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Pietro Perugino and El Greco Paintings

- I open with this statement to help provide the context and content of this essay. It is my opinion, like that of the great conceptual artist Sol Lewitt, that many individuals misinterpret art, especially the art of the past. In connection with this, I also believe each person has a right to their own opinions and thoughts. It is my hope that you as the reader will permit my upfront opinion found in this essay. It is my desire to compare and contrast the two pieces I have chased through their formal characteristics, the symbols they contain, and the cultural backgrounds of each piece of art....   [tags: Art Analysis, El Greco, Perugino]

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Why the Greeks Won the Greco-Persian War

- Why the Greeks Won the Greco-Persian War There are times in history that something will happen and it will defy all logic. It was one of those times when a few Greek city/states joined together and defeated the invasion force of the massive Persian Empire. The Greeks were able to win the Greco-Persian War because of their naval victories over the Persians, a few key strategic victories on land, as well as the cause for which they were fighting. The naval victories were the most important contribution to the overall success against the Persians....   [tags: Greco-Persian War Greece History Essays]

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A Brief Analysis of El Greco

- El Greco Although El Greco is best known for his paintings, El Greco changed the world with his unique religious works, mythological works and sculptures. El Greco is the greatest Renaissance artist because of his thinking-out-of-the-box style of art and different view on art than other artists. El Greco was born in an unknown city of Crete in the year of 1541. El Greco's real and full birth name is Doménikos Theotokópoulos. His nickname, El Greco, comes from where he was born, Crete. He signed all of his paintings with his nickname which translates to "The Greek"....   [tags: Renaissance painters]

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Judaism And The Greco Roman World

- Judaism and the Greco-Roman world had significant influences in early Christian communities. Each notably impacted the ways these communities defined themselves and related to the greater Greco-Roman culture in the earliest era of Christianity. As many authors and audiences in the New Testament were Jewish and lived in the Greco-Roman world, the connections between these communities and the earliest stages of Christianity are diverse and sometimes conflicting. The earliest Christian communities defined their identities in relation to Judaism and the larger Greco-Roman context in many and conflicting models, some of which include the relationship between Hebrew scriptures and the community, t...   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Gospel of Matthew]

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The And Of The Greco Roman Empire

- Ever since ancient Greece, philosophers have been debating for a method in which to create a true democracy. Ideally, such a government would utilize non-tyrannical majority rule, popular sovereignty and reason. Unfortunately, establishing this utopia is an impossible feat. Although society has imposed thoughtfulness upon people, humans are genetically hardwired to be selfish and corrupt. For this reason, human society will never achieve true democracy. The Greco-Roman empire believed the whole of a population is generally correct, and democratic institutions should trust the majority to make decisions appropriate for society....   [tags: Democracy, Political philosophy, Direct democracy]

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Monsters of Greco-Roman Myth

- Monsters of Greco-Roman Myth To have a hero there must be a monster to vanquish. Monsters in Greco-Roman mythology are often portrayed as: irrational, nearly impossible to communicate with, often a compound of animal parts or some form of mutation, and are set upon human destruction. “Monsters in the language of mythology were beings of unnatural proportions or parts, usually regarded with terror, as possessing immense strength and ferocity, which they employed for the injury and annoyance of men” (Bullfinch Pg....   [tags: Mythology]

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The Renaissance Of Greco Roman Art And Culture

- The Italian Renaissance was the revival of Greco-Roman art and culture, which spread all across western Europe from the 14th century to the 16th century. The name of one powerful family became synonymous with this cultural phenomenon: the Medici. Just like the Rockefeller family was to the American industry, the Medici of Florence were to the Italian Renaissance. By the early 15th century, the banker Giovanni de’ Medici established the dynasty’s wealth. His son Cosimo de’ Medici became a great patron for the arts, and later on, Lorenzo de’ Medici followed his grandfather’s footsteps and was called “The Magnificent” for investing lavishly on artistic works such as buildings, paintings, and sc...   [tags: Florence, Renaissance, Italy]

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Historical Contributions Of The Greco Roman Ages

- It is no simple task to pinpoint the most important contributions of the Greco Roman ages towards the later Western Roman culture of the Renaissance. Almost every aspect was influenced or supported by another. Despite this, there is a particular concept that has continually served as a core contributor: religion. From the time of early Greece and Rome, around 2500-500 BC, humans have considered religion to be not only an explanation of how life was created, but also a guide on how to live life....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Renaissance]

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The Greco Roman Influence On Christian Art

- The Jewish faith believed in the coming of a Messiah and the ones who believed that Jesus Christ fulfilled this role became known as Christians. Roman’s occupied Jewish land and the Jews were seen as second class citizens compared to Roman citizens. Jews were expected to follow Roman law and were often treated harshly and unfairly. This lead to their desperation in waiting for a Messiah who they believed would rid the Jews of the Romans. When Jesus Christ came he fulfilled the Jewish law but not in the way they expected....   [tags: Roman Empire, Christianity, Judaism]

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Homosexuality: Greco-Roman Period to Today

- Homosexuality, the sexual attraction between members of the same sex, is a term not coined until the late nineteenth century; however, its prevalence throughout Western history is apparent and cannot be ignored. Some of the earliest accounts of homosexual relationships date back to 700 BCE in Ancient Greece. Spanning from that period up to today, the history of the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) minority is one that is commonly overlooked. Only by analyzing the historical records of homosexuality can one fully understand the widespread GLBT movement of the current era....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Greco Roman World Of The New Testament Era

