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Types of Cool Weapons and Armor in the Medieval Ages

- At the beginning of the Middle Ages, battle was still fought by men usually with swords, spears, and axes because they fought so close to each other. In medieval times, there were many different weapons, which were used for many different reasons. Some reasons would be for war, hunting, farming and building. The same types of materials were used, but they designed into different types of weapons and armor. As you read, you will learn how as time pasted that either the armor or the weapons changed to be more protective and or more powerful....   [tags: swords, catapults, crossbows, spears]

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Female Soldiers Need Specialized Protective Body Armor

- Female Soldiers Need Specialized Protective Body Armor In today’s ever changing world, people who serve in the United States military face extreme danger. Danger is eminent for both men and women when deployed abroad. For women the threat is even more apparent because protective vests were designed for a man’s body. Over a decade into the war against the Taliban, women’s protective gear is finally being developed. Some think perhaps a little too late, considering women have been deployed since the very start of the war....   [tags: importance of body movement in the field]

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The Knight in Rusty Armor

- The Knight in Rusty Armor The Knight in rusty armor depicts our mental processes, or cognition that plays a complex and dramatic role in my life. I have learned that our cognition makes us human. I can cope only by first sensing and understanding my environment, just like the knight. sometimes I misperceive and wrongly interpret certain situations, causing problems for myself. My expectations and response partly determine how I see the world. My attitudes, suspicions, and conclusions about others also determine how I relate to people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Armor of Ancient Rome

- Armor of Ancient Rome Ancient Rome expended a great deal of economic resources and effort upon conquest and expansion through military means. The role of armor was fundamental in this expansion as it played a significant role in the success of the Roman armies on the battlefield. There were three common requirements for armor construction throughout its history: The first was that armor had to be flexible enough to allow the wearer freedom of movement; second, it also had to be lightweight enough to be worn without tiring the wearer while providing protection against opponents' weapons; and third, armor had to be cost effective....   [tags: Papers]

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Renaissance Armor

- Armor Through the arms of the knight we can actually touch something of the knights who strove during the Middle Ages, men whose lives were shaped and who shaped the ideas of chivalry. I believe that armor is, at base, an important, romantic medieval craft. Like all crafts, it takes technical skill and artistic merit to create a quality piece. Other re-enactment societies provide a rich market for fledgling armoires to earn their wings; without these markets, most craftsmen would never progress beyond the occasional hobbyist level....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The History of Bulletproof Clothing

- Bulletproof clothing is the most interesting thing I have ever seen in my life. There is not really a problem of bulletproof clothing besides it is very expensive to make it. It is very expensive just because of the materials. The materials are spider-silk, vectran and Kevlar. The history of bulletproof has been worn for thousands of years. Even the medieval Europe worn body armor. By the 1500’s, they changed the development of cannons and guns. Bulletproof in the encyclopedia means the protection of bullets, knives and puncture wounds....   [tags: bulletproof, kevlar, body armor]

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Epic of Beowulf Essay - Armor in the Epic Poem, Beowulf

- Armor in the poem Beowulf       Armor mentioned in the poem Beowulf include helmets and chain mail. There are an incredible number of references to these battle-apparel in the poem, making this topic of armor a very relevant one to consider.   “Helmets are the most dramatic and often quoted item of armor found in Beowulf,” says Catherine M. Hills in “Beowulf and Archaeology.” Indeed, examining the poem, one finds copious references to helmets in just the first 400 lines of the poem:                                                   Boar-figures gleamed over plated cheek-guards,         inlaid with gold; shining, fire-hardened,   fierce war-masks guarded their lives (...   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]

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Roman Body Armor

- During the expansion of Rome and the acquisition of new territory, the Roman armies were often met by heavy resistance and bloody conflicts. The armies needed a type of protection that would safely protect soldiers and would ensure victory for Rome. That is the reason armour (upper body) in particular was implemented to save soldiers on the battlefield. The armour had to meet certain standards of construction for it to be useful: Of these standards the first was that armour was to be flexible enough to allow the wearer freedom of movement in battle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Strategy and Obstacles in the Battle of Arracourt

- ... One of Field Marshall Montgomery’s main objectives was the capture of the port city of Antwerp. The Allies wanted to use the port as a supply base for the final push into Germany. Field Marshall Montgomery preferred a single Allied front along his path into Germany, while US General Omar Bradley preferred a broad front advance. Unfortunately, the Low Countries had a political objective as well; protecting London. The Germans were launching their V-1 and V-2 rockets at London from Belgium. Bradley preferred a broad front advance because if the Third Army was able to advance quickly enough past Metz and Nancy to the West Wall, which was unmanned at the time, Patton could capture the Saar i...   [tags: tanks, armor, supplies]

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Mystery of Isodore: A Fictonal Narrative

- I pushed past the curtain to Shield. "Hero!" Shield smiled at me. "Hi," I offered a small smile. Shield paused and stared at me, tilting her head. "What's wrong?" "Nothing that I haven't discussed before. But Shield, what am I supposed to do if I come back with no one?" I rubbed my hands together. Shield let out a laugh and grabbed me by my hands. "Hero, you'll find him. I doubted that I would find my husband and yet, look at me now," She smiled. I couldn't help but smile with her. "How did you two meet?" Shield's smile grew....   [tags: man, village, smile, charge]

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Weaponry during the Elizabethan Period

