Alexandria Essays

  • Library of Alexandria

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    HOW WAS THE GREAT LIBRAY OF ALEXANDRIA ORGANIZED AND OPERATED? WHO OR WHAT CAUSED ITS DESTRUCTION? For the extra credit assignment I have decided to compose as essay describing the great library of Alexandria. The library itself is wrapped up in a great mystery that has had many historians and archeologists heavily interested in its existence for many years. It has been recorded that the library of Alexandria held many thousands, if not millions, of books, volumes and other documents. The library

  • Hypatia of Alexandria

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    Hypatia of Alexandria was born in 370 A.D. (although some discrepancies show that she may have actually been born around 355 A.D.). What little is known of her life has come from letters and correspondences, since all of her work had been burned shortly after her death. Her father was Theon, a well-known mathematician and philosopher. It is argued that he may be one of the most educated men to come out of Alexandria. he raised Hypatia in an environment of culture and learning. He wanted to raise

  • Hypatia of Alexandria

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    Hypatia of Alexandria Hypatia was born in 370 A.D. in Alexandria, Egypt. From that day on her life was one enriched with a passion for knowledge. Theon, Hypatia’s father whom himself was a mathematician, raised Hypatia in an environment of thought. Both of them formed a strong bond as he taught her his own knowledge and shared his passion in the search of answers to the unknown. Under her fathers discipline he developed a physical routine for her to ensure a healthy body as well as a highly functional

  • School Of Alexandria Research Paper

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    Contribution of School of Alexandria: Alexandria is one of the greatest cities in Egypt. The Hebrew bible was translated into Greek Septuagint here. The Pantaenus was the first teacher of this school. Clement of Alexandria (A.D. 155-215) and Origen (A.D. 185-254) was the outstanding member of this school. In Alexandria, there was a group of scholars trying to make the Christian faith meaningful in the intellectual setting of Alexandria, where the Scriptures were attacked as immoral, trivial, and

  • Ptolemy of Alexandria, the Influential Astronomer

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    Ptolemy of Alexandria, the Influential Astronomer Ptolemy of Alexandria was the most influential astronomer of the ancient world. The books and theories Ptolemy developed served as a major basis for future astronomers. It was during the Renaissance period that his work became thoroughly studied and revised. Ptolemy collected all ancient knowledge of astronomy and geography including it in his book Almagest around 140 A.D. It follows, he then wrote a four volume astrological study

  • Remember The Titans: Alexandria High School Football Team

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    irrelevant and the team goes on to a perfect season. The concepts and theories of organizational behaviour appear in Remember the Titans frequently. In this case our organization is the Alexandria High school football team which is a team that plays a big role and has a lot of influence in the community of Alexandria. The leaders of our organization are Coach Boone and Yoast as well as a few players the team. One being Gary who is the white team captain who holds a lot of power over the white group

  • Pollution In Alexandria

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    I live in Alexandria, Virginia that was established in 1749. Today, Alexandria has become a major urban city. Alexandria has been recognized for a culturally diverse community. According to the 2000 Census, over half (53%) of the City is white. Twenty-two percent of the population is African American and fifteen percent is Hispanic. Six percent of the population is Asian, while four percent are of other races. ( In order to identify the major

  • Athanasius of Alexandria

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    Alexander of Alexandria. Three years following the Council, Alexander was sick and it would be the year 328 when he would die. It is said that, shortly before he died, Alexander asked for his younger friend, probably in order to indicate that he wished him to be the next bishop of Alexandria.2 Meanwhile, Athanasius had fled into desert hiding not wanting to be made bishop of Alexandria. Finally, after Alexander had been dead for several weeks, Athanasius was made bishop over Alexandria. It is noted

  • Cyril of Alexandria

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    perfect, sinless, unable to suffer, become sinful, corruptible flesh, and suffer ultimate punishment for the sins of man? This is the same question that puzzled many early church fathers, and the one that most potently effected Cyril, bishop of Alexandria. It led to intense church controversy, leaving Cyril a legacy and a reputation still impressed upon him today, and leaving another church leader disgraced in the depths of heresy. But before studying Cyril’s main theological conflict, one must first

  • Clement of Alexandria

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    still held by the church today. Clement of Alexandria was born circa 150 A.D. in Athens, Greece. Not many details or specifics are known about his life other than his influence on the early Christian church. Most of the information we do know came from his own writings or those of Eusebius. “Clement studied first in Athens and then traveled to Italy, Syria and Palestine to seek further instruction.” (Marcovich, 1995) Eventually he made his way to Alexandria where he led the famous catechetical school

