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Unspoken Comparison in Tacitus's Germania

- Unspoken Comparison in Tacitus's Germania Tacitus's Germania is a thoroughly itemized ethnographic text detailing the geography, climate and social structure of Germany and its people. Unlike his Histories and Annales Tacitus doesn't offer a story line to be followed, but instead, he nudges forth an unspoken comparison to be made between two cultures. Each of the Germania's 46 passages deals with a particular area of German civilization among which Tacitus develops a two-tiered theme. The two points he tries to make generally clear are the following: A) The Germans are barbaric, savage and stupid…but… B) The Germans are quaint, noble and have some redeeming qualities that mak...   [tags: Germania]

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Plutarch 's Agricola And Germania

- Tacitus Essay Tacitus is considered by many to be the greatest Roman historians to ever live. Clearly his knowledge and skills are fully demonstrated in his writings Agricola and Germania. Tacitus captures his readers attention witnessing different ethnic groups and there various customs from each other. Agricola focusses on Tacitus father in-law Julius Agricola. Because of Agricola Tacitus saw ethnography on the many people of the ancient Britain. In Germania Tacitus writes about the different Germanic groups of the time....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Tacitus, Augustus]

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Tacitus' The Agricola and The Germania

- Imperial Rome, during the first century A.D. was expanding it's boundaries by adding new territories. They expanded into northern Europe and Britain and conquered or attempted to conquer various types of people. Based on my reading of Tacitus' The Agricola and The Germania, I have knowledge of the life and customs of the Britons, subject of the Agricola, and the Germans, subject of the Germania. This of course being the Romans, and more specifically Tacitus,' observation and view of these groups of people....   [tags: Culture Romans Germans Britons]

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Germania: Tacitus’ Perceptions of Pax Romana Rome

- Germania: Tacitus’ Perceptions of Pax Romana Rome While the early 2nd century is usually considered to be the height of the Roman Empire, closer examinations reveal a deteriorating state hiding behind a façade of power and wealth. As modern day historian C. Warren Hollister described, “life in Rome’s ‘golden age’ could be pleasant enough if one were male, adult, very wealthy, and naturally immune to various epidemic diseases. But if this was humanity’s happiest time, God help us all!” (14)....   [tags: Roman History Empire]

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Culture And Literature Of The Germanic Tribes

- Culture and Literature of the Germanic Tribes Much of our knowledge of the early Germanic tribes comes from Roman historians. The reason why other sources are limited is because the tribes didn’t have a written alphabet. Due to the fact that their legends were spread mostly by word of mouth, most knowledge about their culture has been lost. Fortunately, enough has been preserved that we still know the basic functions of their societies. We know about their religion, the basic way their culture functioned, and some of their stories because they were preserved for us....   [tags: Roman Empire, Roman army, Germanic peoples]

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Heroes of Celtic and Germanic Mythology

- Heroes of Celtic and Germanic Mythology Throughout the myths of the Celtic and Germanic peoples of northern Europe tales of epic heroes and their extraordinary deeds abound. These tales depict heroes performing a variety of incredible feats; many of which appear to be magical, superhuman, and, quite honestly, utterly impossible (e.g., wading across oceans, defeating armies virtually single-handedly, and other astounding exploits). Since the Celtic and Germanic tribes of antiquity inhabited neighboring lands and lived in close proximity to one another (as many of their modern descendants continue to do: i.e., in Great Britain), it is not surprising that they often established intimate rela...   [tags: Celtic Germanic Mythology Beowulf Essays]

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The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald

- The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald One of the most interesting things about fairytales is how the author has borrowed ideas from ancient myths and legends and kept them alive in their writings. The Princess and the Goblin is one of these fairytales. In writing this novel, George MacDonald has incorporated much of the folk tradition in his characters and plot. Specifically, his concept of goblins seem to be drawn from the tradition of dwarfs, gnomes, and kobolds of Germanic myth and the fairies, or elves, of Celtic myth....   [tags: Germanic Celtin Macdonald Fairytales Essays]

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Slaves in Roman and Germanic Societies

