Chariot Essays

  • The World of Chariots

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    The World of Chariots Chariot Racing, popular public game in the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome, in which horses pulled a two-wheeled chariot, or small cart, driven by a charioteer. Often the chariot driver stood in the chariot, rather than sitting. A chariot driver cracks his whip to encourage his horses. Chariot racing was a popular pastime in ancient Greece and Rome and was recorded as an event in the ancient Olympic Games. At the ancient Olympic Games, which began in 776 bc, the

  • Marriott Corporation and Project Chariot

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    Marriott Corporation and Project Chariot The Marriott Corporation (MC), had seen a long, successful reign in the hospitality industry until the late 1980s. An economic downturn and the 1990 real estate crash resulted in MC owning newly developed hotel properties with no potential buyers in sight and a mound of debt. During the late 1980s, MC had promised in their annual reports to sell off some of their hotel properties and reduce their burden of debt. However, the company made little progress

  • The Importance of Chariot Racing for the Romans

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    The Importance of Chariot Racing for the Romans Racing has been a pastime for humans ever since we were able to tame animals and since we have had the technology to allowed us. There are so many forms of racing in the world today that have been shaped through hundreds and thousands of years. What is it that attracts us to racing? Is it the speed, potential crashes or even just the atmosphere? To answer this question many things have to be considered. To start with lets look at the start

  • A Chariot Racing Day in the Roman Times

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    A Chariot Racing Day in the Roman Times The Circus Maximus was the oldest and the largest of all the circuses where chariot races took place holding up to 250, 000 spectators. It was traditionally founded in the sixth century BC by Tarquinius Priscus, the fifth king of Rome. In 329 BC, permanent starting gates were constructed and, in 174 BC, that they were rebuilt and seven large wooden eggs were set up to indicate the completion of each lap. The track was originally formed by the low ground

  • The Universal Soul in The Parable of the Chariot, Katha Upanishad 3.3-3.12

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    The Universal Soul in The Parable of the Chariot, Katha Upanishad 3.3-3.12 The word “Atman” is translated into English as “soul” or “self.” Yet Atman in Hinduism has a much richer meaning than our standard western concept of soul. For example, Atman is understood as divine and equivalent to Brahman, the ultimate reality. Each person’s Atman is the same, and each is identical with Brahman. Therefore Atman could also be translated, “Universal Soul,” “Eternal Soul,” or “All-Soul.” The Katha Upanishad

  • Why Were the Roman Chariots Made?

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    pranced in excitement, the chariot drivers holding the beasts back with everything they had. Knowing that every minute more they could wait would be another minute they lived before the death that may come in a matter of moments. For chariot races were deadly and some of these chariot drivers may not return to the stable of the Circus Maximus. These chariots were made to be very light weighted so the horse carrying it would be able to run twice as fast. With the chariots being light weighted and not

  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot Analysis

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    History behind the appropriation of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” “Swing Low, Sweet chariot,” is an American Negro Spiritual originally sung by black slaves during their time working of the fields. Although performers in the 20th century acknowledged the historic significance of this piece, it has also been used as an instrument of cultural appropriation by white Americans and Europeans. The meaning of this song radiates in the words and exposes its purpose to those who study the music of slaves and

  • The Egyptian Chariot

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    Summary Egypt begins new type of warfare on the backs of chariots. Using the chariot, the Egyptians are able to drive out the foreign occupiers (Hyksos) from their lands. In an attempt to replicate these impressive war machines, a team of experts goes to Cairo to attempt to assemble an Egyptian chariot within an 8-week timeframe. To bend the wood into the parts needed to build the chariot they find a shop in the suburbs that can bend wood using steam, which saturates the wood enough to allow it to

  • Ramses

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    inherited the throne at age 24 when his father died. Even before he became Pharaoh, the young prince was known as a courageous warrior. At 22, he was sent to quell a minor revolt in Nubia. He brought along two little sons, and they took part in a chariot charge, according to a scene depicted in a carved relief on the walls of the Beit El-Wali Temple south of Aswan. After his ascent to the throne, the kingdom prospered and the young Pharaoh poured his energies and national treasures into building

  • The Chakras

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    by the Indo-European invaders of India, known as the Aryans. The Aryans were said to have entered India on chariots, and the original meaning of the word chakra as "wheel" refers to the chariot wheels of the invading Aryans. (The correct spelling is cakra, though pronounced with a ch as in church.) The word was also a metaphor for the sun, which "traverses the world like the triumphant chariot of a cakravartin." (ruler) and denotes the eternal cycle of time called the kalacakra, or wheel of time. In

