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  • Piombino Apollo Statue Analysis

    meddle up an art history timeline if a statue is not properly dated to the correct era. This is case the regarding the Piombino Apollo, a statue found at sea in 1832 with a complex history of study where it eventually made its way to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The statue looks extremely archaic, like a kouros, but some more advanced stylistic evidence on the statue contradict the earlier claim regarding an archaic date and places it in a later Hellenistic one. The problematic relationship with another Statue of Apollo found at Pompeii and dates to the 1st century BC, question the date of manufacture even more. Art historians and scholars attempt to find sufficient evidence to date the Piombino Apollo to its proper era while taking into account the striking similarities between the two sculptures. However, with recent scholarly conclusions, most art historians agree to date the Piombino Apollo to the first century BCE within the Hellenistic world. Little is actually known about the history of the Piombino Apollo, other than when it was found in 1832. Yet even that date is disputed, just like the manufacture date in the ancient world. Some sources state that 1812 is the correct date when the statue was found (Ridgway 1967: 43). In Ridgway’s footnotes, he comments that two authors, E. Loewy and Ritcher, believe the date to be 1812 because of the cleaned state of the statue in 1832 after it was apparently pulled out of the sea (Ridgeway 1967: 43). Regardless of…

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  • Julius Caesar Character Analysis

    In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar there are many different characters all having different parts. Each of the four main character has their own big part in the story, and each have different sides to them. Each character has a different part, either killing Caesar of giving pay back to the killers. The four main characters in the play are Julius Caesar, Marc Antony, Marcus Brutus, and Mr. Cassius. It could be said that each of the characters in the play could be change the name of the…

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  • Women In First Century Palestine Essay

    Notes Summary Source Criticism • Women had little to no authority and weren 't treated as equals in 1st century Palestine • A women 's status and freedom was severely limited by Jewish law and custom • They were considered inferior and subordinate to men • There is no wisdom in a woman except with the spindle" (bYom. 66b) • Men had complete control over their wife and their daughter until she got married establishing their activities and their relationships that they were involved in • Women…

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  • Athenians Against Socrates

    Curiosity killed the cat is a common cliché alluding to a negative connotation for questioning. However, everyone dies so is questioning really an awful thing? To the Athenians against Socrates, yes, but Socrates opinion is the exact opposite. Things must be questioned , but the intention for questioning is equally as important. This is where people may have been confused with Socrates which lead to his indictment. Indeed, Socrates claim is true and with the right intentions, it has the…

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  • Essay On Athens And Sparta

    Athens and Sparta were two city-states in the land of Ancient Greece. In fact, they were the largest of them all. Athens was a very calm and creative city who was known for thriving in politics and economy. They were also very laid back. In Athens, you could get a good education and major in whichever subject you chose. Focusing on scholastics, they allowed serving in the military to be a choice, not a requirement. However, Sparta was a very strict city that is remembered especially for their…

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  • Are Us Citizens Truly Free Analysis

    Freedom, is supposed to be the basis upon which the United States of America was founded, a nation in which all beliefs and views are considered in equal measure to each other. Yet are US citizens truly free? According to the ancient Greek city-state Athens, freedom was the privilege of being civically engaged in lawmaking and everyday governance of the community. Athenian citizens would scoff at the idea that freedom is the ability to pursue happiness and pleasures, because to them those…

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  • Athenian Democracy Essay

    fairly homogenous throughout the city-states as well, with an infantry formed from hoplites, and in the fifth century and later, a navy. However, in regards to Athenian…

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  • Athens Vs Socrates Research Paper

    How can you determine one great polis more important from another? In the late fourth century, Athenian philosophers began to immerge bringing with them the idea of educating “the whole person. Sparta, on the other hand, still only focused on education for the military. Along with Sparta only concern being the military, they also do not have a steady economy. Athens, however, was very steady regarding economics. Also, in Athens, we see a happy and enjoyable social environment. Around the 4th…

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  • Democracy In Aristophanes The Athenian

    Aristophanes was a Greek playwright living in Athens during the Peloponnesian War whose comedies typically satirized the democracy and society. He wrote the comedy “The Acharnians” to establish the problems with the democracy leading Athens. He believes a successful democracy in Athens could only be possible if the troubles damaging the democracy were fixed. For Aristophanes, democracy in Athens is possible if greed is eliminated, equality achieved, and empathy developed because these three…

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  • The Role Of Women In The Gospel Of Matthew

    The Gospel of Matthew contains a number of verses that provide a conflicting yet intriguing insight to the status of women and the interactions that Jesus had with them. A consequence of these differing views is the uncertainty readers may have over the role of women and their influence in the rise of Christianity. Professor Rodney Stark’s essay on the role of women promotes the notion that women were major stakeholders in Christianity and acted as a catalyst to the religion’s rapid growth.…

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