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Scylla's description of Minos is very lengthy and in depth, showing every single aspect of Minos she adores - "How handsome that helmeted warrior looks!". The description shows how much Scylla is infatuated with Minos, thinking of the war as 'heart-breaking', not because of the fact that her city is being besieged by his army, but because it means that Minos is her enemy. The reader is shown from the start that Scylla does not seem to think about what she is doing and she is not thinking about the consequences of the plans that she is forming in her mind to have Minos for herself.
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He was raised in secret so his father would not swallow him. Zeus? father swallowed all of his other brothers and sisters. When Zeus got older, he kicked his father in the stomach. When Zeus kicked him his father threw up all of the other children. Zeus overthrew his father and took over. After overthrowing his father, Zeus married his older sister Hera. Hera was very jealous and did not like her husband?s affairs (Zeus, Internet). Hera was also an Olympian goddess. She was the queen of Heaven and the goddess of marriage (Hera, Internet).
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Solon endeavoured for Eunomia; or "the reign of good order", where all classes where represented in government. Under Solon's leadership, the Codes of Law, regarding family matters, were revised and brought benefits to all social classes. He established a Timocracy; a government in which political rights of citizens were determined by wealth, not by birth. He then split the government into 5 levels; the archons, the Council of Areopagus, The Council of 400, the Assembly and the Heliaea.
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. When they were in the land of the Cyclops, Odysseus refused to simply raid the cave and leave. He would rather have risked the lives of his men and stay to be foolish. When they arrive on Circe's island, Odysseus sends a group of his men to go find out who lives in Circe's house. The group of men gets turned into pigs, and he takes the rest of his men to go rescue them. They end up spending a year with Circe, which they wouldn't have if Odysseus had just set sail without exploring the island. If Odysseus was a hero, he wouldn't just think about himself, but others too.
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The English word 'vomit' is derived from it. They could get everyone out in a matter of minutes. If you look above, you can see the remainders of a velerium, a retractable awning. It was made of canvas and ropes, and covered almost two thirds of the Colosseum, which is a big achievement considering its size. There was a section for each type of citizen. The bottom row was for Roman senators, behind that, were middle class citizens, then lower class, then foreigners, and at the very back, were the slaves. The best seats were raised about two metres above the arena, for safety.
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In the story Oedipus the King by Sophocles, Oedipus uses his free will to make choices. He chooses to curse the killer, find the truth about his childhood, and blinds himself.
Oedipus curses the killer to live alone in the mountain. , "Now my curse on the murderer, Whoever he is a lone man unknown in his crime or one among many, let that man drag out his life in agony, step by painful step" (Lines 280-283). Oedipus uses his free will and tells Creon that the killer of King Laius will be sent to exile. He could of let God have his way with the killer but he choose to take the punishment into his own hands.
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Enlightened - "From that hour, Siddhartha ceased to fight against his destiny. There shone on his face the serenity of knowledge... " (136) After he goes through his experiences about life, Siddhartha learns many different lessons and finally reaches enlightenment. b) Govinda 1) Follower - "... a crouching shadow emerged from the last hut and joined the pilgrim. It was Govinda." (12). Govinda is following Sidhartha on his journey to enlightenment, and shows that he will follow Siddhartha in almost all he does.
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Those who learned these new trades benefitted from the new laws, and citizenship was granted to skilled craftsmen immigrants. (1 p. 182) The second class was called the hippeis, the "knights" who could afford to maintain their own horse. Their wealth had to equal 300 or more medimnoi, and they too had the right to become Archons and on the Areopagus Council, as well be part of lesser offices of state1. Thirdly, the zeugitai were created, the "yoke-men" who could afford their own armour and were thus part of the phalanx.
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Penelope * Portrayed to be a troubled, upset woman at start of the book due to the loss of Odysseus. * Remains loyal to him even when his own son has left him for dead. * Cunning like Odysseus as she tricks the suitors many times so that she does not have to marry any of them. Athene * Goddess of wisdom and Odysseus' patron goddess. She favors him in all things, and is the one who arranges his return to Ithaca and destruction of the suitors who wronged him.
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His mother, Olympias, was his father's first wife. Strong in character, she returned to her country when Philip - Alexander's father - married Eurydice. Philip, in turn, was a great commander and a strong leader. Busy with governing, he hires Aristotle to educate Alexander. Alexander is curious and intelligent. He likes music and literature, animals and hunting. At age thirteen he surprises the court by riding a wild horse, Bucephalas, who will accompany him in all his campaigns. At age sixteen, he is left in charge of the government for a time and at eighteen he has won his first battle. When Philip is murdered, Alexander is only twenty.
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The forum is the most important part of Pompeii for Historians to understand what life was like in Pompeii Do you agree?
The ash and lava cooled and solidified, causing people to become statues. It may have wrecked thousands of lives, futures and dreams, but it did leave something for the future generation of the world to work with and learn from. There was a lot of intact treasure that was left behind which belonged to the Roman civilisation. Thus helping us to learn about them and understand their society and lifestyle a lot better. To date, this remains to be a place of mystery and importance.
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To what extent do you think that Aeneas behaves as a hero should, in the books of Aeneid which you have read? Give reasons for your views and support them with details from Aeneid Books 1,2 and 4
There's no honour in punishing women, but to blot out that evil - that's a job worth doing, and I shall be praised for punishing this one - she richly deserves it. And I shall enjoy the pleasure of glutting my hatred and avenging my loved ones."(Book 2, page 48) Aeneas is on the point of murdering Helen when his mother, Venus, appears and tells Aeneas to be more concerned with the safety of his family and to focus upon escape rather than vengeance.
