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    the prisoners. The employee served food in the kitchen and was said to have distributed heroin, marijuana, cocaine and tobacco to five prisoners! This is a popular topic because illegal drugs have become just as common as over the counter drugs. It’s sad that people in prison can still get their hands on things that they shouldn’t be able to have access to. • Rock and Roll Summary: Finding an article on rock and roll was a little more challenging of a task than it was to find articles on drugs and sex. "Some of the greatest rhythm & blues and rock and roll sides of all time were laid down in Matassa 's small, unpretentious room," said the Hall of Fame website. Cosimo Matassa passed away last Thursday at age 88. Matassa had been suffering health issues ever since he had a stroke in 2009. This article is important because Cosimo Matassa made a major impact on rock and roll music. Matassa was accepted into the Hall of Fame in 2012 and will always be a remembered name in the history of rock and roll. Fiction and nonfiction both serve many important purposes when it comes to writing or reading a story. However, I think that both are important in the world of storytelling. Everyone’s preference in the way that a story tells is different, sometimes having a story for just entertainment common. Not everybody reads for knowledge. Creative nonfiction will have a major effect on the way people look at nonfiction stories. Personally, I always hated reading nonfiction, but after reading…

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    upper class. The most influential of the families within Florence during the Renaissance was the Medici “through energy and wisdom in finance, in politics, in generous patronage of artists and philosophers” (2-7). Cosimo Medici was the head of the family in the beginning of the 14th century and observed the importance of powerful and wealthy families in Florence politics. As one of the leading families, the Medici introduced Florentine society to many teachings from the Romans “who had created…

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    Whether in sculpture or in painting, Venus finds her way into countless works of art. The goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, the nude Venus is a common motif that may represent a number of ideas: chastity, the sin of sexuality, or Neo-Platonic interpretations of love. Botticelli is no stranger to the use of Venus in art; three of his paintings – Birth of Venus, Primavera, and Venus and Mars – depict Venus as the central figure. However, very little is known about the backgrounds of these…

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    4. Florence was considered to be the focus of what came to be the Renaissance. The political realm of Florence was dictated by the Medici family. This family controlled the city in secret, for nearly eight decades. The family saw the city of Florence as their work of art One member of this family was Cosimo de’ Medici. Cosimo embraced the very essence of what humanism is. Humanism embraces the arts and literature from cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome. Cosimo made sure that he was constantly…

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    Medici Family History

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    Through the Medici Party and many other established connections, the successful Medici leaders controlled the European Economy in the 15th Century. The Medici Family, originally from Mugello, a small, rural town, rose from simple beginnings to rule Florence (Cesati 19). The first ruler, Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici, moved a small Roman Bank Branch to Florence in order to utilize the possibility for expansion and investments (“Medici Bank”). After the death of Giovanni, Cosimo de’ Medici, took…

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    Instead, they had to earn their social, economical and political status. This was important because it went against the idea from the medieval times that you were born into a certain status and the that is where you were meant to stay. This was called individualism which is self-achievement. Lastly, a lot of the wealthy families would use money or simply their status to gain control in politics and overall power in their community. One example of this was the Medici family. The Medici family was…

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    Renaissance Observation Paper The painting that I selected was “Forest Fire” by Piero di Cosimo. Piero di Cosimo was a Florentine painter of the Italian Renaissance. He was born on January 2, 1462, and died on April 12, 1522. He created this painting in 1505, at the age of 43, about a decade before his death. He painted “Forest Fire” with an oil panel canvas, similar to most of his paintings at the time. Starting in the left hand corner, I see a bundle of cream, beige, and black birds flying…

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    On May 3, 1469, Niccolo Machiavelli, arguably one of the greatest Italian Politicians of all time, was born. The young historian was born into a wealthy family of five, with whom he shared his love for reading. Known predominantly for his work The Prince, Machiavelli was one of the utmost writers of the Renaissance. He gained this title through hard work and determination that never seemed to be absent in his many different careers. Little is known about the great Italian writer, Niccolo…

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    Public ritual in Renaissance Florence involved many actors took many forms.1 Rituals could be civic rituals performed by the citizens of the city, or rituals primarily concerned with one family or group of people, but were displayed and therefore made available to the public.2 Some rituals were popular rituals were anyone could participate. These public rituals had various purposes, the most important ones being reproducing hierarchies which conditioned the organization of power within the…

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    Medici Bank Case Study

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    advantage over other banks where individual salary was more important than the actual process of making money and growth for the whole company. New systems of accounting and loaning created new methods of making money, many of which we still use today. Under the leadership of Cosimo, the bank flourished. New branches were built all over Europe, spreading the Medici influence and wealth all throughout Europe. Cosimo built several manufacturing plants that produced wool and silk. This provided…

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