- The weaponry during the Elizabethan period was the most advance weaponry known to the world. The most common weapons used were crossbows, longbows, war hammers, spears, early forms of pistol and cannons. With all this weaponry Europeans also needed armor, like chainmail and plate armor. Different types of weapons and the different kinds of armor were a key component to warfare during the Elizabethan period, in Europe. Long distance weapons were essential to European combat. The main long distance weapons used by Europeans during that time were the longbow and the crossbow....   [tags: History, Long Distance Weapon]

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Christian Symbolism and Chivalric Ideals in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

- Upon first Reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, I noticed that it comes off as a romantic normative poem about chivalric ideals and traditions of the ruling class with covertly Christian Images. The protagonist character Sir Gawain stands out as the role model of the chivalric ideals of the 14th century while displaying Christian images on his armor. The combination of Gawain’s armor and actions throughout the poem exemplify his characteristics of Christian perfection and chivalric ideals. The very first scene with Bertilak of Hautdesert known as the Green Knight begins to mold your perception of how chivalrous Sir Gawain is by portraying him as valiant, humble, and virtuous knight to A...   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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History and Mechanics of Viking Warfare

- Vikings Reign In the earliest years of the Vikings, there was little history recorded due to the polytheistic views that they followed. After the Vikings converted to Christianity, there were eventually written documents created pertaining to their existence. In Viking Warfare, I.P. Stephenson states that the Vikings “first described attack took place in AD 789”(11). The Vikings were also known as Norsemen. They were great storytellers, and that is perhaps how society knows so much about them today....   [tags: World History, Christianity]

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The History of Knighthood and Chivalry

- In the Middle Ages the most famous people outside of royalty were knights. One of the greatest honors was to be chosen by a lord, as a page the next step is a squire, then knighthood. The road to knighthood was a long journey and not for everyone, a knight had to be humble and courteous. Chivalry had to be learned while becoming a model person for peasants and royalty to honor and look up to. While a squire was training he was apprenticed to a knight and he would serve him at the same time he must train and gain skills....   [tags: middle age, knights, horses]

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The Changing Concept of Hero

- When the hero was first struggling to be defined, there were many different observations and opinions readily available to be thrown into the melting pot of the definition. Because there was no television, the heroes in the beginnings of British Literature were spoken of and read about then passed down through generations. Reading these stories in this day and age is interesting to look at because we can trace the difference in the heroes throughout Beowlf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Faerie Queene and therefore literally throughout time....   [tags: Definition of Hero]

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The Roman Army Pax Romana

- History remembers the legendary Roman legions as the one of the most deadly and respected fighting forces in the ancient world. Even today, stories of their great success and invincibility in the face of their enemies echo on. One can only wonder what the key to their extraordinary success was. How were the Romans able to conquer such a vast empire that spanned over three continents at its height and maintain that power for centuries. That key to Rome’s military success during the Pax Romana period (where the Roman Empire rose to its zenith) was the advanced military innovations that the Romans incorporated into its great army that encompassed military bureaucracy, battle tactics and militar...   [tags: Ancient Rome]

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Symbolism in Beowulf to Reinforce the Importance of Religion and the Values of the Anglo Saxons

- Literature all through history uses symbolism to portray different ideas, religions, and beliefs. Throughout Beowulf symbolism is used both to reinforce the importance of religion and to impress the values of the Anglo Saxons upon the reader. Beowulf contains multiple instances of the usage of symbolism to Christianity. Symbolism is portrayed through the characters and situations in the epic poem. According to the Danes in the epic, Beowulf is viewed as a savior. Staver states, “Jesus is the young warrior who comes to earth to fight with Satan” (Staver 155)....   [tags: Christianity, evil, courage]

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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table: Fact or Fiction

- The typical romantic knight consists of a charming man sitting upon his noble steed dressed in shining armor and chain mail. It was during the Victorian Era when literature about knights greatly increased in popularity. All throughout England, restrictions were placed on writings and literature (O’Gorman 2000). Authors took to writing about knights to express their thoughts and feelings and to discuss controversies openly and without breaking the law. The more renowned knights are the knights that sat at the round table....   [tags: Morte D'Arthur, Excalibur, legends]

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Deus and Kleos: The Paradox of Glory in Homer's The Iliad

- ... Agamemnon attempts to tempt Achilles to return to the battlefield with great treasures, land, and even the hand of one of his daughters. However, Achilles refuses to return to the battle field even “if he gave [him] ten times as much, twenty times over, all he possesses now, and all that could pour in from the world’s end” ( Book IX, line 464). Achilles values glory and honor above everything else. Agamemnon insulted his honor, and took his glory, and nothing to Achilles can replace that. When Achilles withdraws from the battlefield he pleads with his immortal mother, Thetis, to plead with Zeus to “grant the Trojans victory after victory till the Achaean armies pay my dear son back.” (Bo...   [tags: honor, battle, gods]

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Changes of Weaponry and Warfare during the Middle Ages

- Changes of Weaponry and Warfare during the Middle Ages During the Middle Ages, or also known as the Medieval Ages, change was a major part of that period. Europe was watching war become much different. In the older times, a few thousands of troops were considered a large army. Nowadays, nobody has ever seen such size of an army with such variety in weapons including guns, munitions, and artillery that were all developed during that period. Besides, it was obvious that the face of warfare was changing by the end of the fifteenth century....   [tags: Military History]

