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History: Ancient essays / Virgil At Odds
While on the surface the Aeneid could be seen as a Roman epic meant to glorify Rome and rival those of the ancient Greeks, the author was engaged in a struggle. Virgil had to satisfy the cultural demands of his work, the political demands of his time, and his own personal demands as an artist. In tackling his problem, Virgil is revealed to be slightly reluctant of embracing fully the ...
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History: Ancient essays / Daily Life In Fifth Century Greece
Daily Life in Fifth Century Greece By Claire Bolto The daily existence of ancient civilisations has been a source of fascination for both historians and archaeologists over the centuries. An abundance of information relating to eating and drinking, clothing, childhood, cosmetics and jewellery survives in the ancient official documents, biographies and plays which have remained in tact. ...
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History: Ancient essays / Solomon's Temple
Solomon's temple was constructed around 966 BC, at Mount Moria, out of the finest wood and metals. The temple remained there for almost four hundred years when it was destroyed by the army of Nabuchodonozor in 586 BC. In Hebrew, it is called Bet Yehovah, meaning "house of Jehovah", the New Testament calls it oikos, meaning "the house", and in Latin it was called cella, meaning "the most...
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History: Ancient essays / Alexander The Great
The great king s life! July 356b.c., Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon was born in Pella, Macedonia. His father was king Philip II and his mother was Olympias. When Alexander was about five or six,he met Persian envoys when Philip was doing something else and he impressed them more than what Philip would have . Olympia and Philip started Alexander s education. His first teacher was Leonides...
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History: Ancient essays / Sparta
Sparta: Uncultured Discipline The Spartans were the most formidable warriors in all of history. They dedicated their entire lives to warfare. They were taught to endure cold, hunger, pain, their courage on the battlefield was second to none. The Spartan code was to fight hard, follow orders without question and to die rather then retreat or surrender. To achieve all this, Sparta sacrificed...
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History: Ancient essays / Women In The Hellenistic World
Women’s lives were improved and expanded in the Hellenistic age more so than at any other time prior Greek history. Papyri from Egypt and Coele-Syria have led to the discovery of documents on marriage contracts, inscriptions of philanthropy, and the daily lives of the women in that period. The Hellenistic woman changed in many ways. She became more educated, more cultured, and she r...
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History: Ancient essays / Barbarian
The term "Barbarian" is Greek in origin. The Greeks originally levied it at any races who were not of a Greek origin; especially those who threatened Greek civilization and culture. Because most of these "strangers" regularly assaulted Greek cities, the term "barbarian" gradually evolved into a rude term: a person who was a sub-human, uncivilized, and regularly practiced the most vi...
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History: Ancient essays / Hadrian
Hadrian Hadrian (in Latin, Publius Aelius Hadrianus) was emperor of Rome from 117-138 AD. He declared and end to the expansion of the empire and drew back to the limits established by Augusts. One of the most cultured of the emperors, he was a patron of virtually all arts. He surrounded himself with poets, philosophers, and scholars. Passionately interested in architect, he erected...
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History: Ancient essays / Augustus Caesar
Augustus Caesar In ancient history there have been many great leaders who have come to the forefront to save the Roman Empire from destruction and demise. The leaders and heroes of the Roman Empire are countless, but one leader stands out from all the rest. Augustus Caesar’s contributions to Roman history helped make Rome the dominant empire we study and remember today. (Octavian) ...
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History: Ancient essays / Ancient Greek Civilisation
The earliest Greek civilization thrived around 4,000 years ago. Some of the things that they had that we still use today are the arts, science, math, literature, and politics. The Greeks were known for their great intelligence, military strategies, and their buildings. All Greek's spoke the same language. This made it easier to trade and to communicate between different parts of the...
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History: Ancient essays / The Polis
During the Archaic Period of Ancient Greece, many communities segregated themselves into small, subdivided city-states. Such cities were small, but managed to establish the very roots of democracy today. The term “polis” can be defined as an independent state governed by its population. Such a definition is accurate, however also could be considered broad and constricted. In deeper as...
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History: Ancient essays / Tang Dynasty
The fall of the Sui in the early 17th century led to a new power, one that revolutionized the social and empirical structure. At its height, the Tang Empire stretched from what is now Manchuria in the northeast into what is now Vietnam in the southwest. Building on the reunification of northern China and the southern China by the Sui dynasty. The Tang Empire established a strong, centra...
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History: Ancient essays / Greece
The country of Greece, in 400-500 BCE was led to greatness by two city-states. These city-states, diverse in ideas and actions, were Sparta and Athens. Sparta and Athens were as different as night and day. Sparta glorified military tactics while Athens took relish in art and learning. These city-states served not only as rivals but also allies. Sparta and Athens, two city-states with ...