- James S. Jeffers wrote The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era. Jeffers intent in writing this book was to give the readers in insight into what early Christianity looked like. The book aligns what readers may have learned in their high school history class with what was written in the Bible. In summary, this book gave information about Greek and Roman life and history into early Christianity. The book starts off by giving a good description of how it looked to live in early Greek and Roman times....   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Early Christianity]

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Greco-Roman Histroy

- Our past has so much knowledge that it would be silly to ignore it. All of the problems that have occurred could be prevented from happening again; all the achievements could be amplified by using them to our advantage. Sometimes people ignore the past, sometimes people embrace. This paper is about how we have, and have not, embraced the our Greco-Roman military history. Before getting in depth, I have to say that military has changed so drastically in the past 200 years because it has shifted from two masses of people going against each other, to both sides relatively hiding and engaging in as little hand-to-hand combat as possible....   [tags: past, knowledge, transportation, guns]

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El Greco

- El Greco The Agony In the Garden, a mannerist style of art by EL Greco, proclaims a sense of spiritual power of religious faith which accomplishes El Greco’s aim to move his audience. El Greco was born on the island of Crete and lived from 1541 to 1614. He represented the most characteristic figure of Spanish Mannerism. El Greco was influenced by and became acquainted with the art of Titian and Jacopo Bassano in Venice where he studied in 1566. In addition to visiting Italy, El Greco made his way to Rome, Parma and probably Florence....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Similarities in the Mythologies of Creation

- Throughout history many civilizations and cultures have had their own ways of explaining the world and its creation. Each of these civilizations has created unique descriptions and accounts of such events. However, when comparing them to each other, are they really different. Look at the ancient Greco - Roman creation myths as told by Hesiod in his Theogony and Works and Days and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, when compared to the creation myths as seen in the Old Testament’s book of Genesis they may not be as different as one would think....   [tags: Greco, Roman, Bible]

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Greco-Roman Influence in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

- Greco-Roman Influence in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra Greco-Roman mythological images seem to dominate Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Ever since the humanist revolution started, Renaissance writers, including Shakespeare, systematically tried to revive Greek literature and Greek mythology. It was an attempt to establish an alternative authority to Catholic scholastic dogma that has the stamp of antiquity. Shakespeare's knowledge of mythology was almost exclusively Roman, especially in relation to love and war....   [tags: Antony Cleopatra Essays]

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Our Moving Fate: A Study of El Greco’s Assumption of the Virgin

- Our Moving Fate: A Study of El Greco’s Assumption of the Virgin El Greco painted his “Assumption of the Virgin” in 1577 for the convent of Santo Domingo el Antiguo in Toledo, Spain. Born in Greece as Domenikos Theotocopoulos, (his nickname translates from Spanish into “The Greek”), El Greco was the top artist of the Spanish School, and was commissioned to paint “Assumption” to adorn the convent’s altar. The painting is a daunting size—over six feet wide and twice as tall—surrounded by a wooden frame tinted with a non-uniform metallic gold paint....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Biography Of Pablo Picasso 's A Beloved Friend, Carlos Casagemas

- Pablo Picasso is one of the most well respected artists of the 20th century and is widely known for introducing the genre of cubism into modern art. He was a diverse artist and dabbled in many different mediums, a dedicated painter, a sculptor, a ceramist and even took part in printmaking and playwright, producing roughly 22,000 works in his lifetime. Picasso was an accomplished traditionalist artist by his early twenties, then in 1901 during what’s known as his Blue Period, he transitioned from the realist era to abstract art....   [tags: Pablo Picasso, Cubism, Symbolism, El Greco]

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Greco-Roman Gods And Those Who Worship Them

- Parallelisms between Greek and Roman Mythology have many similarities between them. Each type has there own set of Gods and Goddesses, although they were worshiped for similar reasons. The following will explain each God or Goddess and explain how they compare to each other. The King of Gods in Greek Mythology is known as Zeus. Zeus was the ruler of the sky, and had the power to create thunderstorms and lightning as well as earthquakes. He was the child of Cronus and Rhea. As the story goes he was their sixth child, and the father to protect him from being overthrown had eaten the five previous children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vergil, Aeneas and Augustian Propaganda

- Introduction Caesar Augustus’ rise to absolute power in the year 31 BCE motioned to a deviation in the politics of Rome, shifting from a republic to a monarchy, though shielded in evident conservatism. It was through the formation of a prescribed mythology to the Julii family name that Augustus and his reign were cemented. By way of the insistence of Augustus, Vergil created the Aeneid to illustrate the mythological underpinnings of the Julii line, and how Augustus offered the hope of prosperity for Rome after a period of civil wars, as the gods supposedly directed it....   [tags: Classical Mythology, Greco Roman Drama]

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The On The Art Of War

- The Art of War is a treatise written in Ancient China that discusses the most and least effective military strategies for successful warfare according to Sun Tzu, a military general whose existence is still debated to this day. While not every military commander in the history of warfare has read it, the strategies provided can be used as a way to assess said commanders and the effectiveness of their campaigns. In Sun Tzu 's own words, “The general that hearkens to my counsel and acts upon it, will conquer: let such a one be retained in command....   [tags: Battle of Thermopylae, Sparta, Greco-Persian Wars]

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Religious Artwork Manipulates Faith

