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Gaston Leroux - Gaston Leroux was born on May 6, 1868 in Paris, France. He was the son of a store owner. Leroux was raised in Normandy where he spent most of his time on the coast. He loved sailing and unloading the herring catch. As a child, Gaston loved writing verse in his free time. He was educated at the College of Eu, a Normandy grammar school, and he received his degree in 1889 (Perry). Leroux studied law in order to please his father, but when his father died, Leroux refrained and began to pursue a career in writing....   [tags: essays research papers] 354 words
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Blake vs. Yeats - BLAKE VS. YEATS William Butler Yeats was a great poet from the twentieth century. His ideal world was made up of a spiritual journey and a spiritual transformation. Yeats ideal world was based on art and aesthetics of the natural world. He wanted permanence and something that would last forever. However, William Blake, a romantic poet from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, had ideas that revolved around God and His impact on his life. Blake wanted a place that established balance, understanding, and wisdom....   [tags: Poetry] 358 words
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Loneliness in The Seafarer by Bradley and The Wife's Lament by Stanford - When exiled from society, loneliness becomes apparent within a person. The poems The Seafarer translated by S.A.J. Bradley and The Wife?s Lament translated by Ann Stanford have a mournful and forlorn mood. Throughout each poem exists immense passion and emotion. In the two elegiac poems there is hardship, loneliness and uncertainty for each character to live with. The Wife?s Lament speaks movingly about loneliness, due to the speaker projecting the lonesomeness of the women who was exiled from society....   [tags: essays research papers] 362 words
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Juan Sebastian Elcano - Juan Sebastian Elcano was born in Guetaria, Spain in 1476. He was a navigator. Trying to find an excuse from the King (Charles the fifth, Holy Roman Emperor), he signs on as a lower class general to Ferdinand Magellan's expedition to sail around the world. He and five other ships sailed to find another faster way from Spain’s western side. On the way there the commander of the expedition died in the Philippines in April 1521, due to that Juan Sebastian Elcano to over of the expedition and started to sail....   [tags: essays research papers] 368 words
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Forces in a Rolling Boat - Every boat has a degree of roll from which she can no longer recover. Two forces are locked in combat for a ship about to capsize: the downward push of gravity and the upward lift of buoyancy. Gravity is combined with the weight of the vessel and everything in board-crew, cargo, fishing gear- seeking the center of the earth. Buoyancy is the force of all the enclosed air in the hull trying to rise above water level. On a evenly balanced and stable ship, these two forces are equal and cancel out each other, but all of this changes when a boat gets shoved over her side....   [tags: Physics Boating] 385 words
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Alexander The Great - Alexander the Great(Alexander III) (356-323 BC) “My son, ask for thyself another kingdom, for that which I leave is too small for thee.” (King Philip of Macedonia, 339 BC) From victory to victory, from triumph to triumph Alexander created an empire that marked history and brought him eternal glory. Alexander brought Greek ideas, culture and mentality to the conquered countries and assured expansion and domination of the Hellenistic Culture which together with the Roman Civilization and Christianity presents the fundaments of what is now called Western Civilization....   [tags: essays research papers] 393 words
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Difference Between Greek and Roman Warfare - DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GREEK AND ROMAN WAREFARE The main difference between Greek and Roman warfare was the formations that they fought in. The Grecian armies all used the phalanx as a fighting formation while the Romans used the maniple. The phalanx was one mass formation that consisted of infantry eight deep. The maniple formation was actually a group of formations in a checkerboard pattern. Each maniple consisted of about 120 men and when employed in Italy, the Romans used thirty maniples. The maniple proved to be a better formation, because the phalanx left no room for maneuvering after engagement....   [tags: essays research papers] 410 words
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Byzantium: faith and power 1261 - 1557 - Byzantium – the state which has brought in the big contribution to development of culture to Europe of middle ages. Here the Christianity for the first time became an official religion. Christianity affected the Byzantine art. In Byzantine art the main subject of paintings – icons (Greek – image) were holy figures: Christ, the Virgin Mary, the saints, and the apostles. One of the most famous is icon with Archangel Gabriel, Byzantine (Constantinople or Sinai?), 13th century. There is the exhibition devoted to the art of Byzantine civilization at the Metropolitan Museum of Art....   [tags: essays research papers] 440 words
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Beyond Time and Space: The Fall of Constantinople and its Consequences - On May 29, 1453, the Turkish army commanded by Sultan Mehmet II captured Constantinople. This city, also known as Byzantium, had been for about a thousand years, the capital of Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire, the repository of the Hellenistic legacy from Greco-Roman world, the bastion of Christendom in the Eastern Mediterranean, and Europe's gateway to the East. Many historians point to this event as the milestone that marks the end of the middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Age. Nevertheless, its significance goes beyond set a historical limit....   [tags: Turkey, Istanbul, History, America]