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History: Ancient essays / Ancient Civilization
Describe Paleolithic and Neolithic cultures. What were the main characteristics of each? The Paleolithic "Old Stone" era began in about 40,000 - 10,000 B. C. The beginning of this period was marked by the first human hunter-gatherer societies. Hunting, fishing, and gathering of fruits and nuts were the main economic endeavors at the time. The responsibilities in these hunter-gathering so...
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History: Ancient essays / Jews In The Middle Ages
Jews and Anti-Semitism in the Middle Ages Judaism, from the Middle Ages to date, can be described as an ever-discriminated culture. The Jews great resilience has allowed them to endure the tremendous torments history has brought them. A characteristic that has always sustained the Jewish people is their passion to remember. They continue remembering all that has befallen them, Their [Jews] ...
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History: Ancient essays / Women In Roman Society
Women in history, any history, provide a fascinating topic. Every society treats women differently and represents them differently in their history. Naturally, women are an important part in any society. In a society where the men do all of the providing and women must stay at home, women become very important in social and private life. They are the caretakers and the centers of the home. ...
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History: Ancient essays / Roman Women
The life of a Woman of Rome was filled with many traditions and rules, which were carried on generation after generation. Many say that Roman women were oppressed because they were not allowed to be an active part of society and politics. The book Roman Women by J.P.V.D. Balsdon gives, what I consider to be, an accurate and detailed account of a typical woman in Rome during the Roman Em...
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History: Ancient essays / Ancient Greek Doctors
Hippocrates and Galen Comparative study between the best Greek Medical doctors of ancient Times. Introduction As The Greek empire declined, Rome inherited its medical traditions and knowledge. During the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D health standards dropped considerably and outbreaks occurred of life threatening diseases. Galen of Pergamon, a follower of Hippocrates, gathered much of the medica...
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History: Ancient essays / Ancient Mariners
John Maxwell Anthropology June 17, 1997 The Ancient Mariners of the Mediterranean and Ming Dynasty China: A Comparison of Seafaring in the Ancient World “Audaces fortuna iuvat!” This Roman motto which literally means “fortune favors the bold” has been cited as a common adage used by business men during the apogee of Roman Imperial domination. Most historians who have studie...
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History: Ancient essays / Why Socrates Should Be Found Guilty?
Why Socrates should be found guilty? In 470 B. C or 469 B. C a Greek Philosopher named Socrates was born in Athens. He was the son of Sophroniscus who was a sculptor. Researchers has said that Socrates was brought up as a sculptor. Socrates later abandoned it. When Peloponesion war broke out, Socrates went into active service and he earned high praises by the people of Athens for his c...
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History: Ancient essays / Hippocrates
Hippocrates, the central historical figure in Greek medicine, was born in Kos between 470-460 B.C. He was born of an ancestor of Aselepios, the son of Apollo, named Heraklides. He greatened his education by traveling. He traveled often and widely before he settled in Kos to practice and teach medicine. Hippocrates taught in Athens and worked on squaring the circle and also worked on duplicat...
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Socrates, considered by many historians as the greatest mind to ever live, spent his final days under the false accusations of the law. These accusation were that Socrates was not worshipping the gods of the popular ancient culture, and was also corrupting the young with his constant questioning of the truths of other philosophers. Socrates defended himself under the eyes of the court, and pro...
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History: Ancient essays / Influence Of Ancient Greek Times
Influence of Ancient Greek Times All through history the Greeks have influenced our lives in more ways than most people could imagine. To this day we use many ideas and ways of life that the Greeks used thousands of years ago. "Everywhere Greek traders went, they took Greek ideas with them. People throughout the ancient world were influenced by Greek thought and culture." "Their grea...
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History: Ancient essays / Alexander The Great
ALEXANDER THE GREAT ALEXANDROS PHILIPPOU MAKEDONON (356-323 BC). More than any other world conqueror, Alexander III of Macedon, or ancient Macedonia, deserves to be called the Great. Although he died before the age of 33, he conquered almost all the then known world and gave a new direction to history. Alexander was born in 356 BC at Pella, the capital of Macedon, a kingdom north of Hellas (...
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History: Ancient essays / Columbus Day
Columbus Essay In April, 1492, Spain received reports that the Portuguese succeeded in reaching the Indian Ocean, therefore Spanish monarchs authorized Christopher Columbus to sail to Asia and establish trade and start to convert natives to Christianity. The reasons that the monarchs let Columbus sail were mainly to search for spices and profits, spread Christianity, and to use some of...
