composed of a raised contour relief of the boot of Italy and a construction of several staggered, interconnected facades following the lines of the circles....   [tags: Architecture History Essays] 1094 words
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An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion - An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion The period following the Renaissance focused the human attention toward the beauty of nature. It was man’s turn to be part of the nature and not the other way around. The term picturesque—or “compared to a picture” as Michael Woods defines it — defines new characteristics of the art from this period. This period, “An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion,” had a dual nature—rational, responsive to reason, but also anti-rational, responsive to emotion. “Making one’s way through the intellectual history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, one must be aware of the shifting meaning of such words as rationalism, naturalism, classicism, romanticism....   [tags: Art History]
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Archaeology - Archaeology There is a saying that goes: One must first have an understanding of the past in order to proceed into the future. An archaeologist’s job, therefore, is very important because they have the crucial role of interpreting the past through archaeological finds. How does an archaeologist go about doing this. How does he interpret his findings. How are the artifacts that he finds related to the behaviors of past humans. Concepts such as patterning and middle range theory are the main tools used for this interpretation of the past....   [tags: essays research papers] 813 words
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Augustus - 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: essays research papers] 1746 words
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Augustus Caesar - The year 509 BC Rome finally became a Republic and thus started the Roman empire. As Rome rose to power they went through many wars and many conflicts between the plebeians and patricians. The republic was made out of 3 groups, the consuls which were 2 men elected from the senate, the senate which was made of 300 patricians, and the assembly made from plebeians. Many years later Rome started to reject the republic when it went into a series of civil wars. 3 men form the first triumvirate, Julius Caesar, Pompeii, and Crassus....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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greek and roman art history - Greek Empire (600 B.C 1 A.D) Doric Order- entasis- swelling of the columns -always used for largest temples -alternating triglyphs and metopes Ionic Order – scrolls -shafts are thinner - no triglyphs in frieze Corinthian Order –large temples -no triglyphs, just metopes. Archaic Period – 600-500 B.C - stiff and rigid pose - focused on anatomy - archaic smile - Kouros, Kore – male and female archaic sculptures. Classical Period - depict distinct motion (Apollo belvedere) 350 B.C roman copy - idealism, focusing on strength of Greece as a whole....   [tags: essays research papers] 501 words
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homes - Except for the fairly elaborate chieftains' houses, Greek dwellings remained simple through classical times. A passageway led from the street into an open court off which three or four rooms were reached, the whole being fairly small in scale. The Roman houses, as seen, for example, at Pompeii, also stood at the street's edge. Past a vestibule was an open space called the atrium, from which the sleeping rooms were reached; a colonnaded garden often stood in back. In ancient Rome most people lived in the equivalent of apartment houses, three to five stories high, with apartments ranging from three to six rooms; some were like tenements, others were elaborate....   [tags: essays research papers] 990 words
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Humanities - 1. CASSIS (Helmet) - Depending on type and year, was made of bronze, brass or steel/iron. Many different styles, depending on when and where it was made, had styled features such as neck guards, edging, stamped bosses, etc. Since Legio XXX is a 2nd Century legion, earlier style helmets may not be practical. The latter models, such as the Imperial Itallic 'G' and the Gallic 'H' are preferred, especially those with crossbracing. 2. FOCALE (Scarf) - A simple scarf or neckerchief worn around the neck to protect against scrapping and chafing of the armour and baldric....   [tags: essays research papers] 1129 words
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Iran- Contra Scandal - Over the centuries ancient Roman society has played a significant role in the creation of a common culture like our own. The material remains from ancient Rome have preserved valuable evidence for the status and accomplishments of the Roman people. Because so many aspects of ancient Roman civilization are respected and followed in society today, such as Roman art, Roman roads, and Roman law, it is important to understand the similarities and differences that ally within the two cultures. One aspect of Roman culture that I found interesting to focus on is the tradition of marriage....   [tags: essays research papers] 1794 words
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Mt.Vesuvius and its 79 AD Eruption - Volcano: A hill or mountain formed around and above a vent by accumulations of erupted materials, such as ash, pumice, cinders or lava-flow. The term refers both to the vent itself and to the often cone-shaped accumulation above it. (Scarth, 1994.) This definition can do Mt. Vesuvius no justice. Instead, I would describe it as one of the most hellish and population decimating volcanoes. Vesuvius lives…or lived. In its prime, Vesuvius covered and demolished two of Italy’s biggest cultural and artistic cities of its time....   [tags: essays research papers] 1667 words
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Roman Medicine - The Romans used both scientific and mythological methods in their medicine. By adopting the methods of Greek medicine; the Romans obtained a solid foundation. They copied Hippocrates, who separated the study of medicine from philosophy and had an overall approach to the health of humans. Hippocrates also observed the habits and environment of humans to accurately determine illnesses and discover treatments. The Romans adapted the Hippocratic method and combined it with mythical and religious views....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Rome - ROME Imagine an empire so vast and yet powerful, but then it falls like rain. Also imagine the same empire that controls parts of Africa and Eurasia. One may envision such an empire that is war-like. This empire is known as the Roman Empire. Aside all of the conquests and battles, their art and social life are of extreme significance. Throughout past decades, archeologists have stumbled across many remarkable findings that gives historians a much needed in-depth look into ancient societies....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Fashion: A Language of Its Own - The other day I was walking back to my dorm room and I saw someone wearing a shirt that read "Fcuk" across the front. If looked at quickly, one would think that there was some modern profanity being displayed on the front of the shirt when, in fact, there was none. The writing on the shirt actually is a label for a company by the name of French Connection. All this begs the question, is fashion becoming more brash, or is it emphasizing on the American right to freedom of speech. Furthermore, are some people taking that constitutional right too far....   [tags: Sociology] 851 words