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Leave Your Disabilities on Shore! - Leave Your Disabilities on Shore. A 24-foot Rainbow glides across the sparkling waters of Lake George. As it gradually passes another boat, smiles are exchanged. The crew of the passed boat doesn't notice anything out of the ordinary about the other's crew, but something is different. The sailors are disabled. How can disabled people sail. Just how actively do they participate. Aren't they scared. The Y-Knot sailing program began as an informal group in 1996 and in 1997 grew into an organized program, running sailing clinics all summer long....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 475 words
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Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and W.B. Yeats - Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and W.B. Yeats   Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and W.B. Yeats, examined together in the same sitting are as different as the Victorian and Post-Modernist eras they emerged from, yet they were both independent thinkers of their time.          Browning, born in 1806 before Victorianism came into full play, was celebrated as a woman poet but also quite conformist to the Victorian movement in some regards.  Browning did make use of her family's money to "give herself an exceptional education"  (1858) and she thought outside of traditional lines in regards to gender roles for women as in her poem "Aurora Leigh".  In this poem, the narrator is a woman which i...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Constantine as a Christian Hero - Constantine as a Christian Hero Christianity’s history is filled with division, controversy, and conflict. One of the most important people who contributed to the lasting success of this diverse religion was Constantine. While legalizing Christianity in Roman society, he founded the capital of the eastern Roman Empire, Constantinople. Because of this and other great accomplishments, Constantine appropriately earned the name Constantine the Great. After his father’s death in 306, the Gaul army hailed Constantine as their ruler....   [tags: Papers] 496 words
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Harappa - The Indus Valley civilization flourished around the year 2500B.C., in the western part of southern Asia, in what is now Pakistan and western India. In addition it is referred to as the Harappan Civilization after the first city that was discovered, Harappa. Eventually, the Harappan Civilization completely vanished around 1500B.C. Men and women used to wear colorful robes. Women wore lots of jewelry and even lipstick. In addition women would wear bracelets like the ones that are worn today in present day India....   [tags: essays research papers] 504 words
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The Roman Empire - The Roman Empire The Roman Empire was a strong hold over the Mediterranean for many years. Being the goal of most all world leaders, the Romans wanted land along with their power. They set their eyes on the valuable lands around them and the Mediterranean world as well as parts of Northern Europe and Asia. The Roman civilization and culture was much influenced by the Phonetians and Greeks. Later, the Romans were in control of these lands and their people. Three of their prize provinces held at much value to them were Thrace, Macedonia, Greece....   [tags: Papers] 515 words
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Types of Islamic Architecture - Muslims have derived their architecture style from the Byzantines, the Copts, Romans, and the Sassanids. The types of Islamic architecture are the Mosque, the Tomb, the Palace, and the Fort. Islamic architectural style developed soon after the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Example may be known with the completion of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. It featured interior vaulted spaces, a circular dome, and the use of decorative pattern. The art of building was popular. ​ Islamic artchitecture forbids any use of symbolic art such as statues, paintings, or other representations of living things....   [tags: origins, mosque, tomb, palace] 520 words
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Byzantium Civilization - The Byzantium Civilization started cause of overcrowding in the eight century B.C. that led Greek city-states to send out colonies throughout the Mediterranean basin. In the year of 667 B.C.; Byzas, from the Greek city of Megra, founded Byzantium Civilization at the mouth of the Black Sea. Alexander the Great dominated Byzantium as he built an empire around it stretching from Greece to India. Byzantium was the Christianized eastern part of the Roman Empire. Constantine the Great was a vital figure in the early stages of this civilization....   [tags: essays research papers] 526 words
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Comparison of William Butler Yeats Poems The Lake Isle of Innestree, The Wild Swans at Cole, and Sailing to Byzantium - Author of poetry, William Butler Yeats, wrote during the twentieth century which was a time of change. It was marked by world wars, revolutions, technological innovations, and also a mass media explosion. Throughout Yeats poems he indirectly sends a message to his readers through the symbolism of certain objects. In the poems The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The wild Swans at Cole, and Sailing to Byzantium, all by William Yeats expresses his emotional impact of his word choices and symbolic images....   [tags: symbolism, personal, emotion]
