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Cleopatra and Antony. Plutarchs view of the relationship between Antony and Cleopatra was that, on the one hand, Antony was mad in love with her, where he abandoned his old lifestyle to embrace her way of living, but on the other hand he was neede
Many people say that Cleopatra did what she felt was necessary to save Egypt, whatever the price she would have to pay. (http://www.touregypt.net/cleopatr.htm). Antony was bewitched by Cleopatra's charm and intelligence; he's love for Cleopatra was portrayed as madness (book 1, Reputations, p.9). On the second part of this passage we can see that Antony was willing to impress Cleopatra at any cost.
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Architecture has a way of telling a story in history. The Tomb of Queen Hatshepsut tells a story about her life as being a pharaoh during the Eighteenth Dynasty.
The pharaohs needed a separate room because their belongings would be buried with them. The Egyptians took death seriously. This would be shown through the many chapels a pharaoh would have in its temple. You can also tell that the Tomb of Hatshepsut had a connection to death by the drawings of her life and her accomplishments throughout her reign. If you think about it, American people today put pictures up at the funeral home after someone passes away to show their life. The after life was eternity for the Egyptians. In front of Queen Hatshepsut's cult statue, priests could make daily offerings of food, drink, music and incense that would allow the dead king's soul to live forever.
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The skull of the skeleton is at a right position; the left arm and the right leg are slightly bent. According to the preliminary bone report3 and the accompanying grave goods assemblage were used to determine Grave 96a as male.
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Any subject for every potential university student has its own history. Therein lies the proof of its importance to all for each university genre has a study of its own history. History is important for all university students, no matter what subject they are taking Or what their opinion about the study of it may be. We are living in a world where students too happily subscribe to the theory that the past has no relevance in the modern world of the IT age. Others are encouraged, however assiduously, by teachers who want them to enter the so called "hard" sciences .
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Which aspects of the Roman games are the most difficult for someone living in the twenty first century to understand? How far can the aspects you have chosen be explained in terms of Roman values?
Remarkably some could redeem themselves, if they fought bravely enough and the community were suitably impressed, they could be given back their lives and in some cases freedom. Yet some gladiators were born free men, they had given up their normal lives to pursue fame and fortune, or had become socially unacceptable after scandal or legal losses and could used this desperate measure as a chance to live again. The fighting skills used in the arena were regarded by society as a noble art, whilst stories of great battles would be displayed in the arena to educate and show the strength of Rome making the population feel secure.
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The Greeks studied the human form and replicated every curve. Clothing was depicted as it lay in natural folds, hanging off the body. The physical structure and facial features were carved in idealistic styles. Natural beauty was embraced and the figures inhabited a real space. Human depictions of the Romanesque era were a far cry from the Classical Greek style. Facial features exhibited cartoon-like expressions and the natural world was not represented in a realistic sense. Symbolism dominated the arts as the main theme of the time.
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In this essay I am going to be discussing the impact government had on public health during the Roman and medivel perieods
The Romans controlled a vast empire. Rome, the capital, was the largest city in the world at that time, with a population of over 1,000,000 by about 4 BC. Such a city produced huge amounts of waste products, and required vast amounts of fresh water for the survival of its people. To ensure the of the city and the people, the government of Rome developed a highly structured public health system, and this method was followed in other cities and towns established across the Roman Empire.
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There were several things about the Mongol Empire that were quite unique, their most surprising and advanced characteristic is that they were tolerant and actually supported outside religions. This is something that is almost never heard of in other empires of that time or any time for that matter. What is just as surprising is that many of the religions that were in the Mongol Empire hated each other and yet they fought with each other to expand the reach of the empire.
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The three forms of drama to stem were tragedy, comedy and satyr. Despite this religion was a chief element within Greek drama. This is evident in many of the plays, which incorporate the gods into the story. This was not unusual as plays were commonly performed in honour of the gods, as mentioned above. Because of this association drama had with the gods, theatrical performances were extremely important to Athenian society and as a consequence, sourced thousands of people, from all parts of the land to celebrate in the holy festivities.
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Augustus built many magnificent buildings throughout the empire. Most of the buildings were public. Some of these buildings provided shelter for the homeless. Augustus also improved the roads. Some of the unemployed workers were hired to build these new road systems. Once these road systems were built they provided more trade throughout the empire. Literature flourished with writers. The empire expanded under Augustus with his generals subduing Spain, Gaul, Pannonia, and Dalmatia.
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Medium shot Here is where most of AUcians eat, at least once a day while studying or in between gaps SOT: Close up shot of Essam eating a sandwich fro the Cafeteria ON MOST OF THE DAYS I EITHER HAVE BREAKFEAST OR LUNCH DEPENDING ON MY SCHEDUAL VO: Medium wide shot of Sherif Speaking and behind him the open buffet The Cafeteria doesn't only offer snacks and sandwiches but there is
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According to Natascha Zajac, 'The Romans believed that the human body was made up of four humours. Disease was thought to be the result of imbalance. A certain way of bathing restores the balance of humours.' Before going into the baths, the Romans usually did a lot of physical activities and sports, like ball games (e.g. Trigon), wrestling and weight-lifting in the Palestra, to maintain the fitness of their bodies. So therefore, going to Baths was a way for the Romans to be clean and healthy. Also, going to Baths was more or less a social event.
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It was a great military fortress with amazing intelligence system. Aztecs were terrific warriors. Montezuma, the emperor of the Aztec nation, observed Spanish soldiers and was informed that they drove horses and fired guns. 600 Spanish soldiers conquered the huge Aztec Empire - how is this possible? Montezuma was informed that the people living in the coast saw floating mountains across the water. He had warnings of the arrival of the fair-skinned bearded strangers. A fair-skinned stranger landed on the east coast.