- While both Roman society and Germanic society do not view slaves as full people each society does have some safeguards to slaves' wellbeing. Although both societies try to protect their slaves they also illustrated that slaves were not equal to free and even freed slaves were not equal. While both societies have positive aspects to their treatment of slaves I believe it would be better to be a slave in a Germanic society rather than a Roman society. In a Germanic society a slave had a greater ability to marry, slaves also had the ability to pay fines for wrong doing rather than receive physical punishment and in Germanic law codes there was more of a focus on petty crime committed by slaves...   [tags: Social Issues]

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Beowulf as the Archetypal Germanic Hero

- The epic and oral poem Beowulf illustrates a loss of community, cultural values, and tradition. Beowulf, the main character, is an ideal king and archetypal warrior. History is relevant to Beowulf; this Germanic society was being taken over by Christian missionaries who were seeking to convert this culture. The character of Beowulf is a reflection of the Germanic culture's virtues; heroism is emphasized in the text's multiple references and constant focus on heroes and what it is to be a hero. Beowulf, who is reflective of an older generation of heroes, strives for community....   [tags: Epic Beowulf Hero Essays Papers]

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Common Old French Name Of Germanic Origin With A Problematic Pronunciation For Uninitiated English

- Guillet. A less than common Old French name of Germanic origin with a problematic pronunciation for uninitiated English. It is a contraction of Guillaume (Wilhelm (German)= William (English), meaning 'will lead ') having many variants. Couple this with the non-standard spellings of the 19th century and the rapid infusion into the Eastern Townships from 1790 of Anglophones, the spelling and pronunciation of Guillet in this region of Quebec was surely to be complicated. Even without the complications of Anglicization, the spelling of Guillet runs through at least 24 variants such as Guillette, Guillot, Gayet, Guyette, Guiet, etc....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Sonic the Hedgehog 3]

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The cultural tension of the pagan and the Christian lie at the very heart of the poem. Paganism and Christianity in the Epic Poem "Beowoulf"

- Christianity had recently took hold in England at the time of the writing of Beowulf. Many people believe that Beowulf is a Christian story, when in fact it is not. Instead, the poem reflects a society that has a deep pagan background and has brought with it stories from its pagan past. Beowulf is a Germanic tale that was likely first composed in the first half of the eighth century, but it was not until the late tenth century that it was committed to parchment. At the time of its writing, the Germanic tribes were clearly pagan, as seen by such evidence in the text as Beowulf’s cremation at the end of the epic and the direct reference to swearing oaths at “pagan shrines” (line 175)....   [tags: Hero, Poetry, Germanic]

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The Destruction of Rome: Why Did Rome Fall?

- Much like its birth, the destruction of Rome did not happen all at once. Rather, there were many contributing factors to its ultimate demise. Rome’s destruction began as a disease slowly disintegrating from the inside. Political corruption, the division of wealthy and poor, decline in moral values, and public health to name a few, were all major contributors to this disease. For the purpose of this paper, this disease will be called ‘The Roman Condition’. To understand the Roman Condition, we must first understand how it got from a thriving empire to an empty shell in the span of 200 years....   [tags: Roman Condition, Germanic Tribes]

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The Roman Empire Collapsed

- Surrounded and faced threats of the barbarian tribes, the Roman Empire could no longer hold firm and just collapsed. The western part became the new Germanic world, where the growth of Latin Christendom, a distinctively Western institution founded. The eastern part was the worlds of Byzantine and the Islamic world. This is clear that this is the Middle Ages as there were absences of central government, ongoing invasions, constant threats of famine and diseases. “The term Middle Age refers to the period between the ancient and the modern civilizations.” (Levack et al, The West, 233) The Middle Ages were the period of a new philosophy of civilization after the “fall” of the Roman Empire....   [tags: germanic, islam, civilization]

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The Metallic Ages of the Past

- The Norse “Metallic Ages,” so called because they date the periods when the Norse people are recorded to have been working with metals such as copper, bronze, and iron. We also include the Migration Period, the Age of Heroes, because the happened during the time of the Germanic Iron Age. The Norse Metallic Ages are: The Nordic Bronze Age 1700 BC –500 BC. The Pre-Roman Iron Age 500 BC – 1 AD. The Roman Iron Age 1 AD - 400 AD. The Germanic Iron Age 400 AD – 800 AD. The Migration Period (“The Heroic Age") 400 - 800 AD....   [tags: Norse, Nordic, Romanic, Germanic civilizations]

