Colonies in antiquity

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  • Masks In Native American Culture

    Masks For hundreds of years masks have played an important role in the lives of the Native Americans of the Northwest Coast. They signify ancient traditions dating from antiquity to present day. The dramatic, colorful masks of the Northwest Coast are some of the most fascinating artifacts produced by Native Americans. Mask Making Although the different tribes throughout the Northwest Coast have different traditions and cultures, there are many techniques and styles which are common to the entire region. Traditionally, a maskmaker is an anonymous artisan, always male and always of high status. The artisans who produced masks were not artisans by profession. They were expected to take part in hunting and fishing responsibilities in addition to their craft. In order to carve a mask, the artisan would normally go into seclusion in order to concentrate fully on the task of carving the mask. Masks are typically carved from red cedar wood. The artisan must take into careful consideration what shrinkage or warping might occur in his work before measuring for a mask. In ancient times, the artisan would have traditionally crafted tools for gouging, shaping, and cutting fine details. However, in the late 18th century, European trade brought superior cutting tools to Native Americans, making masks much easier to produce. This allowed not only a greater number of masks to be made, but also more complex masks with moving parts! Another important feature of mask making is…

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  • Essay On Greek Colonialism

    Greek Colonization Settlements or trading outposts were the two types of colonies traditionally founded by the city-states of the Ancient Greeks (Stein, 2005:12). Trade was the primary reason for the Greek colonial expansion into Illyria. Illyrian exports included wool, slaves, bitumen, metal ores, hides, stock, mercenaries, timber, and cereal grains. Imports from the Greeks consisted of ornaments for clothing, wine, olive oil, weapons, armour, vessels, and utensils (Hammond, 1992; Wilkes,…

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  • Form Of Colonial Government

    utilizes is determined by a variety of factors that are complex and difficult to control. However, as we look towards the formation of extraterrestrial colonies, we have the chance to discuss the governance of these colonies in a way that could shape the future of humanity. There are a variety of options for the governing of such a society, and each must be considered as we discuss the form of government to adopt in such colonies. With several factors that make Terran interference in colonial…

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  • High Renaissance And Classicism Analysis

    Michelangelo’s way of carving his twisting figures dynamically. Moreover Michelangelo’s artworks, unlike Raphael’s ones, are animated by a constant tension: in the Holy Family, known as Tondo Doni (1506), for example he played with the contrast between the lack of moral tension of the pagan gods in the background opposed to twisting of the Virgin, who forms with St. Joseph and baby Jesus a kind of pyramidal sculpture. The relationship between Michelangelo and the antiquity may be also seen from…

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  • Modern Latchkey Children

    reasons children are left alone to self-care are numerous, it is not a purposeful system yet it is still commonplace. In modern society childcare is expensive and many families are forced to rely on a child’s ability to self-care. This is not a problem that only affects single Parent households but also married couples as well (Harris, 1994; Aldrete, 2013). Not all latchkey children are prone to trouble however urban children are more likely to get drawn in to gangs. One of the most common…

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  • Charlemagne And The Collapse Of Rome During The Medieval Ages

    The medieval period lasted from the 5th century to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the western, Mediterranean region of the Roman Empire. During this time, diseases like the bubonic plague. The plague spread through fleas that were on rats on ships that carried cargo being traded. Warfare also weakened Europe as a whole causing it to change to a more rural and less populated place. People such as the Goths, Visigoths, Franks, Lombards, Angles, and Saxons also emerged as the…

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  • Classical Chinese Civilization Vs Classical Civilization

    Many different civilizations have impacted history throughout time. The most evolutionary times of these civilizations were between 600 B.C. and A.D. 1200 when they began to organize institutions and characteristics. These “defining and long lasting civilization patterns shaped by belief systems, including philosophies and religions, can be understood as classicism.” The base of classicism can also be seen as the expansion of societies into civilizations. There are five classical civilizations…

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  • Why Is Hammurabi Important To Today

    Foundations from the Classical World The Ancient and Classical world is an incredibly important part of western history, and laid the foundation to what we consider normal in the modern age. Things such as: how we codify our law, and how democratic governments function currently were first done in this Classical era. Later, these ideas were built upon and refined to create things like our very own government in the United States and the very laws we adhere to. The Code of Hammurabi was of huge…

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  • Pope Joan Donna Woolfolk Cross Essay

    Throughout history, many women have broken free of the ever-existent patriarchy to be remembered for centuries, a few such as Queen Victoria, Amelia Earhart, and Marie Curie. While others are legends in folklore, such as Joan of Ark and Mulan. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross, is the story of the life of Joan a young girl who craves knowledge and has a strong desire to learn. As she grew up she constantly had to validate her intelligence to men in authoritative positions, in order to obtain an…

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  • Met Architecture Analysis

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Met, is the most famous museum in New York City, and the largest museum in North America. The Met also owns a museum in far Upper Manhattan called “The Cloisters”, which predominantly showcases various forms of art from the medieval period. Although, I will be talking about the main Met compound located at 1000 Fifth Avenue. The Met’s permanent collection is comprised of art from an expansive range of culture and various time periods within said cultures.…

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