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Empathy and Commitment as the Basis for Trust

- Empathy and Commitment as the Basis for Trust In Philoctetes by Sophocles, Odysseus commands Neoptolemos to abandon justice and base a relationship with Philoctetes on dishonesty to gain his trust and ultimately his bow. However, Neoptolemos acknowledges a similar burden plagues Philoctetes that becomes the basis of trust between them. Neoptolemos attempts to reconcile with Odysseus’ orders by stealing the bow and abandoning Philoctetes. Unable to fulfill the orders, Neoptolemos returns to Philoctetes indicating his commitment and his lack of trust with the Atreidai....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Evolution of Defensive Mechanisms in Reptiles

- Reptiles, the class of reptilian, are an evolutionary grade of eukarya, including today’s turtles, crocodilians, snakes, lizards, as well as many other extinct groups. Reptiles have existed on this planet for millions of years and have undergone countless mutations. One area of interest is how have these creatures defended themselves as their predators have evolved. Over time, evolution has caused the many subspecies of reptiles to develop a wide variety of defensive mechanisms including: camouflage, venom, body armor, behaviors, and other abnormal morphologies....   [tags: Animals, Turtle, Lizards]

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Misconceptions between Samurai’s of Japan and the Knights of Medieval Europe

- ... They learnt how to focus their mind in a fight and also learned self discipline. While Knights practised catholic religion it was not that important to them yet they still prayed daily. They had to swear loyalty to their lords and god to become a knight. A knight's loyalty was based on a legal contract, rather than moral obligations. Knights were not as well educated as the samurai, who had some education and sometimes worked as government officials. But knight’s had to follow strict rules of their religion and thus expected to be a model of virtue to the lower classes....   [tags: tradition, culture, religion]

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Analysis of Books Read in Class

- To be just is to do the right thing. In the books read in class doing the right thing encompasses being peaceful and treating other people well. With justice as the actions of treating others well and being peaceful these actions will be examined, and patterns of these actions will be identified, in the books Ajax, Mencius, and the Quran. In Ajax the theme of justice is brought up on numerous occasions. It often is the catalyst for conflict in the story. The first time justice creates conflict does not actually take place in the story of Ajax but slightly before, when it is decided that Odysseus will get Achilles armor instead of Ajax....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Spanish versus Aztec Weaponry

- When the conquistadors were battling the Aztecs, weapons that were thousands of years apart were pitted against each other. The Spaniards had the best European steel available, as well as an early form of musket, while the Aztecs fought with weapons made from wood, rock, and copper.(Hassig, 1992) The machuahuitl, a razor sharp sword, the tematlatl, a sling, and the tlacochtli, an obsidian pointed spear, were all simplistic, but the Aztecs could cause remarkable damage with these weapons. Conquistadors were equipped with steel swords and lances, and horses made the cavalry remarkably effective in combat....   [tags: fighting forces in America, conquistadors]

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The Punic Wars

- Romans were a very powerful people, and their influence grew and spread very quickly. Through organized armies and great tactics they pushed themselves up the Italian peninsula, seizing land and territory from the Etruscan League. Rome now owned most of the Italian peninsula except for what was owned by the Gaelic Tribes. (Barker) They grew into quite the power and all of Europe recognized them as a powerful force. Their influence grew and spread across the Mediterranean Sea and it forced the meeting of the two greatest forces of the Mediterranean Sea....   [tags: First Punic War, Second Punic War]

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The Evolution of Jousting

- The Evolution of Jousting Picture, if you will, a knight in shining armor charging on his noble steed down the open stretch toward his enemy. From his great helm, (Jousting Helmet) a detachable sleeve whips in the wind at approximately 30 miles per hour. Just before the two knights meet, they each brace themselves for the impact they know awaits them. The wood splinters fly, and one of the knights is knocked from his steed, spilling his life's blood on the ground. Jousting was a medieval war tactic that later evolved into a sport, testing skill in horsemanship as well as balance and accuracy....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Achiles’ Shield in the Iliad

- Achiles’ Shield as an Element of Contradistinction in the Iliad The Iliad is an epic of death. It is a tale of conflict, battle, agony, and horrific mutilation. Honor and glory are attained through warfare. The great shield of Achiles stands out in this context because it depicts the glories of an orderly, functioning, productive civilization. This depiction of life stands in stark contrast to the scenes of death that constitute a large portion of the narrative. An examination of the shield of Achiles in Homer’s Iliad reveals many ideas in conflict: love and honor, the pleasures of life versus a heroic death, free will and destiny....   [tags: Literature Art War Papers]

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Tanks: The New Advance Weapon of World War Two

- The modern tank is called the elite weapon of every military. With powerful cannons and armor that makes a tank unstoppable this has been called the cavalry of today military and today’s soldiers could not enter combat without them and their support. The tanks use is not a long one as it was not until world war one the tank was produced, and when the first one was built no general knew what the military role the tank would play was. It was not until the world was moving into the nineteen thirties and world war two beginning the tank was still in the beginning stages when it was still in development of how it would be used in large scale battles and wars....   [tags: Warfare Technology, Artillery]

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Medieval Influence on Modern Day Ultimate Fighting Championship

- The most thrilling and popular sports are usually those that are the most dangerous and have the most violence. At the beginning of the Medieval time period, these sports were held in the Roman Coliseum. “Today the battles that are held in a caged octagon are the most violent fights in sports” (Davie). The battles that took place in the Coliseum are very similar to the energetic and rough sport many revere today; Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Entertainment and diversion from the routine and problems of every day life is sought by many....   [tags: Sports / History of Sports and Violence]

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Monstrosity: How Does Society Define It?

