Ashurnasirpal II

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  • Ashurnasirpal II: A Comparative Analysis

    In order to answer the questions, we have to break down and understand each society individually. It is from there that we can see how they compare or contrast. Assyrians: (Western Civilizations – Norton Publications, pg. 60-62). Under the aggressive and barbaric rule of Ashurnasirpal II became known for their savagery. Eventually, Ashurnasirpal II was usurped by Tiglath Pileser III. Pileser was followed by Shalmeneser and finally by Sargon II. It wasn’t until Sargon II’s rule did the Assyrians really become a power house. Under a military dictatorship they built and spread terror and caused oppression. They began to use religion as a tool which demanded that there be sacrifices and constant expansion of worship through military conquest. Sargon II was seen as all powerful and used his power to exploit his conquests. Persians: (Western Civilizations – Norton Publications, pg.64-66) The Persians were lead by Cyrus, who was a strategist that conquered…

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  • The Explanation Of The Lamassu: A Horned Lion

    I made it [the palace] fittingly imposing.” To Ashurnasirpal, the existence of the Lamassu was not solely for its guardian like qualities, but it also inhibits the grandiloquent qualities of showcasing strength and the ability of being astounding not only to Assyrians, but also to the enemies of their kingdom. The Lamassu visually satisfies the criteria of sculptural anthropomorphism. The deux hybrids on view at the MET was a combination of man, bull, and bird and a mélange of man, lion, and…

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  • Assyrian Art Analysis

    throne room of the Northwest Palace of King Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud, Iraq, presents a shallowly carved, highly detailed figure, probably representing the king, on a large slab of gypseous limestone accompanying lines of inscribed cuneiform, resembling an orthostat. The most remarkable aspect of this low relief is how the artist utilized common techniques of Assyrian art to create…

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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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