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History: Ancient essays / Did Rome Fall?
Did Rome Fall? There is no certain official date considered to be that of the fall of Rome. Many historians though, believe it was in 476 A.D. A small German chief named Odoacer captured Rome and proclaimed himself king. The city of Rome was finally overthrown. It was towards the end of the second century A.D. in which the Roman Empire began to weaken. The fall was caused by internal decay ...
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History: Ancient essays / The Life Of Genghis Khan
In the year 1162, Temujin was born, later to be known and feared as the great Genghis Khan. Merkit warriors poisoned his father when he turned ten years old, and then became chief. The whole tribe fled. He lived a lonely life, owning only seven sheep, sometimes digging for food. "My greatest good fortune was to chase and defeat my enemies, conquer his lands and people, and share his riche...
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History: Ancient essays / The Fall Of The Roman Empire
Did the Roman Empire deserve to Fall?No The achievements of the Roman Empire were unmatched at its time. Many things it accomplished are ideas and ways of life that did not become widespread until after its fall. The Roman Empire would have made the advancement of people in Europe much faster. The Roman Empire was the most modern ancient empire. It made many advancements in the arts ...
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History: Ancient essays / Alexander The Great
Alexander the Great and His Achievements Alexander the Great was the king of Macedon. Alexander of Macedon, or ancient Mecadonia, deserves to be called the "Great". Alexander the Great was considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He was an excellent king, general, and conqueror. During his thirteen-year rule he conquered almost all the then known world and gave a ...
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History: Ancient essays / Hammurabi
Hammurabi In his position as king of Babylonia, Hammurabi managed to organize the world’s first code of law and establish Babylon as the dominant and successful Amorite City of its time. Records written on clay tablets show that Hammurabi was a very capable administrator and a successful warrior. His rule spanned from 1792 B.C. to 1750 B.C. When he became king in 1792, he was still y...
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History: Ancient essays / Justinian
Justinian I Justinian had a very significant role in world history. There are many things that are overlooked when speaking of Justinian. For instance, Justinian was a great architect. Many times we overlook the little characteristics of Justinian and we focus on the code of Justinian. Justinian was born a barbarian, probably born of Slavic parents in Illyia. We know nothing of his...
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History: Ancient essays / Confucius
The life of the great teacher and philosopher of China,Confucius was hard for him because his father died when he was only three and he lived with his father's second wife.He was born 551 B.C. and died 479 B.C.When he was alive he was a great influence on China and it's ways of life.He was born into a noble famliy and was noble to everyone who asked for something of him and it was eith...
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History: Ancient essays / Greek Contributions
Michael Buchbinder The Greeks contributed many things to today’s society. Their ideas were extremely innovative and they lived in a time of great discoveries. Their influence has touched on subjects such as philosophy, politics, medicine, math, and art, to name just a few. The men who developed these important ideas many years ago benefit each one of us and have an important effect o...
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History: Ancient essays / Troy’S Family
similar ways. Troy’s family is one that strives to maintain a sense of harmony and balance in the household. They avoid conflict, knowing that Troy’s irrational reactions are not worth enduring far any reason. The members of the family that makes the most effort to keep the family level is Troy’s wife, Rose. The narrator tells us that Rose is a gentle woman. She cares a great de...
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire The primary reason for the Roman Empires decline and eventual fall was the dwindling of the Roman Empire's economic might. This affected nearly every aspect of Roman life, from the decline of the population to the lack of maintenance of foundation. There were also some military aspects that led to there demise and because people became dis...
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History: Ancient essays / Warfare In Roman Europe
"Warfare in Roman Europe"During the period of a.d. 350 - 425 the Roman empire was engaged in advanced forms of warfare. The history of Roman warfare during the late periods and during the medival periods has had much study. History of the Roman army of the 4th and 5th centuries is less comprehensive. The book "Warfare in Roman Europe ad 350-425" provides some insight onto the important mil...
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Allusions in Canto IV of Dante’s Inferno Adam was the first man, whose creation, fall and history are told in the opening chapters of Genesis. Abel, in Hebrew Hebel (breath, vapor), the second son of Adam, murdered by his brother Cain. He was considered by God to be a man of faith Noah was spared for his piety when God, angered at the corruption of the world, destroyed it with a...
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History: Ancient essays / Fall Of The Roman Empire
In 133 BC, the Republic of Rome took control of the Mediterranean Sea. The empire was prosperous and strong, but eventually experienced a downfall. The fall of the Western Roman Empire was caused by internal decay in political and military issues, economics, sociology, and religion. The political and military state of Rome started to decline after the death of Marcus Aurelius in A.D. 180. ...