- Religious Artwork: The Manipulator of Faith Certain things in life speak louder than words. Although ironic, this is the basis of art. Throughout history, art has changed the way people perceive ideas, feel about ideas and even act towards certain ideas. Art has the innate power to evoke emotion in the public: both positive and negative. It’s this gift that makes art beautiful. Although there is always room for interpretation, the artist has a significant grasp on the viewer’s emotions. A painter is a skillful craftsman at forcing one to view things in thon’s way without the viewer even becoming aware of his manipulation....   [tags: Religion]

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Variations in Slavery Practice

- The word “slavery” is a general term applied to all models throughout history, but while different systems of slavery are similar on the surface, closer examination reveals very distinct differences in slavery practices, as evident upon comparing the two models of Asia and Greco-Roman slavery. The model of slavery in Asia, specifically eastern and southern Asia, developed during the Han dynasty in response to the implementation of Legalism as a means of social control. In China, Legalism, a concept of government first introduced by Xunzi and further developed by Han Feizi, was a system of belief that considers that all people are inherently bad and the only way to curb those inclinations i...   [tags: History]

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The Pieta

- El Greco (“The Greek”), also known as Domenicos Theotocopulos, was a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. El Greco was born in Crete in 1541, which was then a part of the Republic of Venice, and the center of Post-Byzantine art. He had trained and become a master within that tradition and an icon painter. Among his great artworks, I would like to draw attention to “Pietà (The Lamentation of Christ)”, an oil painting. El Greco had painted this masterpiece about c.1565-70 in Italy, during the Cretan period....   [tags: Art]

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The Role Of Women As Portrayed In Classical Mythology

-      The Greco-Roman society was a very patriarchal society. This is reflected throughout the myths in classical mythology. By looking at the classic mythology we will see that the roles women portrayed are very different than women’s roles in today’s society. Although there are a few similarities to women’s roles in today’s society, their roles are more like those women in the past. We can see this by looking at the attributes of Greco-Roman female gods and looking at the roles women play in the myths....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Christianity And The Western Tradition

- Christianity and the Western Tradition The role of Christianity during the Middle Ages has been strongly intertwined in the changes in Greco-Roman thought as well as the development of European civilization. Christianity quickly rose to become the dominate religion during the decline of the Roman Empire. Greco-Roman thought allowed for the Hellenization of Christianity, and it eventually led to the development of European states. Christianity can be considered an inspiration for change, or an opening to new ideas and thoughts during the Greco-Roman period....   [tags: Christianity, Judaism, Roman Empire, Ancient Rome]

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Analysis Of ' The Odyssey '

- When I was around the age of 12, I found a book containing a collection of Greek myths. I still remember reading through that book and being fascinated by the stories. The main appeal, besides the entertainment, was that they immersed me in another culture. I may not have got to travel to another country, but I got to learn about a culture I knew little about. If someone had to take away one thing, from greek mythology or any other story, is the understanding of a culture that is not your own. Mythology teaches us what they value, how they view the natural world, and a large amount of mythos gives us lessons that transcend cultures....   [tags: Greek mythology, Zeus, Demeter, Culture]

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Sensitivy and Allergies to Gluten

- Gluten- sensitivity and gluten allergies have become increasing popular. One particular disease associated with gluten is the autoimmune disease, “Celiac disease”. This autoimmune disease is also known as gluten-sensitive enterpathy and nontropical sprue.It is triggered by ingesting wheat gluten and related proteins of rye and barley in genetically susceptible individuals, giving this disease a predisposing risk factor of being hereditary. Celiac disease is the result of an unchecked immune reaction to gluten....   [tags: Autoimmune Disease, Celiac Disease, Gluten]

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The History of Wresling

- ... However the cave drawings that have been found in France, Egypt, Greece, some parts of the middle east, and the Sumero-Akkadian civilization, dated back to almost the Neolithic ages (Different). During the ancient Olympics in Ancient Greece, wrestling was the final game that the athletes played. The Greeks thought that was the “ultimate challenge”. At the time young Greek boys were being taught formal education skills in the art and sport of wrestling (Different). The Greeks took major pride in their sport, just like the Romans did, it was not as brutal as the Greek’s wrestling style....   [tags: competitive sport, ancient olympics]

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Faith and Reason

- Faith and reason were two modes of belief that dominated the history of Western Civilization. Both faith and reason were popularized as tools to understand the universe in Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian eras. By conflicting with each other, these two modes of belief sparked a lot of controversy. Reason or rationality is belief based on concrete evidence and logic. The development of one’s reason relies heavily on observation and questioning. Greco-Roman philosophers believed in the power of the human mind to understand the world....   [tags: Religion]

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The Decay Of Ancient Civilization By Michael Rostovtzeff And Mohammed And Charlemagne By Henri Pirenne

- This assignment is both a comparison and an analysis of two essays; The Decay of Ancient Civilization written by Michael Rostovtzeff and Mohammed and Charlemagne by Henri Pirenne. The two essays offer varying perspectives on the fall of the Roman Empire and more specifically the transition between late antiquity to the beginning of the middle ages. The collapse of the Roman Empire is generally known to have concluded through one particular event; the sack of the great city of Rome. Although both essays give different accounts as the eventual collapse of the Roman Empire entails more than the “Barbaric” invasion as they further delve into from different perspectives....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire]

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The Renaissance : An Age Of Recovery From The Catastrophic 16th Century

