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Summary of The Illidad by Homer

- The Iliad is a poem told by Homer that describes the horror of men and gods alike battling toward the destruction of both sides as it moves to the tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Robert Fagles using his poetic and scholar skills to perfectly translates the Iliad using Bernard Knox’s introduction and notes. In his translation he sticks to maintain the drive music of Homer’s poetry, and evokes the impact of the Iliad’s repeated phrases. Fagles' translations emphasizes on English idioms and phrasings, but tries to stay as faithful to the original text as possible....   [tags: Epic, Mythology]

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The Tragedy Of Oedipus And Creon

- ... 64). Oedipus realizes that his fate was true, and comes to the disastrous realization he was the one who killed his father and slept with his mother. Although, Creon’s story was vastly different, he too, also faced a fate fixed by the gods. Creon who became king after Oedipus, sent Antigone to death after she had broken his law of giving any sort of honorable burial to her brother Polyneices. He acted against the state and fought his own brother Eteocles, where they fought to the death. After finding out Antigone was the one who attempted to give her brother an honorable burial, Creon, became angry and sends her to her death for breaking his law, though it was contradictory to the law of...   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Antigone, Oedipus the King]

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The Olympics And The Olympic Games

- ... There were also factors that threatened the existence of the games. The greatest threat, came from the conflict which was not Greek in origin. It was the spread of the Roman civil wars to the east after the assassination of Julius Caesar. The assassination led to so much devastation and such consumption of men and resources that even at the Olympics Games the number of events had to be reduced because of the financial stringency and shortage of competitors. Herod, king of Judaea, an enthusiast for Greek culture, came to the rescue in 12 B.C....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games, Olympia]

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Art Form Selection - Music

- Art Form Selection - Music This week’s assignment has been quite challenging while I attempted to get the “gist of it”. The first topic I shall report on is (Perception Key: “Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Chapter 9, pg 256). 1. What is the proportion of tonic notes (F) to the rest of the notes in this composition. Can you make any judgments’ about the capacity of the piece to produce and release tension in the listener on the basis of the recurrence of F. There were: (33 F’s), (14 A‘s) (7 D’s), (12 C’s), and (2 G’s)....   [tags: Music]

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Set: A Treacherous, Powerful God

- The god whose power is superior than many other gods and the general of the Egyptian army, Set. He is the god of chaos, deserts, storms, illness, and foreigners and he was believed as one of the strongest gods in Ancient Egypt. It has the head of an animal like no other in this world, the Set Animal. The animal has a face of an aardvark, jackal and a donkey. He is also a cunning and vicious warrior. While also being the grandson and the second commander-in-chief of Ra (the sun-god and the king of all gods)’s army....   [tags: Mythology ]

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Historical Research Paper: Prophet Ezekiel

- Ezekiel denotes a Hebrew prophet who largely prophesied several instances of the destruction of Israel and its restoration. In the bible, Ezekiel is the son on Buzi and, as was at the time, in the lineage of priests and prophets. He describes himself in introduction as, ”In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month, it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin, the word of The Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of The Lord was upon him there.” Ezekiel...   [tags: the Old Testament, Hebrew prophets]

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History of The Annavaram Temple

- ... He told him to trace it and sanctify it again. That villager informed this very fact to Sri Raja I.V.Ramanarayanam, the then landlord of Gorsa and Kirlampudi estates. The landlord with the help of villagers acted accordingly and found the idol underneath a tree on the hill. They performed the main rituals and installed it at a little higher place from where it was found in the year 1891 AD. This place is now known as the Sravana Suddha Vidiya. CONSTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE The main temple was constructed on the Ratnagiri hill with a soothing view of Bay of Bengal (15 km away) on one side and row of Eastern Ghats on the other side....   [tags: lord meruvu, visitors]

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First Love : A Quiz

- ... So as I move through the first stanza, options a-c identify different things that can happen when a guy approaches you, but then I came across the last option. Option D depicts more of a darker image of romance. “He came up to me: D. from the ground, in a lead chariot drawn by a team of stallions black as crude oil and breathing sulfur….” When a person thinks of a chariot one thinks of a prince charming riding in on his stallions, but this has a darker twist. This man being described is far from prince charming, hence the fact that he rides in on stallions black as crude oil and breathing sulfur....   [tags: Poetry, Love, Stanza, Poetic form]

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The Success of Solomon as a King

- The Success of Solomon as a King John Drane came to the conclusion that 'Judged by the standards of world powers, Solomon was outstandingly successful, the greatest of all Israel's rulers. But judged by the moral and spiritual standards of the covenant, he was a miserable failure.' I agree with Drane in this statement because there were indeed many things Solomon did in his reign that were beneficial to the people and the country. However, for a man working for God, he does not seem to apply the covenant of Yahweh very much to the decisions he makes as king....   [tags: Papers]

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Oedipus: Destiny and Fate

- Although it is widely alleged that destiny is by choice, there are a vast number of people who believed that it is by fate. Those who believed it is by choice follow the directions and guidance of their elders. For example, they will try to hold on to the values that their parents instilled in them and use them to guide their entire lives. Others who believed that destiny is by fate, believe that the outcome of their lives is determined by luck, and that no matter what they do or how careful they are, whatever has to happen to them must happen....   [tags: Oedipus, fate, free will]