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Title: The Roman Empire and the Early United States A comparison The purpose of this paper is to show the comparison between remarkable empires that were created in many years apart. I chose to compare Pre-World War I United States and the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire information is said to be recorded between 753BC – 1184 BC (ThinkQuest) and the Pre World War I information is ...
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History: Ancient essays / Influence Of Marius
Revolutionary Roman Throughout time, certain individuals have been known as revolutionaries. Some of these were political, others social, others military. While some excel in one of these realms, the greatest figures will impact all of these. Marius was the most “revolutionary” of the individuals that shaped the course of the Roman Revolution, in that his action departed the most r...
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History: Ancient essays / Great Builders Of Rome
HIS101 Builders of a Beautiful Kingdom The Ancient Roman culture had a direct impact on how we view art, literature, architecture, education and religion. Early Roman civilizations were very sophisticated and idealistic. They build great architectural buildings and performed famous playwrights at these ancient places. Romans were considered to most advanced civilization of their time. ...
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History: Ancient essays / Crooklyn
In the movie Crooklyn, inner city life was portrayed much different than what was expected. When the phrase the hood is heard, images of beaten up buildings, violence, and a sky-high crime rate come to mind. I anticipated a small neighborhood, dominated by African Americans living in poverty. Although the area had probably seen its share of hardships, houses and apartments were kept in good...
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History: Ancient essays / The Eastern Empire
The Eastern Empire is referred to today as the Byzantine Empire. The empire was located in Constantinople. The Empire, ruled by Arcadius, was wealthy and heavily populated. It was a Greek-speaking Christian state. This empire was very different from old Rome. Arcadius reigned from 408-450. He, despite his age and inexperience, fortified the empire. Justinian became emperor in 527. He was...
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History: Ancient essays / Did The Trojan War Ever Exist
David Kerkes3/19, Per.6Did the Trojan War really exist? Many have speculated about the Trojan War. It s been written about in books like the Iliad and The Odyssey. A person could read in a book about this massive war between King Priam and Agamemnon, but did this massive war ever really happen? We have all heard of the mighty wooden horse in which the Greek forces broke into the mighty w...
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History: Ancient essays / Fences By August Wilson
Fences In the play Fences by August Wilson, Troy is shown as a man who has hurt the people who are closest to him without even realizing it. He has acted insensitive and uncaring to his wife, Rose, his brother, Gabriel and his son, Cory. At the beginning of the story, Troy feels he has done right by them. He feels this through out the story. He doesn’t realize how much he has hurt them...
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History: Ancient essays / Fences
Fences In the play Fences by August Wilson, Troy is shown as a man who has hurt the people who are closest to him without even realizing it. He has acted insensitive and uncaring to his wife, Rose, his brother, Gabriel and his son, Cory. At the beginning of the story, Troy feels he has done right by them. He feels this through out the story. He doesn t realize how much he has hurt them. Troy i...
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History: Ancient essays / Pax Romana
During the Greek-Roman period there was a time span that began with the reign of Augustus Caesar to the death of Marcus Aurelius known as the Pax Romana. This time span which covered more than 200 years brought many changes to the Roman Empire. It was a time for unity, peace, and national stability for the Roman's. During the Pax Romana culture as a whole became more sophistica...
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History: Ancient essays / Collapse Of The Roman Empire
The fall of the Roman Empire #4 “The Roman Empire collapsed of its own corruption and internal dissatisfaction- external enemies were a minimal factor.” Roman Empire stood in Great power for many decades, undefeated, strong and dominant. It was a common belief that the empire would last eternally. During the rule of Augustus, it was a time of the cultural development, piece and ec...
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History: Ancient essays / Fall Of The Roman Empire
Rome was not built in a day, nor did it fall in a day. Many factors contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. The most important factors were that the cities consumed without producing and that disease ravaged the Roman world. The Roman cities never became commercial cities like the cities of the Greek Empire. After the Punic Wars, the plebian farmers flocked to the cities looking for...
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History: Ancient essays / Fences
As he runs from his home in the American South, Troy Maxson, the son of a black sharecropper, is borne north by the great migration of his people searching for the promised land. Unskilled and unwanted, he searches the streets of distant cities until the day he kills a man to stay alive. He learns how to play baseball in jail, rises to prominence in the Negro leagues, but is barred f...
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History: Ancient essays / Roman Architecture
The Romans, unlike the Greeks were not gifted in abstract thought. They constructed no original system of philosophy, invented no major literary forms, and made no scientific discoveries. Yet, they excelled in the art of government and empire building, they created a workable world-state and developed skills in administration, law, and practical affairs. In the Punic Wars, the Roman repub...
