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  • Helix Chapter Summary

    them want to keep peace (Pliny, XVI, 491). Pliny goes on to say that Italy had won the war, because the reed that grows from the river in Bologna trumped all other reeds that were suitable for an arrow. The Reno reed contains the largest amount of pith, it has the best flying weight and a great balance make it the superior reed. Even then, it is said that the reeds from India are placed as the best reed of them all, making some people believe that they belong to a different species (Pliny, XVI, 491). Pliny the Elder, also known as Gaius Plinius Secundus, was born in 23 AD in Novum Comum, Transpadane Gaul, now in Italy, and died on August 25th, 79 AD. He died during the same eruption that was responsible for killing Pompeii and Herculaneum which happened near Mount Vesuvius. At the age of 23, he began a military career when he served in Germany. The Natural History was considered an encyclopedia due to the immense size because it consisted of 37 books which covered anything that peaked his interest. He was able to link both fictional and non-fictional data together, along with unsupported claims, stories and exaggerations. Niccolò Leoniceno was the first person to question Pliny’s work back in 1492, and after that, more and more writers started to question his statements. By the end of the 17th century, leading scientists were rejecting The Natural History and it was never again accepted as a viable source in Science. The passage I was assigned talked about…

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  • Mount Vesuvius Essay

    stratovolcano due to the fact that it’s eruptions tend to be explosive and also pyroclastic lava flows. A pyroclastic lava flow is the process where lava transmitted from the volcano includes explosive or detonating material. The economic, environmental and social impacts of my natural disaster on the community affected: Before the volcanic eruption, not many people were attentive to the volcanic eruption. They were only aware of the danger when they have encountered numerous earthquakes in a…

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  • Informative Speech On Mt Vesuvius

    Specific purpose: To inform the audience on what happened to Pompeii. Central Idea: Mount Vesuvius is a dangerous active volcano that has the potential to cause the equivalent damage or worse even today. Introduction I. “I looked round: a dense black cloud was coming up behind us, spreading over the earth like a flood. Many besought the aid of the goods, but still more imagined there were no gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness for evermore.” A. These were the words…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Volcano Dialecticy

    A VOLCANO TRAGEDY January 15 , 2004 was the tragic day that a volcano had erupted. It all happened so fast like in a blink of an eye everything was so dark and magma was gushing out like a gusher candy. We realized that we where in the ring of fire , after the tragedy had passed. Before all that happened me and my family decided to head for safety in a gym where thousands of people were panicking trying to find out…

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  • Volcano Vesuvius In Pompeii Analysis

    Prose Comparison - European Baccalaureate 2016 Both prose pieces revolve around a common event: the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in Pompeii. On the one hand, Passage b) recalls the eruption from the present time - an article published in The Guardian - whereas Passage a) narrates the incident in real time - an extract from the novel Naples ‘44. However, these two pieces of prose do not appear to concern themselves with the same eruption. Passage a) relates to the eruption during the Roman…

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  • Mount Vesuvius Research Paper

    Jami Norton January 5th, 2014 Longley Archaeological Project Mount Vesuvius: Pompeii On August 24, in the year 79 A.D., the Vesuvius volcano erupted suddenly in southern Italy. Rock and ash covered the urbanized city of 25,000: Pompeii. The Roman colony was just recovering from a bad earthquake in 62 A.D. Mount Vesuvius had erupted more than 50 times before. 25 hours of pumice, rock, and ash being pumped out of the volcano and onto the vulnerable, unknowing town of Pompeii. About…

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  • Patriarchy In Pompeii

    Pompeii was an ancient Roman city, located in what is know today as southern Italy, that remained lost to the world for over sixteen hundred years after a volcanic eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius left it blanketed in ash. As the city was unearthed a clearer picture of Roman life began to emerge. Though several Roman cities were merely left to disrepair after the empire fell and not impacted by a volcanic eruption, they were affected by the elements that fell upon them in the nearly two…

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  • Analysis Of Pompeii And Herculaneum By Hercules

    There is mythology of Pompeii and Herculaneum by Hercules. According to Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook, “Hercules was sent to the western edge of the world, to Gades (modern Cadiz, Spain). Having defeated the monster Geryon there, he drove Geryon's herd of cattle back to Greece, passing through Italy on his travels. As he did so, he was said to have bestowed upon Pompeii its name, derived from the word for procession common to Greek and Latin (pompe/ pompa). Nearby Herculaneum was also…

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  • Rome And Us: Our Similarities And Differences

    were comparable to those in the states today. The United States has three general classes: the upper, middle, and lower. The upper class in the United States is similar to the patricians of Rome. Upper class people are wealthier and therefore have more power. The middle and lower classes are similar to the plebeians. People in those classes work to earn a living wage and do not hold much stock in the workings of government. The United States today does not have a slave class because slavery was…

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  • Mount Vesuvius Effect On Earth

    Vesuvius stands about 4000 ft above sea level, and is part of the Companian volcanic arc, which is a line of volcanoes that formed over a subduction zone created by the convergence of the African and Eurasian plates (Ball, 2016). Vesuvius is classed as a stratovolcano because its eruptions are typically explosive and violent in nature, and are accompanied by pyroclastic flows. These flows contain a high-density mix of hot lava blocks, pumice, ash and volcanic gas. They move at very high speed…

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