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  • The Influence Of The Roman Empire

    The Roman Empire was the greatest empire in the world. The empire spread over a total of three continents and thrived for hundreds of years. Rome had an incredible military which was a crucial factor in making Rome into a powerful and extensive empire. The ability to incorporate other ideas and cultures into their own would lead the Romans to many important technological, economical, and cultural advancements throughout their time in power. Some of the most important events leading to the…

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  • Perception And Reality In Bruce Springsteen's Greasy Night

    Teenage years are the most important years in human development, these are the years human goes through extreme changes and experiences the new-found freedom. Idea, imagination, fantasy, and reality often entangle during these years – they often create the confusion between the perception and the reality. Inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s “Spirit In The Night “, T.C. Boyle gave us an insight experience in the life of teenagers in the 1960s through his short story, “Greasy Lake”. It’s an insightful…

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  • Family's Role In Roman Society

    library and they read very loud not silently like people read in modern library. And there is also temple to worship god. Hadrian gave it scrupulous of attention. His two biggest building project at Rome temple were the temple of Venus and Rome and the pantheon a revolutionary building roofed with a huge dome. He even erected a temple to the divinity of his mother in law about the handsomest gesture any son in law has ever made. The walls and street of Rome houses and shops are becoming narrower…

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  • The Symbolism Of The Colosseum In Ancient Rome

    Having been visited by millions of admirers of the ancient world, the Roman Colosseum today still functions a symbol of greatness and power of the Ancient Roman civilization just as Romans had upon construction. The Colosseum is easily still one of the most well-known historical monuments of Roman architecture in the world. The reason for this is due to its large size and presence that its ruins have left on Rome. With thousands of tourists visiting this grand monument, it is easy to see why.…

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  • Inigo Jones Queen's House Analysis

    Queen's house, designed by architect Inigo Jones was the first pure classical building in Britain and brought a revolution into the architectural scene. Inigo Jones was inspired by his travels in Italy and especially his second visit in 1613 where he visited major cities and buildings and compared theory with practice, from then on his style of architecture took a new form. I want to explore the originality of Queen's house, how much of the design came from Inigo Jones the architect and how much…

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  • Difference Between Piracy And Privateering

    Historically, piracy and privateering are often confused and the differentiation between the two is vague. They are very similar since the general concept of their work (raiding and pillaging ships) is the same. It is authorization that forms the distinction between them: privateering was a governmentally authorized affair. The country giving the authorization considered it privateering and the country being raided considered it piracy. Distribution of Letters of Marque to privateering ships…

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  • Humor In The Breakfast Club

    “I don’t think of kids as a lower form of the human species.”-John Hughes. The films of the late John Hughes culminated the influence of a generation in comedy, while marking an advent of cinematic ingenuity during the 1980’s. Selling jokes and working in the offices of National Lampoon Magazine, Hughes arrived on-screen in his early 30’s. Ushering in a series of teen hits such as, Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), and Pretty in Pink (1986),…

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  • Bicennial In Film

    There are distinct images that come to mind when the term biennial is used — sheer number of artworks displayed, intellectual discourse, avant-garde, grand openings and a crowd of visitors that temporarily takes over sites and public spaces that host these biennials. These iconic events which recur at every predetermined number of years render a feeling of happening — a redefinition of the contemporary art scene. But do these images conjured correspond to the reality of biennial events? What…

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  • Themes In The Odyssey

    The Odyssey is unique in that unlike most other narratives, which present only one possibility for a sequence of events, it provides alternative ways to interpret a scene or major plot point. These possibilities may be revealed subtly, through hints and careful word choice and details, or explicitly, with seemingly extraneous narratives that could fill almost an entire chapter. Such capaciousness in the narrative allows Homer to expand upon the basic themes present in the poem and provide a…

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  • A Hero In William Wallace's Braveheart

    Within popular culture as well as true life events, humans look for a person to root for in hard times or difficult events. William Wallace within the movie Braveheart captures that idea completely while trying to tell the story of how a group set out to overthrow foreign rule as well as shake up the feudal system. This piece sets out to take a historical event and turn it into a blockbuster hit through love, battles, and a martyr to root for. Although as many know that movies rarely hold up to…

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