Agesilaus II

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  • Xenophon's Hatred Toward Athens And Athenian Democracy

    venture outside of Greece to join Cyrus—Darius’ second son and thereby the second in line for his throne—and his army in their attempts to secure Cyrus’ kingship in Persia over his brother, the reigning king Artaxerxes II. In contrast to his decidedly negative experience amongst Athenian Greeks, Xenophon enjoyed an “idyllic life” amongst the Spartan Greeks—who naturally adhered to Xenophon’s negative outlook on Athens and its politics as well. It is likely that Xenophon found happiness in Sparta because he admired the totalitarianism of its government , which functioned as a type of political system fundamentally opposed to the democratic government of the Athens from which Xenophon so eagerly escaped and that ultimately exiled him. His exile from Athens was supposedly a result of his “aiding Cyrus…in Spartan service against the Persians…as part of Athens’ successful effort to win the friendship” of Artaxerxes II. He allegedly fought in and among the Spartan army from spring 399 BC until his return to Greece with Agesilaus in 394 BC, a;; the while establishing lifelong friendships with influential individuals—such as the King—as well as cultivating a favorable relationship with the Spartan people. Upon returning to the Peloponnese, his friend, King Agesilaus, established Xenophon as one of the “’best men’ of the Peloponnese,” allowing him to enjoy life as a land-owning aristocrat in an area near Olympia. Xenophon briefly described what it was like at his estate in…

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  • Kama Sutra

    the human life, and empowers women while showing the socio-political situation of India during the time. The historical setting the Kama Sutra was written in plays a large factor in the content and methods the text uses. The Kama Sutra, like most texts and artifacts from ancient India, does not have a specific date it was written. It is commonly accepted among the scholarly community, however, to have been written between 300 CE and 700 CE, in the 3rd century. During this time, the Gupta dynasty…

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  • Daniel Chapter 4 Summary

    to be one of superficiality and arrogance. This presents itself well in this chapter in seeing the King’s attitude towards God. At this time the King has seen God strongly in through the testimony of Daniel, so much so that he refers to Daniel in this chapter as being filled with the “spirit of the holy ghost.” The King has seen Daniel’s God interpret dreams, and spare Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from certain death. Each time the King is left singing the praises of their God, yet this…

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  • Michael Myers The Monstrosity Of Humans

    Monstrosity, defined as a grossly malformed animal, plant, or person would show the exact wording of the phrase. Understanding the exact term helps us identify Monster. Monsters, usually recognized as an imaginary creature described as typically large, ugly, and frightening, but they differ in classifications such as reanimated monsters, ecological monsters, human monsters, and technological monsters. The truth is, monsters come in different shapes and sizes. In this case we will identify and…

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  • The Influence Of Technology In Ancient Egypt

    Egypt was expanded to Syria, Nubia, and farther south to the Fourth Cataract drastically improving Egyptian influence, lessening its chances of being attacked. Under Thutmose I, Egypt became the first empire to command western Asia. Not only was Egypt expanding and gaining prosperity, but it was also able to attain peace with other countries who did not dare invade. With the open of the New Kingdom and the defeat of the Hyksos, however, came a new array of enemies, one of which was the Hittites.…

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  • Psycho Film Analysis

    Hitchcock’s Psycho, from ‘Inside Norman Bates’ and ‘The World Inside Its Image’ The benchmark of horror films could easily be Hitchcock’s most revered work ‘Psycho’ (1960). The black and white filmscape does not downplay the crimson colour of blood spiralling down the plughole after Marion’s fatal stabbing, nor the shock of Norman’s mothers sunken eye sockets. It’s 2015 and this is the first time I have properly been introduced to the film however as a testament to its making I had nightmares…

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  • Copper Masks

    The essay “Kings, Crowns, and Rights of Succession: Obalufon Arts at Ife and Other Yoruba Centers” by Suzanne Preston Blier argues that Copper mask said to represent Ife king Obalufon II is related to the succession of rulers and that its symbolism comes from Obalufon II’s time as a ruler as well as his deification (386). This article is effective because of its meticulous examination of the history of Obalufon II, Ife history and other works relating to the mask. Blier begins the essay by…

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  • Thomas Elsaesser's Film Theory Analysis

    Among our most intrinsic human characteristics, we strive to express ourselves both creatively and socially. Combining these two traits creates an artistic interaction between an audience and a medium. Cinema, arguably the most visually astounding form of art, not only stimulates visually, but subjects viewers to haptic and acoustic experiences as well. The film scholar, Thomas Elsaesser, makes various points in his book “Film Theory” describing several ways in which we can experience the film…

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  • Essay Comparing Psycho And Fatal Attraction

    Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in Psycho, and Glenn Close as Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction, each played the character portrayed as mentally unstable. The two actors seamlessly fell into their parts and led the audience to believe they were truly insane. In the beginning, each of the two lived what appeared to be normal lives. Anthony Perkins managed his mother’s motel that had become a ghost-town after the new highway had been build, which completely cut off access to the motel. Glenn Close…

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  • Cult Of Queen Arsinoë II In Ancient Greece

    Rozmarynowska HIS 159 Dr. Elaine Sullivan February 25, 2018 Arsinoe II Outline Cult of Queen Arsinoë II in Egypt and the ancient Mediterranean: Why was this an important cult promoted by the Ptolemies? How was it promoted in Egypt? How was this Egyptian cult spread across the larger Mediterranean? Why was it popular outside of Egypt? Research question: How was the cult of Queen Arsinoë II established and how did it amass such a large-scale following throughout the ancient world? Thesis…

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