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History: Ancient essays / Constantine The Great
Constantine Constantine the Great is considered by many one of the best emperors of Roman history. Constantine was the first emperor to convert to Cristianityand also founded the great city of Constantinople which remained the capital of the eastern Romans empire until 1453. Constantine the Great was born Flavius Valerius Constantinus at Nis, in what is now Serbia, son of the commander Consta...
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History: Ancient essays / Fences
Fences In the play, Fences , by August Wilson, the character Troy exemplifies many traits, specifically, how troy is giving, honest, and responsible. First is how Troy is giving throughout the play. Even though Troy has almost no money from his job with having to pay bills he still loans out money to Lyons any way, Yeah, I got it. You know why I got it? Cause I don t throw my money away ou...
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History: Ancient essays / The Thirty Years' War
THE HAPSBURG S DEMISE On October 24, 1648 in Munster a treaty was signed that ended one of the most bloody wars in European history. This war, a war of religion, involved most of Western Europe, especially the Holy Roman Empire. The Thirty Years War marked the decline socially, politically, and economically of the Hapsburgs and the rise of France as the chief power in Europe. As a resul...
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History: Ancient essays / Byzantium Civilization
The Byzantium Civilization started cause of overcrowding in the eight century B.C. that led Greek city-states to send out colonies throughout the Mediterranean basin. In the year of 667 B.C.; Byzas, from the Greek city of Megra, founded Byzantium Civilization at the mouth of the Black Sea. Alexander the Great dominated Byzantium as he built an empire around it stretching from Greece to India. B...
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History: Ancient essays / Constantinople
Constantinople: The Gateway City Constantinople was built in 330 CE, by the first Christian emperor, Constantine. Constantinople ruled much of the deserted Roman Empire many years after Constantine s death. Constantinople can be described as a Gateway City by its geographic features, the cultural influences, and the historical influences upon the rest of the world. Constantinople was positi...
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History: Ancient essays / Western Thought
The three cultures that developed to form the basis for Western thought were the Hebrews, the Greeks, and the Romans. The Hebrews were the first culture to develop and spent their early years as slaves. They rebuilt the temple, and created the first five books of the Old Testament. After a final revolt, they became stateless and then became the Roman Empire. The Hebrews left behind no p...
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History: Ancient essays / Rome
Why exactly did the western Roman Empire fall? The decline of the empire began when Marcus Aurelius became the ruler in192 A.D. and continued for 200 years following that. Of the numerous reasons that caused the fall of the empire, the most influential dealt with Rome’s political, military, and economic decay. The deterioration of politics was the greatest set back of the empire. A...
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History: Ancient essays / Aenied
Summary: Publius Virgilius Maro s the Aeneid is a tale of arms and a man. Fated to be exile, he was the first to sail from the land of Troy and reach Italy and it s Lavinian shore. Virgil s Aeneid is about the Trojan hero Aeneas and his travelings to eventually start the Roman Empire. The Aeneid was a very subjective poem; the praise of Augustus Caesar and the Roman Empire clearly echoes Virgil ...
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History: Ancient essays / Aeneas As A Roman Hero
Aeneas as a Roman Hero In Virgil’s poem, The Aeneid, the ideal Roman hero is depicted in the form of Aeneas. Not only does Aeneas represent the Roman hero, but he also represents what every Roman citizen is called to be. Each Roman citizen must posses two major virtues, he must remain pious, and he must remain loyal to the Roman race. In the poem, Aeneas encompasses both of these v...
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History: Ancient essays / Roman Decline
The seemingly unstoppable Roman Empire was bound to fall after the many aspects that made Rome such a dominant empire started to fade away. Rome was the center of the world and the thought that such a worldwide power could decline was unheard of. It was not built in a day; therefore it couldn’t be destroyed in one day. The marvelous city declined for many reasons yet there are only a ...
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History: Ancient essays / Italy And Greece
Italy and Greece Report Italy is located in southern Europe. Rome was once capital of the Roman Empire, but today is the capital of Italy. Nearly all Italians are Roman Catholics, although many do not attend church regularly. There are about 100,000 Protestants. Italy also has a very small Jewish community. Roman Catholicism was made the official religion of Italy in 1929. Italian is the l...
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History: Ancient essays / The Roman Empire
The Roman Empire was the period of time after the Roman Republic and before the Byzantine Empire from 29 B.C. to A.D. 476. It was the highest point of Roman civilization, greater than any prior empires and towers over even the empires after it; it triumphed over the world . The Roman Republic was what built up the foundation for the Roman Empire. During the Republic, a small group of peop...
