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    The Serpent-Vampire in Keats' Lamia

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    the "loathly lady," who has knowledge the hero needs (like the old woman in the Wife of Bath's Tale) or who can be seen sometimes to resemble the female monster in all her ugliness (like Duessa in The Fairy Queene). 4. F.C. Conybeare, trans., Philostratus: The Life of Apollonius of Tyana (Cambridge: Harvard U. P., 196

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    Summary and Analysis of The Knight's Tale The Knight's Tale, Part I: The Knight begins his tale with the story of a prince named Theseus who married Hippolyta, the queen of Scythia, and brought her and her sister, Emelye, back to Athens with him after conquering her kingdom of Amazons. When Theseus returned home victorious, he became aware that there was a company of women clad in black who knelt at the side of the highway, shrieking. The oldest of the women asked Theseus for pity. She told

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    Synthesis Essay On Racism

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    predominant mode of production, the political concern of the Patel 2 slaveholding class or the psycholog... ... middle of paper ... ...In regard to ideals of beauty, he notes that Herodotus called Ethiopians the most handsome people on earth; Philostratus spoke of charming Ethiopians with their strange color; Pseudo-Callisthenes held the black Queen of Meroe to be of wondrous beauty; and the poet Martial, pursued by a woman whiter than snow, wanted a “super-black” woman. Snowden goes as far as to

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    Medieval Enamelling Techniques and Artists

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    were made. Enamel has been in use since Mycenean metalworkers first decorated gold beads, around 1450 BC. The Celts were arguably the next to develop enamel techniques as they had been using enamel long before the expansion of the Roman Empire. Philostratus a Greek philosopher first referred to enamelling in the year 200 AD, "These colors, they say, the barbarians of the [Atlantic] Ocean spread on hot bronze; they take on body, become solid and preserve what has been depicted" (Icones, I, xxxviii)

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    Gorgias: The Father of Sophistry

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    Gorgias, was a Greek sophist, Sicilian philosopher, orator, and rhetorician. He is known as the first and original Nihilist, famously saying, “Nothing exists. If anything did exist it could not be known. If it was known, the knowledge of it would be incommunicable” (Gorgias), for this reason he earned the nickname, “The Nihilist.” He is known as the father of sophistry. According to The Encyclopedia of Philosophy contributor, Francis Higgins, sophistry is, “a movement of philosophy that emphasizes

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    Roman Grand Strategy in the Mid 4th Century

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    Print. Libanius. Autobiography and Selected Letters. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1992. Print. Luttwak, Edward. The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: from the First Century A.D. to the Third. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1979. Print. Philostratus, Eunapius, Wilmer Cave France. Wright, and Eunapius. The Lives of the Sophists. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1989. Print. Zonaras, Joannes, Thomas Banchich, and Eugene Lane. The History of Zonaras: from Alexander Severus to the Death of Theodosius

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