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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, 1992). One warring Illyrian tribe the Taulantii is believed to have requested help from the Greeks, as a way to give them an advantage over other tribes. This invitation around 600 BC, led to the colonization and expansion of the Greeks within the region (Galaty, 2002:118; Wilkes, 1992:98). After having established trading routes through the southern Adriatic region, the Corinthian Greeks created…

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  • Greek Colonization In The Mediterranean

    Initially the Illyrian reputation of barbarians meant that many Greeks were unwilling to put their lives in jeopardy. Nevertheless, the need for raw goods and financial success overruled Greek fears allowing them to colonize the Illyrian coast along the Adriatic Sea at the port cities of Epidamnus and Apollonia (Ceka, 2005; Galaty, 2002; Hammond, 1992; Harding, 1992; Stallo, 2007; Stipčević, 1977; Wilkes, 1992). Many of these colonizing groups were often small in number. For instance,…

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  • Colonial Expansion And Globalization Analysis

    1992:110). According to historians there are conflicting dates in regards to colonization at Apollonia, either 600 BCE or 588 BCE. Part of this confusion might come from the colony which was originally named after its founder Gylax and called Gylakia in 600 BCE. Then in 588 BCE the colony was renamed Apollonia as a way of linking it to Apollo the Greek god (Amore, 2005:45; Ceka, 2005:66; Stallo, 2007:21; Wilson, 2006:47-48). To maintain consistency, I will use the date of 600 BCE (Amore,…

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  • King Philip II Research Paper

    There were many great military leaders in the ancient world, but none left a legacy like Macedonia’s Philip II, known simply as Philip of Macedon. Philip was the son of King Amyntas III born around 380 BC. After his father’s death, Philip became the leader in 359 BC (Biography.com). Being equally as famous for fathering Alexander III, affectionately known as Alexander the Great, Philip was a cunning strategist and commander conquering much of Greece. His diplomatic skills coupled with his…

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  • Alexander The Great Success

    antiquity, by ruling over many nations and being the world’s wealthiest man” (Fields, 4). “Phillips assassination could have cut short the dream of the Macedonian conquests in Asia. But Alexander, now twenty years old, had no intention of letting that bold ambition die” (Behnke, 26). So, Alexander marched south and secured Thessaly. Later when he was at the assembly of the Greek League in Corinth, he was appointed the strategos autocrator (supreme commander) of all Greeks for the expected…

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  • Ancient Rome: The Civilization Of Rome

    Also important to the weakening of the Romans was that they began to get more and more civilized. Civilized people were not as good warriors on the battlefields as barbarians. For a long time the Romans had their own barbarians. Gauls, Illyrians, Belgians, Helvetians, Germans, etc.; they all joined the Roman legions. But soon they too were living like Romans. They enjoyed the fruits of Roman civilization and hence became less barbarous, - and less able to fight the barbarian Goths, Vandals,…

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  • Identity In Elie Wiesel's Twelfth Night

    temporarily, could provide much power and versatility to the individuals. Even though these benefits are used in different manners for different means, these additional benefits are all provided through disguising one’s self to another superficial identity. In Shakespeare’s literature Twelfth Night, disguise grants the protagonist, Viola, a chance to survive in the foreign land of Illyria. As Shakespeare portrays, women are too vulnerable to live by themselves; Viola has to cross-dress as a…

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  • Venetian Empires Analysis

    the city of Sighun (Cippico 44), the surrender of Ismael and the city of Corycus (Cippico 48), and lastly the surrender of Hasim Beg and the city of Seleucia (Cippico 50). This methodology of besieging a city, sacking its countryside and the city itself, then enslaving and selling the captives became a mainstay of the Venetian military. To the average Venetian soldier, their enemy’s religion was the reason they shouldn’t feel guilty about butchering the Muslims, but the riches and plunder they…

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  • Trickery In Twelfth Night

    As the play goes on Orsino keeps getting Cesario to go back to Olivia to confess his love even more. Olivia is still in love with Cesario and Viola still loves Orsino. Sir Andrew Aguecheek notices that Olivia really likes Cesario, and Sir Andrew gets upset about this, he ends up writing a letter to Cesario about how he challenges her to have a duel to the death. When they first start Sir Andrew thinks Cesario is a good fighter, and Cesario thinks Sir Andrew is too. But in reality neither of them…

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  • Descriptive Essay About Sailing In Croatia

    heavily promoted, and are less crowded, so if you are up for some peace and quiet, make sure to fit them into your itinerary. • Lastovo island is part of a larger Lastovo archipelago, consisting of 46 small islands, nestled together far out in the open Adriatic, south-west of the island of Korčula. The diverse coastline offers you a chance to enjoy in secluded coves and hidden beaches; clear rock or sandy beaches, whatever you prefer. Lastovo Nature Park is the most preserved marine…

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