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Japan and the West

- From the moment Japan opened its ports to Western ships, Japanese people from all over the country played catch-up to Western technology, ideas, and beliefs. However, they quickly noticed that Japanese national and cultural identity was rapidly disappearing in favor of the seemingly more sophisticated Western style of thought. The Meiji Period, lasting from 1868-1912, was a huge pivotal point in the fusion of Japanese and Western styles. Novelists penned many works during this time, detailing the aspects of the transition from traditional to modern such as the benefits and consequences of moving forward versus centering life on core, old-fashioned values....   [tags: Literary Review]

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The City of Rome

- The City of Rome The city of Rome was quite spacious. It had a “population of about 1,000,000” (Arnold, Pg. 266). Within the city of Rome, there was a variety of ethnic groups. It was a multi-ethnic cosmopolitan city: Italians from various districts as well as people from Greece, Asia Minor, Syria, Judea, Persia, Egypt, North Africa, Spain, Gaul, Germany, Brittania, and elsewhere” (Arnold, Pg. 266). Rome also had five or six different religions. “The entire pantheon of Roman gods, numerous Greek deities, some Asian, Persian and Egyptian deities, the goddess Roma, and the ruler cult” (Arnold, Pg....   [tags: Roman History, The Colosseum]

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De Stael and Constant

- In the novels of De Stael and Constant, women are used as a foil to their male counterparts. Corrine and Ellenore as the main female characters can be seen to be muses but in different circumstances. Corrine’s portrayal of muse is closer to classical mythology whilst Ellenore’s muse seems to be darker and closer to a femme fatale figure. This can be explored in the descriptions of Corrine and Ellenore, their relations to the male protagonist and the portrayal of other women. Corrine and Ellenore appear to share similar backgrounds, both have been forced to live away from their home country, lack parental upbringing, desire love and have been seen as unsuitable matches by the enlightened soci...   [tags: Character Analysis, European Writing]

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

- It is difficult for us to correctly analyze a piece of literature from a time before the development of writing or language. This recorded piece truly identifies what it means to be a part of Sumerian culture and is not only daunting, but insightful. “For there is nothing eternal on Earth.” I perceive this quote spoken by Utnapishtim not as words recorded in history but inhabited in time. In terms of Sumerian culture, it’s easy for our perception of their belief to be misinterpreted. Especially when we look at the way religion is so controversial to this day....   [tags: Sumerian Culture, Analysis]

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Andrew Marvell’s Carpe Diem

- Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress is all about seize the day, but it’s really more than just Carpe Diem poem. It’s about Carpe diem relating to morality, freedom, and sex roles. The morality, freedom and sex roles were very important at the time period when this poem was written because there was civil war going on and because of the war, I’m sure people would have been afraid of future that they have to face. There must have been many questions but wondering how much time is left with them must be the most curious and worried subject....   [tags: Female Echo, To His Coy Mistress]

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The History of Transportation

- Transportation has evolved significantly over the course of history, from the primitive body part known as the “foot”, to the molecular transporters we hope to have in the distant future. The idea of moving ourselves from one place to another has always been a prominent concept in our dinky little brains. Whilst that generalization seems simple, the amount of effort, determination, and engineering prowess that is implemented to achieve such a feat is in fact, the exact opposite of simple. The mechanical wonders (that can be classified as whimsical, in my eyes) that exist for the purpose of transporting anything and everything all derive from the same basic concept, “How can we move from here...   [tags: automotive, wheel, sail, horse, engine, innovation]

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The History of Entertainment

- Since the dawn of man, entertainment has come shortly after food, water, and shelter on our list of priorities. When the first humans were hunting and gathering in the Great Rift Valley, they passed the time by communicating stories and drawing on cave walls. Not only were these the first forms of entertainment, but were also important in passing down history and cultural values. Many other forms of entertainment can be linked to other aspects of history such as sports, politics, theatre, and art....   [tags: Culture, Great Rift Valley]

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Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

- The central theme of Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex is the mortal sins of murder and incest. Mortal sin reappears throughout this tragedy as Oedipus commits crimes within the kingdom of Thebes, in an attempt to prevent the oracle from coming true. In his infancy, Oedipus’s birth parents received an oracle that their son would grow up to kill his own father. This prophecy leads them to abandon their son; however, once Oedipus becomes an adult, he is informed of the oracle and flees Corinth to protect his adopted parents....   [tags: thebes, mother, family]

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Xenia in the Odyssey

- In the times that The Odyssey was first composed, xenia seemed to be a very important concept and way of life for the ancient Greeks. Xenia was an ancient Greek tradition of hospitality which consisted of a host-guest ritual, which followed a series of steps and a permanent, unplanned agreement of friendship between strangers. In the first four books of the The Odyssey, or the Telemachy, xenia is seen to affect how people interact with one another in every situation where people greet one another....   [tags: hospitality, concept, laws, ritual]

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The Iliad, By Homer

- The communist government in China has many of the Chinese citizens convinced that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is not controlling them. Some citizens believe that the CCP are honorable leaders, and the people who revolt against the government are foolish. In reality, the people who revolt are the heroes trying to save their country, and the leaders are corrupt, power-hungry, cruel people. The real hero does not always get the acknowledgement he deserves; sometimes the nemesis is mistakenly believed to be the hero....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Greek mythology, Apollo]