- The renaissance was an age of recovery from the catastrophic 14th century, a time for the slow process of recovering from the effects of the Black Death, political disorder, and the economic recession. This recovery was accompanied by a rediscovery of the Greco-Roman culture and civilization. The renaissance began in Italy. There are plenty of reasons why Italy was the main location for revival of antiquity. The first one being the plague was the first to leave Italy. Therefore, they had more time to recover and grow....   [tags: Renaissance, Middle Ages, Humanism]

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A Brief History of Christians and Islam

- During the beginnings of the early middle ages, after the fall of the Roman World, there was an assortment of problems for both the Christian and Muslim religious sects. While there were other important issues at hand for the two religions, no problem faired them worse than the inheritance of the Greco-Roman World. Whether it should be kept or discarded was the most problematic question to be discussed (Perry, p.171). It was argued for and against by both the Christians and Muslim. It was argued that the cultural inheritance would be beneficial for learning; for both logical processing and for reasoning....   [tags: god, greece, religious sects]

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The Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

- I am comparing my favorite painting Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh to The View of Toledo by El Greco. Both paintings are beautiful landscapes featuring the night sky. Starry Night, 29 x 36 ¼”, is an oil on canvas painting currently located at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Starry Night was painted in June of 1889 by post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. View of Toledo was painted by El Greco in 1598-99 during the Mannerism period. It is oil on canvas measuring 47 ¾” x 42 ¾” and is currently located at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Expressionism, The Starry Night]

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High Mortality Makes High Fertility A Necessity

- High mortality makes high fertility a necessity: Sex was celebrated in Greco Roman culture through the arts and literature. Many erotic artifacts have been preserved. Sex and marriage shaped the Greeks and Romans culture and their laws. The ancient Greco Roman world existed before the demographic revolution took place. The agricultural societies had high mortality due to infectious diseases such as smallpox. They did not have the proper medical technology needed to treat life threatening diseases....   [tags: Marriage, Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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Movie Analysis : ' Ok Gang '

- "Ok gang, we have the warrant, let 's go." Joe orders. Seeing Jerry walk to the door, he stops. "I don 't think it 'd be a good idea for you to join us, bud." "I 'm sure Mr. Greco 's forgotten our little incident by now." He wines. "No, I think it 's best if you stay here." "I agree, Joe." "But captain!" The detective protests. "You don 't want to do anything that 'll give Mr. Greco 's attorney, something he can use to overturn the conviction, do you?" "No. “Ok then it’s settled you’re staying here.” “Yes, captain,” he replies, moping over to his desk....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles, 2003 singles, Want]

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Movie Analysis : ' Ok Gang '

- Ok gang, we have the warrant, let 's go." Joe orders. Seeing Jerry walk to the door, he stops. "I don 't think it 'd be a good idea for you to join us, bud." "I 'm sure Mr. Greco 's forgotten our little incident by now." He wines. "No, I think it 's best if you stay here." "I agree, Joe." "But captain!" The detective protests. "You don 't want to do anything that 'll give Mr. Greco 's attorney, something he can use to overturn the conviction, do you?" "No. “Ok then it’s settled you’re staying here.” “Yes, captain,” he replies, moping over to his desk....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles, Want, 2003 singles]

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Gender, Racial, And Marriage Equality

- As is the case with gender, racial, and marriage equality, the struggles of the United States are often mirrored in the church. Few issues have the church struggled more with than the debate over racial equality. Slavery was birthed in the American way of life before the United States were actual one nation. Slavery itself is a product of racism, the rawest form of racial inequality. It was so engrained into society that the early church was convinced of its complete lack of moral malpractice. An early 19th century Baptist minister, Dr....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Racism]

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Overview of Religious Art

- The Crucifixion. Religious strife dominated the 16th and 17th centuries. Religion was the number one subject of discord. There were numerous civil wars and conflicts between the Catholics and the Huguenots (French Protestants). This political and religious struggle spilled over into the world of art (Cothren & Stokstad, 2011, p.679). Artists needed to work within the specific guidelines of the Church, an example being the color of the Virgin Mary’s clothing. In the three paintings showcased, religion changed the perception of the artist....   [tags: catholics, the crucifixion]

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Metropolitan Museum

- Metropolitan Museum As I look at the painting of The Adoration of The Shepherds, two artists, Andrea Mantegna and El Greco, showed it different ways with same subjects. First, the title of the paintings is about Jesus's birth. Andrea mantegna artist had lived from ca 1430 to 1506. He established his reputation when he was 20 years old. This painting is the evident of his highly individual style. He worked it during ca 1451 to 1453. He painted it in horizontal format with 153/4x217/8(40x55.6). He used tempera on a canvas that transferred from a wood....   [tags: The Adoration of The Shepherds]

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The Honor and Shame of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

- To understand both the honor and shame involved in the gospel pertaining to Jesus Christ, honor and shame will be defined according to the ancient Mediterranean and Greco-Roman world. A person born in either world during the first century, was taught to “seek honor and avoid disgrace”. The universal definition of Honor could be best described as the “public acknowledgment of a person’s worth”. There were two possible routes in which one obtained honor. The first, through the ascription by another, meaning someone would credit the person....   [tags: Christianity]

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Wrestling: Training for the Rest of Your Life

