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One Hundred And Fifty Subject Matter
1,023 wordsTheodore Gericault's greatest legacy as an artist is undoubtedly his Raft of the Medusa, completed in 1819. The painting is the comprehensive result of experiments with a variety of forms and styles; it marks the apogee of Gericault's career. Beautiful and horrible, incidental and ubiquitous, monumental without a specific hero, The Raft of the Medusa was to the Salon of 1819 a complete paradox. The painting's first critics were divided in their assessments by their political and artistic ideolog...
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Sense Data Space Time
1,315 wordsOne night I saw a TV program, Einstein's Universe. I turned it on because it was narrated by Peter Ustinov, whom I admire, even though I'm tired of Einstein's universe. The program was well done. A great effort was made to make a clear and convincing dramatization of the universe according to Einstein; just enough mystique to sugar the dull sterility of science. What bothered me most was the subservient role of Peter Ustinov playing an average man who didn't know science, feeling privileged to b...
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Ugly Woman Three Sisters Medusa
412 wordsThere are many variations of the story of Medusa. Yet, I find this one more detailed and precise. Medusa is apart of the chain of Greek Mythology, these stories, or legends are not real and usually said to get a point across, or entertainment. Medusa also shows the relationship the society had with women at that time. Medusa was a Gorgon, The Gorgon's where three sisters, daughters of Phorcys and Ceto. Their names where Stethno, Euryale, and Medusa. Stethno and Euryale where immortal, however Me...
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Cetus To Ravage Wife Of Cepheus Cassiopeia
670 wordsCassiopeia was the wife of Cepheus, the Ethiopian king of Joppa (now known as Jaffa, in Israel), and the mother of Andromeda. The queen was both beautiful and vain, and the story of how her vanity caused great distress is told in relation to the constellation Andromeda. After promising her daughter in marriage to Perseus, Cassiopeia had second thoughts. She convinced one of Poseidon's sons, Agenor, to disrupt the ceremony by claiming Andromeda for himself. Agenor arrived with an entire army, and...
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Greek Culture Modern Day
576 wordsGreek mythological stories Hospitality HOSPITALITY Greek mythological stories contain many entertaining features: terrible monsters-Medusa and Hydra-, adventurous heroes-Perseus and Hercules-, and amazing gods-Zeus and Athena-. In addition to entertaining the reader, Edith Hamilton's Mythology contains many Greek values and morals that can educate the reader. Many scholars study these values to learn more about the ancient Greek culture. One particular value shown throughout Greek myths is hospi...
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Immortal Womans Rooster Lawless Outlaws Generates Dramatic Excitement Gods
5,280 wordsBy Joshua Vukelich. In the immoral world of Ovid's The Metamorphoses the gods stand out like the characters of a western dime novel. A hero, usually is dressed with their purple robes held together with golden straps, that classifies them as the royal or hierarchical gods. On the other hand, you have the villain, who dresses in dark colored clothing. Also, the villain can appear dressed in white with purple clothing which exemplifies the royalty of their underworld. The gods meet each other on a...
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Verdun France Nationalism First World War Road
818 wordsReview: The Road To Verdun: France, Nationalism Review: The Road To Verdun: France, Nationalism And The First World War By Ian Ousby Shipwreck of a nation The Road to Verdun: France, Nationalism and the First World War by Ian Ousby 324 pp, Jonathan Cape Reviewing a book on a subject about which one has written oneself is difficult. When the author of the work has died shortly before publication, the difficulty is doubled. Fortunately, this is an outstanding book, rich in its insights, and writte...
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Young Man One Day
1,202 wordsPerseus Once there was a king named Acrisius, he had a beautiful daughter named Danae. The oracle of Apollo told Acrisius that Danae's son would one day kill him. Acrisius could not let that happen, so he locked Danae in a bronze tower so that she would never marry or have children. The tower had no doors, but it had one very small window. Danae was very sad, but one day a bright shower of gold came through the small window. A man appeared, he had a thunderbolt in his hand and Danae knew he was ...
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Epic Hero Normal Man
1,002 wordsIn the Clash of the Titans, Perseus, the protagonist, is an epic hero. Perseus is to be married to Andromeda. During their wedding ceremony, her mother, foolishly, says that Andromeda's beauty is greater than Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Furious at this mortal and her people, Aphrodite says, through the head of her statue, that Andromeda is to be sacrificed to the Crakin in thirty days. Because Perseus loves Andromeda, he decides to find a way to kill the prodigious creature that w...
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