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Comparison of To His Coy Mistress and An Answer to a Love Letter

- Comparison of To His Coy Mistress and An Answer to a Love Letter These two poems are meant to be a love letters written by a man to a lady of higher disposition and an answer to that love letter, written by that lady. The first, written by Marvell is written is telling her 'Carpe Dieum' - or 'Seize the Day' this phrase sums up his poem, as that is what he is telling her to do all the time. This is shown by the way he has structured his piece he starts of explaining what they could do if they had all of the time in the world "We would sit and think which way to Pass our long loves day." This means that they would just spend the whole time talking and planning their life because he says o...   [tags: Love Letters Poetry Poems Essays]

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The Moods and Faces of Love in pre-1914 Poetry

- The Moods and Faces of Love in pre-1914 Poetry There are many facets of love. Illustrate this by discussing the way love is treated in different poems in this selection. There are many facets of love such as lust, jealously and equality. Love is a popular topic for poetry. Margaret Duchess of Newcastle said "O Love thou art tired out with rhyme!" She believes love is a clichéd, worn out with rhyme and poetry but love still has many facets of love to be explored. "To His Coy Mistress" is about superficial love....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Ideas and Images in Four Metaphysical Love Poems

- Comparing Ideas and Images in Four Metaphysical Love Poems “To His Coy Mistress”, “The Fair Singer”, “Picture of Little T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers” by Andrew Marvell and “Sun Rising” by John Donne are all seventeenth century metaphysical love poems. They all contain similar styles and images in which they portray the messages they intend to get across, which give an insight into certain opinions and feelings of men towards women in that era. All these poems talk about the beauty of the woman they are describing....   [tags: Papers]

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Main Functions of the Games in Ancient Rome

- Main Functions of the Games in Ancient Rome The 2 main kinds of games that took place in ancient Rome were those of ludi scaenici (theatre and plays) and those of ludi circenses (sports). This evaluation of Roman games will concentrate on the sports side of Roman entertainment due to their much higher popularity i.e. chariot racing and the gladiators. Chariot racing is one of the oldest spectator sports in Rome dating back to at least 6BC. The races started to celebrate religious festivals, the very first recorded one was the festival of to consus, this festival known as the Consualia was celebrated on the 21st August in Rome, which happened to be the local Derby...   [tags: Papers]

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Motocross Should be Classified as a Sport

- Motocross: Sport or Not Even though some would consider motocross racing a hobby or a game rather then a sport because of their opinions, a person should understand that motocross racing is a sport in today's world because it contains all the elements of the definition of what a sport is and Motocross is a sport due to the fact that it requires an individual to be in top shape, both mentally and physically as defined by the word sport. What exactly determines whether or not an activity is a sport....   [tags: Sports]

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Military Technology's Impact on the Environment

- The evolution of military technology through the more efficient and innovative utilization of natural resources has helped shape the environment in a wide range of areas. Homo sapiens lacking strong jaws, sharp teeth, and cutting claws have employed tools to better conquer the natural environment and vie with each other for scarce resources. These scarce resources such as wood and a myriad of metals have been harnessed to advance military technology. In doing so, military technology’s impact on the environment has steadily increased through time....   [tags: Military Technology]

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The Story of Poseidon

- The Story of Poseidon (Roman - Neptune) Poseidon was the ruler of the sea, and a powerful god in Greek mythology who was often called the "Earth-shaker." His father was the Titan Cronus, who at the time was ruler of the Universe, and his mother was Rhea. Cronus was a paranoid ruler, because it had been prophesized that one of his own sons would dethrone him, just as Cronus had done to his father, Uranus. Thus, Cronus would swallow the children whom Rhea bore him. He figured that it was the safest way to ensure that none of his offspring overthrew him....   [tags: History Greek Gods Mythology Essays]

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Rome Ruled The World

- What Life was Like When Rome Ruled the World This book gave a very interesting perspective of what happened during 100 BC-AD 200. It told about everything that happened from fashion to the struggle for power. This book gave a person, who knew little about the Roman Empire, the opportunity to catch up, and a person, who knew quite a bit, more details. Although this book was just an overview of what happened, it sets up what would later happen over the course of history. While a good learning guide for beginners in Roman history, this book expected people to know some of events before its time period....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Qin ' Dynasty Influence On China

- ... When he died in 210 BC, it only took his son 4 years to lose the entire dynasty to “The Peasant Uprising” led by Chen Sheng and Wu Guang. Shaanxi is a very popular tourist location in the center of China, boasting the attractions such as the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Bell and Drum Tower, and our own monument the Terracotta Warriors. Shaanxi is also considered to be the eastern end of the “Silk Road”, an early trading route used to trade goods between East Asia and Europe. The capital of Shaanxi is Xi’an and this is more specifically where attractions are located....   [tags: Qin Shi Huang, Terracotta Army, Xi'an]

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Roman Entertainment

- Roman Entertainment There were many things the Romans did for entertainment. Even though this entertainment was cruel and brutal it satisfied the Roman's need for excitment and relaxation. In Rome most people loved to watch others suffer and fight to their death. While others loved to go and get a good laugh at the theater or relax and talk about politics at the baths. In the city the state provided most of the entertainment. Outside of the city the people made their own entertainment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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European Romantic Writing