- Monsters, mutants, oddities, weirdos, and freaks are terms associated with people with deformities. A person with a deformity was usually considered a monstrosity. In society, the focus of monstrosity has been commonly external and the internal aspects have become an accepted lifestyle if one’s external appearance is beautiful by society’s standards. If one is considered a monstrosity, their personality is usually portrayed as evil and wicked. In Tod Robbin’s 1923 book Spurs and Tod Browning’s 1932 film Freaks, the damaging effects of external and internal monstrosity are explored....   [tags: Spurs, Freaks, Tod Browning, Tod Robbin, deformity]

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Army Suits Up for the Future

- As times change for the types of warfare, also does the transportation, the armor, as well as the weaponry. From the caveman era with rocks wrapped with veins around a stick followed by the renaissance era with archers and swords. Then came the conquest of the Americas with single-round guns and light clothing, now today with automatic multi-round rifles and bulletproof armor. Some wonder what is next in the development of military technology such as weaponry and armor. Marvel’s Iron Man takes a much detailed look from the government, after the first movie as Tony Stark (Main Character in the comic and in the movies) creates a suit that gives him superhuman abilities, bulletproof metal, heal...   [tags: War, Defense]

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The Role of The Knight

- During the Medieval era, lasting from the 5th century to the 15th century, warfare was considered a way of life. In warfare, the knights were recognized as one of the most powerful warriors on the battlefield. These knights, or mounted warriors, were considered deadly because they could move extremely fast and deal enormous damage to infantry by charging into them. Loyal only to their feudal lords, knights went on conquests, but also stayed in their castle defending their lords. This was important because in feudalism, the lord was at the top of the hierarchy....   [tags: Warfare]

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Fashion in the Middle Ages

- The clothing of the Middle Ages, like everything else was decided by the pyramid of power. The pyramid of power was the Middle Ages Feudal System. Medieval clothes provided information about the rank of the person wearing them. From the 11th through the 14th centuries, medieval clothing assorted according to the social standing of the people. The clothing worn by nobility and upper classes was clearly different than that of the lower class. Medieval clothes provided information about the status of the person wearing them....   [tags: european history, clothing]

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Saul's Tragedy

- ... As many fled for their lives, King Saul’s loses hope in winning the war. After having to see the death of his three sons, he gives up all hope in winning. King Saul dreaded the thought of falling into the hands of his heathen enemies (King Saul’s pride). So instead of dying by his enemies he calls his armor-bearer to slay him. However, the armor-bearer is to terrified and will not obey King Saul. Therefore, King Saul kills himself by falling upon his sword. Since, the armor-bearer saw that King Saul was dead....   [tags: screenplay outline]

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Developing A Hobby

- A hobby is an activity one develops to pursue an interest, outside of one’s regular occupation and engages in them primarily for pleasure. Hobbies range from fly fishing to leather working to star gazing, it can be anything you want it to be and anything you want to do. Having a hobby helps to make you a more interesting person and it can give you the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests. A chain of events may lead you to a new hobby which you had never considered or thought of before....   [tags: Hobbies]

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The Armadillo

- The Armadillo is a very different creature. It has tremendous claws, but no fighting instinct. They have teeth, but not in front, except for the milk teeth some have during infancy. They have long tongues because they catch insects. A strange thing which these animals have is a coat armor, unique among other animals. They have bony plate armor on the outside of their bodies'. Each species has a different pattern for every little plate they carry. They all are great burrowers. They sink a hole with them in it as one approaches....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Factors that Affected the Outcome of World War Two

- Factors that Affected the Outcome of World War Two There were many factors that affected the outcome of World War Two. Some of these were how many tanks you had, how powerful your tanks were, and how well they were built. The Allies had the most tanks in the war and this was one of the main things that helped them win. The Germans had the most powerful tanks in the war, but the allies out numbered them. The Allies using light and medium tanks in big groups against the Germans powerful tanks was the main thing that helped them win World War Two....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays]

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Japanese Samurai and European Knights: Were the Similarities Greater Than the Differences?

- I believe we can all agree that Japanese samurais and European knights are two of the most skilled and famous forms of warriors in history, right. Well both warriors began their trade at a very young age, and went through multiple stages of training throughout their lives. They both had a code of honor basically, but they differed from one another in quite a few ways. The big question is, “Were the similarities greater than the differences?”. Right off the bat I began to ponder the technicalities of the answer to this question....   [tags: historic forms of Warriors]

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The Spartan Empire: the Women and the Fall of Sparta

- Within the ancient world it took brains, brawn, and ingenuity; Sparta showed traits of all three. In the ancient world where wars raged, Sparta was an empire of world class fighters. Every Spartan was individually trained, this includes women. There are historians, like Plato, that argue that women caused the fall of Sparta. Although the fall of Sparta was not caused by women because: women were trained in the art of war beside men, women were educated like men, and women were in control of Sparta whenever the men were away....   [tags: spartan civilization, spartan army, phalanx]