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Beowulf, By Seamus Heaney And Roy Liuzza

- In the epic poem of Beowulf, the characters and setting of the time center around the archetypes of Anglo-Saxon literature dating back to its origins in 700 A.D. This mythological masterpiece has withstood the test of time and has proven to be a timeless piece of work in the literary canon time and time again over generations of savage culture. In Seamus Heaney and Roy Liuzza’s modern translations, the poem upholds traditional Germanic paternalistic code of kingship, which reflects the masculinity of our warrior, king and God-like figure that is the protagonist Beowulf....   [tags: Beowulf, Heorot, Germanic peoples, Hroðgar]

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Beowulf : The British Tradition

- During the Anglo-Saxon times, the values and beliefs of the Germanic people were considerably different from the beliefs and values of the modern age, which were reflected in the oldest surviving Old English piece of literature, Beowulf. Beowulf is an epic poem written anonymously during the Anglo-Saxon period in England spanning from the fifth century to the eleventh century. The epic poem takes place in sixth-century Scandinavia. “Recited originally in Old English, Beowulf is based on legends and chronicles of the various Northern Europeans who migrated to England.”(Literature: The British Tradition 18)....   [tags: Beowulf, Germanic peoples, Anglo-Saxons]

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German Influence on Ragtime

- It was once called “the people’s music”, and “the delight of children (Koenig).” America’s development of ragtime is no doubt a representation of the blending of different cultures and influences. Germanic instrument’s influence on ragtime was a result of the development of new instruments overtime, the availability of new musical instruments to African Americans, and America’s significant blending of diverse cultural sounds. Germanic instrumentation’s influence on ragtime was a result of the development of new instruments overtime....   [tags: musical instruments, jazz, germanic instruments]

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Beowulf Poem Review

- Beowulf is a Germanic poem that described the journey of the great warrior Beowulf. Throughout the poem, Beowulf performs epic feats from defeating the monster Grendel, and then his mother, to facing a fire breathing dragon. Beowulf had characteristics that made him a great warrior, and later a great king. Beowulf’s character was an example of what the Germanic people expected from their warriors and kings. Beowulf was the ideal example of what a great king should be according to the Germanic people....   [tags: grendel, poem, germanic people, loyalty]

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Anglo Saxon And Anglo Saxons

- There are many different types of work that were produced by the Anglo-Saxon people. Anglo-Saxons were the first people in England to have a language that was a mixture of French and old English. “Men cut down trees to clear land for ploughing and to sow crops. Farmers used oxen to pull ploughs up and down long strip fields. Children with dogs herded cattle and sheep. They also kept a lookout for wolves - which still lived in Britain at this time” (Who Were the Anglo-Saxons?). The people had very simple lives with no literature and a commitment to the Church....   [tags: Anglo-Saxons, Germanic peoples, Beowulf, Paganism]

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D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse-Winner

- Goth. A name that has had many meanings over the centuries. Beginning as the name used for Germanic tribes beyond the Rhine that were the adversaries of the ancient Roman empire, to the style of architecture popular in medieval Europe, to the literary subset of Romantic literature, and the children of very concerned parents. D.H. Lawrence while his personal relationship with his mother may concern many a parent, was however extraordinarily influenced by Gothic literary thought evident in "The Rocking Horse-Winner"....   [tags: Goth, Germanic Tribes, World History, Centuries]

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To What Extent Was Hitler a Weak Dictator?

- ... Hitler dealt ruthlessly with any threat to his position. Rohm, commander of the SA, was executed in 1934, whilst Goering was condemned to death by Hitler in the final days of the war, for suggesting that he should take over government. Although, Hitler distanced himself from daily administration, this apparent neglect stemmed not from an inability to do so, as Broszat suggests, but from a lack of interest in administrative affairs. Numerous examples prove the ultimate executive power of the Fuhrer....   [tags: Nazi Germani, Third Reich]

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William Brubaker 's Article On Immigration, Citizenship And The Nation State

- The aim of this essay is to outline and critically evaluate William Brubaker’s article on ‘immigration, citizenship and the nation state’, and his views on the ideal-typical case studies of citizenship and nationhood in France and Germany. Using these two case studies as examples of state and sub state nationalism and their role in contemporary global politics. Brubaker’s work will be critiqued and analysed using relevant journal articles and other text. Firstly critiquing Brubaker’s theory on the ideal model of membership on becoming citizens, then discussing his views on immigration and anomalies of membership today and the problems with citizenship....   [tags: Nation, Nationalism, Germany, Germanic peoples]