  • Escape from the Red Sea

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    dry ground. 17Then I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and so I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army, his chariots, and his chariot drivers. 18And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gained glory for myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his chariot drivers.’ 19The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and took its place

  • Sports them and Now: Roman times

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    stadiums with a large audience. Roman games consisted of chariot races, which were the most popular, gladitorial games, bull baiting, bear baiting, and periodically feeding criminals and christians to lyons. In modern times most professional sports are team activities and focus on specialization of skills, feats of agility, strength, speed and the like. As Roman sports focused on war-like abilities or spectacles such as combat, chariot races, and animal fights. Many of the spectecles in Roman

  • Man Pointing by Alberto Giacometti

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    pieces of artwork, helping to carve his reputation as a superb sculptor. This piece was finished almost over-night in 1947. During the postwar period, this and many other pieces of his work such as "L'homme qui Marche"(The Man who Walks) and The Chariot gained popularity because his personal style reflected "Existentialism," which at that time struck a chord with the current philosophic views that were fashionable within society. Similar to several o...

  • First Date in A Bad Restaurant

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    fact that I should have worn the blue shirt, my hair looks horrible, and oh God everyone is watching me. I tried to hide the sheer gut-retching fear that was boiling in my stomach. I had to do this. I was in too deep to turn and run now. My sweet chariot of the night was a 1988 van. Rust covered the bumper and half of the door. The color of had once been maroon, however had now faded to a slight orange color. Alternative rock boomed from the less then quality speakers. There were at least 6 people

  • Formalistic Approach To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

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    The formalistic approach to an open text allows the reader to devour the poem or story and break down all the characteristics that make it unique. The reader is able to hear the text rather than read it, and can eventually derive a general understanding or gist of the text. "According to the Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature "when all the words, phrases, metaphors, images, and symbols are examined in terms of each other and of the whole, any literary text worth our efforts will display

  • Essay on the Gods in Euripides' Medea

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    prays to gods, especially Zeus, father of all gods, to punish Medea for her crimes. From the context of the quote, the chorus is addressing the audience about the unexpected and unbelievable end of the play. Medea then gets away to Athens with a chariot lent to her by Helios, the sun god and her grandfather. Euripides always uses this kind of conclusion to end most of his works. Euripides suggests that the general theme of the quote is gods are not like what we think they are supposed to be. In

  • Poseidon

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    include: dolphins, tridents, and three-pronged fish spears. Poseidon was relied upon by sailors for a safe voyage on the sea. Many men drowned horses in sacrifice of his honor. He lived on the ocean floor in a palace made of coral and gems, and drove a chariot pulled by horses. However, Poseidon was a very moody divinity, and his temperament could sometimes result in violence. When he was in a good mood, Poseidon created new lands in the water and a calm sea. In contrast, when he was in a bad mood, Poseidon

  • Regnault's Automedon with the Horses of Achilles

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    horses. Full of youthful fire and passion, this mammoth painting was painted while Regnault, the son of the director of the Sevres porcelain manufactory, was a student in Rome. Derived from Homer's epic, the Iliad, the painting depicts Automedon, chariot driver for Achilles, struggling to control Xanthos and Balios, the horses that will carry the Greek hero into his final, fatal battle. Exhibited around the United States in the 1870s and 1880s, the painting was called ?highly seasoned and unhealthful

  • A Father's Phaethon: The Legend Of The Father

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    Morris Bishop’s poem has elaborately depicted a classical greek legend with a unique approach. The legend itself briefly describes the perishment of Phaethon, who insisted to ride his father, Apollo’s chariot although Apollo have discouraged him to do so. Likewise, the poem introduces a father who used the legend of Phaethon to deter his teenaged son from driving “the car”. By clearly implementing a sarcastic humour and tone through the impressive imagery, and the upbeat rhyme, rhythm, the poem addresses

  • Atlantis

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    the brothers with the eldest, Atlas, first King of Atlantis, being given control over the central hill and surrounding areas. At the top of the central hill, a temple was built to honor Poseidon that housed a giant gold statue of Poseidon riding a chariot pulled by winged horses. It was here that the rulers of Atlantis would come to discuss laws, pass judgments, and pay tribute to Poseidon. To facilitate travel and trade, a water canal was cut through of the rings of land and water running south for