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Patroklus' Mind: Fictional First Person Account In Trojan War

- My face drips with sweat while riding the chariot across the velvet-colored muddy dirt. My heart was pounding quickly and constantly, almost jumping out of my chest. With the swing of my blade, my opponent drops to his knees, eyes rolling back. One Trojan slaughtered, many more Trojans to kill. This isn’t the end; this is far from the end. It’s time I prove myself to Akhilleus, breaker of men; it’s time I show him that I am worthy of wearing his armor. The only blood to touch this armor is the blood of Trojan soldiers and the brave men that fight beside me....   [tags: Trojans, Zeus]

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Beowulf a Poem Translated by Seamus Heaney

- The epic poem Beowulf tells the story of a man by the name of Beowulf that goes through events that prove how heroic he is. Throughout the poem, Beowulf endures three battles. In the first, he battles the monster Grendel. In the second, he battles Grendel's mother. In the end he battles an enraged dragon. With each battle, Beowulf finds increasing difficulty in his opponent, but prevails and saves both the Danes and the Geats from all being killed by monsters. In each battle, Beowulf proves that he is worthy of having the title of a hero....   [tags: grendel, hygd]

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The Odyssey: Is It Real or Fiction?

- Imagine how it was to live in ancient Greece. Every aspect of their lives back then was different from today. This includes everything from their food, to their culture, and to their language. The life of the ancient Greeks can be seen in the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer. Homer was a bard from Greece. The Odyssey is about an epic hero, Odysseus, and his journey home. It is believed that The Odyssey was written after the time period it is set in yet it is still very accurate. The Ancient Greeks’ travel methods started ours and their athletics were the beginning of them all....   [tags: poseidon, homer, odysseus, ancient greeks]

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History of the Tartars by Giovanni Carpini

- ... Every soldier is given at least one good bow, multiple quivers full of arrows, and a single battle axe. The armor that the soldiers carry are made of iron and are layered on top of each other to create a dense shield. In the Mongol army, even the horses are given armor. Along with a good description of their weaponry and armor, Carpini goes into great detail into how to make each item. This shows that Carpini really did have a strong understanding of the Mongol military might and the information given would have proved to be helpful in fighting against them....   [tags: mongol empire, conquest, tactics]

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The Samurai and the Bushido Code

- The samurai were élite warriors in Japan during the 1200’s to the early 1700’s. Fifth century Japan saw conflicts with Korea and China, but Japan had a very untrained army, with a clumsy Calvary, and poor infantry men (Blumberg 1). The reason was that horses were seen as a burden and were never bred to be strong, fast, and large for war purposes (Blumberg 2). In the 6th and 9th centuries, a series of rebellions in Japan began from the Emishi people of the northern home islands; these country people were very well-trained in mounted archery....   [tags: Japan, Elite Warriors, Bushido]

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Branches of Study within the Army

- Within the Army, there are soldiers who are either enlisted (non-commissioned) or of Officer (commissioned) status. In order to become an officer in the military, one must complete one of four paths, consisting of completing the Army ROTC course, OCS (officer candidate school), the United States Military Academy, or by direct commission. Once an officer, you would hold a position within either a combat arms or combat support branch. The combat arms branches include Air Defense Artillery, Armor, Aviation, Field Artillery, Infantry, Special Forces, as well as several others....   [tags: military, ROTC, BOLC, aviation]

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“The Allegory of Peace and War”

- Next, we should look at the brilliantly and elaborately detailed armor of Ares. The shield’s handle, the rivets along its edge and the circular decoration around the inside of the shield are meticulously done. Additionally, the shadow created with the change in hue, saturation, and value on the inside of the shield help create the depth and curvature of the shield. The body armor also implements a well-crafted mixture of shadows and smooth curved lines as well as color change to create depth. Had this not been so craftily accomplished, the shield would have taken on a flat and dull appearance....   [tags: famous paintings, Batoni]

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Rommel Rundstedt Controversy

- There are significant reasons why Field Marshal Rundstedt’s operational concept to defend against the Allied invasion of France was superior to Field Marshal Rommel’s and could have changed the course of the war. Geographically, Rundstedt’s concept provided the Germans the best chance to defeat the Allied advance. Operationally, he accounted for several military and intelligence assessment considerations that gave his plan the edge. From a strategic and political standpoint, had Hitler been willing to negotiate peace, a major Allied defeat in France offered by Rundstedt’s plan presented Germany its last chance to achieve victory....   [tags: War, Invasion of France, Normandy]

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The Metaphorical Nature of Harakiri

- Through a plethora of odd cinematic choices, it seems that Harakiri serves as a metaphor for the American-Japanese conflict in World War II. The film contains multiple elements that demonstrate this connection quite clearly but others are slightly more tenuous. The critical elements that piece this metaphor together are the original situation leading to the death of Motome Chijiiwa, the final fight between House Iyi and Tsugumo Hanshiro, and the end of Tsugumo Hanshiro in conjunction with the conclusion....   [tags: Film Review]

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Armed Police: Does It Work?