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Similarities Between Beowulf And Beowulf

- Heroes in epics typically exemplify the values of a particular culture, and the eponymous protagonist of Beowulf is no different. Because Beowulf represents the ideal Anglo-Saxon warrior and king, readers can infer that his personality traits are those that were held in high esteem by members of Anglo-Saxon society. As depicted in Seamus Haney’s translation of Beowulf, Beowulf’s strength, loyalty, and acceptance of fate are traits that were admired by his society. The time of the Anglo-Saxons was rife with tribal warfare....   [tags: Beowulf, Anglo-Saxons, Germanic paganism]

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Friday

- Friday Every Monday at work, I hear people complaining that they wish it would be Friday already. Everyone waits for this last day of the working week with excitement and eagerness. Friday represents the completion of the week, and at the same time, the beginning of the weekend. The origins of the word "Friday" take their roots from Norse mythology, when this day signified rejuvenation, and at the same time loss, death or completion. In various cultures, this day has numerous meanings and is perceived both positively and with anxiety....   [tags: Germanic Mythology Language Essays]

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Famous German People

- ... Otto von Bismarck was a Prussian statesman who conquered German and European affairs with conservative policies from the 1860s until he was forced to resign in 1890. When Bismarck became the Prime Minister of Prussia, the nation was widely known as the weakest of the five European empires. It took Bismarck nine years to make Prussia prestigious again. Prussia had been victorious in three wars, and a united German Empire had begun in the heart of Europe, causing fear among its rivals and enemies....   [tags: Adenauer, Bach, Einstein]

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Rome’s Forgotten Land

- For more than 1,000 years the Romans conquered portions of Europe and brought a tremendous amount of influence to Eurasia. They built a network of roadways, amazing architectural achievements and order to the tribes they conquered throughout Eurasia. However the one area not influenced by the Romans was most of Germany, Russia, Yugoslavia and the Czech Republic, this area is also know as Germania. This region did not receive the benefits that the colonies conquered by Rome received simply because Rome, once it conquered a region, built cities in their communities, spreading Roman architecture language and transportation systems throughout the regions they overtook....   [tags: Ancient Rome]

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German Barbarians

- Just outside the boundaries of the Roman empire of the first and second centuries, beyond the Rhine River, and occupying the area of Central Europe of what is today Germany, lived the tribes of the Germanic people. In Germania, the Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus gave an account of the lifestyles and organization of these peculiar barbarians. These descendants of modern Germans proved peculiar in that they adopted many qualities typical of barbaric cultures, yet they simultaneously practiced virtues more befitting of advanced civilizations, values more ethical than even the Roman empire of the time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What Makes A Hero?

- What is hero. A hero, under the Merriam-Webster definition, is a person who is admired for brave/great acts or fine qualities. This is a very broad definition that combines both ancient and modern belief of what --or who-- a hero should be. Beowulf is an epic poem that focuses on an Anglo-Saxon hero. As such he embodies the traits that his culture valued most. Deadpool, on the other hand, portrays the most recent ideas of what traits a hero should embody. With these examples from contrasting periods, we are still able to see similarities and differences that shows how modern and Anglo-Saxon idea of heroism reflects its culture....   [tags: Beowulf, Hero, Anglo-Saxons, Germanic paganism]

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The Battle Of Teutoburg Forest

- A common misconception about the Romans is that they were an indomitable force that never lost. This is not true, the Roman never lost their wars –they did however, lose battles like the Battle of Cannae which was one of the Roman’s most devastating losses. There was however, another battle that had devastating consequences, the Battle of Teutoburg Forest in 9 CE. The Battle of Teutoburg Forest resulted in the loss of three Roman Legions. Now ancient texts on this battle are few and far in between....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Roman Republic]

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The Life and Works of Cornelius Tacitus

- Tacitus was a Roman senator and writer that lived from circa 56-117. He was born in Gaul, a town in what is now modern day France. He had a wealthy father, and his family raised horses. Growing up, Tacitus loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting as a pastime. When he was in school, he studied rhetorics. Tacitus’ friend, Pliny the Younger, also studied rhetorics. This was helpful for Tacitus when pursuing a career in law and politics. Tacitus became a Quaestor, which was a Roman official, and later became a senator....   [tags: roman senator, gaul, roman official]

