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    Marcus Aurelius

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    birth to be a great ruler like his father. At age eleven, he dedicated himself to religion, although he considered philosophy to be the "true, inward" religion, one which did not require ceremonies necessary in others. He was appointed by Emperor Hadrian to priesthood in 129. The Emperor also supervised his education, which was with the best professors of literature and philosophy of the time. From his early twenties, he deserted his other studies for philosophy. In 161, Marcus Aurelius ascended the

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    officials who felt threatened by his influence over the young. Consider also the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (the guy Richard Harris played in the movie Gladiator). As a young man, Aurelius was so motivated by his love of truth (the Emperor Hadrian nicknamed him “Verissimus”) that he turned from studying rhetoric to philosophy. Conscientious to his subjects and magnanimous to his enemies, Aurelius sold off personal items rather than raise taxes to fund the imperial expansion into Eastern Europe

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    Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome In Anthony Everitt’s book Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome, Everitt presents an informative biography of who is known to be one of the most successful rulers of Rome. He opens immediately with Hadrian’s early struggles including the loss of his father and having to find another powerful male figure to guide him as he grows. Hadrian’s mother took care of one of his struggles and found a teacher that would help him grow and act as his higher male figure. Hadrian grew

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    The Arab-Israeli Conflict The Arab-Israeli conflict is one of the most prolonged and bloody conflicts in not only modern history, but in the ancient world as well. The roots of the conflict, as well as the arguments on both sides, are as diversified and complicated as the conflict itself. The Israelites started to conquer and settle the “land of Canaan,” which is present day Israel, in 1250 B.C.. King Solomon ruled the Israelites and the land of Israel from 961-922 B.C.. Following his reign

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    Roman Architecture

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    most notable in the ruins of the Great Canopus and Serapeum of Emperor Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, Italy. With inspirations from the East and Contemporary Rome, Hadrian was able to combine his own knowledge and interest in innovative design to create the most fabulous example of residential architecture that has, arguably, ever existed. Hadrian was an avid traveller who spent a great deal of his time in the East and in numerous Roman settlements due to military conquests that he embarked on, prior to

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    Roman Emperors

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    righteousness and generous actions. However, when speaking of a good emperor in the Roman Empire, one must also realize that goodness must also relate to how that emperor made the empire better. The five so-called good emperors were Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius. How were they good? Trajan was the best emperor because he was able to have not only a great relationship with the Roman Senate and people, but also because he was able to make the empire greater, whereas the

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    and he starts to have a taste for it. ... ... middle of paper ... ...s happening. He sees the people cursing him and throwing rocks at him. A man walking through the crowd keeps looking at him, slightly smiling. It is Hadrian who just came out of the castle. Hadrian jumps over a chariot and calms the people. He stares at Nero, than after a moment of silence points at him screaming that he is the killer arousing the crowd's rage against Nero. He orders them to demand his execution, smiles

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    As one reflects back on history Rome is an empire that stands out for its greatness, however many question on how and what caused them to have this greatness, was it the leaders, its location on earth, its military or was it the ability to change. It could be assumed that is the leadership that passed through Roman history that made it great but a greater question is are these leaders great through pedigree and lineage or was it by accountability. Rome was a land that started with kings moved to

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    Compare Happiness and Life Between D. H. Lawrence's You Touched Me and Friedrich Nietzche's The Use and Abuse of History Taken From The Twilight Of the Idols INTRODUCTION In this paper, I won't stick to only one topic. I will compare different topics, such as happiness and life between two romantic writers, D. H. Lawrence and Friedrich Nietzsche from D. H. Lawrence's You touched me and Friedrich Nietzche's The use and abuse of history taken from The twilight of the Idols. I will start

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    pantheon. No one knows who built the pantheon, however, there is a clear association with Hadrian who "stands in relation to it as Justinian to the Hagia Sophia or Louis XIV to Versailles" (Macdonald, 2002, pg. 12). Hadrian was born in 76 A.D in Spain , part of roman empire, to a royal family. He worked in the military government and became emperor after the emperor Trajan died in 117 A.D (Macdonald, 2002, pg. 12). Hadrian was well-rounded, intelligent, kind, deceiving, and was knowledgeable in architecture

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