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Discussion and Analysis of British Situation Comedy - Dictionary Entry: Sitcom (Pronunciation Key: s,i,t-k,o,m ) Sit-com (Informal noun, abbreviation) A situation comedy Synonyms (Comedy): takeoff, witticism, send-up, slapstick, hoopla, facetiousness, play on, drollness. Encyclopaedic Definition: British Sitcom A British sitcom is a situation comedy (sitcom) produced in the United Kingdom. The genre can be difficult to classify as it covers a wide range of styles and situations. A common factor is the exploration of social mores, often with a healthy dollop of satire or bathos, in contrast to the sometimes-uplifting sentiments of many American sitcoms....   [tags: Visual Arts] 1003 words
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On Earthquakes - On Earthquakes An earthquake is a shaking or trembling of the crust of the earth caused by underground volcanic action or by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the surface. The volcanic action and shifting rocks create strain which continues to build to a sudden release of pressure resulting in a shock wave. The vibrations produced in the crust can vary from barely noticeable to enormously destructive. Shock waves can be classified into two broad categories. Waves that send particles oscillating back and forth in the same direction as the waves are traveling are called primary....   [tags: Papers] 1681 words
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The Range of Physical Phenomena that are Associated with Volcanic Hazards - The Range of Physical Phenomena that are Associated with Volcanic Hazards Volcanic eruptions bring with them a large range of hazards. This report will describe the different range of hazards associated with volcanic activity and discus possible ways that hazards can be avoided. A volcanic eruption can, force people to leave their homes, damage sources of water, destroy homes and farms, restrict travel and kill. Pyroclastic flow is a flow of volcanic rock, and the most devastating effect of an explosive eruption....   [tags: Papers] 816 words
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Natural Hazards and the Interaction of Physical and Human Processes - Natural Hazards and the Interaction of Physical and Human Processes The earth has been producing hazards for millennia these include earthquakes and volcanoes caused by the movement of tectonic plates, and also wind and water elated disasters such as tornadoes and tsunamis, these can be varied by a countries location such as suffering drought due to be land locked or an island, also the relief on the land can contribute greatly to the hazards it faces.. All of these cause great destruction and can involves lots of energy, these events do not become disasters unless there are human factors involved, when people live on a fault line they are risking suffering from an earthquake, this combination of physical and human processes can lead to large losses not only in lives but also monetary due to lost land, employment and homes....   [tags: Papers] 644 words
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Fragment of a Roman Fresco - Fragment of a Roman Fresco The Fragment of a Fresco is dated to 50-25 B.C., generally categorizing it into the Second Period of Roman paintings and placing its creation during the time of transition of Rome from a Republic to an Empire. This particular fresco was discovered in Pompeii, which is considered one of the leading sites of such pieces of art. While many Roman frescos throughout all four styles depict scenes of historical importance in both military and cultural aspects, this particular piece, Fragment of a Fresco, provides more of an architectural and interior design quality than that of other pieces from this time period....   [tags: Papers] 610 words
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The Grand Tour of Europe - The Grand Tour of Europe Young English elite’s of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries often spent two to four years travelling around Europe in an effort to broaden their horizons and learn about language, architecture, geography, and culture in an experience known as the Grand Tour. The Grand Tour began in the sixteenth century and gained popularity during the seventeenth century. Richard Lessels introduced the term Grand Tour in his 1670 book Voyage to Italy. Additional guidebooks, tour guides, and the tourist industry were developed and grew to meet the needs of the 20-something male and female travellers and their tutors across the European continent....   [tags: Papers] 563 words
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Sex In History - As we human beings have changed and evolved over our thousands of years of recorded history, so have our attitudes and expressions of all things sexual. The only thing that hasn't changed much is society's desire to exercise a certain amount of control over an individual's sexual behavior. Whether it be through church or state, educational institutions or popular media of the time, there have been rules and regulations, views and taboos about what we should do sexually, how we should do it, who we should do it with and even how we should think about doing it....   [tags: Sexuality] 1649 words
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Advertising - Advertising 2.1 Overview of the themes First of all, it is important to understand what is advertising and others concepts of it. Advertising is defined as a paid-for form of non-personal communication that is transmitted through a mass media, in order to reach a diversity of audiences (Dibb, Simkin, Pride & Ferrell 2006, p. 538). Moreover, advertising also can be defined as any paid form of non-personal promotion transmitted through a mass medium, means that audiences are far more likely to be interested in the subject matter of the advertising carried by their chosen medium, and is described to be part of the marketing mix under the promotional tools (Brassington & Pettitt 1997, p....   [tags: Business Marketing Advertising] 1064 words
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Julius Caesar is a Political Play - Julius Caesar is a Political Play Have you noticed that all political plays backgrounds are nearly always the same. They all always have a mischievous plot to them. Shakespeare has fitted two years of Julius Caesar's life into just two hours. Julius Caesar is a political and a historical play, so I aim to look at both of the aspects of the play. In my piece of writing I intend to write about the historical background of the play, the main characters, the conspirators and the purpose of the plot....   [tags: Papers] 2101 words
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