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The Reign Of The Roman Empire

- When most people think about the Roman Empire, they think of their golden age during the second century. The five good emperors reigning from 96-180 helped establish one of the most innovative trade routes, the Silk Road, expanded the empire, and established one of the most successful empires in history. Although they are credited with most of the success, one man “the revered one” seems to be forgotten. Octavian, the emperor of Rome almost one hundred years earlier had set up one of the most effective political systems in ancient times....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus]

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Nordic Metal Age

- The Norse “Metallic Ages,” so called because they date the time periods when the Norse people are recorded to have been working with metals such as copper, bronze, and iron. This Age also includes the Migration Period (the Age of Heroes), because it happened during the time of the Germanic Iron Age when there were great southerly migrations of the Nordic people. The Norse Metallic Ages are: The Nordic Bronze Age 1700 BC –500 BC. The Pre-Roman Iron Age 500 BC – 1 AD. The Roman Iron Age 1 AD - 400 AD....   [tags: migration, trade, expansion]

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Gladiator by Ridly Scott

- Gladiator by Ridly Scott I am going to watch the film Gladiator by Ridly Scott. I hope to accurately describe and analyse how the director creates a feeling of tension, suspense and how overall he makes the film believable. I will not analyse the whole film, but just two of the scenes. The two scenes I have chosen are the first scene the battle of Germania and the last scene the death of the evil Emperor. ====================================================================== The points I am most likely to focus on are the camera angles, sound effects, music, the acting and the shots, also I will describe how the two scenes were made to be realistic with the aid...   [tags: Papers]

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A Report On The War Of War

- during our march today and morale is very low. And we have reports that the Germanics are now much better armed. Not only did they retrieve their own weapons, but they have collected our javelins, short swords, arrows and armor left with the dead —” Varus interrupted: “— get to the point, General.” “Very well,” he said, bluntly. “It is the consensus of my senior officers that we remain behind these fortifications until we can send for reinforcements from Haltern. Some are even threatening resignation if we continue on this course to the west....   [tags: Roman Empire, Augustus]

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Analysis of The Concept of Greatness

- “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” The films, Braveheart and Gladiator, strikingly depict this as both protagonists lead their respective armies to victory at the expense of their own lives, leaving behind their legacy of greatness through their leadership, courage and loyalty. The theme of leadership permeates throughout both films re-enforcing the concept of greatness. In the film, Gladiator, this is clearly evident as General Maximus leads the Roman army to a victory against the Barbarian Tribes in Germania....   [tags: leadership, courage, loyalty]

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The Production Of Olive Oil

- with four vats, 66 feet by 52 feet.” All of this information was useful to the farmers who owned olive groves, and Cato and Varro’s advice made sure that olives continued to be a resource in ancient Rome. The pressing of the olives is done today, mush the same way it was done in ancient Roman times. The making of olive oil has not changed much through the millennia, and is still done today much as it was in ancient times. There is more than one stage in the crushing and rinsing phase of olive oil production, the first stage of crushing removes the pit from the olives, and then the olives are put into woven bags or baskets to be pressed....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Olive oil, Olive]

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The Gladiator VS. History

- I'm sure that many people have seen the movie the, "Gladiator" and thought that most if not all of it was true. Sadly this movie paints a picture that falls short of fact and leans more towards fiction. Winning 5 academy awards it is a hit with the audience but with historians a bust. This is mainly due to the inconsistencies revolving around character portrayals, events, and even characters that don't exist. I'm sure that this is because the truth wouldn't fair as well as the movie did. Moreover the," Gladiator" which is a winner of many academy awards does not win much in the depiction of characters and events....   [tags: Roman Emperors, The Coliseum]

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Brief on Germany

- It is stated by John Edison in his orientation of The Culture of Germany, “The name Germany is derived from the Latin word Germania, which, at the time of the Gallic War (58–51 B.C.E.), was used by the Romans to designate various peoples occupying the region east of the Rhine.” (Edison) The Romans designated the word German from the Latin word Germania for all people that lived there. Any person that did not speak Latin or Roman also was Deutschland, which came from the Germanic language that means people....   [tags: Political Geography, Germany Overview]