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After four years of instability John of Luxemborg got the Czech throne by a dynastic wedding. Under the rule of his son, Charles IV., the Czech Kingdom became the centre of the Holy Roman Empire. Prague became the imperial resindence and during this period it flourished and grew. In 1348 Charles IV. founded the University, the New Town and he promoted the construction of the Charles Bridge and the St.Vitus Cathedral. The first of the 15th century was marked by the Husic Movement.
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* This way the church stayed in power even when the rest of the Roman civilisation was falling apart! * The start of the medieval period is sometimes known as the Dark Ages. * After the barbarians took over there were several consequences for medicine: 1) Centres for the training of doctors disappeared. 2) Roman public health systems collapsed 3) Many of the important books of the Greeks and Romans were lost and destroyed. * There wasn't a proper system for the training of the doctor and some people claimed to be doctors when they weren't. * Throughout must of the barbarian empire, the Roman system sanitations had broken down.
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Herbs were commonly used as treatments by both Romans and Greeks. Galen used herbs and vegetables as opposites for example he used pepper when patients had colds because it is seen as hot. Roman families used vegetables in medical treatments at home. The idea of herbs was seen as one of the most important methods for the Romans and the Greeks. Greeks frequently recommended exercise and changes in the diet there is also evidence for this method by the Romans. The Romans were a great fan of public baths and those who could afford it had personal trainers.
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Hippocrates (460 - 377 BC), a Greek, is acknowledged as the founding father of modern medicine and wrote the Hippocratic corpus, which were a collection of books written by Hippocrates or his followers. A man called Aristotle developed Hippocrates' ideas and the city of Alexandria became a centre of medical development. The library in Alexandria attempted to amass all the knowledge in the world and made copies of its books for other libraries. It was also the first place to allow human dissection for a period of time, which meant that the human anatomy could be studied in detail.
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To make some comparison of the most significant world cultures let's take as examples the art pieces of theirs.
culture to world attention. Classical Greek female nudes are usually identified as Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Venus, the Roman mythological counterpart, was widely reproduced in miniature and monumental sizes, and in diverse media, including stone, bronze, and terracotta. Because they were popular in imperial Rome, Venuses became generic representations of feminine charm, for these statues capture the moment when a woman, mortal or divine, is glimpsed performing her private rituals of bathing and dressing. Since many Greek sculptures have not survived, Roman copies provide a means to study their predecessors.
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To what extent were the provincials in the Empire influenced by the Roman way of life. How different were the East and West? The territory of the Roman Empire was divided into a number
without Roman or Latin citizenship were called "taxable" and some "free and allied" but the distinction had little significance. The wealthy would be enrolled in the local order (equivalent to the Roman senate) and it and the local elected magistrates would see to regular administration and collect the taxes. The provincials in the West and the East were very different compared to each other before romanization took place. In the East, the provinces were built up with large cities and towns and their society was much greater than the Roman Empire due to its length of existence.
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But the Romans had a political system depending on unity and when the power was moved there was no longer any control over the enormous empire. The senate neither had any power after the population's belief for the senate had decreased. The changing's of the emperor did also lead into many different wills leading the empire, not leading the empire at the same way as the last one had wanted. That led to a slowdown in the empires development. With just one emperor for a long period the empire would have looked a bit different and grown much stronger than it did.
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Considering India contained such a diverse population at the time, the conversational style of the inscriptions indicated Ashoka's awareness of India's diversity4. The edicts also described a genuine concern to ensure all achieved happiness in this life and the next through teachings of dhamma.5 Despite the idea of dhamma being so 'ideal', it seemed the empire Ashoka wanted so desperately to create was almost an impossible goal he was trying to achieve.
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He refused and they went to war led by Flaminius. This was the second Macedon war. The war began in 200 BC and lasted three years. Philip was defeated in Thessaly. Greece was not declared free until the year after - 196BC. Antiochus attacked the roman forces in Greece claiming he was freeing Greece of the Romans. He was defeated in 189 BC and made to give heavy penalties to Rome for his actions. Throughout all of this Rome had not seized control of any land and had not asked of any rewards from Greece, instead proclaiming themselves to be protectors of Greece.
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In the upper Thames area and in the Fens (East Anglia) archaeological sites prove that in this period hunter -gathers and farmer existed at the same time. Farming is thought to have started in Britain around 4500BC or earlier People crossing the Channel from the Continent in large coracles, brought seed corn, cattle, sheep, pigs, and dogs (a breed similar to fox terriers) with them. In order to grow their crops, woodland and shrub was cleared by cutting and burning then the seeds were planted in the ashes.
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Land in the east was no easier to come by after the Civil War. Most of the land was in the hands of rich farmers. This left smaller farmers with only one option, head west. Farmers saw the Great Plains as a chance for a new start. They could purchase large tracts of land for much less than the price of eastern lands, and the railroad's western expansion gave them the ability to send the fruits of their labor to markets in the east.
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The reactions and requirements of men and women differed throughout the funeral procession. The men entered from the right with their right arm raised which contrasts sharply with the "wild ecstasy of the women"(Alexiou, 7), who stand in varying attitudes and postures around the grave site. "The chief mourner usually clasps the head of the dead man with both hands, while the others may try to touch his hand, their own right hand stretched over him. Most frequently both hands are raised above the head, sometimes beating the head and visibly pulling at their loosed hair " (Alexiou, 6).
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