- In the novels of De Stael and Constant, women are used as a foil to their male counterparts. Corrine and Ellenore as the main female characters can be seen to be muses but in different circumstances. Corrine’s portrayal of muse is closer to classical mythology whilst Ellenore’s muse seems to be darker and closer to a femme fatale figure. This can be explored in the descriptions of Corrine and Ellenore, their relations to the male protagonist and the protagonist’s relations with other women. Corrine and Ellenore appear to share similar backgrounds, both have been forced to live away from their home country, lack parental upbringing, desire love and have been seen as unsuitable matches by the...   [tags: Female Characters, Muses, Male Protagonists]

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The Roman Colosseum

- In Rome the buildings were constructed under Roman Empire. The Roman Colosseum was constructed between 69 to 79 CE by the Vespasian emperor, The Circus Maximum was built in the 2nd century B.C by the high emperor, in 31 B.C the fire destroyed it that led Emperor Augustus to rebuild the Circus in 82 AD, Ludus Magnus was a gladiatorial training school in Rome and it was originally built between 81-96AD by Emperor Domitian. The emperor’s theme was large public stone buildings that would bring the people of Rome together and also the emperor was rich and they had manpower....   [tags: vespasian emperor, the pantheon]

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Attila, King Of the Huns

- Attila, King Of Huns The Huns were a nomadic, multiracial and multilingual group of tribes from the European side of the Urals or from Turkic or Asiatic descent. Their warriors would lead the women who made their homes in skin covered chariots. These chariots were overrun with and whatever the warriors would plunder from villages they sacked. They ate raw meat that they made tough by carrying in pouches between their legs or between the flanks of their horses. The weapons that the Huns used were considered outlandish and unsophisticated for their time....   [tags: Nomads, Warrior, Conqueror]

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Emily Dickinson 's The Soul

- ... The soul Dickinson describes in her work is made to symbolize any person. However from reading the poem, the soul might quite possibly represent Dickinson herself. Scholar Barton Levi St. Armand states that “ Dickinson was a soul who carefully selected her own society from her culture, just as from all other souls she “elected” only one.” (St. Armand) St. Armand’s research supports the idea that Dickinson made the decision to isolate herself from the outside world. Therefore the influence of others would not have a major effect in her society....   [tags: Soul, Life, Poetry, Immortality]

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Roman Crime and Punishment

- Roman Crime and Punishment Crime and punishment of the Roman era was nothing like it is today. There was no fines, probation or community service, just torture and execution. If you got caught using slander against an emperor, a likely punishment would be to cut off your tongue so you could never talk again. This strict and barbaric code was used throughout the Roman times and was the basis for many other empires code of laws. The punishments for crimes in the Roman era were carried out quickly and severely with no input from the criminal....   [tags: Papers]

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Use of the Fences Metaphor in Describing Racial Injustice

- Use of the Fences Metaphor in Describing Racial Injustice in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the Song "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", and August Wilson's Fences In today's world it is difficult for young people to get a good handle on the past. This is especially the case when talking about the history of African-Americans in the United States and the "consequences of racial injustice" which they faced. Toni Morrison shares her thoughts on this topic in her novel The Bluest Eye through the use of the metaphor, " the hem of life." This idea of marginalizing African-Americans was used well to describe the hardships of most African-Americans throughout...   [tags: Fences, The Bluest Eye]

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Ancient Olympics

- History of the Ancient Olympic Games The Ancient Greek Olympics were not only sporting events, it was a celebration to honor the great and powerful Zeus. The Ancient Olympics were held every four years at the famous Olympia, a district of Elis, here all free Greek men were allowed to compete. The first record of the Olympic Games was held in 776 B.C. The main sports were the Pentathlon, the Equestrian Events, Pankration, and Boxing. The Pentathlon was the name for the five events in Greek gymnastics: running, jumping, wrestling, discus throwing, and javelin throwing which began with the 18th Olympiad....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Terracotta Army

- Terracotta Army Two centuries before the birth of Christ an army was being formed a beautiful army that would protect the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi in his afterlife. His elaborate mausoleum began in the year he became emperor, in 246BC and continued for 40 years, even after his death. But why terracotta warriors and not human sacrifices as was the 1000 year old tradition. In 678 BC Funeral human sacrifice a practice that was started by Duke Wu took place, which comprised of killing the emperor’s entire court, including his army....   [tags: china, emperor qin shi huangdi]

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The Art of Ancient Rome

- The Art of Ancient Rome The Roman sculptures and architectures were greatly influenced by the Greeks and also some effects by the Etruscans. Romans were influenced mostly by Greek art in many ways. It was because the variety of paintings, sculptures, and the different style of early architectures presented in every period of Roman history. They had pasted and copied many art works from the early Greek to build up their empire. Although the Etruscans had contributed and influenced the Roman in some ways such as educated them to build fortifications, bridges, drainage systems, and aqueducts but their underst6anding on both the art and language is still limited to the Greek....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Love vs. Lust in Andrew Marvell's Poem, To His Coy Mistress