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Passive Male Homosexuality in Pre-Christian Scandinavia

- “The love that dare not speak its name” truly was a mute love in pre-Christian Norse society. The Norse viewed male homosexual intercourse through a curious (by modern American standards) dichotic lens. Similarly to Roman and Greek societies, the Norse attached no great negative stigma or condemnatory connotations to the idea itself of homosexual intercourse. However, the Vikings intensely disapproved of free men taking the passive role in any male-male sexual acts. Norse society regarded passivity in all penetrative intercourse as intrinsically related to unmanly, and therefore feminine, behavior....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Germany : The Country Of Germany

- Germany Throughout the history of the world, there have been many great nations to rise and make an impact on the entire globe. One of the most well known of these nations is the country of Germany. In its history, Germany has been one of the most influential countries in all of Europe. This great nation holds many geographical locations of historical significance as well as beautiful scenery. History, for centuries, has held the German people in high regard for their militaristic capabilities and ingenuity....   [tags: World War II, Germany, Nazi Germany, World War I]

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A Textual Analysis of the Opening Sequence of Gladiator

- A Textual Analysis of the Opening Sequence of Gladiator In this essay, I will explain the opening sequence of Gladiator in detail. I will describe the effects it has on the audience, and look at the way it makes them feel and the way in which events are portrayed. I will look at in depth: The themes and atmosphere, the camera techniques and how audience emotions are manipulated. At the end, I will include a conclusion giving my opinion of how the sequences used are effective for the audience....   [tags: Papers]

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From Republic to Empire: Did Augustus Save or Ruin the Republic?

- Philosopher A: Augustus saved the republic. Philosopher B: Saved it. He turned it into an empire. Augustus ruined the republic. Philosopher A: In the Republic, the Senate was the primary branch of the Roman government and held the majority of the political power. It controlled funds, administration and foreign policy, and had significant influence of the everyday life of the Roman people. When Augustus came to power, he kept the Senate and they retained their legal position. The Emperor’s rule was legitimized by the senate as he needed the senators experience to serve as administrators, diplomats and generals....   [tags: Phylosophy, history, rhetoric]

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The Pax Romana: A Prosperous Time in Roman History

- The Pax Romana was a time of relative peace during the Roman Empire. Although there were conflicts during The Pax Romana it was generally a time of prosperity and expansion for Rome, mainly under the leadership of Augustus and Tiberius who successfully expanded borders and made peace. Pax Romana is Latin for peaceful Rome. It was from 27 BC to 180 AD, from the end of the Republican Civil wars to the death of Marcus Aurelious. Augustus started ruling when Pax Romana began, so it is also called the age of Augustus....   [tags: European History]

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Analysis of When the Vikings Reached the New World

- When the Vikings reached the New World, they called the native inhabitants (American Indians or Native Americans), “Skræling.” There has been much debate as to what exactly this word or label meant. Some translate it as “skin wearers,” which may be true as to how they described them, being the Norse generally wore woolen or linen clothing and North American Natives generally wore animal skins. But there was one additional thing puzzling about the Norse and the Skræling. The Viking explorers weren't curious or baffled by these new people....   [tags: vikings, norsemen, skraeling]

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The Legacy Of Rome And The Late Roman Republic

- “All roads lead to Rome,” a remake that was made by an ancient philosopher still manages to keep us wondering what he meant by that. From the birth of Romulus and Remus and creating the city we now still call Rome. Roman Empire was to be one the most powerful and world’s greatest to ever. Rome’s republic was founded in 509 BC and ending in 27 BC right when the Roman Empire was stating. Before becoming an empire Rome was once a republic. The don of the new era began. The power was no longer in the hands of one person but in the people....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Roman Republic]

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Flavius Belisarius: The Defender of the Byzantine Empire

- ... On his way home, the Moors came down the hill, attacking the Roman garrison. Fortunately, Belisarius made his way back just in time to jump into action and defeat the Moors (Durant 109). During this time, he married an old friend of the empress Theodora, Antonia, but after a few years, she passed away (Barker 1). They had one daughter by the name of Joannina (Hughs 69). Many theories centered around why Antonia accompanied him on his expeditions, and one of the most common claimed that Belisarius forced her to because he didn’t trust her (Hughs 108)....   [tags: general under Justinian]

