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Arnolfini - 1,407 words
An essay written by a renowned art historian, Erwin Panofsky, discusses the controversy over a famous painting. The disputation was over the identification of the two people portrayed in the painting. The painting was a portrait thought to be Giovanni Arnofili and his wife, and the artist was Jan van Eyck. Panofsky wrote this essay to prove that this painting found in 1815, which he refers to as the London portrait, is identical to a picture which was once acquired by Queen Mary of Hungary, among others. The Hapsburg painting, referring to the one owned by the Queen, was lost in 1789. In my essay, I will show the proof given by Panofsky that the two By tracing the provenance of the paintings ...
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Little Women - 811 words
The Battle of Bunker/Breeds Hill The Battle of Bunker Hill was an important and decisive battle in the Revolutionary War. Several important events contributed to this battle. Quite a few famous people were involved with this battle. The most important part is what affect it had on the outcome of the war and our Many people call this the battle of Bunker Hill, but the fighting really took place on Breeds Hill, which is an adjoining hill. People may call it the Battle of Bunker Hill because it is the bigger of the two hills. Bunker Hill did play a roll in the battle though, the Americans retreated There are several important events that led up to the battle and caused it. After receiving a mes ...
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Julius Cesar - 605 words
Julius Caesar is one of the most famous people in world history. He was a very interesting man. It was Caesar who changed the way that the Roman government worked. He was also a great warrior and claimed a great deal of land for the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar was born on July 12th or 13th in 100 B.C. His father died when he was 16 years old. Soon after this he was married. In 84 B.C. he married Cornelia, the daughter of Lucius Cornelius Cinna. In 82 B.C., after some troubled debates about his marriage to Cornelia, Caesar left Rome to spend time in the military service in Asia and Cicilia. He returned in 78 B.C. He soon left again and travelled to Rhodes to study. During his journey he was c ...
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Hindenburg - 1,562 words
Thesis: The Hindenburg has contributed to the history of aircraft as well as A. attention getter and relate it to Hindenburg A. Count von Zeppelins first rigid airships III. Paul von Hindenburg: The man that the famous airship was named after. A. Hindenburg, king of rigid airships and the last of them. B. aircraft has changed because of it C. investigations have changed because of it. the hindenburgs history and investigation A 747, O.J. Simpson, the Goodyear blimp and the shooting at Columbine High School all have one thing in common. The Hindenburg has contributed to these things in one way or another. The 747 is a modern aircraft that is very popular in commercial airlines. O.J. Simpson i ...
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Appian Way - 808 words
First conceived in 312 B.C. by Appius Claudius the Appian Way was known as the Queen of roads. She was Romes first military highway, in a time when most didnt consider building roads. Let alone one that would last millenniums. The Appian Way or Appia begins at the foot of the colosseum. Not far afterwards is the ruins of the Milliarium Aureum, which was built in 20 B.C. by Augustus. The Milliarium Aureum or the Golden Milestone listed the miles/distance from one place to another along the Appia. Construction began on the Appian Way in 312 B.C. while Rome was conquering the Samnites. Who held territory around Capua and Beneventum. (Present day Benevento) Rome wanted a road that lade down to C ...
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Slavery - 1,105 words
A slave is a human being who is owned by another human being through birth, purchase, or capture. A slave can be bought, sold, hired out, exchanged, given as a gift, or inherited. They dont have rights, the law doesnt protect them, and their masters rule over them. Their masters can treat them as they wish, and the slaves work with no pays what so ever. Since ancient times, people of all cultures were deprived of their rights through slavery. Many people may wonder about when slavery began or how it started. Well, about 10,000 years ago, people developed farming which gave them more food than they desired. Therefore, they came up with a theory, instead of killing their enemies, why cant they ...
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The Medias Effect On Underage Alcohol Abuse - 1,244 words
The Effects of the Media on Underage Alcohol Abuse It is a major aspect of our culture and many others, being used in religious ceremonies, for celebration, and during common socialization, its presence is seen everywhere. It is alcohol. Alcohol is the broad term that society gives to such drinks as wine, beer, and hard liquor because it contains ethyl alcohol. Despite the fact that in the past century alone, alcohol has been denounced, accepted, and outlawed, we still see alcohol everywhere in magazines, television, billboards, and The effects of alcohol are numerous and reach a widespread of people in the following ways: drunk driving accidents, fetal alcohol syndrome, liver disease, and i ...
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What Can Be Discovered In The Trials And Death Of Socrates - 964 words
In " The Trails and Death of Socrates" we discover Socrates unique approach to philosophy. His method involves questioning people's theories and making them think in order to discover the right answers. Socrates' goals were to achieve more knowledge and at the same time influence other people. I plan to identify and evaluate Socrates practice of philosophy, along with his beliefs and goals. Socrates lived in Athens during the Periclean Age until his death in 399 B.C. He was a well known philosopher who would express his knowledge to anyone who cared to listen. Socrates was a clever and intelligent man, while at the same time very modest. He was truthful and spoke not in fancy phrases, but in ...
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Arizona - 1,457 words
Arizona is a very interesting state. One reason is because of its geography. There are many amazing places of interest. Arizona is also a very religious place. I think that the trivia of Arizona is very informative. Arizonas history is one of the most interesting of all the states. In Arizona there were many important events in its history. Arizona had many important people. These people came from the major cities in Arizona. Lets get started. Arizona is a very geographic place in the United States. Its longitude is 113 W. Its latitude is 35 N. it is the sixth largest state in the country, covering 114,000 square miles. Its bordering states are California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, ...
