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  • Robert Garland's The Greek Way Of Death

    Robert Garland opens The Greek Way of Death by noting to readers that the way humans today hold death rituals might one day be found and considered very odd. Garland then reminds us that our feelings about death largely remains the same. In drawing this tie between the two civilizations, readers are reminded that while these Greek practices might seem weird, they were very real and important to the Ancient Greeks. In The Greek Way of Death, Robert Garland discusses death starting with an…

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  • Theseus: An Exceptional Hero Of Greek Mythology

    Theseus was an exceptional hero of Greek Mythology. His valiant efforts are shown persistently amongst his numerous feats. In search of his unknown father, Theseus begins his long, perilous journey towards the great kingdom of Athens. Along the way, Theseus encounters a series of obstacles, which mark the beginning of his achievements. In the beginning, Theseus stumbles upon the enemy, Periphetes, son of Hephaestus. This villain would kill passing travelers with an iron cudgel. Through acts of…

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  • Socrates State Law Analysis

    I. INTRODUCTION Brian Tamanaha notes that in Plato’s dialogue, Minos, Socrates identified weaknesses with each view in turn, the one of state law being that some decisions are unjust, unworthy of law. In my view, law as ‘state law’ offers the most compelling account for the paradox that is defining law. The following arguemnts will be premised upon the concepts of an unjust law still technically existing as law and the weaknesses that Socrates identifies for law as social order and law as…

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  • Rene Descartes 'Meditations'

    Descartes presents arguments in the Meditations about a certain goal he is trying to obtain. Descartes’ goal is to stop people from making judgements if there is any doubt in the judgement being presented. Descartes in the Meditations stops all judgement and beliefs of the physical world because there were doubts presented in the case. He also no longer believing certain beliefs because he is susceptible and he does not want to fall in disbelief. Descartes lays out thoughts because of the…

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  • Similarities Between Ancient And Ancient Egyptian Religion

    Origins and Development The origins of religion in both Ancient Rome and Ancient Egypt are astonishingly alike. Even though they were founded hundreds of miles apart, these people still came up with incredibly similar ideologies. It is not uncommon for religions to have comparable aspect, such as the remarkable similarities in the religious texts Enuma Elish and Genesis 1. The religions of the Romans and Egyptians during ancient times were extraordinarily elaborate consisting of multiple Gods,…

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  • Artemisia Gentileschi: Baroque Artist

    Artemisia Gentileschi was probably one of the greatest artists of the Baroque period, especially in Italy. She may be one of the first women during this time period to produce great works of art. However, her work is quite often compared to her father Orzaio, and therefore sometimes she is overlooked. As a historian, Mary Garrard is attempting to show that even though she was a victim of rape and was involved in a notorious trial, Artemisia grew as a painter and flourished on her own. Her “works…

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  • Heinrich Shliemann

    unearthed palace ruins covering 5.5 acres (2.2 hectares). The size and splendour of the findings indicated that Knossos had been an ancient cultural capital. The complex ground plan of the palace suggested the labyrinth associated with the legendary King Minos, prompting Evans to name the civilization Minoan. Over the period of the next 25 years Evans pursued his investigations. Digging below the Bronze Age ruins, he came upon remains of a Neolithic civilization, thus helping to place Mycenae in…

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  • What Does The Wood Symbolize In Dante's Inferno

    seven, Dante can hear voices of the damned but sees no shades crying out. Virgil prompts him to break off a piece of a plant and discovers that the trees growing here are the damned. They have been made into plants, grown from a seeds dropped by Minos. Once they grow, harpies feast on their leaves, causing everlasting torture and pain. These damned souls are condemned for violence against self. The planting of a seed to grown into a full tree is symbolic of their life above. They were…

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  • Stereotyping Self-Stigma In Inside Out

    There are two types of stigmas that are present within stereotypes self-stigma and structural stigma. The community’s position portrays people with mental illness as being precarious, impulsive, liable for their sickness and incompetent. This thought process is a prime example of how discrimination can and will occur, for example rejecting people with mental illnesses from occupational, social, or scholastic opportunities. Inside curative situations, negative stereotypes can cause providers…

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  • The Weaknesses In Plato's Criticism Of State Law

    I. INTRODUCTION In Plato’s dialogue, Minos, Socrates identifies weaknesses with each view of legal philosophy in turn - faulting state law for creating “some decisions [that] are unjust, unworthy of law”; social order as law for “bring[ing] in all of social life,” and; law as just or right for ignoring the way in which “opinions differ.” When viewed through Socrates’ criticism, law as ‘state law’ offers the most compelling account for the paradox that is law’s elusive definition. The following…

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