- I know that there is a unique difference between love and lust. In the Andrew Marvell poem “To His Coy Mistress,” I would argue over the issue of love versus lust. In this poem, we are introduced to a man who is infatuated with a young woman and wants to become intimate with her. He tries to pursue this young woman, but the woman is playfully hesitant. The man is trying to explain to the young woman if she keeps being resistant to him, they would never get a chance become intimate. Could it be that the man really does have true love for the young woman....   [tags: Poem Analysis, poetry, poems]

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Qualities of a Hero Illustrated in Homer’s Epic Poem, The Iliad

- The Ancient Greeks idealized and worshiped their heroes, this is portrayed in Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad. To become a hero in ancient Greece, one would have to live and die in pursuit of glory and honor. Both Achilles and Hector seek victory in battle to become the “true hero.” Although both characters possess many hero-like qualities, Hector proved to be the genuine hero. Heroes are viewed differently today as the average person who is admired for courage or outstanding achievements such as firemen and police officers....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Oedipus: Victim of Fate or He Deserves What He Got?

- Fate is the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. It is a very common theme used in literature. We’ve seen examples from stories such as: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Iliad. We’ve been reading Oedipus the King written by Sophocles. My main thesis that I would be talking about is if: Oedipus was actually a victim of fate, or did he deserve what he got. In my opinion, Oedipus does not deserve what he got and is a victim of fate. This is because all his actions were unintentional....   [tags: Oedipus, fate, ]

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The Heroes of the Trojan War: Hector & Achilles

- In the Greek epic, The Iliad, Homer describes the siege and capture of the ancient city of Troy by Achilles and the Achaean warriors. Achilles, being a fearless fighter, defeated many throughout his battles against the Trojan army, including the brave-hearted Hector during the invasion of Troy. Though Achilles has been given the title of the hero of the Trojan War, many historians believe that Hector was a greater hero than Achilles. When comparing the characteristics of an epic hero such as being a national hero and having supernatural abilities, Hector clearly surpasses Achilles....   [tags: Greek Literature]

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Medea - Bitter Fury Run Amuck

- Told from the perspective of an oppressed and scorned woman, Medea tells the tale of bitter fury run amuck. Set in the city-state of Corinth, Greece in 431 B.C. Medea is a Greek tragedy. The story begins with Medea’s nurse bemoaning the day Medea met Jason, starting this tragic chain of events. The Nurse, not only laments the lengths, up to and including murder, that Medea has already went to in her love of Jason, but also the fact that she knows Medea is not going to put up with the treatment she is now receiving....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Washington Memorial and its Reconstruction

- The Washington Monument was built between 1848 and 1884 as a tribute to George Washington's military leadership from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution. Its construction took place in two major phases, 1848-56, and 1876-84--a lack of funds, political turmoil, and uncertainty about the survival of the American Union caused the intermittent hiatus. Plans for a national monument began as early as 1783 when Congress proposed that an equestrian statue of George Washington be erected. Although the Monument was authorized by Congress, little action was taken, even after Major Peter Charles L'Enfant selected its site in his 1791 Federal City plan....   [tags: Monument, Construction]

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The Romans and Greeks: The Olympics

- The Olympics Everyone knows what the Olympics is. It’s probably the one of the most anticipated events on television ever. People gather around their TV, with snacks and drinks. And enjoy the winnings of their country. No one really thinks about where this all started when watching the games. Or how it came to be. People often think the Romans came up with the Olympics. The Romans and Greeks did have similar styles, but the Greeks started it first. They Olympics has come a long way. Dated back to 776 B.C....   [tags: olympia, cheating, supension]

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The Wheel: The Most Important Invention of All Time

- From Ancient Mesopotamia came a revolutionary tool that has crystallized the world into the complex civilization it is today, the wheel. The wheel has commutated the very way we live and think about the world and all credit goes to Ancient Mesopotamia for providing this life changing invention. Wheels are everywhere we look and in places that you wouldn't even think. Wheels are used everyday in some way or another and come in many sizes and innumerable different materials and purposes....   [tags: History, Inventions, Mesopotamia]

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Alexander the Great: The Campaign of Gaugamela

- ... It didn't allow the Macedonians to run out of supplies and the morale kept steadily high while the Persians faced another debacle. It permitted Alexander to have an important tactical advantage over Darius. As Alexander won battle after battle, the army that faced Alexander was even larger than the one at Issus. . (tactics) The army was reinforced by many new components of his army such as the Sodgians, the Bactrian under the command of Bessus, satrap of Bactria, a relative by blood to the Great King (kittle) supported by auxiliaries from the West of India, the steppes' Saca tribe....   [tags: persians, darius empire]

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Horse as a Way of Transportation

- When someone asks you to go somewhere, you may consider multiple ways of doing so. One way that might come to mind is to go by car. It is the most common way of transportation in the world today. Other ways you might consider may include walking, biking, taking a bus, airplane, or even train. One thing that does not occur to people, though, is traveling by horse. Some places in the United States, however, do still use horses in their everyday life. These places may include Amish country and other small, rural, old-fashioned societies....   [tags: amish country, horse, pony express, cars]