  • A Conflict of Duties: Antony’s Agony

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    most powerful and feared of the three triumvirates, over- shadowing the popularity of his fellow commanders, Octavius Caesar and Lepidus. His status as a solid leader changed after his first encounter with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt and ruler of Alexandria. The encounter started out as a political alliance between him and Cleopatra, but quickly resulted in a historical love affair with the Queen and the exotic world that was opposite from the rigidity of Roman culture and code of behavior. Cleopatra

  • The Rosetta Stone

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    Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt with an army of 38,000 soldiers. Egyptians wrote on stones called slabs. In 1802, the Rosetta stone was shipped to England. On august 1st the British army caught the French fleet off guard and completely destroyed Alexandria. After almost one hundred years of deciphering the Rosetta stones hieroglyphics were translated in 1850. The Rosetta stone has three different scripts. People who could write in ancient times were called scribes. Scribes wrote on paper called

  • Hypatia

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    Hypatia was born in Alexandria, Egypt in the year 370 A.D. She was the daughter of a mathematician Theon. At the time of Hypatia's birth, he was a professor of mathematics at the University of Alexandria. He then became solely dedicated to producing the perfect human being. He taught Hypatia as much of his own knowledge of mathematics as possible. Theon also strived to have Hypatia be completely well-rounded by keeping her on a strict diet and exercise routine. She would row, swim, ride horses

  • Hypatia As Depicted In The Film 'Agora'

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    Alexandria, a booming city of Greek culture, was a city built on the philosophies of Aristotle. Ancient Greece was actually a democratic society. But with the rise of Christianity, living and believing however you wanted was a freedom that would soon be challenged on every level, politically and personally in Alexandria. The rising spread of Christianity during this part of history threatened the power structure of the leaders of the time. In the film Agora, the story of Hypatia brings to life the

  • Euclid

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    EUCLID: The Man Who Created a Math Class Euclid of Alexandria was born in about 325 BC. He is the most prominent mathematician of antiquity best known for his dissertation on mathematics. He was able to create “The Elements” which included the composition of many other famous mathematicians together. He began exploring math because he felt that he needed to compile certain things and fix certain postulates and theorems. His book included, many of Eudoxus’ theorems, he perfected many of Theaetetus's

  • The Contribution Archaeological or Written Evidence Have Made to Our Understanding of the Harbour’s Significance in Alexandrian Life and Society

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    the Harbour’s impact within Alexandrian society. The ancient city of Alexandria quickly became a booming metropolis equal in size to such great cities as Rome and Athens. Perhaps the main stimulant of this intense and rapid growth was the Great Harbour that serviced the city. Archaeological excavations and written commentaries have indeed, aided in confirming the existence of Alexandria. The cosmopolitan seaport of Alexandria has accommodated two primary harbours since the 4th century AD, the

  • Cleopatra Pharaohs

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    years of her reign, she united the country of Egypt in many different ways. She pieced together the once torn kingdom and also bettered the economy. Egypt was introduced to Greek methods in 331 BCE when Alexander the Great founded the city of Alexandria. The country of Egypt was left in the hands of Ptolemy when Alexander died. This was the beginning of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, the divided kingdom between Greek and Egyptian ideology. In the duration of the first three pharaohs, this was known as

  • Reflection Of Remember The Titans

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    Remember The Titans Remember The Titans is based on a true story. The movie takes place in Alexandria, Virginia in the years 1971-1981. Sheryl, Coach Yoast’s daughter, is the one who tells the story of the Titans. The movie starts off in a cemetery where Sheryl tells the story about the Titans and their journey. Football is the way of life for the boys in Virginia. This time in history, the T.C. Williams High School is the first school for integration of African Americans and Caucasians. Coach

  • Caesar and Cleopatra

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    brother/husband fighting over sole rule of the throne. Caesar helps Cleopatra earn her title and teaches her how to become a great ruler. This movie’s portrayal of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra is historically accurate. For example, Julius Caesar visits Alexandria, he finds himself in the middle of the dispute between Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy XIII, portrayed by Anthony Harvey. After the death of Ptolemy XII Auletes, Cleopatra is forced by ancient Egyptian custom to marry her brother Ptolemy XIII

  • Apollonius Of Perga

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    titles and a general indication of their contents were passed on by later writers, especially Pappus of Alexandria. As a youth Apollonius studied in Alexandria ( under the pupils of Euclid, according to Pappus ) and subsequently taught at the university there. He visited Pergamum, capital of a Hellenistic kingdom in western Anatolia, where a university and library similar to those in Alexandria had recently been built. While at Pergamum he met Eudemus and Attaluus, and he wrote the first edition