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Some gladiators who had been prisoners of war used their native weapons and armour, and portrayed themselves as their "native" characters in battles, such as Gaul's or Thracians. Gladiators were also named according to their ethnic roots. This changed over the years and the names of the different types of gladiators reflected their combat techniques such as Secutores (chasers), Bestiarii (beast fighters) and Retiarius (net fighters). The Thracian gladiators were so named because they resembled fighters from Thrace which was a region of northern Greece and one of the earliest enemies of Rome.
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Just about every aspect of sport which we find exciting today was present in the chariot races of ancient Rome. Do you agree?
An important aspect that we find interesting and exciting about sport nowadays is team support; for example in football, where fans support their favourite team and root for them to win each match to win championships. This was present in the chariot races as there were four different factions (red, white, blue and green) to which charioteers belonged to, and fans supported one of these factions. What faction you supported was highly important and provided a sense of collaboration and team support; an aspect that sports fans nowadays find extremely exciting.
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However, the author does not expose Gawain's imperfections with the intent to paint man in a negative light. Contrarily, he does so in order to demonstrate the resiliency of man's good intentions. Despite Gawain's decision to conceal the green girdle from the host's wife, his actions were not taken to earn him fame. He accepts the Green Knight's game in order to prove to himself that he is equal to the other Knights of the Round Table. Additionally, the honorable manner in which the author has Gawain atone for his sin takes the one transgression Gawain makes and twists it into a display of man's basic righteousness.
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Throughout his story, the seafarer expresses his strong belief in fate. Though his life may be sorrowful, the seafarer understands that his path is predetermined and that there is nothing he can do to change that. So, rather than fighting his fate, the seafarer humbly accepts his life knowing that a firm reliance in God will guide him to heaven. "The Seafarer" illustrates that, although life is full of struggle, one must conquer their fate and have faith in God in order to be rewarded with eternal salvation. Along the seafarer's journey, he proves that one must endure, and strive to make the best of, the hardships that are brought upon him along his predetermined path.
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To what extent are the traditions and values of the ancient Olympic Games reflected in those of today?
In ancient Greece a winner's success was spread throughout the states, just as today success is published through media. "You must be an athlete-since nothing makes a man so famous during his lifetime as what he can achieve with his hands and feet." - Homer Odysseys. Even after the games were completed, the winners left their mark on the site. Olympic victors were allowed to erect a statue in the Altis. On the base of the statue were the names of the athlete, his father and his city, as well as the event in which he had triumphed.
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Although this might seem judgmental, he merely did not stand it when people tried to be something else, or were not true and genuine and was basically a truly honest, no-nonsense kind of person. Early in the book, the reader witnesses the first of many of Holden's criticisms towards "phonies". After leaving his hotel room to find some kind of entertainment, Holden enters a club and sits down to watch the night's entertainment. Holden recognizes the pianist as a man named Ernie and immediately begins to voice his thoughts.
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� 11:00 h je vais pour me coucher. Chaque mercredi Je vais � l'�glise le mercredi pour la messe. Quand je suis libre, j'aime sortir avec mes amis, lire des livres, surfer sur Internet, regarder la t�l�vision, �couter de la musique et de cuire, etc J' habite a Sharjah la route de qassemya m�me que les banques commerciales de Duba�. J'habite au 2�me �tage 205. Actuellement nous louons un appartement aux Emirats Arabes Unis, mais la maison de retour en Egypte que nous poss�dons une villa. Non, je n'ai pas d'enfants par ce que je ne suis pas marie Oui mes parents habitent dans la m�me maison.
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In My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Toula knew she could get a degree and actually do something with her life, being that she was interested in computers. Unlike the traditional Greek wives, who stay at home and do work in the kitchen, she actually wanted to make something of her life.
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They fall in love but encounter many problems because Toula comes from a very traditional Greek family. When you meet someone who looks at life differently then you, you're views on life also being to change and this is not necessarily a bad thing. In the movie, Toula's parents believed that Greek women should marry Greek men and, well, make Greek babies. Toula disagreed and when she got older she finally found the courage to tell her parents that she had found a non-Greek man and he was the one she was in love with. Although they disapproved at first, after getting to know Ian, they approved and arranged the marriage.
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This is used to build tension and fear as people are usually more afraid of what they don't see. The mood is executed excellently and John Williams memorable soundtrack is used to enhance this state. Camera techniques are being used less and less these days in the common film and pushed out into the water to be replaced by special effects and expensive props. So clever and intuitive techniques are increasingly rare, which makes me even more glad to see these simple, yet effective, movements and points of view .
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The opening scene is set in an unwelcoming and bland atmosphere, to almost push the reader away. Using adjectives like 'plain' 'bare' and 'monotonous' to describe a Victorian schoolroom shows the extreme contrast in colour and vibrance to a modern day school, which is one way he condemns the physical appearance of the room. The reader is placed in the situation and tries to imagine the dull, deserted atmosphere around them, which is exactly the result Dickens wants. All life and excitement seems to have been stripped from the walls (and from the students!). To add to the austerity of the scene, he refers to the room as a 'vault' which has several conflicting inferences; the children
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The paths they follow are in opposite directions and each one has its own merits. From the first scene, the attention is focused on the exaggerated relationship between small-minded Claudio and naive Hero, the obedient daughter of Signior Leonato. Claudio is a very self-important character in the play. He seems to be a dreamer with high expectations of his wife - she must be beautiful, wealthy and have a status in life that matches his own vision of himself. Their lustful relationship demonstrates the typical outcome of love at first sight. Claudio returned from war ready to love.
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