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Ancient Egypt

- Ancient Egypt was an absolutely brilliant place despite the blistering climate and all the sand. When someone hears Egypt nine times out of ten they think of pyramids. The pyramids in Egypt are so famous, yet no one knows exactly how one would, or even could construct such a monument. However we have found out what lays inside of some of these gargantuan, monumental structures. Unlike present time where one would get put six feet under the ground with nothing but a casket and a tomb stone; in ancient Egypt pharaohs got high end treatment and was buried carefully and with riches....   [tags: history, egyptology, past civilizations]

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History of Machines and Tools

- Machines date back to the earliest ages, made and improved over the years to help make their lives easier. Machines can be simple but very helpful but some are more complex. Before 1 B.C.E, people were beginning to discover new ideas which started the need for machines to help them carry out the important task such as building, carrying and much more. As time pasted and new brilliant minds and ideas began to soar, machines were a big development throughout time and many became famous for their great inventions of these machines....   [tags: invention, development, technology, tool]

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Machines and Tools throughout History

- Machines date back to the earliest ages, made and improved over the years to help make their lives easier. Machines can be simple but very helpful but some are more complex. Before 1 B.C.E, people were beginning to discover new ideas which started the need for machines to help them carry out the important task such as building, carrying and much more. As time pasted and new brilliant minds and ideas began to soar, machines were a big development throughout time and many became famous for their great inventions of these machines....   [tags: evolution of technology in time]

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The Change of Achilles

- In The Iliad, Achilles faces many decision-making situations. He shows a human side like any other person, but when fate takes over, he goes in a series of changes. The all mighty Achilles turns into a weeping child when his prize is taken away. His long lasting anger against Agamemnon turns into camaraderie after his friend Patroklos is killed and finally his wrath against Hector's body turns into compassion when Priam begs for the body to be returned. Many could argue that when something is taken away from a person, that person will not make a problem, especially when that person is a fearless warrior....   [tags: Greek Literature]

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Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles

- In “Oedipus the King,” an infant’s fate is determined that he will kill his father and marry his mother. To prevent this heartache his parents order a servant to kill the infant. The servant takes pity on the infant and gives him to a fellow shepherd, and the shepherd gives him to a king and queen to raise as their own. The young prince learns of the prophecy and flees from his interim parents because he is afraid that he is going to succeed. The young prince eventually accomplishes his prophecy without even knowing he is doing it....   [tags: Oedipus the King]

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Creative Writing The Fall

- My Dearest Mary Doe, I pray this letter finds you in better health and bliss than I am here in Egypt, for I miss you dearly. Begging on my knees, I apologize profusely for being lax in my writing since you journeyed to Syria, but the past few days have been exceedingly hard and full of grief and personal weakness. In the past as you know, I have always looked forward to completing my training as an Egyptian warrior and first combat. This letter will cover the completion of my training and Captain of the Pharaoh’s army with pomp and the start of my manhood....   [tags: egypt, pharaoh’s army ]

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Horses Have Shaped History

- ... Therefore, horses have greatly shaped history with the extensive use of their skills in battles and wars. Horses have an expansive appearance in art around the world dating back to thousands and thousands of years ago. One of the first attempts of art and visual images were paintings of horses, along with other animals such as bison or caribou, in cave paintings. Cave paintings were simply paintings that were created on the walls of caves (Packer). Other than cave paintings, horses were seen on ceramic bowls or clay pieces that were used for decoration (Horse American)....   [tags: cultures, ancient times]

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Comparison of the Presentation of Seduction in the Poems To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and The Willing Mistress by Aphra Behn

- Comparison of the Presentation of Seduction in the Poems To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and The Willing Mistress by Aphra Behn Both Marvell and Behn wrote during the Renaissance period and had different styles. However, they explored similar themes. In 'To His Coy Mistress', Marvell uses a cleverly structured argument called 'syllogism' to persuade his lover to 'seize the day' and make love before their passion fades. In the first section, Marvell speculates how he would adore his mistress....   [tags: Papers]

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The Theme of Romantic Love in To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

- The Theme of Romantic Love in To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy For this assignment, I have chosen to analyse two contrasting poems. The first poem is "To His Coy Mistress" which was written in1650 by the English poet Andrew Marvell, and it is surprising how modern the subject matter is. This poem uses language to persuade the poet's mistress into shedding her coyness. The second poem, "Valentine" by the contemporary poet Carol Ann Duffy sets out to show how the poet casts aside the traditional artificial values of love, to place instead her own truthful picture of love....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and Sonnet 138 by William Shakespeare

- Comparing To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and Sonnet 138 by William Shakespeare I am comparing 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell (1640) and 'Sonnet 138' by William Shakespeare (1590). The similarities between both poems are that they both use a certain amount of syllables throughout each poem. 'To His Coy Mistress' uses 8 syllables per line, and 'Sonnet 138' uses 10 syllables per line. Another obvious similarity is that they both end with a couplet. They both also tell a story....   [tags: Papers]

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Compare the way in which these poets convey their attitudes to love

- Compare the way in which these poets convey their attitudes to love and relationships. How is this affected by the era in which they lived. The two poems I am comparing are 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell. Coy can be translated into modern language as Shy. The whole poem is persuasive and is trying to get the lady to sleep with him, but because she is shy she wont. Marvell lived in the 17th century from 1621-1678. The poem in contrast is 'Sonnet 116' by William Shakespeare who also wrote this poem in the 17th century and he lived from 1564-1616....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Funeral Games of Patroklos in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