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The Devastating Epidemic of the Bubonic Plague - Overview The bubonic plague – also known as the Black Death – is one of the most devastating epidemics that mankind has ever faced. Sweeping through Asia and Europe during the middle part of the 1300’s, it was directly responsible for the deaths of an approximately one third of the population (75 to 200 million people). Although there has never been an outbreak on the same scale as the one that gripped the world during the 1300’s, the bubonic plague is still around today, with an outbreak occurring in late 2013 in a remote village in Madagascar that resulted in the death of 100 people....   [tags: madagascar, death, rodents] 539 words
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Reasons for Exploration - Reasons for Exploration Before the Age of Exploration, little was known to the Europeans of the outside world. There was the misconception that the earth was flat and finite. Likewise, in accordance to the Bible, people thought that the earth was 7/8 land. From this belief it was thought that any voyage around Africa to India would be impossible, as it was suggested that landmass would obstruct any vessel. As well there was no knowledge of the existence of the Americas or Australia. However, it was these misconceptions that gave explorers such as Columbus reasoning to sail west to go east....   [tags: Age of Exploration] 547 words
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The Greatness of the Holy Roman Empire - In the third century AD, the Roman Empire was thrown into chaos through several civil wars due to a lust for power; many people were only interested in how influential they were, rather than acting for the benefit of the country. Since the Roman Empire was constantly expanding and becoming more powerful, Diocletian, the emperor at the time, deemed it to be too big to be ruled by only one emperor. The Empire was split into two parts, the Eastern Roman Empire and the Western Roman Empire. The Western Roman Empire didn’t last long; it fell during the 5th century AD when it was conquered by the barbarians....   [tags: great civilizations of the past] 556 words
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Interpretation of Poems by Robert Browning, William Yates, and William Williams - ... One is aware that he is already trying to control his next possible wife by telling the story of his last Duchess, to the servant, with the belief that it will be passed along to the daughter. Finally, in his last attempt to remind the servant of their discussion and his expectations, he directs the servant’s attention to a rare piece of art. The reader conceives that the Duke views himself as Neptune and his past and future wives as the “sea-horse” which he tames (Browning line 54-55). The reader witnesses a Duke, which is controlling and believes everyone else is beneath him....   [tags: duchess, byzantium, wheelbarrow]
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All Roads Lead to Byzantium - Byzantium was located in and around present day Turkey and Greece. “In 330 A.D., the first Christian ruler of the Roman empire, Constantine the Great, transferred the imperial capital from Rome to the ancient city of Byzantine, renaming it Constantinople.” This city would come to be known as Byzantium. Because Byzantium was located within the roman empire it had access to all the trade routes that Rome had created. Byzantium’s location impacted it’s history because it was centrally located on the trade routes of Europe, Africa, and Asia and was near many powerful territories and empires....   [tags: Constantinople, Constantine, Roman Empire] 560 words
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Three European 'Romes' - Rome, Constantinople, and Moscow were the capitals of three successful empires. The Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D, but the Byzantine Empire kept the Roman culture alive, until its fall in 1453 AD. Roman culture, however, did not disappear, for the Russian empire took the responsibility of maintaining the legacy. This cultural diffusion between these three civilizations had a positive influence on each empire. The Byzantine Empire borrowed Rome’s architecture, religion, and law. Moscow had taken autocratic rule, an alphabet, and religion from the Byzantine Empire, namely, Constantinople....   [tags: World History] 588 words
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Investiture Controversy - The ruler Otto controlled the church during his reign by making bishops and abbots royal princes and agents to him (425). The revival of the church however, began as the German empire weakened in the eleventh century (425). During this time, the Church declared its independence from the governments’ control by embracing a reform movement, The Cluny Reform Movement (425). The reform established at the Cluny monastary in France, aimed at “freeing the church from secular political influence and control” (425)....   [tags: Church, Pope Gregory VII] 591 words
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Sailing to Byzantium - Sailing to Byzantium The poem, "Sailing to Byzantium" by William Butler Yeats, is an in depth look at the journeys of one man seeking to escape the idle and uneducated society of Europe. Yeats pursues a society of which sensual and artistic domains reign. The goal of the author is to become a part of Byzantine civilization and to be forever immortalized in the artwork presented in gold on the walls of the Byzantine churches. Immersion into a different culture and lifestyle is the only way to truly experience and fully understand the ways of this other culture....   [tags: Papers] 596 words
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The Rough Sea - The Rough Sea The small whitecaps lapped against the starboard side and then retreated. It had been rough since the start and would be until they reached the breakwater in the harbor. Bob, finishing pulling on the ropes to raise the masts, turned towards the wheel and slowly turned around the rocks. He moved to the back of the boat and sat on the place where the lifejackets were kept. Near the masts Frank rocked up and down and up with the waves. It was a feeling like no other to him; the fact that the gentle movements could turn rough at any time gave him so much pleasure from the start of the ride to the finish....   [tags: Creative Writing Sailing Essays] 603 words
