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Sistine Chapel - 622 words
Without question the most recognized work of the Renaissance is Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Named for Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (1471-1484), the chapel is simple in shape. Its measurements repeat those given in the Bible for the temple of Solomon. But, despite the Sistine Chapel's structural simplicity, its ceiling is one of the pinnacle achievements in art history. After more than four years, Michelangelo completed his masterpiece ceiling in October of 1512. On it he portrayed the nine stories from the Book of Genesis, including its most famous image, God's Creation of Adam. The achievement of this work lies not only in the detail and beauty of the artistry, but also in the comprehensi ...
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A Black Cat - 2,055 words
... ghout with a rough plaster, which the dampness of the atmosphere had prevented from hardening. Moreover, in one of the walls was a projection, caused by a false chimney, or fireplace, that had been filled up and made to resemble the rest of the cellar." The narrator knew that he "...could readily displace the bricks at this point, insert the corpse, and wall the whole up as before, so that no eye could detect anything suspicious." "By means of a crowbar [the narrator] easily dislodged the bricks, and...carefully deposited the body against the inner wall...." He then "...relaid the whole structure as it originally stood." Afterwards, he "...prepared a plaster which could not be distinguis ...
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The Effect Of Chrysler - 1,082 words
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The Myth Of Apollo - 1,188 words
... nation for a earthquake or other geological activity in the area around Telphusas streams . A angry God who wishes to punish a water nymph is easier to explain than a rockslide caused by random geologic events . Another event which could be explained to a lesser extent by the theory of a nature myth, is when Apollo appears as a Dolphin in the boat of Minoan sailors . Although not a common occurrence it is quite possible that while out traveling from Cnossos, a Dolphin could jump into a boat . This would not necessarily be seen as a supernatural occurrence but when combined with a freak storm which blows the Minoan sailors of course to the North could well be seen as a sign from the Gods ...
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Miltons Paradise Lost - 2,198 words
Miltons Paradise Lost has been praised since its edition as being the greatest English epic of all time, most stunningly in its author's realistic depiction of the fabled parents of humanity, Adam and Eve. How Milton chose to portray the original mother and father has been a focus of much criticism- especially with contemporary readers. One of the main subjects of these comments is in reference to Eve, who, according to many, is a trivial character that is rather nave, juvenile, and most definitely inferior to her mate. Nonetheless, which many do not recognize is that, surprisingly, after the fateful Fall, she becomes a much more evolved character. When Eve is introduced to the storyline of ...
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Greek Gods And Goddesses - 1,174 words
There were two types of Olympic Gods: Celestial Deities and Earth Deities. The Celestial Deities dwelled on Mount Olympus while the Earth Deities resided on, or under, Earth. There were twelve Olympic Gods; however, because the tales of these gods started out orally, the gods and goddesses classified as Olympians are not totally clear. Because the Twelve Olympians are not totally clear, there are a possible fourteen gods and goddesses that could be classified as Olympians. The gods and goddesses all had their place in Ancient Greece and were either worshipped or hated because of their responsibilities and talents. The Greek Gods and Goddesses all had a great influence and importance to Greek ...
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Happiness In Greek And Roman Literature - 484 words
The issue of happiness reoccurs constantly in Greek and Roman mythology. Among this is the right to bear arms when attacked. Yet David Strussel brings an important issue in this discussion, namely that in order to fully understand the theological repurcussions of these events in light of later religious underpinnings, we must look at the theoretical implications of the Rosetta Stone. The links of this isn't limited to the Aegean Sea, far from it. Traces of fragments can be seen all the way in India. What does this mean? It suggests that plausibility that the "Stone" was actually fabricated years later. In order to fully understand, we must understand the game of cricket. In a highly controve ...
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The Iliad: The Violent Mentality - 1,709 words
The Birth of the Violent Mentality I must admit that Homer is a gifted writer. Homer?s selection of words and rhythmic poetry attract and take control of readers? minds. The attractiveness of Homer?s writing places his readers in a state of vulnerability. Readers may learn to accept principles that are not conducive to their intellectual or social well being. Should not this talent of writing be used to contribute to the progress or growth of worthwhile standards? In Homer?s epic The Iliad, war and death are littered throughout the entire piece. I believe that the Iliad is just another war story that promotes violence and has helped contribute to the violent and explosive social context that ...
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