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History: Ancient essays / Fall Of The Roman Empire
The fall of the Roman Empire ybarra The Roman Empire was one of the greatest empires known to mankind. Unfortunately it had a decline due to invaders, economic problems, and the constant fighting for the throne. The Roman army along the frontiers managed to protect the Romans for years. Beginning in 161 A.D, some enemies broke across the frontiers to invade the Roman Empire. This b...
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History: Ancient essays / Dante's Inferno
According to his guide, Virgil (in the Aeneid)Ulysses and the Greek army stormed Troy and destroyed everything. A few survivors, led by Aeneus, sailed away and finally landed in Italy (that was their fate). And with that fate they took over Italy, founded the Roman Empire which in turn becames into the states of Italy. Dante and Virgil were upset at the attack on Troy and ...
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History: Ancient essays / Review For Crawford's Roman Re
The author Michael Crawford wrote the book The Roman Republic to offer an interpretation about the Roman Empire. This was done to educate the reader about how Rome gained its greatness and became the military and cultural center of the world at that time. He wanted to inform the readers about how the Roman Empire grew from one city tribe, to dominate the Italian peninsula, and finally to conqu...
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History: Ancient essays / Costantine - Byzantine Culture
HECTOR MERCEDES HISTORY 101-003 PROFFESOR RICHARD GREEN COSTANTINE/BYZANTINE CULTURE MAY 11, 2000 The Byzantine Empire was the eastern part of the Roman Empire, which survived the destruction of the western empire. Constantinople, which is now Istanbul, Turkey, was the capital city. Constantinople became the capital of the Roman Empire in the year 330 A.D. after Constantine the G...
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History: Ancient essays / ARCTIC ALASKA AND ITS PEOPLE
Before the arrival of European explorers in the late 18th and early 19th century, Arctic Alaska, stretching from Norton Sound to the Canadian border, was the location of many Inupiaq-speaking groups. Some of these people stayed close to their homes while others were more mobile. All, however, tended to have marriages within rather than between groups. Clothing styles, personal adornment, and sub-l...
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History: Ancient essays / The Royal Crypts Of Copan
The Royal Crypts of Copan In his article The Royal Crypts of Copan, George Stuart explores the ruins of the Mayan culture. Along with Kenneth Garrett, Christopher Klein, and an archeological team from the University of Pennsylvania Museum, this Chairman of the Committee for Research and Exploration at National Geographic leads his readers through a stunning tour of the ancient crypts in Hondur...
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History: Ancient essays / Rome Compared To The Middle Ages
During its golden age, the sprawling metropolis of Rome was decorated with dozens of beautiful arches veneered with the finest marble and ordained with ivory statues of the gods. Citizens of Rome were entertained by literally thousands of fountains and bathes supplied with scores of aqueducts (Hadas 37). The city became a cosmopolitan metropolis that reached a peak population of between six hundre...
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History: Ancient essays / King Richard; The Lion Hearted
King Richard 1st was called Coeur de Lion, which means Lion Hearted. He was born in Oxford, England1157. He was the third son of Henry 2nd and Eleanor of Aquitaine. While Richard was still a baby he was betrothed to daughter of the French king Louis VII, and in 1172 he was given the duchy of Aquitaine in France, his mother's inheritance. As a child he spent his time protecting his interests from ...
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History: Ancient essays / Gladiators Of Rome
Gladiators of Rome By Bartek Sliwa Gladiators were trained warriors who fought each other to the death to entertain the Roman people. Most of these matches took place at a large Amphitheater called the Colosseum. The majority of them were slaves who were sold to gladiator schools where they were trained to become gladiators. There they were put i...
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History: Ancient essays / Punic Wars
The ancient Romans were very different from the ancient Greeks. The ancient Romans were down-to-earth realists, not idealists. You can see this in their statues. The Greeks made statues of perfect people. The Romans created real life statues. A statue of one of the Roman emperors is a good example. The Romans were fierce soldiers and wonderful builders. They built roads all over the empire, and a...
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The Ten Plagues of Egypt The Ten Plagues affected the Ancient Egyptians mercilessly. All their water turns to blood, the land becomes infested with frogs, then lice. There is no light for three days. It got pretty bad for the Egyptians. Somehow, it did not affect the Israelites for one reason or another. It is unclear however, when, and under whose reign these plagues took place. There is ver...
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History: Ancient essays / Ancient Egypt
Chronicle The culture of the ancient Egyptians is extremely interesting. Beliefs The ancient Egyptians had very unique and profound beliefs. Religion had deeply dominated all aspects of the Egyptian culture, its art, science, government, and law. Their entire culture is characterized by their beliefs. An interesting feature of their religion is that they acquired new beliefs but would neve...