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The Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty

- ... Augustus strengthened the political organization of Rome through law and tax reform, protected borders and initiated building projects such as the Colosseum (Emmons, “Roman Empire”).  Additionally, Augustus created networks of roads, police, fire, and courier systems, and a standing army.  The relative freedom from conflict for such a lengthy period of time allowed Rome to prosper culturally, economically, and architecturally. The Empire reached its zenith under the rule of Emperor Trajan.  The Roman territory extended 6.5 million km2 to the east including Dacia, Arabia, Armenia, and Mesopotamia, securing its greatest size to date after the general defeated the Dacians in three battles....   [tags: historical analysis]

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Antagonist: A Stepping Stone for the Protagonist

- ... The vertical lines of the spears are also representative of Maximus’ strength. The armor and the soil are symbolic, putting an emphasis on how Maximus is the man of the earth and nature. There are several close ups and quick cuts between him and the soldiers. This highlights how he is man of the people and that his soldiers admire him. As opposed to how Commodus is framed when he is in the carriage with his sister, Lucilla in a tight frame, low key lighting is used, which makes him appear sinister and this creates space for the protagonist....   [tags: duty, betrayal, death]

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Maximus' Call to Adventure in Gladiator

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Rome And Its Impact On America

- Rome and its people have had many notable campaigns and conquest throughout history. One of the most noteworthy campaigns is their time spent occupying and assimilating the Britons. The Romans campaign into Britannica brought both significant positives in the name of progress. They introduced their culture and daily lifestyle to the Britons, which in turn caused technological and societal advances. In doing this, it also resulted in acquiring wealth in the form of land, natural resources, and human resources....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus]

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Anglo-Saxon Warriors and the Klephts of Greece: Their Indo-European Origins

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The Gladiator Trailer

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Christianity and Pagans

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Forced Migration

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Gladiator and Empire of the Sun

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Einhard's The Life of Charlemagne

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Ridley Scott's Persuasion that Romans are Not Invaders in Film Gladiator

- Ridley Scott's Persuasion that Romans are Not Invaders in Film Gladiator Gladiator is a tale of betrayal, bravery and survival. Gladiator (2000) is the critically acclaimed Academy Award winning Action/Drama, which sets the audience expectations high, Ridley Scott had directed gladiator, this being his 14th film. His most famous and successful films include Alien (1979) and Blade Runner (1982). Gladiator is set in the ancient era of the Roman Empire allowing the audience to escape to a fantasy filled with history, culture and adventure....   [tags: Papers]

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Germany as Fertile Ground for Luther's Message

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Roman Army's Superiority to the Celts

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Speer’s Rise in the Nazi Party

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Friederich Nietzsche and His Philosophies

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The Beanie Baby Craze

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A Study of Gladiator

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Albert Speer

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Weimar, Germany

- Weimar, Germany In examining great social and cultural changes in the modern West, many specific events come to mind: the Renaissance and the Reformation, the “discovery” of the Americas, industrialization, and World War Two. One such event, often overlooked, is the “Great War”, 1914-1918. Like every people affected by the expanse of this war, Germans were deeply affected and forever changed. As a social, cultural, and psychological reaction to World War I, the German people created the Weimar Republic, leading to a drastic change in German society and culture....   [tags: Germany German History Culture Essays]

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Roman Engineering

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Social Insects Of The Hymenoptera Order

- Reproduction is one of the most powerful sources known on this earth. Reproduction allows animal, plants, and other organisms to thrive for generations. All organisms have to reproduce, otherwise their species will simply die out. Out of all of the organisms that reproduce, some of the most interesting include social insects of the Hymenoptera order. Social insects exhibit various interesting traits and strategies that they use for reproduction, such as the formation of a queen, worker reproduction, queen signaling or control, and sexual selection....   [tags: Reproduction, Male, Female, Human]

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My Portfolio For My Duel Enrollment English 112 Course Taught By Mrs. Lynn Miller

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An Annotated Bibliography : Article, And Response, An Argumentative Essay

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Causes And Effects Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Women in Afghanistan