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William Yeats' Philosophical View - Having a view of something that is different from what is traditional can often be frowned upon. During the Romantic period, the writers were swaying away from what was considered normal writing at that time. The church was a big influence on everyone during the Renaissance and if any one so much as “stepped out of line” the church made sure they were punished. Going against them was seen as going against God. A man named William Butler Yeats created a unique philosophical system woven from his own insights and the ideas of many thinkers....   [tags: church, renasisance, romantic]
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Byzantine Children's Life Stages - Summary description Starting from the sociological theory according to which childhood is a social construction, that is to say, the identity and status of children, and childhood as a separate phase of life have been created by the society and its views and attitudes towards them, the first chapter (Constructing the Byzantine childhood) focuses in the introductory part on the Byzantine children life´s stages from birth up to the beginning of adolescence and examines the subdivided stages with its specific terminology and characteristics....   [tags: sociological analysis] 636 words
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Stability of a Sailing Kayak - "Strippers" they are often called, relate to the method of boat building is old and well perfected. It basically involves setting up a series of molds and then wrapping strips of wood around them. More specifically, I'm mostly using the method outlined in the book Kayakcraft which is a great set of instructions for anyone wanting to take on this type of project. The wood for this boat is clear cedar that has been ripped into 3/4" x 1/4" strips. Each of those then get a concave and convex edge. This a great method because then each strip fits together perfectly at any angle seen on the plans....   [tags: physics kayak sport sports] 642 words
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Possible Causes of Silas Deane’s Death - There are quite a few reasons for Silas Deane’s death that historians have come up with after studying his life and the people around him. Though, we will never know which one is truly the correct answer to the mystery of how he died. In 1789, after many years of living alone and unhappily in England Deane finally decided that he would book a passage on a ship sailing to the United States. However, he would never make it back to the states. While trying to wait out a storm that had come up on the Boston Packet Silas Deane became ill, he complained that he felt dizzy and had an oppression at this stomach....   [tags: Silas Deane, history, ] 642 words
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Analysis of The Age of Exploration - The Age of Exploration was one of the most important time periods to have ever impacted the world. The Age of Exploration started in the late 1400’s until the 17th Century. During this time major events take place, such as trading between nations, new sailing routes, and the establishment of the New World. During the Eastern trade at the start of The Age of Exploration, the Italians were making a monopoly by silk, spices, and gold. This began to strike the attention of other European nations and influenced their decision to seek out new routes to the Indies....   [tags: new world, christopher columbus, aztecs] 644 words
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The Islam and The Islamic Empire - ... Support 1: Political: • “Roman Empire divided into West and East in the 4th Century” (101 Q&A). Eastern Part (“Byzantium”) gathered power in Middle East and North Africa, same area that the Islamic Empire later controlled. • Suggests that studying Byzantium gives clues to understanding Islam’s spread. • Rome fell 476 BC, but Byzantium Empire remained strong. • Byzantium split into 2 groups: Ghassinids and Lakhmids • Ghassinids: Christians, controlled southern Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan • Sasanian Persian Empire: Ruled Iraq and much of Iran, and contained an ethnic groups Lakhmids who were Zoroastrians....   [tags: spread of islam, god, allah] 659 words
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Center of the Greek and Roman Society, the Byzantine Empire Kept the Society Alive - ... Most people agree that because the empire fell, it changed a lot from the original Roman Empire. Just because something is destroyed, does not mean it is not the same anymore. Yes, I agree that it did change a lot, but we still call it Rome. The Byzantine Empire was the Roman Empire. The term Byzantine simply states to the eastern part of the Roman Empire. When the Western part fell, it was as if the empire lost some region, but sustained on in its fresh capital of Byzantium. Little do people know that Byzantine got too rich for its own good that it topped Rome....   [tags: culture, middle ages, barbarians] 682 words
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Yeats’ Sailing to Byzantium - Yeats’ Sailing to Byzantium       In "The Circus Animals' Desertion," W. B. Yeats asserted that his images "[g]rew in pure mind" (630). But the golden bird of "Sailing to Byzantium" may make us feel that "pure mind," although compelling, is not sufficient explanation. Where did that singing bird come from. Yeats's creative eclecticism, blending the morning's conversation with philosophical abstractions, makes the notion of one and only one source for any image implausible: see Frank O'Connor's comments on the genesis of "Lapis Lazuli," for example (211-22)....   [tags: Yeats Sailing Essays]
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