- The Funeral Games of Patroklos in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey        Coming towards the end of a war which has consumed an entire decade and laid waste the lives of many, the Greek warriors in Troy choose to take the time and energy to hold funeral games.  This sequence of events leaves the reader feeling confused because it's not something one would expect and seems highly out of place.  Throughout the epic Homer tries to describe what it is to be mortal and often contrasts it with what it means to be immortal.  Homer uses the funeral games of Patroklos to show crucial differences about the lives of mortals and the lives of gods....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparison of To His Coy Mistress and The Ruined Maid

- Comparison of To His Coy Mistress and The Ruined Maid 'To His Coy Mistress' is written by Andrew Marvell in the 17th Century. Marvell was one of the so-called metaphysical poets - a term of mild literary abuse coined by Dr. Johnson. 'The Ruined Maid' was written by Thomas Hardy in 1866. It is important to analyse the theme, language, tone, characters and style of both poems in order to compare and contrast them. 'To His Coy Mistress' is a lyric of seduction. It is about a young man who tries to persuade a young girl to have sex with him....   [tags: Andrew Marvell Thomas Hardy Poems Essays]

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To His Coy Mistress Essay: Imagery, Symbolism, and Descriptions

- Imagery, Symbolism, and Descriptions in To His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell in his poem describes a young man convincing his fair mistress to release herself to living in the here and now.  He does this by splitting the poem up into three radically different stanzas.  The first takes ample time to describe great feelings of love for a young lady, and how he wishes he could show it.  The idea of time is developed early but not fully.  The second stanza is then used to show how time is rapidly progressing in ways such as the fading of beauty and death.  The third stanza presses the question to the young mistress; will she give herself to the young man and to life?  Although each st...   [tags: Andrew Marvell Poem]

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Anaylsis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

- This poem has been written in the form of a request to the poet's coy (or shy) mistress, the grant his desire for them to make love. He argues that for to delay makes no sense because 'at my back I always hear/time's winged chariot hurrying along near'. Much of his argument is made through a series of hyperbole (h-p rb-l) A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton. Here he is describing how slow they could move to consummate their love if there were no pressure of time....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell]

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Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

- Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Andrew Marvell's elaborate sixteenth century carpe diem poem, 'To His Coy Mistress', not only speaks to his coy mistress, but also to the reader. Marvell's suggests to his coy mistress that time is inevitably rapidly progressing and for this he wishes for her to reciprocate his desires and to initiate a sexual relationship. Marvell simultaneously suggests to the reader that he or she should act upon their desires as well, to hesitate no longer and seize the moment before time, and ultimately life, expires....   [tags: Papers Coy Mistress Marvell Essays]

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William Blake: Holding Up A Mirror To Society

- We turn to literature and to art to help us define our world. Great literature and great art live beyond their own day because they answer not only the need and impulse of the days in which they were crafted, but because they continue to speak to a modern audience--perhaps in a different register or tone, but continuing to address a vital human need, filling an emotional void or addressing an inherent aesthetic. Being removed from the time in which a particular work was created presents a multitude of difficulties....   [tags: The Prophet William Blake 2014]

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Ovid's Metamorphoses: An Example of Chaos Versus Order

- Ovid's Metamorphoses: An Example of Chaos Versus Order Ovid's Metamorphoses is an example of chaos versus order. I think that is what makes it hard to follow. There is just so much chaos moving from one book to another with barely a transition. I think what the anti-epic is trying to show is that everyone has flaws. In the beginning of time a flood changed the earth. The earth was made pure and two by two it began to prosper and grow again. This was chaos followed by order. The poem continues with Cupid being angry with Apollo and shooting him with his arrow....   [tags: Ovid Metamorphoses Essays]

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Analyzing To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

- Analyzing To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell To His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime. We would sit down and think which way To walk and pass our long love's day. Thou by the Indian Ganges' side Shouldst rubies find: I by the tide Of Humber would complain. I would Love you ten years before the Flood, And you should, if you please, refuse Till the conversion of the Jews. My vegetable love should grow Vaster than empires, and more slow; An hundred years should go to praise Thine eyes and on thy forehead gaze; Two hundred to adore each breast; But thirty thousand to the rest...   [tags: Papers]

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How Do The Attitudes To Love E

- How Do The Attitudes To Love Expressed In The Following Poems Differ From One Another. The following three poems &#8220;To His Coy Mistress';, by Marvell, &#8220;The Good Morrow';, by Donne, and &#8220;Sonnet 116';, by Shakespeare all tackle the theme of love. Although they are all written about the same subject, they show remarkably different approaches. Two are written from the narrator to his lover to persuade her into commitment into a sexual or loving relationship. The third gives a neutral definition of true love....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Regnault's Automedon with the Horses of Achilles

- Regnault's Automedon with the Horses of Achilles      Henri Regnault's Automedon with the Horses of Achilles looms large in the East wing of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. The painting is over ten feet by ten feet in area and is truly spectacular. It is impossible to miss this massive work of art when walking through the hall. The painting is encased by a beautiful wooden frame and hangs in between many other outstanding paintings. This paper will cover a description of the painting, the meaning of the painting, and the background of how the painting was brought to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston....   [tags: Painting Art Review Essays Papers]

