Ptolemy I Soter

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  • Hellenistic Cosmopolis

    Religion has been under the influence of syncretism, the amalgamation of Greek and Egyptian religions. Through syncretism, Ptolemy I created Serapis, a Graeco-Egyptian god. Serapis, a supreme god that carried traits of Greek and Egyptian deities, is mainly worshipped at Alexandria, demonstrating the unification of Greek and Egyptian culture. Syncretism has also impacted the design in statues and sculptures. Hellenistic influences appear in the art itself as sculptors produce a variety of figures, including women, children and elderly, that accurately represents reality. Also, art was used as propaganda in order to portray the message that “Alexander and his successors are not mere mortals but incarnations of divinities” (500, Ancient Greece). Furthermore, new institutions were built to encourage advances in art and literature. In order to expand knowledge, a research…

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  • Draco: Constellations In Northern Skies

    astronomer by the name of Ptolemy in the second century. In Latin Draco means Dragon and the constellation is a presentation of the dragon Ladon that is the guardian of a garden with the help of the Hesperides in Greek Mythology (http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/draco-constellation/). The constellation is also said to flip as the year goes on. During the summer seasons it will appear one way while in the winter it is seen the other way. The myth revolving around the…

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  • Edward Scissorhands-Personal Narrative

    jumped into the shower and got out 10 minutes later. 'What the hell do I wear? Are we going somewhere nice or casual? Should I text her and see? Fuck it, I 'll surprise her. ' Carmilla decided to wear her black skinny jeans with the tear on the kneecaps, her leather boots, and a black top that slightly showed off her stomach. She had the abs, so why not impress Laura? She wore her hair in the usual way, curls draping down her shoulders, while her bangs swooped over her…

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  • Eustress And Coping Project

    For my stress and coping project I decided to use a workout regimen rather than yoga, or deep breathing. In my workout regimen I have included running, stretching, and lifting of the upper and lower body. John and I have done so by using the Saint Leo gym to do our workouts and reduce the amount of stress that we have felt throughout the day. I have also compiled a chart for both my happiness level as well as the stress level in order to find the relationship between both mood and stress. Also,…

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  • A Day: The Love Of My Life

    On this day, I met the love of my life. That date will forever be special to me, as it has affected my life in so many positive ways. We found each other at just the right time for the both of us, and together changed our lives for the better. If it weren’t for a friend’s persuasion, and maybe a little fate, I would not be where I am today. A few months prior to the 30th, I broke up with my girlfriend of 2 and a half years. She decided that I was not enough for her (three times), so I decided…

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  • Personal Narrative: Moving To America

    I can still remember that day. If someone asked me, I thought the world was coming to a blazing end. Well, at least my world. It was a very warm and humid spring afternoon. It was unusually warm, especially for this time of the year in Poland, as Poland does not experience humidity, especially not in the spring. Instead, this was the typical type of weather found in the east coast of the United States: hot, humid, and almost unbearable. It was quite a coincidence actually; since this was the…

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  • Constantine And Christianity: The Conversion Of Christianity In Rome

    Constantine’s conversion made him more tolerant of Christianity in Rome, allowing the Church to spread to other parts of his empire and to preach in public society. Constantine is praised as the emperor who made Christianity no longer anti-Roman. Had Constantine not converted and reformed Rome, the Church would have never been able to gain as much of a foothold in Rome and the West. His conversion ended the widespread persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire and greatly increased Christian…

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  • Personal Essay: My First Day At Harrow

    indeed, as I will have fellows with which I can roughhouse (The Byron Chronology). Today is my first day at Harrow and already I have a tutor by the name of Henry Dury. He is the son of the headmaster and I feel as though I am already making connections to the top. He is quite a dull man, though, and I have perhaps thought to call him Henry Dully as it seems more appropriate for his character. The school is only eleven miles due northwest from town which means on my days off I can stroll…

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  • Personal Narrative-Changing Experience Of Lying In Middle School

    Lying on my bedroom floor, I cried. It wasn’t one of those angry cries or stress cries, it was a cry that highlighted the hurt and pain that consumed me. I couldn’t comprehend what I did to deserve any of it, so I just cried. No one could hear me. Earlier that day in 2012, I woke up to my regular, everyday routine. From the kitchen, my mom yelled, “Wake up! It’s time to get ready for school!” Grumbling, I got out of my bed and started getting ready. It was a lovely spring morning, and I was…

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  • There Is More Powerful Than Any Adversity Or Problem You Face

    too long. I immigrated to Canada in May 3rd, 2011. The first week, my family and I roamed around in Edmonton. I started getting bored during the second week. I told my dad about that, and he granted me suggestion to join a school. At this point of time, my family and I weren’t sure if we desired to stay in Canada or no. Anyways, I thought about the suggestion my dad gave me and decided to join a school without recognizing the change that is going to take…

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