- Throughout recent history, Afghanistan has been a country in turmoil. Famine, drought, civil war and Taliban rule have all had a significant impact on the Afghani people. While this has taken a very negative toll on all Afghan people, I believe, that none have been more negatively impacted than the women of Afghanistan. Having said that, not everything the Western world deems as a negative is also considered negative by the women and men of Afghanistan. One only has to read this quote, “Wearing the burqua is not mandatory, but few women are rushing to remove them” (Germani 14)....   [tags: Taliban, Turmoil, Famine, Drought]

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The Rise Of The Roman Empire

- What actually instigated the degeneration of the Roman Empire. Some might argue that Germanic invasions coupled with the “otherworldly” rise of Christianity led to the Empire’s decline. This viewpoint, conversely, seems far too limited in scope. In any case, Ammianus Marcellinus, Salvian, and Theodosius all identify a multitude of factors that dissolved the Roman Empire. Though the destruction of invasions and the social change of new religion certainly played an important role, the fall of the empire was likely the result of countless complications, including decreased productivity in agrarian and manufacturing spheres as a result of soaring rates of inflation and taxation, civil dissension...   [tags: Roman Empire, Decline of the Roman Empire]

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The Fall Of The Roman Empire

- There are two opposing views on the fall of the Roman Empire. One view argues that the fall of the Roman Empire marks the end of a great civilisation and the beginning of a time of decline. A different view, however, takes the end of the Roman Empire as less disastrous and sees the aftermath in some way as a continuation of the Roman Empire. What is less controversial are the institutions that survived the fall of the Roman Empire. Such institutions include foremost the church. The main structure of this institution survived and it could be argued that it took over aspects of the institution that was the Roman Empire....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome]

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Comparing Jacobins And Girondins And Two Political Groups

- Jacobins and Girondins were two political groups that were fighting for power during the times of constitutional monarchy in France. However, the two groups used different methods in claiming power. This is because Jacobins were the violent groups while Girondins were the moderate part of Jacobins. In 1791, King Louis XVI tried to sneak out of the country to Austria so that he can come up with an agreement with Austria so that they can fight the revolutionaries (Tarrow, 2011). However, he was caught before he got out of the country....   [tags: French Revolution, Reign of Terror]

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The Decline of the Roman Empire

- The fall of Rome The Roman Empire stood for nearly five hundred years as world's strongest empire and is believed to have fallen sometime around 467 A.D. There are many reasons that lead to the Western Roman Empire decline. In this paper I will discuss what issues lead to this great empire's demise. The first proposed idea for the collapse of the Roman Empire is when Germanic migrations started, along with the aggressive westward movement of the Huns'. The Germanic people migrated into the outskirts of northern and eastern Rome where they adapted to the Roman society....   [tags: migrations, government, economics]

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The Epic Of Beowulf By William Shakespeare

- One of the earliest Medieval Literature work and the most popularly praised epic poems, Beowulf is considered as the most prominent epic poem in the history of British Literature. Beowulf is said to be a part of a “genre of Old English long epics, but it must have been a remarkable and difficult work even in its own day”, (Greenblatt, pp.37). The poet was resurrecting the epic language of ancient Germanic oral poetry, which makes it a rare form of poetry in writing since most of Germanic poetry was spoken and not written....   [tags: Beowulf, Epic poetry, Homer, Warrior]

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What I Would You I?

- I would like to be able to say I came in top of my class and always have the perfect words at the right moment but I’m aware of my limitations. What I lack in raw talent I make up in determination and hard work. Getting to this mindset and temperament didn’t happen overnight but was a journey. In high school I was disconnected and unfocused except for that I took every Information Technology class I could. I have always loved IT and knew that’s what I wanted to do but it wasn’t until I started community college that I realized that I need to really try to be more well-rounded if I wanted to be successful....   [tags: Management, Technology, Learning]

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Making a Fresh Start in The Oxcart “La carreta”, by René Marqués

- The Oxcart In the award winning play The Oxcart “La carreta”, by René Marqués is about a Puerto Rican family trying to escape poverty by moving to a more prosperous place. The Characters of the Oxcart are: Doña Gabriela who is a widow and the mother of Juanita and chaguito and also the stepmom of Luis, she is very strong woman. Juanita her daughter in the other hand stars off as a docile person whoever after something tragic happens to her she then becomes this strong defying character and eventually she becomes a prostitute....   [tags: poverty, work, prejudice]

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