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  • Similarities Between Aurelius And Fahrenheit 451

    Marcus Aurelius and Fahrenheit 451 Marcus Aurelius was an advocator of stoicism. Stoicism is the endurance of pain or hardship without complaint or display of feelings. He believed that people should just be happy and not worry about anything bad happening to them. These beliefs are shown in the society in Fahrenheit 451. The people are also told to live in happiness with no care about any bad things happening. Beatty often mentioned that his main goal as a leader was to keep the people brain…

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  • Analyzing The Movie 'Gladiator'

    Gladiator- First Quarter Extra Credit The Ridley Scott movie, “Gladiator”, starring Russell Crowe as Maximus, is the story of a Roman general who was asked to become the new emperor of Rome by the dying Marcus Aurelius. This angered and power-hungry the son of Marcus, Commodus, then killed his father before Maximus could make his decision. Commodus became the new emperor of Rome and ordered for Maximus to be killed. Maximus escaped from the officers who were going to execute him, and stole their…

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  • Power Corrups: Power Corrupts In The Republic

    Power Corrupts (An depiction on how there are such things as a great leader, but there has to be boundaries so the power is corrupted by the leader.) The world has housed many amazing people. They are adventurous, cunning, smart, and religious and everyone is a little different. The people look for leaders. People want to be able to make someone else responsible. Humans like having a leader they can blame. Three men looked at a leader and defined what they thought: Plato, Machiavelli and…

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  • Insanity In Beowulf, And Meditations

    So; insanity as the topic for a paper, should be pretty interesting as everything in our lives is in a sense insane. Insanity is a word that defines the very core of some individuals; it either results in a damaging of our souls or a clouding of our judgement. “Insanity; doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” –Albert Einstein. By definition every human is insane in their own sense; every human is innately insane it is just how we show it that defines us. Some…

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  • Stoicism: Paul's Letter To The Romans

    Stoicism first originated as an ancient Greek Philosophy founded by Zeno of modern day Cyprus in 300 BCE originally influenced by Socrates and the Cynics. [5] The philosophy began to flourish in the period of the Roman Empire influencing many people including early Christians. Whether the citizens of the Roman Empire were aware of it or not, the morals within it were prominently centered around stoicism. [1] Although the Stoic following consisted mostly of upper-class citizens, lower-class…

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  • Emperor Commodus Research Paper

    Emperor Commodus Born on the 31st of August, 161 AD, Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Augustus, later known as Commodus, was the Roman Emperor from 180 AD to 192 AD. He was the first Emperor to succeed his blood father since since Titus succeeded Vespasian in 79, and was also the first Emperor to be born “in the purple”, which means he was born during his father’s reign. Commodus is largely considered one of the worser Emperors to have ruled the Roman Empire. Though he ruled for quite a…

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  • Violence In Gladiator

    Violence has been socially constructed to mean different things in different contexts. The film Gladiator falls under the category of violence as entertainment. Back in the times of the gladiatorial games of the Roman Empire, violence was for the entertainment of the people as well, however, that only scratches the surface of violence’s purpose in the Roman Empire. Society in this time period is inundated with violence, to a much greater extent than today, and it plays many roles. Violence…

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  • Julius Caesar: A Film Analysis Of The Film Gladiator

    The film I decided to analyze was that of “Gladiator” (2000). It depicts the death of Marcus Aurelius and his wishes that after he dies, a faithful Roman soldier by the name of Maximus Decimus Meridius take his place as emperor. However, Marcus Aurelius’ son, Commodus, takes matters into his own hands to guarantee that he will be the one to be proclaimed heir and ultimately, Caesar. Although, the film explores the history of Rome by including several historical figures, it is mainly based on a…

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  • Sunshine Award

    I really enjoy writing about the philosophical thought that is at the root of this lifestyle we call minimalism. I especially like to write about the ideas of the ancient greek and roman thinkers like Epicurus, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. At the same time, I 've been trying to cover a variety of topics over this first year-and-a-half of blogging, so I haven 't been writing about that particular subject lately. It 's also been a while since I 've read any philosophical works…

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  • The Horrible Waste Of War Analysis

    What would you do, if you woke up from an after war or gun battle and your team that are more like family that teammates, are around you dead. The article “On WWII: The Horrible waste of war” by author Ernie Pyle, explains how a veteran that just have woken up from an after war on France Normandy on June 16 and 17, how he saw the major destruction the war had made, and see’s dead men everywhere from his team and the opponents, equipment scattered along the shore and on the beach. He…

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