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The Use of Illegal Drugs in Sports

- The Use of Illegal Drugs in Sports “He’s at the 40, the 30, the 20, the 10, the 5, TOUCHDOWN!!” Can you imagine the joy of having 100,000 people chanting your name and cheering as loud as they could just for you. Now try imagine having all of that, then having it taken away because you tested positive for illegal drugs. This is the harsh reality for several professional athletes. They get a small taste of greatness but instead of working harder they take a drug and immediately notice improvement....   [tags: Papers]

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City of Jericho in the Old Testament

- Jericho Jericho is often referred to as the oldest city on earth, with a history of over ten thousand years. This ancient city is located in the region of Canaan at the lower end of the Jordan valley about eight miles north of the Dead (Salt) Sea. It lies 840 feet below sea level making it the lowest city in the world. Hunters were attracted to this location because of the abundant water sources nearby. Aqueducts and other irrigation systems were built early on, making the city an agricultural center....   [tags: Religion]

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Culture of India

- It is not surprising that thinkers as diverse as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mahatma Gandhi have found inspiration in The Bhagavad Gita, the great HINDU religious poem. At first glance, this statement must seem odd to you: after all, The Bhagavad Gita describes a momentary surcease in a vast battle in which brothers fight brothers in bloody, historical technicolor. The principal character, Arjuna, sits in a chariot in the midst of the mass of soldiers who wait -- surprisingly patiently -- as Arjuna looks into his conscience and questions his divine charioteer, Krishna....   [tags: Ancient World Culture]

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Ancient Rome's Animal Cruelty for Entertainment

- “The Romans are often characterized as loving violent and cruel entertainment in the amphitheatre. It has been suggested that the games served the dual purpose of providing entertainment for the people and maintaining the political status quo.” In today’s society, the killing of humans and animals usually means a jail term, and seeing someone die is not something people go and see for fun. Violence was glorified in Rome hundreds of years ago. All the crimes they committed were condoned, accepted and glorified....   [tags: essays research papers]

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marriage and funeral in ancient greece

- Marriage and Funeral in Classical Athens Marriage in Classical Athens was inevitable. It was a part of life. Everyone had to get married, just as everyone had to someday face death. Although most people would not see a connection between marriage and death, the Greeks did. Both define an irreversible physical change—the loss of virginity and the loss of life. This idea of loss, rebirth, and renewal are present in both wedding and funeral. This is evident in the way wedding and funeral ceremonies complement each other in character and content....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress

- Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell writes an elaborate poem that not only speaks to his coy mistress but also to the reader. He suggests to his coy mistress that time is inevitably ticking and that he (the speaker) wishes for her to act upon his wish and have a sexual relationship. Marvell simultaneously suggest to the reader that he/she must act upon their desires, to hesitate no longer and ³seize the moment?before time expires. Marvell uses a dramatic sense of imagery and exaggeration in order to relay his message to the reader and to his coy mistress....   [tags: Poem Poet Coy Mistress Marvell Essays]

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Weapons & Tools Depcited in Art

- Tools and Weapons in Art Since the dawn of mankind, humans have crafted tools to assist them in their daily lives. From the first rock thrown in anger, to the first tree branch used to dig, society’s relationship to tools and weapons has been represented in all of the visual arts. Throughout our textbook I have interpreted the recurring theme of tools and weapons in the arts. From the opening chapter we examine “Perseus Holding the Head of Medusa” Fig. 0.1 (Sporre 12). His relationship with his weapon appears both proud and protective as he positions his sword away from his body opposite it’s target – the head of Medusa....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Love Over the Centuries in Writing

- Love Over the Centuries in Writing Compare the different ways and forms in which poets have written about love over the centuries. Love is a universal theme throughout literature from past to modern day. Love has evolved over the centuries, in the way people feel it and show it and so has the way poets have written about love. Over centuries history has changed the values of love and what it is from the French Revolution to the First World War. Always love is an important theme in society therefore in literature....   [tags: Poetry Poets Writing Love Literature Essays]

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Were Romans Obsessed with Violence?

- Were Romans Obsessed with Violence. In many modern books written about Ancient Rome and her people, the Romans are often portrayed as brutal and unforgiving people who enjoyed violence and thought it amusing to see people being injured and killed to the point of obsession. It is my aim to establish whether this classification is justified or if it is simply an exaggeration of what a small group of people enjoyed. While it is known that in Rome there were gladiatorial fights, public beatings and the keeping of slaves was legal (and common), it is also important to understand just exactly how advanced the Romans were....   [tags: Ancient Rome Roman History]

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The Empress Theodora and Justinian

- The Empress Theodora and Justinian The birth of an eastern circus woman attracted no attention at all in mid-millennium year 500. No one could ever imagine that this baby would grow up to be one of the most remarkable women in history of the World. She was the daughter of the bear keeper, a public performer,wife of Justinian, Empress of the Byzantine Empire and a natural beauty whose name became the one name in the voluminous annals of the Byzantine empire known to almost everyone; Theodora. Once the former show girl settled down to respectable married life, she touched every branch of life in the Empire....   [tags: World History]

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