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History: Ancient essays / Euclid
Euclid is considered one of, if not, the best mathematician there is, there was, and ever will be. He led a simple life as a mathematician, collecting works from others and studying them to come up with his own ideas. This essay will explain his life, death, and his teachings. It also contains information of one of the most famous mathematics books in history, The Elements. Euclid, "The most pro...
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History: Ancient essays / Ancient Egyptian Pyramids
ANCIENT EGYPT'S PYRAMIDS The first tombs in Egypt were a simple matter of wrapping a body and covering it in rocks. After that they found the body better preserved in a mastaba. A mas...
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History: Ancient essays / The Roman Military
 THE ROMAN MILITARY The Roman Republic and the Roman Empire together lasted for over one-thousand years, and at its height, their extensive territories stretched from the Atlantic Ocean in the West, to the rivers of Mesopotamia in the East, and from the Sahara de...
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History: Ancient essays / Gothic And Romanesque Style Arch.
Represented primarily through cathedrals, Romanesque and Gothic styles of architecture were some of the few symbols of civilization in the poverty stricken and often depressing Middle Ages. These cathedrals represented faith, dedication, and cooperation; a sane place in a world of anarchy. Gothic and Romanesque styles of architecture were related in various ways, yet they also contrasted in...
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History: Ancient essays / Alexander The Great
Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedonia was the greatest military leader in the history of the world. Better known as Alexander the Great, he set out to take back the Greek city-states of Asia Minor, but he intended to do so much more. In his life he was king of Macedonia, General of Greece, Master of Asia, and the Pharaoh of Egypt. Many world leaders of the future would look up...
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Monasticism in the Middle Ages in Europe underwent a roller coaster ride of change, due to heavy aristocratic influence. Without the charitable support of their many political and aristocratic patrons, monasteries would not have been able to become as well developed and abundant in the Middle Ages. The monastic decline that took place throughout the Middle Ages that affected many aspects of monast...
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History: Ancient essays / Augustus
Augustus was one of the best leaders in history. Not only was he the first official emperor of Rome, but he also rescued Rome from civil war. Augustus' real name was Gaius Octavius. He lived a life which was quite remarkable. Gaius Octavius was born in Rome on September 23, 63 B.C., taking the same name as his father. The historian Suetonius said, "Cassius of Palma sneers at Octavius as th...
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History: Ancient essays / The Early Renaissance
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE The early Renaissance period was a time of new awakenings. It was a slow emergence of self-awareness and human potential. Where exactly the period began is debated, both then and now, and truly does not have a clear and distinct division between the Middle Ages. However, it was after the bubonic plaque, or "Black Death" as it was called, had wiped out half of the populati...
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History: Ancient essays / Julius Caesar
"Julius Caesar" "Vini, Vidi, Vici" (The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations 10-3-99) which in English means "I came, I saw, I conquered." This was Julius Caesar's motto when he was a soldier and invading different provinces. For this quote to still be recognized today is a compliment to Caesar's importance and fame at the time. Julius Caesar is considered by some historians to be Rome's ...
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Code of Hammurabi Major Idea- Composed by Hammurabi (Babylonian Emperor) Researched past and present customs He selected ones seeming to be important, modifications were made and added Influenced Babylonian Empire, 1760 BC Political Development Unified widely spread empire, with a common system; laws. Also incorporated-common religion;all subjects must worship Marduk-g...
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History: Ancient essays / Great Pyramid Of Khufu
Imagine yourself back in time, 4500 years ago to a time of discovery and a time of development. Imagine being so loyal to the ruler of your land that you struggle build great monuments, and later burial sites. Monuments and burial sites of such great design and size that to attempt to replicate them today would never equal the great meaning behind them. Back in the area of around 2575 B.C....
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History: Ancient essays / Aristotle's Definition Of A Tragedy
According to Aristotle, a tragedy is defined by a number of characteristics. The plot must have a major changing point in which a discovery is made and there must be suffering. (Aristotle 638). The main character must also be good, appropriate, realistic, and consistent. The people must be able to sympathize with him (Aristotle 643). Using this definition of tragedy, one can apply it and come to ...
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History: Ancient essays / The Building Of The Pyramids
THE BUILDING OF THE PYRAMIDS From the reign of Djoser until the beginning if the New Kingdom, almost every pharaoh of substance and authority was buried under a pyramid. The pyramid, introduced by Djoser, reached its most definitive form with the Great Pyramid of Cheops, at Giza. At the end of this long tradition the splendid visions of the earlier dynasties had shrunk to monuments of p...