- Armed Police: Does It Work. In the state of California the local police are armed to an extent with their standard issued hand guns. From the 1900’s to 2000, more than 14,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. Just about 50% of those deaths were because of firearms, even though crime is at its low point over the past half a century. Police should be armed because it can reduce crime, can handle more dangerous threats, and can save lives. Law enforcement should be armed, because when police are not armed, with at least some kind of weaponry, the criminal will probably get their way if they are superior firepower....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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World of Warcraft Game Review

- I have chosen to review the” World of Warcraft” also known as WOW. This game is more than a simple role playing game with dice. It is so much more than a Nintendo or a Sega game. The game consists of choosing a faction, Race, Class, and what to make your character look like. There are Quests, Dungeons, Raids, Professions, Guilds, Battle grounds, and arenas. It is so involved it takes months if not years to reach a point where I have done all I can do. However it keeps expanding through expansion packs, provided by the creators....   [tags: Gaming]

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The Importance of Gladiator Games

- During the middle and late third century Roman republic era gave rise to the arena games and became a great phenomenon for the Romans. An amphitheater, also known as a coliseum, housed these dangerous games that potentially harmed the audience as well as those who participated in them. Gladiatorial combat originated as part of funerals for deceased influential Romans. These large gladiatorial games were held by emperors during funerals of important roman officials, but were also included during other occasions....   [tags: Roman Empire, Popularity, Politics]

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Achilles and the Trojan War

- ... Patroclus, on the other hand proves to be a noble warrior who believes in the cause and his comrades above all else. Patroclus begs Achilles to let him put on Achilles’ shining armor, believing that the sight of “Achilles” will cause the Trojans to rethink their charge. However, by doing so, Patroclus made himself the prime target in battle. The Trojan men’s kelios (honor and reputation) would be highly boosted if they were the one to slay great Achilles, dear to Zeus. Despite knowing that the armor would put a bullseye on his head, Patroclus implores Achilles to give Achilles’ fine armor as Patroclus cares more about the greater picture of the war rather than his own selfish desires....   [tags: Greek mythology]

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Who were the Roman Gladiators?

- ... The gladiator games really took off when Julius Caesar became emperor. Instead of three pairs he used 300 pairs to entertain voters (types). The gladiators where divided in to groups or classes. There are three classes. The first one, The Elites, they were the top notch superstars of the gladiators. The second, was the Heavily Armored and the Lightly Armored, they were paired up against each other because it made for a good fight. The third class was the unusual group. They had unusual armor or weapons (types)....   [tags: Fighters, Combat]

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Medieval Weapons

- Medieval Weapons Medieval society, in spite of its stereotypes, was not inherently more violent than modern society. “Although there was no state in the modern sense, and therefore no set of laws that inherently took away the power of the average man or woman to exercise violence, the violence of the day was considered differently, and with out the inherent sense of criminality that accompanies it today. Our understanding of the weapons of the medieval world is skewed by the vast disarming of the “the civilian” that is taken for granted today, yet is a vastly different situation compared to what existed in many parts of “the West” as little as seven years ago....   [tags: European History]

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The Battle of Agincourt

- This reason for this report is to cover the Battle of Agincourt. The topics that will be discussed in this paper include: factors contributing to the Battle of Agincourt, the English forces, French forces, weapons and equipment, terrain (the effects it had on both armies), key battles prior to the Battle of Agincourt, the Battle of Agincourt, and the Battle of Agincourt in relation to selected principles of war. Factors Contributing to the War The Battle of Agincourt, which took place on 25October1415, was one of the many battles fought during the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453)....   [tags: English History ]

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The Iliad, by Homer

- The Iliad written by Homer in the days of Ancient Greece has become one of the most epic poems of all time. It is a poem that has been debated for centuries. Within the tale of Achilles and the wrath of war lies a magnificent object that is shortly mentioned in Book 18. The brief section in Book XVIII, lines 505-660, described the shield that Achilles would carry into battle. However, it also tells us something about the nature of Achilles and his heroic image full of rage and anger. In order to understand the significance of the Shield of Achilles, one must closely look within the different layers of the shield itself....   [tags: Shield of Achilles]

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Division of the Body and Soul in John Donne's "The Funeral" and "Sonnet 3"

- Division of the Body and Soul John Donne's "The Funeral" and "Holy Sonnet 3" are undeniably similar in their discussions of the separation of the body and soul. Each poem deals directly with the idea of death and afterlife. However, the topic of death is referred to not as an ending but more of as a beginning to a new life, exclusively for the soul. Each poem reflects the soul being released from the body as a way of cleansing the spirit while allowing the mind to rid itself of things that might have troubled the speaker while living....   [tags: Poetry]

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Honor, Fame, and Courage in Beowulf

- The Story Beowulf is an Epic poem written in the Anglo-Saxon period. The author of the poem is unknown. Beowulf is the hero of the story and the Thane to Hygelac the king of the Geats in Sweden. When Beowulf finds out the Grendel (the big guy) is causing problems in Denmark he decides to go over there and help them out. He fights Grendel and everyone is happy. Then Grendels mother comes to avenge her son so Beowulf has to go fight her also. After winning that battle Beowulf goes back to the Geats and becomes king and rules for fifty winters....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Light Infantry of Ancient Greece

- Light Infantry of Ancient Greece For a long time peace was understood in negative fashion, simply as the absence of war. -Yvon Garlan Kendrick Pritchett in the introduction to the book "The Greek State at War" points out that in order to write history of Greek Warfare one "…would require a knowledge of many aspects of Greek life. The would-be investigator would have to be familiar with terrain in the case of any given battle, have an acquaintance with the archaeological artifacts of various types, close familiarity with the written sources, and most important, an understanding of the general economic picture....   [tags: Ancient Greece Essays]