- Sweat sweeps out, slowly gliding down and finally dripping off his face. His heart races as he huffs and puffs. He stutter steps, pulls out, fakes again, and quickly turns from right to left outwitting his opponent and grabbing onto his leg. He doesn’t even think about it anymore. His movements steadily have become reflexes and his reflexes are second nature. The time is quickly winding down and his team needs the victory to win the dual meet. He holds on to his opponent's legs, tightly gripping as the time slips aways....   [tags: High School Wrestling]

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Pre-Blue Period: Tutelage and Development of Artistic Vision

- I. Pre-Blue Period: Tutelage and Development of Artistic Vision Like many artistic geniuses, Picasso demonstrated a rare precocity. Born in 1881, he was already training as a painter by 1888 when his father, a naturalist and professor of Fine Arts, began teaching him in figure drawing and oil painting (Walther 90). Picasso’s father was rumored to have given up painting when witnessing his son’s revision of his unfinished sketch (Wertenbacker 11). After his sister’s death in 1895, Picasso was severely depressed, and the family moved to Barcelona, which later became Picasso’s refuge and sanctuary (Wertenbacker 13)....   [tags: Pablo Picasso, Spanish painters]

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Jesus 's Parable Of The Prodigal Son

- Introduction Jesus’s Parable of the Prodigal Son, found in the book of Luke, Jesus extols the power of repentance and forgiveness, as the lost son is welcomed back by his father after he repents. Synopsis In The Parable of the Prodigal Son, there was a father with two sons. When the younger son matured, he asked for half of his father’s wealth, and he father complied. However, he went and squandered that wealth in a foreign land. After the man had depleted all his savings in irresponsible living, a famine struck his country, and he needed to find work....   [tags: Sin, Repentance, Jesus, Christianity]

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Artemis and Diana: Goddesses for Woman

- It is said in one legend that the goddess Artemis was born a full day before her brother, Apollo, on the island of Ortygia. The legend also says that immediately after she was born she helped her mother, Leto, cross the straits over to Delos where Artemis helped her mother give birth to her brother. In Greek mythology Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto as well as the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, virginity and childbirth. In Roman mythology there is a goddess named Diana who was the daughter of Jupiter and Latona and was the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, virginity and childbirth....   [tags: Mythology ]

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Why Your Child Should Consider Wrestling

- Sweat perspires out of his pores, slowly gliding down and finally dripping off his face. His heart races as he huffs and puffs. He stutter steps, pulls out, fakes again, and quickly turns from right to left, outwitting his opponent by grabbing his leg. He doesn’t even think about it anymore. The wrestler’s movements steadily have become reflexes and his reflexes are second nature. The time is quickly winding down and his team needs the victory to win the dual meet. He holds on to his opponent's legs, tightly gripping as the time slips aways....   [tags: Mental Preparation]

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Roman Empire During The Middle Ages

- In the early Middle Ages, Europe begins to make strides towards a new culture, one that was completely different from anything that had come before. By the beginning of the Middle Ages, the Western side of the Roman Empire was politically finished. Rome had previously been a largely influential political entity. Even though Rome no longer existed politically, its culture continued on, showing the culture of a society is more durable than the society itself. Prior to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the early Middle Ages, Rome was identified as being the large icon of Europe....   [tags: Europe, Middle Ages, Ancient Rome, Roman Empire]

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The Greek And Roman Civilizations

- Geography greatly influenced the Greek and Roman civilizations. Both the Greek and the Roman civilizations were located on the Mediterranean Sea allowing them to fish and benefitted trading and transportation. Due to their closeness in proximity the Greek and Roman civilizations shared political, religious, and cultural ideas. When the civilizations formed, many ideas like the Greek’s written language, art, and culture were derived from influences from the Middle East. In conclusion, due to the civilizations’ proximity to the Middle East and each other, the ability to share and expand upon each other’s ideas strengthened both of the civilizations....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Roman Empire]

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Comparing El Grecos St Francis Venerating the Crucifix to El Grecos St John the Baptist

- Comparing El Grecos St Francis Venerating the Crucifix to El Grecos St John the Baptist The compared works of art, St. Francis Venerating the Crucifix and St. John the Baptist, were both written by the same artist. The actual name of this artist is Dominikos Theotokopoulos, but some people prefer to call him El Greco, which in translation simply means “The Greek.” Both paintings were written by El Greco towards the end of his life, and both are of important religious figures in Christian religion-one of St....   [tags: ]

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Western Civilization: A Very Brief Overview from the Romans to the Counter-Reformation

- Rome’s greatest achievements was to go beyond the limited political process that of the city-states and to develop a world-state with the different nations of the Mediterranean. In the eight century, B.C., peasant communities, along with Etruscan cities south to the Greek cities were absorbed by the Romans. Throughout this century, Roman acquired architectural styles and skills in road construction, sanitation, hydraulic engineering to include underground conduits. By the sixth century, Rome evolved into a republic, landowners, aristocrats and patricians overthrew the Etruscan king and religion governed the people, dictated the laws and legitimized the rule of the patricians....   [tags: History]

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How Did The Failure Of The Company Help You Later On?