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History: Ancient essays / Voyage Fantastique En Egypte
Cher Laurent, Comment ca va ? Moi, ca va bien. Je sais que je n'aie pas repondu a ta lettre, mais j'etais occupe, j'etais en voyage. La semaine passe, j'ai monte abord d'une machine a remonter le temps. C'est un prototype qui controle les reves. Je me suis retrouve en Egypte Ancienne. Voici ce que je me rappelle. Mon nom est Atmodise, je suis une fille agee de 19 ans et mon pere est ...
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History: Ancient essays / Septimus Severus Revisited
Septimus Severus Revisited Beginning with Edward Gibbons in the late Nineteenth century, L. Septimus Severus has been the man that historians have loved to hate. Historians have maligned his rule as brutal and ineffectual. Gibbons, in his treatise The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, called Septimus "the principle author of the decline of the Roman Empire" (Gibbons 141). However, the...
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History: Ancient essays / Evolution Of Man
Evolution of Man This report will cover the evolution of man. This report will give the theory and the facts to back it up. Please keep an open mind while reading the following. The most ancient man was about the same as we are, judging from their thighbones. These bones can not really be distinguished from our own. There used to be serious discussion on whether or not Java Man was real...
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History: Ancient essays / The Stone Age
The Stone Age The Stone Age shaped, developed and formed our modern day form of living. There are numerous facts and events that have occurred throughout time that are evidence of this. "The Stone Age began as far back as two million years ago in some places" (www.bergen.org, April, 1997). This was when neanderthals were roaming the world using p...
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History: Ancient essays / Julius Caesar News Article
Caesar has Ceased Yesterday a tragedy occurred. The great ruler Julius Caesar is dead. It was said that the Senate, led by Brutus and Cassius stabbed Caesar to death upon his entrance into the Senate. They acted upon this according to the Roman Law which says "Anyone who plotted to become king could be killed without trial." The Senate claimed that this was their reason for their actions....
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History: Ancient essays / Spartacus
Spartacus Spartacus was born in Thrace and was sold into slavery by his mother before he was 12. He had worked as a slave in a mine. When he tried to bite a guard's achilles tendon, he was tied down in the sun and was to starve to death. He was to be used as an example until a man named Bitiutus, came to the mine to buys slaves and train them to be gladiators. Each slave was given a...
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History: Ancient essays / Roman Gladiators
By Nick Carroll May my work benefit all!! Sorry about the weird formatting... The topic I chose for the Roman Fair was the munera gladiatorum, or gladiator fights. I researched weapon and armor used in the fights, actual fighting techniques such as the standard thrust and parry, and the areas of the body to strike for the quickest kills. The people in my group researched the h...
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History: Ancient essays / Plato: An Early Influential Thinker
The Conquests, Coronation, and Rule of Charlemagne Jamie L. Wood Western Civilization Paper #2 Tuesday, November 10, 1998 Charlemagne one of the most ambitious, aggressive, and noble kings of medieval times. He ruled the Franks from 768 to 814 and became Emperor of the Romans from 800-814. During his tenure as Emperor of the Romans Charlemagne created an empire that would be the envy...
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History: Ancient essays / Buddhism/Hinduism Comparison Report
November 19, 1997 By Jordan Bruins Buddhism/Hinduism Comparison Report Hinduism is the oldest known religion and is very rich with literally hundreds of gods, symbolistic rituals and beliefs. It is believed to have been established around 1500 B.C. but no one person founded Hinduism as it evolved over a long ...
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History: Ancient essays / Ancient Roman Art
Early Roman art reflected that of the previous Etruscan civilization, but as time passed , the Romans developed an artistic style completely their own. One very unique aspect of the Roman civilization, which incorporated art, was the use of public baths. At first these public baths consisted merely of dressing room suites and bathing chambers. However these baths began to incorporate elaborately d...
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History: Ancient essays / THE ROBBERY OF AFRICAN TREASURES
The Robbery of African Treasures After the abolition of the Slave Trade at the beginning of the nineteenth century British attention on the West African coast was turned towards 'legitimate trade' supplying trade goods in return for raw materials or semi processed commodities, in particular palm oil, a major lubricant for the industrial revolution. Towards the end of the nineteenth centur...
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History: Ancient essays / Hinduism
THE HINDU PERSPECTIVE Hinduism, believed to be one of the oldest religions existing today, is most-often described as a philosophy or a perspective. The Hindu perspective is often thought to have been brought to India by the Aryans in about 1500 B.C. The Aryans, along with their predecessors, the Dravidians, brought the ideas of worshipping gods and goddesses in the for...

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