Attalus I

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  • Sperlonga Sculptures Analysis

    The subject’s body is usually visible beneath the drapery and the folds are typically utilised to emphasises movement. This is also true for the straining of muscles, veins, bones and tendons which are usually visible beneath the skin. Another important characteristic of baroque sculpture is the expression of activity, not just physical motions, but also depictions of exaggerated mental processes and heightened emotion. These features are particularly evident in the sculpture The Dying Gaul, also known as The Dying Galatian and The Dying Gladiator (See Figure 6.). The sculpture is a Roman marble copy of a Hellenistic Greek original, which was likely created around between 230 BC and 220 BC to celebrate the defeat of the Galatians by Attalus I. The sculpture depicts a nude male who has what appears to be a stab wound over his right ribs. Beneath the man is a curved trumpet, a shield and a sword with an image of a lion’s head on the hilt. His moustache and hairstyle is characteristic of a Galatian, as is the torc that he wears around his neck. The lifelike appearance of the subject as well as its posture which immediately communicates a sense of pain and exhaustion are both features that make this sculpture an example of Hellenistic baroque. In addition to this, the deep set eyes, furrowed brow and expression of anguish on his face results in an intensely dramatic scene. While there are other sculptures such as Laocoon and His Sons that better depict the dramatic intensity…

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  • Edward Scissorhands-Personal Narrative

    jumped into the shower and got out 10 minutes later. 'What the hell do I wear? Are we going somewhere nice or casual? Should I text her and see? Fuck it, I 'll surprise her. ' Carmilla decided to wear her black skinny jeans with the tear on the kneecaps, her leather boots, and a black top that slightly showed off her stomach. She had the abs, so why not impress Laura? She wore her hair in the usual way, curls draping down her shoulders, while her bangs swooped over her…

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  • Eustress And Coping Project

    For my stress and coping project I decided to use a workout regimen rather than yoga, or deep breathing. In my workout regimen I have included running, stretching, and lifting of the upper and lower body. John and I have done so by using the Saint Leo gym to do our workouts and reduce the amount of stress that we have felt throughout the day. I have also compiled a chart for both my happiness level as well as the stress level in order to find the relationship between both mood and stress. Also,…

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  • A Day: The Love Of My Life

    On this day, I met the love of my life. That date will forever be special to me, as it has affected my life in so many positive ways. We found each other at just the right time for the both of us, and together changed our lives for the better. If it weren’t for a friend’s persuasion, and maybe a little fate, I would not be where I am today. A few months prior to the 30th, I broke up with my girlfriend of 2 and a half years. She decided that I was not enough for her (three times), so I decided…

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  • Personal Narrative: Moving To America

    I can still remember that day. If someone asked me, I thought the world was coming to a blazing end. Well, at least my world. It was a very warm and humid spring afternoon. It was unusually warm, especially for this time of the year in Poland, as Poland does not experience humidity, especially not in the spring. Instead, this was the typical type of weather found in the east coast of the United States: hot, humid, and almost unbearable. It was quite a coincidence actually; since this was the…

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  • Constantine And Christianity: The Conversion Of Christianity In Rome

    Constantine’s conversion made him more tolerant of Christianity in Rome, allowing the Church to spread to other parts of his empire and to preach in public society. Constantine is praised as the emperor who made Christianity no longer anti-Roman. Had Constantine not converted and reformed Rome, the Church would have never been able to gain as much of a foothold in Rome and the West. His conversion ended the widespread persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire and greatly increased Christian…

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  • Personal Essay: My First Day At Harrow

    indeed, as I will have fellows with which I can roughhouse (The Byron Chronology). Today is my first day at Harrow and already I have a tutor by the name of Henry Dury. He is the son of the headmaster and I feel as though I am already making connections to the top. He is quite a dull man, though, and I have perhaps thought to call him Henry Dully as it seems more appropriate for his character. The school is only eleven miles due northwest from town which means on my days off I can stroll…

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  • Personal Narrative-Changing Experience Of Lying In Middle School

    Lying on my bedroom floor, I cried. It wasn’t one of those angry cries or stress cries, it was a cry that highlighted the hurt and pain that consumed me. I couldn’t comprehend what I did to deserve any of it, so I just cried. No one could hear me. Earlier that day in 2012, I woke up to my regular, everyday routine. From the kitchen, my mom yelled, “Wake up! It’s time to get ready for school!” Grumbling, I got out of my bed and started getting ready. It was a lovely spring morning, and I was…

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  • There Is More Powerful Than Any Adversity Or Problem You Face

    too long. I immigrated to Canada in May 3rd, 2011. The first week, my family and I roamed around in Edmonton. I started getting bored during the second week. I told my dad about that, and he granted me suggestion to join a school. At this point of time, my family and I weren’t sure if we desired to stay in Canada or no. Anyways, I thought about the suggestion my dad gave me and decided to join a school without recognizing the change that is going to take…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: My First Trip To Lagoon

    First memory It was during the night, my sister happened to be sleeping, and snoring. My brother was already in the kitchen and was asking for his daily drink (milk). I withdrew my stool, opened the fridge and pulled out the milk jug with all my might. Then I climbed up like a monkey to grab a cup ( and sugar, as every child needs sugar with everything.) I poured, it spilled, I poured, it spilled. However, after my third attempt I did it. I gave it to him (after I had some of it) and he…

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