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  • The Gods In Greek Mythology

    were made, and even why they had Winter and Summer. The Greeks polytheistic pantheon contained thirteen Gods and Goddesses each controlling a different aspect of the Greeks world. The king of the gods was…

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  • Comparing Epicureanism And Lucretius On The Nature Of Things

    Throughout his lecture on Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things (OTNOT), Professor Sills argues over the value of Epicurean Philosophy in modern times, especially with many people’s concern over apocalyptic thought. Professor Sills is a strong believer in Epicureanism and he preaches its values against a strictly Stoic belief that one should exhibit strong self-control to limit pain and hardship without displaying feelings. According to Lucretius, Epicureanism's sole principle, on the other hand,…

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  • Essay On Roman Civilization

    Lucas Verdeja 12/2/14 Period 6 Originally a small village in the 8th century B.C, the Roman civilization will develop into a large empire spanning the Mediterranean Sea. First a republic lead by the Roman Senate it would later develop into an empire under Julius Ceasar where it reached its greatest extent. At its territorial height, the great Roman Empire stretched from Iberia all the way to Levant and from the British isles to Egypt. Many people claim that the roman civilization was possibly…

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  • Larry Patrick Levis Poetic Devices

    the most iconic and universally appealing work. Particularly in his poem titled “___________”, we see examples of his most salient particularities and effective use of English language. Larry Patrick Levis then stands as one of the greats in the pantheon of American and World Literature. Larry Patrick Levis was born in Fresno, California, on September 30, 1964. He died on May 8, 1996 in Richmond, Virginia because of a heart attack. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Fresno State College in…

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  • Roman And Greek Mythology

    were rewarded in the afterlife, they would have to pay to cross a lake to get to Paradise. There were seventy-four Greek gods and goddesses, and there were over one hundred and fifty Roman gods and goddesses, yet there were twelve main gods in the Pantheon. Greek mythology lasted until the early 9th century but Roman mythology lasted until the 5th century when Constantine established Christianity as the main religion. There are some…

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  • Socrates And Odysseus Analysis

    Recalling Homer’s and various other poet’s literary accounts of the gods of the Greek pantheon, Socrates and Adeimantus encounter an apparent issue concerning the classical education of the citizens in the republic. Homer chronicles numerous accounts of treachery, dishonesty, and explicit immorality of the gods. If guardian class citizens are to be the most virtuous of the republic, they must not be tainted with such stories of deceit, especially in those relevant to the gods. Socrates states…

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  • What Role Did Dionysus Play In The Ancient Greek Time

    his light heart and always offered his help to anyone in need. The symbols of Dionysus were the Thyrsos, the flute, and the wine barrels. He is a very important god in this ancient Greek time period. Dionysus was a late addition to the Olympian pantheon. He became one of the most important deities of the Hellenic period. He credited with the first cultivation of the grapevines and the invention of wine. Dionysus…

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  • Hadrian's Homosexuality In Ancient Rome

    The third of the five good emperors, Publius Aelius Trainus Hadrianus, or Hadrian as he is more widely known, ruled between 117-138CE. During the death of the previous emperor, Trajan, it is believed Hadrian was adopted by Trajan and named as his heir; however, there is consistent speculation over the validity of the adoption. Nevertheless, Hadrian succeeded Trajan and became a benevolent emperor who took responsibility for those he governed, embraced architecture, and advanced the already…

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  • Concrete In Ancient Rome

    In ancient Rome, the development of concrete and the arch played an integral part in the shaping of Roman culture. In order for Rome to create the metropolis she would become, strategic use of concrete and the arch was necessary to deploy. The following paper will discuss how important Rome’s creative use of concrete and the arch was in shaping Roman culture. Rome, whom would fulfill all her heart’s architectural ambitions, faced tough challenges before she could realize her potential.…

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  • Analysis Of Death Leap Of Marcus Curtius By Giovanni Paolo Panini

    Essence of Rome The term Capriccio describes the style of a composition which combines real and imaginary factors in a fantasy setting. Death Leap of Marcus Curtius by Giovanni Paolo Panini makes an example of this imaginative form. Panini’s use of light, scale, perspective and juxtaposition illustrates the Roman historian Livy’s tale of Marcus Curtius. Analysing this work helps viewers understand that although the beautiful architecture of Rome inspires but, its ‘arms and valor’ were its most…

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