- to me 19 hours agoDetails With many ways to already interview the employees I believe we should add a few more such as STAR or “situation, task, action, and result”(Greco) Together, these successive elements add up to What would you do to make our business more successful. How did the failure in the company help you later on. How would you help this company. with these questions you can keep them less hypothetical and more about actual experience. Greco also talks about keeping the conversation rolling, and with examples of the interviewee experience with others and their work, than how they handled losing an argument and she talks about behavioral interviewing which is determining the f...   [tags: Employment, Interview, Semi-structured interview]

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Honor, Patronage, Kinship, And Purity : Unlocking New Testament Culture Desilva

- In David deSilva book, Honor, Patronage, Kinship, and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture deSilva states that context is extremely important as well as understanding the culture, without these elements one cannot properly understand the interpretation of Scripture. David deSilva gives an enlightening contextual study of first century Mediterranean culture. deSilva believes that all culture delivers the framework for all communication, and the New Testament writings is no different in how the culture provides the framework for communication....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Early Christianity]

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The Mystery of the Battle of Thermopylae

- The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between alliances of Greek city states, which were led by King Leonidas of Sparta, against the Persian Empire led by Xerxes over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece. The battle took place simultaneously with the naval battle at Artemisium, in August or September 480 BC, at the pass of Thermopylae ('The Hot Gates'). The event was later recorded by Herodotus, who interviewed the surviving soldiers and Greeks. When it comes to history it is important to be able to differentiate between historical fact, fiction, and exaggerations....   [tags: Ancient Greece]

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The Spread of Christianism and Islam

- 1. Describe the factors that enabled the Christian church to expand and thrive. Include its orthodox set of beliefs and its organization. As Western Roman Empire crumbled the Christian Church survived becoming one of the most important organizations in Europe. The Church expanded its power by exercising authority over religious issues away from the state. The Greco-Roman idea did not provide for emotional needs of the people. The Appeal of Christianity presented people what the city- state and world-state could not, a personal relationship with God, and membership in community....   [tags: religious beliefs and institutions]

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The Greek Kingdom Of Macedon Individual

- eco of Greco-macedonian directors and governors propped up by standing armed force of hired fighters and little center of Greco-Macedonian pilgrims. Advancement of migration from Greece was critical in the foundation of this framework. Hellensitc rulers ran their kingdoms as imperial bequests and the vast majority of the overwhelming assessment incomes went into the military and paramillitary powers saved their principle from any sort of insurgency. Macedionan and Hellenistic rulers were required to their armed forces on the field, alongside gathering of advantaged refined friendlies or companions....   [tags: Alexander the Great, Achaemenid Empire, Iran]

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Religion Is An Organization Of People

- A religion is an organization of people who believe the same basic concepts about the world, and the universe as a whole. The purpose of religion is not only to lay out a set of beliefs for people but also to unify a group of people under an umbrella which creates a sense of community. Religion is very important to most people because it not only gives them a sense of their place in the universe, but it also binds them together with a group of people which is something humans generally desire. Religions form due to an innate need for humans to understand the universe, and religion is one way to do that....   [tags: Religion, Meaning of life, Christianity, Belief]

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A Comparison of the Divine in Gilgamesh, the Old Testament of the Bible, and Metamorphoses

- The Divine in Gilgamesh, The Old Testament, and Metamorphoses     Along with different languages, customs and traditions, ancient Hebrews, Middle-easterners and Romans had very different beliefs about the divine. For example, Hebrews are monotheistic, while Middle-easterners and Greco-Romans of early time periods believe in many gods. Writings from the ancient time period sketch these differences, as well as the many similarities between religious beliefs. The Old Testament is an excellent reference depicting Hebrew beliefs, while Gilgamesh outlines many Middle-eastern beliefs, and The Metamorphoses shows readers many ancient Greco-Roman beliefs about the divine....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Roman Vs. Medieval Civilization

- It is evident that the Romans emulated much or all of Greek culture into their lives, even down to their philosophies and complete blatancy of using the same gods and goddesses. However, there was an apparent shift of Greco-Roman polytheism to medieval monotheism, which is where persons in this period started to pivot their attention primarily on just God, disregarding old traditions of other gods. They went from issuing deities to make sense of their ancient world, and using rational thought (never was this used before) to probe for questions, to a reliance on just one god for all explanations (the medieval period)....   [tags: God, Monotheism, Renaissance, Religion]

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Genesis And The Lord God

- “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul… And the Lord God planned in Garden eastward in Eden and there he put the man whom he had formed...And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and tree of knowledge of good and evil.” Genesis 2: 7-9 According to Pinnock, he states “Spirit is perfecter, then, of the creation of which Jesus is the highest expression… Spirit is at work in history, first bringing humankind into existence and then moving it toward the goal of union… Spirit is the pow...   [tags: God, Christianity, Jesus, Theology]

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

- Get Paid To Do What College Athletes Love to Do College athlete’s performance should be getting paid for the performance, hard work, motivation, and the struggle that made it to reach success. The work these colleges athletes are putting in and the hours they are spending sweating, competing, and most importantly, getting hurt, deserve some type of reward (Greco, 2013). These athletes are scarifying everything to get scholarship like breaking barriers and pushing it to the limit more so that dream is closer and closer....   [tags: University, High school, Academia, Vienna]

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Mannerism in Florence and Rome

- Mannerism in Florence and Rome - considered to be more self- consciously "artificial" - derived from aspects of Raphael and Michelangelo - cold formalism was considered to be inner vision Rosso - (1494-1540), Italian painter, whose early works helped define Italian mannerism - later was a founder of French mannerism - was born Giovanni Battista di Jacopo di Guasparre in Florence - early work had odd perspectives, violent colors, and harsh lighting - 1523 Rosso moved to Rome, where he was influenced by Italian artist Michelangelo and Italian mannerist painter Parmigianino - work then acquired new beauty and expressed more tempered emotions Pontormo - (1494-1557), Italian painter, whos...   [tags: Papers]