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My View On Life - 1,029 words
... ep us in line, but we all worry if its enough. We are what we are taught, education is essential, of that there is no question, but what we are taught can some times be questionable if not downright wrong in our minds. Its all depending on the personal agenda of the teachers. Thats why there are so many religions in the world, they cant all be right, they fight terrible wars over them. Now is that not stupid? Yes we all agree, but we have our own agenda, we have everything, compared with rest of the world and well jealously defend it. Right or wrong, we will. However, let me now get to the part that attempts to impart my personal out look on our future, beyond our scheduled stay on earth ...
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Life As I View It - 1,027 words
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Regionalism And Humor In Huck Finn - 1,020 words
Effective message through dialect, regionalism, and humor in Mark Twains Some writers use dialect, regionalism, and humor in their literary works to enhance their themes. Mark Twains ability to write in the vernacular allows him to capitalize on humor and dialect. In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the author conveys an effective message through dialect, regionalism, and humor in southern culture. No one in the early days of Clemens fame would have argued against the assertion that he emerged to prominence as a literary comedian, or as the phrase had it, funny man(Blair 19). Mark Twain brought about a joy to a reader that no other could. In his own time he was kn ...
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Cocaine - 476 words
Cocaine is a drug obtained from the coca plant. It is used medically as an anesthetic and as an illegal drug. It is mostly produced in countries in South America such a Columbia and Mexico. It is also produced in many other countries including the United States. The traditional method of cocaine use is to chew the leaves of the coca plant, giving a mild stimulation. Powder cocaine which is the most popular today is usually inhaled or injected into a vein and provides a lower high with major effects lasting almost 30 minutes. Freebase cocaine is usually smoked and causes a strong, short-lived peak for about 3- 5 minutes. There are many effects to the use of cocaine. Psychological effects vari ...
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Heros - 895 words
What or who is a hero? There are so many people with so many different heroes that it would be impossible to name one person as "The Hero" The dictionary translation of hero is: In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. GRAND, NOBLE. Of impressive size or power. A person noted for a special achievement in a particular field. Are peoples heroes always human? Absolutely not. Many people have considered dogs as heroes. In history dogs have saved many peop ...
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Jazz - 1,402 words
... lly redefined the way to improvise in a song, and it is full of creative and unique musical ideas, also called "licks". Famous people such as the saxophonist Charlie Parker, the trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and the drummer Max Roach created bebop during the 40s and the Postwar Decades, which was definitely a big leap for jazz. This style of jazz is less restricted, and improvisation involved longer phrases, more choruses, and more emotions. Modal jazz, also called free jazz, has no rules at all. It was created during the late 50s through the 70s. Improvisation has ultimate freedom and so does the songs. A famous trumpeter named Miles Davis helped created modal jazz by arranging songs so ce ...
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Dantes Hell - 649 words
In Dantes vision of hell, fairness is, essentially, the entire point. It seems in this divine vision, hell is a heaven of exquisite fairness. Not only does everyone get what they deserve for what they did on earth, they understand exactly why they have ended up where they have and are supremely repentant because they understand so well. There really isnt an aspect of Dantes hell that isnt fair. Probably the fairest aspect of the Inferno is the punishments themselves. The gluttons are gnawed, the violent submerged in blood, fortunetellers walk backwards, look backwards for eternity. These individualized penalties are almost excruciatingly correct for the crime committed. If ever we have tried ...
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Stage Fright - 1,190 words
It grabs your gut and makes your hands shake. It hijacks your saliva glands when you need them the most. It reduces you to a child, scared to death that the boogieman lurks somewhere beyond the stage lights. Stage Fright. According to the Book of Lists, stage fright is most peoples number one fear, next to fear of height, insects, deep water, illnesses and death. This doesnt necessarily mean people would rather die than do presentations or perform. By nature death is an once-in-a-lifetime ordeal, which allows it to be easily put down on the list. But public speaking or performing, and all the jitters that come with it, is something everyone has to deal with. Those who dont learn how to contr ...
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Freedom - 959 words
Freedom is something not what a lot of people can have. Sometimes people have to fight for it and some die in the process. Freedom is the reason of why a lot of wars start. People have been fighting for freedom for a long time. The word freedom means: being free; independence; honorary citizenship. There are many different types of freedom, but they all mean the same thing in one way or another. Some of the different types of freedom are freedom of information act, freedom from slavery, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and freedom of expression. Sometimes you have freedom without knowing that you have and sometimes you think you have it but in reality you don't have it because some bod ...
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Civil War - 598 words
The Civil War was one of the events that added to the rich history of the United States capitol. The Civil War started in April 12, 1861 through April 9, 1865. It took more American lives then any other war in history. It divided the people, in some families fought against there own brothers. The war was between the Southern States and the Northern States. The Southern States were trying to preserve slavery and an agricultural way of life, and the Northern States dedicated to a more modern day of life and to ending slavery. The terrible bloodshed left a heritage of grief and bitterness that only declined slowly and, even today, it has not fully disappeared yet. The civil war was also called ...
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