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Knights And Chivalry

- KNIGHTS AND CHIVALRY Knights were a large part of the Middle Ages. A lot people think that knights are soldiers who were covered in metal, and fought dragons and evil people. Although they were warriors, or soldiers, knights never fought dragons. Knights fought for their king or lord because land was promised to them. To become a knight you had to be born a noble boy and start training at age seven. The boys didn't go to school because he was sent to live with another noble family as a page. A page learned to work with horses and weapons....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Desegregation, Busing, and Schools

-        The issue of desegregation has been a very controversial issue since it was first legally introduced by the Supreme Court in 1954 with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS. Favoring or not favoring desegregation has not been the issue; almost everyone says they are for it on the surface. The controversy arises when it comes to how to implement desegregation. Immediately following the Brown decision, which advocated school assignment regardless of race, many school districts adopted a geographic school assignment policy....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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16th Century English Weapons

- 16th Century English Weapons During the 16th century England and much of Europe found itself in turmoil and in a constant state of war. The outbreak of fighting led to the invention and development of new weapons and the growth and change of weapons of old. The development of weapons was a trademark of the time, with a sort of renaissance, or re-birth in the field of weaponry (Miller). The technology was highlighted by the invention of gunpowder by the Chinese which eventually found its way to England (Grolier)....   [tags: Papers]

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Epic of Beowulf

- Beowulf’s Three Fights In the epic poem Beowulf, the character Beowulf is seen to have three battles. The first battle is against Grendel, the second is against Grendel’s mum, and the final battle is against the dragon. In each of these battles Beowulf is portrayed as a great hero (well he should be since it’s a characteristic of an epic poem to glorify the hero) and is always seen to be brave and fearless. The first battle he fights is versus Grendel. It takes place in Hrothgar’s Hall of the Hart where Grendel has been plaguing them for twelve years....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Roswell Crash Government Coverup

- Phenomena of the Roswell crash in 1947 July 8, is one the most famous incidences in our time, the reason we have computers, mobile phones, night vision goggles and Kevlar armor. All this was made possible within one year of the Roswell crash. Roswell crash was covered up for more than 30 years. Then, in 1978, ufologist Stanton T. Friedman restarted the investigation behind the Roswell crash. From what he fond out about the crash showed us that the governments' cover-up was a fraud and we have all the proof we need....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Funerals of Kings

- Beowulf starts with the death of Shield a great king in the eyes of the Geats, it also ends with the death of Beowulf. These funerals are similar in many ways. These funerals can be a reflection of the lives these kings lived because each king had his own way he wanted to be remembered. These funerals both involve huge amounts of treasures being loaded on to ships or back in to the ground and how the Geat people mourned for the loss of the kings.
 Treasures were used to gain loyalty from other men in Geat “steadfast companions will stand by him” (Beowulf 23)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Beowulf]

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The Roman Wars

- Rome was known for many things, one of the biggest things that they are very skilled in, is warfare. Romans were very skilled in this area, they were known to have great fighting techniques. They would hardly ever lose a war. They were very smart during battle. One of the techniques that they used was that they would fight on higher grounds against their enemies in order to have a height advantage. Of course, they would only do this when the battle was in their territory. Another great technique that they had was making sure that the sun was behind them and that the wind was also behind them....   [tags: warfare, Rome history, fighting techniques]

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Does The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Have Christian Ties?

- Many scholars, film buffs, Christians, Catholics, and Atheists have gone back and forth over this simple fact: is the film Lord of the Rings a film with Christian ties. This is a puzzling issue; If you take the film at face value you see: wizards, orcs, ents, magic and spells on screen. The viewer is left wondering how a Christian based film can have such things in it. Doesn’t Christianity renounce those beliefs . If you dig deeper into the past of J.R.R Tolkien you will see that he has a rough road but what happens in his past only strengthen his belief in his faith, the strength of Tolkien’s faith even brought CS Lewis into Christianity....   [tags: catholic, symbolism, bible]

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The Ghost of King Hamlet in Hamlet by William Shakespeare

- Throughout his years as an author, William Shakespeare wrote approximately thirty-seven plays. “Hamlet”, a play written by Shakespeare, follows a young prince of Denmark named Hamlet and his quest to redress his father’s death that occurred by the Hand of his Uncle and now step father and King Claudius. While dealing with this inward conflict of his own, he must deal with the imminent attack by the bordering Norway. William Shakespeare wrote his play “Hamlet” to assert that inner conflict portrays a causal relationship with outward conflict....   [tags: death, external conflict]

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Leadership Portrayed in Monologue from Shakespeare’s Henry V

- Leadership is defined as a socially constructed process and which also affect organizational future outcomes. Leader is someone at high position who have overall duty for an organization, she or he decide what to do and the way how to achieve it. (Carter and Greer, 2013)The role of leader is extremely important for an organization, leader use their own power to influence the followers though many different ways such as motivation in order to realize the organization object. (Waal and Sivro, 2012) In history there is a fight between Henry v of England and the French army on 25th of October 1415.Henry was aim to reclaim English land which seized by France at that time....   [tags: Leadership, Shakespeare’s Henry V]

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Proving Ones Honor in The Iliad by Homer