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Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

- Marriage is defined as the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life. In the definition it says couple, with out indication of gender. In our society gay marriage is a hot topic. Previously legalizing gay marriage was out of the question, but as times has changed and more liberal politicians have gained office to reflect the views of today’s society. One of the reasons that LGBT people fight for the right to marry because married couples receive more protections and advantages in the law and insurance polices....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Analysis of The Saint-Chappelle

- What would’ve happened if Greco-Roman culture had disappeared in the middle ages. The Muslims wouldn’t have gained all of their great knowledge and the rest of the world, especially Europe, would have been completely different. The Muslims golden age caused Europe to enter into an era of reason, which would change the Catholic Church forever. This golden age was what culturally awoke Western Europe and what established a new style of architecture that would dominate Europe cathedrals far into the future....   [tags: gothic church, cathedral, muslims]

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The European Renaissance

- The European Renaissance marked a positive shift in European society such as growing economies and emergence of new ideas to lead better lives for all social classes. Such a massive revival of culture, economy, and politics could not merely occur. Only under the favorable conditions of Italy’s Greco-Roman influence and mercantilist wealth was the Renaissance able to spawn. From Italy, ideas spread Northward. Naturally, these Northern Regions adapted these ideas with their own culture and mannerisms....   [tags: Renaissance, Middle Ages, Italy, Florence]

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Abandonment of Religiosity: A Glance at Jewish Law and Law Study from Moses to Karo

- Jewish Law is considered to be Divine Law due to its direct influence from God. God handed over a set of laws to the Jews and left it to adapt and flourish with them. They followed these rules, but in time they became obsolete which forced them to intervene and change the laws to better suit their society. Rabbinic judaism evolved as the philosopher king of interpreting the Hebrew Bible. These interpretations formed the Talmud. Although the interpretations were much like opinions on what the Bible said, they became universally accepted as law....   [tags: religion, judaism, history]

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Analysis Of Rick Riordan 's ' Fantasy The House Of Hades '

- Queerness in Rick Riordan’s Mythological Fantasy Rick Riordan’s children’s fantasy The House of Hades (2013) revealed the first queer child in mainstream children’s fantasy: Nico di Angelo, the demigod son of Hades. Though Riordan’s novels revolve around largely Greco-Roman mythology, as well as Norse and Egyptian, The House of Hades was the first time queer themes from mythology made an appearance in his works. Since The House of Hades, Riordan’s novels have featured gay, bisexual, and transgender characters....   [tags: Transgender, Sexual orientation]

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Questions and Conversion of Lifestyle Made Christianity What It is Today

- The beginning of Christianity came with many questions of why and conversion of lifestyles that made Christianity what it is today. The conversions of these three religious figures are: Saul of Tarsus (Paul the Apostle) that hated Christians and had set out to seek and bring every Christian to public trail and execution. Augustine of Hippo (Aurelius Augustinus) was the Catholic bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa. A highly skilled writer and the first Christian Philosopher; he accomplished over a 30 year period 110 works as a keen observer of society before the fall of the Roman Empire....   [tags: islam, death, suffering]

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Rises and Declines of the Byszantium and Islamis Kingdoms

- After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the world was left to writhe in chaos and uncertainty. But from this period of chaos, post-classical civilizations were able to emerge in both Europe and the Middle East. Two of these post-classical civilizations were Byzantium and the Islamic Kingdom. While both experienced this post-classical development, there are many keen differences in their rises and declines. The Byzantine Empire and the Islamic Caliphates shared similarities in their economic and artistic and intellectual development, while their religious beliefs differed and coincided at the same time....   [tags: intelluctual, development, religion]

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Business Report: The Planning for the FIFA 2014 Tournament

- Planning The planning for the FIFA 2014 tournament was done by company owner David Miller. He is essentially a one man show when it comes to taking care of all related tasks which are a part of executing his companies various video game tournaments and events. The goals that David set for having a successful FIFA tournament began with the actual event running smoothly and timely. This management of function and time are essential in providing a positive experience for gamers to feel satisfied with the overall quality of the tournament....   [tags: goals, advertisement]

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The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

- The era dominated by Roman empire is one the most well-known and influential periods of history, home to famous names from Julius Caesar to Jesus Christ. At its height, Rome’s territory stretched from the Atlantic coastline to the Middle East, reigning over 60 million people, one-fifth of the population of the ancient world. However, the Roman empire’s treatment of their conquered people’s and their own citizens ultimately led to the permanent downfall of Rome. Even in the century before the official replacement of the Roman republic by the empire, Rome expanded immensely as a result of the Punic wars....   [tags: Ancient Rome]

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Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia

- Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia During the sixth and seventh centuries the Byzantine Empire survived waves of attacks, due to efficient leadership and to natural and man-made fortifications around Constantinople (Martin 206). From this strategic point Byzantine emperors organized and preserved old Roman institutions, and the Byzantine Empire survived until 1453. In particular, the emperor Justinian led the creation of the Code, which condensed the legal genius of the Romans into a coherent whole, eliminated outdated laws and oppositions, and clarified the law itself....   [tags: christianity, orthodox church, roman catholic]

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The Classical Mediterranean Civilization Of Greece And Rome

