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19 Th Century Art And Architecture
5,152 wordsArchitecture, the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures that are culturally significant. Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. Vitruvius, a 1 st-century BC Roman, wrote encyclopedically about architecture, and the English poet Sir Henry Wotton was quoting him in his charmingly phrased dictum: "Well building hath three conditions: Commodities, Firmenes, and Delight. " More prosaically, one wo...
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3 Rd Century Magical Powers
1,783 wordsIn this essay, I will discuss the history, origins, and other aspects of Futhark, the runic alphabet. I will focus on information and theories based on Scandinavian script, and use the Stentoften stone as an example of these ancient inscriptions. The Latin alphabet was introduced into Scandinavia about the year 1000. Before that the only method of recording was the runic script. These mysterious symbols, incised on stone, were believed to have been created by Odin (Chat, 1987, p. 148). Runes are...
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3 Rd Century Century Bc
1,125 wordsBuddhism is a religion and philosophy founded by Siddhartha Gautama in northeast India during the period from the late 6 th century to the early 4 th century BC. Spreading from India to Central and Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan, Buddhism has played an influential role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of much of the Eastern world. The Buddha, which means the " Enlightened One, " died in northeastern India between 500 and 350 BC. According to tradition, his family na...
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3 Rd Century 2 000 Years
4,266 wordsGREEK Greek Literature Greek Literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato. A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspi...
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3 Rd Century Roman Emperor
711 wordsConstantine the Great (about AD 274 - 337), Roman emperor (306 - 37), the first Roman ruler to be converted to Christianity. He was the founder of Constantinople (present-day Istanbul), which remained the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire until 1453. Constantine the Great was born Flavius Valerius Constantius at Nis, in what is now Serbia, son of the commander Constantius Chorus (later Constantius I) and Helena (later Saint Helena), a camp follower. Constantius became co-emperor in...
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3 Rd Century Neo Confucianism
2,581 wordsAs used originally by the ancient Greeks, the term philosophy meant the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake. The term philosophy is often used popularly to mean a set of basic values and attitudes toward life, nature, and society-thus the phrase philosophy of life. Western philosophy is considered generally to have begun in ancient Greece as speculation about the underlying nature of the physical world. In its earliest form it was indistinguishable from natural science. The writings of the ear...
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3 Rd Century Roman Empire
1,011 wordsThe last phase of the Western Roman Empire, the period of transition between Romania and the rise of a new medieval world, is marked by successive incursions of Barbarians from the north. In particular, there were the Goths (Visigoths and Ostrogoths), Alans, Suebi, Vandals, Huns, and the Franks. Dominating present-day northern France, Belgium, and western Germany, one of these groups, the Franks, established the most powerful Christian kingdom of early medieval western Europe. The origins of the...
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