- ... 126). During the war, Hector was faithful to the fight, but Achilles withdrew from the war due to an argument with Agamemnon. Agamemnon had angered one of Apollo's priests and in accordance with the wishes of his priest Apollo started reigning havoc and death upon the Greeks. Agamemnon took a beautiful hostage named Briseis away from Achilles which had been given to him as his prize of honor. Agamemnon did this because he was forced to return his own prize of honor, Chryseis, back to her father in order to please Apollo (Rosenberg, 1999, p....   [tags: hero, glory, warrior]

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The Cause of Dawnfall for Nazi Germany

- A. Plan of Investigation Despite its defeat in World War II, many historians continue to debate the cause of downfall for Nazi Germany and argue that the factor at hand was the key to stopping a surely unstoppable force. While many say that the defeat is due primarily to poor strategy, was the limited development of advanced military technology by Nazi Germany the flaw that led to its defeat in World War II. In this investigation, the overall implications in limited development of technologically advanced weapons that were designed and planned to be massed produced in order to help Germany win the war in Europe will be assessed....   [tags: artellery, missiles, manhattan project]

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The Roman Soldier: Primed for Battle

- To climb the social ladder a person must be, in one way or another, more powerful than whom they are passing in life. As this is true for an individual, it is also true for an assemblage of individuals. Whether it is a village, city, or country, to survive you must be stronger than your challengers to defeat them. On the largest scale you would need an army to accomplish this feat. For centuries the Roman Empire was the most powerful civilization in the world and this was due to the invincibility of its military forces and prowess of its soldiers....   [tags: Roman History ]

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Statues of David in Renaissance Art

- The story of David was a source of inspiration during the Renaissance. The Biblical story of David versus Goliath showed the strength of man defeating a giant, proving that power can come in many ways other than force. David was a frail boy, youngest son of Jesse, who tended the flock until God sent Samuel (a Judge) to anoint David to be the next king. As time progressed, David played the harp for the current King Saul of Israel, who was in a war with the Philistines. Then one day, Goliath and the Philistines had challenged Saul’s army but no one could stand in his mighty presence without falling down....   [tags: Renaissance Art]

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The Anglo-Saxon Period: Weapons and Warriors

- ... Another weapon used during this time was the scramaseax, which was basically a single edge knife. Eight to fourteen inches was the typical length of a scramaseax. The guard is generally unimportant, or sometimes non-existent, but many of the early scramaseaxes had ornamental pommels, often boat-shaped or lobed. During the ninth century scramaseaxes started to become longer. These were more like a single edged sword than a knife. The blades of these scramaseaxes are between twenty two to thirty two inches long and were very heavy, capable of delivering a ghastly blow....   [tags: Story of Beowolf, literary analysis, review]

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The Mexica Empire against Hernan Cortes

- ... Also, Cortes made sure his army fought in regiments with back up units. This set up would be a stark contrast to the individual fighting style the natives would stick to and with no sense of control or cohesiveness the conquistadors were able to run them down like it was nothing. Armor was another huge advantage the Aztecs had to try to counter. Their projectiles would fail against the steel and obsidian was considerably weaker than steel. Another major advantage that the Spanish had over the Aztecs was that they had armor....   [tags: the conquest of America]

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Heroic Heroes in Iliad by Homer

- The epic poem, The Iliad by Homer depicts the Trojan War and its Heroes. Heroism is the qualities of a character of a person that makes them great. Two characters seen as heroic are Achilles and Hector, however; Achilles is more heroic because of his audacity, allegiance, compassion. Heroism can be defined as the pursuit of good through warfare. Achilles is more heroic than Hector because more action occurs by the time Achilles engages in battle. Achilles is audacious because his recklessness drives him to the point of seeing the destructions of every last Achaean....   [tags: heroism, audacity, allegiance, compassion]

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The last battle of the Bismarck

- The last battle of the Bismarck changed the tides during World War II. The Bismarck was Germany’s most famous battleship during World War Two, and was sunk on May 27, 1941. The Bismarck had already sunk the battleship HMS Hood before being sunk herself. For many, the end of the Hood and Bismarck symbolized the end of the time when battleships were the dominant force in naval warfare, to be replaced by submarines and aircraft carriers and the advantages these ships gave to naval commanders. The Bismarck weighed over 50,000 tons and about half of this weight was armor....   [tags: world war II, hitler, germany]

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Epic of Beowulf Essay - Shields in the Epic Poem, Beowulf

- Shields in the poem Beowulf       Shields, a defensive weapon mentioned in the poem Beowulf, include a variety of compositions from wood to iron; and this is wholly in accord with archaeological finds. There are a considerable number of references to shields in the poem, making this topic a very relevant one to consider.   “Weapons could be heirlooms, and royal treasuries and armories still preserve arms and weapons from earlier days, so imagination in this area need not be confined to contemporary artifacts (304),” says Catherine M....   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]

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A Day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

- A Day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art I. Jan van Eyck’s “Last Judgment” Jan van Eyck was active since 1422 and died in 1441. He was the most celebrated painter of the fifteen-century in Europe. One of his famous works is “The Last Judgment”. At first sight this work immediately attracted my attention. The painting’s stunning colors and the fact that it reminded me of a previous similar work I have seen, triggered in my mind. The material that is used is oil on canvas, transferred from wood....   [tags: Papers]

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