- Michelle Izaguirre Evolution of Western Civilization September 23, 2014 The Classical Mediterranean civilization of Greece and Rome inspired the Western civilization through their politics, laws, philosophical teachings, and their ability to respond to environmental challenges. Our sense of debt to the Greco-Roman history and political achievements reverberated in later history. The Greek and Roman precedents undoubtedly influenced the framers of the American Constitution, as did philosophers like Socrates and Aristotle, who’ve influenced people to challenge the “accepted ways.” After the decline of the Greek city-states, Rome assumed leadership by preserving most of Greek achievements and...   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Rome]

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Hitler 's Ideas : Nazi Artwork And Olympia

- Conveying Nietzsche’s Ideas: Nazi Artwork and Olympia Nietzsche’s ideas clearly influenced the thinking behind Nazi ideology, particularly masculinity. There were more outward examples of this, however, in Nazi visual artwork and propaganda. In general, the purpose of propaganda is to transmit “ideas and/or values from one person, or group of persons, to another.” In the Third Reich, this was achieved through films, paintings, and other mediums that constructed an image of a Germany populated by classically masculine, brave, war-fighting, family-loving men and women and children who adored them....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, Germany]

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Thomas Aquinas ' Theory Of The Christian Faith

- Thomas Aquinas’ theory alone does not solely prove the ideas of the Christian faith, but in multiple scriptures in the bible the idea of basically turning ones cheek to violence is well shown. Secondly the acceptance of other religions is not fondly taken by the Christian faith. The Christians are firm believers that they are the only true and really accepted faith in the eyes of God. To initiate the crusades the infamous Pope Urban convinces all that this is the “Will of God!” (Encounters, pg.114)....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Religion, Crusades]

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Oppression And Demography - Oppression Or Demography?

- Oppression or Demography. Throughout the years females have undergone tremendous amounts of oppression. From our limited roles in society, to our confinements at home, we were seen nothing more than the lesser sex. Compared to males we were the inferior gender, in terms of knowledge, physicality, and stature. Now, one would ask why. What logical reason would make sense to explain this kind of thinking. Most feminists would argue it’s due to misogyny; the hatred of women. Looking through all of history, is it accurate enough to say that the oppression that females have undergone is the result of hatred....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Gender role, Gender]

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The Modern Era Of The Persian Empire

- The Persian Empire spanned from Egypt in the west to Turkey in the north, and through Mesopotamia to the Indus River in the east. It was a series of imperial dynasties centered in Persia. It was established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC, with the Persian conquest of Media, Lydia and Babylonia. The Persian history was interrupted by the Islamic conquest and later by the Mongol invasion. The main religion of ancient Persia was Zoroastrianism, but after the 7th century this was replaced by Islam. In the modern era, a series of Islamic dynasties ruled Persia independently of the universal caliphate....   [tags: Achaemenid Empire, Cyrus the Great]

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How Do Military Hilitorians Explain War?

- How do military historians explain war. To answer a question like this, one must look to the scholarship. However, works alone cannot explain the total scope of war, which means that historians take from the scholarship, and input what they deem necessary to the explanation of war. The Western experiences of war shaped the outcome of further study into warfare. Authors like Victor Davis Hanson, John Lynn, John Keegan, Martin van Creveld, and Niall Ferguson explain in detail to what extent the Western way of war is superior to any other....   [tags: History War]

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The Renaissance Was a Revolutionary Period

- In history, revolution is the reason for constant shift in society. Many eras have come and gone and only some have left a significant impact on the world. In order for an era to be revolutionary, it has to leave a long lasting influence through social, economic and political means. Historians debate whether the Renaissance was considered a revolutionary period of history or not, however the Renaissance means “rebirth” and laid the foundation of the current era, the Modern Times. The Renaissance is a revolutionary period of history due to the far-reaching changes in art, politics, science and technology, as well as religion....   [tags: Renaissance Essays]

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The History and Future of Wrestling

- Wrestling is more than just a sport; it is a way of life. And for those who enjoy its opportunities, it is something that takes the mind off of all of life’s troubling times, and puts one man against another to get their hand raised. Competition makes everything evolve, and there is no other sport that epitomizes what competition truly is. Wrestling spans the entire globe, and although it incorporates several different styles and many National and World events, remains overlooked by most. The first style of wrestling is Folkstyle....   [tags: Wrestling Essays]

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The Visit Of The Metropolitan Museum

- The trip to the metropolitan museum was a great trip to learn and to study art. What is art you may ask, well art is an expression you use to show a visual picture. It can be through painting or through sculptures. Some other example of art is music, literature and dancing. For today 's paper we will be talking about art as a sculpture. The two sculptures in this photo are King Sahure and a Nome God and Marble Statue of Dionysos leaning on archaistic female figure (Hope Dionysos). You can find these statues in the Metropolitan Museum of Art....   [tags: Sculpture, Roman Empire, Greek mythology, Art]

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The Battle Of Thermopylae And Artemisium

- Born to King Lygdamis of Halicarnassus and to a Cretan mother who is unknown, Artemisia assumed the throne of Halicarnassus upon the death of her husband. While only taking the throne as a regent for her son Pisindelis, Artemisia became known as perspicacious female Admiral in the Persian Navy that practiced a spirit for adventure and acquired an appetite for warfare. Herodotus writes with admiration, “…Her brave spirit and manly daring sent forth to the war, when no need required her to adventure....   [tags: Battle of Thermopylae, Battle of Salamis]

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