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  • A Poetic Analysis Of Caesar's Pharsalia

    The excerpt from the “Pharsalia” depicts Caesar’s arrival in a Roman city with the intent to initiate a civil war, highlighting his excessively ambitious personality. The narrator describes Caesar’s character explicitly prior to his arrival by stating that he sought everything to the fullest, “With sword unpitying: every victory won / Reaped to the full; the favor of the gods / Pressed to the utmost; all that stayed his course…” (Lucan 529). Caesar then exhibits his character upon his arrival,…

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  • Roman Mythology: The Comparison To The Underworld

    The Comparison To The Underworld Many pieces of literature contain many similar characteristics to Greek and Roman mythology as these references illustrate a certain idea or image for the reader. Many authors in the past would draw these comparisons to invoke a deeper meaning to their writing. The Underworld of Roman mythology is the kingdom of Pluto and is where Romans believed the dead went to in afterlife. For one, the house of Trimalchio as well as the contents in it, are directly related to…

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  • Ancient Roman Education System

    Education in the early years of ancient Rome were rather informal. It was usually the responsibility of the fathers to teach their children all that they needed to know. From the comfort of their homes, children were taught the basics: reading, writing, and arithmetic. The goal was for children to be able to understand simple business transactions, as well as have the ability to count, weigh and measure (Shelton, p. 100). When children got older, they would also get the opportunity to shadow…

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  • The Crossing Of The Rubicon Analysis

    he Crossing of the Rubicon Annotated Bibliography Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus. “The Crossing of the Rubicon.” The Portable Roman Reader. New York: Penguin Group, 1977. Lucanus shows us how the Romans have become caught up with living a wealthy life, full of luxuries. Having forgotten their humble beginnings, the people of Rome are corrupt with greed. Ceasar, a powerful leader of his people, feels guilty for how his country has lost sight of what is important, at least important to…

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  • Trimalchio In The Great Gatsby

    the question for credit. “She’s going to stay there till the day after tomorrow, and then we’re going to move away.” Literary Terms: allusion Who is Trimalchio? Why might he be referenced in the text? Trimalchio was a character in the story Satyricon by Petronius. He was a man who gained power and wealth through determination and hard work. When he got his wealth, he threw big parties so he could impress his guests. This would be referred to in the text because Gatsby has done the same…

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  • Analysis Of Trimalchio's Dinner Party

    performers to the guests themselves who contributed by singing, dancing, reciting, and even making up short poems on the spot. This traditional Roman method of dining has been adopted and warped by Trimalchio, a wealthy man written about in Petronius’ “Satyricon”. Trimalchio was freed from slavery and grew such a tremendous amount of wealth that even upper-class would attend his parties just to get a free meal, despite his dinner parties…

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  • Hippolytus Myths

    Myth uses the medium of a story to describe the activities of the gods and larger than life humans, emphasising interpersonal relationships. These stories were neither singular nor static but evolved with different versions and were manipulated to highlight different values and ideologies. I agree with the statement and will argue that the myths of Hippolytus and the foundation myths of Roman were used by ancient societies to bind its members into a cohesive unit. This essay will explore the…

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  • The Conquest Of The Roman Republic Analysis

    The Roman republic was formed on the backbone of having a formidable army, consisting of several legions that pooled their numbers from all parts of the Republic. The sheer size of the Roman army, approximately 300,000 soldiers, made them unrivalled in the region. This numerical superiority significantly aided them in their conquests, leading to victories more often than not. The triumphant conquest of territories strengthened the power of Rome’s ruling elites, and brought about an increase in…

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