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  • Was Julius Caesar A Hero Or A Tyrant?

    Gaius Julius Caesar, the boy who was born into a family far from wealth but grew into a man, a soldier, and one who changed the visage and notoriety of Rome for all years to come, even without his mighty presence. Although it seems as though Caesar will be highly spoken of even after his death, Plutarch the Greek biographer and historian, states that Caesar’s “unlimited ambition” and hunger for power was the element of his downfall. Centuries later, Caesar’s motives and reputation are debated in…

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  • The Help: Skeeter Phelan

    “The Help” is a story about the colored maids of Jackson Mississippi and how they are treated in the Civil Rights Era. During the Civil Right Era Black Maids were referred to as colored because they were treated differently because they did not have the same skin color as the white people. The film shows us how discriminative the white women of Jackson can be until one girl named Skeeter takes it upon herself to write a book and change the perspective of the people in Mississippi. The film shows…

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  • Quintus Ennius

    Influential Classical Writers and Poets in World Literature There is tons of existing classical writers and Poets in World Literature. Many of these inspirational composers have continued to live in the modern society. Poetry has derived from many of these poets from the classical age, but is everlasting to our world. We have taken classical world literature’s contributions, studied the contributions, and excelled those contributions for use of the today’s literature. Quintus Ennius was one…

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  • Women In The Poetry Of Sappho

    that do not follow the rules of the patriarchy. However, many of these women disguised themselves as men in order to accomplish what they wanted. One example of this is the Greek poet, Sappho. Sappho lived during the Archaic period on the island of Lesbos. During these times women possessed small amounts of freedom. Women were not educated, so for Sappho to possess the ability to not only read, but write, her own poems, is rare. In ancient Greece, homosexual relationships between men were fairly…

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  • Summary Of I Simply Want To Be Dead By Sapphos

    Desire, passion, and sensuality are among the richest of human emotions, having the ability to evoke a wide range sensations and emotional responses. Sappho of Lesbos captures well the intensity and variety of sexual desire in her lyric poems, demonstrating the many ways in which it can alter the human psyche. In two specific lyrics, “He seems to me equal to gods” and “I simply want to be dead,” Sappho describes the emotions evoked by desire with appealing imagery and impassioned locution, which…

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  • Alienation In The Women Of Brewster Place

    Sometimes you dream of your future, and it 's beautiful, but we question our self what happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? In particular the novel, The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor explains to readers about seven black women who live life in Brewster Place by confronting…

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  • Enheduanna In Ancient Sumeria

    fake beard. After her reign, King Thutmose III sought to erase all mention of her from her monuments, however, to this day she is still remembered as one of the most powerful pharaohs of Egypt. Sappho (630-570 BCE): Hailing from the Greek island of Lesbos, Sappho was one of the world’s…

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  • Differences And Similarities Between Sappho And Katherine Phillips

    poems about sexuality are memorable and iconic in the realm of homosexuality. Although it was never certain whether these two poets were lesbians or not, their sensual writings about love and women seem to suggest otherwise. Born on the island of Lesbos in 630 BC, Sappho, known for her lyric poetry, created poems directed at the women she loved, and was also a part of a collective of women that she…

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  • Julius Ceesar: The Life And Legacy Of Julius Caesar

    Julius Caesar was an ambitious dictator who lived from 100 B.C.E. - 44 B.C.E. Throughout his life, he held many titles, from being a soldier to a politician, although eventually he became the dictator perpetuum. The Julian calendar was his most memorable legacy, which he invented. His brutal murder on the Ides of March signaled the end of his powerful rule in Rome. Julius Caesar was born on July 13th 100 B.C.E. His religion was Roman Polytheism, and he was sided with the political…

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  • Julius Caesar: One Of The Most Important People In Roman History

    to do. Julius Caesar did extremely well when it came to military; it was very natural for him. He was very heroic in the battlefield and earned many decorations for military bravery. For example, “After the battle to take Mitylene on the Isle of Lesbos, and went on to take part in a war against pirates from Cilicia”. He was captured by Cilician pirates and held for ransom on his way. After he was released, he led a force to victory against the pirates, then—without being commanded to do…

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